Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. Ector County Judge Ron Eckert will ask the Odessa City Council today to help the county build a new courthouse through methods including a land swap and covering demolition costs with city resources.

2. Dozens of students from Odessa and Permian high schools will be heading to the Texas Business Professionals of America competition next week.

3. Police charged a man Thursday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a girl several times while she was in first through third grade.

4. A man was arrested by police last week after he reportedly sent sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old girl asking to have sex with her.

5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College Wranglers clinched the WJCAC regular-season men’s basketball title and a No. 1 seed in the NJCAA Region V tournament with a 92-70 victory Monday over New Mexico Junior College.