Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, May 14. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. This year’s show, from Oct. 16 through Oct. 18, is already sold out to 735 exhibitors. Hotel rooms are already scarce. And the theme chosen by the oil show’s board: “We’re back. Faster. Fitter. More Focused.”
2. As Medical Center Health System experienced a turnaround in their executive team with the retirement of a longtime CEO at the beginning of the year, a new team formed to meet a critical deadline for both MCHS and other hospitals in the region.
3. 70th District Court Judge Denn Whalen said the courts are having a problem right now where there aren’t enough attorneys to appoint that meet the specific qualifications for public defenders.
4. Ector County commissioners will look at leasing a new software program that is expected to help the Highways and Streets Department address road rehabilitation and maintenance of existing features during their regularly scheduled meeting today.
5. Burleson Elementary School’s Rising Stars venture was just implemented this year, but it has already garnered the Outstanding Junior Volunteer Program award.