Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, June 6. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. Turnover in the county’s top job next week could bring with it a shift in the county’s strategy for replacing the Ector County Courthouse, with incoming County Judge Debi Hays saying she wants to explore options that incumbent Ron Eckert had rejected outright.
2. Tuesday night at the Ector County Hospital District board of directors’ regular meeting, voting deadlocked during the scheduled appointment of board president during officer elections, leading to tense talk of Facebook posts, of ‘no respect,’ of ‘being treated like idiots’ — ultimately leading to not much except for vented feelings and a delayed appointment.
3. A Fort Worth man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to firing at an Ector County deputy two years ago.
4. The Odessa Police Department is seeking information after a woman reported being robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning in northeast Odessa.
5. The Odessa Police Department’s Police Athletic League summer camp has been expanded to include two sessions this summer to welcome even more campers, in the camp’s 26th summer of bringing local youth together daily for activities, exercises and fun in the sun.