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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 May 16  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 ...

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 student selected as Dell Scholar  Odessa American

When he talks about being selected as a Dell Scholar, Chris Perez is almost unnaturally calm.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

Chess tournament coming up  Odessa American

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

Spring plant sale coming up soon  Odessa American

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

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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: 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 SOCCER: Permian vs. Odessa High  Odessa American

Odessa High's JJ Muela gets the ball in the first half of the Bronchos' 2-0 win over Permian, Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.

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.

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' ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High vs. Euless Trinity  Odessa American

The Odessa High (left) and Euless Trinity (right) boys soccer teams take the field for introductions before the start of the Class 6A area round match at Wilford ...

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 ...

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian, Odessa High meet with playoff seeding on the line  Odessa American

With the District 2-6A schedule reaching its conclusion, both the Odessa High and Permian softball teams are still looking for clarity.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

New Permian head choir director adjusting to job  Odessa American

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


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


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

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

Junior Leadership Odessa needs sponsors  Odessa American

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Teeing off: High school golfers assist middle school programs  Odessa American

From left, Odessa High School golfers 15-year-old Jayden Navarrete, 15-year-old Cesar Bravo and 14-year-old Tristian Aguirre help kid golfer 9-year-old ...

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 ...

Math teachers learn real-world uses for their subject  Odessa American

Math teachers from Ector County Independent School District fanned out into Odessa to see how math applies at different jobs in everyday life.

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.

OHS band director is familiar face  Odessa American

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

Battle of the Bluebonnets coming up  Odessa American

Students from 26 Ector County ISD campuses will participate in the Ninth Annual Battle of the Bluebonnets at 10 a.m. Friday at the Odessa High School Lady ...

MOSC names Belles, Beaux  Odessa American

Beautiful dresses and fancy tuxedoes will be in full view during this year's Odessa Symphony Guild Belles and Beaux during the Annual Ball scheduled at 8 p.m. ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Permian vs OHS  Odessa American

Permian defeated Odessa High School 70-42 Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse.

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.

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.

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 ...

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Odessa High clinches playoff spot with victory over Midland High  Odessa American

MIDLAND After taking over first place in the District 2-6A standings Friday night, the Odessa High boys soccer team entered Tuesday night's game at Midland ...

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.

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 ...

OPD basketball tournament provides constructive outlet during holidays  Odessa American

For the second year in a row, the 17-year-old from San Antonio participated in the Odessa Police Department's three-on-three youth basketball tournament.

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 ...

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 ...

Candidate Profiles for County/City of Odessa Offices  Odessa American

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

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 Basin High Schools take home cash after winning Project Celebration

WEST TEXAS (KWES) - A handful of high schools around the Permian Basin participated in Project Celebration, the Texas Department of Transportation Odessa ...

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.

INDICTMENTS: April 2, 2019  Odessa American

The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on April 2, 2019. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.

Odessa vs. Buckeye Union Football  Odessa American

Odessa High School vs. Buckeye Union High School Homecoming.

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.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Region 1-2A Tournament, Monday, April 22, 2019, Ratliff Ranch Golf Links  Odessa American

Related article: BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Vega leads, Iraan in the mix after opening round of Region 1-2A Championships ...

2018 Odessa High School Commencement ceremony  Odessa American

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

2019 Heritage of Odessa  Odessa American

The 2019 Community Statesman Awards are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome.

Football: OHS vs Permian  Odessa American

Odessa High Bronchos Booster Club's Jose Flotte, right, places brisket on Joe Angel Flotte's plate before their cross town rivalry game against Permian at Ratliff ...

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