Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, June 12. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. An Ector County jury found 19-year-old Gabe McDonald competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of his parents, a unanimous decision that meant the capital murder case against him would proceed in court on Tuesday.
2. There’s a new judge in town, as County Judge Ron Eckert adjourned his last commissioners’ court meeting in the position after commissioners accepted his resignation and appointed Debi Hays to fill the vacancy Monday.
3. After reportedly driving while intoxicated into the front of a woman’s home and trying to run over the homeowner, a man was arrested by police Sunday and issued multiple felony charges.
4. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet to consider approving modifications to a charter contract with Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity that would take over Ector Middle School this fall.
5. Ector County Independent School District’s Falcon Early College High School will stay open, but what form it and the district’s other early college campuses will take is up for discussion.