• August 23, 2016

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Today in History

On Aug. 23, 1926, legendary silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.

DAILY OIL PRICE: Aug. 23

  • Crude Oil: 48.10   (+.69).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   44.3578.
  • Natural Gas: 2.671   (+0.081).
  • Gasoline: 1.4988   (+0.0146).
  • Spreads: Sept./Oct.   (-0.65)    Oct./Nov.   (-0.64).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 44.50    (+1.00).

Posted in Inthepipeline, Oil price, Oil news on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:00 pm. | Tags: West Texas Intermediate , Petroleum , Oil Prices

Five things you need to know today, Aug. 23

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:30 am.

New Tech lockdown all clear

UPDATE: ECISD reports the lockdown at New Tech Odessa is now all clear, and the school is again operating on its normal schedule. 

Posted in Law enforcement, Ecisd on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:23 am. | Tags: George H.w. Bush New Tech Odessa , Ecisd Police

County to seek jail study

In the next step on the path to possibly adding on to the Ector County Detention Center, commissioners on Monday approved an expansion study with JSA Architects.

Posted in Law enforcement on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:20 am. | Tags: Ector County Sheriff’s Office , Jail Standards , Ector County , Ector County Detention Center , County Clerk , Texas Commission On Jail Standards

UTPB president announces resignation

David Watts, the longest-serving president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin announced he is resigning Monday at the annual faculty convocation. His resignation will be effective Aug. 31, 2017.

Posted in Utpb on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Odessa, Texas , Watts , University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin , Utpb , David Watts , President , University Of Texas , West Texas , Texas , Odessa College , Board Of Regents , Longest-serving President , Search Committee , Tom Crowe , Brooks Landgraf , Gregory Williams , Ector County Independent School District

New start for IR schools

For Wilson & Young Medal of Honor Middle School and San Jacinto Elementary School, the first day of school Monday meant the beginning of a new year without being on improvement required status with the state and a more relaxed atmosphere.

Posted in Ecisd on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Ector Middle School , Bonham Middle School , Whitney Rutledge , Principal Alicia Press , Superintendent , Josh Bryant , Pam Walker , Murry Fly Elementary School , San Jacinto Elementary School , Rangers , Tom Crowe , Erin Bueno , Monica Reyes , Ron Clark Academy , Yolanda Garza Hernandez

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Monahans, Wink maintain rankings in TGCA poll

The Monahans and Wink volleyball teams remained in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll for the second straight week.

Posted in Oavarsity, Girls, Volleyball, Monahans, Wink on Monday, August 22, 2016 10:13 pm.

Banker, philanthropist Clay Wood dies

Clay Wood, the patriarch of one of the biggest banking families in the Permian Basin and a prominent philanthropist who led Western National Bank through a devastating oil bust and built it into a billion dollar institution, died on Friday. He was 92.

Posted in News, Business, Local on Monday, August 22, 2016 7:45 pm. | Tags: Clay Wood , Wnb , Frost , Western National Bank , Obituary , Wood Oil Company

District 1 contested, Mayor to run unopposed

There will be only one contested city race in the November election —  for the District 1 council seat.

Posted in News, Government, City of odessa, Elections on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:34 pm. | Tags: City Of Odessa , City Council , District 1 , Malcolm Hamilton , Jo Ann Davenport Littleton , Amye Mcneil , Mayor , David Turner , Election , November , Ballot , Dewey Bryant

OPD investigates string of robberies

Posted in News, Crime justice, Law enforcement on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:32 pm. | Tags: Opd , Robbery , Aggravated Robbery , Odessa Police Department , Felony , Gunpoint

POLICE BLOTTER: Aug. 23, 2016

The following is a list of felony criminal activities reported to the police. Numbered addresses of locations where crimes occur are rounded to the nearest hundred block:

Posted in Blotter on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:28 pm. | Tags: Opd , Odessa Police Department , Blotter , Felony , Block

Police arrest man accused of hitting infant

A 26-year-old Odessa man was arrested on a first-degree charge of injury to a child, after Odessa police say he repeatedly hit an infant with a couch pillow Saturday so the baby girl would stop crying.

Posted in Law enforcement on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:37 pm.

OC trustees to consider tax rate

The Odessa College Board of Trustees will consider adoption of a higher tax rate at its meeting set for 6:30 p.m. today in the Joe Zant Jr. Community Room on the second floor of the Saulsbury Campus Center, 201 W. University Blvd.

Posted in News, Education, Odessa college on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:20 pm. | Tags: Odessa , Odessa College , Odessa, Texas , Oc , Flora Hewlett Foundation , Odessa Junior College District , Virginia Chisum , Odessa College Board Of Trustees

UTPB's Watts announces resignation

After 15 years as president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, David Watts has announced Monday that he will resign effective Aug. 31, 2017.

Posted in Utpb on Monday, August 22, 2016 12:06 pm.

