Five things you need to know today, Jan. 30

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. A small group of Odessa High School students will be heading to New York City to participate in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

2. The food delivery app Waitr is expanding its services to Odessa and Midland this week, allowing residents to order food for delivery from several local restaurants across town.

3. Police are searching for two men who are wanted after they reportedly committed mail fraud to 77 people. 

4. Now as a 36-year-old restaurateur, Steve Lin has set the grand opening for the Fun Noodle Bar, which will make all homemade noodles to order, at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 2738 Grandview Ave.

5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers boys basketball team took control of their own destiny Tuesday, completing a season sweep of crosstown rival Odessa High and moving into a four-way tie in the District 2-6A boys basketball race.