Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 15. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. The biggest piece of legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway during his career as a lawmaker will hit the floor of the House of Representatives this week — a farm bill that includes stricter work requirements for the food-stamp program used by more than 42 million Americans.
2. Ector County Commissioners voted 2-1 to accept certain improvements to the Ector County Detention Center and the jail expansion, as well as send some suggested improvements out for bid before accepting them during the Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday.
3. More than 100 middle and high school students, plus guest artists of note, will perform as part of the “Evening of Percussion” set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Odessa High School Performing Arts Center, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave.
4. The top 10 students from each of the high schools will be recognized and a report on STAAR and end-of-course exam results presented to the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees at its 6 p.m. meeting today.
5. Odessa police are investigating an assault that was reported Thursday at Floyd Gwin Park, when police were told a group of juveniles attacked a 15-year-old boy during his lunch break.