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Posted on: October 22, 2021

All Utility Bill Payments Methods Will be Unavailable From 10/26 to 11/2

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The Odessa Billing and Collection department will be temporarily closed from October 26th through November 2nd for system updates and will be unavailable to take utility payments.

System Update

The Odessa Billing and Collection department will be temporarily closed from October 26th through November 2nd for system updates. Customers will be unable to speak to representatives in person, by phone or pay their utility bills during this...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Permian Basin MPO Inter-regional Corridor Study Survey

The Permian Basin MPO is asking the public to complete a survey about a potential inter-regional corridor.

The Permian Basin MPO is conducting a study for a potential inter-regional corridor to provide freight and vehicular connectivity in and around the urbanized Midland-Odessa area and is seeking your input!

Public Town Hall meetings were held September 20-21...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Incident at 93rd and Rainbow Water Tower UPDATED

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow.

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow. Yukon pumps are working and the system should have water. Please contact the City if you continue to have water press...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

October Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with October’s sales tax revenue total of $3,487,400.97 which reflects a $378,564.04, or 12.18% as compared to October 2020.

The City of Odessa received its October sales tax check, in the amount of, $4,359,251.21. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $3,487,400.97 and the Odessa Development Corporation wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities Event

The event will include resources by community organizations, fun activities including a DJ, hot dogs, police and fire vehicle displays, and a jumper.

The Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities event is scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

It will be held at Sherwood Community Center’s parking lot and inside,...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

No Cost COVID-19 PCR Tests

The City of Odessa Incident Command and Curative will offer free COVID-19 tests.

The City of Odessa Incident Command is partnering with Curative to offer COVID-19 PCR Tests. Testing begins Monday, Sept. 27 at McKinney Park, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Entrance will be on W. Pool Rd, west of S. Sam Houston. Insurance information will be requ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of Odessa to Give Hospitals COVID-19 Funds From American Rescue Plan Act

Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center will each receive American Rescue Plan Act funds from the city of Odessa to continue its fight against COVID-19 within the community.

City of Odessa to Give Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Funds from American Rescue Plan Act City council votes unanimously to give MCH $3 million, ORMC $1 Million

ODESSA, TEXAS – Medical Center Hospital and Odessa R...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

September Sales Tax Check

The City of Odessa received its September sales tax check, in the amount of $4,494,988.50.

The City of Odessa received its September sales tax check, in the amount of $4,494,988.50. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $3,595,990.80 and the Odessa Development Corporation w...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

University Construction Nearing Completion

University Blvd construction is approaching completion. The final paving will start soon.

The University Boulevard Improvements Project is wrapping up.  Final paving of the roadway will be happening in the coming days.  Be prepared for changing traffic patterns.  Also be aware there will be large construction vehicle...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Odessa Fire Rescue Earns National Recognition

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The American Heart Association presents Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementation of quality care for severe heart attack patients.

Odessa Fire Rescue earns national recognition for efforts to improve STEMI treatment in Texas

The American Heart Association presents Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Achievement Award for implementation of quality care for severe heart attack patients

ODESSA, TE...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Regeneron Infusion Center to Open in Odessa

Medical Center Hospital is partnering with the City of Odessa, Ector County, and the State of Texas through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide a Regeneron Infusion Center in Odessa on the MCH campus.

Regeneron Infusion Center to Open in Odessa on Medical Center Hospital Campus Monoclonal antibody therapy to be available to COVID-19 patients upon referral.

ODESSA, TEXAS – Medical Center Hospital is partnering with the City of Odessa, Ector Cou...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

August Sales Tax Check

The City of Odessa received its August sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,400,948.10.

The City of Odessa received its August sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,400,948.10. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $4,320,758.48 and the Odessa Development Corporation wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

CO Issuance Petition Results

The Ector County Elections Administrator has completed the verification process for the CO issuance petition.

The Ector County Elections Administrator has completed the verification process for the petition turned in on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, relating to the C.O issuance.

The results are as follows:

Total number of certified signatures: 2,155

Ector County Numbers: ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Statment Regarding City/UTPB Park Agreement

Statement regarding the lease agreement between the City and UTPB.

For 25 years, the City of Odessa and the University of Texas Permian Basin have been in a lease agreement. This agreement has served our city well and provided many recreation activities for both adults and children. 

However, with the current UTP...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

CDBG-CV Cares Act Funds Available

Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus CARES funds. This money is specifically for mortgage, rent and utility assistance. There are eligibility requirements, which you can find on the flyer.

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Statement Regarding Lawsuit

The City of Odessa remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights.

The City of Odessa remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights. In furtherance of that commitment, the City has retained outside counsel to defend its actions and represent its interests in this lawsuit. These Permian Basin attorneys have v...

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