Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, June 8. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. Amid reforms at Odessa Animal Control and an oil bust, officials in charge of stray and unwanted animals touted a hard-won success by the beginning of 2017: The pound had not euthanized an animal fit for adoption for more than two years. But that’s no longer the case, as OAC struggles to avoid crowding.
2. Officers were called Wednesday evening to Springwood Apartments after dispatch advised they could hear people telling someone to put a gun down, a probable cause affidavit stated.
3. Ector County Independent School District is seeing another of its longtime principals retire this year.
4. Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
5. IN SPORTS: Colton Martin, previously at Eden High School, has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Rankin High School.