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  • Today, October 19, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Church Fall Holiday Craft Bazaar

    Highland United Methodist Church, 1808 N. Dixie Blvd., has scheduled a fall holiday craft bazaar at 9 a.m. Oct. 18.

  • Fall/Holiday Craft Bazaar

    Fall and Holiday Crafts, Homemade Items, Food, Gifts, Holiday Décor and More!!

  • 11th annual Fall Festival

    The City of Odessa Parks & Recreation Department and Chevron has scheduled the 11th annual Fall Festival from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road.

  • Harvest Picnic Basket Auction Benefiting Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center

    Join Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center on October 19, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM for our first ever Harvest Picnic Basket Auction on the lawn at the Museum of the Southwest.  Enjoy live music provided by the talented Keeping Harvey Company and Kim and Joe Music, a pumpkin carving (or decorating) competition and bid on a unique picnic basket to help raise funds for our adult literacy program.  Local food trucks will be on site to purchase tasty treats! The event is free to attend and fun for the whole family- just bring a blanket or chairs for seating. Contact adejong@pbalc.org if you would be interested in participating in the pumpkin carving competition or if you have any questions.  We appreciate your support and are looking forward to hosting this community event!

  • Harvest Picnic Basket Auction

    The Permain Basin Adult Literacy Center has scheduled a Harvest Picnic Basket Auction from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Mdiland.

  • BloodyBill.com Home of Def Con 1 & Circus of the Dead

    BloodyBill.com Home of Def Con 1 & Circus of the Dead, 2215 W. Second St., has scheduled more than 7,000 square feet of haunts from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31, Nov. 1. Admission is $10. Visit bloodybill.com.

  • Midland-Odessa Symphony Corale Concert, “A Grand Night for Singing”

    Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center has scheduled Midland-Odessa Symphony Corale Concert, “A Grand Night for Singing” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at First Presbyterian Church of Midland, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. Box office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 552-4452 or email at info@wagnernoel.com. Tickets available at 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.

  • Old Midland Trail of Horrors Night's

    Old Midland Trail of Horrors Night's has been scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31 at Old Midland Trail Of Horrors, 2512 W. Ohio Ave., Midland. All ages welcomed. Food vendors will be available outside the haunted house. Admission is $15 cash. VIsit tinyurl.com/yx95awsh.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

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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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OA Advertising

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DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

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A chase that started in Andrews County led DPS officers and Ector County deputies on a high speed chase involving a white BMW around Odessa Friday afternoon. 

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Voter Registrars

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play Love Conquers Hate

Love Conquers Hate

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Love conquers hate at halftime of El Paso Franklin vs. Odessa Permian game last night. Well done #Mojoband. #WestTexasStrong

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Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

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OPD Chief Mike Gerke during a Monday news conference at UTPB said Seth Ator, 36, had a dispute with his employer, Journey Oilfield Services, and that both Ator and someone from the company called 911.

play Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odessa Mass Shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odess…

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Gov. Greg Abbott, state legislators and top law enforcement officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement came together to offer their support and praise for the Odessa community as it deals with the tragedy of seven dead and 22 injured in a mass shooting Saturday.

play MCH Press Conference

MCH Press Conference

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Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree Aug. 31, 2019, around Odessa before being shot to death by law enforcement.

play OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa and Midland

OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa…

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Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree around Odessa Aug. 31, 2019, before being shot to death by law enforcement. OPD Chief Michael Gerke said during a press conference he believed the threat was over.

play Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

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Permian head coach Jeff Ellison speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Permian senior Easton Hernandez

Permian senior Easton Hernandez

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Permian senior quarterback Easton Hernandez speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

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Odessa High head coach Danny Servance speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

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Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

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Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda talks about taking over the reins as the starting quarterback for the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

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Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

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Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

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Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

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Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland High senior Spencer Blue

Midland High senior Spencer Blue

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Midland High senior Spencer Blue speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

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Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo speaks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming football season.

play Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

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Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz talks about the upcoming season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

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Andrews head coach Ralph Mason talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Andrews senior Brett Leach

Andrews senior Brett Leach

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Andrews senior Brett Leach talks about the upcoming football season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Seminole head coach Ty Palmer

Seminole head coach Ty Palmer

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Seminole head coach Ty Palmer talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about taking over the reigns of the Indians' football program.

play Seminole senior Jaxon Washington

Seminole senior Jaxon Washington

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Seminole senior Jaxon Washington speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Seminole senior Dylan Stokes

Seminole senior Dylan Stokes

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Seminole's Dylan Stokes talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about his upcoming senior season.

play Greenwood senior Justin Bostic

Greenwood senior Justin Bostic

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Greenwood senior Justin Bostic speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser

Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser

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Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about his first season at the helm for the Rangers.

play Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz

Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz

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Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz talks about the upcoming season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters

Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters

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Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season

play Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez

Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez

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Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Monahans junior Bond Heflin

Monahans junior Bond Heflin

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Monahans junior quarterback Bond Heflin speaks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Monahans head coach Fred Staugh

Monahans head coach Fred Staugh

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Fred Staugh speaks with members of the Odessa American about his first season as the head coach of Monahans.

play Pecos senior Gary Salcido

Pecos senior Gary Salcido

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Pecos senior Gary Salcido speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Pecos head coach Chad Olson

Pecos head coach Chad Olson

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Pecos first year head coach Chad Olson talks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

Local People

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutia…

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

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UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local):

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

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Red, a 1- to 2-year-old male Heeler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Red is friend…

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

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Cliff, a 1-year-old male Labrador mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Cliff loves aff…

GOOD NEWS: Course Completion

GOOD NEWS: Course Completion

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Ector County Sheriff officers recently completed a 40-hour Mental Health Officer course. The training was held at the Midland C…

GOOD NEWS: Flag Donation

GOOD NEWS: Flag Donation

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The Ector County Sheriff's office was recently gifted this beautiful flag. The flag, handmade by Emmanuel Ortega, was donated t…