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Occasions Fine Jewelry Best Jewelry Store

Occasions Fine Jewelry is THE place in the Permian Basin for diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry. Occasions began in 1989 when Mike Fleck set up two card tables inside Service Drug. After many years of just getting by and saving as much as he could, Mike moved into a small location where his wife Cathy became the very first full time employee. Together, they created their dream of a jewelry store with quality jewelry for any budget. Occasions went from a 1 man operation with 2 card tables to 16

employees in a 5000 square foot facility. They have settled into their current location at 2308 West Loop 250 in Midland and have an incredible selection and impeccable service. You can get comfortable in the large leather chairs, sip a perfect cappuccino, and have a sales associate answer any question you may have from their iPad. Occasions

Fine Jewelry hand selects every diamond in the store and has two master jewelers and the most technologically advanced shop in all of West Texas. They use a Rofin Star Weld 6002 Laser that creates a gold weld that is 70% stronger than traditional welds. And not only does Occasions’ Gemprint machine take a digital fingerprint of

the diamonds that go through their store, but they also have a computerized precise engraving machine. Every engagement ring Occasions offers comes with one year on insurance, lifetime maintenance, lifetime resizing, lifetime repronging, lifetime rhodium dips for white gold, and a Gemprint of your

diamond! Occasions strives every day to make sure when someone comes in to shop for jewelry that they have a perfectly amazing experience. Occasions also loves giving back to the community and do so on a regular basis. Their passion is the Community Children’s Clinic where kids in need of medical attention can see a

physician and get medicine they need for only $10.00. And don’t forget, Occasions Fine Jewelry proudly holds the record or selling the most popcorn at Summer Mummers in one night!! Mike and Cathy are still at Occasions regularly, but Mike’s son Michael is the new President and owner. He will continue the family tradition ensuring his fun and happy team makes for happy clients! Occasions Fine Jewelry would like to extend their appreciation to the Permian Basin or voting them Best Jewelry Store!


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JumBurrito Best Breakfast Burrito For the past 16 years, voters have awarded Best Breakfast Burrito to JumBurrito in the Odessa American Readers’ Choice poll. Owners Jose and Diane Cuevas, couldn’t be more honored and thankful. They opened the first restaurant in Midland in 1979 and have always believed in giving their customer only 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. Jose and Diane love serving good food to good people and making them smile. They love meeting new people every day 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 with their own children.” 2017 promises to hold exciting

Jose and Diane Cuevas changes for JumBurrito’s future. Sarah Alvarez, JumBurrito’s Marketing Director announced, “We will be launching JumBurrito 2.0. The new JumBurrito will consist of new logo, updated interiors and new ingredients”. To bring the wow factor to lunch and dinner 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. He also said,” The Wagyu we raise are raised on grass and then finished at a Certified All Natural yard “Morris Stock Farm”. No growth hormone or antibiotics are ever used and it’s very natural”. 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. The atmosphere at JumBurrito is also what makes people come back for more. 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.” Jose and Diane understand 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! Jose and Diane not only give turkeys to all employees at Thanksgiving, they also throw an incredible Christmas party for their staff and families. They buy toys for all the employee 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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Dorado Ranch 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 8:00 to 5:00! 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

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

as well as corporate housing. The location of Dorado

hardware, beautiful pass through kitchens with brand new crisp white appliances, carports, and a fitness center you will new for YOU! in a new home! not believe!!! Brand NEW Country living Dorado cherry wood with big city Ranch offers everything you cabinetry with convenience are looking for brushed nickel Dorado Ranch

website at www.doradoranchapartments.com.

welcomes you home! 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. You can call (432) 2750755.


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Lincoln Tower Best Retirement Community People who pass Lincoln Tower’s doors will see the words, “Independent Living”. While many in the retirement industry understand the definition, those on the outside may find themselves perplexed at the notion of what independent retirement living entails. At a Holiday Retirement property like Lincoln Tower, you will find residents 55 and older. Holiday embraces an “aging in place” philosophy. That means that it is understood that moving for a senior is a hard and sometimes emotional experience. If at all possible, the resident is welcome to remain in the community for the rest of their lives. That philosophy allows a resident to, as they age and are in need of higher degrees of assistance, to bring in any home health or companion service they choose, up to and including hospice care. Residents and their families remain in charge of their own finances. What this means is that control of any benefits (Medicare, Medicaid, VA Aid and Attendance, etc.) remains in the hands of residents and their loved ones. Lincoln Tower is a private pay community with all-inclusive rent. Located in downtown Odessa, Lincoln Tower is conveniently located next to Medical Center Hospital, within driving distance of numerous medical campuses and the Ector County Library. The building houses a fullservice formal dining room, ballroom, and the historic White Buffalo Saloon. There is a beauty salon on-site and currently, two home health agencies and one concierge service have satellite offices

