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Brooks Landgraf Best Politician listening to his constituents. “Whether I’m listening to their opinions on their front porch as I was campaigning door-to-door, or responding a Facebook message late at night working to resolve a constituent’s issue, I do my best to meet my fellow West Texans on their terms,” Landgraf said.

Republican State Representative Brooks Landgraf has only served in the Texas House of Representatives for a short period of time, but he has already earned a solid reputation as a conservative who knows how to get things done both locally and in the halls of the Texas Capitol. However, Landgraf will be the first to tell you, while many may call him a “politician,” he’s simply a hometown public servant. Brooks was born and raised in Odessa. “I’m so proud to be a West Texan,” Brooks said. “I have an unbreakable love for this dry, flat desert and the people who call it home.” Landgraf ’s great-grandfather began ranching in West Texas in 1905. Five-generations later, the family tradition continues with Brooks helping manage the cattle ranch. Landgraf is also an experienced business lawyer who has worked in the oil-and-gas and healthcare industries. Brooks currently practices law at Todd, Barron, Thomason, Hudman & Bebout, P.C. in Odessa. Rep. Landgraf ’s clear passion is serving the people of Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties in the Texas House of Representatives. “After my faith and my family, representing the good people of West Texas is most important to me,” Landgraf said.

Brooks was first elected as State Representative in 2014. While serving West Texas at the Texas Capitol, Landgraf quickly made a name for himself. Multiple conservative groups have recognized Rep. Landgraf for his work to promote life, cut taxes, defend Texans’ constitutional rights, secure the border and fight federal overreach. Gov. Greg Abbott has even praised Brooks for his “tireless efforts” and leadership in the Texas Legislature. In addition to being a conservative leader, Brooks is a steadfast fighter for West Texas. Landgraf battled on the frontline to improve highways and schools in West Texas, while repealing burdensome regulations that harm the Permian Basin’s oiland-gas industry. On top of unfailingly West Texas constantly

it all, Brooks is engaged in the community and interacting and

Rep. Landgraf is an advocate for keeping taxes low. Although property-tax reform efforts fell short during the 2017 sessions of the Texas Legislature, Landgraf is committed to again earning the voters’ support and returning to the next legislative session to bring about genuine property-tax relief by fixing the state’s school finance system. “I think we can kill two birds with one stone,” Landgraf said. “It will be a big victory for students and taxpayers if the state can step up and fulfill our constitutional obligation to support public schools at the state level and eliminate the need for skyrocketing property taxes at the local level.” Brooks and his wife Shelby are already teaching their daughter Hollis Rose the value of service. “My parents raised me to know that serving others and giving of your own time is one of the best ways to show gratitude for your community and state,” Brooks said. “Shelby and I want to instill the same love and sense responsibility in our daughter.”

Dorado Ranch Best Apartment Complex DORADO RANCH WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEIR RESIDENTS FOR VOTING THEM “BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX”

Dorado Ranch in Odessa is a beautiful, classy apartment complex located on Faudree Road. Dorado Ranch offers one and two bedroom apartment homes that are built to please anyone. They have a clean, sparkling pool for you to cool off and relax during the summer months. There is also a 24 hour fitness center so you can stay in shape and a business center for working after hours. Dorado Ranch also has 24 hour emergency maintenance because things do not always go wrong from just 9:00 to 6:00! Dorado Ranch has great community amenities such

as covered parking and/or garages, short term leases, washer/dryer in the home, a private gate, a large clubhouse for entertaining as well as corporate housing.

appliances, carports, and a fitness center you will not believe!!! Country living with big city convenience - Dorado Ranch welcomes you home!

The location of Dorado Ranch is very convenient in that it is in close proximity to shopping, dining and all the fun activities Odessa has to offer! It’s time for something new for YOU! Dorado Ranch offers everything you are looking for in a new home! Beautiful cherry wood cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware, beautiful pass through kitchens with brand new crisp white

Dorado Ranch would like to thank the Odessa American Readers for voting them Best Apartment Complex in the Permian Basin! They invite you to come take a tour of their amazing homes and see all of the amenities for yourself. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday, 10:00-5:00. You can call (432) 231-0220 or visit their website at www. LiveDoradoRanch.com.

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“Thank you Permian Basin for voting me Best Realtor!”

Shawn Crouch Best Realtor producer multiple times each year for over 4 years and also won Best of the Basin Reader’s Choice for top Realtor in 2016. His energetic spirit, incredibly positive attitude and commitment to his client’s needs and expectations are what draw people to him. Shawn stated, “As your Realtor, I’m committed to helping your family make the right move because it’s more than just a roof over your head.”

Virgil & Joyce Trower, Tonya Trower - Gonzales, Shawn Crouch & Zella. The real estate business is an ever-changing field where one learns more about a community and the impact everyday life than most professions. Shawn Crouch is a native Odessan and third-generation realtor who understands the importance of helping families find the home that is perfect for them. Joining Trower Realtors in August of 2013, Shawn makes it a point to get to know each client so that he can better provide them with their property. Having grown up in Odessa,

he has the lifelong knowledge of the unique industry and market trends the Permian Basin offers. Shawn has an understanding of neighborhood comps, what areas have the highest ranking schools as well as the contacts to help with financing, contractors and moving companies. Shawn’s sincerity and integrity is why so many people in the Permian Basin rely on him to be their trusted advisor. Shawn was the youngest top producer in the history of Trower Realtors, has been top

Shawn knows that everyone has a fascinating story, and he loves to meet people and hear their stories. He said, “It’s the people I meet that I would have otherwise not known and the life adventures they share with me that I love so much.” He also enjoys the opportunity to alleviate the high stress of moving by helping them get to where they want to go. Shawn always goes above and beyond to ensure every client’s moving experience is a positive one. Shawn Crouch is proud to work for Trower Realtors, a locally owned and operated family company. Shawn said, “I would like to thank all of my past, present and future clients for voting me Best Realtor in the Basin! I owe my success to my grandparents, the founders of Trower Realtors, and my mother, a second generation Realtor. Without their guidance and support, I would not be where I am today. I feel incredibly blessed to say that I love my job and actually look forward to waking up and facing each new day in the real estate arena.

Shawn Crouch, Realtor

432-250-0574 crouchodessa@gmail.com www.findmyodessahome.com

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For Naming Taco Villa Best Taco and Best Fast Food!

Day after day you can always depend on Taco Villa to serve the freshest Mexican food to you and your family. Thanks for your support and we’ll see you again soon!


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Midland Shooters Association Best Shooting Range

In the 1950’s Midland Shooters Association was chartered with the State of Texas and began its humble beginnings with about 60 members. In those days, it was considered a social club and it still hasn’t lost its roots as a “good ole boy club”. Since the beginning the Rifle and Pistol has been shooting at 4108 East County Road 160. The Shotgun range has changed locations a few times and is now located at FM 1788, South of the airport. Today, Midland Shooters Association has 3,286 members that help support the non – profit organization. The club’s heritage really began with shooting rifles and pistols. R&P has held several National Bench Rest Shoots and will be holding it again this year. They have also held the 2012 IDPA regional shoot. R&P has many disciplines,

ie:Hi Power, IDPA, USPSA, three gun, bulls eye, F class, F minus,big bore and rimfire benchrest and silhouettes. The R&P range has long range shooting and nine pistol bays. In the early days, the shotgun range consisted of one hand pulled trap machine. In 1998, the club held the State Trap Shoot. Today, the club enjoys a multitude of different shooting events from one 5 stand field, six skeet fields, two sporting clays courses, three trap stations and now one super sport course. Currently, the club has all sorts of different charity shoots from 4H groups in and around the Permian Basin; they also provide charity shoots for churches and veterans. After sixty-five years of gun smoke at the club it’s still all

about promoting and encouraging organized shooting, recreational and competitive shooting, sportsmanship, firearms safety and marksmanship. At almost every board meeting you’ll hear the topic of kids and young shooters come up in conversation. Midland Shooters is involved in Eddie Eagle an NRA program designed to teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. On a weekly basis, you’ll find a group of ladies shooting clay

targets, some are picking up a shotgun for the first time and some are seasoned shooters. Midland Shooters Association gladly invites you to join us any time; you’ll find a friendly face at the shotgun range, 5911 F.M. 1788 Midland, TX 79706, and at the Rifle and Pistol Range at 4108 East County Road 160. Their website is at www.midlandshooters.com. If you have any questions, call a director, and they’ll be happy to further assist you.

RIFLE & PISTOL RANGE Our Rifle & Pistol range is open to our members from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year.

7 separate range areas, including 100 yard rifle/pistol, 200 yard rifle, silhouette (rim fire rifle or pistols of any caliber), 500 meter rifle, bull’s-eye, and 10 separate pistol bays. Archery range A variety of competitive opportunities- High Power Rifle, Bull’s-eye Pistol, Bench rest Rifle, Rim fire Benchrest Rifle, Big Bore Silhouette Pistol, Rim fire Silhouette (rifle or pistol), F-Class Rifle, 3 Gun, and IDPA,

4108 E. County Road 160 • Midland, TX. 79706 (432) 682-2332

SHOTGUN RANGE

Our shotgun range is a complete shotgun shooting facility conveniently located between Midland and Odessa. 3 Trap fields 6 skeet fields

10 Sporting clays course, with 45 and 90 foot towers Five stand

5911 S. FM 1788 • Midland, TX. 79706 (432) 617-3142

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MSA is a private club. For membership i n fo rm atio n , s ee our w ebsite w w w .midlandshoote rs.co m fa ceb ook.com/Midland-Shooters-Associatio n

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Betenbough Homes Best Home Builder

Betenbough Homes is honored to earn the Best of the Basin award. The company is deeply appreciative of each family who places their trust in Betenbough Homes.

