Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Feb. 26. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. Leaders in the oilfield water industry at the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference last week at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena touted advances in treatment of brackish water and other alternatives to fresh water that help decrease competition with water used for drinking and irrigation. This included recycling and reusing the dirty “produced water” that emerges from an oil well.

2. Ector County Commissioners will meet during their regularly scheduled meeting today to consider approving a proposed paving of unpaved streets in Precinct 4.

3. Two weeks into his new post as principal of Ector Middle School, Charles Quintela is building relationships and trust with students and staff. And he’s optimistic that the campus will come off of the improvement required list under state accountability standards.

4. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have special parent meetings throughout the week to discuss public school system accountability.

5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College rodeo team competes under the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s banner, which allows five years of collegiate competition while athletes get a degree to fall back on when their days of roping cattle and riding horses are over.