• August 22, 2019

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GOOD NEWS: Mother finds path back to school at MC with her daughter

MIDLAND Mother and daughter duo Priscilla Lopez and Eaden Arriola are conquering Midland College (MC) together. Lopez began taking classes in May 2017. Arriola graduated from Midland High in May 2018 and followed her mother to MC that fall.

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Stockton Panthers

FORT STOCKTON After reaching the playoffs last year, the Fort Stockton Panthers hope to not only return to the postseason, but extend their stay.

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds shut out Naturals

MIDLAND The RockHounds got on the board early and let the pitching staff do the rest as Midland shut out Northwest Arkansas 4-0 Wednesday at Security Bank Ballpark.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian and OHS return to action

The Permian volleyball team returns to the court Friday to open play at the Big Cat Classic Volleyball Tournament at Godley High School.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: FAlcons picked 13th in preseason poll

The UTPB women’s soccer team was picked to finish 13th out of 14 teams in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll released on Wednesday.

Higher ed commissioner outlines achievements, challenges

Permian Highway Pipeline beginning construction

Woman charged with assaulting man with tire iron

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Aug. 12 after she reportedly hit a man in the face with a tire iron.

Man wanted in 2017 fatal shooting arrested near Houston, transported back to Ector County

An Ector County Sheriff’s Office official said over the phone on Wednesday afternoon a 22-year-old man that was arrested in connection to a 2017 fatal shooting arrived at the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday.

Police looking for credit card theft at Napa Auto Parts

The Odessa Police Department is searching for three men who reportedly used a fraudulent credit card to purchase $2,900 worth of merchandise at an auto parts store.

Driver accused in twin deaths indicted

A 36-year-old Midland woman was indicted by an Ector County Grand Jury in connection to the deaths of 6-year-old Odessa twins Mya and Mia Coy.

Academic building naming event set

The Medical Center Health System Foundation is holding a naming event at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building Friday.

County extension office overcomes staff shortages

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has fully staffed their core team of agents in less than a year following organizational restructuring in Ector County and Midland County.

Man charged with federal offense of bank robbery

A 55-year-old man has been charged with a federal offense after he reportedly robbed a bank in northeast Odessa.

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OCA student recognized at board meeting

An Odessa Collegiate Academy senior was among those recognized during the Ector County ISD board meeting for her selection to speak at the International Space Station Research and Development Summit in Atlanta earlier this month.

GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross Rodeo beefs up

ALPINE “Get one percent better each day” is the motto Coach CJ Aragon uses with the Sul Ross State University Rodeo Team.

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Monahans Loboes

MONAHANS For as long as most people can remember, the Monahans football program has been known for its ability to run the ball well.  

ECISD board hears reports on teacher shortage, accountability

Ector County Independent School District currently has 349 teacher vacancies so Superintendent Scott Muri and Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Howard told board members how the shortage is being handled currently.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB projected to finish 11th in preseason poll

The UTPB volleyball team was picked to finish 11th in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll released on Monday.

COLLEGE SOCCER: UTPB picked 10th in LSC preseason standings

The UTPB men’s soccer team was projected to finish second to last in the Lone Star Conference standings which was released on Tuesday.

Ector to implement Bully Patrol

Ector College Prep Success Academy wants to educate students about bullying while involving them in a program that would help prevent it this year.

First day a success for Christian Academy

Among the first days of school Monday was the opening of First Odessa Christian Academy at First Baptist Church.

City incentives help Midland business expand

City council members approved a deal last week to provide more than $2.7 million to a Midland company expanding their Odessa location, expecting to add nearly 60 additional jobs to the area.


Tortilla chips and salsa are deeply rooted in Texas tradition and one man is making sure store shelves around the world carry the official state snack of Texas.

Golf to Honor tourney set

Permian Basin Area Foundation will host the eighth annual Golf to Honor Tournament Saturday benefiting the Patrick Wayland Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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