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In addition to nearly 40 open concept floor plan options, the company offers home buyers included features such as granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, top of the line, water-conserving products from Kohler®, Maytag® appliances and 10-foot ceilings in the entry way, kitchen and family area of most floor plans. Additional features are also available to further personalize your home. These features include crown molding, water softener, KitchenAid® appli-

Dr. Mason Steen, D.C. Care Chiropractic Best Chiropractor

All of us have experienced muscle and body aches at various times in our lives. It comes from lifting an object too heavy, car accident, surgery and numerous other reasons. Whether your pain is minor or chronic, Dr. Steen at Care Chiropractic will have a plan to alleviate your discomfort. Dr. Mason Steen’s passion for chiropractic care began when he was in the 8th grade and worked on his mother, who was experiencing chronic pain from an accident, and realized how much he was helping her. In fact, that is the most rewarding part of his job: relieving patients who are in pain and seeing them walk out visibly eased. Dr. Steen grew up in Odessa and is a graduate of Permian

High School. He received his undergraduate degree in PreMed at Hardin – Simmons University and a degree in chiropractic from Parker College. Dr. Steen is also constantly evolving by learning new techniques. Presently, Care Chiropractic is offering an incredible AMIT program which involves manual manipulation as well as muscle activation. Dr. Steen is FMS Level 2 certified and SFMA certified and is in the process of implementing this program into his practice. This Functional Movement System allows patients to have progressive movement, mobility and motor control in their muscles. This is helpful for those with poor posture, who have experienced long term pain, poor patterns such as sitting too long and more. Dr. Steen en-

ances, reverse osmosis system, wood tile flooring and more. Families also enjoy an unparalleled home building experience with a dedicated sales staff and experience specialist to keep home buyers informed throughout the entire process. An in-house warranty team is committed to providing customer service long after a home closes. Homes in Betenbough Homes’ North Park community range from 1,300 squarefeet to 2,600 square-feet. North Park is located at 100th Street and Andrews Highway and feeds into esteemed elementary school Barbara Jordan Elementary School.

Betenbough Homes in Odessa has partnered with a number of Permian Basin organizations and has given to these nonprofit organizations through community grants, marketing sponsorships or volunteering. Partners include Honor Our Troops, Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, Catholic Charities of Odessa, Permian Basin Mission Center, Family Promise of Odessa, Odessa Christmas in Action, Montessori Mastery School of Odessa, and Agape Counseling Services of West Texas. In addition to partnering with these and other nonprofits, Betenbough Homes is proud to host several free, communitywide events including photos with Santa, community block parties, and trick-or-treat events.

Best Chiropractor! Thank you, Permian Basin for voting

DR. MASON STEEN DC

joys learning new methods in order to give optimal results to all of his patients. Dr. Steen genuinely enjoys educating his patients in health and wellness and is absolutely inspiring to be around. He says, “Our office is unique in that we are very family oriented and personal. There are no generic programs for our patients. Each person’s therapy is based on their individual needs, and I consider it an honor they trust me with the betterment of their health.” Dr. Steen and his entire staff would like to thank the Permian Basin for their support and for trusting them to make your family experience the joys of good health.

Providing Superior Health & Balance Through Chiropractic

3110 E. University Blvd, Ste B • Odessa, TX 79762

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1601 E. 42nd ST. ODESSA, TX 79762 432-362-2785 www.aladdinscastle.co

At Aladdin’s Castle, we: • Inspire inquisitiveness and develop a love for learning in students of all ages • Provide individualized child care for every child and active learning opportunities • Provide an active and colorful daycare environment that gives children room to grow and room to play • Partner with families to make them a critical part of the teaching team

Come see why Aladdin's is rated

"Best in the Permian Basin."

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BEST OIL AND GAS SERVICE COMPANY

Thank You DEDICATING OUR RESOURCES TO YOUR RESOURCES Halliburton has been providing solutions in the Permian Basin for decades. Our keys to success include providing the right expertise and technologies, along with a thorough understanding of the geology.

Š 2017 Halliburton. All Rights Reserved.

Halliburton is proud to serve our operators here and around the world, and we thank you for choosing us as the Best Oil and Gas Service Company in the Permian Basin for 2017. The Permian Basin continues to experience robust activity, with operators seeking engineered solutions that will deliver more barrels at less cost. Halliburton is looking for individuals with a passion to solve these challenges. If you share this passion, Halliburton invites you to join our team.

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JumBurrito Best Breakfast Burrito

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For the past 16 years, the Best Breakfast Burrito in the Basin has gone to JumBurrito by voters in the Odessa American Readers’ Choice poll. Owners Jose and Diane Cuevas opened the first restaurant in Midland in 1979 and have always believed in giving their customer the very best and making each experience better than the last. This is the philosophy that sets them apart and keeps people coming back again and again. One of the things Jose and Diane love most about being business owners is meeting

new people and becoming a part of their lives, routines and traditions. “We are so blessed to be a successful long standing local business; it’s great to see generations of people coming in and remembering when their parents or grandparents would bring them in, and now they are coming withtheir own children.” 2017 promises to hold exciting changes for JumBurrito’s future. Sarah Alvarez, JumBurrito’s MarketingDirector announced, “We are excited to

“Thank you Permian Basin for once again voting us the Best Breakfast Burrito. We look forward to serving you again and again!” move f o r ward with plans to completely rebuild our South Midkiff location in Midland which was damaged by a storm this summer. The new store will have a new layout, updated in-

terior a n d includes a drive-through as well.” To bring the wow factor to the burritos, Jose has teamed up with local businessman John Scharbauer, owner of Midland Meat Company and Wagyu cattle rancher, to bring you the very best Wagyu ground beef on the market. “Wagyu is known for its high level of marbling, flavor and tenderness, producing an unrivaled eating experience” said John Scharbauer. Jose said, “During difficult times some operators cut corners hoping their customers don’t notice. We do the opposite. We look for the finest ingredients to show our customers we love them and want to enhance their experience”.

When you visit JumBurrito, it is easy to see that it is more than just the food that draws the crowd. When you walk in and order your made from scratch burrito, you immediately feel like family. The staff always greets you with a smile and the food is always fresh and delicious. “Our company also has the best Revolutionary Rewards Club”, says Sarah Alvarez. “Customers get a free burrito for signing up, earn one point per dollar, and receive $2.50 in Rewards Dollars for every 25 points earned. On top of that, we offer impressive food and drink offers throughout the year.” In fact, to celebrate their win, JumBurrito will be offering a buy one, get one free breakfast burrito. A special one-time offer has been published in today’s Odessa American and the offer will also be automatically loaded to all eligible Revolutionary Rewards Club Cards. Jose and Diane also credit their success to the understanding that a happy, well

taken care of staff is an excellent staff. JumBurrito has established an education program for their employees that wish to further their education. Employees only have to work 20 hours a week, and when their college course has been completed, JumBurrito reimburses 100% of the cost for tuition and books! During Thanksgiving, Jose and Diane give turkeys to all employees and they also throw an incredible Christmas party for their staff and families. They buy toys for all the employee’s kids and presents for adults. JumBurrito feels very strongly about giving back to the community that gives them so much. One way they give back is through the West Texas Food Bank. Jose is impressed by how far West Texas Food Bank can make a dollar go to feed those in our own community who are less fortunate. JumBurrito also gives time as well as monetary donations to the March of Dimes in order to aid in the fight to prevent birth defects and premature birth.


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Direct Appliance Best Appliance Store

New Appliance Sales: 4909 E 42nd Street Odessa, TX 79762 432-550-2644 For Parts and Service: 1616 E 7th St. Odessa, TX 79762 432-272-2700

Are you tired of all the modern hi-efficiency washing machines that don’t use enough water to clean your clothes and that take over an hour to complete their cycle? Direct Appliance, you’re only locally owned and operated appliance dealer, has your answer. Direct Appliance is theexclusive dealer in Odessa for Speed Queen Washers that not only clean your clothes better than any other Washer, they also wash them in less time. The top load Speed Queen Washer washes single loads with a full tub of water during the wash and rinse cycle in half the time of a high-efficiency washer. The top load is not capable of doing king size comforters, but Speed Queen makes front

load machines that are capable of washing bulky items in less time than other comparable front load washers. The Speed Queen line, for over 70 years, has been proudly built in the USA by American workers. Every Speed Queen Laundry product is backed by a 3 year parts and labor warranty (5 years for parts on electronic boards). These are the same Speed Queen laundry products used in hundreds of Laundromats across America without the need for coins. Direct Appliance is proud to offer the Permian Basin some of the best washers ever built by Speed Queen, and if you ever have trouble with your

Speed Queen product, Direct Appliance’s top rated service department will be there to take care of you as we have since 1996. During the month of September, come in and buy a Speed Queen. When you say “Don’t make the big box mistake,” you will receive $100.00 off any Speed Queen Washer and $50.00 off of any Speed Queen Dryer. Come on in to Direct Appliance today and get help with all of your appliance needs from our knowledgeable staff. At Direct Appliance, we have competitive prices, installation and repair all under one roof, so don’t make the big box mistake.

Thank You Permian Basin for your loyalty and for once again voting

MARK KNOX FLOWERS Best Florist and Flower Shop

1209 East 8th Street Odessa, Texas (432) 332-0858 (800) 333-5669 www.markknoxflowers.com


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36 YEARS OF SERVICE

THANK YOU, PERMIAN BASIN Carpet Tech has been voted Best Carpet Cleaner 5 years in a row!

WWW.CALLCARPETTECH CALL US: (432) 520-5142

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“Thank You Permian Basin for voting us Best Steakfingers”

Buddy’s Drive-In Best Steakfingers

Open 7 days a week • 10am - 9pm

Buddy’s Drive-In Proudly serving the Permian Basin since 1969! Buddy’s Drive-In has been a staple in Andrews for almost 50 years, and almost everyone in the Permian Basin area knows exactly where to go to get the best, homemade steak fingers.

