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Conaway discusses legislature, presidential race

Conaway discusses legislature, presidential race

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Congressman Mike Conaway called for a “straightforward” process of passing a federal budget this month during a Monday editorial board meeting with the Odessa American, after lawmakers in the House fell short of overriding the president’s veto on a reconciliation bill that would have repealed Obamacare and defunded Planned Parenthood.

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Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about…

Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for l…

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Woman accused of threatening boyfriend with knife

Woman accused of threatening boyfriend with knife

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A 21-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after, law enforcement officials said, she slashed her boyfr…

Lawsuit filed against UTPB

Lawsuit filed against UTPB

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A woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, claiming a school tour in 2015 during bad weather caused her…

Sports

Lillard has 33 to lead Blazers past Grizzlies 112-106

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — C.J. McCollum struggled with his shooting until overtime when a trio o…

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — UConn coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three upperclass starters, sav…

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BOYS SOCCER: Odessa High enters district play with a clear focus

BOYS SOCCER: Odessa High enters district play with a clear focus

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The Odessa High boys soccer team has a clear goal in district play ­— to end a four-year playoff drought.

GIRLS SOCCER: Odessa High looks to stay strong in district

GIRLS SOCCER: Odessa High looks to stay strong in district

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One of the main talking points for the Odessa High girls soccer team up until district was how they were going to replace last year’s 12-playe…

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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in em…

After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for conta…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monda…

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New device helps improve quality of life for heart patient

New device helps improve quality of life for heart patient

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Tommy Gregory has suffered from heart problems for decades, but a new device has given him a shot at a better quality of life.

STONE: Go nuts for your heart

STONE: Go nuts for your heart

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Portable and tasty, nuts are a great protein-filled snack to help get you through the day. The wonder of this power food doesn’t end at protei…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Wildflower

PET OF THE WEEK: Wildflower

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Wildflower, a 1-year-old spayed female tabby, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt…

PET OF THE WEEK: Harley

PET OF THE WEEK: Harley

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Harley, a 4-month-old female Black Lab, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Harle…

GOOD NEWS: Permian Basin Master Gardeners Class of 2015

GOOD NEWS: Permian Basin Master Gardeners Class of 2015

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Master Gardener Class of 2015 are, back row: Dale Barnes, Pam Sanders, Ann Childers, Dale Childers, Patty Edgar, Sophie Edwards…

GOOD NEWS: Permian Basin Master Gardeners Class of 2014

GOOD NEWS: Permian Basin Master Gardeners Class of 2014

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The Permian Basin Master Gardeners recently held a Graduation Banquet for the Classes of 2014 and 2015 in held in the Joe Zant …

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  • Today, February 9, 2016
  • Best of the West Journalism Competition

    Best of the West is currently accepting entries for a journalism competition.

  • Santa Fe Sojourn

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  • “Santa Fe Sojourn” Exhibit

    The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd., has scheduled “Santa Fe Sojourn,” an exhibition featuring the art of over 30 members from the Santa Fe Book Arts Group, through Feb. 26 at Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in the Visual Arts Studio on campus.

  • Cody’s Red Balloon Charity Event & Open House

    Cody’s Red Balloon, a new Midland business catering to people with special party décor needs, has scheduled a valentine themed charity event and open house to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at 5601 Camden, Midland.

  • Domino’s Pizza Job Fair

    Domino’s Pizza has scheduled a job fair from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and Feb. 9 at their Odessa location at 1106 E. 42nd St., and their Midland location at 4519 N. Garfield St., Suite # 17.

  • Ballroom, Latin, Country Dance Classes

    Love To Dance Studio offers social dance group and private classes for teens and adults in Odessa, TX.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Best of the West Journalism Competition

    Best of the West is currently accepting entries for a journalism competition.

