If you have not been in the area behind Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse lately, change is a comin. I drove by there once not too long ago and there were no signs up yet. Then again yesterday and now I have my answer. There is a new...


firestation being built behind these two beloved restaurants. I am a fan of firefighter's (my father was a volunteer for many years) so this is absolutely great news and well deserved in my opinion.


In fact, I've seen several new fire stations popping up in the 432 and every time I see one it makes me super happy. As you can see, this one says City of Odessa fire station #6 and once the project is completed it will be super nice.

As a child, I will never forget my father being called out to fires at all hours of the night. I would hear him jump up out of bed, scramble to get his things and out the door he went. I could rarely sleep after that, knowing even at a young age how truly dangerous his job was and lying there just praying he would make it back home safely.

I loved to ask each time what type of fire it was 'this time' and he would tell me all about it, from house fires, to dumpster fires, to having to use the jaws of life. My father and all fire fighters are my heroes.

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