106 E. Broadway, Andrews, TX 432-523-4890

Floy Robertson, “Nanny” and Minnie Coleman, “Granny”, were best buddies as well as strong, determined women, and after working together for years, they were ready to work for themselves. The two ventured out, bought and cleaned up the old Parragon Drive-In, called it Buddy’s to signify their friendship and became known for being the best steak fingers around. Floy and Minnie were the principals in the business and put in 12-15 hour days for the first 15 years to ensure the absolute best quality. From the beginning, they used fresh, never frozen beef and hand cut each steak finger by hand. Nothing at Buddy’s is ever pre-cooked. Every plate is cooked

to order with individually handdipped steak fingers that are deep fried to perfection creating the standard for an impeccable meal. Floy and Minnie used the marketing genius slogan, “If you try it, you’ll like it. If you like it, you’ll be back.” The two buddies believed in the concept that a quality product in healthy quantity should be combined with good service, and both insisted on the highest quality in both food and employees. Floy, Minnie and their “girls” were more than employee and employer, they were family from the beginning which was in part what made Buddy’s Drive-In so successful. The family atmosphere definitely pours over onto every customer that visits this charming establishment.

In 1999, during Buddy’s DriveIn’s 30 Anniversary, a newspaper article wrote. “Minni and Floy are two women who exhibit the kind of positive and caring attitudes that simply attract success.” Minnie and Floy were great example of what it’s all about when it comes to success and happiness at the same time. Minnie and Floy are no longer with us, but the current ownership of Floy’s descendants and Mary Anderson, along with Suzette Baird as manager, continue to follow in their direct footsteps and to pursue the same commitment to food preparation and customer satisfaction put in place nearly 50 years ago. All at Buddy’s are honored that you voted them Best steak fingers in the Permian Basin and intent to carry on the quality tradition you have come to expect. And remember, “If you like us, tell others. If not, tell us.”

Trower Realtors, Inc. would like to thank our loyal customers for voting us Best Real Estate Firm! We are proud to have served the Permian Basin for 44 years and look forward to many more!

1412 E. 8th Street • Odessa, TX 79761 432-333-3211 • www.trowerrealtors.com www.facebook.com/TrowerRealtorsInc


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Alldredge Gardens Best Lawn Service

Thank You Permian Basin for Voting Us AGAIN! Alldredge Lawn and Garden Center is recognized as being the premier one – stopshop for both residential and commercial landscape design, lawn care. They have the largest and most comprehensive center in the Permian Basin, comprised of a Nursery that is 17,000 sq feet, a Garden Center that is also 17,000 sq feet, as well as “Café at the Gardens” where one can enjoy lunch out on our patio.

Alldredge Gardens • 3300 Fairgrounds Rd. • Midland (432) 682-4500 • alldredgegardens.com

Cinergy Entertainment Best Movie Theatre

Cinergy’s Cinema-Entertainment Center features bowling, multi-level laser tag, ropes course, fully-loaded game floor, premium food offerings, a full-service bar, event rooms, cinemas with reserved electric recliner seating, and a Cinergy EPIC auditorium. The 90,000 foot complex is located at 8250 E HWY 191. Cinergy Odessa featuring EPIC boasts 10 state-of-theart auditoriums, 18 lanes of upscale bowling with sophisticated design and seating, a full-service bar, billiard tables, a fully-loaded game floor with more than 110 interactive, virtual, and video games, redemption store, premium dining options, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, Sky Walker with a zip line (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course), and multiple event rooms.  Auditoriums showcase large wall-to-wall screens, enhanced JBL sound and luxury electric recliner seating with attached swivel trays.  This location includes a Cinergy EPIC (“Experience Perfection in Cinema”) auditorium, Cinergy’s premium largeformat auditorium. 

Cinergy Entertainment is now offering Sensory Friendly Films for individuals living with autism to be able to come and enjoy a movie. The sensory friendly movies offer dim lighting, lower sound and the freedom to enjoy a movie without worrying about making too much noise or movement thus making the entire family’s movie experience wonderful. You can find Sensory Friendly Films on Cinergy Entertainment’s website: https://cinergy.com/ movies/?f ilter=S ensor yFriendly. “Our newest location in Odessa exceeds the guest’s expectations, providing the ultimate entertainment experience. We are very excited to preview the Order Commander, the new seat side ordering system in our Epic auditorium that allows anyone who is watching a movie in this auditorium to skip the concession stand line! The Order Commander seat-side ordering system allows our guest to place their order at their seat, and their food and beverage is discretely delivered.” states Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy’s

CEO. Cinergy Entertainment is the 1st cinema to premier the seat side ordering system in the country. Not only will guests be able to order at their seat in the auditorium, they can also use the Order Commander tablet to order in the lobby, game room tables and bowling lanes. Cinergy locations feature dine-in cinemas serving beer, wine, and a tempting array of quality food and beverages. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including laser tag, and Sky Walker ropes course. Cinergy is privately held by the Benson family, the founders of Movie Tavern, the largest nationwide chain of dine-in cinemas. For more information, visit Cinergy on the web at www.cinergy.com. Cinergy Entertainment would like to thank the Permian Basin for once again voting them the best. They will continue to strive for excellence in making every location an epic experience for the whole family!

The extensive variety of numerous plants, flowers and trees in stock leave many people in disbelief that there is such a green sight in West Texas. The knowledgeable and professional staff encourages patrons to create and maintain beautiful and healthy landscapes by recommending products and

providing services especially designed for the West Texas climate and topography. Their motto, ‘More than a Garden Center’ resonates throughout all divisions of Alldredge Gardens. Professional staff such as horticulturists and licensed landscape techs are capable of performing quality work reflective of artisans of the trade. In their garden center, customers can find almost anything to make the gardening experience successful. They create an experience that allows your patio and deck to be an inviting extension of your home. Alldredge Garden offers unique, top of the line and high quality outdoor furniture. Alldredge Gardens captured the Best of the Permian Basin Award based on the attention to detail.

The Lawn Care Staff Provides Landscape in the Following Areas: • Mowing and cleaning out flower beds • Tree, shrub and plant maintenance • Landscape design • Tree service • Seasonal color rotation with bed maintenance • Garden supplies and accessories • Fertilizing and identifying any yard problems • Installation of irrigation • Swimming pools • Outdoor kitchen design Alldredge Garden wants you to know “We are extremely grateful and want to thank the Permian Basin for your vote of confidence throughout the years. We appreciate you thinking of us first when you have lawn and garden needs!”

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Apex Car Wash would like to thank you for voting them the Best Car Wash in the Permian Basin! They are always striving to provide their guests with an exceptional value and world class customer service. They are also committed to making a difference in our community. They partner with non-profit organizations such as the Permian Basin Rehab Center, United Way of Odessa, Food2Kids, YMCA and others. They make a concerted effort to give back to the community that has been loyal to them. Apex Express Car Wash is a proud member of the national WaterSavers® program. As a proud member, they conserve

water by using an average of 80% less water to wash your vehicle than washing it at home. They also prevent water pollution by routing used water through a treatment process prior to returning it to our environment and community. As a member of this community, they take their responsibilities to the environment very seriously. They use the most advanced washing equipment and eco-friendly chemicals to gently clean and polish your vehicle. In addition, we use the highest quality water by softening and then purifying our water through a reverse

“Every aspect of your wash was carefully thought out to give you a first-rate experience and value. We guarantee it.” osmosis system for a spot-free rinse. All of this care is so you have a

superior wash every time with the finist shine and protection.

At Apex Express Car Wash, they are very diligent in their processes to ensure that all of their systems are working effectively to ensure their guests consistently receive the highest quality wash on every visit. They also understand that your time is important, so they make sure your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly, yet quickly the first time. Their conveyor is oversized and designed to deliver a speedy, superior wash. You will not waste valuable time; just pull up, and let us do the work for you. “Every aspect of your wash was carefully thought out to give you a

first-rate experience and value. We guarantee it.” At Apex Car Wash, they are committed to exceeding your expectations and strive for excellent customer satisfaction. They love seeing their community on their site enjoying the amenities we provide to care for all vehicles. “It is our pleasure at Apex Express Car Wash to provide a fun, friendly, and clean atmosphere.” Apex Express Car Wash sincerely appreciates your business and support in helping us become the preferred car wash in the Permian Basin. Stay tuned for our new locations coming soon!

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Charles Terry Construction Co. Best Roofing Company

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Gardeners are unique people; they are a little more laid back and a little more aware of their connection to the Earth. John Blamey of John’s Corner is no exception to this exclusive type of person. He has been in the horticultural field for almost 50 years with 18 of those years being right here in Odessa, Texas. John’s Corner has been fulfilling our gardening and landscaping needs at the corner of 42nd and Dixie for 10 years. John and his staff take pride in their extensive selection of indigenous plants and flowers for a beautiful yard. John says, “I personally order all of the plant material that we sell and base my buying on the qual-

ity of the material first and foremost. I know what grows and what doesn’t in our area as well as what plants are more difficult to grow.” John’s Corner is devoted to customer satisfaction and will help plan your garden and flower beds no matter the size. “Our trained staff will be happy to assist you with all questions and advise you as to what type of plant grows best in your conditions,” John says. They not only have quality merchandise including plants, trees, shrubs, soil conditioners, mulches and organic or chemical solutions at an incredibly fair price, they also have a vast and unique se-

lection of clay and ceramic pottery to accommodate any style. John’s Corner has been successful in their willingness to adapt to an ever changing market and making sure their customers are successful whether they are planting something new, planning an elegant landscape or dealing with insects and weeds. John finds it gratifying to hear all of his customer’s success stories. Stop by John’s Cor complete garden center, on the corner of color and creativity, and discover for yourself the personal touch and inspiration given to every customer.

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Sims & Guess, Realtors Best Real Estate Firm

3 Generations “Thank You!”... Sims & Guess, REALTORS is really an ongoing tale of 3 Realtor generations. In the mid -1950’s, Lonnie Sims founded the firm as Sims Company Real Estate. In the late 1970’s, this successful real estate company under Lonnie’s leadership affiliated with the national Century 21 real estate franchise to become Century 21 A.G. Sims & Associates. In 1980, upon graduation from Texas Tech University, Gary Sims, Lonnie’s eldest son, joined the firm. Gary soon became the sales manager and eventually the designated broker, upon his dad’s retirement in 1985.

