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  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

  • Witches, Warlocks, and Wizards

    The University of Texas Permian Basin will host it's Third Annual Halloween Symposium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will feature literature, lore and more on everything from "The New Coven: Digital Witchcraft in the Age of the Pandemic" to La Llorona, the Weeping Woman of Hispanic folklore. The public is invited to attend. The symposium will be conducted live through Microsoft Teams. The link to join is: https://tinyurl.com/yxh37jxq

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    A 26-year-old Odessa woman has died following a major collision that occurred Thursday evening in central Odessa.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly assaulted her boyfriend with a knife, a fork and frying pan.

  • ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    Ector County ISD on Tuesday became the first school district in the nation to partner with SpaceX to provide broadband service to families with poor or no internet access.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 3 people die, including infant, in 4-vehicle collision

    3 people die, including infant, in 4-vehicle collision

    Three people died, including a 9-month-old girl, in a four-vehicle collision north of Goldsmith.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Board hears COVID concerns

    Board hears COVID concerns

    Teachers and counselors expressed concern to Ector County ISD board members about the timeliness of being notified of COVID-19 cases, classrooms with too many students, the risk of being around younger students with no masks and other items.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Distemper outbreak reported

    Distemper outbreak reported

    Odessa Animal Control was recently notified by a rescue group that some of its dogs that were rescued, contracted distemper. 

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • 2 critically injured in crash

    2 critically injured in crash

    Two people are in critical condition following a major crash that occurred Thursday in Central Odessa.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • GUEST VIEW: President Trump visits Permian Basin

    GUEST VIEW: President Trump visits Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin is ready for a comeback and President Trump’s commitment this week to such is a vital piece of the roaring economy we have all experienced in the Permian Basin. In his visit to West Texas on Wednesday President Trump committed to three new international pipelines and railway bridge permits between Mexico and Texas. This is a critical investment in energy and transportation infrastructure.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Monahans comes away with win over Pecos

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Monahans comes away with win over Pecos

    MONAHANS The Monahans Loboes claimed the bragging rights and punched a ticket to the playoffs Friday with a 35-19 win over rival Pecos at Estes Memorial Stadium.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • PHS band sticks to tradition

    PHS band sticks to tradition

    The Permian High School band has had its share of highs and lows this year from not knowing if they were even going to have the activity this year to performing at its first football game.

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Odessa American

Odessa American

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222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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Local columns

CATES:Healthy people 2030 goals

CATES:Healthy people 2030 goals

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My first foray into college was at Texas A&M University. Yes, I am a very proud Aggie.

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NATIONAL VIEW: Despite Dems’ enthusiasm, Bloomberg's record worthy of scrutiny

NATIONAL VIEW: Despite Dems’ enthusiasm, Bloomberg's record worthy of scrutiny

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So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing ha…

WORLD VIEW: Brexit is done. Now we need to find a new role in the world

WORLD VIEW: Brexit is done. Now we need to find a new role in the world

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Today, as the 11th hour approaches, there will be no street parties or pealing of bells in celebration, nor are there angry demonstrations and…

Syndicated columns

CATES:Healthy people 2030 goals

CATES:Healthy people 2030 goals

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My first foray into college was at Texas A&M University. Yes, I am a very proud Aggie.

CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October this year seems surreal to me. First, it’s hard to believe October is already here — this year has dragged in some ways and just flown…

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Growth must have a solid foundation

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Growth must have a solid foundation

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As a longtime resident of District 1 write this letter in support of Mark Matta, a candidate for Odessa City council District 1.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local GOP wants open government

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local GOP wants open government

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In a recent Letter to the Editor entitled, “Odessans Beware on City Council Races”, Kirk Edwards made some observations that need clarificatio…

Local People

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

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NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced…

World Series sets another low for television viewers

World Series sets another low for television viewers

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating …

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: mocha

PET OF THE WEEK: mocha

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Mocha, a 9-month-old male Chihuahua mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Moch…

PET OF THE WEEK: chance

PET OF THE WEEK: chance

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Chance, a 9-week old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Chance or a…

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

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Haley Christie recently treated the Odessa Police Department officers to Starbucks.

Teacher connects with students

Teacher connects with students

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For Ramon Rivera, it was fitting that he would win the Don Quixote Award for the Felipe Alaniz Outstanding Hispanic Educator.