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Voter Registrars

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Love Conquers Hate

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Love conquers hate at halftime of El Paso Franklin vs. Odessa Permian game last night. Well done #Mojoband. #WestTexasStrong

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Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

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OPD Chief Mike Gerke during a Monday news conference at UTPB said Seth Ator, 36, had a dispute with his employer, Journey Oilfield Services, and that both Ator and someone from the company called 911.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odess…

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Gov. Greg Abbott, state legislators and top law enforcement officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement came together to offer their support and praise for the Odessa community as it deals with the tragedy of seven dead and 22 injured in a mass shooting Saturday.

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MCH Press Conference

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Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree Aug. 31, 2019, around Odessa before being shot to death by law enforcement.

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OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa…

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Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree around Odessa Aug. 31, 2019, before being shot to death by law enforcement. OPD Chief Michael Gerke said during a press conference he believed the threat was over.

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Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

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Permian head coach Jeff Ellison speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

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Permian senior Easton Hernandez

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Permian senior quarterback Easton Hernandez speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

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Odessa High head coach Danny Servance speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

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Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda

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Odessa High senior Ivan Miranda talks about taking over the reins as the starting quarterback for the upcoming high school football season.

play Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza

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Odessa High senior Cade Mendoza speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman

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Midland Lee head coach Clint Hartman talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor

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Midland Lee senior Karl Taylor speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji

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Midland Lee senior Loic Fouonji speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Midland High senior Spencer Blue

Midland High senior Spencer Blue

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Midland High senior Spencer Blue speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

play Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo

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Midland High senior Sylvester Galindo speaks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming football season.

play Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz

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Midland High head coach Tim Anuszkiewicz talks about the upcoming season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

Andrews head coach Ralph Mason

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Andrews head coach Ralph Mason talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Andrews senior Brett Leach

Andrews senior Brett Leach

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Andrews senior Brett Leach talks about the upcoming football season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Seminole head coach Ty Palmer

Seminole head coach Ty Palmer

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Seminole head coach Ty Palmer talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about taking over the reigns of the Indians' football program.

play Seminole senior Jaxon Washington

Seminole senior Jaxon Washington

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Seminole senior Jaxon Washington speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Seminole senior Dylan Stokes

Seminole senior Dylan Stokes

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Seminole's Dylan Stokes talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about his upcoming senior season.

play Greenwood senior Justin Bostic

Greenwood senior Justin Bostic

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Greenwood senior Justin Bostic speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser

Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser

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Greenwood head coach Rusty Purser talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about his first season at the helm for the Rangers.

play Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz

Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz

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Fort Stockton senior Donnie DeLaCruz talks about the upcoming season with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters

Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters

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Fort Stockton head coach Mike Peters talks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season

play Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez

Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez

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Fort Stockton senior Josh Hernandez speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Monahans junior Bond Heflin

Monahans junior Bond Heflin

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Monahans junior quarterback Bond Heflin speaks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

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Monahans head coach Fred Staugh

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Fred Staugh speaks with members of the Odessa American about his first season as the head coach of Monahans.

play Pecos senior Gary Salcido

Pecos senior Gary Salcido

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Pecos senior Gary Salcido speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.

play Pecos head coach Chad Olson

Pecos head coach Chad Olson

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Pecos first year head coach Chad Olson talks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

play Pecos junior Hayden Hopkins

Pecos junior Hayden Hopkins

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Pecos junior Hayden Hopkins talks with the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming season.

Local People

Hawaii lighting plan will protect birds and allow football

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HONOLULU (AP) — A plan to minimize the effects of strobe lights on endangered seabirds will allow at least three Friday night football games o…

Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico

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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico.

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

PET OF THE WEEK: Red

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Red, a 1- to 2-year-old male Heeler mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Red is friend…

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

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Cliff, a 1-year-old male Labrador mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. Cliff loves aff…

GOOD NEWS: Fair Poultry Show Results

GOOD NEWS: Fair Poultry Show Results

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The Permian Basin Fair & Expo have announced the following Poultry Show results held Aug. 31. They are:

GOOD NEWS: FAIR LAMB SHOW RESULTS

GOOD NEWS: FAIR LAMB SHOW RESULTS

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The Permian Basin Fair & Expo have announced the lamb show results held on Sept. 8. They are as follows.

