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All aboard ‘The Polar Express’

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For a trip to the North Pole, there’s no finer way to travel than on board The Polar Express.

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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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Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

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TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were e…

The Latest: India’s coronavirus death toll passes 20,000

The Latest: India’s coronavirus death toll passes 20,000

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NEW DELHI — India’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 20,000, with case numbers surging past 700,000.

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Fog shrouds A-League's restart after coronavirus shutdown

Fog shrouds A-League's restart after coronavirus shutdown

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SYDNEY (AP) — Coronavirus restrictions forced the shutdown of A-League soccer in Australia in late March. Now fog at Canberra airport has indi…

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delay

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delay

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried …

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Though she was taking business classes at Odessa College, Aliyah Robinson knew regardless if she had a diploma or not what profession she wanted to pursue.

  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Ector cuts work in progress

    Ector cuts work in progress

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, predictions of lower enrollment and data, Ector College Prep Success Academy CEO/Superintendent Robert Bleisch said some adjustments had to be made.

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • The end of an extraordinary life

    The end of an extraordinary life

    Ryan Kennedy was an extraordinary young man. That is what his dad would say. It is what the rest of his family and coworkers would say. The people he helped as he worked for Apollo MediFlight would probably remember him with gratitude as well.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Abbott mandates masks

    Abbott mandates masks

    Governor Greg Abbott authorized an executive order Thursday requiring Texans in public areas to wear face coverings in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases with few exceptions.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    The Ector County Independent School District athletics department will be selling general admission tickets for the 2020 high school football season in an announcement made on social media Monday.

  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Ector College Prep Success Academy Assistant Principal Reagan Paquette is moving to a similar position at San Jacinto Junior High School in Midland, officially starting July 26.

  • ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Jackson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • County jury trials remain at standstill

    County jury trials remain at standstill

    The case against the 37-year-old Midland woman, who was indicted by an Ector County Grand Jury in the deaths of 6-year-old Odessa twins Mya and Mia Coy is still pending.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Motorcyclist involved in two-vehicle fatal collision

    Motorcyclist involved in two-vehicle fatal collision

    A Texas Department of Public Safety press release detailed a 25-year-old motorcyclist died after he was involved in a two-vehicle collision west of Odessa.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Historic barbecue open again

    Historic barbecue open again

    After going through three months of being shut down due to the pandemic, Sam’s Bar-B-Que has since opened back up.

Top Businesses

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.

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!

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OA Advertising

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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.

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Odessa Graduation

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Permian Panther football camp

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A short video from the Permian Panther football camp.

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Deadly shooting

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Cpl. Steve LeSueur on Wednesday unattended death

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LeSueur discusses unattended death Wednesday afternoon on Alpine Avenue in Odessa.

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Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

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ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, …

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

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Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

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Bo, a 3-month-old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Bo or any of t…

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

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Calvin, a 1-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Calvin or any …

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

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Ricki Calder and Ana Noll recently treated the Odessa Police Department on patrol to several burritos from JumBurrito.

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

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Paula McAnally retired June 29 after serving as a dispatcher for the Ector County Sheriff Office for 11 years and 3 months. She…

OPD asking for public’s help on hit-and-run

OPD asking for public’s help on hit-and-run

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The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a auto-pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred at about 10:27 p.m. June 20 in the 3300 block of South Dixie Boulevard.

Investigation revealed that suspect’s vehicle is a 2015-2019 Ford F-150, missing the passenger side mirror and radio antenna. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact Hit & Run Investigator M. Stewart at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #20-0010935, a news release detailed.

The investigation continues.