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All aboard ‘The Polar Express’

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For a trip to the North Pole, there’s no finer way to travel than on board The Polar Express.

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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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The Latest: Hong Kong offers free testing for all residents

The Latest: Hong Kong offers free testing for all residents

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the semi-autonomous Chinese city will offer free coronavirus testing for all its 7.5 million resi…

Společnost Zynga zveřejnila své finanční výsledky za druhé čtvrtletí roku 2020

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San Francisko--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VIII 7, 2020--

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Racing Point hit with 15-point deduction over brake ducts

Racing Point hit with 15-point deduction over brake ducts

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SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Racing Point was deducted 15 points in the Formula One constructors' championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,00…

Summer hockey is looking like a very young man's game

Summer hockey is looking like a very young man's game

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After making his playoff debut at age 19 and winning the Stanley Cup at 20, Brandon Saad knows all about the value of youth in the NHL postseason.

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  • Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

    Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand honeymoon couple stranded on the remote Falkland Islands in March because of the coronavirus has managed to return home by hitching a ride of more than 5,000 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers) on an Antarctic fishing boat.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Man charged with injuring baby

    Man charged with injuring baby

    A 26-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly threw a shoe at a baby, placed the baby’s face under running water in the shower and sink, threw the baby on the bed and squeezed the baby’s thumbs until she would scream.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Affidavit leaves some questions about stolen OPD unit

    Affidavit leaves some questions about stolen OPD unit

    A series of Freedom of Information requests made by the Odessa American don’t answer some questions about a man involved in a chase that resulted in a stolen Odessa Police Department patrol unit and later an officer-involved shooting.

  • Ector to delay start of in-person classes

    Ector to delay start of in-person classes

    Ector College Prep Success Academy will delay the start of school until Sept. 9.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020
  • ECISD parent survey

    ECISD parent survey

    Ector County ISD has a back-to-school parent choice survey running through midnight Sunday. 

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Man dead after setting himself on fire

    Man dead after setting himself on fire

    A man was reportedly found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1900 block of North Hancock Avenue.

  • Sunday, August 2, 2020
  • LANDGRAF: Making history in Odessa

    LANDGRAF: Making history in Odessa

    July 29th was a great day for Odessa and the Permian Basin. I appreciate the President for being here to highlight our dominance in the energy industry. In a surprise, one of the purposes of the trip was for the President to show support for the oilpatch by taking action to promote our energy independence by signing four critical permits for vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on our border. Also, seeing all the video of Air Force One descending over pumpjacks has been very neat!

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020
  • BBQ joint owner wants shot at District 1

    BBQ joint owner wants shot at District 1

    Eddie Mitchell, owner of Ed and Tom’s Bar-B-Que, has filed to run for city council’s District 1 seat saying he hopes to help make changes to what he calls the south gateway of the city.

  • Sunday, August 2, 2020
  • Duesler retires after 30 years

    Duesler retires after 30 years

    After three decades with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Duesler decided to retire earlier than expected.

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Phased-in opening to take a little longer

    Phased-in opening to take a little longer

    Ector County ISD is starting school Wednesday, but the first phase of the restart will be longer than originally planned due to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in the community.

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Odessa Graduation

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Permian Panther football camp

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A short video from the Permian Panther football camp.

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Deadly shooting

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Local People

Runner finishes 170-mile Tahoe Rim Trail in record 37 hours

Runner finishes 170-mile Tahoe Rim Trail in record 37 hours

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RENO, Nev. (AP) (AP) — What could you accomplish in 37 hours?

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Kami

PET OF THE WEEK: Kami

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Kami, a 2-year-old female Cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Kami or any of…

PET OF THE WEEK: Hunter

PET OF THE WEEK: Hunter

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Hunter, a 6-year-old male Lab mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Hunter or …

GOOD NEWS: STRC awarded $88,000 from local foundation

GOOD NEWS: STRC awarded $88,000 from local foundation

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MIDLAND Starlight Therapeutic Riding Center (STRC), today announced the award of a challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee…

GOOD NEWS: MC training center receives grant to remodel student lounge

GOOD NEWS: MC training center receives grant to remodel student lounge

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MIDLAND When classes resume at the Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC) in Fort Stockton, studen…

OPD asking for public’s help on hit-and-run

OPD asking for public’s help on hit-and-run

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The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a auto-pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred at about 10:27 p.m. June 20 in the 3300 block of South Dixie Boulevard.

Investigation revealed that suspect’s vehicle is a 2015-2019 Ford F-150, missing the passenger side mirror and radio antenna. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact Hit & Run Investigator M. Stewart at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #20-0010935, a news release detailed.

The investigation continues.

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center Financial Literacy Live Stream with Prudential

    Join the Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center for a Financial Literacy Live Stream with Troy Tompkins of Prudential.  We will discuss saving for retirement, and why you should avoid early withdrawal due to the current crisis.  Tune in LIVE – comment, ask a question or give our video a like (or love!) for your chance to be entered to win a prize. 

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center Author's Network Live Stream with Brenda Ratliff

    Join the Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center for an Author’s Network Live Stream with local author Brenda Blessing Ratliff.  Brenda will discuss her writing process, what inspires her, and will read a selection of her book, A Life Worthwhile.  Tune in LIVE - comment, ask a question or give our video a like (or love!) for your chance to be entered to win a prize!

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • PBALC’s Legal Literacy Live Stream with Attorney Dianne Leyva

    Join the Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center and attorney Dianne Leyva of Leyva Law Firm as we discuss general legal issues related to immigration and visas.  Tune in to our live stream – comment, ask a question or give it a like (or love!) for your chance to be entered to win a prize!

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • PBALC’s Legal Literacy Live Stream with Attorney Feliz Abalos

    Join the Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center and attorney Feliz Abalos for a discussion on general legal issues related to family and criminal law.  Tune in to our live stream – comment, ask a question or give it a like (or love!) for your chance to be entered to win a prize!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Top Businesses

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.

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.

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!

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

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