Five things you need to know today, April 27

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, April 27. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at

1. Mayor David Turner said the Odessa City Council could appoint Michael Marrero as the permanent city manager in as soon as three weeks, praising the interim top administrator’s work since the elected officials sacked his predecessor in September.

2. Those who have given their time to Ector County Independent School District this year were honored at the Volunteers & Partners Awards Celebration on Thursday at the Ector County Coliseum.

3. Three men were indicted this week on capital murder charges, a capital felony, by a grand jury at the Ector County Courthouse.

4. Veronica Dye Johnson is taking her background in painting, art history and liberal arts and translating it to a stint as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar in New York City.

5. IN SPORTS: The Andrews Black and Seminole golf teams qualified for the Class 4A state girls tournament Thursday at the Region I-4A Girls Golf Championships.