on premises. Residents and their families can enjoy our year-round heated pool and Jacuzzi. There is shuttle bus service for residents with doctors’ appointments or errands to run. Additionally, the amenities enjoyed by residents include light housekeeping, three meals a day, all utilities and basic digital cable. There is also a travel program in place that will allow residents to travel to any Holiday property in the United States and stay in their guest suite, enjoying all the benefits that they would in their home community. This is free of charge, with the notable exception of Holiday’s Honolulu community, which, understandably, charges a fee of ninety dollars, still more affordable than any Hawaiian hotel. Last, but certainly not least, Lincoln Tower boasts a live-in management team. Residents have a free emergency call button that will alert the manager on-call if they have

a legitimate emergency both during business hours and after-hours. What this does is assure the resident and their families that a familiar face will be there in the event of an emergency. Says General Manager Brian Silva, “ We take pride in being the most affordable independent living community in the Permian Basin. We are available seven days a week to give tours and answer any questions a potential resident and their family may have.” Key points: • Clarification - What is independent living. • With us being the most affordable, who we accept as independent living. • Why we are the most affordable. • What options/payments we accept.(Medicade/care, VA, Rent Control, Section 8) • Aging in place philosophy. • Independent living/Home Health.

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Apex Express Car Wash Best Car Wash We would like to thank you for voting us the Best Car Wash in the Permian Basin! We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional value and world class customer service. We are also committed to making a difference in our community and partnering with nonprofit organizations such as the Permian Basin Rehab Center, United Way of Odessa, Food2Kids, YMCA and others. Apex Express Car Wash is a proud member of the national WaterSaversÂŽ

program. As a proud member, we

expectations and strive for excellent customer satisfaction. We love seeing our community on our 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 responsibilities osmosis conserve is important, atmosphere. water by using to the system for so we make Apex Express environment a spot-free an average sure your Car Wash very seriously. rinse. of 80% less vehicle is sincerely water to wash We use At Apex cleaned appreciates the most your vehicle Express thoroughly, your business than washing advanced Car Wash, yet quickly. and support washing it at home. we are very Our conveyor in helping equipment We also diligent in our is oversized us become prevent water and ecoprocesses to and designed the preferred friendly pollution by ensure that all to deliver car wash in routing used chemicals to of our systems a speedy, the Permian water through gently clean are working superior Basin. Stay and polish a treatment effectively wash. You tuned for our process prior your vehicle. to ensure will not waste new locations In addition, to returning our guests valuable time; coming soon! we use the it to our consistently just pull up, environment highest receive the and let us do quality water highest and the work for by softening community. quality wash you. As a member and then on every We are purifying our visit. We also committed of this water through understand community, to exceeding a reverse we take our that your time your


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Charles Terry Construction Co. Best Roofing Contractor I am overwhelmed with this honor. Best of the Basin – The Readers’ Choice Award best roofing contractor confirms Charles Terry Roofing is the greatest. No one does it better. I have to tell you… BLAH BLAHHH BLAHHHH… Let’s get right to the real truth. We get this award because we follow Sears and Roebuck’s old rule of thumb. “The customer is always right!” I know we can’t please all of the people all of the time, but no one— and I mean no one—tried any harder than we do. I’m Charles Terry, and it’s my philosophy that I believe makes us successful. It’s very simple: I treat you the same way I would want to be treated if I were the customer buying from me. How hard is that to do? Sometimes it is very costly. We run a lot of volume and occasionally our pudding will have a

