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  • Today, December 10, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Overeaters Anonymous Meetings

    Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Topic Meeting on Thursdays in portable building B at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Ector County Democrats Monthly County Executive Committee Meeting

    Ector County Democrats have scheduled a monthly County Executive Committee meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at the Ector County Democratic Headquarters, 319 N. Grant Ave.

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Winterfest

    Downtown Odessa has scheduled Winterfest, a collection of fun-filled, family friendly holiday downtown activities, Nov. 29-Dec. 31, each Saturday through New Year's Eve.

  • Grief Support Group “Walking With You”

    Grief Share Support Group offers a free grief support group meetings, “Walking With You,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Home Hospice, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 120. Call 580-9990.

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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 columns

MILLER: Santa doesn’t need a fake cam

MILLER: Santa doesn’t need a fake cam

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In “The Dark Knight,” Batman is trying to track down the Joker, but unable to do so through conventional means. It’s frustrating, and not bein…

Views

NATIONAL VIEW: Climate change has set California on fire

NATIONAL VIEW: Climate change has set California on fire

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California is in a state of emergency.

NATIONAL VIEW: The dangerous growth of unchecked presidential power

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For too long, the power of the executive branch has long exceeded the narrow set of powers and expectations set out by the U.S. Constitution.

Syndicated columns

WILLIAMS: Fraud in higher education

WILLIAMS: Fraud in higher education

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This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charg…

WILLIAMS: Who are the racists?

WILLIAMS: Who are the racists?

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Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that racism in America is “foundational” and that people of color were under “mortal threat” …

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Lunch debt? Are the Students to Blame?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Lunch debt? Are the Students to Blame?

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How many students go hungry each day due to school lunch debt? On average, a single school lunch costs between $2.48 and $2.74 per meal. Many …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Gift of Life is Precious

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Gift of Life is Precious

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After reading the frontpage article in the Odessa American 11-8-19, I feel compelled to write in this opinion column. I did not know Mr. Joe G…

Local People

Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving

Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving

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Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face.

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

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A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Brandi

PET OF THE WEEK: Brandi

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Brandi, a 5-month-old female Border Collie/Lab mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To…

PET OF THE WEEK: Niko

PET OF THE WEEK: Niko

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Niko, a 6-month-old female kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Niko or an…

GOOD NEWS: Donation

GOOD NEWS: Donation

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Becky McCraney, owner of Miss Cayce’s Wonderland, center, recently presented a a $1,560 check to Uptown Business and Profession…

GOOD NEWS: Pink the Basin

GOOD NEWS: Pink the Basin

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Midland College cosmetology students and faculty member Michael Fields presented a check to Pink the Basin representatives Vale…