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CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October this year seems surreal to me. First, it’s hard to believe October is already here — this year has dragged in some ways and just flown…

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NATIONAL VIEW: Despite Dems’ enthusiasm, Bloomberg's record worthy of scrutiny

NATIONAL VIEW: Despite Dems’ enthusiasm, Bloomberg's record worthy of scrutiny

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So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing ha…

WORLD VIEW: Brexit is done. Now we need to find a new role in the world

WORLD VIEW: Brexit is done. Now we need to find a new role in the world

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Today, as the 11th hour approaches, there will be no street parties or pealing of bells in celebration, nor are there angry demonstrations and…

Syndicated columns

CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CATES: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October this year seems surreal to me. First, it’s hard to believe October is already here — this year has dragged in some ways and just flown…

CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

CATES: It’s addiction recovery month

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I have the great privilege of interacting with heroes every day. I work with doctors, nurses, first responders, and healthcare workers of ever…

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t handcuff city government

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t handcuff city government

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After reading and seeing many things about this upcoming city council election, I thought I would address some misinformation and misguidance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Odessa growth should not be stopped

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Odessa growth should not be stopped

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Having spent 83 years of my 86 years in Odessa, except for attending U.T. Austin for my degree, I have seen Odessa grow from a city with one p…

Local People

Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer vi…

Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary genre’s power of immediacy is evident in “Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfol…

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 …

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.

GOOD NEWS: Marfa nabs fifth Murrow Award

GOOD NEWS: Marfa nabs fifth Murrow Award

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MARFA Marfa Public Radio recently received the National Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in journalism from the Radio Tele…

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. 

  • 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.

  • Today, 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.

  • 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.

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John's Corner

John's Corner

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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!

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