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ODC Attempts to “Backdate” Nacero Contract

While the groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed multi-billion-dollar Nacero natural gas to gasoline project continues to be delayed, the recently posted agenda for the Thursday Odessa Development Corporation (ODC) meeting shows Nacero asking for its first two-million-dollar grant payment from Odessa taxpayers. Listed as agenda item number five is an item to award Nacero its […]

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District Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against ECUD Directors Election

Story update 10/24/22: After a hearing held late Friday afternoon, Judge John Shrode has allowed the ECUD board of directors election to continue. Early voting for the two offices begins today. State District Judge John Shrode issues a temporary restraining order against the Ector County Utility District, canceling the election for two directors positions, and […]

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Oil and Gas Workers Association President Under Fire for Sexist Comments and Organizational Allegations

The president and founder of a non-profit energy industry lobby organization based in Odessa is coming under fire for inappropriate remarks made regarding a top Republican Party official in West Texas. Now, those remarks are leading to other allegations regarding the structure of the organization, and the president’s criminal past. The Oil and Gas Workers […]

Posted inEctor County Utility District

ECUD to Hold Special Meeting Saturday on Tax Rate & Threatened Litigation

The Ector County Utility District (ECUD) which supplies water to West Odessa, has announced that the ECUD Board of Directors are hosting a special meeting Saturday, 9/24/22, at noon at the District office located at 1039 N. Moss. First on the agenda is the proposed tax rate for Operations and Maintenance (O&M). The O&M tax […]