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Late Morata goal gives Atlético 1-0 win over Leverkusen

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Jets angry Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment made it on air

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about him "seeing ghosts" made it on air during the "Monday Night Football" game.

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Drake announces $5M gift for athletics, rural initiatives

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Shakhtar draws 2-2 with Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League

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South Carolina's Muschamp expects RB Dowdle to miss game

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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 celebr…

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    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.

  • OHS Broncho Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    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

  • Midland Lee High Rebel Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    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

  • Midland High Bulldog Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    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

  • Mojo Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    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

  • DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

    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

    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.

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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