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Past articles by Tate:

Plans for a sports tavern continue after co-owner died from COVID-19

Plans were rolling for a sports tavern in Downtown Odessa, until back in June, Patrick Rodriguez lost his life while battling COVID-19. → Read More

Small business start-ups gaining popularity around the Basin

So far nearly 9,000 people in Texas have started a new business in 2020, compared to just under 6,000 back in 2019. → Read More

Non-profit athletic training program created for special needs children and adults

An Odessa man is using his athletic training business to fund the new non-profit, "A Special Kind of Game Ready". → Read More

Holy water back at St. Elizabeth Ann's in new sanitary fonts

After three months without holy water, churchgoers were able to use new sanitary fonts to bless themselves. → Read More

Police Advisory Committee created in Midland to improve relationship between police and the community

The group, led by City Councilman John Norman, aims to learn policies and procedures, not "police the police". → Read More

Local economist believes the worst of the economic downturn could be behind us

The economy is not where it was when 2020 began, but a local financial analyst says that things have stopped getting worse. → Read More

Odessa police looking for truck thieves

A group rummaged through multiple vehicles in a North Odessa neighborhood before eventually stealing a truck → Read More

Local colleges and university preparing to welcome students back to campus

Whether a student attends Odessa College or UT Permian Basin, they'll be required to wear a mask inside all of the buildings and that's not the only change → Read More

Local fire departments being affected by COVID-19

Both Midland and Odessa have employees quarantining at home after receiving positive test results. → Read More

Downtown Odessa's photo scavenger hunt starts next week. How you can participate and WIN!

The first 20 people each week with all five entries correct will win a prize worth at least $100 → Read More

Meet the man behind the Odessa protest, rally and march

Gaven Norris is a family attorney that has deep-seeded roots in the local civil rights movements. → Read More

Andrews economy still hurting even with businesses reopening

The county says they might have to look at the possibility of layoffs, though it's not something they want to do. → Read More

TEA suggesting school districts make big changes in response to COVID-19

The Texas Education Agency is proposing year-long school calendars in order to make up for lost time. → Read More

West Texas Regional Poison Center seeing a 60% to 70% increase in calls

The CDC reports a nationwide increase in calls to Poison Centers, and our local region is seeing the same trend → Read More

College student uses chalk to get children outside

The 19-year-old University of Georgia soccer player has a lot of time on her hands, so she took on the role of the neighborhood artist. → Read More

Permian Basin community 'adopts' over 500 high school seniors

Many high school seniors are having a hard time coping with the loss of the end of their school year. → Read More

Good Friday good news: 5 Odessa nurses are headed to Boston to help treat COVID-19 patients

The ORMC nurses will be in Boston for at least a month. → Read More

Send the love: Family uses chalk to spread encouraging messages

The pair said these messages are a reminder for neighbors that they have people to lean on when times get tough. → Read More

OHS teachers work to make dance classes virtual

Odessa High School dance teachers are coming up with creative lessons that will keep their students moving. → Read More

Odessa Fire Rescue prepared for infectious disease thanks to ISOpods

OFR is keeping a close watch on how COVID-19 is affecting other fire departments around the country → Read More