• February 23, 2019

Odessa American

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COLEMAN: Pass interference and the justice of God

I want to introduce you to a ministry called Nourishing the Nations. This ministry was started by two of my heroes, Chris and Leesa Harrington.

Family Literacy Day

Adinvita: School of Design Thinking, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200, has scheduled Permian Basin Family Literacy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6.

Mission Kids Choir

Mission Dorado Baptist Church, 4142 Faudree Road, has scheduled Mission Kids Choir from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, through May 26.

Church News


Wellness, Stem Cell Therapy event

Whole Life Wellness Center of Alpine has scheduled a Regenerative Wellness & Stem Cell Therapy Event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Strawberry Fields Cafe, 2311 W. Wadley Ave., Midland.

Llama Make and Take

Llama Make and Take presented by A-DOOR-able Designs by Valerie has been scheduled from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Girl Scouts Permian Basin Council, 5217 N. Dixie Blvd.

Luncheon fundraiser

Belmont Baptist Church and Student Ministries has scheduled a Spaghetti & Meatballs Luncheon Fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 806 N. Belmont Ave.

Humane Society of Odessa

The Humane Society of Odessa has set up a booth and will be handing out information about their services from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Music City Mall by the carousel.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Panthers hang on

AMARILLO The Permian girls soccer team managed to hold off the Amarillo Tascosa Lady Rebels in a 1-0 win, Friday night at Dick Bivins Stadium.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Panthers strike twice in win over Tascosa

AMARILLO The Permian boys soccer team shut out the Amarillo Tascosa Rebels, winning 2-0 on Friday night at Dick Bivins Stadium.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Panthers advance to regional quarterfinals

ABILENE The Permian boys basketball team played the bulk of this season without the services of leading scorers Genuwine Powell and Nakavieon White.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High takes first place in District 2-6A with win

After Midland High defeated Wolfforth Frenship, 2-1, in District 2-6A boys soccer action, the Odessa High Bronchos needed a win to claim the top spot to end the first half on a good note.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Sanchez lifts Odessa High over Midland Lee

District 2-6A girls soccer is going to be a dogfight for the final three playoff spots as the first half came to a close Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.


AMARILLO The Amarillo Bulls proved to be too much for the Odessa Jackalopes, cruising to an 8-2 win in North American Hockey League action Friday night on the road.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Lions sweep Falcons

The Texas A&M-Commerce softball team proved to be too much for UTPB, sweeping the Falcons in a doubleheader by the scores of 7-0 and 10-1 on Friday night at the UTPB Softball Complex.

Crime report has ups and downs

More than half of the major crime categories listed in the Odessa Police Department’s Uniform Crime Report Part I showed an increase in reports in 2018.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Chilly morning sets stage during opening round of Tall City Invitational

MIDLAND Getting off to a good start proved to be a tough challenge Friday at Ranchland Hills Golf Club.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Wranglers anxious to get season started

Heading into the new season, the Odessa College men’s and women’s track and field teams are looking to continue moving in the right direction.

COLLEGE RODEO: Bolton makes return to competition after injury

Bliss Bolton wouldn’t be lying if she said it’s been a stressful couple of months.

COLLEGE RODEO: Work behind the scenes brings Odessa College rodeo team together

Being part of a rodeo team provides a number of chances to learn and grow.

Police investigating threats at two campuses

Two incidents are being investigated at two separate Ector County ISD campuses involving shooting threats.

Police investigating threats at two campuses

Two incidents are being investigated at two separate Ector County ISD campuses involving shooting threats.

Four charged in robbery at gunpoint

Four people were arrested after they reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint at a basketball court.

Man taken on two warrants after DWI arrest

A 32-year-old man who had two warrants for reportedly assaulting his wife and another man was arrested Wednesday after police say he was driving while intoxicated.

Man charged with chasing, throwing knife at roommate

A 23-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly chased and threw a kitchen knife at his roommate.

Basin rig count holds steady as oil prices rise

The rig count in the Permian Basin was unchanged this week, the latest count Friday by Baker Hughes shows, with 473 rigs active in the region. A year ago, 435 rigs were active in the region.


  • Crude Oil: 57.26   (+0.30).
  • Nymex MTD AVG:   54.8642.
  • Natural Gas: 2.717  (+0.020).
  • Gasoline: 1.6112  (-0.0032).
  • Spreads: March/April   (-.49)   April/May   (-.50).
  • Plains WTI Posting: 53.75  (+0.25).

POLICE BLOTTER: Feb. 22, 2019

The following is a list of felony criminal activities reported to the police. Numbered addresses of locations where crimes occur are rounded to the nearest hundred block. For a complete list, visit the Odessa Police Department’s information portal.

Landgraf, Craddick team up

State Reps. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, and Tom Craddick, R-Midland, filed a legislative package that seeks to redirect state money generated by oil and gas production back into energy-producing regions.

Landgraf, Craddick invest in energy hotspots to grow Texas

AUSTIN — Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) and State Representative Tom Craddick (R-Midland) are working together to bring state money generated by oil and gas production back to the Permian Basin and other energy-producing hotbeds, where those tax dollars originate.

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