• May 25, 2016

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On May 25, 1916, the Chicago Tribune published an interview with Henry Ford in which the automobile industrialist was quoted as saying, “History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.”

PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE: Sanchez brings experience in return to Sockers

It’s hard to find an organization like Sockers FC.

Posted in Sockers on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:05 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian's offense uses spring practice to search for new playmakers

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Permian, Football, Permian on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:04 pm.

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Chapman leads RockHounds by Cardinals

Matt Chapman hit two of the Midland RockHounds’ four home runs en route to a 5-2 victory over the Springfield Cardinals Wednesday at Hammons Field.

Posted in Rockhounds on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:02 pm.

ECISD graduation ceremony times set

Ector County Independent School District’s three high schools will have their graduation ceremonies June 3 and 4.

Posted in Ecisd on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:04 pm. | Tags: Odessa High School , Ratliff Stadium , Ector County Independent School District , Permian High School , Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center , New Tech Odessa

Youth Center working on compliance issues

An Ector County Youth Center official said a damaged wall in the gym has put them in noncompliance with an annual inspection, but added the issue is being addressed immediately.

Posted in Ector county on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:03 pm. | Tags: Kevin Mann , Charlie Pierce , Youth Center , O.c. Carrillo , Department Of Justice , Ector County Youth Center

OC board taps new officers

The Odessa College Board of Trustees chose a couple of new officers at their meeting Tuesday.

Posted in Odessa college on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:11 pm. | Tags: Tara Deaver , Tommy Clark , Odessa College Board Of Trustees , Cheri Dalton

Accused ring thief indicted on two charges

The 41-year-old Odessa woman accused of stealing a $10 ring from a dead woman at a funeral home has been indicted on two felony counts of theft that could land her behind bars for up to two years if convicted.

Posted in Courts, Law enforcement on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:05 pm.

DAILY OIL PRICE: May 25

  • Crude Oil: 49.56   (+.94).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   46.3192.
  • Natural Gas: 1.992   (+0.012).
  • Gasoline: 1.6416   (-0.0128).
  • Spreads: July/Aug   (-0.40)    Aug/Sept   (-0.35).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 46.00    (+.75).

Posted in Inthepipeline, Oil price, Oil news on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:20 pm. | Tags: West Texas Intermediate , Petroleum , Oil Prices

Chamber names Reneé Earls as new CEO

Odessa Chamber of Commerce officials announced Reneé Earls as the new CEO and president who will replace Mike George after his retirement next month.

Posted in Business on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:12 pm. | Tags: Mike George , Craig Van Amburgh , Odessa , Reneé Earls , Odessa Chamber Of Commerce , Ceo And President

OPD: Woman charged with criminal negligent homicide

A 41-year-old woman has been charged with criminal negligent homicide in connection with the November death of a 5-month-old.

Posted in Law enforcement on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:34 am.

OPD arrests suspect in connection with April fire

A 42-year-old woman has been charged with arson in connection with an April fire that killed two cats and a dog.

Posted in Law enforcement on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:51 am.

Five things you need to know today, May 25

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, May 25. 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 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 am.

Daddy Daughter Dance theme set as Mad Hatter's Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Daddy Daughter Dance organized by the City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Department.

Posted in Ticket on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:35 am. | Tags: Mad Hatter , The Mad Hatter’s Ball , Daddy Daughter Dance , City Of Odessa Parks And Recreation Department , Mcm Elegante Hotel Ballroom , Chris Hallmark

OHS cheerleaders plan car and bike show

The Odessa High School Cheerleaders have scheduled a Car and Bike Show and BBQ Cook-off at 10 a.m. June 11 at Odessa High School, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave.

Posted in Ticket on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:30 am. | Tags: Odessa High School , Cheerleading , Cheerleader , Ar And Bike Show , Bbq Cook-off

Learn to play the game of Bridge

If you have always wanted to learn to play bridge, but didn’t have anyone to learn from, Bridge of the Permian Basin has a way to help.

Posted in Lifestyle on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:32 am. | Tags: Learning , Contract Bridge , Easybridge 1

Governor discusses, signs new book in Midland

In Midland to discuss his book “Broken but Unbowed,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also addressed school finance and diversifying the state’s economy.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:20 am. | Tags: Greg Abbott , James Beauchamp , Broken But Unbowed , Book Signing , Hastings , Governor , Midland-odessa Transportation Alliance

A healthier version of refried beans

The first time I ate fresh soybeans was, naturally enough, at a Japanese restaurant. Known as edamame, the dish is a staple of Japanese restaurant menus.

Posted in Recipes on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:30 am.

Try this summer spin on grilled cheese

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? Burgers? Pizza? So many choices.

Posted in Recipes on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:30 am.

GOOD NEWS: DAR gets Odessa red carpet treatment

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution President Gen. Lynn Forney Young was welcomed with a red carpet event on May 11 to the Presidential Museum and Archives on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin south campus.

Posted in Good news on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:15 am.

Council weighs master plan priorities

The Odessa City Council reviewed a list of top priorities Tuesday from a 218-page Comprehensive Master Plan they commissioned at a cost of about $250,000, debating which policies city staff could tackle first in a policy document meant to guide Odessa’s development for the next two decades.

Posted in City of odessa on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:11 pm. | Tags: Envision Odessa , Master Plan , Odessa City Council , City Of Odessa , Transportation , Livability , Housing , Downtown Odessa , Land Use

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Llanez guides Alpine to regional semifinals in first season as head coach

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Baseball, Alpine on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:56 pm.

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win in another extra innings game

In eight of the last 12 games, the Midland RockHounds have played extra innings.