  • Santa Fe Sojourn

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  • “Santa Fe Sojourn” Exhibit

    The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd., has scheduled “Santa Fe Sojourn,” an exhibition featuring the art of over 30 members from the Santa Fe Book Arts Group, through Feb. 26 at Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in the Visual Arts Studio on campus.

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Charles Marie's For Grandmothers

Charles Marie's For Grandmothers

tel. 432-362-5459

5721 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX 79762

Charles Marie's for Grandmothers in Odessa TX Charles Marie's - The Grandmother Shop, located in Odessa, TX, offers children and infants clothing, accessories, furniture, toys, bedding and decor, and more. It is a quaint shop unlike any other in the area, and a delight to browse through. In business for over 45 years, Charles Marie's has been named Best Children Store in the Odessa American's Best of the Basin Reader's Choice Awards for 12 years in a row. If you are looking for unique, quality baby or children clothes in Odessa, the shop offers infant and toddler clothing for both boys and girls ranging from everyday wear to fancy dresses and suits. You can find adorable outfits, accessories and jewelry to make every little girl look and feel like a princess. Charles Marie's carries a huge selection of hair bows, and will even make custom bows to match any outfit, even if the outfit was purchased at another store. This shop also offers a Baby Shower Registry and preemie clothing. We carry brands that are not available in other local stores. The shop also has beautiful displays of the name brand baby and nursery furniture they carry, that will last your child for a lifetime. Boys: Preemie & Newborn: Little Me, Baby Essentials, My Baby, Mayoral, IC, Boy’s ‘n Berries, Haute Baby, Cach Cach, Sweet Peanut 3 – 24 Months:  Levi’s, Mee too, Haute Baby, Little me, Cach Cach, Boy’s ‘n Berries, Wally & Willie, Off Spring, Sozo, Miniclasix, Mayoral Girls: Preemie & Newborn: Laura dare, My baby, Mayoral, Cach Cach, Peaches ‘ Cream, Haute Baby, Katie Rose, Giggle Moon, Koko-nut Mild, She Bloom, Purrfect, BeBe Gabrielle, Jaxxwear, Sweet Peanut, Little Me, Off Spring 3- 24 Months: Peaches ‘n Cream, Little Me, Mollie & Millie, Haute Baby, Bonnie Baby, Miniclasex, Cach Cach, Laura Dare, Ooh! La La!, Mack & Co., Reflections, Popatu, Mayoral, Giggle Moon, She Bloom, Purrfect, Off Spring, Katie Rose, BeBe Gabrielle, Sozo, Millie Jay, LaJenn’s, Levi’s, Mack & Co, Attitude Pie 2T-4T: Bonnie Jean, Peaches ‘n Cream, LaJenn’s, Molly & Millie, Sozo, Little Me, Lipstick, Haute Baby, Purrfect, Giggle Moon, Millie Jay, Cach Cach, She Bloom, Hanna Banana, Baby Sara, Haven Girl, Mae-Li Rose, Rock & Clay by Sara sara, Laura Dare, Ooh! La La!, Popatu, Levi’s, Miss Jeans, Mack& Co., Attitude Pie 4-6X: Heaven Girl, LaJenn’s, Lipstick, Mallory May, Millie Jay, Molly & Millie, Penny Candy, Blu By Blu, Peaches ‘n Cream, Bonnie Jean, Pink Rock, Blink, Mae-Li Rose, Hanna Banana, Baby Sara, Truly Me, Giggle Moon, Rock & Clay, Mack & Co., Laura Dare, Ooh! La La!, Popatu, Levi’s, Miss Jeans, Grace in LA 7-16: Bonnie Jean, Heaven Girl, Lipstick, Hanna Banana, Ragdoll & Rockets, Mallory May, Peaches ‘n Cream, Mae Li Rose, Giggle Moon, Over the Top, Truly Me, Blu by Blu, Pink Rock, Penny Candy, Blink, Ooh! La La!, Miss Jeans, Grace in LA, Laura Dare Special Occasion/Christening/ First Communion: Lida, Lito, Sweet Pea & Lilli Dolls: Adora Children’s Furniture: Teamson Gift Items: Mud Pie, Stephan Baby, Elegant Baby, Stephen Joseph, Three Cheers for Girls, Mary Meyer, Maison Chic, Jeannie’s, Gund Charm It, Baby Aspen, Schylling, Bearington, Cuddle Barn, Charm Co., Douglas, Undee Bandz Socks: Jefferies, Atlanta Hosiery, Mud Pie, Elegant Baby, Baby Deer, Mayoral Nap Mats & Backpacks: Stephen Joseph Pedal Cars: Airflow Collectibles Furniture: Baby Appleseed, Lusso Bedding: Little Yellow Chick, Glenna Jean, Lambs & Ivy Diaper Bags: Kalencom, Mayoral Baby Books: C.R. Gibson, Terra Traditions Shoes: Baby Deer, Designer Touch, Dinkie, Sun & Sand, Itzy Bitzy, Mooshu, Keds, Rachel, Gotta Flurt, Kinnzy Girl, Rugged Bea, Mayoral Rocking Horses: Charm Co.

