When did Long John Slobber get rid of their "fresh" menu? I went there for lunch today, admittedly for the first time in many years, and it was ALL fried. All of it. Wait, I take that back, the cole slaw and cheesecake weren't. I was too irritated and behind schedule to change plans, so I got the biggest meal with the intent to peel off as much breading as possible. I did so, ingesting wheat and cottonseed oil in the process. Thanks to "aversion therapy" ala Sabine when I was MUCH younger, the hushpuppies didn't even get a second look.
Oh, and city of Odessa, I love that you're revamping downtown roads, I really do. But must you block off 3/4 of them and reroute traffic through the south side to do it? Seriously, it's called "staging and phasing" for a reason, and it's not just for Dallas. You don't need to shut down the whole road just to repave half of it at a time.