Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, May 21. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. Closures are a recurring problem for the Ector County Health Department, often having to close their clinic several hours early due to the lack of staff, and with the amount of people that come to the Health Department’s clinic; the wait can be quite long for those who do come for care. Director Gino Solla is asking commissioners for more staff.
2. An Odessa firefighter saw new opportunity in the pasture of land he owned just south of JBS Parkway amid a new oil boom that’s brought increasingly scarce housing and rising costs of renting a room. Now, with the city’s blessing, he plans to transform the land he’s owned for four years into workforce housing.
3. A small group of students from George H.W. New Tech Odessa will be exercising their mental muscles in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 23 through May 26.
4. The Ector County Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee will continue its discussion of a possible bond issue at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa cafeteria, 300 E. 29th St.
5. IN SPORTS: The Andrews Lady Mustangs golf team has won an astonishing amount of tournaments this century and are seven-time defending state champions looking to add an eighth title at the state tournament.