Five things you need to know today, Oct. 3

October 4, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. Odessans for Education, a political action committee, announced its support Tuesday for Ector County Independent School District’s tax ratification election set for Nov. 6.

2. The Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin gathered community members to spread a message of solidarity at the Domestic Violence Awareness Month kick-off event Tuesday.

3. Pink the Basin had its annual benefit luncheon Tuesday, raising money for breast cancer awareness and prevention, and also featured Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, who told his own cancer survival story.

4. A settlement agreement between a group of Medical Center Hospital retirees and the Ector County Hospital District board of directors and the health system has been resolved.

5. A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a weekend fatal hit and run after he turned himself in. Also Tuesday, Texas Department of Public Safety identified three people who died and two who were injured Sunday in a fatal four-vehicle wreck in West Odessa.

6. BONUS: IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers football team may not have a game to prepare for this week, but there’s still plenty of work to do before the District 2-6A opener. It was a much-needed break after the Bronchos defeated Harlingen South 44-17 on a marathon weekend that dealt with everything from rain, humid conditions and nearly 1,200 miles round trip on a bus.

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