Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, March 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. District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales faces questions about his involvement in the abrupt removal of Hispanic Chamber leaders as they were about to propose reforms that would have included doing away with Chavez’ paid position.

2. Odessans were suiting up in firefighter gear Tuesday night at the drill field at the south end of Dixie Boulevard; but they’re not firefighters, they’re the newest class of the Citizens Fire Academy.

3. Community members asked to become members of an Ector County Independent School District bond advisory committee will have their first meeting next month.

4. Deputies charged a man Tuesday after he reportedly inappropriately touched his 16-year-old niece.

5. IN SPORTS: UTPB scored five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-3 victory against the University of the Southwest in nonconference baseball Wednesday.