mistake in it. We check the ingredients and see what went wrong at no cost to my customer. We are a roofing company and do the following things: - We roof houses and commercial buildings. - We build metal buildings of all kinds. - If you want to build your own metal building or you are a contractor building metal buildings, we manufacture the skin for the building’s walls and roofs. We also manufacture metal to put on residential homes, and we sell to the public. Just give us a call, and we will walk you through these projects with ease. Your GPS will bring you right to our front door at 17 Kerry Road. On a more interesting note, Jewel Junior (JJ) will be introduced to you in television commercials just as soon as she stops chewing up, covering up, digging

up, barking and wee weeing whenever and wherever she pleases! I’m going on 65 years of age, and this is my very first puppy! (Did you hear a little whimper?) FREEEAAAKKKYY! JJ is a Kerry Blue Terror! I’m sorry, did I say TERROR? I meant Terrier of course. My day starts at 5:30 a.m. or earlier…or later… depending on her mood.

There are no weekends for me. Every day is JJ day! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s teaching me just as fast as she can, and soon I will know exactly what she wants me to do on command! I love her to pieces. She was born on Valentine’s Day, and we picked her up on my mother’s birthday. She is quickly filling the hole

left in my heart from losing Jewel, and I am very thankful for her. For all of you pet lovers out there, get ready to meet my new best friend. She will be coming to you via satellite, radio, television and newspaper soon. I hope she makes you smile like Jewel did. Thank you for your vote and making us the recipient of this coveted award.

We appreciate you so much. If you are receiving the Odessa American Newspaper, you’re within our working area so give us a call at 432-520-6943 or go visit us online at charlesterryconstruction. biz. Sincerely, Charles and JJ Terry


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Cinergy Cinemas Best Movie Theater

Cinergy’s New CinemaEntertainment Center will feature 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 new 90,000 foot complex is located at 8250 E HWY 191 and will open late October this year. Cinergy Odessa featuring EPIC will boast 10 stateof-the-art auditoriums, 18 lanes of upscale bowling with sophisticated design and seating, a full-service bar, billiard tables, a fullyloaded game floor with more than 110 interactive, virtual, and video games, redemption store, premium dining options, a multilevel Laser Tag arena, Sky Walker with a zip line (a gravity-defying, black light overhead ropes course), and multiple event rooms. Auditoriums will showcase

large wall-to-wall screens, enhanced JBL sound, and luxury electric recliner seating with attached swivel trays. This location will also include a Cinergy EPIC (“Experience Perfection in Cinema”) auditorium, Cinergy’s premium large-format auditorium. “Our new location will exceed 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 with plans to expand into all auditoriums. 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, I believe this is the future of the movie going experience,” states Jeffrey Benson, Cinergy’s CEO. Cinergy

Entertainment will be 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.

Alldredge Gardens Best Lawn Service Thank You Permian Basin for Voting Us AGAINBest Lawn Service- Alldredge Gardens Alldredge Lawn and Garden Center is recognized as being the premier one – stop- shop 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 and 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. The extensive variety of numerous plants, flowers and trees in stock, leave many people in disbelieve 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. We at Alldredge Garden want 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!” With our motto, “More than A Garden Center,” within all divisions they employ professional staff such as horticulturists and licensed landscape technicians capable of performing the quality work reflective of artisans of the trade. 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 & cleaning out flower beds

Tree, shrub & plant maintenance Landscape design Tree service Seasonal color rotation with bed maintenance Garden supplies & accessories Fertilizing & identifying any yard problems Installation of irrigation Swimming pools Outdoor kitchen design At our garden center, customers can find pretty much anything to make the gardening experience successful. We make this experience for you to allow your patio and deck an inviting extension of your home. Alldredge Garden offers unique, top of the line, high quality outdoor furniture. Alldredge Gardens • 3300 Fairgrounds Rd. • Midland (432) 682-4500 • alldredgegardens.com


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KMID Best TV Station

KMID looks a little different. And, that’s a good thing. Local 2 News (KMID) remains the longest-running TV station in the Permian Basin, and its commitment to West Texas strengthened following the launch of a brand new HD studio in December 2015. The station underwent a major makeover and moved to the west side of Odessa last year. It upgraded to the latest, stateof-the-art television equipment from new cameras to a new set, and an entirely new high-tech newsroom. For the first time in its history, the station is no longer broadcasting from its dome-shaped studios near the Midland International Air and Spaceport; a location where KMID originated in 1953.

