Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, June 21. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials are expected to request a renewal of their contract with the city next week after public payments to the organization ended in May.
2. James Matthews is on bike ride across the United States with not much more than a tent and a CamelBak to help raise awareness for addiction and mental health. Matthews began his trip in West Palm Beach on May 27 and plans to arrive at Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by July 9.
3. A regular action item — annual officer appointments — turned into an item of contention recently as the Ector County Hospital District board of directors voted for a board president.
4. Officers arrested a man Monday morning after he crashed into a parked vehicle and residence during a high-speed pursuit with police.
5. IN SPORTS: A day after putting himself at the top of the leaderboard, Jesse Florkowski continued his hot play during the quarterfinals of match play at the North American One-Armed Golfer Association’s national championship Wednesday on the Links Course at the Odessa County Club.