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Found -- Man's OHS ring

March 23, 2016 by Claudia Payne Welden (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

I have found a man's ring for OHS from the year 1971. It has the initials JDB. If you know to whom it belongs, please send me an email at *****


August 5, 2014 by Charles Tiger Phillips (Register to contact)

Hello everyone.

Jo Ann Cunningham

March 27, 2013 by Sharon Jones (Register to contact)

I am looking for any information about Jo Ann Cunningham. I am not actually an alumn but it is important that I find out about her. It's possible she is a distant relative that I have never met.
Thank you for any help. She is pictured in the 1954 yearbook.

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What's Going On June 29  Odessa American

A Paragons Carwash has been scheduled benefitting Valaria Nabarrette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Aaron's Parking Lot, corner of 13th Street and County ...

Trustees to consider budget adoption  Odessa American

A public hearing on adoption of the 2019-2020 budget and the hiring of a new principal for Pease Elementary School will be on the agenda when the Ector ...

Odessa High School Honors  Odessa American

Top Ten: Carlos Garcia Valedictorian; Kathryn Spickermann, Salutatorian; Iris Ramirez, No. 3; Nicholas Arenivas, No. 4; Jiovanni Jimenez, No. 5; Sydney ...

Student faces charge after making a threat toward Odessa High School  Odessa American

Office staff at Odessa High School Tuesday was welcomed by a voicemail claiming they were going to shoot up the school Tuesday.

Odessa High School Commencement for Class of 2019  Odessa American

Odessa High School graduates Braiden Copley, left, shakes hands with Marco Juarez, right, in celebration of graduation before graduation commenced Friday ...

Motorcycle group helps raise money for local girl in need of a new liver  CBS7 News

20-year-old Valeria Naberrtte is waiting on a liver transplant and her family will have to make several trips to Dallas for her surgery and treatment.

OA: Odessa High senior now charged with recording oral sex, saving on Snapchat  CBS7 News

An already complicated case of reported sexual assault of a minor had been wrinkled further after the Odessa High School senior Ke'Evan Majors was ...

OHS top 2 take different routes  Odessa American

Odessa High School's valedictorian and salutatorian took different routes to their status, but they made it to the top of their class.

Principal says she followed protocol  Odessa American

A longtime Ector County Independent School District employee who has been on administrative leave since January says she followed district protocol in ...

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High sticks with winning formula  Odessa American

FORT STOCKTON Another Saturday, another comeback for the Odessa High baseball team.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Odessa High using offensive firepower to succeed  Odessa American

The area round is a familiar spot for the Odessa High softball team as the Lady Bronchos have advanced out of the first round of the playoffs each of the last five ...

Former principal returning to New Tech  Odessa American

From the time he was in middle school, Gerardo Ramirez realized he was called to be in a leadership role in education.

Jazz and blues coming to middle schools  Odessa American

Fine Arts for Kids — Jazz and Blues for Middle Schools is scheduled for Jan. 29 through Feb. 1.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Permian, Odessa High ready to tee off at District 2-6A Tournament  Odessa American

The foundation has been set for the Permian and Odessa High boys golf teams.

OHS sets Cinco de Mayo celebration  Odessa American

Odessa High School will host a Cinco de Mayo Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 2.

OHS celebrates its top 10 with lunch  Odessa American

Surrounded by family, friends and faculty, Odessa High School's top 10 seniors were treated to a lunch and cake to celebrate to celebrate their accomplishments ...

OHS mariachi members heading to state once more  Odessa American

Mariachi members from Odessa High School have strummed their way into the State Mariachi Festival, set for Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas Rio ...

Majors charged with child pornography  Odessa American

An already complicated case of reported sexual assault of a minor had been wrinkled further after the Odessa High School senior Ke'Evan Majors was ...

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Odessa High, Permian chasing Midland High after opening round  Odessa American

Facing relatively calm conditions, both the Odessa High and Permian girls golf teams were looking to get off to good starts Friday.

Former OHS students get their diplomas  Odessa American

Although it was a little overdue, some former Odessa High School students picked up their diplomas and partook of some cake and punch.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian vs. Odessa High  Odessa American

Permian's Vicente Roger (19) and Odessa High's Jose Leyva (18) go for the ball in the first half of the Bronchos' 2-0 win over the Panthers, Friday night at Ratliff ...

