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Odessa rancher’s horse hits big time

Odessan Sonny Henderson is a serious horse owner, having been in the game for five decades, running horses in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas, along with the occasional runner in California. Henderson now has a horse, Suddenbreakingnews, running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

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Five to Find: OPD's fugitives this week

UPDATE: Roberta Lujan is no longer wanted by OPD. 

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Five things you need to know today, June 1

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, June 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Five things you need to know today, May 31

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Sunday, May 31. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Five things you need to know today, May 29

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, May 29. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Five things you need to know today, May 28

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, May 28. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Five things you need to know today, May 27

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, May 27. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Five to Find: OPD's fugitives this week

UPDATE: Ashley Nicole Flores is no longer wanted. 

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Five things you need to know today, May 26

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 26. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and premium, expanded stories at myoaoa.com.

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Odessa's Anika Gundlapalli returns to national spelling bee

For the second year running, Anika Gundlapalli, a reserved 11-year-old sixth-grader at Nimitz Middle School, returned to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

  • Odessa's Anika Gundlapalli returns to national spelling bee

    Odessa's Anika Gundlapalli returns to national spelling bee

    For the second year running, Anika Gundlapalli, a reserved 11-year-old sixth-grader at Nimitz Middle School, returned to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

  • Odessa's Madison Johnson competes at national spelling bee

    Odessa's Madison Johnson competes at national spelling bee

    For the second time, Madison Johnson, a Compass Academy Charter School student, participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  • OPD Social Host
  • OAT051019 Marriott Tree

    OAT051019 Marriott Tree

    A crane operator lifts and moves a red oak tree to a hole on Thursday morning near the entrance of the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

  • Home Hospice Butterfly Release
  • OAT043019 Landgraf speaks about Monica's Law
  • IDEA Public Schools CEO and founder

    IDEA Public Schools CEO and founder

    CEO and founder of IDEA Public Schools, Tom Torkelson, speaks at the Sewell Leadership Event.

  • TxDOT Meeting press conference

    TxDOT Meeting press conference

    TxDOT Meeting press conference

  • The Building of the Southwest implosion

    The Building of the Southwest implosion

    The Building of the Southwest was demolished by implosion at 8 a.m. March 16, 2019, in Midland.

  • Odessa Fire Rescue Pinning

    Odessa Fire Rescue Pinning

    New Odessa Fire Rescue rookie firefighter Filmon Navarrette talks about his new job. 

  • Penwell Knights Raceway Rebuild in Progress

    Penwell Knights Raceway Rebuild in Progress

    Penwell Knights Raceway Rebuild in Progress

  • Sheriff's Department shooting

    Sheriff's Department shooting

    Three Ector County Sheriff's Department deputies wounded, all in good condition. 

  • Rube Goldberg Project

    Rube Goldberg Project

    OCTECHS held a Rube Goldberg Fair Friday, with 9th grade students using the laws of physics to make their machines perfoms tasks. Visitors viewing the machines were asked to judge them using an online poll. 

  • Permian Satin Strings at Barbara Jordan Elementary

    Permian Satin Strings at Barbara Jordan Elementary

    Satin Strings students from Permian High School have been performing for elementary students throughout ECISD  this week. Today the group performed for the kids at Barbara Jordan Elementary. 

  • George W. Bush cries delivering eulogy for his father, George H.W. Bush (Full Eulogy)

    George W. Bush cries delivering eulogy for his father, George H.W. Bush (Full Eulogy)

    Former President George W. Bush tears up while eulogizing his father, George H.W. Bush, at a state funeral in Washington. The 43rd president said his father, the 41st president, taught him how to lead."He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country," Bush said. "When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States." Bush's eulogy ended on an emotional note. Concluding his remarks, he added through tears: "Your decency, sincerity and kind soul will stay with us forever. So through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man. The best father a son or daughter could have."

  • Live: George H.W. Bush's state funeral at the National Cathedral

    Live: George H.W. Bush's state funeral at the National Cathedral

    Via Fox News: George H.W. Bush's state funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral. George W. Bush will deliver a eulogy for his father. President Trump and Mrs. Trump will be in attendance along with the former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Trump has declared this day as a National Day of Mourning.

  • President George H.W. Bush's Naval Service

    President George H.W. Bush's Naval Service

    George H.W. Bush enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on June 13, 1942, on his 18th birthday after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. He had preflight training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became one of the youngest naval aviators. He was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve June 9, 1943, days before his 19th birthday.More information about his naval service and related historical imagery are available here.U.S. Navy video by Nathan Quinn. 

  • Mojo Marching the Halls

    Mojo Marching the Halls

    The Permian Panthers resumed a playoff tradition today by marching the halls of the school post pep rally led by the Mojo Band. The football team takes on El Paso Coronado at 7:30 tonight at Ratliff Stadium.

  • Frenship vs  Permian Nov. 2, 2018

    Frenship vs Permian Nov. 2, 2018

    First Permian Panthers touchdown of the game at Ratliff Stadium. The Panthers won the game 38-10.   

  • Spooktacular Tribute to John Williams

    Spooktacular Tribute to John Williams

    The Permian High School Symphony Orchestra performed "A Tribute to John Williams" at the 17th annual Spooktacular concert Tuesday night at the MCM Grande Hotel and Fundome. The piece includes music from "Star Wars," "Jaws," "Superman," "Indiana Jones" and "ET."

Women of Duck Dynasty will speak at Midland Country Club lunch

Duck Dynasty fans can help support Rock the Desert Ministries by attending a July lunch in Midland featuring the women of Duck Dynasty.

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Vicar assigned to local churches

Bishop Michael Sis of the San Angelo Diocese announced Tuesday that Monsignor Robert Bush of Abilene had been assigned to serve as parochial vicar of the St. Joseph and St. Anthony Parishes in Odessa, effective July 1.

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