Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, April 11. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. City and county officials will form a committee to study ways to cooperate on building a new courthouse and estimate costs of downtown development to make way for such a project, which could be a shared facility.

2. A man and woman were charged by police during a traffic stop over the weekend after they were found with crack cocaine, a three-year-old child without a safety seat or seat belt securing him.

3. More buy-in from teachers and the community and building up trust are important ingredients for helping a new Ector County Independent School District bond to pass, members of a new bond advisory committee said.

4. University of Texas of the Permian Basin Associate Professor of Biology Doug Spence is a lifelong history buff. This prompted him to pen a biography of Andrew Jackson Donelson, nephew of President Andrew Jackson, called “Andrew Jackson Donelson: Jacksonian and Unionist,” a book that was some 30 years in the making.

5. IN SPORTS: After winning five of their first six, the Midland RockHounds appear to the pursuit of a fifth consecutive Texas League championship well under way.