Lauren Melear

Odessa City Governments Under Fire

Odessa City Governments Under Fire

Odessa City Council is facing major criticism from residents after council members voted to remove Odessa Development Corporation’s Board Chairman Jimmy Breaux in an illegally-held private meeting. While the decision to oust Breaux was made on May 9, the swelling...
Colton Driver: Breaking Boundaries

Colton Driver: Breaking Boundaries

It’s often said that apathy is one of the greatest enemies of democracy. Thankfully, there are people like Colton Driver of Stephenville who lead by example – demonstrating that political activism isn’t as daunting as some may believe, and with perseverance, can be...
Hospital Board Incumbents Get the Boot

Hospital Board Incumbents Get the Boot

After Saturday’s election, there is no question whether or not Odessa residents are tired of the status quo. Voters elected to unseat three Ector County Hospital Board incumbents, while an additional trustee position was uncontested and filled by a write-in candidate....