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Victor Blanco


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Past articles by Victor:

City of Midland combines utility projects to improve MFD

Crews are already working on the new station at Garfield and Golf Course Road. → Read More

NPS, Texas State Health Services close Big Bend National Park

The NPS will notify the public when full operations resume via the park website and social media channels. → Read More

Swarm bees take over 38th St.

Not the bees! A swarm of bees was seen in the 1000 block of 38th, near Dixie and Walnut. Odessa Police have blocked off Dixie to Walnut so no one runs into them while a beekeeper makes their way to the scene. Police are asking everyone to stay inside until the situation is resolved. → Read More

UTPB partnership creates much-needed equipment for hospitals

With engineers, 3D printers, and a team of West Texas pilots, this group is supplying face shields and splitters used for ventilators → Read More

West Texas Food Bank receives $30,000 donation to stock shelves

The Atmos Energy/Robert W. Best Charitable Giving Fund is helping local food banks around the country. → Read More

Visit UTPB completely online with First-Ever Virtual Falcon Day

Falcon Day is going digital! → Read More

ECISD extends school closure through May 1

This decision is in alignment with the Limited Shelter in Place declared by the Mayor of Odessa, and the federal government’s guidance → Read More

City of Midland closes Dennis the Menace Park

The closure is due to the park's popularity among COVID-19 → Read More

OPD adjusting for Coronavirus

OPD will not be sending officers to calls regarding civil matters, ask for accidents to be filed online. → Read More

Fix West Texas moves forward without supplies

The trailer with the Fix West Texas equipment was stolen in Odessa → Read More

"Armed and dangerous" | OPD looking for robbery suspect who fired at witnesses

The suspect fled in a gray Jeep. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police. → Read More

89-year-old Midland woman dies in crash on HWY 191

Texas DPS responded to the accident on Wednesday. → Read More

Attempted robbery ends with two arrested in Big Spring

The suspects are said to have been looking for money and marijuana. → Read More

Robert Duncan funeral services planned for this week

Robert “Robby” Leonard Duncan, 17 was found dead on New Years Eve. → Read More

Missing teen believed to be in West Texas

15-year-old Katherine "Katy" Rosalez has been missing since Jan. 4, police say → Read More

OPD asking for public's help solving Subway robbery

The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. → Read More

Thief makes off with over $10,000 of oilfield equipment

Odessa Police are asking for public's help solving this November crime → Read More

TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect delays as Kermit Highway construction project begins

Paving contractors will be closing one lane at a time across 42nd Street → Read More

That's no UFO! Weather balloon lands in Brewster County

BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas — Look out below! A high-altitude balloon landed in Brewster County Thursday. Sheriff Ronny Dodson and a deputy went to a ranch North of Marathon where they helped recover the crashed balloon. Sheriff Dodson took to Facebook to say the balloon landed without causing injury or damage to anyone on the ground. While the Sheriff's Office has not yet identified the exact model… → Read More

ECISD student charged with Class A Misdemeanor after shooting threat

The 5th grader did not threaten anyone in particular. → Read More