Five things you need to know today, Oct. 12

October 13, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Oct. 12. 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 Texas Permian Basin Petroleum Index is showing continued growth in the Permian Basin since plunging in 2016 and Petroleum Economist Karr Ingham of Amarillo said he expects that trend to continue for several years.

2. The City of Odessa’s sales tax check from the state for October totaled more than $5.9 million, exceeding the city’s year-to-date projections by 81.52 percent, or $2.1 million.

3. Artifacts from Permian Basin sports history went on display as part of the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit today with a ribbon cutting at the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery.

4. An increase of locally produced sand could contribute to an excess supply, affecting mine revenues, whenever drilling activity reduces its pace due to the logistics of bottlenecks in the Permian Basin, an oil and gas analyst at GlobalData said.

5. IN SPORTS: Odessa High head coach Danny Servance, he has embraced having two senior signal callers, Trey Smith and Kameron Gonzales, that have gotten the job done. Permian interim coach Jeff Ellison credited Panthers defensive line coach Eric Jonas with helping Matt Jones develop into a major-college recruit.

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