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Five things you need to know today, Feb. 5

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Feb. 5. 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 Friday, February 5, 2016 8:30 am.

Crawford mailer criticizes Landgraf

The latest shot in the House District 81 race is a mailer sent out by challenger Josh Crawford about a failed bill pertaining to reporting political contributions that paints incumbent State Rep. Brooks Landgraf as someone who “refused to protect our Christian rights.”

Posted in Elections on Friday, February 5, 2016 6:30 am. | Tags: Brooks Landgraf , Josh Crawford , Campaign Finance Report , Texas Ethics Commission , Greg Abbott , Mailer

Mom charged after son dies

An affidavit indicates a 9-year-old Odessa boy died at a Lubbock hospital with an abdomen so swollen that the circumference of it was equal to his height.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 5, 2016 6:27 am. | Tags: Michelle Nicole Levario , Odessa Police Department , Texas Department Of Family And Protective Services , Ector County Detention Center , Care For A Congenital Megacolon Disease , Marleigh Meisner

Former UTPB student earns medical award

A former University of Texas of the Permian Basin student will receive an award for first-year medical students today at a Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions conference in San Antonio.

Posted in Utpb on Friday, February 5, 2016 6:00 am. | Tags: Alex Wetzig , University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin , Mcgovern Medical School In Houston , Dan Wetzig , Orthopedic Surgery

OFR responds to mobile home fire

No injuries were reported Thursday when a candle was reportedly left burning inside the bedroom of a mobile home.

Posted in Fire and rescue on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:45 am. | Tags: Bobby White , Ofr , Odessa Fire And Rescue , Mobile Home Fire

'The Fantasticks' opens tonight at Playhouse

Amy Rydell has performed numerous times on stage, but she’s never gotten the chance to sit in the director’s chair.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:00 am. | Tags: Ticket , Entertainment , Permian Playhouse , The Fantasticks , Fantasticks , Play , Weekend

What's Going On

What's Going on is a listing of events at various venues in Odessa, Midland and the surrounding area. To submit entries for What's Going On, email oalife@oaoa.com.

Posted in What s going on on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:00 am. | Tags: Play , Concert , Show , Permian Playhouse , Entertainment , Ticket , Symphony , Tickets , Wagner Noel , Series , Comedy , Comic Con , Comedian , Dance , Dancing , Club , Bar , Ballroom , Marfa , Graham Central Station , Rodeo , Ellen Noel Art Musem

Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show coming to Coliseum

The Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 5, 2016 4:30 am. | Tags: Recreational Vehicle , Ector County Coliseum , Midessa Boat, Rv, Sport And Gun Show

Casino night set for Saturday

The Knights of Columbus are having a casino night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday to benefit the St. Mary’s Central Catholic School.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 5, 2016 4:30 am. | Tags: Knights Of Columbus , British Films , St. Mary S Wellness Center

GOOD NEWS: Names in the News

HONORS

Posted in Good news on Friday, February 5, 2016 3:00 am. | Tags: Sul Ross State University , Chad Christian Carr , The Sage Magazine , Giovanni Rothman , School Board , Baylor University , Arturo Madrid , Breann Sturges , Ryan Nicholas Carr , Stephen Coffey , Damien Lopez Sr. , Texas Chiropractic Association , James Davis , Susan Spring , Jeannette Sanchez , Luke Humphries , Ben Quiroz , Damien Espinoza , Stephen Slater , Alejandra Ruiz Jr. , Parker University , Victor Chinikidiadi , Katie Reeves , Joanna Franco , Shelby Stegent Sr. , Carly Montero Sr. , Odessa Sanchez

3rd suspect arrested in car theft, burglary case

Odessa police arrested a 16-year-old boy as a third suspect in connection with a car theft and burglary case.

Posted in News, Crime justice on Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:30 pm. | Tags: Car Theft , Burglary , Manuel Canales , Andrew Diaz

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes snap losing skid against Wildcats with 3-2 victory

Posted in Franchise, Jackalopes on Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:13 pm.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Permian ready for remaining schedule, Odessa High to play final home game

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Odessahigh, Permian, Basketball, Boys, Odessa high, Permian on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:59 pm.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falters against St. Edward's

The UTPB men’s basketball team held a double-digit lead at halftime, but St. Edward’s sparked a second-half rally.

Posted in Utpb on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:48 pm.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Permian, Odessa High meet with playoff implications at stake

The storyline for tonight’s game between the Permian and Odessa High girls basketball teams is clear.

Posted in Girls, Odessahigh, Permian, Girls, Odessa high, Permian on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:52 pm.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: South Plains overcomes shooting performance, defeats Odessa College

Neither South Plains College or Odessa College women’s basketball team had a quality performance from the field.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:46 pm.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: South Plains uses bench for victory over Odessa College

The South Plains College men’s basketball team used its bench performance to defeat Odessa College.

Posted in College, Odessa college on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:37 pm.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: St. Edward's trades quarters to beat UTPB

The St. Edward’s and UTPB women’s basketball teams traded quarters, but the Hilltoppers came away with the single-digit victory.

Posted in College, Utpb on Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:32 pm.

POLICE BLOTTER: Feb. 4, 2016

The following is a list of felony criminal activities reported to the police. Numbered address of location where crime occurred are rounded to the nearest hundred block.

Posted in Blotter on Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:00 pm.

