- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, July 28. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

1. Friends of Wendy Burdette said they were shocked when they found out about her death, and were shocked again when police arrested someone 26 years later in connection with her slaying. And read what a police captain recalls about the case.


2. The Odessa City Council on Monday tweaked a proposed budget that calls for a roughly $3.5 million spending increase the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, as tax payers face the potential double whammy of increased property tax and a more expensive water bill. City administrators said the proposed general fund budget still reflects austerity as sales tax revenue wanes during the downturn.


3. A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with endangering a child after officers reportedly found the woman’s 1-year-old daughter unattended in a car while temperatures were recorded at 102 degrees.


4. #75yearsofOA Every day through October follow along the history of Odessa and the OA. In 1948, at just 24 years old, the future president George Bush had just gotten out of the Navy and was looking to cash in on the oil boom.


5. IN SPORTS: The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy.

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