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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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Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel

Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The news release from a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was provocative: Nine mailed-in military ballots had been “discar…

Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case

Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor’s family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the…

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'Black Aces' in bubble have toughest job in NHL playoffs

'Black Aces' in bubble have toughest job in NHL playoffs

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When Joel Kiviranta capped a hat trick by scoring the series-clinching goal in overtime in his playoff debut in the s…

Heat's Bam Adebayo takes blame for Game 5 loss to Celtics

Heat's Bam Adebayo takes blame for Game 5 loss to Celtics

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo has not wanted much credit for anything this season, always deferring to others in the Miami Heat lo…

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Upcoming events

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

Top Businesses

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.

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

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BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test…

Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces

Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces

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NEW YORK (AP) — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavi…

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PET OF THE WEEK: Sara

PET OF THE WEEK: Sara

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Sara, a 2-year-old female Catahoula mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Sara…

PET OF THE WEEK: Sweetie

PET OF THE WEEK: Sweetie

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Sweetie, a 2-year-old female cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Sweetie or …

GOOD NEWS: Midland College Fire Department receives state compliance notification

GOOD NEWS: Midland College Fire Department receives state compliance notification

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MIDLAND The Midland College Fire Department is the training site for the college’s Fire Academy firefighter certificate program. 

GOOD NEWS: Midland College ranked among safest campuses in Texas

GOOD NEWS: Midland College ranked among safest campuses in Texas

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MIDLAND Midland College is once again ranked among the top ten safest college campuses in Texas by YourLocalSecurity.

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.