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How to prep for and spend your government relief check

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks.

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Today in History

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On Aug. 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly b…

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Premier Analytics Solutions Provider Quantzig Announces the Launch of Its Competitive Pricing Analytics Solutions

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Champions + Legends Launches $75,000 Weekly Warrior Challenge

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April 17 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

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TBA — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Frisky Folks Monthly Breakfast

    Frisky Folks (age 55 and over) of Bethany Christian Church meet monthly

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • EDWARDS: An open letter to President Trump

    EDWARDS: An open letter to President Trump

    The recent actions by Saudi Arabia to flood the world oil markets at extremely low prices is bringing the American oil and gas industry to a screeching halt. Ironically, some 1,000,000, that’s right, one million barrels per day of oil is being imported into the United States right now from Saudi Arabia. The largest refinery in Texas, and 5th largest in the world, located in Port Arthur, Texas is now owned by Saudi Arabia. Shell sold control of the refinery to the Saudi’s in 2017. Today, 650,000 plus barrels of the 1,000,000 barrels per day imported from Saudi Arabia goes into their 100% Saudi owned Motiva refinery in Port Arthur Texas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motiva_Enterprises None of the gasoline produced from this refinery is made from American oil – it is 100% Saudi derived. Saudi Arabia sells this gasoline mainly through its Shell and some through its “76” branded Motiva supplied service stations in South Texas and all across the Gulf and East coasts.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Turner says shelter-in-place is not enough

    Turner says shelter-in-place is not enough

    Mayor David Turner on Saturday said that instead of a shelter-in-place that the city is working on updating the mayoral declaration of local disaster, which he said would protect the city more than a shelter-in-place and limit face to face contact. He projects there will be an announcement made regarding the update on Monday.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • ECISD director of nursing resigns

    ECISD director of nursing resigns

    Ector County ISD Director of Nursing Laura Mathew has resigned under protest due to requirements placed on her by the district in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Mathew had served as director for 18 years.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Sheriff: Take heed and take seriously

    Sheriff: Take heed and take seriously

    Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis is anxious for residents to take the threat of contracting COVID-19 seriously and is urging Odessans to stay home and stay safe.

  • Monday, March 23, 2020
  • ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: March 23, 2020

    ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: March 23, 2020

    The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on March 3, 2020. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Ector County reports first positive

    Ector County reports first positive

    Ector County had its first reported case of COVID-19 Friday.

  • Coronavirus updates from the Odessa American

    Coronavirus updates from the Odessa American

    >> 6:13 p.m. Friday, March 27

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • ECISD to close buildings, set up help desk

    ECISD to close buildings, set up help desk

    Starting Monday, Ector County ISD’s buildings will be closed to the public but accessible by phone.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • ECISD starts remote school, UIL suspends activities

    ECISD starts remote school, UIL suspends activities

    Ector County ISD had its first day of remote school this week and some disappointing news for those involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Midland company comes to aid of MCH

    Midland company comes to aid of MCH

    To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are making sure they have plenty of necessary supplies especially hand sanitizer.

Top Businesses

OA Advertising

OA Advertising

tel. 432-333-7602

222 E. 4th Street, Odessa, TX 79760

Print and Digital Advertising couldn't be easier. The Odessa American delivers world-class journalism to the Permian Basin’s most influential audiences. We specialize in connecting our engaged consumers to marketers by utilizing OA print, mobile, digital, social media and high-level live event platforms. This allows us to present unparalleled advertising and sponsorship opportunities for brands looking to reach a high-quality consumer and alignment with best-in-class content.   Whether you’re a local store owner looking to promote your business or a corporate marketer responsible for multiple locations, we offer a suite of solutions that deliver the leads you desire.     Find out what opportunities are available on our multi-channel platforms for your brand. Download our Digital Media Guide today.

John's Corner

John's Corner

tel. 432-362-0004

3827 N Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

John's Corner in Odessa TX John's Corner is a landscaping and nursery garden solutions company located in Odessa, TX. John's specializes in various gardening areas such as: organic solutions, flowers, house plants, beddings plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, and much more. With the correct guidance and solutions, John's employees are equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve your gardening area. Our garden center is based in the vicinity of Ector & Midland Counties, so if your garden is undergoing rough times, we have the products to help. These products include; Ferti-lome, Soil Mender, Roundup, Turfmark, Scott’s Ortho, Green Light, and Hi-yield.Our reputation speaks for itself; John’s Corner has won Best Nursery in the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Poll for 10 years in a row. If you are located in Andrews, Odessa, Midland, Permian Basin, or Ector County, we are here to fulfill all of your gardening or landscaping needs.

Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

tel. 432-550-3668

2626 JBS Parkway, Odessa, TX 79761

We provide high quality medical care for your feet and ankles. Patient care is our top priority. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care of the foot and ankle in a Christian and patient environment. Our number one priority is patient care and to see that you feel comfortable in our office. We want you to know that we will go above and beyond to accommodate all of our patients!

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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How to prep for and spend your government relief check

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed con…

Liz Weston: Don't give your adult kids your house

Liz Weston: Don't give your adult kids your house

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Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn’t.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Girlie

PET OF THE WEEK: Girlie

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Girlie, a 5-year-old female Boxer mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Girlie…

PET OF THE WEEK: Buddy

PET OF THE WEEK: Buddy

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Buddy, a 3-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Buddy or any of…

Ector County cases up to 3

Ector County cases up to 3

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Ector County COVID-19 confirmed positive cases numbered 3 on Sunday with 43 tests pending results and 26 confirmed negative.

GOOD NEWS: Midland attorney appointed to MC Board of Trustees

GOOD NEWS: Midland attorney appointed to MC Board of Trustees

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MIDLAND At their March 17 monthly meeting, the Midland College (MC) Board of Trustees elected Midland attorney and energy execu…