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Odessa Residents Defeat Major Tax Hike

Odessa Residents Defeat Major Tax Hike

Although initially proposing a major property tax hike, Ector County Hospital Board decided to withdraw from their proposal after almost 50 residents attended a public hearing to express their opposition to the tax hike. The board, instead, passed a tax rate slightly lower than the effective rate.

Ector County Welcomes New Judge to the Bench

Ector County Welcomes New Judge to the Bench

Ron Eckert has been appointed by the Ector County Commissioners Court to fill the judge position vacated by Susan Redford. There were three candidates who brought different values and experiences to the table, however, commissioners felt that Eckert was the best fit for the position and a unanimous vote was cast in his favor.