Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Jan. 15. 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 debate on the Odessa City Council about a proposal to restructure the board turned to the city’s eastern sprawl, where the most recent oil boom brought a surge in population and a rush of new construction of buildings and homes.
2. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church has completed a $6.2 million expansion project, doubling its seating capacity from 550 to 1,100 and advancing its goal to keep pace with its rapidly growing northeast Odessa parish.
3. Judge Christopher Clark will assume the vacant bench of County Court at Law No. 2 today, a position he said he’s had his eye on since he first began his law career, prosecuting cases in that very courtroom.
4. The West Texas Food Bank, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa College and Midland College are partnering to put on the 17th annual Empty Bowls, benefitting the West Texas Food Bank, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trinity School, 3500 W. Wadley Ave., in Midland.
5. IN SPORTS: Taylor Langdon raced through the finish line in 14.95 seconds on Saturday night to win the rodeo’s week-long barrel racing event, and highlight a sizzling final performance as the 2018 edition of the rodeo drew to a close.