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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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Western Europe Telecoms Market Trends and Forecasts Report 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2019--

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

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A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since.

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Ken Harrelson wins Frick Award for broadcast excellece

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ken Harrelson, a former player who called Chicago White Sox games for 34 years, on Wednesday won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. F…

Michigan is poised to legalize sports, online gambling

Michigan is poised to legalize sports, online gambling

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature will vote Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gambl…

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Upcoming events

  • Today, December 11, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Overeaters Anonymous Meetings

    Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Topic Meeting on Thursdays in portable building B at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Ector County Democrats Monthly County Executive Committee Meeting

    Ector County Democrats have scheduled a monthly County Executive Committee meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at the Ector County Democratic Headquarters, 319 N. Grant Ave.

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Overeaters Anonymous Meetings

    Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Topic Meeting on Thursdays in portable building B at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.

  • Grief Support Group “Walking With You”

    Grief Share Support Group offers a free grief support group meetings, “Walking With You,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Home Hospice, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 120. Call 580-9990.

Top Businesses

OA Advertising

OA Advertising

tel. 432-333-7602

222 E. 4th Street, Odessa, TX 79760

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.

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!

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

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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Multimedia

play VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

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The Odessa Spire project saw its latest development with the installation process of its LED lights beginning on a windy Monday afternoon. Once all the elements of the newest piece of public art in Odessa are in place, the lighting ceremony is expected to take place on December 16th.

play Victim Hearing

Victim Hearing

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Mass shooting victim families testifying at the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety.

play Permian Symphonic Orchestra 2019 Spooktacular

Permian Symphonic Orchestra 2019 Spooktacular

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The Permian Symphonic Orchestra performed a James Bond Medley during the 2019 Spooktacular at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome on Oct. 29, 2019. The medley featured "The James Bond Theme," "Goldfinger," "Live and Let Die" and "Nobody Does It Better." Watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/pMkZysZ3Rn8

play Expedition Royalty Drawing Wanda Henderson

Expedition Royalty Drawing Wanda Henderson

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Wanda Henderson wins drawing for a new 2019 Ford Expedition from Expedition Royalty during its grand opening ceremony. All ticket sales benefited the United Way of Big Spring & Howard County for $21,170

Local People

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' get a boost in SAG nominations

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' get a boost in SAG nominations

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NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Onc…

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time 'Person of the Year'

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time 'Person of the Year'

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MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time’s youngest…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Brandi

PET OF THE WEEK: Brandi

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Brandi, a 5-month-old female Border Collie/Lab mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To…

PET OF THE WEEK: Niko

PET OF THE WEEK: Niko

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Niko, a 6-month-old female kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Niko or an…

Sul Ross hosts awards presentations

Sul Ross hosts awards presentations

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ALPINE Sul Ross State University, the Alpine Lions Club and the Alpine Independent School District came together to offer the L…

Guitar show fundraiser for new nonprofit

Guitar show fundraiser for new nonprofit

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Siblings Cristian and Andrea Gonzales will be two of the performers at the 12 Keys Music Lessons December show at 7 p.m. today …

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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