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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.

  • 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, September 25, 2020
  • Crossroads pastor, wife die in wreck

    Crossroads pastor, wife die in wreck

    The Crossroads Fellowship lead pastor said he has been on a rollercoaster of emotions after an Odessa family was in a devastating car crash in New Mexico that left one of their three children injured and both parents dead.

  • Sunday, September 27, 2020
  • Arrest made in Saturday shooting

    Arrest made in Saturday shooting

    A teen was arrested and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center Sunday following a Saturday shooting that left two injured and one dead.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Former OCA teacher charged, booked

    Former OCA teacher charged, booked

    A former 50-year-old Odessa Collegiate Academy teacher was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, jail records show.

  • Odessa woman dies in two-vehicle collision

    Odessa woman dies in two-vehicle collision

    A 58-year-old Odessa woman died in a two-vehicle collision in north Odessa.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • Man charged with sexually assaulting family member

    Man charged with sexually assaulting family member

    An Ector County Sheriff’s Office affidavit detailed that a 9-year-old girl stated a family member had sexually assaulted her.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian opens season with win

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian opens season with win

    Permian overcame a sluggish start and began its 2020 season with a 47-35 victory against Abilene Cooper in a nondistrict game Thursday at Ratliff Stadium.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Man charged with multiple counts

    Man charged with multiple counts

    A man was arrested on multiple charges and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Friday.

  • Monday, September 21, 2020
  • 2 teens recovering following wreck

    2 teens recovering following wreck

    Two Odessa teens who were involved in a fatal collision that killed three other teenagers over the weekend were in fair and good conditions on Monday, a Medical Center Hospital official detailed.

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.

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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CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

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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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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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Syndicated columns

CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

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I have the great privilege of interacting with heroes every day. I work with doctors, nurses, first responders, and healthcare workers of ever…

CATES: Health care is a true calling

CATES: Health care is a true calling

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I am of the firm belief that health care is a calling. I truly believe most people who work in the health care field could probably do somethi…

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for new leadership

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for new leadership

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The people of Odessa need new representation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is not a racist

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is not a racist

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I find it laughable that the Democrats, liberals, Antifa, and most idiotic college students contiunally accuse Trump of being a racist.

Local People

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

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NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dism…

NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms this week as New York City enters a high-st…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Mako

PET OF THE WEEK: Mako

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

PET OF THE WEEK: Rosie

PET OF THE WEEK: Rosie

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Rosie, a 3-year-old female Chihuahua, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Rosie o…

GOOD NEWS: Military service, management training lead to career success

GOOD NEWS: Military service, management training lead to career success

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MIDLAND After serving four years in the U.S. Army, Jacob Quinn moved to Midland and spent grueling 10- to 12-hour days working …

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

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Darla Townsend and the kindergarten children of Barbara Jordan Elementary recently presented the Odessa Police Department appre…