In 1989, Century 21 A.G. Sims & Associates and June Guess, REALTORS Better Homes & Gardens made a truly bold decision to merge two outstanding real estate companies, becoming Sims & Guess, REALTORS/ Better Homes & Gardens, later operating as Sims & Guess, REALTORS/GMAC, and finally as Sims & Guess, REALTORS. In 2006 after 17 years of unprecedented growth, the company suffered through the death of June Guess, Gary’s partner and great friend. Gary says, “June was the ‘rose’ and I was the ‘thorn’ of the organization.” Sims & Guess, REALTORS continued its highly successful

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real estate work in the Permian Basin. In 2010, Brent Sims, Gary’s youngest son joined the firm upon his graduation from the University of Texas. The firm currently operates with a staff of over 20 of the finest real estate professionals in Odessa. Real estate services provided include excellent residential and commercial sales and marketing and high quality property management and leasing. Gary says, “Our company believes in the concepts of TEAM: Together, Everyone, Achieves, More.. Our motto for the organization is ‘Excellence Honors God & Inspires People!’… Giving exceptional service is the goal of our TEAM.”

“People Make the Difference...”

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LISA COPELAND BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Our agency has been serving the community with insurance coverage for 50 years. Our goal is to provide our client with expert and personalized service. You can count on us to be ON Your Side for whatever life throws your way. Give us a call, and let us get started working for you today!

2240 E. 52nd Street | Odessa, Texas 79762 | 432-366-8888 | copelal@nationwide.com


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Dine In Or Carry Out · Full Service Meat Market · Sides & Extras Ready To Grill Burger Or Steak Setups · Oilfield Charge Accounts

Try One Of Our “Ready To Grill” Burger Or Steak Setups Today! Ready To Grill Burger Setup (No Minimum) · Patties (5 Oz. Or 8 Oz., Regular Or Jalapeño) · Buns · Cheese · Mustard / Mayo · Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, And Pickles (Sliced, Ready To Serve)

Steak Setup (Minimum Of 10) · Steaks Cut To Order · Sausage (Black Oak Sausage & Jalapeño Cheese Sausage) · Beans, Potato Salad & Bread · Relish Tray (Pickles, Cherry Peppers, Onions, & Whole Jalapeños) · Banana Pudding · Plates, Bowls, Plus Cutlery Kit (Knives, Forks, Spoons, & Napkins)

Also Available: · Seasoned Fajita Meat, Smoked Beef Brisket, Hot Dog Setups, Prime Cut Steaks, Charcoal, Lighter Fluid, Seasoning, BBQ Sauces, Marinades, Soft Drinks, Aluminum Pans, & Ice

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Security Bank Best Bank & Best Customer Service

The core values of Security Bank – integrity, professionalism and relationships – reflect the outward successes of this West Texas owned financial i ns t itut i on d e d i c ate d to serving the Odessa community and earning the trust of their customers. Founded in 1928, making it one of the oldest banks in West Texas, Security Bank specializes in providing quality banking and financial support for businesses in the community. The leaders and operators of the bank are West Texas born and bred, and the employees make it a priority to foster growth, not only financially, but in the community as well. 

“It’s our team of employees and our Board of Directors that make this organization special and successful. I am proud to lead this company and be a true community partner by investing in our people, non-profit organizations and helping small businesses succeed. It is an honor to be part of the Odessa community, and we are extremely blessed with great customers,” remarked James C. Thomas, Chairman and CEO of Security Bank. Besides being dedicated to cultivating strong relationships in the community, Security Bank also places a strong emphasis on going above and beyond for their customers. “Our main priority is making

It is an honor to be part of the Odessa community, and we are extremely blessed with great customers.” sure that our products and services meet the growing needs of our customers and that we deliver them through experiences that exceed their expectations,” said Victor Salazar, SVP of Retail Banking and Marketing. “That is something that definitely makes us stand out.”

Professional banking experience runs deep in this award winning bank, and they take pride in offering financial prowess to back up their outstanding customer service.

Security Bank also prides themselves in being active in the community and established their own “Solutions Team” which is comprised of employees that volunteer with nonprofit organizations. Their integral value of relationships shines through in their partnerships with local non-profits such as Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, Casa de Amigos, Junior Achievement, West Texas Food Bank, and Permian Basin Mission Center. Some volunteer work examples of the Solutions Team include teaching financial literacy at various organizations, answering phone calls for incoming donations at the

annual PBRC Telethon and helping sort and pack food at the West Texas Food Bank. “I am proud to be part of Security Bank and of each of our employees for their commitment to the bank, our customers and community,” remarked Greg Simmons, Odessa Market President. “We have been serving West Texas since 1928 and have grown along with our community over the years. From personal to business loans, real estate to equipment financing, Security Bank has the solutions for your banking needs. With the 89 years of standing with our customers and our communities through booms and busts, we might be the security you have been looking for.”


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Thank you Odessa for voting us Best Bank and Best Customer Service!

Since 1928, Security Bank has been serving West Texas communities as a leading provider of small business solutions. As a local bank, we understand the challenges businesses face. Our roots are Texas strong and our team is committed to your success. For a personalized banking experience, come by and visit us at one of our convenient branch locations..

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PrimeLending Best Loan Company and strives to be a positive part in your home buying experience.PrimeLending also understands the process of buying a home can be stressful, so their loan officers and staff work to make it as streamlined as possible for each borrower. They are also unique in their level of expertise as their staff has over 100 years combined experience in the industry. They truly work to achieve their tag line of ‘Homes loans made simple’.

PrimeLending, a Plains Capital Company, headquartered in Dallas, was established in 1986 by Roseanne McGill. In the past 30 years, PrimeLending has grown from a small team of 20 to a large team of more than 2,300 employees, including those in Odessa. Since 1986, PrimeLending has helped over 500,000 homeowners buy a new home, fix up a current home or refinance. PrimeLending Odessa is ranked a Top 10 purchase lender by Marketrac® for purchase units nationally for 2012-2016. They take pride in

being recognized as a premier mortgage lender, offering a wide array of loan products, including: • FHA/VA/USDA loans • Fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and conventional mortgages • HomeStyle® loans • Renovation and remodeling financing • Conforming Loans • Jumbo Loans • Escrow Holdback Loans • Low Down HUD REO Loans • Float Down Option • And more!

PrimeLending wants to open a world of possibilities to homeownership. As a client, you will receive the service, support, and straightforward advice you desire as they guide you through the entire process. Choosing the right loan officer is crucial to a positive, pleasant mortgage experience. PrimeLending can effectively explain all the complicated financial terms and conditions to ensure the borrower has adequate knowledge to make the best financial decision. A good loan officer is ethical, honest and looks out for the buyer’s best interest.

The lender should be interested in the borrower’s welfare and make sure all options are explored. The recent tightening of credit guidelines has resulted in a more challenging environment for potential borrowers, and PrimeLending’s loan officers will provide information and resources to help counsel you on credit decisions, which may increase the chances of loan approval. At PrimeLending, they understand buying a home is usually the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and the staff loves being able to help you with that process

Brenda Worthen, Branch Manager of PrimeLending Odessa said,“I have been in the mortgage industry for over 25 years. I estimate that I’ve been involved in over 5,000 closings, and each is important to me. We tend to get emotionally involved with our clients and develop relationships. I can’t think of a more rewarding job. My favorite part of my day is helping someone overcome issues that have kept them from home ownership. When someone realizes that homeownership is possible, and we are able to help guide them through the process . . . . that’s my favorite part of the business. I also love it when someone stops me in public and tells me how happy they are with their home.” PrimeLending is proud of its core convictions (1) serving clients with honesty and integrity, (2) commitment to a people centric culture, (3) quick and responsive service to our clients (4) providing service beyond expectations

and (5) dedication to our motto of “one team, one purpose”. Their loan officers exemplify their core convictions and are committed to upholding each of these values. PrimeLending in Odessa stands out in our community because they offer local service. Their clients do not have to call an 800 number and wait for someone to answer. The staff lives and works in Odessa, has an interest in the community and has loan officers with more experience and years in the business than most of their competitors. Their loan officers are available to routinely meet with clients after normal office hoursto help accommodate hectic hours and has a staff that genuinely cares about their clients. As a national mortgage lender, PrimeLending has three decades of lending experience and offers loans in 49 states. When you are in the market for a new home, ready to refinance your existing home, or perhaps need to make some renovations or repairs, PrimeLending is ready to assist with all of your lending needs. The Odessa office recently celebrated its’ 10th anniversary; this was made possible because of the exemplary clients we help every day. PrimeLending thanks the Permian Basin for putting their trust in them for the past 10 years, and they are looking forward to serving you in the years to come.

Thank you for choosing us as the Best Lender in the Permian Basin! PrimeLending | Odessa

432-550-2011 1541 JBS Pkwy, Suite 16 | Odessa, TX 79761 primelendingodessa.com Voted Odessa American 2017 Best of the Permian Basin Readers’ Choice

Call today to learn the PrimeLending difference.

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All loans subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change. Mortgage financing provided by PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. Equal Housing Lender. © 2017 PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS: 13649) is a wholly owned subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender in TX. V021216.


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Molly Maid Best House Cleaning Service

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Visit us at MollyMaid.com to learn more. ©2017 Molly Maid, LLC. Each franchise is independently owned and operated.

Having a clean, comfortable home is important. Finding the time to thoroughly clean your home can be difficult, especially with all of the pressure and demands already placed on you. For more than 35 years, Molly Maid has offered bonded, insured residential maids who pride themselves in quality home cleaning services that create “me time” for our hardworking homeowners. Molly Maid has been a leader in the residential cleaning business, and the company’s values and their beliefs of integrity, honesty and community perfectly fit within the owner’s personal beliefs as well. Plus, the Midland & Odessa area is their home, and they believe that Molly Maid is a great addition to the Permian Basin.

The Midland and Odessa Molly Maid franchise has opted for the opportunity to own and operate a business that offers a way to positively impact our community. Molly Maid is the only residential cleaning company that has their own non-profit foundation to support a charity. The Ms. Molly Foundation supports local domestic violence shelters and victim support causes in every community. Molly Maid of Midland & Odessa has proudly supported the Safe Place shelter since 2005 when they opened their doors for business. A portion of every clean they perform goes to support the local shelter. Ms. Molly Foundation is providing hope with every cleaning. Molly Maid is locally owned and operated, and they work daily toward their goal of being “The most requested,

most recognized and most respected home cleaning company in the Permian Basin. As a professional cleaning company, they screen, bond and insure their employees, train weekly and communicate with their customers daily in their effort to provide a clean you can trust. Molly Maid of Midland & Odessa gives a 24 hour guarantee to every customer they clean. If you are not completely satisfied with any portion of your teams clean, simply call our office within 24 hours, and we will send someone over to re-clean those areas at no charge. At Molly Maid, “We are blessed to have such wonderful customers, and the entire team of Molly Maid of Midland & Odessa thank you all for your votes and support!”