Unico Manufacturing

Unico Manufacturing

tel. 432-332-9390

3602 Kermit Hwy., Odessa, TX 79764

Unico Manufacturing Odessa TX Welcome to Unico Manufacturing, we specialize in shafts and sleeves for centrifugal pumps at our Oil & Gas Service Company in Odessa, TX. Unico Manufacturing was established in 1997, as a custom manufacturer of centrifugal pump parts in-house and to your specifications. We also provide quotes from your prints including long and short CNC runs. Count on our experts for top quality services at affordable prices. Our Oil and Gas Service Company in Ector County can custom manufacture centrifugal pump parts, shafts and shaft sleeves interchangeable with Ahlstrom, Allis Chalmers, Goulds, Durco, Ingersol Rand, Worthington and many others. We offer fast delivery on our after-market pump parts, usually a two-week turn around in most cases if not in stock! We can also provide you with obsolete pump parts. Call today and let us handle all of your centrifugal pump needs.    Unico Manufacturing Odessa TX — Services — Odessa Products: Pump Parts, Centrifugal Pump Parts, Shaft Sleeves, Shafts, SleevesPARTS OVERVIEW: After-market centrifugal pump parts, shafts and shaft sleeves, interchangeable with: Allis Chalmers, Ahlstrom, Durco, Goulds, Ingersol Rand, Worthington and others. Services: We custom manufacture parts for centrifugal pumps at our oil service company serving Ector County, West Texas. Specialties: Shafts and Sleeves for Centrifugal pumps. We manufacture shaft sleeves in a variety of materials: A-20, 316, Titanium, Duplex 2205, Ferrallium 255, Hard Coat (nickel chrome boron), Monel 400, Hastalloy C276 at our Odessa Oil and Gas Service Company. Business Types: Oil & Gas Service Company in Odessa, TX and serving Ector County, West Texas and the Permian Basin. Additional Information: DISCLAIMER: Unico Mfg. Corp. is not affiliated in any manner with, Goulds, Durco, Ahstrom, Allis Chalmer, Ingersol Rand, Worthington or any other manufacturer. Any OEM numbers, symbols and descriptions are used for identification purposes only, and in no way implies that these are OEM parts. All parts manufactured by Unico Mfg. Corp. are after-market. Number Of Locations: 1 Number Of Employees: 6 Service Area: Odessa, TX, Ector County, West Texas, Permian Basin, Nationwide Brands Offered: All parts are after-market.

