Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, June 14. 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 third time may be the charm for Ector County, which has once again voted to hold a special election in November to levy a county sales tax outside city limits.
2. Mayor David Turner said he expects city leaders to determine what to do with the Ector Theatre within the next six weeks, as officials search for ways to pare down renovation costs after estimates for the project doubled in the past year.
3. Odessa Police Department officer Cpl. Cory Wester has had his employment terminated, the department announced Wednesday after a finding of unreasonable use of force.
4. West Texas Knockout Out Boxing Club’s Rosendo “Superman” Martinez, 14, and his sister Neveah “Supergirl” Martinez, 13, are currently training for the 2018 Junior Olympics in Charleston, W.Va on June 24-30.
5. IN SPORTS: Ector County Independent School District’s Executive Director of Athletics Todd Vesely is leaving to become head of athletics at Fort Worth ISD.