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  • Today, 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.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 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.

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020

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  • 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.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Turner says shelter-in-place is not enough

    Turner says shelter-in-place is not enough

    Mayor David Turner on Saturday said that instead of a shelter-in-place that the city is working on updating the mayoral declaration of local disaster, which he said would protect the city more than a shelter-in-place and limit face to face contact. He projects there will be an announcement made regarding the update on Monday.

  • Sheriff: Take heed and take seriously

    Sheriff: Take heed and take seriously

    Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis is anxious for residents to take the threat of contracting COVID-19 seriously and is urging Odessans to stay home and stay safe.

  • 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 30, 2020
  • District attorney prepared to enhance crimes during disaster declaration

    District attorney prepared to enhance crimes during disaster declaration

    For the first time, Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland has had to implement a Texas Penal Code that he said his office hasn’t previously used.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Teenager charged with assault, possession of multiple narcotics, public intoxication

    Teenager charged with assault, possession of multiple narcotics, public intoxication

    A teenager was arrested after he reportedly pointed a handgun at two people, was in possession of cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and was intoxicated.

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Ector County reports first positive

    Ector County reports first positive

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

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • MCH reports first 2 positives cases of coronavirus

    MCH reports first 2 positives cases of coronavirus

    Medical Center Hospital has reported its first two positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a press release from MCH detailed.

  • ECISD to close buildings, set up help desk

    ECISD to close buildings, set up help desk

    Starting Monday, Ector County ISD’s buildings will be closed to the public but accessible by phone.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Longtime Odessa lawman says farewell

    Longtime Odessa lawman says farewell

    Joe Commander reminisced about his law enforcement career, which spanned 37 years and five decades.

Top Businesses

Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

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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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John's Corner

John's Corner

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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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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let citizens have chickens

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let citizens have chickens

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One thing that this “virus” crisis has shown is that once again the City Council has failed the citizens of Odessa. I have watched senior citi…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Take your own temperature

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Take your own temperature

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I am writing this letter as a physician who practiced medicine in Odessa and Midland for over 18 years and not as the husband of Laura Mathew.…

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CNN's Cuomo, with coronavirus, completes show from basement

CNN's Cuomo, with coronavirus, completes show from basement

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NEW YORK (AP) — A bleary-eyed Chris Cuomo, saying he wanted to be a cautionary tale for his audience, anchored his CNN show from his basement …

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

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PET OF THE WEEK: Girlie

PET OF THE WEEK: Girlie

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Girlie, a 5-year-old female Boxer mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Girlie…

PET OF THE WEEK: Buddy

PET OF THE WEEK: Buddy

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Atmos gives $30,000 to West Texas Food Bank

Atmos gives $30,000 to West Texas Food Bank

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Ector County cases up to 3

Ector County cases up to 3

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Ector County COVID-19 confirmed positive cases numbered 3 on Sunday with 43 tests pending results and 26 confirmed negative.