Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 8. 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 Odessa City Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today for the first time since committing to reforms of the way they conduct such meetings in a March settlement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by the Odessa American.

2. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has delivered a letter to Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath expressing his support of the proposed partnership between Ector County Independent School District and Ector Success Academy Network for the operation of Ector Middle School.

3. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in a work study session at 6 p.m. today at the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.

4. A Midland man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southeast Odessa.

5. Odessa police arrested three women during the weekend in connection with separate investigations of child endangerment.