Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, June 22. 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 Odessa City Council will consider paying about $3.3 million for repairs to city buildings, drawing on reserve funds flush after booming sales tax in what city administrators describe as needed mechanical and lighting work that will save millions in maintenance costs over the coming decades.
2. A 19-year-old Odessan died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning north of Andrews after his vehicle collided with a semi-trailer.
3. The University of Texas System Board of Regents Wednesday appointed two new members with extensive experience in business and the oil and gas industry to serve on the University Lands Advisory Board. Kirk Edwards of Odessa, president of Latigo Petroleum, was appointed to a three-year term.
4. A recent study by SmartAsset ranked the most tax-friendly communities in Texas for retirees, and West Odessa was the second-highest on the list.
5. To help keep students on their toes during the summer, Goliad Elementary School has opened its library to local students and families on Wednesdays.