The newscasts now exhibit a creative flair that sets them apart from traditional styles. “The mobility of our cameras and our anchors, paired with the aesthetics of our new set, really allows us to deliver critical local information in a unique way,” Tyler Thomason, Local 2 News Director, says. The entire Local 2 News team was thrilled to learn that Odessa American readers chose them as the Best TV Station in the Basin. “A big thank you to the viewers,” Horace Brown, Local 2 Chief Forecaster, says. “It is truly an honor to be chosen.” Brown, a Midland native, has been with the station since 1984. “To know that we’re providing the sort of content that they

want to see is terrific,” John Mayer, Local 2 Meteorologist, says. “If we can continue to improve on our product, then I know the sky’s the limit!” “Our number one job is to inform the public of what is happening in the Permian Basin,” Stephanie Sobic, Local 2 Evening Anchor, says. “Thank you to the viewers who invite Local 2 News into their homes every day and make us part of their lives.” You can see the upgrades at Local 2 News for yourself any time. The station welcomes groups and individuals for tours of its new studio. Local 2 News airs weeknights at 5 and 10, as well as 10 p.m. on weekends. Local 2 News Good Day airs weekday mornings from 5-7.

American Home Improvement Best Home Remodeling

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 and getting to know our customers”. The American Home Improvement team truly values their customers – They want to say Thank You. We invite you to come out to our magnificent showroom at American Home Improvement, which is conveniently located between Midland and Odessa. 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 full-sized 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 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. THE INSTALLATION 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! 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! Product Warranties… All of our major products come with a “Manufacturers Limited Lifetime Warranty”. Contact our showroom

Please continue to let us be of service to you.

• Window & Siding • Shutters • Arbors • Sunrooms & Patios • Screenrooms • Awnings


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John’s Corner Best Nursery/Greenhouse

Gardeners are different from most people – a little more laid-back, a little more aware of their connection with the earth. John Blamey of John’s Corner has been in touch with the earth and the people who till it for more than 48 years with 17 of those years in Odessa, first as manager of Mike’s Garden Center, and, for the past nine years, as owner of John’s Corner. “I personally order all the plant material that we sell and

Judy’s Bonding Best Bail Bondsman

Some things change, but our location hasn’t. We’re still located under the big orange canopy at 113 E. 4th St. by the big longhorn on the corner of 4th and Grant. Judy’s Bonding has been in the same location since day one in 1979. Offering a “service only” type of business, you have to be really good at what you do or you don’t survive in that market. We’re here to tell you we have overcome and outlasted the economy, the local political elections and changes in our judicial system with old laws being tweeked and new laws being made. Judy’s Bonding started with an apple crate for a desk and two old goats at the helm (Tom & Judy). It was a used, but very nice apple crate. In time the furniture came, the employees came and little by little the business grew. Even back

then, Judy had the same drive and determination she maintains today. Tom was instrumental in growing the business with his no fear attitude. Knowing the ins and out of any business comes with experience, and experience is what we have and lots of it. Judy started her career with Herman Lawyer . When Herman sold out to Ike Isaacs, Judy continued with Ike’s Bonding. After years with Ike, Judy and Tom struck out on their own and started Judy’s Bonding. Our staff continues to keep us afloat and the office running. We offer over 100 years of experience in the bonding business and try to maintain a high quality of service. Like so many other businesses, it’s better to know us and not need us than it is to need us and not know us. We are

available 24 hours a day to service your bonding needs in Ector, Midland and other surrounding counties. We also make out-of-state bonds using Bankers Insurance Company so don’t be afraid to leave town because our lights are always on. Thanks to all of you who have put your trust in us in your time of need. We would like to say to all of you who took the time to vote us “Best” in the Best of the Permian Basin 2016 Reader’s Choice “Shucks”! You’ve made us mighty proud. Last but not least, we want to acknowledge and give thanks to those who have served and are now serving in our United States Military. May God Bless you and yours and God Bless America!

base my buying on the quality of the material first and foremost,” John says. “I know what grows and what doesn’t in our area and what plant might be difficult.” John’s Corner offers quality merchandise at a fair price including plants, trees and shrubs, soil conditioners and mulches, and organic or chemical solutions. “Our trained staff will be happy to answer your questions and advise you as to what type

of plant grows best in your conditions,” John says. John and his staff want their customers to succeed whether they’re planting something that’s new to them, planning a landscape, or dealing with insects and weeds. “It’s gratifying to hear their success stories,” John says. “We’re conveniently located right at the corner of 42nd Street and Dixie,” he adds. “Stop by and see what we have to offer.”


