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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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Milan coach Pioli recovers from virus, returns to sidelines

Milan coach Pioli recovers from virus, returns to sidelines

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MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has recovered from the coronavirus and will be back on the sidelines for Thursday’s Europa League ma…

The Latest: Fiorentina coach Prandelli positive for virus

The Latest: Fiorentina coach Prandelli positive for virus

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  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • DR. ISLAM: Saying happy holidays to your gut

    DR. ISLAM: Saying happy holidays to your gut

    I love this time of the year. The lights, the decorations, the sounds of music … I love it all. And most importantly, I love the food. I am a sucker for turkey, peach cobbler, mashed potatoes, stuffing; it is all awesome.

  • Friday, November 27, 2020
  • Odessa woman offers custom cotton candy

    Odessa woman offers custom cotton candy

    Earlier this year, Nicole Carey and her husband Andrew were out celebrating her birthday.

  • Mayor claims tax issue is mixup

    Mayor claims tax issue is mixup

    Mayor David Turner says federal tax records that indicate he owes the IRS $1.1 million in unpaid payroll taxes were caused by a paperwork error that “has been taken care of.”

  • Saturday, November 28, 2020
  • Odessa man dies in accident

    Odessa man dies in accident

    OPD investigating fatal crash

  • Monday, November 30, 2020
  • County donates $700,000

    County donates $700,000

    Local non-profit groups had been having an even tougher time than usual with the COVID-19 pandemic’s playing havoc with fundraising, so they were ecstatic over the Ector County commissioners’ recent donation of $700,000 in leftover money from federal CARES Act appropriations.

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • Starbright Village opens this week

    Starbright Village opens this week

    Even COVID the Grinch couldn’t steal Odessa’s Christmas this year.

  • Saturday, November 28, 2020
  • DeArmond assumes leadership

    DeArmond assumes leadership

    The Rev. Cliff DeArmond grew up attending the Latter Reign Worship Center and its Christian school and then became its pastor after serving as youth minister.

  • Monday, November 30, 2020
  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian's Workman heads group of 10 ECISD All-District honorees

    HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian's Workman heads group of 10 ECISD All-District honorees

    Permian freshman Jade Workman earned Newcomer of the Year honors as the full District 2-6A all-district volleyball team was released Monday.

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

    Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Family, officers ask public for help

    Family, officers ask public for help

    More than a year after the shooting death of a 42-year-old Odessan, the Odessa Police Department is still searching for the gunman.

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  • Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Burritos for the Basin

    As a thank you to the people of Andrews for all of their support in helping us 

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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!

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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Pompano Beach Arts presents Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to present the 3rd Annual Exi…

People magazine reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

People magazine reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the “2020 People of the Year.”

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PET OF THE WEEK: May

PET OF THE WEEK: May

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

PET OF THE WEEK: Wilbur

PET OF THE WEEK: Wilbur

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Wilbur, a 2 year-old male potbelly pig, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Wilbu…

GOOD NEWS: MC grad credits school background, faith for success

GOOD NEWS: MC grad credits school background, faith for success

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MIDLAND “The drive and purpose for many people who go to school are to make it big,” Emma Avampato said. “My desire is to love …

GOOD NEWS Swearing In

GOOD NEWS Swearing In

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New Odessa City Councilman Steve Thompson was sworn in the morning of Nov. 20 by Ector County 70th District Judge Denn Whalen i…

ORMC to offer free COVID testing

ORMC to offer free COVID testing

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Odessa Regional Medical Center will host 10 mobile COVID-19 testing events over the next six weeks. Testing is free of charge for Ector County residents and is provided by the City of Odessa. Limited free flu vaccinations will also be available at these events. Residents will be required to bring an ID or proof of residency to the events. 

All drive-up testing will start at 10 a.m. Residents may arrive starting at 8:30 a.m. to get in line. ORMC will test until 1:30 p.m. or until the 200 testing kits are exhausted at each event. If every test is utilized at every event, we will test 1,800 people total including tests administered at the ORMC Community Health Center. 

The mobile COVID-19 testing is as followed: