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Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

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TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of the most violent clashes in civil rights history when armed Mexican American ranchers raided a courthouse in a dispute over land grants. It shocked the nation and helped trigger the Chicano Movement.

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Permian grad opens hometown studio

    Though she was taking business classes at Odessa College, Aliyah Robinson knew regardless if she had a diploma or not what profession she wanted to pursue.

  • 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.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • County jury trials remain at standstill

    County jury trials remain at standstill

    The case against the 37-year-old Midland woman, who was indicted by an Ector County Grand Jury in the deaths of 6-year-old Odessa twins Mya and Mia Coy is still pending.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

    The Ector County Independent School District athletics department will be selling general admission tickets for the 2020 high school football season in an announcement made on social media Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    ELDER: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

    On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Jackson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties.

  • Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Paquette moving on to Midland middle school

    Ector College Prep Success Academy Assistant Principal Reagan Paquette is moving to a similar position at San Jacinto Junior High School in Midland, officially starting July 26.

  • 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.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Historic barbecue open again

    Historic barbecue open again

    After going through three months of being shut down due to the pandemic, Sam’s Bar-B-Que has since opened back up.

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Odessa American

Odessa American

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222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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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!

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Vodafone New Zealand Rolls Out 800G Technology with Ciena

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

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BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump adminis…

Cloud talent solutions firm appoints first Chief Customer Officer

Cloud talent solutions firm appoints first Chief Customer Officer

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Guidepost Solutions Appoints Robert F. Roach, Former NYU Compliance Chief, as Senior Advisor

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Moderna Completes Enrollment of Phase 2 Study of its mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Wall Street opens higher led by energy, healthcare stocks

Wall Street opens higher led by energy, healthcare stocks

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Wall Street is opening slightly higher Wednesday, led by energy and healthcare stocks. The S&P 500 is recovering some of the ground lost i…

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

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Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built fo…

McAfee Named 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ for Both Enterprise DLP and SIEM Solutions Report

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

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Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it…

ShootProof Announces Work from Anywhere Model

ShootProof Announces Work from Anywhere Model

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How to organize important documents simply and safely

How to organize important documents simply and safely

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Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers.

Balt Receives CE Mark and Performs First-in-Man for the Silk Vista Flow Diverter

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MONTMORENCY, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Mercedes-Benz Reports Q2 Sales of 59,461 Vehicles

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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Pat McAfee Inc. and FanDuel Group Expand Partnership, Announce First-Ever Official Partnership Between Legal Sportsbook and Sports Media Personality

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against The GEO Group, Inc. – GEO

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2020--

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

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A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as …

A deeply divided Poland chooses a president in runoff vote

A deeply divided Poland chooses a president in runoff vote

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two bitter rivals are heading into a razor's-edge presidential runoff election Sunday in Poland that is seen as an impor…

The Latest: EU urged to agree to 'ambitious' recovery fund

The Latest: EU urged to agree to 'ambitious' recovery fund

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MADRID — The leaders of Italy and Spain, the two countries first affected by the coronavirus in Europe and among the worst-hit globally, are u…

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How to organize important documents simply and safely

How to organize important documents simply and safely

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Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers.

SONIC Celebrates Summer With Triple-Layered Lemonberry Slush Float

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PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

PET OF THE WEEK: Bo

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

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 …

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

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Ricki Calder and Ana Noll recently treated the Odessa Police Department on patrol to several burritos from JumBurrito.

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…