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Five things you need to know today, Sept. 10

September 11, 2018

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, 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. Enrollment across Ector County Independent School District is at record levels this year, rising to 33,185 up from about 32,110 last year and the facilities are feeling the pinch.

2. With a November election looming that holds the fate of the county getting what could be $15 million a year in sales tax there is little information available and a number of elected officials aren’t answering questions about it.

3. The most heavily contested local race for the upcoming November election is for the District 4 City Council seat, being vied for by three Odessans who each say they want to help move the city in a positive direction.

4. Renee and Richard Earls are the recipients of the 2018 Odessa Family of the Year award given by the Samaritan Counseling Center.

5. Ector County Precinct 4 Commissioner candidates have remained cordial as they go head to head with similar views on how to move the precinct forward with different approaches.

6. BONUS. IN SPORTS: The Odessa High Bronchos dominated Buckeye Union (Ariz.) for a 63-7 victory Friday night at Ratliff Stadium on a night where the Bronchos ran for more than 400 yards. The Permian Panthers defeated El Paso Franklin 43-27 at Franklin Stadium.

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