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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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In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

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SEATTLE (AP) — The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime.

New Cavazos principal ready for the challenge

New Cavazos principal ready for the challenge

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Although she once dreamed of being an optometrist, newly installed Cavazos Elementary Principal Amanda Montelongo has found her calling in education.

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Zlatan scores 2, Vela ties it in Galaxy's 3-3 draw with LAFC

Zlatan scores 2, Vela ties it in Galaxy's 3-3 draw with LAFC

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two first-half goals before Carlos Vela tied it early in the second half, but the LA Galaxy remai…

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Midland High

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Midland High

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MIDLAND The Midland High Bulldogs hope to keep their streak of consecutive playoff appearances going.

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  • Today, August 26, 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.

  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

  • 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.

  • “Felice House: Face West” Exhibit

    The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled the exhibit “Felice House: Face West” through Sept. 8 in the Marian Blakemore Kennedy Gallery.

  • Caregiver Support Group

    The Courtyards Assisted Living and Memory Care, 201 Parks Village Drive, has scheduled Caregiver Support Group from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month through Dec. 24. Anyone caring for a person 60 years of age and older are invited to join the group. By working together, participants can help each other cope with effects of disease and aging. Group members openly discuss their feelings, experiences, and fears in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. Practical issues such as healthcare assistance, dealing with behaviors, respite and much more are discussed. Call 339-1048 or visit tinyurl.com/y3t8pbhs.

  • Legal Clinics for Veterans

    Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans has scheduled Legal Clinics for veterans from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 26, May 28, Aug 27 and Nov. 12.

  • New Odessa Professional Club informational meeting

    The Odessa Downtown Lions Club has scheduled a New Odessa Professional Club informational meeting for community leaders, professionals and executives at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Odessa Regional Medical Center. Call 335-0234 or visit tinyurl.com/y6bdooet.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 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.

  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

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Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

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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

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222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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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Midland High senior Spencer Blue

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Midland High senior Spencer Blue speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

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Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo speaks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming football season.

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Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

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Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz talks about the upcoming season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

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Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

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Andrews head coach Ralph Mason talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

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In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

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SEATTLE (AP) — The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime.

In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

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SEATTLE (AP) — The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime.

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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…

SENIOR CENTERS: July 26 – July 30, 2019

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SALVADOR M. GUERRERO SOUTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER

GOOD NEWS: JBS Leadership Institute to honor 2019 outstanding leaders

GOOD NEWS: JBS Leadership Institute to honor 2019 outstanding leaders

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The University of Texas Permian Basin is celebrating the winners of the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute’s highest honors…

ELAM: The tariff war is not working

ELAM: The tariff war is not working

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When President Trump casually announced that tariff trade wars were easy to win, we warned that would not be the case. After a stunning two-year rally, the markets are now mired in verbal insults, mostly from our side.

This morning China threatens to make good on its promise to retaliate for higher tariffs imposed by the United States. Not surprisingly the DJIA is down about 250 points.

After bragging about his stock market success, lately the President has been using what one observer calls the Trump put. A put is a hedge on a move down in a security. When we have had days like this, a sudden drop in equity prices, Trump has followed up by relaxing the latest tariff threat.