507 W. Orchard...is where Randy Dyer, Odessa, was found wounded by Odessa police officers Sunday night. Dyer was pronounced dead at the Odessa fire station. Four people, including Dyer's son, have been charged in connection to the incident although no charges directly related to the death have been filed.
One dead, three jailed after Sunday shooting
Court documents relating to a shooting death outside 507 W. Orchard Sunday night set a scene built from witness accounts that stop just as Randy Dyer, the deceased, drives a vehicle behind the home and two shots are fired.
Dyer, 52, was alive but wounded when Odessa police reached the site of the incident at 8:06 p.m. He was taken to the Odessa Fire and Rescue Protection District to be transported by LifeFlight Eagle air ambulance, but was pronounced dead when he reached the station, Scott Newhouse, Odessa police chief, said. An autopsy has been performed in Jackson County.
Brandon Dyer, 28, Randy Dyer's son, Travis Graham, 37, Colt Moore, 27, and Jessica Berislavich, 24, have been charged in the incident. Charges relating to the death itself have yet to be filed. Read more in The Odessan.
Numerous activities planned for Fourth!
The Fourth of July holiday will be filled with numerous activities as Odessans celebrate the national holiday on Saturday in Dyer Park.
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with the annual Odessa Outreach Duck Race, co-sponsored by Odessa Outreach and Odessa Parks and Recreation Department, at the Aquatic Center.
Each duck purchased has a number. Ducks are released from the slide at the pool and float toward a finish line.
Ducks are still available for purchase at $5 each at The Odessan, Tucker's Liquors, Don's Appliance, B & L Bank, Odessa Diesel Repair and Odessa branch of Trails Regional Library. Read more in The Odessan.
Celebrating... Bank of Odessa officers and directors gathered Saturday to greet customers and guests to a 135th anniversary celebration and to show the expansion and renovations at the facility on Old 40 Highway. From left, front, Sue Young, vice president; Robert Welch, director; middle, Dan Cobb, president/chairman of the board of directors; James W. Pollard, director; back, Teresa Thompson, assistant vice president; Garrett Jones, assistant vice president; Ken Coleman, vice president/cashier; Joe Pollard, executive vice president/active secretary of the board. photo by Renee Spaar
Many new attractions planned
for Puddle Jumper Days 2015
The countdown to Puddle Jumper Days 2015 has begun with only five weeks remaining until Odessa's annual celebration on Friday and Saturday, August 7, 8. The event is one week later than normal due to the fact that Puddle Jumper Days is always held on the first full weekend in August.
Honoring Service will be the theme of the Saturday morning parade sponsored by the Odessa Rotary Club.
Club members are hopeful that veterans will participate in the parade. Read more in The Odessan.