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American Home Improvement Best Home Remodeling & Best Siding Contractor Rodney and Karen Martin have owned American Home Improvement for over 20 years and are very thankful to the Permian Basin for voting us “Best of the Permian Basin Home Remodeling.” American Home Improvement offers a variety of services including their new Infinity ™ from Marvin replacement windows and James Hardie ™ Siding. They are energy efficient, carry a lifetime warranty and come with their local American Home Improvement Guarantee! Rodney and Karen say the best part of owning American Home Improvement is “being a part of the community, getting to know our customers and seeing them completely satisfied when their homes have been transformed”. The American Home Improvement team truly values their customers – They want to say Thank You and invite you to come out to their magnificent showroom at American Home Improvement, which is conveniently located between Midland and Odessa. American Home Improvement is a family owned offering products and brands no one else is offering in the Permian Basin. They carry Infinity Windows, FourSeasons Sunrooms and stunning Pergolas for relief from the hot West Texas sun and so much more. The entire staff at American Home Improvement would love

to help you turn your house into a dream home. Your needs are their top priority whether it is a sunroom, bar-b-que grills, doors or windows, their expert team will be there for you throughout the entire process.

OUR PROCESS begins with YOU!!

The Design Center What better way to get to know each other than in a relaxing and beautiful setting, Our Showroom. You will experience the beauty and comfort of 4 fullsized sunrooms/conservatories, walk out under a classic Pergola system, enter an organized room-sized closet, and see window and siding examples.

The Visit A trained representative can meet with you in the comfort of your own home. This is one of the most important steps in our process because not only are decisions on style and color made here, but also, the exact measurements are recorded for your unique project. At this time, you are presented with a proposal detailing the scope and cost of the project. Communication is key to our success, so use this time to ask questions and be confident.

The Order

The Installation

Warranties…

From your measurements, your representative orders the products for an exact fit and design. Because these products are customized to fit your house, you might have to wait a few weeks before you see us again. Please be aware that your project is being watched over by our dedicated staff.

Our installers are specifically trained or certified to install the products we sell. It is important that we know you are taken care of through the entire process and that is why we are picky about who we send out to work on your house. After installation, we leave your house with a completed job. You don’t even have to clean up after us!

All of our major products come with a “Manufacturers Limited Lifetime Warranty”.

The Enjoyment After installation is complete, we will follow up with you to make sure the project was completed to your satisfaction. Then we leave you alone to enjoy your improved home!

American Home Improvement would like to thank the Permian Basin for their continued business. They said, “We have the best customers and projects and think West Texas is a pretty special place. We are honored to have been able to remodel your homes and will continue to do our best work in the years to come.

Thank you for voting us Best of the Permian Basin Please continue to let us be of service to you.

-Windows & Siding -Shutters American Home Improvement Design center located between Midland & Odessa on Hwy 191, Behind Stripes 432-550-7224 www.ahi-texas.com Like us on Facebook

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Andrew Petersen - Sewell Ford, Inc. Best New & Used Car Salesperson

Monica & Andrew Petersen Sewell Ford has long been a dealership where people feel comfortable and confident in buying a new or used vehicle, and it is also a place where people love to work. The Sewell family of companies generates an amazing family atmosphere not only for their customer, but for their entire staff as well. This is apparent foremost with the salespeople who are friendly, enthusiastic, and who genuinely care about fulfilling the needs of every customer who walks through the door. This is why Andrew Petersen was voted Best New and Pre-Owned Car Salesperson in the Permian Basin!

individual needs of customers. They want to make sure you are fully aware if there are any concerns with the car you are considering, so there are no surprises.

and having fun. Building a lasting relationship is what matters most. “Car salesperson” has a certain, not always positive, stigma attached to it. Andrew Petersen sees it as a humbling experience because before a customer truly knows him as a person, they have already made assumptions about his character as well

Andrew and Monica have a unique approach when it comes to selling vehicles. He says it’s like

Andrew and Monica have chosen to show God’s love through their hands Andrew has been with the Sewell Companies for more than 16 years, on service and to love them and his favorite part of being a part of Sewell is beyond the scope of the the opportunity he has to work with his best friend scratch out of the side deal itself. and wife Monica. He says, of her current car while “Her creativity and personal touch with each client amazes me, and it is exciting to see how the customer will react when they realize the special favor we have added to their purchase.” Andrew and Monica always make a concerted effort to delight each customer because they are not just selling vehicles, they are making friends. Both dig deep to deliver on every promise made and form a mutual love and respect for their customers, and part of that is being completely transparent when dealing with

someone has come to you with a delivery of flowers or a gift basket. That feeling of pride and pure joy is one of appreciation and makes you feel incredibly special. Their goal is to make every one of their customers feel exactly like that. They want to transform them from a customer to a friend. Andrew and Monica have chosen to show God’s love

through their hands on service and to love them beyond the scope of the deal itself. Andrew gives the following as an example: “We had a lady that tried to trade in her vehicle but was unable to do so at the time. We felt so badly that we couldn’t help her out, so Monica rolled up our sleeves and worked a body-length

I distracted her inside, so at least she would know that we genuinely cared about her. We did not want her to leave disappointed.” Andrew and Monica have a genuine love for people. They listen carefully to each and every customer in order to sell them a car that is in the customer’s best interest. It is actually one of the things they love about their job is hearing about a client’s latest adventure, learning about their families

as preconceived notions as to how the transaction is going to transpire. Andrew and Monica are working hard to change that perception. They feel buying a car should be a fun experience filled with laughter and smiles. It should be one of mutual respect, honor and integrity. All of these things should mold together from the moment you step through the door and throughout the entire process. If there is ever a deal done that is “strictly business”, such as a customer coming in, pointing to the car they want, and the deal is immediately wrapped

up, Andrew says, “they feel sick inside; like we’ve cheated them out of a great experience. We strive to make each person feel welcomed and blown away by the care they have received”. Andrew knows that an automotive purchase can be made anywhere. However, the rest of the world sees the customer as a tally mark on a chalkboard for the salesperson that made the deal. At Sewell Ford, their motto is to “make friends with everyone, some will buy cars”. The process of buying a vehicle from Sewell is a combined effort that doesn’t end at the sell. There are so many people giving 100% of their time and effort to make sure the car you purchase is properly financed, clean, full of fuel and properly maintained. Andrew and Monica said the people behind the scenes at Sewell make them look even better. Andrew “knows we have been successful by a number of times we are hugged following a purchase. At the end of the day, we ask ourselves, ‘did we honor God in the way we helped people today?’” Andrew Petersen would like to thank the Permian Basin for voting him the Best New and Pre-Owned Car Salesperson in the Permian Basin. He and Monica are humbled and find it an honor that you chose them out of the many car dealers in the Basin. It is a wonderful acclaim, and he looks forward to meeting you!


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FUN & GAMES Bowling Center Diamond Lanes Dance School Tammy Locklar Dance Studio Day Trip Alpine, TX Free Entertainment Place Sherwood Park Golf Course Odessa Country Club Happy Hour La Bodega Karaoke Basin Nights Martial Arts School Odessa Boy’s Club Judo Mascot PHS Panther Movie Theater Cinergy Cinemas & Entertainment Night Club Dos Amigos Place to go Dancing Dos Amigos Pool Tables Fast Eddie’s Radio Station KODM Social Mingle Dos Amigos Sports Facility Odessa College Sports Center Sports Team Permian High School TV Station CBS7

FOOD & DRINK Bakery Fat Jack’s Bakery Barbecue Rockin’ Q Bread The Barn Door Breakfast Dumplin’s Breakfast Burrito JumBurrito

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Buffet Golden Corral

Restaurant The Barn Door

Discount Store Target

Catering Services Rockin Q

Salad Bar Jason’s Deli

Feed Store Ranch Supply Co.

Chicken Fried Steak Texas Roadhouse

Salsa La Bodega

Fireplace & Accessories Energy Depot

Children’s Restaurant Gatti’s Pizza

Sandwich Shop/ Deli Sandwichery

Furniture Store McMinn’s Furniture

Chinese Take-Out Chinese Kitchen

Seafood Red Lobster

Gift Shop - TIE Francene’s Fancies Liz’s Interiors

Cup of Coffee Starbucks

Smoothie Bahama Buck’s

Desserts Saltgrass Steakhouse

Special Occasion Restaurant The Barn Door

Doughnuts Southern Maid

Steak The Barn Door

Fast Food Taco Villa

Steakfinger Buddy’s Drive-In - Andrews

Food Truck Hangry’s Food Truck

Sunday Brunch MCM Elegante’

Guacamole Rosa’s Café

Sushi Volcano

Hamburger Texas Burger

Taco Taco Villa

Hot Dog Weinerschnitzel

Tamale Manuel’s Tortilla Factory

Ice Cream Baskin Robbins

SHOPPING

Italian Food Luigi’s Liquor Store Pinkie’s Liquor Margarita Jorge’s Mexican Café Meat Market Whitehouse Meat Market Mexican Food Rosa’s Café Nachos Rosa’s Café New Restaurant Pho House Oriental Food Osaka Japanese Steakhouse Pizza Pizza Hut Queso Rosa’s Café

Appliance Store Direct Appliance Auto Parts & Accessories Store NAPA Auto Parts Bicycle Shop Peyton’s Bikes Bridal Store University Bridals and Formals Boat Shop Family Power Sports Car Dealer (New) Sewell Car Dealer (Used) Sewell Carpet Store Crenshaw Flooring Children’s Clothing Charles Marie’s for Grandmothers Convenience Store Kent Kwik

