Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Jan. 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. Odessa sales tax revenue from the state increased in January for the 12th consecutive month as the local economy continues to grow.

2. A man charged with continually sexually abusing his stepdaughter from ages 6 to 8 will face a pre-trial hearing Thursday.

3. The Odessa Police Department charged a man Monday after he reportedly grabbed his mother by the face and slammed her against the wall, according to an OPD news release.

4. The mood was noticeably lighter Tuesday night as the Ector County Hospital District board of directors met for the first time with the new president and CEO of Medical Center Health System Rick Napper.

5. The Odessa Police Department is searching for two subjects involved in the stabbing of a family member that occurred this morning in South Odessa, an OPD press release said.