Upcoming events

  • Today, September 18, 2019
  • Ector County Library

    The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled story time and craft from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.

  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

  • Volunteer training classes

    CASA of the Permian Basin Area Inc., 300 N Grant Ave., has scheduled new volunteer training classes from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 16-19 and 23-26. Dinner will be served. Call 498-4174. Visit www.casapba.org.

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center Odessa Satellite Class

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center is currently enrolling for Fall English classes at Odessa Bible Church (3901 Penbrook St, Odessa, TX 79762). Classes will be Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning September 18, 2019.  Enrollment is $25.00.  Children K-5th grade can attend Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed (childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center).  If you are a non-English speaker looking to improve your English please contact us for more Information!  Email hsmith@pbalc.org Call: 432-682-9693 ext 204 or to apply online visit our website at: https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/

  • Mdou Moctar performance

    Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled guitarist Mdou Moctar, a free performance in support of his latest album Ilana: The Creator., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Visit tinyurl.com/y552eca9.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Ector County Library

    The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled story time and craft from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.

  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

  • Volunteer training classes

    CASA of the Permian Basin Area Inc., 300 N Grant Ave., has scheduled new volunteer training classes from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 16-19 and 23-26. Dinner will be served. Call 498-4174. Visit www.casapba.org.

Most Popular

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Former ECISD police officer charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

    Former ECISD police officer charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl

    A former Ector County Independent School District police officer was arrested after he reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Police searching for woman involved in theft at HEB

    Police searching for woman involved in theft at HEB

    The Odessa Police Department is looking for a woman who reportedly stole more than $100 worth of merchandise from a grocery store.

  • Grand jury indicts man, woman on separate murder charges

    Grand jury indicts man, woman on separate murder charges

    A 22-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were each indicted by an Ector County grand jury on a charge of murder.

  • Woman, boyfriend charged with leaving children unattended

    Woman, boyfriend charged with leaving children unattended

    A 23-year-old woman and her 28-year-old boyfriend were arrested after she left her two children unattended at her apartment while she dropped her boyfriend off at work.

  • Downtown Odessa tavern a possibility

    Downtown Odessa tavern a possibility

    Three business partners pitched the idea for a sports-centric tavern on Grant Avenue to Odessa City Council this week to support revitalization attempts in Downtown Odessa.

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian stymied by big plays from Southlake Carroll

    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian stymied by big plays from Southlake Carroll

    Going up against perennial powerhouse Southlake Carroll, the Permian football team was dealt a 48-7 loss to the Dragons Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Man dies after being hit by train

    Man dies after being hit by train

    A 43-year-old Odessa man is dead after he was hit by a train in southeast Odessa.

  • INDICTMENTS: August 16, 2019

    INDICTMENTS: August 16, 2019

    The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on Aug. 19, 2019. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Ector County Resturant Report: Sept. 5 through Sept. 11

    Ector County Resturant Report: Sept. 5 through Sept. 11

    These are the food inspection scores for Sept. 5 through Sept. 11 performed by the Ector County Health Department. Violations dock points, with a perfect score starting at 100.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where was Permian?

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where was Permian?

    I would like to address something that has been going on for years. The fact that ECISD Athletics is not present on the field during the National Anthem shows disrepect to our country. Over the last 8 years, I have had two boys go through the Permian football program, and they have never been on the field at home during the Anthem. When I went to the first home game for Permian this year, the El Paso Franklin Cougars players were on the field for the presentation of colors and the Permian Band playing. Where was Permian? In the locker room. The El Paso community presented a banner to Permian in support of the recent events, and the least we can do as a team is acknowledge their support. When Southlake Carroll came to town, their cheerleading squad present a check while their players stood behind them. Where was Permian? In the locker room. But this is not a Permian issue. This is a ECISD Athletics Department issue. Coach Ellison is doing what he is told by his boss. Coach Fledt did the same thing. When I spoke to Todd Vesley years earlier about this, all I got was attitude. Maybe Scott Muri does not know this is going on. Maybe the School Board needs to look into this. I do not know what the other ECISD athletics programs do at home, but I am sure it is the same thing, disrepect. With our visiting teams supporting us by banners and donations, we need to acknowledge their support by being on the field during the presentation and for the presentation of the colors. This needs to be fixed NOW!

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Odessa American

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John's Corner

John's Corner

tel. 432-362-0004

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Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

tel. 432-550-3668

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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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