• February 25, 2017

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On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

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COLLEGE RODEO: Wranglers prove Permian Basin is top destination for bull riders

Bull riding has always been a hallmark of Odessa College’s rodeo team.

Posted in Odessa college on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:14 pm.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Permian's season ends in area round loss to Keller

R.J. Rembhard ignited a spark in the first quarter that lifted the Keller High boys basketball to double-digit advantage at halftime against Permian.

Posted in Boys, Permian, Boys, Permian on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:10 pm.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB looks to clinch Lone Star Conference title against Texas A&M-Commerce

It was all a dream.

Posted in Utpb on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:50 pm.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Feb. 24 playoff scoreboard

2017 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

Posted in Girls, Girls, Greenwood on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:45 pm.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Feb. 24 playoff scoreboard

2017 BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

Posted in Boys, Boys, Andrews, Buena vista, Crane, Rankin, Seminole on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:45 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Permian boys, girls win optional meet in Abilene

The Permian boys and girls gymnastics teams each found themselves on the winning side Friday.

Posted in Boys, Girls, Odessahigh, Permian, Boys, Girls, Odessa high, Permian on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:38 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian splits doubleheader at Socorro Tournament

EL PASO The Permian baseball team dropped a game to El Paso Coronado 7-5, but bounced back to defeat El Paso Eastlake 15-10 on Friday at the Socorro Tournament.

Posted in Boys, Permian, Baseball, Permian on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:40 pm.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: UTPB falls at Cameron

After an early home run, the UTPB softball team couldn’t muster any more offense in a 3-2 loss to Cameron on Friday.

Posted in Utpb on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:33 pm.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: UTPB splits doubleheader with New Mexico Highlands

The UTPB baseball team opened its doubleheader with a win against New Mexico Highlands, but was unable to complete the sweep.

Posted in Utpb on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:35 pm.

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes pick up overtime victory against Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA. The Odessa Jackalopes picked up an overtime victory 3-2 against Sheveport on Friday.

Posted in Jackalopes on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:35 pm.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College splits pair with Otero Junior College

The Odessa College split at pair of games with Otero Junior College on Friday to open the Odessa College Invitational.

Posted in Odessa college on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:29 pm.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Odessa College drops Eastern New Mexico JV

The Odessa College baseball team won both games against the Eastern New Mexico junior varsity in dominant fashion.

Posted in Odessa college on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:31 pm.

GIRLS GOLF: Andrews holds one-shot lead at Tall City Invitational

MIDLAND The Andrews girls golf team holds a one-shot lead after the first round of the Tall City Invitational.

Posted in Girls, Girls, Andrews, Odessa high, Permian on Friday, February 24, 2017 10:29 pm.

Brem emphasizes grace

It’s not easy to understand God’s love, but it is a necessity if one is to love mankind, says the Rev. Jackie Brem.

Posted in People, Religion on Friday, February 24, 2017 9:44 pm. | Tags: Grace , Baptist , Odessa

OPD seeking man suspected of photographing girl

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of using his cell phone to take snapshots up a 14-year-old girl’s skirt from behind at a Dollar General store.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 24, 2017 6:46 pm. | Tags: Odessa Police Department , Opd , Upskirt , Dollar General Store , Improper Recording

Officers arrest man on a charge of assault by strangulation

An Odessa man was arrested this week on suspicion of choking his wife with his knee during an argument.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 24, 2017 6:39 pm. | Tags: Domestic Violence , Law Enforcement , Jesus Bochita-copoboru , Ector County Detention Center , Odessa Police Department

Fugitive arrested following high speed chase

A man wanted on a federal grand jury indictment for drug distribution charges has been arrested following a 150 mph chase he’s accused of leading sheriff’s deputies on that ended near Highway 302.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:34 pm. | Tags: Ector County Correctional Center , Norman Mcwhorter , Richard Dickson , Heather Ann Hill , John Parsons

LBJ takes Battle of the Bluebonnets

Featuring its largest number of elementary campuses, it only took one round for LBJ Elementary School to win the Battle of the Bluebonnets on Friday at the Odessa College Sports Center.

Posted in Ecisd, Ticket on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:06 pm. | Tags: Lbj Elementary School , Tom Crowe , Odessa College Sports Center , Education Foundation , Ector County Independent School District , Lbj , Mike Adkins , Tatum Hubbard , Buddy West Elementary School , Roy Hart , Merita Hart , Celeste Potter , Alisha Holguin

Permian Basin gains three rigs

Permian Basin oil and gas companies added three rigs in the week ending Friday, according to the latest count from Baker Hughes.

