Celebrating the New Year in the Basin

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24)-For many, the new year brings a new beginning and a time to celebrate past accomplishments and look forward to the ones ahead.

Event Coordinator for Downtown Odessa Inc., Alexa Moulakis, says “we’re really excited that we’re able to do programming that people are really really excited about.”

Downtown Odessa is gearing up for their very first New Year’s Eve bash at the Odessa Marriott. According to Moulakis, there will be a “comedy show, there’s going to be a dinner served by the awesome team over at the Marriott, and then a night full of DJ music and dancing and a count down at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast sponsored by Grande Communications.”

She says it’s also important that West Texans stay safe while ringing in the new year.

“Working with the Marriott on this event and they have an extraordinary staff they not only have security but ample staff to make sure that everything is tended to.”

Midland hosting their own event at Opal’s Table starting at 4;30 pm and law enforcement reminding those going out to stay safe.

“It’s not uncommon for us to increase our patrol you know our traffic unit and our patrol we will be looking for any type of violations including drunk drivers or anything. If anybody sees anything they are encouraged to report it,” says Cpl. Steve LeSueur with the Odessa Police Department.

According to ECSO, they will also be increasing their staff by about 8 officers and have DPS and the Reserves on standby for emergencies.

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