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Odessa man allegedly kidnaps woman

An Odessa man was arrested Monday after he allegedly kidnapped a woman at knifepoint, according to court documents. Trinidad Jaime Guzman, 25, was being held Tuesday on a $100,000 bond for a first-degree felony charge of aggravated kidnapping, a $125,000 bond for a first-degree felony charge of aggr

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 23:33:26

VIDEO: Odessa Police searching for phone thief

ODESSA -- The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect caught on camera taking a phone that had been left at a business. (Odessa Police Department) According to OPD, their officers responded to the Ross Department Store at 3886 East 42nd Street on August 8 f

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-19 23:25:00

ANNIVERSARY: Jones - Odessa American: Anniversaries

Jones ODESSA Eddie and Claudette Jones of Odessa celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 12 with a celebration hosted by family and friends. Claudette Washington married her husband Aug. 12, 1972, at St. James Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. W.R. Ockletree officiating. The couple has t

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Odessa Police Department seeing officer shortage

ODESSA -- The Odessa Police Department is seeing a dramatic decrease in the number of officers serving their force. Over the past seven years the department's staffing has fluctuated between full strength and short due to factors like the oil boom. Currently the department sits at less than 150 off

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-19 23:40:00

Flavor infusion - Odessa American: Food

When your taste buds can't settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world, and Asian influences are among the most popular building blocks for fusion cuisine. One secret to achieving great fusio

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

ESTRICH: Life in the swamp - Odessa American: Opinion Columnist

Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law Center as well as being a syndicated columnist. Poor Gary Cohn, the Goldman Sachs banker who was standing next to Donald Trump at Trump Tower for that awful press conference in which Tr

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

HS VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Lee gets sweep at Odessa Permian

Staff reports LADY REBELS SWEEP PERMIAN ODESSA -- Behind 11 kills and five blocks from Kelsey Harrington, the Lee volleyball team swept Odessa Permian 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 in a District 2-6A match on Tuesday at Permian field house. Emily Hillman added a team-high 12 kills, five digs and two aces for

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Man arrested after evading Odessa police, threatening customers with knife

One man is behind bars on several charges following a weekend incident in Odessa. Steven Garcia, 46, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication. We're told officers were called out to the 7-Eleven located on South Crane Avenue in refe

NEWSWEST9.COM - 2017-09-19 22:04:29

UTPB earns U.S. News ranking - Odessa American: News

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has earned recognition for 2018 from U.S. News & World Report on several fronts. In September, U.S. News ranked UTPB No. 91 in the category of Regional Universities West out of 141. The list shows UTPB was tied with Midwestern State University in Wichita

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Doctors, residents talk taxes - Odessa American: Ector County Hospital District

Some of the doctors said they are not for or against any taxes, but they are for quality care in the community. Odessa Heart Institute Dr. Sudhir Amaram, who has been in Odessa 37 years, said if taxes are what it takes to keep the hospital surviving, we need to raise taxes. Dr. Kathy Grove, medical

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Central Bark Grand Opening - Odessa American: Lifestyle

Dogs and their owners are invited to the grand opening of Central Bark Dog Park at Slator Park, 1001 West 38th St. An opening ceremony for Odessa's first dog park is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday. The park features two separate fenced areas: one for small dogs weighing 30 pounds or less and the oth

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Congressman Mike Conaway Host Town Hall in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - The U.S. Representative from Texas Mike Conaway holding a town hall at UTPB Monday night, in which the congressman and residents from Odessa discussed many things. "There was a lot of spirit in the exchanges tonight. I didn't convince some of the folks that disagreed

YOURBASIN.COM - 2017-09-19 04:01:26

Editorial: What happens at Odessa City Hall matters in Midland

Midland Reporter-Telegram From 18 miles away, the Odessa City Council appears to be a dumpster fire. And that's not good for Midland. We recommend that our readers go to the Odessa American website -- oaoa.com -- and read about recent developments with the Odessa City Council, including the firing o

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 20:24:42

Faculty recital scheduled - Odessa American: Local News

Conn's accompanist is local pianist Shari Santorelli. He will perform 20th century late romantic and modern works for solo trombone and piano. This includes four movements from "Pieces, Op. 11" by Ukrainian composer Reinhold Gliere; "Concerto for Trombone" by Danish composer Launy Grondahl; "Fratres

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

MCH board meets tonight - Odessa American: Ector County Hospital District

Several board members said Thursday they would discuss the Financial Resource Group's report during the special meeting today after finally receiving the completed report. District 1 board member Bryn Dodd said it would give the board an opportunity to discuss the report's impact on the proposed bud

ODESSA AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Trump slams Iran at United Nations

NEW YORK (AP) - 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence. Trump is telling world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot allow the "murderous regime"

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-19 16:46:00

Hurricane Maria again very dangerous Cat 5 storm

Hurricane Maria has regained Category 5 strength, upping its top wind speeds after it had briefly dropped to a Category 4 storm overnight near the island of Dominica. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says a hurricane hunter plane checking on Maria after it pounded that small Caribbean isl

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-19 11:57:00

Texas' GOP speaker calls for removal of Confederate marker

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly inaccur

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-20 12:28:00

'Mini Satans:' Naval hospital employees insult newborns in social media posts

A couple of Navy hospital employees face military justice after inappropriate social media posts involving newborns. (Source: Facebook/WJAX/WFOX/CNN) JACKSONVILLE, FL (WFOX/WJAX/CNN) - A Naval hospital said the actions of a couple of hospital staffers will be handled by "military justice." The state

NEWSWEST9.COM - 2017-09-20 10:44:45

ECISD board members take proactive role at Improvement Required schools

ODESSA -- ECISD school board members are now taking a more proactive role in helping saving three schools that could be headed for failure. Ector Middle School, Zavala Elementary and Noel Elementary are all in their fifth year of improvement required. If any one of them hit year six, the Texas Educ

CBS7.COM - 2017-09-20 06:30:00