OC board approves revenue bonds, new trustees

first_img Twitter Facebook OC board approves revenue bonds, new trustees WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twittercenter_img TAGSBoard of TrusteesOdessa College In light of two appointments to the Odessa College Board of Trustees, Ector County Republican Party Chair Tisha Crow requested that trustees be more transparent when there are openings so citizens can participate in their local government.Hortencia Del Bosque was appointed to Place 2, previously held by the late Richard Abalos, and Montie Garner was named to Place 6, held by Neil Grape.The board accepted the resignations of Grape and Chair Tommy Clark, Place 9, Tuesday night. Del Bosque and Garner were both sworn in.New Chair Gary Johnson said the board generally puts the word out and has people contact the college, so filling the positions is by word of mouth.Board member Bruce Shearer said he was appointed in 1994 and Johnson asked if he was interested. He said he thought there were other applicants and noted that those appointed run, if they want to, in the next election cycle.“I know there are people who would like to be involved,” Crow said. She asked that the college make an effort to let people know there is an opening and make it known publicly.President Gregory Williams said they would take it under advisement.Clark said they would have to run it through legal.“Certainly anything we can do to make it more well known, we want everyone to be involved,” Clark said.The board also reorganized with the chair being Gary Johnson; vice chair, Larry Johnson; secretary Trudy Lewis; and assistant secretary Dr. Tara Deaver.Trustees also approved naming agreements for the planned 83,000-square-foot, $39.7 million Wood Health Sciences Building.Groundbreaking is anticipated in September.Odessa Regional Medical Center pledged $1 million to be paid out over 10 years and Grow Odessa committed $1 million to be paid out over two years, OC Executive Director of Advancement Jacqui Gore said.The third floor will be called the Odessa Regional Medical Center Instructional Floor and cover 20,500 square feet.Carol Cates, chief nursing officer at ORMC wanted to stress how important OC is to Odessa Regional. Cates, who is an OC graduate, said the college has the finest associate degree nursing program.Wesley Burnett, director of Economic Development Corporation at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, said Grow Odessa felt the investment was right in line with its mission to “literally grow Odessa.”“… Hopefully, this will have a huge impact on our community. … We really appreciate your partnership,” Burnett said.The board also approved a parameters resolution authorizing issuance of consolidated fund revenue bonds, appointing a representative of the district and elevating to the representative certain matters with respect to the sale of the bonds and offering documents and enacting other provisions relating to the issuance and sale of the bonds.The maximum amount would be $35 million. Gary Johnson said the bonds would be funded by revenue and but some of it would be spread out over years. The donations will reimburse the budget as they come in.“We’re borrowing the money. We will make payments through the budget process,” Gary Johnson said. Local NewsOdessa College Pinterest By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Previous articleCouncil approves $8.3 million animal shelterNext article63rd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition set Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Jason Robert Brown’s 13 Is Heading to the Big Screen

first_img View Comments In 13, Evan Goldman has six weeks to go before he turns 13, and after an idyllic childhood in New York City, he’s just been uprooted and brought to Appleton, Indiana with his mother. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the geeks. Becoming a man is tough…especially on the big screen! As we previously wrote, Jason Robert Brown’s 13 will be adapted into a movie. The CBS Films project will feature an adapted screenplay by Bert V. Royal, who penned Easy A. Plans for a big-screen adaptation of the tween musical were originally announced in 2013.center_img The original Broadway production, which featured a score by Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, played in 2008 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The cast featured several young actors, including Ariana Grande.last_img read more

6 lending strategies that make a powerful member impact

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The U.S. economic expansion hit a record-breaking 10 years and one month at the end of June 2019, and consumer sentiment hit a 15-year high in May.For credit unions, the lending machine is going strong. Loan balances in the first quarter increased $77.6 billion year-over-year. Loan growth, however, slowed from 9.7% in the first quarter of 2018 to 7.9% in the same three months this year.Total auto loans increased 7.8% annually to reach $370.3 billion as of March 31. With year-over-year growth of 11.2%, indirect lending played a significant role in the auto loan portfolio. Those loans closed the first quarter at $225.4 billion and comprised 60.9% of total auto loans versus 59.0% one year ago.Despite such growth, the economics of indirect lending have changed. Whereas, historically, financial institutions set auto rates off the 2-Year Treasury, that hasn’t been the case in recent years, especially at credit unions, says Travis Goodman, advisory services principal at ALM First, a financial services provider for banks and credit unions.last_img read more

March Madness 2019: VCU star Marcus Evans (knee) expects to play in NCAA Tournament

first_imgVCU expects its star to be on the floor for its first NCAA Tournament game.Marcus Evans, who has been dealing with a bruised knee, has returned to practice and believes he will play against No. 9 seed Central Florida on Friday. “I’m still working each day rehabbing, but I haven’t felt anything to hold me back so far,” Evans said, via The Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Everything I’ve been doing, obviously, it’s hard to simulate a game situation until you’re out there.“But, like I said, I’ve been feeling better each day, and we’re all just looking forward to Friday.” Related News The 6-2 guard originally suffered the injury in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament last week. Rams coach Mike Rhoades said Evans has “worked really hard” during the rehab process. Kobe Bryant to Duke star Zion Williamson: ‘Focus on the game. Everything else is secondary’center_img March Madness 2019: 10 players primed to break out in NCAA Tournament “He’s pretty much lived in the training room since Saturday,” Rhoades said Thursday. “Each day has been a little bit better. Workload, probably more today than he has all week. … He’s not 100, but he’s going to give it a shot, and we’ll see from there.”Evans is leading VCU in points (13.8), assists (3.2) and steals (1.9) per game this season.last_img read more