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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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Tour kicks off at Dos Amigos

A pair of longtime friends and collaborators kick off their Dos Borrachos Tour at Dos Amigos in Odessa on Nov. 15.

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    VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

    The Odessa Spire project saw its latest development with the installation process of its LED lights beginning on a windy Monday afternoon. Once all the elements of the newest piece of public art in Odessa are in place, the lighting ceremony is expected to take place on December 16th.

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    Permian Symphonic Orchestra 2019 Spooktacular

    The Permian Symphonic Orchestra performed a James Bond Medley during the 2019 Spooktacular at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome on Oct. 29, 2019. The medley featured "The James Bond Theme," "Goldfinger," "Live and Let Die" and "Nobody Does It Better." Watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/pMkZysZ3Rn8

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    Wanda Henderson wins drawing for a new 2019 Ford Expedition from Expedition Royalty during its grand opening ceremony. All ticket sales benefited the United Way of Big Spring & Howard County for $21,170

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    OHS Broncho Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Odessa High School Broncho Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "From One Comes Many" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjObSi2d-0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0NkbUc-Zuq_ND2WgrYJZJPIi0vGOGfKy32ikG2MPbiPhcUDsg9G76319Q

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    Midland Lee High Rebel Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Midland Lee High School Rebel Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "The Power of One" at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GxONB40Kgo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR310BaoxzFamvKJSP8vIISZCI3ngco7yeSnL5aqRwQ56TPvgWUTSW4QQAk

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    Midland High Bulldog Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Midland High School Bulldog Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "Metamorphosis" at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpCOiWywpw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1XFKtoVs1FgxQG-7zzWzxaEnkCLpHeOtmyRHfcE6mgpvr2haE0yd7E5xw

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    Mojo Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Permian High School Mojo Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "Permian Pictures" at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The show celebrates the 60th anniversary of Permian High School. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIy_vst6aUU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1yCB2Lds-JKdPCtnkXUycxNld4vEri4uLS44TB0eEE7CcodUC99ou6nHQ

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

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    Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

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