Five things you need to know today, March 26

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Sunday, March 26. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. The Freemasons at Fellowship Lodge No. 1385 say the City of Odessa’s offer for their property on University in order to widen the road could leave them without enough money to replace what they stand to lose.

2. Anika Gundlapalli took first place at the 38th annual Regional Spelling Bee at Bonham Middle School on Saturday.

3. When Ector County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Dixon is not working in law enforcement he finds time to volunteer at the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department.

4. IN SPORTS: The Odessa College baseball team swept a WJCAC doubleheader Saturday — taking down New Mexico Military Institute 8-7 and 16-5.

5. IN SPORTS: Permian High School graduate and Texas Tech DB Desmon Smith was on the field for the Texas Tech football team’s spring scrimmage Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland.