Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, June 18. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. Public payments to the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce stopped in late May, and the struggling organization missed a deadline to request more funding from the city.
2. Law enforcement from across the area and state were in Odessa this week for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training through Texas State University.
3. Students in Permian High School’s Satin Strings will soon start fundraising for a trip to Scotland and England in July 2019 to participate in the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival.
4. Hoping to engage students in career possibilities beyond the oilfield, Ector County Independent School District, Odessa College and health institutions in Odessa announced a partnership called ACCESS@ECISD.
5. John Carroll and Van Ragsdale, two band directors from Permian High School, will receive the Texas Bandmasters Association 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award at the organization’s convention in July in San Antonio.