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SENIOR PROJECTS were presented by Odessa High School students Thursday, April 21. Michael Brown, pictured, presented his project about composing a saxophone quartet.

Odessa economic groups discuss working together
Members of the Odessa Economic Development Council mostly sat quietly during an hour-and-a-half forum with members of Downtown Odessa, Inc. and the Odessa Chamber of Commerce April 19.
Mickey Ary, city administrator, whose duties include economic development director, moderated the forum portion of the meeting. Other than approving minutes from a previous meeting, the forum was the only item on the council's agenda.
"We want to get the different organizations on the same page, making sure that we're working toward the same goals and not against each other," Doug Turnbough, council chair, said. Read more in The Odessan.
City workshop held on pay for high-level staff
Odessa Board of Aldermen held a workshop Monday to hear information regarding salaries for employees who have reached the top of the scale.
Mike Stevens, alderman ward three and chair of the finance committee, told aldermen the committee had been considering the issue and wanted to fill other aldermen in on the process in order to find a way to proceed.
"I think the finance committee is on board with doing something," Stevens said. "I don't know what exactly that is." Read more in The Odessan.
Crew hired to "gut" public safety building
Odessa Board of Aldermen moved forward on the interior demolition of the former public safety building during an hour-long meeting Monday.
Board also approved the liquor license for a new grocery store, Sunrise Market, and heard a presentation on the city audit, which was ruled clean.
Audit information will be in next week's issue of The Odessan. Read more in The Odessan.
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