Odessa recruits go through police academy

Most people would find a career change much too daunting to consider. But not JoAnn Alvarez.

Posted in Law enforcement on Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:15 pm. | Tags: Opd , Odessa Police , Recruits , Academy

"The Fantastics" at the Permian Playhouse

Posted in Gallery on Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:00 pm. | Tags: Permian Playhouse , Fantastics , Odessa , Texas

Trial date scheduled for April Collins

Former Permian High School trainer April Collins has a scheduled trial date, and former PHS swim coach Kathryn Maples will have a hearing regarding a motion asking a district judge to dismiss her case.

Posted in News, Crime justice, Courts, Local on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:54 pm. | Tags: April Collins , Kathryn Maples , Ector County , Permian High School , Ector County Courthouse , 244th District Court , James Rush , Bobby Bland

'An Evening with the Stars' to launch Black History Month

Highlighting the “young stars” of Odessa, the annual “An Evening with the Stars” event that kicks off Black History Month in Odessa is scheduled Saturday.

Posted in Lifestyle on Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:53 pm. | Tags: Jo Ann Davenport Littleton , Black Cultural Council Of Odessa , Brandon Bailey , Damon Bars , Rhianna Jones , Gaven Norris , Anthony Thomas , Shekira Dennis , Black History Month , An Evening With The Stars

ECISD schedules Magnet Fair

Ector County Independent School District’s Magnet Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Barn G of the Ector County Coliseum.

Posted in News, Education, Ecisd on Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:01 pm. | Tags: Gale Pond Alamo , Cameron , Reagan , Blackshear , Mike Adkins , Ector County Coliseum , Stephen R. Covey , Barn G , Zavala , Travis , Ector County Independent School District , Sean Covey

DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 4

  • Crude Oil: 31.72   (-.56).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   (31.3750).
  • Natural Gas: 1.972   (-.066).
  • Gasoline: 1.0284   (+.0147).
  • Spreads: Mar/Apr   (-1.66)    Apr/May   (-1.57).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 28.25    (-.50).

Posted in Inthepipeline, Oil price, Oil news on Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:45 pm. | Tags: West Texas Intermediate , Petroleum , Oil Prices

UPDATE: Police find jeans with blood, feces in case of boy's death

UPDATE: New information has become available in the case of Michelle Levario, charged with one count of injury to a child by omission and six counts of endangering a child after her 9-year-old son died of complications from congenital megacolon disease.

Posted in Law enforcement on Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:19 pm.

UPDATE: Third teenager arrested in car theft case

Update: Odessa police have arrested a 16-year-old and charged him with two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony, in connection with a number of reports of stolen and burglarized vehicles.

Posted in Law enforcement on Thursday, February 4, 2016 1:15 pm. | Tags: Andres Manuel Canales , Andrew Diaz , Ector County Detention Center , Odessa Police Department

Five things you need to know today, Feb. 4

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Feb. 4. 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 Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:05 am.

Man arrested after aggravated robbery

Police arrested an Odessa man this week on a warrant accusing him of dragging a 7-Eleven store clerk several hundred feet while driving reverse in his getaway car following a store theft last year.

Posted in Law enforcement on Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:52 am. | Tags: Ector County Detention Center , Alvaro Covarrubias Jr. , Odessa Police

Jackalopes to honor veterans

The Odessa Jackalopes will be wearing helmets today through Saturday in honor of 22 Permian Basin Honor Flight Veterans as part of Military Appreciation Weekend.

Posted in Local on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:30 am.

Church screening family movie for free

Faith Tabernacle Church is having a free moving screening of the family movie “Faith Like Potatoes.”

Posted in Religion on Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:15 am. | Tags: Faith Tabernacle Church , Faith Like Potatoes , Movie

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cornerback Smith commits to Texas Tech to lead Permian’s signees

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Permian, Football, Permian, College, Utpb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:05 pm.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB Falcons' dream taking shape after 2016 national signing day

Justin Carrigan was still selling a dream.

Posted in Boys, Permian, Football, Andrews, Monahans, Permian, Utpb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:03 pm.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Odessa High standout McClure inks with Tarleton State

Brian McClure has never been a man of many words.

Posted in Boys, Odessahigh, Football, Odessa high, College on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:58 pm.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Permian quartet moves to Saturdays with UTPB

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Permian, Football, Permian, College, Utpb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:57 pm.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Permian Basin college football signees

The Permian Basin's 2016 national signing day signees:

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Odessahigh, Permian, Football, Andrews, Crane, Monahans, Odessa high, Permian, College on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:30 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Phillips hops on Greyhound express, signs with Eastern New Mexico

Crane senior James Phillips signed to play football with Eastern New Mexico, the school announced Wednesdsay.

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Football, Crane, College on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:20 pm.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Rodriguez set to continue golf career at Schreiner University

Reygan Rodriguez will continue her golfing career at Schreiner University.

Posted in Oavarsity, Girls, Odessahigh, Golf, Girls, Odessa high, College on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:18 pm.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Cameron rolls to doubleheader win over UTPB

LAWTON, OKLA. The UTPB softball team dropped its season-opening doubleheader to Cameron University, losing 11-3 and 12-0 Wednesday at Cameron University.

Posted in College, Utpb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:16 pm.

POLICE BLOTTER: Feb. 3, 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 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:00 pm.

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