Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 29. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. City transportation officials expect crews preparing for the widening of University Boulevard to demolish the final property next month to prepare for actual roadwork beginning this fall.

2. The sun rose over Memorial Day in Odessa on Monday, and with it rose the American flag, during celebrations and memorial services across the city.

3. Odessan Brenna Benham said Memorial Day has grown in significance for her since she joined the military, and has given her greater respect for those who have gone before her fighting for this country.

4. For the second year running, Anika Gundlapalli is heading back to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

5. Nathaniel Pettigrew and his wife Micah Pettigrew both graduated from college with masters degrees at the same time. Micah works at New Tech Odessa and Nathaniel works in the ECISD Alternative center.