Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Sept. 10. 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 hike in water rates could be coming to Odessa residents, with officials saying it is to offset the increase in costs for the Colorado River Municipal Water District as well as make up for the City of Midland decreasing the water they take from the district.
2. No foul play is suspected in the death of a 13-year-old Odessa boy who reportedly died Monday at Odessa Regional Medical Center, Sheriff Mark Donaldson said
3. No one from the public spoke Wednesday at the first hearing in regards to the ad valorem tax rate presented to the Ector County Hospital District board of directors last month.
4. #75yearsofOA Every day through October follow along the history of Odessa and the OA. In 1992, the Ector County unemployment rate reached 11.7 percent in June, a figure exceeded in the 1990s only by the 12.4 percent rate in June 1999. On May 2, former mayoral candidate Roy McCandless was tending to his disabled car when he was struck by a car driven by a drunken driver. On Aug. 20, lightning struck a fiberglass tank that contained 12,000 gallons of a methanol mixture, causing a huge fire and repeated explosions at Champion Technologies Inc. On Nov. 3, Sheriff Bob Brookshire was re-elected to a fourth term.
5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers host nondistrict opponent El Paso Americas at 7 p.m. Friday at Ratliff Stadium. Americas had Permian on the ropes last year. However, the Panthers scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns for the 21-14 win.
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