Five things you need to know today, May 1

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at After a rollercoaster day, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity, to operate Ector Middle School starting in time for school next fall.2. Odessa police arrested a man Friday, charging him with threatening his common-law wife with a gun and a placing the gun to his four-month-old daughter’s temple and threatening to kill her.3. The roadways turned deadly during the weekend following a number of accidents across Ector County.4. The Odessa College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. today. One of the items on the agenda is demolition of the baseball field for a new stadium.5. As Fire Marshal Al Mata readies for retirement after four decades of service to the city, he leaves behind a legacy of service and safety to the citizens of Odessa. WhatsApp Facebook OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, May 1 Facebookcenter_img By admin – May 1, 2018 Joaquin Rios runs around the Memorial Gardens Park sidewalk Monday afternoon. Rios comes out to run in the park with his wife Tanya Rios ad their 4-month-old daughter Hilda Rios nearly every day. Pinterest Previous articleNew program seeks art for City HallNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 1 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 1 Twitterlast_img read more

Grassley says he is supporting and praying for Ernst

first_imgNEW HARTFORD — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he is praying for his colleague and fellow Senator Joni Ernst.The private life of Senator Ernst has become very public lately, with the release of documents surrounding her divorce. There are allegations of extramarital affairs, physical abuse by her now-ex-husband and Ernst said Wednesday night she was raped while she was a student at Iowa State University.“People know how much I respect Senator Ernst and I don’t think I should comment in any way on her private life,” Grassley says. “She’s got to deal with a very tough situation that probably shouldn’t be discussed publicly but it seems to me she’s handling it very well.” Grassley, who is 37 years older than Iowa’s junior senator, was asked if he’s attempted to talk with Ernst since the personal details of her life went public, to offer his advice or comfort.“Obviously, I support her totally and it may sound sentimental to say that I’ll pray for her,” Grassley says. “To be more direct to your question and not to really expand on anything I said, but yes, I did reach out to her.” Grassley says it should be clear from the schedule Ernst keeps that “she’s working hard for Iowans every day.”last_img read more