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Ector County, Texas

300 N Grant Ave Rm 111
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 498-4130
Fax: (432) 498-4177
www.co.ector.tx.us

In the southwestern TX panhandle, west of Midland; organized Feb 26, 1887 from Tom Green County. Name Origin: For Gen. Matthew Duncan Ector (1822-79), TX legislator and jurist

Area (sq mi):: 901.68 (land 901.06; water 0.62) Population per square mile: 139.10
Population 2005: 125,339 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 121,123 (White 51.30%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 42.40%; Asian 0.60%; Other 21.00%). Foreign born: 10.60%. Median age: 32.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,031; median household $31,152; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,093-$22,665
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Odessa County seat (92,844)

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    Infirm and without appeals, Little began to pour out confession after confession, Ector County, Texas, District Attorney Bobby Bland told the AP, including the 1994 strangulation death of Denise Christie Brothers in Odessa.
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    Phase I of the James Lake system consists of a 105 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant in Ector County, Texas, and six field compressor stations, 60 miles of 12" trunkline and 20 miles of low pressure gathering lines in Ector and Andrews counties, Texas.
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to the Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, Ector County Energy Center, Ector County, Texas. The company plans to construct a new simple-cycle power generation facility.
    Union Pacific's rail-safety awareness campaign with Operation Lifesaver included a train ride for an ill 6-year-old boy in Ector County, Texas. The ride aimed to increase public awareness of railroad safety.
    While off duty, Officer Jeff Daniels of the Ector County, Texas, Independent School District Police Department went to a local restaurant for dinner with his family.