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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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Junior League of Odessa gives high school juniors leadership opportunities

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Osessa Chamber of Commerce's Junior League of Odessa has given over 35 high school juniors the opportunity to learn about ...

Education Foundation of Odessa awards more than $25,000 for ECISD campuses through AP/IB incentive program

Based on the success of ECISD students in the May 2018 session, a combined total of $25060.00 is being made available to Odessa High School, Permian ...

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.

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.

Students recognized for athletics, academics  Odessa American

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized students for academic and athletic accomplishments during their Nov. 13 meeting.

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.

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.

OHS student in fight still experiencing effects  Odessa American

Following an incident at Odessa High School, 15-year-old Charlize Rice is still suffering the effects of a concussion and seizure.

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 ...

'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.

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.

Woodall lays out ECISD goals  Odessa American

Doyle Wayne Woodall ran for the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees in 2004 to solve one problem.

Push is still on to hire teachers  Odessa American

It may seem as though administrators are being added at Ector County Independent School District while more than 240 teacher openings go unfilled, but ...

OHS teacher finds her calling  Odessa American

When Odessa High School teacher Frederica Jones earned her degrees in higher education, she wanted to prove a point: It's not how you start; it's how you end ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Odessa High graduates see hard work pay off during commencement  Odessa American

Eddie Franco flipped open the program, gleaming white with sharp red print, thumbing past the school seal and scanning his eyes over rows and rows of familiar ...

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.

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 students to recognize WWI veterans  Odessa American

As a lesson for his students, Odessa High School history teacher Brandon Young is taking his students to Ector County Cemetery today to decorate veterans' ...

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Odessa High records first win  Odessa American

In its first home game of the season, the Odessa High boys' basketball team got things back on track.

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 ...


International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates: Shivani Alur, Astrin Anderson, Anil Tomochika Asakawa, Joseph Xavier Cordova, Katelyn Mikel Dockall, ...

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.

Sandra Yvonne Yocham Smith Miller  Brownwood News

Posted by Brownwood News | Feb 1, 2019 | Obituaries | 0. Sandra Yvonne Yocham Smith Miller was surrounded by her family as she passed from this Earth into ...

Town meeting aims to clear up TRE questions  Odessa American

A handful of people attended a town hall meeting on Ector County Independent School District's tax ratification election auditorium at the Odessa Regional ...

OHS band director is familiar face  Odessa American

The new Odessa High School Band director may be a familiar face to some around town.

ECISD to offer free PSAT tests this week  Odessa American

High school students from across Ector County Independent School District will be able to take the PSAT/NMSQT test free on Wednesday.

New Permian head choir director adjusting to job  Odessa American

Ken Sieloff has achieved his longtime goal of becoming a head choir director.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian shuts down Odessa High in four sets  Odessa American

Playing against its crosstown rival, the Permian volleyball team again bragging rights, defeating Odessa High, 22-25. 25-17, 25-11, 25-20, Friday night at the ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High moving forward after first week  Odessa American

The Odessa High Bronchos finished off the first full week of fall practice with a full-contact practice on Saturday at Coleman Field. And through that time, head ...


Photo gallery of Odessa High School's game against Midland High Friday night at Ratliff Stadium. More photos to come.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian's Powell commits to Longhorns  Odessa American

Permian quarterback Peyton Powell announced Tuesday that he has verbally committed to continue his football career at the University of Texas.

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 ...

Longtime OHS band director stepping down  Odessa American

After teaching thousands of students during his 30-year career with Ector County Independent School District, Odessa High School Director of Bands Billy ...

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, ...

Odessa vs. Buckeye Union Football  Odessa American

Odessa High School vs. Buckeye Union High School Homecoming.

Trustees approve limited use of virtual teachers  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 ...

National Merit students look forward to the future  Odessa American

Surprise and gratitude were two emotions that Permian and Odessa high school students said they felt when they learned they had earned National Merit ...

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.

OHS employee charged with sexual assault  Odessa American

The Odessa Police Department charged a 29-year-old man who was an employee for Odessa High School with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree ...

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 ...

OPD releases traffic routes for OHS vs. Permian football game  Odessa American

The Odessa Police Department Traffic Unit will begin directing traffic for the Permian and Odessa High football game at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ratliff Stadium.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High caps spring slate with Red and White Game  Odessa American

After 17 practices that started nearly a month ago, Odessa High's spring slate closed with the Red and White Game.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High gets defensive against El Paso Montwood  Odessa American

Early in the season, Odessa High leaned on offense to get the job done. Thursday night, it was the defense's turn to take center stage.

