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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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Japan's team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout

Japan's team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout

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TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man…

UK lawmakers to vote on whether to delay Brexit decision

UK lawmakers to vote on whether to delay Brexit decision

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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt …

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England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

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OITA, Japan (AP) — The strains of English rugby anthem "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when …

The Latest: New Zealand leads Ireland 22-0 at halftime in QF

The Latest: New Zealand leads Ireland 22-0 at halftime in QF

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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):

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  • Today, October 19, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Church Fall Holiday Craft Bazaar

    Highland United Methodist Church, 1808 N. Dixie Blvd., has scheduled a fall holiday craft bazaar at 9 a.m. Oct. 18.

  • Fall/Holiday Craft Bazaar

    Fall and Holiday Crafts, Homemade Items, Food, Gifts, Holiday Décor and More!!

  • 11th annual Fall Festival

    The City of Odessa Parks & Recreation Department and Chevron has scheduled the 11th annual Fall Festival from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road.

  • Harvest Picnic Basket Auction Benefiting Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center

    Join Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center on October 19, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM for our first ever Harvest Picnic Basket Auction on the lawn at the Museum of the Southwest.  Enjoy live music provided by the talented Keeping Harvey Company and Kim and Joe Music, a pumpkin carving (or decorating) competition and bid on a unique picnic basket to help raise funds for our adult literacy program.  Local food trucks will be on site to purchase tasty treats! The event is free to attend and fun for the whole family- just bring a blanket or chairs for seating. Contact adejong@pbalc.org if you would be interested in participating in the pumpkin carving competition or if you have any questions.  We appreciate your support and are looking forward to hosting this community event!

  • Harvest Picnic Basket Auction

    The Permain Basin Adult Literacy Center has scheduled a Harvest Picnic Basket Auction from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Mdiland.

  • BloodyBill.com Home of Def Con 1 & Circus of the Dead

    BloodyBill.com Home of Def Con 1 & Circus of the Dead, 2215 W. Second St., has scheduled more than 7,000 square feet of haunts from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31, Nov. 1. Admission is $10. Visit bloodybill.com.

  • Midland-Odessa Symphony Corale Concert, “A Grand Night for Singing”

    Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center has scheduled Midland-Odessa Symphony Corale Concert, “A Grand Night for Singing” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church of Midland, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. Box office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 552-4452 or email at info@wagnernoel.com. Tickets available at 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.

  • Old Midland Trail of Horrors Night's

    Old Midland Trail of Horrors Night's has been scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31 at Old Midland Trail Of Horrors, 2512 W. Ohio Ave., Midland. All ages welcomed. Food vendors will be available outside the haunted house. Admission is $15 cash. VIsit tinyurl.com/yx95awsh.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

Top Businesses

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

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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.

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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play DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

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A chase that started in Andrews County led DPS officers and Ector County deputies on a high speed chase involving a white BMW around Odessa Friday afternoon. 

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Voter Registrars

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play Love Conquers Hate

Love Conquers Hate

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Love conquers hate at halftime of El Paso Franklin vs. Odessa Permian game last night. Well done #Mojoband. #WestTexasStrong

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Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

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Permian head coach Jeff Ellison speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

Local People

Moses a symbol of humility

Moses a symbol of humility

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Deuteronomy 34:10-12 may say it best: “Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, who did all tho…

COPELAND: The quality of mercy

COPELAND: The quality of mercy

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 “The quality of mercy is not strained.”

Community

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…

GOOD NEWS: Course Completion

GOOD NEWS: Course Completion

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Ector County Sheriff officers recently completed a 40-hour Mental Health Officer course. The training was held at the Midland C…

GOOD NEWS: Flag Donation

GOOD NEWS: Flag Donation

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The Ector County Sheriff's office was recently gifted this beautiful flag. The flag, handmade by Emmanuel Ortega, was donated t…

ELAM: Seasonal weakness

ELAM: Seasonal weakness

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"OPEC and its allies are considering deeper oil output cuts ahead of their December meeting …: the narrative continues to be gloomy”

OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo

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