Posted in Oil news, Pb drilling, Business on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:45 pm. | Tags: Permian Basin , Geology , Baker Hughes , Oil And Gas Rig Count

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: Feb. 21, 2017

The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on Feb. 21, 2017. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

Posted in Felony indictments, Courts on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:30 pm. | Tags: Ector County , Ector County Felony Indictments , Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland

DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 24

  • Crude Oil: 53.99   (-.46).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   53.5108.
  • Natural Gas: 2.627   (+.010).
  • Gasoline: 1.5148   (-0.0138).
  • Spreads: April/May   (-.33)   May/June   (-.24).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 50.50    (-.25).

Posted in Oil price on Friday, February 24, 2017 2:45 pm. | Tags: West Texas Intermediate , Petroleum , Oil Prices

Five things you need to know today, Feb. 24

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Feb. 24. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.

Posted in Local on Friday, February 24, 2017 12:00 pm.

OPD ceremony honors officers

The Odessa Police Department honored their own Thursday during a ceremony that recognized and saw the promotion of officers for their service.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:34 am. Updated: 5:43 pm. | Tags: Opd , Odessa Police Department , Sergeant , Lieutenant , Eddie Reed , Brad Cline , Randy Vest , Tim Burton , Diana Seago , Odessa College , Kevin Chance , Odessa College’s Electronic Technology Building

Odessa stepmom accused of beating 3-year-old with wire hanger

An Odessa woman was arrested this week on accusations that she beat her 3-year-old stepson with a wire hanger.

Posted in Law enforcement on Friday, February 24, 2017 11:19 am. | Tags: Amanda Leigh Kelly , Odessa Police , Opd , Ector County Detention Center

What's Going On

What's Going On is a listing of events at various venues in Odessa, Midland and the surrounding area. To submit entries for What's Going On, email oalife@oaoa.com.

Posted in What s going on on Friday, February 24, 2017 6:30 am. | Tags: Entertainment , Ticket , Show , Peformance , Music , Art Gallery , Dance , Symphony , Karaoke , Wagner Noel , Wgo , Concert

Fulbright Scholar to speak at UTPB

The UTPB Art discipline is hosting Fulbright Scholar Jennifer Goff from March 3-March 8.

Posted in Utpb on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:30 am. | Tags: Fulbright Scholars , Fulbright Program , Jennifer Goff , University Of Texas Of The Permian Basin

Top PTA official wants to revive organizations in ECISD

With only about a third of campuses with active organizations, Odessan Leslie Boggs is trying to revive PTAs at Ector County Independent School District schools.

Posted in Ecisd on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:30 am. | Tags: Ector County Independent School District , Leslie Boggs , Ptas , Noel Elementary School , Pta , President , Elementary School , Mark Ferrer , Ector County , Teacher , Lbj , E-learning , Bonham Middle School , Ecisd

Seeking donated medical equipment for patients

Medical Center Health System is looking for donations of gently used medical equipment for its Sharing & Caring Program.

Posted in Health, Local on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:15 am. | Tags: Medical Center Health System , Wheelchair , Medical Equipment , Technology

Oscars Sunday, or “Cinephile Superbowl”

I’ll admit that I get overly excited for one television event of the year, the 89th Academy Awards. Like most do on the Sunday in February that the Superbowl falls on, I too, meticulously plan out my Oscars event. Countless hours are spent watching and rewatching the nominees, arguing with friends as for who will win what category and meticulously planning what party food I will make. The Oscars is my Superbowl and I am coincidentally both artsy, yet lame for saying that.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:15 am. | Tags: Internet Broadcasting , Digital Television , Multimedia , Streaming Media , Netflix , Shudder , Mubi , Filmstruck

It’s a killer Queen show at Wagner Noël

A traveling tribute to the supergroup Queen is scheduled to take the stage Wednesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:00 am. | Tags: Queen , Wagner Noel , One Night Of Queen

Get home and garden ideas at show this weekend

The Permian Basin Builders Association Home and Garden Show has been scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Posted in Lifestyle, Local on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:00 am. | Tags: Midland County Horseshoe Arena , Permian Basin Builders Association , Home And Garden Show

Musicians make ‘Mad Men’ era melodies

Is anything cooler than the “Mad Men” era? Probably not in fashion and certainly not in music.

Posted in Ticket on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:00 am. | Tags: Five By Design , Mosc , Concert , Mad Men

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Tarleton State pulls away in fourth quarter to down UTPB

After a back-and-forth first 30 minutes, visiting Tarleton State pulled away from the UTPB women’s basketball team, ultimately escaping with a 67-58 victory Thursday night in the Falcon Dome.

Posted in Utpb on Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:19 pm.

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