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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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DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

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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    DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

    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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    Love Conquers Hate

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

  • Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

    Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

    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.

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

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odessa Mass Shooting

    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.

  • MCH Press Conference

    MCH Press Conference

    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.

  • OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa and Midland

    OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa and Midland

    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.

  • Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

    Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

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

  • Permian senior Easton Hernandez

    Permian senior Easton Hernandez

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

  • Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

    Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

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

  • Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

    Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

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

  • Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

    Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

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

  • Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

    Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

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

  • Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

    Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

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

  • Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

    Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

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

  • Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

    Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

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

  • Midland High senior Spencer Blue

    Midland High senior Spencer Blue

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

  • Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

    Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

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

  • Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

    Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

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

  • Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

    Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

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

Odessa Parks and Recreation schedules annual Fall Festival

As cooler weather makes its way to West Texas, the City of Odessa’s Park and Recreation Department has scheduled their annual Fall Festival to allow families the opportunity to get outside and have some family fun.

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