Graham indicted for Dyer murder
The only person referenced in court documents as possessing a gun at the scene of the June 28 death of Randy Dyer has been indicted on a second degree murder charge in the case.
The murder charge against Travis Graham, 38, was announced Thursday morning after a grand jury met Friday, September 18, and found the case against Graham substantial enough to proceed.
Graham was previously charged with two counts of first degree assault, but those charges have been dropped in favor of the murder charge. Graham is also charged with armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. All three counts against Graham are felonies. Read more in The Odessan.
June flood still impacting city, aldermen told
Nearly five months after a flash flood submerged parts of Odessa, the Board of Aldermen is still dealing with the damages.
Two items on the board's Monday agenda dealt with the impact of the flood. The board heard information from Dan Miller of city engineering firm Larkin, Lamp Rynearson on additional repairs needed to the spillway at the reservoir.
Later, while beginning a project to replace a pipe that collapsed in a resident's yard, believed to be caused by the flood, aldermen expressed frustration with the delay of repairs to McDowell Street, also damaged in the flood. Read more in The Odessan.
Future at stake... Odessa public safety building, 101 S. Second Street, has been vacant for more than a year after mold was discovered in the building. A committee tasked with examining options for the building took its conclusions to the Board of Aldermen Monday.
Committee: Make station a pavilion
The committee to look at proposed uses for the vacant police station at 101 S. First Second presented its findings to the Odessa Board of Aldermen Monday night.
The committee, represented by chairman, Ryan Watkins, recommended the city convert the structure into a community pavilion. The recommendation was echoed by Doug Turnbough on behalf of the Economic Development Council.
Aldermen did not comment or act on the recommendation. Read more in The Odessan.
Odessa Homecoming...queen and princess were named Friday during halftime of the Homecoming game. Lauren Dowell, middle right, was named queen. Brea Ray, junior, middle left, was named princess. They are pictured with their fathers, Danny Ray, left, and Mike Dowell. photo by Kory Hales
Wellington-Napoleon...Homecoming queen was Alex Strickler, who was crowned at Friday night halftime ceremonies. King, Tristan Green, was crowned at a pep rally held on September 23. photo by Bob Buhrmester