Five things you need to know today, Sept. 20

September 21, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Sept. 20. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. With the current Farm Bill set to expire Sept. 30, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of Midland said Wednesday that he had been working overtime to get senators to accept the House’s more stringent requirements for food stamp recipients.

2. Statistics recently released from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows Odessa had one of the largest increases in real Gross Domestic Product by metropolitan area in 2017.

3. The Texas Supreme Court gave the public an opportunity to witness the legal system in action Wednesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

4. A U.S. Department of Agriculture program is enabling Ector County Independent School District students have a free lunch at four elementary campuses.

5. IN SPORTS: Senior Odessa High receivers Julian Galindo and Tyrone Caufield have been through plenty of battles together:

6. BONUS: IN SPORTS: Despite losing star middle blocker Carly Evetts during the third set to an ankle injury, the Odessa College Lady Wranglers volleyball team persevered and swept the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen, 25-15, 25-18, 25-22, Wednesday night in a WJCAC volleyball match at the OC Sports Center.

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