Wilson & Young pays tribute to veterans  Odessa American

Wilson & Young Medal of Honor Middle School honored veterans by holding a flagpole dedication ceremony Monday morning.

OHS Pep Rally  Odessa American

Cheerleaders dance during the rally. Odessa High School held a pep rally Friday to prepare for their game against Lubbock Coronado Friday September 14, ...

OHS valedictorian, salutatorian share their ambitions  Odessa American

Shivani Alur and Jazmine Brito have made their way to the top of the Odessa High School senior class.

50-year reunion holds special memories for couple  Odessa American

Odessa High School's class of 1968 enjoyed its 50-year reunion during the weekend in Odessa, pulling members together to bring back fond memories and ...

Permian, OHS in area marching contest today with chance to make state  Odessa American

The Permian and Odessa high school marching bands will be on the field at Ratliff Stadium once again today for the UIL area marching competition.

Poinsettia sale delayed by greenhouse malfunction  Odessa American

The annual Ector County Independent School District poinsettia sale will be held a little later this year because the original flowers died.

Candidate Profiles for County/City of Odessa Offices  Odessa American

Profiles of candidates for Ector County and City of Odessa offices.

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 ...

2018 Odessa High School Commencement ceremony  Odessa American

Photo gallery of 2018 Odessa High School Commencement ceremony Saturday night at Ratliff Stadium.

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 ...

UIL region marching contest set for Saturday  Odessa American

Bands from across the area will be performing during the UIL Region Marching Contest on Saturday at Ratliff Stadium, 1862 E. Yukon Road in Odessa.

4 ECISD students named Dell Scholar semifinalists  Odessa American

Four Ector County Independent School District high school students have been selected as semifinalists for the Dell Scholarship from the Michael and Susan ...

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

ODESSA INVITATIONAL. DIVISION I. BOYS. (Class 5A-6A). (3 miles). Team Standings. 1. Permian, 42; 2. Crane, 73 ; 3, Midland Christian, 95; 4.

Odessa vs. Fort Stockton Volleyball  Odessa American

Odessa's Aniya Clinton (7) blocks a shot by Fort Stockton's Alyssa Chavez (8) in their second set. Odessa High School played Fort Stockton High School in ...

Odessa HS band progressing  Odessa American

The Odessa High School Band has begun its practices to kick off marching season with a new director and a theme of “Event Horizon.” John Mayo has replaced ...

TENNIS: Permian vs OHS  Odessa American

Permian's Logan Harrington returns a volley during a boys' doubles match with Nolan McKibben against Odessa High School Tuesday afternoon at Ratliff ...

OHS Evening of Percussion set for tonight  Odessa American

Odessa High School Broncho Band has scheduled the 14th annual Evening of Percussion at 8 p.m. today at the OHS Performing Arts Center, 1301 Dotsy Ave.

Community remembers Ray Stoker  Odessa American

Ray Stoker, Jr. was a man that left an unmatched legacy and everlasting mark for himself and his family. He was a scholar, attorney, former clerk for the Texas ...

Rally kicks off 2018-19 school year  Odessa American

Hundreds of Ector County Independent School District staffers heard a farewell speech from Superintendent Tom Crowe and remarks on the importance of ...

Ector assistant principal tackles many areas  Odessa American

EDITOR'S NOTE: Coming Home is a continuing series highlighting Odessans who have come home to live. If you have a suggestion for a Coming Home story, ...

Chamber seeks sponsors for Junior Leadership programs  Odessa American

Junior Leadership Odessa is a 40 old program of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce for Junior-year students from Falcon Early College High School at Odessa ...

Shakespeare Festival returns to Odessa  Odessa American

The phrase “double, double toil and trouble” from William Shakespeare's “Macbeth” will be among the familiar phrases said during the upcoming Odessa ...

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Andrea Garcia, Odessa High School  Odessa American

Andrea Garcia is the daughter of Virginia Garcia and Jose E. Garcia. She is a volunteer for Catholic Charities, Ellen Noel Art Museum, and Camp SIP. She is a ...

Ector County voter registration on the rise  Odessa American

Ector County has helped Texas set a voter registration record this election cycle. Amanda Snyder, Ector County Elections Office bilingual coordinator, said as of ...

ECISD looking to retired teachers for help  Odessa American

With more than 200 teacher openings, Interim Superintendent Jim Nelson said the district is starting a plan to use half-time teachers.

