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Basin BBQ Blowout on the horizon

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the seventh annual Basin BBQ Blowout at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. Sample delicious BBQ and enjoy family activities and live music by the Chet Johnson Band. @odessachamber.com or visit www.odessa chamber.com. ON THE

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:03:00

H-E-B on Wadley approved for curbside pickup

From staff reports H-E-B wants to add curbside pickup to its Wadley Avenue location, and the Planning & Zoning Commission gave the grocer the go-ahead to move onto its next step with the city. P&Z commissioners on Monday voted 5-0 to approve a zone change at the store, 3325 W. Wadley Ave., that will

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 22:49:52

Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

BOSTON (AP) - He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to "West Side Story." The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year, and on Friday, the Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off a new season dedicated to the

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 11:53:59

The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distraction

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last yea

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 11:51:26

Never say never: Shania Twain finds new voice after illness

Mesfin Fekadu, Ap Music Writer Updated 6:25 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) - After becoming a global icon and one of the world's best-selling singers of all-time, Shania Twain had to utter the scariest five words a vocalist would ever hear: "I may never sing again." The queen of cou

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 11:43:05

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE HURRICANE MARIA IS HEADING The strengthening Category 3 storm is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day after causi

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 10:14:09

Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes

Terry Spencer, Associated Press Updated 3:45 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 08:49:56

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press Updated 2:55 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North's first response to Trump's debut s

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 08:19:15

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort's offer was memori

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 08:19:14

Republicans see political necessity in health care effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barac

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 08:19:12

Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

Anick Jesdanun, Ap Technology Writer Updated 12:12 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing cal

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 07:35:03

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to turn his attention in coming days to U.S. refugee policy. He's got until the end of next week to decide how many refugees to admit in the budget year that starts Oct. 1. He's already slashed the refugee cap once. He's now weighing even further

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 07:28:25

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

Krista Larson and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press Updated 12:33 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 UN sexual abuse and exploitation was back in the spotlight at the U.N. General Assembly meeting this week with fresh calls for reform. Failed reforms have led to a cycle of abuse _ nowhere more visible

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 05:58:20

Woman verbally attacks veteran for taking his service dog into a restaurant

A woman yelled at a military veteran for bringing his service dog into a restaurant ... and the internet is calling her out for it. The unidentified woman was at Kathy's Crab House & Family Restaurant in Delaware City when she complained about a customer who had his dog with him at the establishment

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Review: Chris Hillman revives the Byrds' glorious sound

Chris Hillman, "Bidin' My Time" (Rounder) From the opening beat drop of his first album in more than a decade to the bluegrass-infused cover of a Tom Petty song at the end, Chris Hillman doesn't apologize for the nostalgic journey he's on. But it's a pretty sweet trip. Hillman, who made his name wit

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday. The U.S. attorney's office in San Ant

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Lyft, Budweiser to offer free rides to fight drunk driving

Fernando Ramirez, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Published 9:04 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Lyft, Budweiser to offer free rides to fight drunk driving 1 / 22 Back to Gallery Lyft and Budweiser are once again teaming up to fight drunk driving. Starting this Thursday, Budweiser will offer free r

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

NEW YORK (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted Wednesday evening on the SEC's website, Chairman Jay Clayton says a review of the agency's cybersecurity risk prof

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Hurricane Harvey's impact blows Durst hearing into next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A hearing to determine if New York real estate heir Robert Durst goes on trial for murder was delayed Wednesday until next year. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge postponed the hearing, originally scheduled next month, until April 16 to determine if there's enough evidence to try

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

Joan Lowy, Associated Press Updated 6:45 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has made airlines' longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America's infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress ap

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:57:55