Five things you need to know today, Feb. 25

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Saturday, Feb. 25. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. The Sewell Family of Companies has donated $100,000 for an endowed scholarship in the name of University of Texas of the Permian Basin President David Watts and his wife, Denise, who is director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.

2. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of using his cell phone to take snapshots up a 14-year-old girl’s skirt from behind at a Dollar General store.

3. An Odessa man was arrested this week on suspicion of choking his wife with his knee during an argument.

4. The former principal of George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, Tina Lopez, has been reassigned to the Ector County Independent School District curriculum and instruction department to work on changing the focus of two elementary magnet schools.

5. IN SPORTS: Four of the top-five ranked bull riders in the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association are from Odessa College coming into Friday night’s second performance of the 33rd annual Odessa College Wrangler Rodeo.