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Grandfalls-Royalty has luxury of depth entering season

Since Joe Helms has been atop the Grandfalls-Royalty program, his 2016 squad is the largest he has had entering the Cowboys’ first game.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Grandfalls royalty on Monday, August 22, 2016 10:30 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Balmorhea loaded for another playoff push

Isaiah Mendoza stood aside the field at Bears Stadium, as the sun rose over another Balmorhea football practice during the first week of August.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Balmorhea on Monday, August 22, 2016 10:00 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Inexperienced Fort Davis building toward the future

In a lot of ways, the Indians are rebuilding from scratch this season.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Fort davis on Monday, August 22, 2016 9:30 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Near miss of postseason motivates Marfa

Last season, the Marfa Shorthorns barely missed the playoffs.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Marfa on Monday, August 22, 2016 9:00 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: New head coach Jeff Shelton leads Rankin into new campaign

Twenty one days before the Rankin’s first football practice, Jeff Shelton was named head coach of the Red Devils.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Rankin on Monday, August 22, 2016 8:30 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: After semifinal run, Buena Vista looking forward to new season

Ethen Evans is just enjoying the ride.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Buena vista on Monday, August 22, 2016 8:00 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Wink makes changes to fit personnel

Consider it a good problem to have.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Wink on Monday, August 22, 2016 7:30 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Van Horn looks to seniors as numbers dwindle

Van Horn head coach Brian Gibson knew this was coming.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football on Monday, August 22, 2016 7:00 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Iraan looking for deep playoff run after quarterfinal loss last year

Iraan head coach Mark Kirchhoff walked up to his team on the first day of practice and told them that this is the healthiest it will be this season.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Iraan on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:30 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: McCamey poised to rebound after missing playoffs

For the McCamey football team in 2016, success begins with stability.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Mccamey on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:00 am. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

Airsho set to fly high

The F-14 Tomcat supersonic, twin-engine strike fighter will be among the many sights the 26th annual High Sky Wing Commemorative Air Force Airsho in Midland will offer patrons next weekend.

Posted in Ticket, Local on Monday, August 22, 2016 6:00 am. | Tags: Grumman F-14 Tomcat , Pearl Harbor , Gulf Of Sidra , Bill Coombes , F-14 Tomcat , Caf , Commemorative Air Force , Airsho , Air Show , Midland International Airport

STONE: Include your children in meal planning

Children rely on positive role models to help shape their decisions and future behaviors. One of the most important responsibilities we, as adults, have is guiding our children in making smart dietary choices.

Posted in Levi stone on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Levi Stone

CENTERS' PIECE: Is shaming children emotionally abusive?

Shame is a painful emotion and embarrassment that is caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish. Is shaming a form of discipline and can it be emotionally abusive?

Posted in Centers piece on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Centers For Children And Families , Florence Pride, Lpc

Carlsbad Caverns to offer free park admission

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary Thursday.

Posted in Lifestyle on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:15 am. | Tags: National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary , National Park Service , Carlsbad Caverns

National Cowboy Symposium coming to Lubbock in September

The 28th annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration has been scheduled Sept. 9 through Sept. 11 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (Sixth St.), Lubbock.

Posted in Entertainment on Monday, August 22, 2016 5:00 am. | Tags: Lubbock Texas , Western United States , National Cowboy Symposium

HEALTH BRIEFS: Week of Aug. 22

To submit a health brief, email submissions to oalife@oaoa.com. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for the following Monday’s edition.

Posted in Health briefs on Monday, August 22, 2016 4:30 am. | Tags: Health

GOOD NEWS: Mixing a little dirt with ice

And what do you get? The Hale Boop Comet, discovered by Alan Hale and Thomas Boop. Didn’t this already happen?

Posted in Good news on Monday, August 22, 2016 3:00 am. | Tags: Thomas Boop , Haley Library , Arizona Desert , Jeffery S. Caldwell , Blakemore Planetarium , Midland , Thomas Rodman , Alan Hale , Odessa , Arizona , Photographer

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Starting spots up for grabs with Alpine in transition

Due to graduation, the Alpine football team lost 15 starters on offense and defense.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Alpine on Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:00 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: First-year coach Jacob Bible tries to bring sting back to Kermit

The Kermit Yellow Jackets didn’t have the season it was hoping for a year ago.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Kermit on Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:45 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Crane sets sights on postseason return in Byrd's second season

Kirk Byrd is finding an easier transition in his second year at the helm of the Crane football team.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Crane on Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:30 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: District move puts Seminole with familiar foes

A depleted Seminole Indians squad went winless through last year’s district schedule.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Seminole on Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:15 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Fort Stockton has new coach, new energy

Mike Peters said not much has changed in West Texas.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Fort stockton on Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:00 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Playoff expectations are high in Pecos

Two years ago, Bubba Henson saw plenty of playing time as a freshman quarterback for the Pecos football team.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Pecos on Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:45 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Greenwood seniors ready to make a run

On Aug. 1, the first official day of fall practice, Shad Hanna — Greenwood head football coach — believes his team is primed for another quality season.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Greenwood on Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:30 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Consistent Monahans has another strong season in store

Every year Mickey Owens has been at the helm of the Monahans Loboes, they’ve made the playoffs.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Monahans on Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:15 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

2016 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: High-flying Andrews will try to find more balance this season

Last season, the Andrews Mustangs featured one of West Texas’ most polished passing attacks with a quarterback and receiving corps that knew each other’s tendencies almost as well as they knew their own.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, High school, Football, Andrews on Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:00 pm. | Tags: 2016 Football Preview

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