John's Corner

John's Corner

tel. 432-362-0004

3827 N Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

John's Corner in Odessa TX John's Corner is a landscaping and nursery garden solutions company located in Odessa, TX. John's specializes in various gardening areas such as: organic solutions, flowers, house plants, beddings plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, and much more. With the correct guidance and solutions, John's employees are equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve your gardening area. Our garden center is based in the vicinity of Ector & Midland Counties, so if your garden is undergoing rough times, we have the products to help. These products include; Fertilone, Soil Mender, Roundup, Turfmark, Scott’s Ortho, Green Light, and Hi-yield.Our reputation speaks for itself; John’s Corner was voted Best Nursery in the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Poll three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010). If you are located in Andrews, Odessa, Midland, Permian Basin, or Ector County, we are here to fulfill all of your gardening or landscaping needs.

Miller's Tack & Saddlery

Miller's Tack & Saddlery

tel. 432-335-7917

501 N. Grant Avenue, Odessa, TX 79760

Miller's Tack & Saddlery, formerly known as Ben's Pawn Shop, is located at 501 N Grant Ave. Ben's Pawn Shop was the beginning of the Miller legacy at this location. Ben & Joy Miller opened Ben's Pawn Shop in 1987 and after 27 years in business, they are sadly no longer with us, so the torch has been passed down to the next generation of Millers. David & Terri Miller are now the proud owners of Miller's Tack & Saddlery. We hope to continue the legacy in this location in Odessa. When you visit our shop you will be amazed by our saddles & tack. In addition to the new inventory, there are nostalgic pictures and relics from the past. There is even one of David's tricycle and wonder horse from when he was a young boy as well as pictures of David with his parents. Terri Miller grew up in southeastern Oklahoma in a family that owned race horses. They team roped, calf roped, relay raced, and simply had a sincere love for horses. Terri was on horses before she could walk and has maintained her love for them throughout her life. She learned some of the old ways and has plenty of stories to tell to go with the pictures on the walls. At Miller's Tack & Saddlery we have all of the following: • Custom Made Bits• Amish Made Harnesses & Horse Tack• Authorized dealer for Action Company which includes Tex Tan, Longhorn, Billy • Cooke and Abetta brands at JT International (Tough 1 Brand)• Custom Made Saddles• Montana West Handbags, Wallets & Trade Marked Carry Conceal Purses• Sleazy Sleepwear for HorsesCome by and visit us at 501 N. Grant Avenue in Odessa or visit our website to see our extensive inventory!

Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

tel. 432-550-3668

2626 JBS Parkway, Odessa, TX 79761

We provide high quality medical care for your feet and ankles. Patient care is our top priority. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care of the foot and ankle in a Christian and patient environment. Our number one priority is patient care and to see that you feel comfortable in our office. We want you to know that we will go above and beyond to accommodate all of our patients!

Wendover Family Medicine

Wendover Family Medicine

tel. 432-552-5656

4222 Wendover , Ste 600, Odessa, TX 79762

We are the largest family medicine group in the basin and the largest provider of occupational medicine services. We have in house X-ray, Lab, splinting, urgent care, we can take care of minor injuries and accidents

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

First Physicians

First Physicians

tel. (432) 296-4370

4222 Wendover , Ste 600, Odessa, TX 79762

We are the largest family medicine group in the basin and the largest provider of occupational medicine services. We have in house X-ray, Lab, splinting, urgent care, we can take care of minor injuries and accidents

Westview Medical Clinic

Westview Medical Clinic

tel. 432-332-6600

1220 W University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79764

We are the largest family medicine group in the basin and the largest provider of occupational medicine services. We have in house X-ray, Lab, splinting, urgent care, we can take care of minor injuries and accidents

Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

tel. 432-337-7673

302 E University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

Blooming Rose is a full service florist offering the best prices in town on floral arrangments. Our expert florist can create the perfect arrangment to suit any special occassion. We also have a wide variety of plants. Find the perfect floral design for any holiday or occasion - from lovely Mother's Day flowers and romantic anniversary flowers to sympathy funeral flowers and thoughful get well flowers. Trust Blooming Rose for the freshest, most beautiful bouquets to fit any budget.

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