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GOOD NEWS: Citizenship Fair

GOOD NEWS: Citizenship Fair

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Hunter Smith, Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center program coordinator, shares information with an attendee at the Citizenship Fair. On Feb. 29…

GOOD NEWS: Former Odessan’s photos featured in Texas Monthly

GOOD NEWS: Former Odessan’s photos featured in Texas Monthly

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Mackenzie Smith Kelley photographed the cover of Texas Monthly’s March issue, and a 10-page spread written by Pat Sharpe covering the state’s …

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

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The Odessa Christian Faith Center treated the Odessa Police Department to snacks recently.

Small brewery, big appeal

Small brewery, big appeal

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MARATHON Brick Vault Brewery and Barbecue, located in the tiny West Texas town of Marathon, puts the “micro” in microbrewing. “We’re a one-bar…

Sul Ross professor named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Sul Ross professor named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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ALPINE Bill Tindol, longtime Professor of Education and Mathematics at Sul Ross State University, has been named Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Marriage

MATTER OF RECORD: March 2 through March 20

MATTER OF RECORD: March 2 through March 20

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Matter of Record is a weekly listing of publicly available records at the Ector County Courthouse of marriage applications and divorces.

MATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 28 through March 12

MATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 28 through March 12

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Matter of Record is a weekly listing of publicly available records at the Ector County Courthouse of marriage applications and divorces.

MATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 4 through Feb. 28

MATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 4 through Feb. 28

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Matter of Record is a weekly listing of publicly available records at the Ector County Courthouse of marriage applications and divorces.

MATTER OF RECORD: Jan. 27 to Feb. 14

MATTER OF RECORD: Jan. 27 to Feb. 14

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Matter of Record is a weekly listing of publicly available records at the Ector County Courthouse of marriage applications and divorces.

MATTER OF RECORD: Jan.24th to Jan 30th

MATTER OF RECORD: Jan.24th to Jan 30th

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Matter of Record is a weekly listing of publicly available records at the Ector County Courthouse of marriage applications and divorces.

Pets

PET OF THE WEEK: Jack

PET OF THE WEEK: Jack

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Jack, a 2-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Jack or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Odessa, sto…

PET OF THE WEEK: Little Bear

PET OF THE WEEK: Little Bear

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Little Bear, a 3-year-old male Chihuahua mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Little Bear or any of the other pets at the Human…

PET OF THE WEEK: Tag

PET OF THE WEEK: Tag

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Tag, a 1-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Tag or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Odessa, stop …

PET OF THE WEEK: Denali

PET OF THE WEEK: Denali

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Denali, a 2-year-old female Bulldog mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Denali or any of the other pets at the Humane Society …

PET OF THE WEEK: Patches

PET OF THE WEEK: Patches

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Patches, a 2-year-old female cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Patches or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Ode…

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Frisky Folks Monthly Breakfast

    Frisky Folks (age 55 and over) of Bethany Christian Church meet monthly

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

Most Popular

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • EDWARDS: An open letter to President Trump

    EDWARDS: An open letter to President Trump

    The recent actions by Saudi Arabia to flood the world oil markets at extremely low prices is bringing the American oil and gas industry to a screeching halt. Ironically, some 1,000,000, that’s right, one million barrels per day of oil is being imported into the United States right now from Saudi Arabia. The largest refinery in Texas, and 5th largest in the world, located in Port Arthur, Texas is now owned by Saudi Arabia. Shell sold control of the refinery to the Saudi’s in 2017. Today, 650,000 plus barrels of the 1,000,000 barrels per day imported from Saudi Arabia goes into their 100% Saudi owned Motiva refinery in Port Arthur Texas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motiva_Enterprises None of the gasoline produced from this refinery is made from American oil – it is 100% Saudi derived. Saudi Arabia sells this gasoline mainly through its Shell and some through its “76” branded Motiva supplied service stations in South Texas and all across the Gulf and East coasts.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • ECISD director of nursing resigns

    ECISD director of nursing resigns

    Ector County ISD Director of Nursing Laura Mathew has resigned under protest due to requirements placed on her by the district in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Mathew had served as director for 18 years.

  • Monday, March 23, 2020
  • ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: March 23, 2020

    ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: March 23, 2020

    The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on March 3, 2020. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Coronavirus updates from the Odessa American

    Coronavirus updates from the Odessa American

    >> 6:13 p.m. Friday, March 27

  • Ector County reports first positive

    Ector County reports first positive

    Ector County had its first reported case of COVID-19 Friday.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • ECISD starts remote school, UIL suspends activities

    ECISD starts remote school, UIL suspends activities

    Ector County ISD had its first day of remote school this week and some disappointing news for those involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Man charged with shooting neighbor in West Odessa

    Man charged with shooting neighbor in West Odessa

    A 41-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly shot his neighbor in West Odessa.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Midland company comes to aid of MCH

    Midland company comes to aid of MCH

    To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are making sure they have plenty of necessary supplies especially hand sanitizer.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Woman charged with filing false report, assaulting officer

    Woman charged with filing false report, assaulting officer

    A 28-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly falsified an assault by her boyfriend and kicked an Odessa Police Department officer in the thigh.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Abbott locks down all of Texas

    Abbott locks down all of Texas

    Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced four executive orders limiting public gatherings to reduce exposure to the coronavirus that extends school closure to April 3 as well as sweeping changes to other businesses.

Top Businesses

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.

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

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Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Jack

PET OF THE WEEK: Jack

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Jack, a 2-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Jack or any of t…

PET OF THE WEEK: Little Bear

PET OF THE WEEK: Little Bear

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Little Bear, a 3-year-old male Chihuahua mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt…

GOOD NEWS: Citizenship Fair

GOOD NEWS: Citizenship Fair

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Hunter Smith, Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center program coordinator, shares information with an attendee at the Citizenship F…

GOOD NEWS: Former Odessan’s photos featured in Texas Monthly

GOOD NEWS: Former Odessan’s photos featured in Texas Monthly

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Mackenzie Smith Kelley photographed the cover of Texas Monthly’s March issue, and a 10-page spread written by Pat Sharpe coveri…