Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. After a rollercoaster day, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity, to operate Ector Middle School starting in time for school next fall.
2. Odessa police arrested a man Friday, charging him with threatening his common-law wife with a gun and a placing the gun to his four-month-old daughter’s temple and threatening to kill her.
3. The roadways turned deadly during the weekend following a number of accidents across Ector County.
4. The Odessa College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. today. One of the items on the agenda is demolition of the baseball field for a new stadium.
5. As Fire Marshal Al Mata readies for retirement after four decades of service to the city, he leaves behind a legacy of service and safety to the citizens of Odessa.