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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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Special ceremonies planned for Odessa High & Permian football games  CBS7 News

Both high schools in Odessa have special ceremonies planned for this week's football games in remembrance of this week's tragedy.

Student caught with handgun at Odessa High  CBS7 News

ODESSA, Tx (KOSA) -- Odessa High School administrators got a tip this afternoon that a 16-year-old student was carrying drugs on campus, according to an ...

Move over, 'Friday Night Lights': Texas shooting brings together Odessa, Permian teens to help survivors  USA TODAY

Odessa teens, frequent sports rivals, came together Monday night to mourn a lost student and plan a benefit for survivors and families of the deceased.

'Odessa Strong' message travels with El Paso high school football team  KFOX El Paso

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 ...

Among the Texas shooting victims: A high school student, a beloved uncle and a father of two  The Washington Post

These are only some of the people killed Saturday in Texas's second mass shooting in a month.

OHS student charged after making shooting threat  CBS7 News

An Odessa High School student has been charged after district officials say she admitted to threatening to shoot up the school.

School district healing as students return to class after mass shooting shocks Odessa  Standard-Times

Ector County ISD sees students return Tuesday, Sept. 3, after a mass shooting in Odessa tore through the West Texas town.

Slain Odessa teenager described as soulful spirit  CBS7 News

The Odessa High School community is mourning the loss of Leilah Hernandez, a 15-year-old girl shot and killed during a shooting rampage Saturday.

Teen called amazing and a joy  Odessa American

A joy to be around. An amazing young lady. Setting the example for others.

Local events being held for #WestTexasStrong  CBS7 News

We've put together a list of local events happening in Midland and Odessa for #WestTexasStrong.

Odessa & Midland Shooting Victims: Photos & Tributes

An active shooter in Odessa and Midland, Texas, killed at least 7 people, including a 15-year-old girl, and injured at least 24 people, including a 17-month-old ...

Public viewing and rosary service to be held for Leilah Hernandez  CBS7 News

Funeral arrangements have been set for Leilah Hernandez.

Lubbock Coronado Leilah Hernandez Presentation  CBS7 News

Students at Lubbock Coronado presented a check and a basketball ahead of their game against Odessa High School in honor of Leilah Hernandez.

Odessa City Council honors first responders, remembers youngest victim killed in shooting  CBS7 News

They took a *fresh* bouquet of yellow flowers to the growing memorial at Odessa High School for 15-year-old Leilah Hernandez.

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 ...

Youngest victim killed in mass shooting is laid to rest  CBS7 News

ODESSA, Tx (KOSA) -- It was a somber day in Odessa on Friday, as many community members attended services of those who were killed in Saturday's mass ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Odessa High School Band Camp  Odessa American

Odessa High School started their band camp Tuesday on the band's practice lot.

ECISD to consider agreements, goals  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today to consider approving an interlocal agreement with Communities in ...

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 ...

MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for September 9, 2019  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 9/2-9/8)

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 ...

ECISD looking at more student growth, overcrowded campuses  Odessa American

An infusion of growth, particularly at the middle and high school levels, is coming over the next 10 years for Ector County Independent School District, a recent ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

New fine arts specialist on board at ECISD  Odessa American

With the departure of Executive Director of Fine Arts Mark Lyon, Ector County ISD has filled the position with Aaron Hawley and created the new position of fine ...

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 ...

Longtime ECISD staffer wins employee of the year honors  Odessa American

After 34 years with Ector County ISD, Shirley Babcock had just about given up on ever receiving employee of the year honors, but recently was pleasantly ...

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 ...

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.

FIRST ON CBS7: TEA gives ECISD improved overall grade; But 16 schools failing  CBS7 News

Ector County ISD received an overall grade of C (75) from the Texas Education Agency this year, up from a 67 (D) one year ago. However, that improvement is ...

Report: Local schools among best and worst for student success  CBS7 News

Children at Risk ranked local schools as some of the best and worst when it comes to student success.

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.

K-9 officer recognized as officer of the year  Odessa American

Brandon Upchurch was recently honored for doing the job he loves, being a K-9 officer with the Ector County Independent School District Police Department.

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 ...

ECISD sets PSAT boot camp  Odessa American

Students going into their sophomore or junior year will get a glimpse of the PSAT standardized test during a PSAT Boot Camp set for next month.

OHS band optimistic about marching season  Odessa American

With this year's theme of From One Comes Many, Odessa High School Director of Bands John Mayo is busily working his band into shape for this year's season.

Odessa High senior Ke’Evan Majors charged with sexual assault  KMID - Local 2 News

A protest took place at the Ector County ISD Administration Building Tuesday in support of bringing Odessa High School senior, Ke'Evan Majors, back to school ...

OHS Spring Scrimmage  Odessa American

Photos from OHS Spring Scrimmage Thursday at Ratliff Stadium.

Hunt makes his mark at Bowie  Odessa American

Milton Hunt has always had an affinity for law enforcement, but after spending a year as a probation surveillance officer in Pecos, he decided he would turn his ...

Running club aims to foster sense of community  Odessa American

To help keep cross-country athletes — and others — in shape over the summer and to build a sense of community, Odessa High School cross-country Coach ...

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 ...

Spring plant sale coming up soon  Odessa American

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

ECISD Summer Food Program  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition is offering healthy Summer Food *Service* Program meals at no cost to children 18 years and ...

Student wants to walk stage  Odessa American

Family, friends and supporters in the community gathered outside the ECISD Administration Building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave., to peacefully protest OHS ...

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 ...

New Wilson & Young principal finds calling in education  Odessa American

At first, Anthony Garcia, the new principal at Wilson & Young Medal of Honor Middle School had no intention of making his living in education. He thought he ...

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 ...

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.

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.

'Dedicated' counselor helps Ector students navigate through middle school  Odessa American

Ector College Prep Success Academy counselor Lynette Salinas always wanted to work in education. She was one of those children who played school and ...

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 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 ...

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.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High holds on for rivalry win over Permian  Odessa American

For three quarters, the Odessa High girls basketball team was in control of the crosstown rivalry game.

'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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High vs. Arlington Martin  Odessa American

Odessa High forward Skylar Herrera (25) and Arlington Martin forward Kylie Loftus (14) battle for the opening tip to start the Class 6A area round playoff game at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

OHS Hires New Boys Basketball Head Coach

Odessa High names Neil Welch as boys basketball head coach.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

A super opportunity to see the big game  Odessa American

Though it has been more than a decade since Roy Garcia III coached Marcus Cannon, the Odessa High graduate and starting right tackle for the New England ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

OHS Homecoming Pep Rally  Odessa American

The 2018 Odessa High School Homecoming Pep Rally took place in the OHS Fieldhouse Sept. 7, 2018 prior to the scheduled game between the Buckeye, Ariz., ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Texas mom of 3 competes Monday  Odessa American

A former Odessa woman will compete Monday in the first audition episode of the 16th season of “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Odessa native forms dance team for Rangers  Odessa American

Former Odessa High School Showgirl Alexandra “Tiny B” Benavides has formed a dance team for Texas Live!, a huge Arlington entertainment venue and eatery, ...

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, 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 ...

District approves solar applications  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved two applications for appraised value limitations on property south of Interstate 20 and ...

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 ...

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