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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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Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd's death

Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd's death

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police …

Police: Texas rapper dead in interstate shooting in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) — A shooting on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta has claimed the life of a rising Texas rap artist, one of three interstate shoo…

Local Sports

Smith helps No. 6 Baylor women roll past Kansas, 93-67

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nalyssa Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Dijonai Carrington added 20 points and No. 6 Baylor beat Kansas 93-67 on Saturday.

Yesufu lifts Drake past Missouri St. 71-69 in MVC tourney

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joseph Yesufu knifed down the lane, splitting two defenders, and kissed the winning basket off the glass with 2.5 seconds rem…

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  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus

    Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving you the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in their BRAND NEW production! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us in            ODESSA, TX for performances March 11-14!

  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus

    Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving you the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in their BRAND NEW production! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us in            ODESSA, TX for performances March 11-14!

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus

    Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving you the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in their BRAND NEW production! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us in            ODESSA, TX for performances March 11-14!

  • Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus

    Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving you the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in their BRAND NEW production! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us in            ODESSA, TX for performances March 11-14!

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Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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.

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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2019 2020 ECISD Employees of the Year

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2019-2020 ECISD Employees of the Year

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Thank You - My Final Floor Speech

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Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) delivers his final remarks on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, November 18th, 2020.

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Adapt & Overcome - Odessa High

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Adapt & Overcome - Odessa High

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Home Field Energy - Permian

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Home Field Energy - Permian

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Police: Texas rapper dead in interstate shooting in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) — A shooting on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta has claimed the life of a rising Texas rap artist, one of three interstate shoo…

Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers

Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers

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MILAN (AP) — The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation suit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages fr…

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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…

GOOD NEWS: Names in the News

GOOD NEWS: Names in the News

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

GOOD NEWS: Bridge Results

GOOD NEWS: Bridge Results

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The following are the results of the duplicate bridge games held in Odessa:

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: