ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Residents of the West Texas city of Odessa may again safely drink tap water without having to first boil it, the city announced Saturday.
The decision to lift the boil water order came after water samples sent for testing Friday were determined to be safe by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the city said.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Residents of the West Texas city of Odessa who have been without safe tap water this week amid scorching temperatures may be able to drink safely straight from the faucet as early as Saturday afternoon, city officials said Friday.
Residents of the West Texas city of Odessa improvised emergency water supplies after a water system outage left them high and dry for days amid scorching heat, even as utility crews scrambled Wednesday to restore normal service.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas city’s water system lost pressure after a break in a major water main, leaving tens of thousands of customers with dry taps Tuesday.
Odessa's water system's 165,000 customers’ water taps lost pressure or went completely dry after the 24-inch main broke late Monday afternoon, according to the city’s social media pages.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel accused Russia on Monday of using food supplies as “a stealth missile against developing countries” and blamed the Kremlin for the looming global food crisis, prompting Moscow’s U.N.
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An oilfield company and a company executive have been indicted in the 2019 poisonous gas deaths of a worker and his wife.
The federal grand jury in Midland charged Odessa-based Aghorn Operating Inc.
LYON, France (AP) — Ukrainian refugee Dayana Yastremska took Zhang Shuai to three sets Sunday in the final of the Lyon Open that the Chinese player eventually won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The 21-year-old Yastremska only fled her home in war-torn Odessa, Ukraine, last week following the Russian invasion.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who was scheduled to be the first to be executed by the state this year received a reprieve from an appeals court on Thursday.
Michael Dean Gonzales had been set to receive a lethal injection on Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing an elderly couple during a burglary of their West Texas home nearly 30 years ago.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in Odessa say an officer fatally shot a man who had opened fire and shot at the officer at a local business.
John Michael Humphries, 45, was killed in the shooting, according to a police statement on Friday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The man who sold an AR-15-style rifle used in a last year's mass shooting that killed seven people in West Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlicensed firearms dealing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will shift his focus to American energy dominance during a stop in Texas later this week that will include his first visit to an oil rig...
WEST ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A bar owner and armed protesters were arrested in western Texas after the bar reopened despite the governor's orders to remain closed as the state continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and three others injured Sunday following a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at a bar in Midland Texas, authorities said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that may be automated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke...
Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process...
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was the first to be shot. He pulled over Seth Aaron Ator for failing to signal a left turn, not knowing that Ator had just lost his job or that he was carrying an AR-style rifle...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that blocked him from getting a gun in 2014 due to a "mental health issue," a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the shooting rampage in West Texas (all times local):
A 35-year-old trucker who was among the seven people killed by a gunman in West Texas was returning home to his family when he was shot, relatives said...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a West Texas rampage "was on a long spiral of going down" and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities said Monday...
The owner of a trucking company who was killed in West Texas had moved from Las Vegas after a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival because he thought it would be safer, a sister said...
When law enforcement authorities gathered to discuss details of a mass shooting in West Texas that left seven people dead, there was one bit of information they refused to provide on live television: the name of the gunman...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they still could not explain why a man with an AR-style weapon opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas to begin a terrifying, 10-mile (16-kilometer) rampage that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down outside a movie theater...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local):
Hundreds of West Texas residents stood and bowed their heads together, reciting the Lord's Prayer at a vigil for those killed in Saturday's mass shooting...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people as he drove before he was killed by officers outside a movie theater, authorities said Saturday...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local):
A database shows that the West Texas shooting brings the number of mass killings in the U...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy...
The City of Odessa’s sales tax check from the state for May totaled more than $6.4 million, exceeding the city’s year-to-date projection by 65.52%.
A .25-cent economic development sales tax is included in the amount, meaning the city will receive $5,147,961.62 and the Odessa Development Corporation will receive $1,286,990.41.
A DEA National Prescription Take Back Day event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.
U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway met with constituents Monday evening at Odessa College to discuss some of what’s been done, or not been done, in the first 100 days of the new Congress.
Basin PBS has scheduled Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Odessa Central Fire Station, 1100 W. Second St. Preview Marilyn Ness's acclaimed documentary “Charm City” and join first responders for free hamburgers and hot dogs.
The 21st annual Mudbug fundraiser will serve two main purposes for Meals on Wheels of Odessa.
It’s the nonprofit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and it brings the greatest awareness to its needs — drivers and volunteers.
Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and Basin PBS will present Marilyn Ness’s acclaimed documentary Charm City.
Filmed over a violent three-year period when Baltimore’s nickname never seemed less apt, Charm City profiles a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials who, with grit, fury and compassion, are grappling with the consequences of violence and trying to reclaim their city’s future.
Darrell E. Smith Hoops, Dreams and Goals fundraiser has been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum in Big Spring.
The teams will tip off at 9 a.m. and will follow bracket play.
The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale has scheduled Chamber Series: Lone Star Brass “Powers of Ten” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.
The West Texas Food Bank is joining forces with two Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in Odessa and Midland for the ninth annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities.
During the month of March, customers can make a donation to West Texas Food Bank at the Jersey Mike’s restaurants, 7270 E.
Whataburger, 4960 E. 42nd St., has scheduled Oh Whata Night fundraising event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Whataburger customers can show their support for the Odessa Youth Hockey League and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the organization.
The Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter will host a community forum at Connection Christian Church.
The event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 4241 Tanglewood Drive.
Residents from the area are invited to join, ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and find out volunteer opportunities to support families affected by Alzheimer’s.
The Texas Transportation Commission approved about $903,800 of funding for Odessa-Schlemeyer Field during a February meeting.
A news release from the Texas Department of Transportation stated the funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including construction of lighting and pavement improvements.
Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Jan. 21. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.
More than 300 members of the community joined in the Black Cultural Council of Odessa’s Freedom March to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
About half of those attendees were teenagers and younger and Permian High’s running backs coach Kirk Thurman said it’s important to pass the torch down to the next generation.
Two years ago, New Way Christian Academy’s head basketball coach Sam Smith experienced the sights and sounds of a Martin Luther King Jr. basketball showcase in Dallas.
Smith wanted to bring that type of basketball endeavor to the Permian Basin.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say three deputies have been shot and wounded while serving a search warrant at a home in Odessa.
Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis says officers returned fire and one person was killed during the Monday night shooting.
Former Odessa Saltgrass Steak House waiter Khalil Cavil made Texas Monthly’s annual Bum Steer Awards list, a roundup of “Texas’s most ridiculous and idiotic endeavors.”
The Bum Steer Awards are Texas Monthly’s annual summary of the most popular news blurbs “featuring political personalities, flashy figures, and plenty of nameless ne’er-do-wells.” The Bum Steer of the Year Award went to radio host Alex Jones this year.