Posted in Rockhounds on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:40 pm.

COLLEGE SIGNING: Odessa High's Sanchez, Ross ink letters of intent to play softball at Clarendon College, Frank Phillips College

Posted in Oavarsity, Girls, Odessahigh, Softball, Odessa high on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:37 pm.

Eddy Shelton wins runoff

Eddy Shelton was voted into his first full term as Ector County commissioner for Precinct 1 on Tuesday evening, fighting off challenger Milton “Coach” Thompson in the primary runoff election to win four more years.

Posted in Elections, Ector county on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:23 pm. | Tags: Ector County , Ector County Commissioners' Court , Runoff Election , Eddy Shelton , Milton "coach" Thompson , Precinct 1 , West Odessa , North Odessa , 2016 Local Election Coverage

UPDATE: Shelton wins commissioner runoff

UPDATE 8:21 p.m.: Incumbent Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton has won another term on the Ector County Commissioners' Court.

Posted in News on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:10 pm.

Police looking for ATM theft suspects

Officials with the Odessa Police Department are asking the public for assistance in locating two people who reportedly took an ATM from a local hotel.

Posted in Law enforcement on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:56 pm. | Tags: Odessa, Texas , Atm , Mcm Elegante Hotel , Theft , Suspects , Odessa Police Department

DAILY OIL PRICE: May 24

  • Crude Oil: 48.62   (+.54).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   46.1842.
  • Natural Gas: 1.980   (-0.075).
  • Gasoline: 1.6544   (+0.0088).
  • Spreads: July/Aug   (-0.44)    Aug/Sept   (-0.35).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 45.25    (+.75).

Posted in Inthepipeline, Oil price, Oil news on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:45 pm. | Tags: West Texas Intermediate , Petroleum , Oil Prices

Five things you need to know today, May 24

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 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 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:15 am.

OPD to kick off West Texas leg of torch run to benefit Special Olympics

The Odessa Police Department will kick off the West Texas leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to help benefit the Special Olympics.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:08 am. | Tags: Odessa Police Department , Torch Run , Special Olympics , Opd

CAF plans Memorial Day events

The High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is having its annual Memorial Day observance starting at noon Monday.

Posted in Local on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:59 am. | Tags: Commemorative Air Force , Memorial Day

City issues reminder on unpaved parking

The City of Odessa is reminding residents not to park on front yards or unpaved surfaces.

Posted in City of odessa on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:30 am. | Tags: Parking , Ordinance , Fine , City Of Odessa

Longtime ECISD principal leaving district

After 27 years with the Ector County Independent School District, Andrea Martin is leaving to work for the Region 18 Education Service Center.

Posted in Ecisd on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Ector County Independent School District , Andrea Martin , Lisa Wills , Staci Ashley , Reagan , Noel , Wilson & Young Medal Of Honor Middle School , Middle School , Region 18 Education Service Center

School start times for 2016-17 released

Ector County Independent School District has released its start and end times for the 2016-17 school year.

Posted in Ecisd on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Ector County Independent School District , George H.w. Bush , Facebook , 2016-17 School Year , Octechs , Elementary Schools , Middle Schools , High Schools

Former Permian star releases new book

For those who are fed up, former Odessan and author and inspirational speaker Greg T. Anderson has just the thing — his new book “The Power of Crap” subtitled “A Woman’s Guide for Turning Trials into Triumphs.”

Posted in Ecisd on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:30 am. | Tags: Roy Williams , John Wilkins , Greg T. Anderson , Permian High School , "the Power Of Crap , Author , Inspirational Speaker , Baylor University , State Championship

Primary runoff election polls open today

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the joint primary runoff election in Ector County. 

Posted in Elections on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00 am. | Tags: Joint Primary Runoff , 2016 Local Election Coverage

Primary runoff election today

After months of waiting, Texans will go to the polls today to vote in the primary runoff elections that will send some hopefuls to the general election in November and, locally, decide a race for Ector County commissioner.

Posted in Elections, Ector county on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:30 am. | Tags: Ector County , Odessa, Texas , Texas Primary Election Day , Election Day , 2016 Local Election Coverage , Runoff , Eddy Shelton , Milton "coach" Thompson , Precinct 1

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian's new faces on defense handle learning curve

Posted in Oavarsity, Boys, Permian, Football, Permian on Monday, May 23, 2016 10:24 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian Basin all-district teams

Below are the all-district selections from District 3-6A, 4-4A and 4-3A. 

Posted in Oavarsity, Girls, Teams, Odessahigh, Permian, Sports, High school, Prepsports, Softball, Teams, Andrews, Crane, Fort stockton, Greenwood, Kermit, Midland high, Midland lee, Monahans, Odessa high, Pecos, Permian, Seminole on Monday, May 23, 2016 10:21 pm.

OPD: Ohio woman bites, cuts husband at hotel

Odessa police arrested a 57-year-old Ohio woman on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after officers reported she bit her common-law husband at an Odessa hotel on Saturday and attacked him with scissors.

Posted in News, Crime justice, Law enforcement on Monday, May 23, 2016 7:48 pm. | Tags: Bite , Scissors , Executive Inn , Cherrone , Husband , Wife , Aggravated Assault , Opd , Odessa Police Department

Chamber’s economic director resigns

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Director Scott Jones resigned on Friday, citing his “lack of satisfaction in general” and a desire to move closer to family in the Metroplex.

Posted in News, Business, Odessa development corp, Government, City of odessa, Local on Monday, May 23, 2016 7:33 pm. | Tags: Odessa Chamber Of Commerce , Chamber , Odessa Development Corp , Scott Jones , Economic Development , Odc , Resign

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