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Odessa High, Permian get set to play second district games  Odessa American

Both the Odessa High and Permian softball teams will continue District 2-6A play today with one team staying home and the other heading on the road.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Frenship holds off Odessa High  Odessa American

The Odessa High baseball team pushed Wolfforth Frenship all the way Thursday, but the Tigers were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory at Pressley Field as the ...

Spring plant sale coming up soon  Odessa American

With spring comes the Annual Ector County Independent School District Horticulture Program Plant Sale.

ECISD graduation schedule  KMID - Local 2 News

The last day of school is behind us and now Seniors in Odessa are ready to walk the stage.

Ross principal retiring after long career in education  Odessa American

After 36 years in education — 27 of them with Ector County Independent School District — Ross Elementary School Principal Becky Phillips is retiring next ...

Odessa High School Cheer Team performs at the Citrus Bowl  CBS7 News

FLORIDA -- For the first time in Odessa High School history, the Bronchos Cheer Team performed at a college football bowl game. CBS7 spoke to the Bronchos ...

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High completes sweep of Midland Lee  Odessa American

MIDLAND Cristian Baeza pitched a complete game and the Odessa High baseball team rallied from a three-run deficit Thursday to defeat Midland Lee 5-4 in ...

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: Arenivas keeps pace on, off baseball field  Odessa American

Looking ahead is not something new for Odessa High senior Nicholas Arenivas. In fact, it's helped him excel in nearly everything he's done.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High peaking at the right time  Odessa American

It took until the final day of the regular season, but the Odessa High girls soccer team found a way to get itself back into the postseason.

High schools unveil all-state musicians  Odessa American

All-state musicians from Odessa and Permian high schools will journey to the Texas Music Educators Association clinic and convention next month.

OHS students head to Carnegie Hall  Odessa American

A small group of Odessa High School students will be heading to New York City to participate in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

Middle school the niche for new Bonham principal  Odessa American

After trying his hand at a couple of different careers, Mitch Gerig settled on education and that's where he plans to stay.

Board approves proposed non-renewal of principal's contract  Odessa American

Following a closed session, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 on two separate motions to approve a proposed non-renewal of a term contract for ...

OHS Spring Scrimmage  Odessa American

Photos from OHS Spring Scrimmage Thursday at Ratliff Stadium.

New ECISD superintendent starts July 1  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the contract and relocation agreement for new superintendent Scott Muri ...

Chess tournament coming up  Odessa American

The annual chess tournament is scheduled for Saturday at the Odessa High School PE gyms.

Trustees approve new superintendent's contract  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the contract and relocation agreement for new superintendent Scott ...

Odessa High School Mariachi Winter Concert  Odessa American

Odessa High School held their Mariachi Winter Concert Monday night in the Odessa High School Performing Arts Center.

ECISD board approve online courses for Permian, OHS

The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees met for their Tuesday meet where they reviewed academic achievement, worked toward new board goals, and ...

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High puts together solid effort in 1-1 tie  Odessa American

The opportunities were plentiful once again for the Odessa High girls soccer team Friday during a nondistrict match against Lubbock Coronado at Ratliff ...

New director wants to see OHS choir grow  Odessa American

As the new head choir director at Odessa High School, Ginger Storey wants to grow the program and do well in competitions.

'Kiss and Kill' killer dead at 75  Odessa American

An Odessan who was the gunman in the infamous “Kiss and Kill” case that titillated Odessans during the early 1960s has died at age 75.

Board approves early college high school name change  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved changing the name of Falcon Early College High School, reorganized with new ...

Teams chosen for Battle of the Bluebonnets  Odessa American

Campuses across Ector County Independent School District have selected their teams for the Battle of the Bluebonnets, coming up at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at the ...

Few attend first superintendent meeting  Odessa American

The first of three community meetings about what people are looking for in a new Ector County Independent School District superintendent attracted three ...

Broncho Legacy show is next week  Odessa American

Odessa High School's Broncho Legacy will hit the stage with its spring show, “The Greatest Show,” at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the OHS Performing Arts Center.

Keep Odessa Beautiful Crosstown Rivalry  CBS7 News

Students from Permian High School, Odessa High School, and New Tech Odessa are gearing up to participate in the KOP Crosstown Rivalry to keep their ...

Trustees approve housing deal, pay raises  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved partnering with Weidner Property Management LLC to provide discounted rent for ...