Teacher, coach retires from ECISD  Odessa American

Mary Kay Sudbury has had many lives with Ector County Independent School District.

Board glad to have Nelson as interim  Odessa American

To a person, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees is excited and hopeful to have Jim Nelson as the interim superintendent.

'Real Talk' about drugs, alcohol set  Odessa American

Real Talk,” a panel discussion on drugs and youth in the Permian Basin is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Odessa High School Performing Arts ...

COLLEGE SIGNING: Odessa High's Hernandez stays at home by inking with UTPB  Odessa American

The Odessa High senior point guard first mentioned his family. Playing home games five miles away from where he suited up with the Bronchos means his ...

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Odessa High squads search for consistency  Odessa American

It's been a struggle so far, but Odessa High has been hard at work this season as they try to improve their times on the track. At this point, the Lady Bronchos are ...

Board taps new AD, assistant principals  Odessa American

A candidate with West Texas connections and Olympic credentials was named the new Ector County Independent School District executive director of athletics.

Permian breakfast honors top 10 students  Odessa American

Permian High School lauded its top 10 graduates with a breakfast Wednesday morning in the campus library.

Falcon ECHS to move to OC campus  Odessa American

Falcon Early College High School will be relocating in August to the Odessa College campus, which is home to OCTECHS.

Two ECISD teachers heading to space camp  Odessa American

A math teacher from Falcon Early College High School is heading to the LiftOff Summer Institute at NASA's Johnson Space Center June 24 through June 29 in ...

Trial begins for '89 murder case  Odessa American

The jury trial began Wednesday for a man accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old girl almost 30 years ago.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Lady Bronchos secure sweeping victories at Basin Brawl  Odessa American

The Odessa High tennis team began the first round of the Basin Brawl Tournament with a 13-6 win over El Paso Eastwood on Friday morning at home.

NRA sign removed at OHS  Odessa American

A sign at Odessa High School saying “Proud Grant Recipient Thanks to the NRA and the NRA Foundation” was removed March 2, Principal Mauricio Marquez ...

VOLLEYBALL: OHS vs Permian  Odessa American

Photo gallery of Permian Lady Panthers victory over Odessa High Lady Bronchos during their district match Tuesday in the OHS Fieldhouse.

Longtime healthcare executive makes switch to OC  Odessa American

As executive director of advancement at Odessa College, Jacqui Gore sees her new job as a way of giving back to one of the schools that gave her a start in life.

More training, awareness planned for school security  Odessa American

While no major changes in security measures are planned for Ector County Independent School District this year, the police department has plans to offer more ...

Odessa High School vs. El Paso Franklin volleyball  Odessa American

Odessa's Brianna McClure (4) hits past Franklin's Sophia Troncoso (12) and Sam Jordan (6) in their third set. Odessa High School played El Paso Franklin in ...


Duke University Talent Identification Program: Priyanka Nagalla and Marissa Rodriguez.

Trustees to consider agreement to provide virtual teachers  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees members will consider approval of Proximity Learning virtual staffing for 2018-19 at their 6 p.m. ...

Top PHS students have friendly rivalry  Odessa American

Permian High School's valedictorian and salutatorian are longtime friends, but that didn't stop a little friendly rivalry between them as the race for the top rankings ...

Public weighs in on county's proposed tax rate  Odessa American

Ector County Commissioners received both support and opposition from four residents for their proposed increase on the property tax rate and county employee ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High Notebook for Sept. 11th  Odessa American

Near the end of practice Monday on Coleman Field, Odessa High head coach Danny Servance talked with his team about the process of turning into a well-oiled ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: OHS vs Permian  Odessa American

Odessa High School's upset Permian 42-32 Tuesday night in the Permian Fieldhouse.

Superintendent, presidents to meet on Falcon ECHS  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School District's Falcon Early College High School will stay open, but what form it and the district's other early college campuses will ...

Benefits raising funds for crash victims  Odessa American

Odessans are rallying behind a family that lost three members in a Monday car crash that investigators say was caused by the drivers of two Dodge Challengers ...

Percolating economy makes it hard to fill ECISD jobs  Odessa American

A booming Permian Basin economy means it's getting harder for Ector County Independent School District to fill openings. It's also more difficult for prospective ...

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Permian, Odessa High push through windy conditions on opening day of Bobby Dunn Invitational  Odessa American

MIDLAND After another round down, and 18 holes of gusty golf at Green Tree Country Club, the boys golf teams at Permian and Odessa High both have a ...

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