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play Odessa Graduation

Odessa Graduation

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play Permian Panther football camp

Permian Panther football camp

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A short video from the Permian Panther football camp.

play Deadly shooting

Deadly shooting

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play Cpl. Steve LeSueur on Wednesday unattended death

Cpl. Steve LeSueur on Wednesday unattended death

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LeSueur discusses unattended death Wednesday afternoon on Alpine Avenue in Odessa.

play Butterfly release

Butterfly release

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Hundreds of people release their butterflies Saturday at the Globe Theater.

play OPD investigate shooting death

OPD investigate shooting death

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Odessa police responded to a reported shooting/stabbing in the 1600 block of West 7th Street where they found a dead 27-year-old male who had been shot. An investigation continues.

play Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang

Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang

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The Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Some of the members gathered to talk about the Gang including what it means to them.

play The Jaguar Stones presentation

The Jaguar Stones presentation

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The authors of The Jaguar Stones book series made a presentation to more than 500 ECISD GT 3rd and 4th grade students at Blackshear Elementary. Although most of the presentation dealt with Mayan civilization and living in the tropical rain forest, one of the authors, Jon Voelkel has been a rock musician for some time and gave a few students a lesson on how to become a Rock 'n' Roll star.

play Decomposed Body report

Decomposed Body report

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Odessa Police Spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur discusses the body found Tuesday in the parking lot of Sams Club.

play Child Abuse Awareness Month

Child Abuse Awareness Month

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Denise Malm, executive director of Harmony Home, discusses child abuse awareness.

play Spring Fling

Spring Fling

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The hunt begins as hundreds of children rush the field to collect Easter eggs.

play Chavira and Gregg discuss issues

Chavira and Gregg discuss issues

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The Ector County Democratic Club invited ECISD school board place 1 candidates Arlo Chavira and Carol Gregg to come to their meeting to discuss why they should be on the board and to discuss some of the issues.

play Stations of the Cross 2

Stations of the Cross 2

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Students at St. Mary's perform the second station.

play Stations of the Cross 1

Stations of the Cross 1

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St. Mary's students being the first station.

play Color Dash 2015

Color Dash 2015

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play Dash-cam video of dog shooting

Dash-cam video of dog shooting

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(Graphic content) Odessa Police respond to a house alarm Wednesday morning and are confronted by the homeowner's dog. Video provided by Odessa Police Department from a dash camera in officer's patrol vehicle.

play OPD delivers Thanksgiving meals

OPD delivers Thanksgiving meals

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The Odessa Police Department collected donations from the employees to provide Thanksgiving meals to several less fortunate families.

play OPD/ECSO pursue possible drive by shooting suspects

OPD/ECSO pursue possible drive by shooting suspects

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Odessa Police and ECSO deputies pursue a vehicle believed to have been connected with a drive by shooting earlier in the day.

play Eddy Shelton named County Commissioner

Eddy Shelton named County Commissioner

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Ector County Judge Susan Redford announced that Eddy Shelton was her selection to fill the County Commissioner Precinct 1 position.

play Permian Playoff Win

Permian Playoff Win

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Video by Edyta Blaszczyk|Odessa American

play Coach Blake Feldt talks about Permian loss

Coach Blake Feldt talks about Permian loss

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Video by Edyta Blasczcyk|Odessa American

play Ray Perryman: State of the City

Ray Perryman: State of the City

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A segment of video from Ray Perryman's Keynote address at the Odessa State of the City luncheon.

play Permian v. Midland High

Permian v. Midland High

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Permian head coach Blake Feldt talks about the 15-14 win over the Bulldogs.

play Pink the Park

Pink the Park

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play Permian Coach Blake Feldt

Permian Coach Blake Feldt

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Coach Feldt speaks about the 30-13 loss to Abilene High.

play Basin BBQ Blowout

Basin BBQ Blowout

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The Odessa Chamber of Commerce held its 4th annual Basin BBQ Blowout as a fundraiser for its operations department.

play Cpl. LeSueur discusses shooting

Cpl. LeSueur discusses shooting

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Odessa Police Cpl. Steve LeSueur discusses information about a shooting Monday afternoon at 23rd Street and Keystone Drive.

play Pedestrian Fatality at 5th and Alleghaney

Pedestrian Fatality at 5th and Alleghaney

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City of Odessa spokeswoman Andrea Goodson gives an update on the pedestrian fatality on 5th and Alleghaney.

play An American Tribute

An American Tribute

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Prosperity Bank West Texas President Mike Marshall addresses the community at the annual American Tribute memorial.

play Axe Women Loggers of Maine

Axe Women Loggers of Maine

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The Axe Women compete in Crosscut sawing Tuesday night at the fair and expo.

Local People

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…

Lives Lost: Man of the sea made his home in Sonoran Desert

Lives Lost: Man of the sea made his home in Sonoran Desert

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PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Manuel Sandoval lived for decades in Phoenix on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, but he never stopped hearing the siren c…

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: 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…

GOOD NEWS: ECISD offers scholarships for new dual-credit course

GOOD NEWS: ECISD offers scholarships for new dual-credit course

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Ector County Independent School District students interested in geology are now able to enroll in a new dual-credit program in …

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.

Most Popular

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • OHS student makes perfect score on ACT

    OHS student makes perfect score on ACT

    In a rare and difficult feat, Odessa High School student Aakash Angirekula scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance test, which he took in June. 

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.

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

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.

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