Guest performers part of OHS 'Evening of Percussion'  Odessa American

About 100 percussion students from across Ector County Independent School District will get a chance to perform with professional musicians Lalo Davila and ...

OHS student starts suicide prevention group  Odessa American

After her sister committed suicide three years ago, Odessa High School junior Mayely Carrasco decided to turn the tragedy into a positive. She formed a suicide ...

ECISD trying to hire more than 500 employees before school starts  CBS7 News

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) - With the booming economy comes job openings throughout the area. That includes our school districts. Even though summer break just ...

Fine arts  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School District Fine Arts has announced the following free events for Thursday and Friday.

Odessa High Broncho Band recieves 80th straight top UIL ranking  CBS7 News

Band from all across our region gathered today at Ratliff Stadium for the annual UIL band competition.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Midland Lee surges past Odessa High  Odessa American

For one half of football, a defensive struggle broke out Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.

AVID Showcase offers glimpse at program benefits  Odessa American

Representatives from across Ector County ISD and other districts got a glimpse of how Advancement Via Individual Determination works at an AVID Showcase ...

Crime Stoppers tip leads to drug arrest at OHS  Odessa American

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man who was reportedly smoking drugs from a pipe in the Odessa High School parking lot.

ECISD: 1,600 students expected to graduate this week  CBS7 News

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- More than a thousand students are expected to walk the stage in Odessa this week. Ector County ISD expects that about 1,600 students ...

Press named principal at Baptist school  Odessa American

Having had careers in ministry and education, Tyler Press said God has combined his paths in the form of his new position as principal of First Odessa Christian ...

Community meetings set for superintendent search  Odessa American

Three public community meetings are coming up next week as a way to get input on what qualities and characteristics people would like to see in the next Ector ...

Education Foundation awards AP/IB incentives  Odessa American

The Education Foundation of Odessa is continuing the AP/IB Campus Award Incentive Program in Ector County ISD at the cost of $70 for the first AP or IB exam ...

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High makes transition after big season  Odessa American

Last season was full of milestones for Odessa High boys' basketball.

Hundreds show up big for ECISD strategic planning kickoff  Odessa American

To start the main part of Ector County Independent School District's strategic planning process, about 200 people from across the community gathered at the ...

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian at Midland High  Odessa American

Permian left fielder Aariell Washington (25) throws the ball back towards home plate during the third inning of Friday's District 2-6A softball game at Audrey Gill ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High Notebook for Sept. 18th  Odessa American

Through the first two weeks of the season, Odessa High would enter a Monday practice feeling good following a victory.

Therapy dog introduced at Permian  Odessa American

With all the trauma and stress in the world, Arlo, a 1-year-old Goldendoodle, stands able to carry it on his shoulders.

Odessa High alum takes on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

ODESSA, Texas — An Odessa High School alumni will be appearing on the show "So You Think You Can Dance" Monday night. Amanda Butler is a mom of ...

ECISD work study recap  Midland Reporter-Telegram

The Ector County ISD board of trustees held its March work study on Tuesday. Three principals were approved for ECISD campuses. Report and discussion ...

OHS, Permian High cheerleaders speak out about their impact on game day  CBS7 News

ODESSA -- The legendary Odessa High School and Permian High School rivalry begins before football players hit the stadium turf. The cheerleaders for both ...

ECISD delves into strategic planning process  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School District teachers, students, administrators and board members, along with business, chamber of commerce and community ...

Odessa High School Homecoming Pep Rally  Odessa American

From left, Brandon Jones and Justin Aguirre race to carry tennis balls during a competition during the pep rally. Odessa High School held their Homecoming Pep ...

ECISD students hear about stem cell research opportunity  Odessa American

About 75 students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences heard a presentation about getting involved in stem cell research as part of a ...

OHS theater students going to state competition  Odessa American

Odessa High School theater students will attend the Texas Thespian Festival and Competition from Thursday through Saturday at the Gaylord Texan in ...

SIGNING DAY: Permian recognizes fine arts students  Odessa American

In what has become a signature event, Permian High School held its Fine Arts Signing Day in the J.R. McEntyre Instrumental Building on campus.

ECISD unveils new teacher education program  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School District unveiled a program this week aimed at growing its own educators, starting in high school.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High falls short in four sets  Odessa American

The Wolfforth Frenship Lady Tiger volleyball team defeated the Odessa High Lady Bronchos in four sets, winning by scores of 20-25, 25-14, 25-16, 30-28 in a ...

