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Planned Interstate 45 expansion in Houston faces challenges

Planned Interstate 45 expansion in Houston faces challenges

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HOUSTON (AP) — Strip away the enormity of rebuilding Interstate 45 and the promise of speedier trips along downtown Houston freeways, and two questions about the once-in-a-generation project remain:

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Today in History

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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Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raisin…

Analysis: China blinks, but divide from Hong Kong remains

Analysis: China blinks, but divide from Hong Kong remains

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BEIJING (AP) — The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful.

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LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

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SYDNEY (AP) — American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second…

Chile begins Copa America title defense with win over Japan

Chile begins Copa America title defense with win over Japan

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time defending champion Chile opened its Copa America campaign with a 4-0 win over guest Japan on Monday, with Eduardo Va…

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  • Today, June 17, 2019
  • OPD's 26th Session of the Citizen's Police Academy

    The Odessa Police Department has scheduled the 26th session of the Citizen's Police Academy from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights, beginning Aug. 1 through Nov. 14.

  • Camp Fire West Texas - Summer Day Camp

    Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 28 through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St.

  • Summer Camps for Kids at Odessa College

    Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is accepting registration for a variety of summer camps and activities.

  • ECISD Summer Meal Program

    The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition is offering heatlhy Summer Food Service Program meals at no cost to children 18 years and younger.

  • Summer Art Camps for Kids

    The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12.

  • Movie Maker Mondays for Kids (ages 6-12)

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Movie Maker Mondays for children ages 6-12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays in June and July.

  • Grief Support Group “Walking With You”

    Grief Share Support Group offers a free grief support group meetings, “Walking With You,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Home Hospice, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 120. Call 580-9990.

  • Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem VBS

    Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem, 1449 S. Sam Houston Ave., has scheduled “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus” VBS for kids ages 4 and up from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 17-21.

  • Adult Youth Community Bible Study

    First Baptist Church has scheduled an evening community Bible study for young adults (age 18 and up) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17, June 24 and July 1 by Starbucks at Market Street, 4950 E. 42nd St.

  • West Texas Dance Club: Dance Night with Johnny & Suzy

    West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

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Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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!

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.

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Planned Interstate 45 expansion in Houston faces challenges

Planned Interstate 45 expansion in Houston faces challenges

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HOUSTON (AP) — Strip away the enormity of rebuilding Interstate 45 and the promise of speedier trips along downtown Houston freeways, and two …

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 275-year-old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli businessman for about $3.7 billion.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Red

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

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Red, a 1- to 2-year-old male Heeler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Red is friend…

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

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Cliff, a 1-year-old male Labrador mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Cliff loves aff…

ECISD Summer Food Program

ECISD Summer Food Program

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The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition is offering healthy Summer Food Service Program meals at no cost …

GOOD NEWS: Mission Patch Winners

GOOD NEWS: Mission Patch Winners

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Students Amaya Villanueva, 10th grader at Falcon Early College High School and Sofia Patino, fifth grader at Milam Elementary, …