• July 14, 2020

About Us - Odessa American: Site

e-Edition Subscribe

About Us

Based in Odessa, Texas, the Odessa American was founded in 1940 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for spot photography.

In August 1927, production of Odessa Times and Odessa News began. In October 1928, the two-weekly papers were merged as the Odessa News-Times.

The first daily newspaper, The Daily Bulletin began in 1936. The News-Times followed with a daily in 1937. On Oct. 2, 1940 R. Henderson Shuffler consolidated the Daily Bulletin and the News-Times into the Odessa American, which he sold on Aug. 11, 1945.  

Ownership of the newspaper changed twice before Aug. 13, 1948, when it was purchased by Raymond Cyrus Hoiles of Freedom Newspapers Inc.

That company, which later became Freedom Communications, sold the Odessa American to AIM Media Texas, LLC, on May 18, 2012.

The Odessa American withstood brief competition from five newspapers since its first publication and was published at 222 E. Fourth St. since 1951.

On Nov. 30, 2018, the Odessa American moved to new, more modern offices located at 4001 E. 42nd St., Suite 200, 79762 in Odessa.

On Aug. 30, 2019, the Odessa American moved back to downtown Odessa to 700 N. Grant Ave., Suite 800, 79761-4590 in the Bank of America building.

The Odessa American business office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Clear
90°
Humidity: 20%
Winds: S at 17mph
Feels Like: 90°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 110°/Low 79°
Partly cloudy. Highs 108 to 112F and lows in the upper 70s.

wednesday

weather
High 106°/Low 75°
Mostly sunny. Highs 104 to 108F and lows in the mid 70s.

thursday

weather
High 102°/Low 73°
Sunshine. Highs 100 to 104F and lows in the low 70s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.