OHS Band 2018 Homecoming Pregame, Halftime  Odessa American

The Odessa High School Broncho Band performs at the pregame and halftime at the Buckeye, Ariz., Union Hawks vs. the OHS Bronchos game that began at ...

Financial reality fair gives students glimpse of real life  Odessa American

Odessa High School senior Oscar Melendez had his eyes opened to how expensive life is after high school through the Financial Reality Fair.

Ector County ISD looking into fight at Odessa High School

ODESSA -- New details have been released after a video on Facebook went viral showing a student shaking on the ground at Odessa High School.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High falls to Midland High in four sets  Odessa American

The Midland High Lady Dawgs shook off a slow start to beat the Odessa High Lady Bronchos in four sets, winning by scores of 27-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-15 in ...

092018_OHS_El_Paso_Montwood_22  Odessa American

Odessa High School cheerleaders converse before their game against El Paso Montwood Ram at Ratliff Stadium Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

Athletic trainers make Odessa High-Permian rivalry possible  CBS7 News

ODESSA -- On Friday night, all eyes will be on the Permian and Odessa high school football players. But those guys couldn't get ready for games, or get back ...

Broncho Legacy sets Christmas show  Odessa American

For the first time in several years, Odessa High School's Broncho Legacy choir will stage a Christmas show at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the OHS Performing Arts Center, ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High rolls Buckeye Union in homecoming rout  Odessa American

On a cloudy, comfortable night at Ratliff Stadium, the Odessa High Bronchos made sure that they would be able to celebrate homecoming with a victory.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian defeats Odessa High  Odessa American

The Permian Panthers came away with a crushing 16-3 win over rivals Odessa High on Tuesday night at the Ratliff Tennis Complex.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High splits pair of tournament games in Monahans  Odessa American

MONAHANS The Odessa High boys basketball team got things off to a promising start Thursday morning.

Man charged with firing shots at moving pickup  Odessa American

A 19-year-old man reportedly chased two men in a pickup and left four gunfire marks in a pickup near Odessa High School.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Permian Basin teams get set to compete in West Texas Relays  Odessa American

High school track and field teams from the area will compete today in the 75th West Texas Relays at Ratliff Stadium.

Odessa police swear in six new officers  CBS7 News

Six new police officers are joining the Odessa Police Department following their graduation from the Odessa Police Academy.

Teacher facing housing crisis  Odessa American

Before 3-D art teacher Erin Richardson-Smith started work in Ector County Independent School District three years ago, she envisioned affordable housing and ...

Some virtual teacher use coming  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to approve an agreement with Proximity Learning to provide virtual teachers for four ...

OHS Mariachi Winter concert  Odessa American

The Odessa High School Mariachi Winter Concert has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at the OHS Performing Arts Center, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave.

Scholarships announced for future teachers  Odessa American

As part of its continuing efforts to help solve the teacher shortage, University of Texas of the Permian Basin awarded scholarships from the Education Foundation ...

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Permian, OHS take home several honors on All-District team  Odessa American

Both the Odessa High and Permian girls soccer teams took home a number of superlative awards as the All-District 2-6A team was released earlier this week.

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Permian, Presidio win titles at Odessa Invitational  Odessa American

Thursday served as a final tune up for teams to get ready for postseason competition.

Hard work pays off for Falcon teacher  Odessa American

After many years of working toward it, Falcon Early College High School physics teacher Rowena Dolino has earned her U.S. citizenship.

Emojis to paper creation offered at UTPB art camps  Odessa American

At University of Texas Permian Basin, students in two separate classes are learning how to make what has become everyday stuff — emojis and paper.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian Basin Roundup for Oct. 23  Odessa American

At Frenship HS. Kills — Permian: Chloe Rivera 2; Lauren Lucas 13; Allison Heatherington 4; Caitlyn Meise 5; D'Ashya McGee 2; Hanna Heatherington 10.

Storms hit Central Odessa, cause property damage  CBS7 News

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) - Monday's storms rattled Odessa neighborhoods and left their mark after the skies cleared. Heavy rain, straight-line winds blowing more ...

ECISD police arrest four on graffiti charges  Odessa American

Three adults and one juvenile were arrested by the Ector County Independent School District Police Wednesday and Thursday on graffiti charges related to ...

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