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US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.

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Today in History

Today in History

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On Aug. 11, 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly b…

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AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe

AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe

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ROME (AP) — In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve …

Poland's President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Poland's President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is feeling well, his spokesman said Saturday.

Local Sports

The Latest: Virus cases stall Tony Parker's women's team

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The French women's basketball team owned by NBA great Tony Parker had its season stalled yet again by the coronavirus pandemic.

Los Angeles faces Los Angeles FC on the heels of shutout win

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LA Galaxy (5-9-3, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles FC (7-7-4, fourth in the Western Conference)

Local People

AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe

AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe

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ROME (AP) — In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve …

Jones steps down at CrossRoads

Jones steps down at CrossRoads

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The Rev. Griffin “Grif” Jones has retired after 43 years in the ministry and 32 as lead pastor of CrossRoads Fellowship.

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Tango

PET OF THE WEEK: Tango

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Tango, a 6-month-old male Rottweiler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Tan…

PET OF THE WEEK: Marcus

PET OF THE WEEK: Marcus

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Marcus, a 3-month-old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Marcus or …

GOOD NEWS: SR athletic director accepts extra position

GOOD NEWS: SR athletic director accepts extra position

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ALPINE Current Sul Ross Athletic Director Jim Goodman will shift duties after accepting the position of Vice President of Finan…

Thanksgiving show set

Thanksgiving show set

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The Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center will host A Wagner Noel Thanksgiving Special Nov. 21.

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

  • Witches, Warlocks, and Wizards

    The University of Texas Permian Basin will host it's Third Annual Halloween Symposium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will feature literature, lore and more on everything from "The New Coven: Digital Witchcraft in the Age of the Pandemic" to La Llorona, the Weeping Woman of Hispanic folklore. The public is invited to attend. The symposium will be conducted live through Microsoft Teams. The link to join is: https://tinyurl.com/yxh37jxq

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

Most Popular

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly assaulted her boyfriend with a knife, a fork and frying pan.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Hendricks reviews broadcast career

    Hendricks reviews broadcast career

    One of the toughest periods of Jay Hendricks’ life was in late 2006 and early ‘07, when a non-compete clause in his contract with NewsWest 9 in Midland kept him off the air at CBS7 in Odessa.

  • Distemper outbreak reported

    Distemper outbreak reported

    Odessa Animal Control was recently notified by a rescue group that some of its dogs that were rescued, contracted distemper. 

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    A 26-year-old Odessa woman has died following a major collision that occurred Thursday evening in central Odessa.

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011
  • (HNS) Hobbs man pleads 'no contest' in killing 11-year-old

    (HNS) Hobbs man pleads 'no contest' in killing 11-year-old

    The more than four-year-long legal saga surrounding the death of an 11-year-old Hobbs boy came to an “unusual but appropriate” end Monday, defense attorney Barry Crutchfield said.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    Ector County ISD on Tuesday became the first school district in the nation to partner with SpaceX to provide broadband service to families with poor or no internet access.

  • Monday, October 19, 2020
  • ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: October 19

    ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: October 19

    The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on July 20, 27, Sept. 14 and Sept. 29. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

  • Police searching for teenager involved fatal shooting

    Police searching for teenager involved fatal shooting

    The Odessa Police Department is looking for a teenager who was arrested last week in connection to a fatal shooting that happened in September in North Odessa.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Board hears COVID concerns

    Board hears COVID concerns

    Teachers and counselors expressed concern to Ector County ISD board members about the timeliness of being notified of COVID-19 cases, classrooms with too many students, the risk of being around younger students with no masks and other items.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • OPT program lifts clerk to teacher

    OPT program lifts clerk to teacher

    Brenda Rangel never thought she could be a teacher, but she has fulfilled a dream through the Odessa Pathway to Teaching program.

Top Businesses

OA Advertising

OA Advertising

tel. 432-333-7602

222 E. 4th Street, Odessa, TX 79760

Print and Digital Advertising couldn't be easier. The Odessa American delivers world-class journalism to the Permian Basin’s most influential audiences. We specialize in connecting our engaged consumers to marketers by utilizing OA print, mobile, digital, social media and high-level live event platforms. This allows us to present unparalleled advertising and sponsorship opportunities for brands looking to reach a high-quality consumer and alignment with best-in-class content.   Whether you’re a local store owner looking to promote your business or a corporate marketer responsible for multiple locations, we offer a suite of solutions that deliver the leads you desire.     Find out what opportunities are available on our multi-channel platforms for your brand. Download our Digital Media Guide today.

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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!

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; Ferti-lome, Soil Mender, Roundup, Turfmark, Scott’s Ortho, Green Light, and Hi-yield.Our reputation speaks for itself; John’s Corner has won Best Nursery in the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Poll for 10 years in a row. 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.

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