Five things you need to know today, March 23

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, March 23. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. Construction crews are building a new sports-themed restaurant, Bubba’s 33, in the Chimney Rock shopping center off Highway 191 that is expected to open this summer.

2. Odessa police arrested a man on accusations that he carried on a nine-month sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.

3. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) helped unveil the etching of fallen Wink firefighter Coby Slaughter’s name on the Volunteer Firefighter Memorial on the Texas State Capitol grounds on Wednesday.

4. Featuring everything from clothing and lawnmowers to pianos, the Door of Hope Thrift Store at 1611 E. Eighth St. will have a 50-percent-off “Customers’ Appreciation Sale” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

5. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College men’s basketball team meets host Hutchinson College in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I national tournament at 6 p.m. today.