Grocery Store H-E-B Gun Shop Tejas Shooting Sports Hardware Store Westlake Hardware Jewelry Store Cone Jewelers Kids Shoe Store Terry’s Kid’s Shoes Mattress Store Sleep Shop Men’s Clothing Jim’s Tall & Big Men’s Store Nutrition Store Total Nutrition Office Supply Store Staples Pawn Shop Permian Pawn Place to buy Candles Liz’s Interiors Place to buy Wine Homemade Wines RV Dealer Billy Sims Trailer Town Shoe Store Smith’s Shoes Sporting Goods Store Academy Video Store Hastings Western Wear Store Cavender’s Women’s Clothing Dillard’s Workboots Red Wing Shoes


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GOODS & SERVICES Ad Agency CVA Advertising Apartment Complex Dorado Ranch A/C and Heating Service The Bosworth Company Bank Security Bank Bathroom Remodeling Re-Bath Body Ink Evil Ink Tattoo Cable Provider Grande Communications Car Audio Store Baldwin Electronics Car Wash Apex Express Car Wash Carpet Cleaning Carpet Tech Cellular Provider Verizon Check Cashing Mr. Payroll Clothing Alterations Sisters & I Computer Dealer Computer Solution

Home Health Care Nurses Unlimited

Plumbing Service Rainbow Plumbing

Home Remodeling American Home Improvement

Pool/ Spa Store Leslie’s Pool Company

Hospital Odessa Regional Medical Center

Printing Store Office Depot

Hotel/ Motel MCM Elegante’

Real Estate Firm - TIE Trower Realtors Sim & Guess, Realtors

House Cleaning Services Molly Maids Interior Design Company Liz’s Interiors Internet Service Provider AT&T Insurance Agency Mike Podzemny State Farm Kennel University Small Animal Clinic Lawn Service Alldredge Gardens Loan Company PrimeLending Mail/Package Service The UPS Store Manufactured Homes Palm Harbor Homes

Retirement Community Manor Park Roofing Contractor Charles Terry Construction Shooting Range Midland Shooters Association Siding Contractor American Home Improvement Tanning Salon Getaway Spa & Salon Telephone Service Provider AT&T Therapeutic Massage Getaway Spa & Salon

Dentist Dr. John Mark Weaver, D.D.S. Educator/Teacher Kristy Winchell Employer - Less than 100 Employees Reznik Orthodontics Employer - More than 100 Employees John Bushman Financial Advisor Jodi Patman Influential Person Byron McWilliams - First Baptist Church Insurance Agent - TIE Joel Sellers - State Farm Lisa Copeland - Nationwide Neurosurgeon Dr. Abdul Y. Kadir MD New Car Salesperson Andrew Petersen - Sewell Ford Nurse Tela Monroe - Dr. Ghassan Fanous, MD

Tire Dealer Discount Tire

OB/GYN Dr. Ghassan Fanous, MD

Travel Agency Any Season’s Travel

Optometrist Dr. Michael Buzbee O.D.

Veterinarian University Small Animal Clinic

Orthodontist Dr. Ronald J. Carr, D.D.S., M.S.

Water Company The Water Place

Pediatrician Dr. Violeta Bello, MD

Oil Change Avis Lube

Website Design Company Basin Hosting

Photographer Rachel Brook Photography

Optical Store Dr. Michael Buzbee O.D.

Weight Loss Center Weight Watchers

Physician Dr. Sai Gundlapalli, MD

Pediatric Dentist Kool Smiles

PEOPLE

Podiatrist Dr. Glenn Stockbridge, DPM

Motorcycle Shop Legacy Harley Davidson

Customer Service Security Bank

Nursery/ Greenhouse John’s Corner

Day Care Center Aladdin’s Castle

Oil & Gas Service Company - TIE Odessa Pumps & Equipment Halliburton

Florist/ Flower Shop Mark Knox Flowers

Rehab Facility MCH Rehab

Chiropractor Dr. Mason Steen, DC - Care Chiropractic

Tile/ Granite Contractor Anderson Tile

Nail Salon Bellagio Nails

Employment/Personnel Agencies Snelling Staffing

Record Management Diversified Record Management

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Medical Clinic Wendover Family Medicine

Credit Union Complex Community Federal Credit Union

Dry Cleaners Comet Cleaners

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Pest Control Company Orkin Pest & Termite Control

Hair Salon/ Barber Shop The Palms

Pet Store PetSmart

Health & Fitness Facility YMCA

Pet Grooming PetSmart

Hearing Center Beltone Hearing Aid Center

Pharmacy Walgreen’s

Home Builder Betenbough Homes

Place to Worship Crossroads Fellowship

Accountant Conway-Witt Attorney Spencer Dobbs Bail Bondsman Judy’s Bonding Bank Teller Suzanne Hill - Southwest Bank Chef Victor Gamboa

Politician Brooks Landgraf Radio DJ Leo - B93 Realtor Shawn Crouch TV Personality Tatum Hubbard Used Car Salesperson Andrew Petersen - Sewell

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THANK YOU ODESSA for Voting us Best Steak, Best Bread, Best Restaurant and Best Special Occasion Restaurant.

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JOEL SELLERS

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your BIG BEND starts here

City of Alpine Best Day Trip

Spend the day in Alpine

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Photo By Cathy McNair/ visitalpinetx.com

ALPINE is the center of the Big Bend region. Explore the area, or enjoy a day of shopping, dining, vibrant murals and the Museum of the Big Bend.

The Big Bend Area in Far West Texas is a wide-open, breathtaking escape from your busy lifestyle, and is close enough for a perfect one day getaway. But beware! One day may not be enough. Alpine has a stunning backdrop of desert mountains and cool, comfortable climate. There are many activities and places to visit, but the first thing you must do is simply inhale the clean, sweet air and enjoy a laid back evening while watching a stunning sunset. There is no need to be in a hurry while in Alpine, TX; they have a slow and steady rhythm all their own. Something incredibly unique Alpine offers is the Artwalk November 17-18. It is a 2 day FREE arts festival where an

amazing visual wonderland abounds in galleries and streets. Just a small part of the Artwalk features a series of murals. “Big Brewster” tells a tale of Alpine with pioneering visionary Everett Townsend and celebrity and Sul Ross football player, Dan Blocker who became known as Hoss Cartwright on “Bonanza”. Adjacent to Big Brewster is a beautiful Mexican Calendar Art mural which was painted as a community project. You can take a drive though the charming city and find that murals are abundant and fascinating. During the month of July, you can enjoy the music of Texas at the Viva Big Bend Music Festival which showcases more than 50 bands at venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon! There is definitely an

electric atmosphere for all ages and people from every corner of the world come to enjoy the music, exhibits and activities. The fun in Alpine doesn’t end there. You can hike Hancock Hill, have delicious meals, relax with a nice drink and savor the night life! During the summer months, you can experience the Theatre of the Big Bend also located at Sul Ross State University in the outdoor summer theater, take in the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo or enjoy a day at historic Kokernot Field watching professional baseball with the Alpine Cowboys.

Spend the NIGHT in Alpine Have a taste of our relaxing and friendly nightlife and then settle in. ALPINE offers the best variety of hotels and guest lodging in the Big Bend region. For hotel and event information, give us a call at 1-888-810-3804 or

visitalpinetx.com

Alpine, TX is a wonderful place to visit for the entire family, so the next time you want to get away, even just for a day, take the relaxing and lovely drive. You will be glad you did!

Serving West Texas Since 1973 423 North Grant Avenue Downtown Odessa (432) 333-1071

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Spencer Dobbs Best Attorney Spencer Dobbs would like to extend his deepest appreciation to the community for voting that he be named the best attorney in Odessa. Upon receipt of the award, Dobbs stated, “[t] here is no higher honor than receiving the endorsement of one’s community because that shows we are hitting the mark. There is no cookie cutter approach to practicing law. Therefore, my firm makes it our goal to provide excellent personal service to each and every one of our clients.” Indeed, in an era when so many lawyers do not personally meet with their clients, Dobbs feels it is critical to regularly meet face to face with his clientele to insure that their legal objectives are being met. Dobbs grew up in Odessa and after graduation attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he graduated from college and later from the Texas Tech School of Law. Upon returning to Odessa following law school, Spencer opened his law practice in the 1990’s. “Odessa was such a great place to grow up and an even greater place to begin a law practice. We have always had a great local bar willing to help a new lawyer starting out, as well as a superb judiciary.” Spencer Dobbs has practiced law over 20 years and primarily handles personal injury cases. Representative clientele have included victims injured or killed in car and trucking crashes, oil field accidents, products liability and wrongful death cases. The Dobbs Law Firm, Inc. is located at

601 N. Washington in the late Dr. Heston’s charming historic residence situated just North of Medical Center Hospital. “It is rumored that Dr. Heston once expressed his wish that his house would remain a ‘house of healing after his death.’ I like to think that Dr. Heston’s wish has been fulfilled many times over through the important work done at my firm on behalf of injured West Texans,” Dobbs said. Asked what makes his personal injury law practice unique, Dobbs replied, ‘We have many advantages - experience, resources to mount a fight and personal service, to name a few. But, I would put our highly skilled staff above any other team in West Texas.” Spencer employs three full time support staff including a certified paralegal, as well as personnel who speak in Spanish. Spencer describes his legal team as intelligent, talented, extremely hard working and empathetic to the needs of his clientele.

Spencer’s firm comprehensive website, www.dobbslawfirm. com, features his legal team as well as numerous testimonials from “highly satisfied clientele.” Dobbs credits his success to God who he said has ‘made his path straight’ (Proverbs 3:5-6). “Because of His grace, the firm and its facilities have grown consistently since its beginning,” Dobbs said. A new large parking lot to service his clientele was built at 600 N. Alleghaney earlier this year adjacent to the entrance of the firm’s building. Spencer married his wife Cary on March 6, 1999, ‘the day the Alamo fell,’ Dobbs jokes. Dobbs is quick to add that his wife and family are among his greatest blessings. The couple have one son, two daughters and three dogs. Spencer and Cary are active members of First Baptist Church where they first met in Sunday School.

“There is no higher honor than receiving the endorsement of one’s community because that shows we are hitting the mark.”

