Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, May 30. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
1. A week after stating they would like to see county employee salary increases, Ector County Commissioners received recommendations from County Attorney Dusty Gallivan to raise the salaries of county employees and officials that would cost the county around $2.6 million to implement.
2. The Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center will be opening a new outdoor therapy center Friday, offering its patients opportunities to acclimate to real-life daily situations.
3. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.
4. Police charged a man last week after he reportedly had been sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for the last 10 years.
5. Local police officers patrolling for underage drinking parties visited nearly 30 parties from Thursday through Saturday, as teenagers celebrated their graduation during the holiday weekend.