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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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Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it 'just took off'

Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it 'just took off'

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NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge blamed the dramatic crash on mechanical failure, saying Saturday t…

The Latest: Another state has 1st case of new virus variant

The Latest: Another state has 1st case of new virus variant

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana has identified the state’s first case of a coronavirus variant believed to be more transmissible than the original.

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Alavés, Cádiz, Elche all humbled by 2nd-tier teams in Copa

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lower-division Spanish sides took out three more top-flight teams from the Copa del Rey on Saturday, taking advantage …

Butler erases 13-point deficit, upsets No. 8 Creighton in OT

Butler erases 13-point deficit, upsets No. 8 Creighton in OT

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan challenged Aaron Thompson on Saturday. The senior guard responded just as Jordan envisioned.

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  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Woman charged with five felonies

    Woman charged with five felonies

    The 39-year-old woman arrested after she was in a standoff with the Odessa Police Department near Odessa High School on Friday was also reportedly in possession of 52.5 grams of methamphetamine.

  • Man charged with assaulting girlfriend over chopsticks

    Man charged with assaulting girlfriend over chopsticks

    An Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed that a 37-year-old man reportedly assaulted his girlfriend two times in less than a month with the second assault happening after an argument over chopsticks.

  • Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

    Man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

    A 24-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly choked his girlfriend and stabbed her while she was 8 months pregnant.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Man charged in assault with dog collar, pipe

    Man charged in assault with dog collar, pipe

    A series of Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavits detail that a 24-year-old man assaulted his ex-girlfriend with a dog collar, caused nearly $3,000 in damage to her car and assaulted his ex-girlfriend’s brother with a metal pipe.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Two Midlanders were charged Wednesday afternoon with two federal misdemeanors in connection to the Capitol riots a week ago.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    Medical Center Hospital officials are encouraging the public to visit the hospital’s website beginning Friday to start pre-registering for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to arrive on Monday.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Ancient skull found near Big  Bend

    Ancient skull found near Big Bend

    A 42 million year old partial skull was identified and discovered by members of the Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences in the College of Science and the University of Texas at Austin at the Dalquest Desert Research Station near the Big Bend Ranch State Park.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Odessans left in dark on COVID rates

    Odessans left in dark on COVID rates

    Ector County will no longer share local COVID-19 data with the public because county officials claim they don’t have the resources to keep the public informed, County Health Authority Dr. Babatunde Jinadu said Tuesday.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines

    COVID-19 vaccines

    Medical Center Hospital will receive its first weekly shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine on Monday and begin administering shots on the same day. An online registration link is coming soon to sign up for the vaccine. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y3sxd3to.

  • Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • GUEST VIEW: ECISD: Struggling students will return to school in-person

    GUEST VIEW: ECISD: Struggling students will return to school in-person

    The presence of the COVID-19 virus has dramatically altered the way we live our lives, and the way we operate our schools. For the first time ever, Ector County ISD is offering students the chance to come to school and learn in-person or stay home and learn online.

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play 2019 2020 ECISD Employees of the Year

2019 2020 ECISD Employees of the Year

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2019-2020 ECISD Employees of the Year

play Thank You - My Final Floor Speech

Thank You - My Final Floor Speech

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Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) delivers his final remarks on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, November 18th, 2020.

play Adapt & Overcome - Odessa High

Adapt & Overcome - Odessa High

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Adapt & Overcome - Odessa High

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Home Field Energy - Permian

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Home Field Energy - Permian

Local People

AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid …

Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday.

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Zara

PET OF THE WEEK: Zara

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Zara, a 2-year-old female Great Dane mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Zar…

PET OF THE WEEK: Maggie

PET OF THE WEEK: Maggie

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Maggie, a 1-year-old female cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Maggie or an…

GOOD NEWS: Petroleum Hall of Fame 2021 inductees announced

GOOD NEWS: Petroleum Hall of Fame 2021 inductees announced

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MIDLAND The Petroleum Hall of Fame is dedicated to those who cherished the freedom to dare, and whose work and service helped b…

GOOD NEWS: U.S. Pacific Fleet

GOOD NEWS: U.S. Pacific Fleet

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Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Zac Lovell, right, of Odessa, and Retail Services Specialist Seaman Jabdiel Padillaperez, of Bar…

ORMC to offer free COVID testing

ORMC to offer free COVID testing

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Odessa Regional Medical Center will host 10 mobile COVID-19 testing events over the next six weeks. Testing is free of charge for Ector County residents and is provided by the City of Odessa. Limited free flu vaccinations will also be available at these events. Residents will be required to bring an ID or proof of residency to the events. 

All drive-up testing will start at 10 a.m. Residents may arrive starting at 8:30 a.m. to get in line. ORMC will test until 1:30 p.m. or until the 200 testing kits are exhausted at each event. If every test is utilized at every event, we will test 1,800 people total including tests administered at the ORMC Community Health Center. 

The mobile COVID-19 testing is as followed: 

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Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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.

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!

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