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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.

play Desert Dash announcement

Desert Dash announcement

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Bridgette Meyers announces the Desert Dash on Wednesday at the MCH Center for Health and Wellness.

play Frank Eychaner New UTPB Choral Director

Frank Eychaner New UTPB Choral Director

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Frank Eychaner is the new director of choral and vocal studies at UTPB. He discusses some of his ideas at his office in the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Local People

Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Hump…

Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, adding se…

Community

PET OF THE WEEK: Sabrina

PET OF THE WEEK: Sabrina

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Sabrina, a 1-year-old female Cat, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Sabrina or …

PET OF THE WEEK: Patrick

PET OF THE WEEK: Patrick

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Patrick, a 1-year-old male Chihuahua, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Patrick…

GOOD NEWS: IN APPRECIATION

GOOD NEWS: IN APPRECIATION

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Chapel Hill Baptist Church recently treated the Odessa Police Department to breakfast and snacks for the K9s.

GOOD NEWS: Black History Month

GOOD NEWS: Black History Month

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In recognition of Black History Month, students in Jeanne Qvarnstrom’s Education 3301 Course Curriculum and Instruction for cla…

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Odessa English Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning classes in Odessa at Odessa Bible Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning January 8th, 2020 and running through April 29th, 2020. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Open enrollment will be offered for the Spring 2020 session. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information. Kindergarten - 5th grade age children are welcome to enjoy free Bible classes provided by Odessa Bible Church if childcare is needed. * Childcare is not provided by or affiliated with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center.

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Hockey on Horseback!

    Join us for the Action! Hockey on Horseback - Arena Polo. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish. Ticket price per vehicle so, load 'em up. Get up close and personal with 4-legged athletes (and 2 legged ones too). Arena polo is faced-paced and family friendly. Ticket prices are per vehicle so bring your friends and family. Games run from 10am to late afternoon Saturday and Sunday. Ticket is good for either day. Bring a stadium blanket or cushion for the grandstands or back your truck up next to the arena with your own seating. Proceeds benefit Make-A Wish. For more infomation follow Texas Arena League on Social Media. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hockey-on-horseback-west-texas-tickets-84486139317?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1Lb5fbuaIzb8ZBhlpXGA0sPjJ1Rq4P2PoFkfbzdTLUGGgFezndxkoLn6k

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Hockey on Horseback!

    Join us for the Action! Hockey on Horseback - Arena Polo. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish. Ticket price per vehicle so, load 'em up. Get up close and personal with 4-legged athletes (and 2 legged ones too). Arena polo is faced-paced and family friendly. Ticket prices are per vehicle so bring your friends and family. Games run from 10am to late afternoon Saturday and Sunday. Ticket is good for either day. Bring a stadium blanket or cushion for the grandstands or back your truck up next to the arena with your own seating. Proceeds benefit Make-A Wish. For more infomation follow Texas Arena League on Social Media. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hockey-on-horseback-west-texas-tickets-84486139317?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1Lb5fbuaIzb8ZBhlpXGA0sPjJ1Rq4P2PoFkfbzdTLUGGgFezndxkoLn6k

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center's Big Spring English Language and Computer Literacy Classes

    Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center will be offering English Language Learning and Computer Literacy classes in Big Spring at the Howard College Anthony Hunt Library on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 AM beginning January 7th, 2020 and running through May 5th, 2020. Open enrollment- students may join after the January 7th start date. Students are required to pay a once-yearly enrollment fee of $25.00. Apply on our website at https://pbalc.org/permian-basin-adult-literacy-students/, call (432)682-9693 or email hsmith@pbalc.org for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Odessa Ministerial Alliance - Community Worship & Lunch Series

    Odessa Ministerial Alliance announces the schedule and theme for the 2020 Community Worship & Lunch Series for 2020.  Schedule is listed below.    Lunch is on the dates listed and starts at 11:30 with a cost of 6:00.  Worship time is at 12:05.  An Offering is taken during the worship to benefit Family Promise of Odessa and their ministry to homeless families.  

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OA Advertising

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Basin Podiatry

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