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Mark Sterkel

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    Odessa American
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Courtney Sacco

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7716
  • Courtney Sacco is a photojournalist at the OA. Follow him @OASaccoPhoto.

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7716
  • Edyta Blaszczyk is a photojournalist for the OA. Follow her @OAPhotoEdyta.

Five things you need to know today, June 1

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Home school children Thursday afternoon swim in the pool at the Nick Williams Aquatic Center at the YMCA.

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, June 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

1. Among those killed in a car wreck on Saturday was a 3-year-old child and her mother. Find out more about the deadly Ward County crash. 

2. ICYMIL According to the study, the hotel alone, as it is designed, would cost about $42,073,743; a price the city says would be absorbed by the private entity that builds the hotel.

3. It's fun to camp at the Y-M-C-A. The full look at how to keep your kids busy this summer. 

4. An Ector County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on charges of evading arrest, DWI and reckless driving has bonded out of jail.

5. IN SPORTSThe Fort Stockton baseball team’s postseason run came to a close Saturday after the Panthers suffered a 6-1 Game 2 loss to Venus, clinching the regional semifinal series for the Bulldogs and sending Fort Stockton home.

Find your voice at summer music camp

The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale is gearing up for its third annual summer music camp for children entering third- through seventh-grades. Classes are taught by Emily Baker, a former ECISD music teacher and the current Voices of the Permian Basin Youth Choir director.

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New York City man to be arraigned on conspiracy charges in Midland

A New York City man indicted on federal drug charges in 2008 will be arraigned in Midland’s federal courthouse today almost eight years after originally being charged with conspiracy charges.

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Send sons to football camp this summer

The 2015 UTPB Falcon football camps are coming up this month.

  • icon Posted: June 01


Cost of proposed hotel alone estimated at $42 million

The completed 90-day study from Gatehouse Capital gives a better understanding of what the proposed downtown hotel and convention center could look like, including the number of rooms, possible cost, and timetable of completion should the Odessa City Council approve the plan.

  • icon Posted: May 31


YMCA summer camps set to begin

As summer starts to bloom, the YMCA of Odessa is expected to play host to several outdoor and indoor activities via its summer camp program.


Fort Worth man killed in rollover

A 30-year-old Fort Worth man was killed in a rollover accident Saturday, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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UAB president: University bringing football back in 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive.

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Ruth Campbell

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7765
  • Ruth Campbell keeps tabs on public education from K-12 to UTPB for the OA. Follow her @OAeducation.

Laura Dennis

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7740
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Justin Lee

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7773
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Nathaniel Miller

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7769
  • Nathaniel Miller keeps watch on Odessa and Ector County government. Follow him @OAgovernment.

Corey Paul

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7768
  • Corey Paul covers the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin. Follow him @OAcrude.

Lee Scheide

  • Sports writer
    Odessa American
  • E-mail: lscheide@oaoa.com
  • Phone: 432-333-7703
  • Lee Scheide writes about sports for the Odessa American. Follow him @OALeeSchiede.

Jon Vanderlaan

  • City editor
    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7763
  • Address: 222 E. 4th St., Odessa, Texas
  • Jon Vanderlaan is the city editor of the Odessa American. Follow him @OAvandy.

Joshua Weaver

  • Sports writer
    Odessa American
  • E-mail: jweaver@oaoa.com
  • Phone: 432-333-7791
  • Joshua Weaver covers sports for the Odessa American. Follow him @OAtheWeave.

Lindsay Weaver

  • Online editor
    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7781
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Jared Wilson

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7786
  • Jared Wilson is out at crime scenes and wrecks most often. Follow him @OAJaredWilson.

Adam Zuvanich

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    Odessa American
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  • Phone: 432-333-7649
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