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GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

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Ricki Calder and Ana Noll recently treated the Odessa Police Department on patrol to several burritos from JumBurrito.

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

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Paula McAnally retired June 29 after serving as a dispatcher for the Ector County Sheriff Office for 11 years and 3 months. She earned a certi…

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

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Lt. Rocky Bright, right, retired June 29 after serving the Ector County Sheriff's Office for 31 1/2 years. His duties over the years included …

GOOD NEWS: PBAF gives $700,000 in scholarship awards

GOOD NEWS: PBAF gives $700,000 in scholarship awards

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MIDLAND Permian Basin Area Foundation announces $709,624 in scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

OPD receives “Blessing Bags”

OPD receives “Blessing Bags”

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The Odessa Police Department recently received a kind gesture from one local child looking to brighten some spirits.

Marriage

MATTER OF RECORD: June 25, 2020 to July 2, 2020

MATTER OF RECORD: June 25, 2020 to July 2, 2020

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MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

MATTER OF RECORD: June 19, 2020 to June 26,2020

MATTER OF RECORD: June 19, 2020 to June 26,2020

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MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

MATTER OF RECORD: June 8, 2020 to June 18,2020

MATTER OF RECORD: June 8, 2020 to June 18,2020

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MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

MATTER OF RECORD: June 5, 2020 to June 12,2020

MATTER OF RECORD: June 5, 2020 to June 12,2020

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MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

MATTER OF RECORD: May 22 to June 4

MATTER OF RECORD: May 22 to June 4

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MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

Pets

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

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Bo, a 3-month-old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Bo or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Odessa, sto…

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

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

PET OF THE WEEK: Ernie

PET OF THE WEEK: Ernie

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Ernie, a 3-year-old male Chihuahua, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Ernie or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Ode…

PET OF THE WEEK: Landry

PET OF THE WEEK: Landry

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Landry, a 1-year-old male Jack Russell mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Landry or any of the other pets at the Humane Socie…

PET OF THE WEEK: Fiona

PET OF THE WEEK: Fiona

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Fiona, a 9-week-old female kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Fiona or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Odes…

Most Popular

  • Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Though she was taking business classes at Odessa College, Aliyah Robinson knew regardless if she had a diploma or not what profession she wanted to pursue.

  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Ector cuts work in progress

    Ector cuts work in progress

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, predictions of lower enrollment and data, Ector College Prep Success Academy CEO/Superintendent Robert Bleisch said some adjustments had to be made.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • County jury trials remain at standstill

    County jury trials remain at standstill

    The case against the 37-year-old Midland woman, who was indicted by an Ector County Grand Jury in the deaths of 6-year-old Odessa twins Mya and Mia Coy is still pending.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    The Ector County Independent School District athletics department will be selling general admission tickets for the 2020 high school football season in an announcement made on social media Monday.

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • The end of an extraordinary life

    The end of an extraordinary life

    Ryan Kennedy was an extraordinary young man. That is what his dad would say. It is what the rest of his family and coworkers would say. The people he helped as he worked for Apollo MediFlight would probably remember him with gratitude as well.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Abbott mandates masks

    Abbott mandates masks

    Governor Greg Abbott authorized an executive order Thursday requiring Texans in public areas to wear face coverings in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases with few exceptions.

  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Jackson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties.

  • Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Ector College Prep Success Academy Assistant Principal Reagan Paquette is moving to a similar position at San Jacinto Junior High School in Midland, officially starting July 26.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Motorcyclist involved in two-vehicle fatal collision

    Motorcyclist involved in two-vehicle fatal collision

    A Texas Department of Public Safety press release detailed a 25-year-old motorcyclist died after he was involved in a two-vehicle collision west of Odessa.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Historic barbecue open again

    Historic barbecue open again

    After going through three months of being shut down due to the pandemic, Sam’s Bar-B-Que has since opened back up.

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!

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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Local People

Edmunds: Now is time to shop for certified pre-owned vehicle

Edmunds: Now is time to shop for certified pre-owned vehicle

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Used cars have historically been a smart alternative for those in need of transportation during an economic downturn. They don’t depreciate as…

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

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NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

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Bo, a 3-month-old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Bo or any of t…

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

PET OF THE WEEK: Calvin

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Calvin, a 1-year-old male cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Calvin or any …

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

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Ricki Calder and Ana Noll recently treated the Odessa Police Department on patrol to several burritos from JumBurrito.

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

GOOD NEWS: Retirement

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Paula McAnally retired June 29 after serving as a dispatcher for the Ector County Sheriff Office for 11 years and 3 months. She…