West Odessa Residents Say Premiere Ballroom is Disturbing Their Peace 12/30/13
CBS 7 News
Some residents in West Odessa say they aren't getting the peace and quiet they used cherish.
Max dean says he's lived on this block since 1976. For the past few years, he's been having trouble with noise at Premiere Ballroom on University and says without alcohol, the noise may go down.
"Because we want to live at home without being bothered. I would like to live in my own home without getting disturbed," says Dean.
He and other residents we spoke to in the area say the sounds coming from the ballroom can be heard over their TV sets and usually goes late into the night. One woman says sometimes her windows rattle all night.
The Ector County Sheriff's Office confirms they've gone out to numerous complaints to check on the volume.
Sgt. Gary Deusler says a sound meter is used to detect if the noise is too loud. Due to staff out of the office, we were unable to see if any tickets were issued.
Premiere ballroom owner Dalma Hernandez didn't want to speak on camera but says the whole thing is being blown out of proportion.
"I understand it's a business but it's refusing my right to be in my home and not be disturbed," says Dean.
According to Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the ballroom’s liquor license is up for renewal this year and Dean plans on protesting it in court. TABC attorneys say there was not enough for them to automatically not reissue the ballroom's license.
The hearing will be held at the Ector County Courthouse on January 16th at 9am to decide whether or not Premiere Ballroom will have a liquor license.