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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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OHS student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up school’ over the phone

An Odessa High School student is facing charges after making a threatening phone call.

What's Going On  Odessa American

What's Going On is a listing of events at various venues in Odessa, Midland and the surrounding area. To submit entries for What's Going On, email ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...


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

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.

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., ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

2018 Odessa High School Commencement ceremony  Odessa American

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

Partnership hears from action networks  Odessa American

The focus of two action networks spun off from the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin, the progress they've made and next steps were among the items ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Odessa vs. Buckeye Union Football  Odessa American

Odessa High School vs. Buckeye Union High School Homecoming.

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Candidate Profiles for County/City of Odessa Offices  Odessa American

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

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.

OHS clerk charged with improper relationship with student  Odessa American

The Odessa Police Department charged an Odessa High School clerk Wednesday after she reportedly exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

How does ECISD spend its money?  Odessa American

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High advances to regional quarterfinals with win over Abilene High  Odessa American

LUBBOCK The Odessa High Bronchos bounced back Saturday to win the decisive third game of their Class 6A baseball area playoff series to extend their ...

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.

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.

Teacher, coach retires from ECISD  Odessa American

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

OHS Chorale performs with Foreigner  Odessa American

For the second year, some members of the Odessa High School Chorale will sing with the rock group Foreigner as they perform “I Want to Know What Love Is” ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

District facing shortage of fine arts teachers  Odessa American

Fine arts teachers are needed this fall at Ector County Independent School District.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Program for deaf students expanding  Odessa American

Ector County Regional Day School Program for the Deaf is expanding to Burleson Elementary and Bowie Middle schools this fall.

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 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.

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 ...

Event celebrates longtime director  Odessa American

More than 100 middle and high school students, plus guest artists of note, will perform as part of the “Evening of Percussion” set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the ...

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 ...

Marijuana, prescription drugs an issue at schools  Odessa American

Although there is a lot of prevention education about alcohol, tobacco and drugs, children in Ector County start using alcohol, drugs and tobacco at early ages.

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.

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 ...

Building Odessa one building at a time  Odessa American

Cruz Castillo III first got the idea of becoming an architect during a career day in fifth grade and he's stuck to that dream ever since.

Longtime coach's career celebrated  Odessa American

Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and current and former students, Bonham Middle School Coach Ben McAdams, better known as Coach Mac, was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

OHS shows support for Parkland students, write to Conaway for change  Odessa American

Prompted by the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., two Odessa High School juniors held a letter writing ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Regarding Prop. A  Odessa American

I am writing to you today regarding ECISD's Proposition “A” in the upcoming November election. I grew up in Odessa and went to Pease Elementary, Crockett Jr.

OHS mariachi heads to state competition  Odessa American

Some 20 Odessa High School mariachi students will strum their way to Edinburg for the third year running for the UIL State Mariachi Festival later this month.

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 ...

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.

OHS revalidated as AVID National Demonstration School  Odessa American

Odessa High School leadership and students learned that they have been revalidated as an AVID National Demonstration School.

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.


PECOS The Odessa High Lady Bronchos softball team had been searching for that one clutch moment that would propel them forward.

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.


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

Board tables Proximity Learning agreement  Odessa American

After a lengthy discussion on a proposed agreement with Proximity Learning to help solve some of Ector County Independent School District's needs, the board ...

Former cold case heads to court  Odessa American

A jury trial for a man accused of fatally stabbing 15-year-old Wendy Burdette in 1989 is set to begin Wednesday.

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.

Permian Basin full of Halloween treats this weekend  Odessa American

Grab a trick-or-treat bag and head out into the night with a number of fun (and many free) events going on today through Halloween.

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 ...

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 ...

ECISD board to discuss school rezonings  Odessa American

Among the items on the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees agenda today is further discussion of rezoning attendance lines for ...

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 ...

Quintela takes over at Ector  Odessa American

Two weeks into his new post as principal of Ector Middle School, Charles Quintela is building relationships and trust with students and staff. And he's optimistic ...

ECISD sets enrollment record  Odessa American

Ector County Independent School reported an enrollment of 32974 Monday.

AVID director retiring from ECISD  Odessa American

The originator and district director of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at Ector County Independent School District is retiring.

ECISD students earn National Merit Hispanic Scholar honors  Odessa American

Four Ector County Independent School District high school seniors have been selected as National Merit Hispanic Scholars.

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 ...

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 ...

Dozens of students going to state BPA contest  Odessa American

Dozens of students from Odessa and Permian high schools will be heading to the Texas Business Professionals of America competition next week.


A Honor Roll: Kevin Carbajal. A-B Honor Roll: Anthony Burrola, Kaylie Calbillo, Daesha Delira, Elena Rene'Durbin, Ariannaly Gonzalez, Yakira Guerra, Zoelly ...

Two Permian band directors to receive prestigious award  Odessa American

John Carroll and Van Ragsdale, two band directors from Permian High School, will receive the Texas Bandmasters Association 2018 Meritorious Achievement ...

AEC principal now at Ector Middle School  Odessa American

Charles Quintela was introduced in his new post at an Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees work study session. Robin Self is the interim ...

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