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Thank You Permian Basin For Voting Us

“Best Oriental Food”

4020 Faudree Rd. Odessa 432-296-4324

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Dr. Michael A. Buzbee, O.D. Therapeutic Optometrist

Diplomate American Board of Optometry “Improving God’s Precious Gift of Sight Through Caring and Technology Since 1982”

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Victor Gamboa BEST CHEF!

formally The Market Grill & Bar 1806 E. 7th Street Odessa, TX 79761

432-580-3060

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All Of Us At T he Palms Appreciate Our Clients Loyalty.

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Thank you, Permian Basin! Team Podzemny

It is with great honor that we accept “BEST INSURANCE AGENCY OF THE BASIN”. What we accomplish we do so as a team, so we accept this recognition as an office and not as individuals. The insurance business can be extremely hard, as indicated by the recent hailstorm that we continue to go through. We take tremendous pride in accomplishing this difficult task and it is at times like this that we rise to the occasion. We consistently talk about the fact that “EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS! SO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!” In our office we know that in order to be successful we must, not only understand our clients’ needs, but also we must be professional in our service to them. In order to do this, I honestly believe that customers want to know that they can trust us. So, we strive to act with honesty, integrity and with an awareness of always doing the right thing, even if it is not always the most popular thing. I also believe that customers want to know if we are educated in what we are talking about and we have 9 highly trained

reps who are continually going through online training, continuing education classes, and who, most importantly, experience the day-to-day tasks of taking care of our clients. Last, but not least, I believe the most important fact of all is that we care about our customers. Our office believes that our customers are our most important “commodity” and we care not only about the business that they bring to us, but we also care about their lives and their families. We care about making sure that they are protected and we care about how their claims are taken care of. In this day and time it is extremely difficult to find great customer service so we continually stress that we are here to serve our customers and the company of State Farm. Thank you, Permian Basin, for this honor and, from the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate your business. We look forward to a continued relationship for many years to come.

--Mike Podzemny (Agent), Gina Zaragoza (Office Manager), Lisa Marie Aguilera (Service Specialist), Sherry Spruill (Reception Specialist), Melissa Price (Service Specialist), Nichole Roeber Guajardo (Sales Specialist), Angela Wynn (Sales Specialist), Janet Chandler (Sales Specialist), Cathy Galindo (Service Specialist), and Carmen Podzemny (Retention Specialist).

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Kent Companies Best Oil Change, Best Check Cashing, Best Convenience Store & Best Ice Cream

This year marks Kent Companies 60th year of serving West Texas. Since 1957, Kent Companies has been family and owned and operated beginning with service stations and growing into over 80 locations in 3 states! E.L. “Buck” Kent, a West Texas native, began his service stations when he acquired complete ownership in Reed Oil and Reed Distributing. Throughout the 1960’s and early 1970’s Kent Oil grew to approximately 75 stations including units in the Texas panhandle, New Mexico, El Paso, and the Permian Basin. In 1975, the company opened its first convenience store when it remodeled one of its service stations in Odessa at 601 West County Road. This was the beginning of a new direction for the Kent companies as selling

retail gasoline by itself was a marginally profitable business. The company’s management at that time made the decision to expand into convenience store retailing by taking the company’s better retail outlets and either rebuilding them or remodeling them into stores. At the same time, a decision was made to retrench from the service station business and many of the company’s 75 outlets were sold or closed. In 1978, Bill Kent, Buck’s youngest child, joined the companies full time after graduating from Arizona State University. Bill continued the strategy of expanding into the convenience store business while exiting the service station business. Now Bill Kent, a second-generation owner, is continuing the impeccable service his

dad built his reputation on and to support and build West Texas. “My father believed in offering excellent quality service, taking care of the guest, and operating clean, quality facilities. That is what we are about. That is what we are still doing today.” Bill Kent What makes the Kent Companies unique is they are a family business that are proud of their roots and want to stay that way. It begins with their employees who, once hired, go through a two-week training process to learn the ins and outs of the Kent Kwik stores. New hires get a chance to put their training to the test in a mock convenience store that is fully stocked before they are faced with real time scenarios. The Kent Companies also offer continued training for

all employees including leadership training, so they are able to promote from within. A list of benefits is given for all employees who also receive tuition reimbursement, 401(k), weekly pay, sick time and vacation time. 1988 was the beginning of Avis Lube Fast Oil Change Centers. Avis Lube was the first fast oil change center in West Texas and has grown into 14 total location with 4 being in Odessa. Avis Lube has wonderfully comfortable waiting area with refreshments, television, business centers and some even have a play area for the kids! They have lead technicians who are all thoroughly trained and put the needs of the customer first and foremost. Don’t forget, Avis Lube has Lady’s Day every Tuesday. Every Lady who comes to get their oil change

will receive a 10% discount and a beautiful red rose. In 1999, Bill Kent and longtime friend, Jack Furst, created K Financial which consisted of being a Mr. Payroll Check Cashing Franchisee in the Permian Basin. Mr. Payroll is an incredibly convenient for cashing payroll and income tax checks, paying your utilities, sending Western Union services along with other financial services. Mr. Payroll has 14 locations inside of your Kent Kwik stores, so you can do your banking, get you a snack and fill up your car with fuel all in one store! Bill Kent has a love for oilfield country… and ice cream. In the mid 1990’s, Mr. Kent fulfilled a childhood dream of owning an ice cream shop when he acquired Baskin Robbins. It doesn’t get much better than ice cream, and

the Kent Companies now own and operate three Baskin Robbins locations in Midland and Odessa. The Kent Companies also invests time and money into many local charities such as Boy Scouts, Permian Basin Rehab Center, MDA as well as many more. Involvement in the community is very important to the company and they believe it is the best way to stay connected to the people who take care of them. The Kent Companies would like to take this opportunity to thank the Readers for voting them Best Convenience Store, Check Cashing, Oil Change and Ice Cream store in the Permian Basin. The Kent Companies were born and raised in the Permian Basin and will continue to invest in our community for years to come.


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Dr. Ronald Carr, DDS Best Orthodontist

Dr. Ronald Carr has been providing outstanding orthodontic care in Odessa since 1994. He received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in 1986. He earned his Orthodontic Master’s degree in Dentistry from St. Louis University, one

of the premier Orthodontic programs in the world. Dr. Carr stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining memberships with organizations such as: American Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association,

Texas Dental Association and Permian Basin Dental Association. Dr. Carr has one of the most enthusiastic and talented staffs in West Texas and is committed to providing the highest quality of care. “We make every effort to ensure that each visit with us is both pleasant and informative. We truly enjoy

seeing the transformation of our patient’s smiles and also the change in their self confidence,” says Dr. Carr. Dr Ronald Carr is located at 4917 Plaza Blvd in Odessa. For more information, you can call 432362-4374 or visit the website at www.carrbraces.com.

“We would like to thank West Texas for all of your support and positive feedback through the years,” Dr. Carr says. “Your continued support is greatly appreciated.”

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YMCA Best Health and Fitness Facility

The Odessa Family Y has been serving the community for over 45 years. The facility offers wide ranging services such as: affordable child care, both youth and adult sports and exercise programs for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. The YMCA uniquely stands apart from any other organization. Edward Moreno, CEO was appreciative to learn that the Odessa Family YMCA earned Best of the Basin award for best health and fitness facility. “It is a great honor to receive this title. This is a testament to the dedication of our staff,” Moreno said. The Y has impressive cardio and weight rooms along with competitions which increases

their members motivation to live a healthy lifestyle. Their Sports Director keeps the numerous athletic programs running smoothly. “Our entire staff shows a tremendous amount of dedication by getting here early and staying until the job is done. Our Sports Director has developed solid relationships with parents and coaches,” Moreno stated. Being responsible for the Y’s youth football, flag football, soccer, basketball, little pom poms and t-ball keeps the Director on his toes. Understanding the rules of the game is a necessity, but the staff at the Y also understands the importance of letting a kid be a kid. The Y teaches kids teamwork and skill sets

needed to play the game, and the kids have a blast as they learn the fundamentals of a sport. The staff creates a fun atmosphere; they put the “fun” in fundamentals. A grateful Moreno along with the entire YMCA staff thanks everyone who voted for them in the Best of the Basin Reader’s Choice Poll. The CEO expressed his desire to continue to provide Odessans the best facility possible to strengthen our community by focusing on their efforts on developing more youth programs and improving healthy living for all. The YMCA provides fitness opportunities that extend from young children all the way to seniors making it one of the most unique facilities in the area.

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UNIVERSITY SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC Thank you Permian Basin for voting the Vets at University Small Animal Clinic BEST VETERINARIAN AND UNIVERSITY SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC BEST KENNEL

A Big Texas Thank You! To Our Loyal Friends and Customers for Voting Us Best Children’s Clothing Store in the Basin

University Small Animal Clinic 2801 JBS Parkway | Odessa, TX 79762 432-362-0341 PLEASE HAVE YOUR PETS SPAYED OR NEUTERED AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SHELTER

Mon. - Sat. 10:00am - 6:00pm

Drs. Derek, Megan and Michael Reznik would like to say Thank you to our wonderful staff for voting us Best Employer! You all are a joy to work with and we are blessed to have you as a part of the Reznik Ortho family. You make our office a special place to be. Thank you… Prissy Fonseca, Delfina Hernandez, Sandy Blau, Stephanie Franco, Maritza Garcia, Morghan Hernandez, Daniece Jones, Carla Gentry, Beth Hernandez, Janet Leek, Paige Melton, Courtney Ramos, Patricia Torres, Amy Urias, Courtney Warren and Jennifer Thomas

Thank you for voting

BEST GUN SHOP in the Permian Basin

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Best Jewelry Store of the Permian basin

Come in today and meet the “NEW” friendly staff.

3916 E. 42nd Street Odessa, TX 79762 432.366.9400

DR. FANOUS AND TELA MONROE

Odessa’s Best Ob/Gyn Congratulates Odessa’s Best Nurse, Tela Monroe

DR. GHASSAN FANOUS, M.D.

