Closer Look Wrap Up: 02/20/14
In our booming economy many of us find ourselves working longer, working harder and staying on our feet for longer periods of time. However, that strain on our feet can lead to much bigger issues down the line. We talked with Levi Stone, Chief Nursing Officer with Odessa Regional Medical Center. He said it all comes down to wearing the proper footwear and seeing a podiatrist if you have pain. Foot pain can lead to other issues in your body, so it is not something you should ignore.
Reading and literacy are the main focus at ECISD. This is the second full year of a structure at the district that includes reading specialists who work with teachers on how to teach reading, and reading coaches whose job focuses on students. We talked with ECISD Reading Specialist Beverly Kimble and Heather Wood. They said they are focusing on improving literacy of all students and are even involving the community with family reading nights.
The race for the 81st State Representative seat is arguably one of the most high profile and public races in the coming primary election. Earlier this week we met one of the candidates Brooks Landgraf. Today we spoke to his opponent Austin Keith.
Keith is from Odessa and his main focus in his campaign are water, education and roads. To learn more about Keith visit http://keithfortexas.nationbuilder.com