• August 12, 2020

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LOOKING BACK: Aug. 13 memories

ECISD reports coronavirus cases

A faculty member at Odessa High School and a faculty member at Wilson & Young Middle School reported testing positive for COVID-19. 

Doctor talks precautions

Odessa Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rohith Saravanan said that as positive COVID-19 cases decline in Ector County, “what we don’t want to do is go back on the things that helped us get to this point.”

ECISD kicks off with emptier buildings, virtual classes

Ector County ISD students headed back to class today, but most of them did it virtually. The number of students on campuses was much lower than normal for the inaugural day of the year.

Sales tax down

A press release from the City of Odessa detailed that they received an $4,482,053.91 August sales tax check, which includes the Economic sales tax of ¼ cent.

Trustees hear broadband report

Ector County ISD is leading work on a plan to bring broadband internet access to all students and families throughout the county.

MCH honored by American Heart Association Award

Medical Center Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Buena Vista Longhorns

A superfood treat: Baked blueberry empanada

As fall approaches, many people will be looking for a tasty treat. Well, how about a delicious and nutritious treat using one of the most well known superfoods?

School opening plans reviewed

The opening of school Wednesday will see fewer students, but more teachers, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees learned during a workshop Tuesday.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Falcons add four transfers to roster

The UPTB men’s soccer team has added four transfer players the school announced Tuesday.

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Phillips leaving Jackalopes for college ranks

Odessa Jackalopes assistant coach Adam Phillips is leaving the team to take the same position at Division III Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., the team announced Tuesday.

LOOKING BACK: Aug. 12 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

OFR receives CARES CRF funds

The Odessa City Council approved multiple agenda items during Tuesday night’s virtual council meeting including purchases for Odessa Fire Rescue.

Police searching for person involved in hit and run

The Odessa Police Department is reportedly looking for a person who drove into a fence that resulted in $25,000 worth of damage. 

MCH announces 43rd COVID-19 related death

Medical Center Health System reported Tuesday afternoon that it experienced its 43rd COVID-19 related death.

NTO student starts snow cone business

A George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa student has opened a snow cone shop called Dino Sweets that combines skills he’s learned in school and his love of dinosaurs.

Commissioners plow through budget

Ector County commissioners Monday granted Sheriff Mike Griffis’ request for 27 new Chevrolet Tahoes, which Griffis said will greatly enhance his office’s ability to protect the public.

Teenager dies in rollover in West Odessa

An Odessa teenager died in a single-vehicle rollover in West Odessa.

Man charged with sexually assaulting girl multiple times

An Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit detailed that a 33-year-old man sexually abused a 13-year-old girl multiple times during the span of two years.

New juvenile center slated

Ector County commissioners Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing their issuance of certificates of obligation to build a new juvenile detention center.

MCH reports 40th COVID-19 related death

Medical Center Health System has reported its 40th COVID-19 related death.

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Balmorhea Bears

BALMORHEA Expectations are usually pretty high at Balmorhea during football season and this season figures to be no different.

Doctor talks downtrend

Dr. Timothy Benton spoke on behalf of the Ector County Health Department about the previous week’s downtrend in Ector County COVID-19 cases during a Monday virtual hospital briefing.

Education Foundation awards teaching scholarships

The Education Foundation of Odessa awarded scholarships Monday to four University of Texas Permian Basin freshmen who aspire to become teachers.

Police looking for a person involved in hit and run

The Odessa Police Department is reportedly searching for a person in connection to a hit and run investigation.

Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision

An Odessa man is dead after he was involved in two-vehicle collision.

Lone Star Pediatrics posts back-to-school video

To help parents and children prepare for the reopening of school, Lone Star Pediatrics has posted a video on YouTube with tips on fighting COVID-19.

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