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Suzanne Hill Southwest Bank Best Bank Employee to meet new customers and helping our existing customers. It is a daily joy to help the many people I come in contact with. I thoroughly enjoy each and everyone one of them, and I love that I have been able to build lasting relationships over the years.   After 31 years in this field, they have certainly blessed me in so many ways.” SouthWest Bank is incredibly important to Suzanne.  They never cease to amaze her with their warm and caring ways, and she values the strong relationships that she has built amongst her SouthWest Bank family. She believes this most certainly carries over to the service provided to the customers.  SouthWest Bank is where people in the Permian Basin go to do business with people we can trust. With a commitment to providing the best service to customers, SouthWest Bank offers personal and commercial banking accounts, personal and commercial loans, debit cards and credit cards. They also offer mortgage services

as well as trust and wealth management services. Because of her commitment to the absolute best customer service, SouthWest Bank lending assistant, Suzanne Hill, was voted Best Bank Employee in the Permian Basin. Suzanne stated, “My favorite part of my position in the banking field is getting

Suzanne would like to extend her deepest gratitude for voting her Best Bank Employee in the Permian Basin. She looks forward to seeing her customers everyday as well as meeting new people. She asks that you, “Please come see our SouthWest Bank family at any of our locations.”

More than 390,000 votes were cast!! Congratulations to these lucky winners!!

Lucille Salazar $100 Lowe’s Marketplace Gift Card

Wilma Kipgen $100 Lowe’s Marketplace Gift Card

Helen Martin $100 Lowe’s Marketplace Gift Card

Kerrie Samp $100 Lowe’s Marketplace Gift Card

Not Pictured: Braden Gray $50 Dickey’s Barbecue Gift Card Rachael Choate $50 Dickey’s Barbecue Gift Card

Thank you to our prize sponsors: Julian Gallego $50 Dickey’s Barbecue Gift Card

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They Gave Me More than Great Care...

They Gave Me Hope. “ I wouldn’t accept life spent sitting in a wheelchair, and neither would the staff at MCH‌ they gave me HOPE that I could get better. â€?

Neil James MCH Rehab Patient

At the Medical Center Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, our sole purpose is to help patients return to normal daily life, and we achieve this with a higher than average success rate. Plus, we offer a full spectrum of rehab services under one roof, so you can stay right here close to home. The Medical Center Hospital Rehabilitation Unit • All private rooms • Personal one-to-one therapy care • 6 to 1 nurse-to-patient ratio • Physical, Speech, Occupational and Rehab Nursing • A rehabilitation physician with specialized training and experience in rehabilitation services Outstanding outcomes compared to national standards‌ all from one convenient location inside Medical Center Hospital.

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Best Oil & Gas Service Company!

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Best Night Club, Best Place to Go Dancing & Best Social Mingle SEPTEMBER 27 - Wednesday

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OCTOBER 6 - Friday

Matt Ryan

OCTOBER 28 - Saturday

Eli Young Band

NOVEMBER 04 - Saturday

Stoney LaRue

Tuesday is Steak Night Friday is Happy Hour

Great Music Great Drinks Patio Parties on Tuesdays and Fridays. We offer corporate functions, meeting sites, private catered events, charity fund raisers, quinceaneras, class reunions or any group event needed.

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Dr. John Mark Weaver, DDS Best Dentist

Diana Acton, Lynn Arnold, Rosemarie Najera, Alma Sanchez, Dr. Weaver, Denise Olague, Lucy Pena, Marianne Brokaw, Rachel Brady

Diana Acton, Lynn Arnold, Rosemarie Najera, Alma Sanchez, Dr. Weaver, Denise Olague, Lucy Pena, Marianne Brokaw, Rachel Brady John Mark Weaver, DDS has been serving the Permian Basin in general dentistry service for more than 30 years and has a wealth of expertise and experience. Dr. Weaver offers preventative dentistry for children and adults and restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, implants, and fillings). Dr. Weaver and his staff have been developing relationships

receive a comfortable and caring atmosphere.

with patients for three generations and work hard to treat patients as family. Having excellent relationships with our colleagues in specialty areas, allow us to change smiles and see patients become more confident.

Dr. Weaver and his staff want to extend a huge thank you to the Permian Basin readers for voting them Best in the Basin and are looking forward to serving you.

Dr. Weaver is privileged to have a staff that works with folks of all ages to ensure they

Call (432)362-2202 today for an appointment to get quality care for your dental needs.

2000 N. Grandview Ave. • Odessa, TX

432.362.2202

Thank You Odessa, For Voting Nurses Unlimited Best of the Permian Basin in Home Health for 2017

Medicare • Medicaid • Insurance • Private Pay Locally Owned and Operated Serving The Permian Basin Since 1983

Skilled Care Home Health Local (432) 550-1700 Toll-Free (432) 800-270-8298 Visit our Website: www.nursesunlimited.com

★★★★★

The Only 5 Star Home Health Agency in West Texas

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Dr. Michael Buzbee, O.D. Best Optometrist • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Dr. Buzb ee’s motto, “Improving God’s Precious Gift of Sight Through Caring and Technology” says a lot about his optometry practice and why he is again a winner of the Odessa American’s Reader’s Choice awards for Best of the Basin. Dr. Buzbee is a native Texan from Waco. He graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry and came straight to Odessa in that same year, currently celebrating 35 years or professional eye care for Odessa.

Technology and Optometry have come a long way since Dr. Buzbee purchased an Apple II computer in 1981, even before IBM introduced the PC. As an avid computer database programmer since then, Dr. Buzbee has been constantly active in implementing his vision of a computerized optometric practice. His office is compliant for the latest standards in electronic billing of Medicare, United Health Care, Humana, Vision Service Plan and other insurance plans. His office can also bill

almost any vision insurance plan out-of-network. His office is filled with computerized diagnostic instruments as well. But what makes Dr. Buzbee unique is the standard he sets for himself in the personalized delivery of eye care, providing thorough comprehensive eye examinations. instead of delegating those decisions to the computer equipment. Unlike other local optometrists, Dr. Buzbee continues to personally measure, adjust and dispense his patient’s eyeglasses for the

perfect fit. He has an on-site optical laboratory for the fastest service as well. He truly can make you the best eyeglasses or contact lenses that you have ever worn. In addition, he treats eye conditions like keratoconus with newer technology than most ordinary optometrists. Dr. Buzbee is completely up to date on limiting or reducing your child’s nearsightedness and treating lazy eye. Dr. Buzbee is committed to lifetime learning and is one of only about 5% of Texas Optometrists who

Native Texan Over a Dozen High School Honors Voted Most Likely to Succeed Highest Ranking Male Student Bachelor of Science from University of Houston Doctor of Optometry U of H College of Optometry Summa Cum Laude Graduate Phi Beta Kappa Honors Graduate Externship at Carswell Air Force Base, Ft. Worth. First as a Therapeutic Optometrist First as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Committed to Lifetime Learning First as a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry Licensed at the Highest Level of Texas Law Past President of the West Texas Optometric Society Member Texas Optometric Association Member American Optometric Association Instrumental in establishing the Para-Optometric Section of the TOA 35 Year Veteran Independent Professional Optometrist

have been Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. You can trust that Dr. Buzbee is among the most qualified and knowledgeable optometrists in the state. Two years ago, Dr. Buzbee’s office was struck by lightning and badly damaged by fire. Within a month he was back with new equipment in a leased space until he could rebuild and modernize the damaged facility. The office at 2102 N. Grandview reopened in February 2017 where he has been practicing since 1984. If you haven’t been back to see the revamped office, he would like to invite you back in to see the changes he has made to his long time office.

Dr. Buzbee said, “I’m honored to be voted as the OA Readers Choice Best Optometrist, but I’m also extremely happy that the OA readers have bestowed this honor on an independent professional doctor. I’ve worked enthusiastically in my professional career to advance the scope of practice and image of professional optometry.” Odessans have voted Dr. Buzbee as the Best Optometrist or Best Optical Store an unprecedented 12 times in the last 16 years. Dr. Buzbee knows vision care. Dr. Buzbee knows eye care. Dr. Buzbee knows optical. Dr. Buzbee knows contact lenses. You should know Dr. Buzbee.

Thank you Permian Basin for voting Dr. Michael Buzbee, O.D. Best Optometrist!

2102 N Grandview Ave. Odessa, TX 79761 432-367-5600 • • • •

Complete Family Vision Care Comprehensive Eye Examinations Eye Exams for Children and Adults Eye Exams for Glasses and Contact Lenses • Treatment for Blurred Vision • Children’s Developmental Vision • Treatment for Crossed Eyes • Treatment for Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) • Treatment for Muscle Imbalance • Treatment for Double Vision • Treatment to improve depth perception • Nearsightedness reduction

Alyssa Miramontes

Carla Marquez

• State-of-the-Art Computerization • Treatment for Eye Disease • Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma • Gentle Foreign Body Removal • Minor Eye Emergencies • Published After Hours Number • Treatment for Dry Eyes • Treatment for Eye Infections • Treatment for Eye Allergies • Treatment for Red, Painful Eyes • Consult for Surgery • Surgical Referral • Post Surgical Follow-up

Lydia Ruse

• Complete Contact Lens Services • All Types of Contact Lenses • Soft and Rigid Contact Lenses • Tinted and Colored Contact Lenses • Conventional and Disposable Soft Lenses • Contacts for Astigmatism • Monovision Contact Lenses • Bifocal Soft and Rigid Contacts • Post Corneal Surgery Contacts • Prosthetic Colored Contact Lenses • Contacts for Keratoconus • Contacts for Corneal Scars

Walter Parmley

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Thanks for voting us Best Mexican Food, Best Guacamole, Best Nachos and Best Queso.

We proudly strive to serve our customers the tastiest beef and chicken fajitas and fresh-made tortillas we can. Your loyal support and encouragement make it all worthwhile. And don’t forget – Rosa’s Café caters for all size gatherings. See you soon at Rosa’s Café!

FREE Breakfast Taco with any food purchase.

Coupon good at all Odessa and Midland Rosa’s Café locations through September 30, 2017. One coupon per customer per visit, please. Not good with other special offers. Not redeemable for cash.

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