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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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Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives

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NEW YORK (AP) — Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while B…

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driv…

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With 1 goal, first-ever MLS game was filled with promise

With 1 goal, first-ever MLS game was filled with promise

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Before the first-ever Major League Soccer match, a group of San Jose Clash players went to a local restaurant for some pregame bonding. Four o…

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record …

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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.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Longtime Odessa lawman says farewell

    Longtime Odessa lawman says farewell

    Joe Commander reminisced about his law enforcement career, which spanned 37 years and five decades.

  • Teenager charged with assault, possession of multiple narcotics, public intoxication

    Teenager charged with assault, possession of multiple narcotics, public intoxication

    A teenager was arrested after he reportedly pointed a handgun at two people, was in possession of cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and was intoxicated.

  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • District attorney prepared to enhance crimes during disaster declaration

    District attorney prepared to enhance crimes during disaster declaration

    For the first time, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland has had to implement a Texas Penal Code that he said his office hasn’t previously used.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • This is not a sprint

    This is not a sprint

    Odessa Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rohith Saravanan said that the process for battling COVID-19 is more of a marathon than a sprint after Odessa received its 15th positive case of the virus.

  • Friday, March 21, 2008
  • Exotic animals

    Exotic animals

    One-year-old Jack works for his lettuce.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • GUEST VIEW: Act now to save the US oil industry

    GUEST VIEW: Act now to save the US oil industry

    Let me start out with a simple analogy. You have a water hose hooked up to your house. We will call your house the Permian Basin. The other end is your garden. We will call that end the Gulf Coast refining complex. As we all know, the water flows very well from the hose until the worst thing possible can happen—it gets plugged off. Spoiler alert: We are now within one month of that hose being completely plugged off.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • Man charged in connection to fatal shooting

    Man charged in connection to fatal shooting

    A 22-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly was involved in a fatal shooting in West Odessa.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • ECSO: Man found dead in car near Pleasant Farms

    ECSO: Man found dead in car near Pleasant Farms

    The Ector County Sheriff’s Office reportedly found a man dead in a vehicle near Pleasant Farms.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Odessa’s new normal

    Odessa’s new normal

    Ector County Health Department Director Brandy Garcia detailed during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the county has 10 total positive cases, 60 pending and 29 negatives.

Upcoming events

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 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.

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 28, 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.

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Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

OA Advertising

OA Advertising

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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!

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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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play Cpl. Steve LeSueur on Wednesday unattended death

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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Butterfly release

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Hundreds of people release their butterflies Saturday at the Globe Theater.

Local People

German restaurant takes novel approach to keep cider flowing

German restaurant takes novel approach to keep cider flowing

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — How does a traditional German restaurant comply with the untraditional demands of the coronavirus era?

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

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WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way.

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Lex

PET OF THE WEEK: Lex

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Lex, a 1-year-old male Cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Lex or any of the…

PET OF THE WEEK: Chase

PET OF THE WEEK: Chase

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Chase, a 2-year-old male Heeler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Chase or…

GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross Aspiring Educators Receive Awards

GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross Aspiring Educators Receive Awards

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The Texas State Teacher Association-Aspiring Educators (TSTA-AE) recently held their annual state conference via Zoom, March 28…

GOOD NEWS: Autism Awareness

GOOD NEWS: Autism Awareness

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The Odessa Police Department will join several law enforcement agencies nationwide in promoting Autism Awareness. For the month…

ELAM: Energy Prices Headed for November Low

ELAM: Energy Prices Headed for November Low

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Excerpts from energy shares decline faster than oil prices

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