Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Feb. 23. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. The Ector County Detention Center passed its yearly inspect by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, which means the jail was found to be in compliance with jail standards for the next year.
2. There were 30 crashes responded to in the area through a 12-hour period Thursday, Texas Department of Public Safety Spokesman Sgt. Oscar Villarreal said in the afternoon.
3. During the last part of January and early February, Ector County saw a large number of cases of flu-like illness, heard reports of deaths from flu east of Odessa and ran short of flu testing kits.
4. West Texans will get a chance to watch The Gala of the Royal Horses at 7 p.m. March 2 and March 3 and 3 p.m. March 4 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena.
5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College Wranglers men’s basketball team bounced back from a rare loss to defeat Clarendon College 75-59 in WJCAC action Thursday at the OC Sports Center, clinching a share of the conference title in the process.