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  • Monday, June 29, 2020
  • Teenager charged with choking girlfriend, breaking her phone

    Teenager charged with choking girlfriend, breaking her phone

    A 17-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly choked and broke his girlfriend’s phone when she tried to call 911.

  • Saturday, June 27, 2020
  • PERMIAN BASIN PROFILE: Local football official diagnosed with rare brain disorder

    PERMIAN BASIN PROFILE: Local football official diagnosed with rare brain disorder

    For most of the last three decades, Gary Speed has been in the middle of the action on Friday and Saturday nights as an official on the football field.

  • Monday, June 29, 2020
  • ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: June 29

    ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: June 29

    The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.

  • 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.

  • Monday, June 29, 2020
  • Council votes against mandate

    Council votes against mandate

    Odessa Mayor David Turner turned over the decision of a mask mandate to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to city council on Monday who opposed the order in a 5-1 vote.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Man charged with stealing van, burglary

    Man charged with stealing van, burglary

    A 33-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly stole a van from a church and attempted to use that van to steal floor tile from a remodeled home.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, June 27, 2020
  • The Rev. Hayter leaves ranch for priesthood

    The Rev. Hayter leaves ranch for priesthood

    MIDLAND Born into a ranching family that goes back 110 years, Father Timothy Hayter was supposed to be a cowboy.

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Local columns

CATES:Metabolic syndrome and young adults

CATES:Metabolic syndrome and young adults

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Many years ago, I worked with the cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) at Baylor Heart & Vascular in Dallas. The cath lab is the …

Views

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:Metabolic syndrome and young adults

CATES:Metabolic syndrome and young adults

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Many years ago, I worked with the cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) at Baylor Heart & Vascular in Dallas. The cath lab is the …

CATES: It’s deaf-blind awareness week

CATES: It’s deaf-blind awareness week

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One of my favorite quotes is from Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrat machine ramps up again

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrat machine ramps up again

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Once again we are in an election year with a consequential incumbent Republican(?) running for reelection against the Democrat machine that ha…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bodiford will be missed by Odessa

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bodiford will be missed by Odessa

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Odessa lost a true leader this week with the passing of Royce Bodiford. A true gentleman, a professional in his undertakings, a doer not a tal…

Local People

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

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It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

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It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times.

Community

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …