Five things you need to know today, Aug. 1

August 2, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, Aug. 1. 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 Ector County Health Department has been busy for weeks working to vaccinate Ector County students before they go back to school next month. But due to a short-handed staff, it’s led to long lines, limited hours and a lot of frustration.

2. About a quarter of a mile down a gravel road off of South County Road West, past the work yards of trucking companies, pipeline businesses and a lot filled with RVs, hundreds of people waited for the arrival of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

3. An Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputy struck a horse and an oncoming vehicle after the horse ran onto the roadway on Tuesday morning.

4. A man was arrested Monday in Odessa in connection to a fatal shooting at 7-Eleven last month.

5. IN SPORTS: UTPB football head coach Justin Carrigan has plenty of enthusiasm surrounding his program heading into his third season as head coach. He indicated that and more Tuesday with his first comments since last week’s Lone Star Conference Media Days in San Antonio.

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