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Liz Wright Best Bank Teller SouthWest Bank is where we go to do business with people we trust, and they are committed to providing customers with the absolute best service possible. This rings true with teller Liz Wright, who you voted Best Teller in the Permian Basin. “I have been in banking for 36 years and have always loved being in the teller line because I get to be the one who interacts with customers every day. I love being around people and getting the opportunity to meet new people as well as developing long term relationships with customers.” Liz truly enjoys taking care of customers, meeting the needs of each one personally and knowing they feel like part of the family. “One of the best things

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about working at SouthWest Bank is my co-workers at the branch on 8th street along with other colleagues in Odessa, Midland and Lubbock.” “I would like to thank the readers of the Odessa American for voting me ‘Best Teller in the Permian Basin’ for the second year in a row! I would also like to thank my fellow employees

at SouthWest Bank for their support. I feel very honored and grateful for this award, and once again, thank you to everyone who voted for me.” You can visit SouthWest Bank at any of their locations in Odessa, Midland and Lubbock. For more information, visit https:// southwbank.com.


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Manuel’s Tortilla and Tamale Factory Best Tamale

In 1946, Manuel and Rufina Gonzalez opened the Odessa’s very first tortilla factory called Odessa Tortilla & Tamale Factory. They opened with only a single row J.C. Ford tortilla machine and a hand crank tamale machine and produced two items: corn tortillas and pork tamales… Thus began the journey that now spans 71 years and 3 generations. In the beginning, corn was cooked in #3 washtubs, steeped overnight, washed by hand and then ground on a small Molino. The tortillas were made early in the morning and delivered to

restaurants in time for lunch. In order to sell their tortillas, Manuel would show the cooks how to make enchiladas, tacos and chalupas. This authentic Mexican cuisine was the absolute hottest thing introduced in Odessa! The tortilla factory continued to grow and expand so much that Manuel and Rufina decided to open their own restaurant. Manuel’s Crispy Tacos Restaurant was the first Mexican food restaurant to specialize in Mexican food, and it proved to be a successful idea. The restaurant

used all of the products made in the factory and the excess would be sold to other restaurants and grocery stores. Looking back at the successes Manuel and Rufina Gonzales achieved, now it’s easy to see he was a true visionary, gifted innovator and extraordinary entrepreneur. In 1971, Manuel

E. Gonzalez III and his wife purchased the business from Manuel Gonzalez, Jr. and moved to a 6,000 square foot building to accommodate its growth. With their tamales in high demand, especially around the holidays, Manuel’s takes advantage of the large production space producing

frozen vacuum packed tamales to ship to their customers! You can now order frozen products online or stop by the factory to purchase the fresh, warm and delicious tamales and tortillas. Manuel’s Tortilla and Tamale Factory would like to thank everyone who voted them Best

Tamales in the Permian Basin. They know the choice is yours, and they’re proud to have kept the family tradition in Odessa, TX. You can call today at (432) 305-0357, stop by 1915 E. 2nd Street in Odessa or visit their website at www. manuelstamales. com.


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Brooks Landgraf Best Politician Republican State Representative Brooks Landgraf is a conservative breath of fresh air in the often tumultuous world of politics. However, Landgraf will be the first to tell you, while many 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 greatgrandfather 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 practices law at Todd, Barron, Thomason, Hudman & Baxter, 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,

Nutrition Bunker Best Nutrition Store Nutrition Bunker is a locally owned and operated Nutrition store in the Permian Basin. The owners were born and raised in West Texas and understand our community. Owner Erica Gomez was born in Odessa and raised in Midland, and her husband, and co-owner, David Gomez is from Andrews. Nutrition Bunker offers a “trustworthy” experience which is why they have longtime customers who have trusted them with their health needs. Nutrition Bunker is very selective in the products they carry. They are in business for the customer, so they keep their prices low because at Nutrition Bunker, they know you cannot put a price on your health. Nutrition Bunker caters to everyone and anyone. No matter your health and fitness goals, they have a product and solution to help you. They offer sports and health nutrition, as well as fitness wear and accessories. What separates Nutrition Bunker from big chain stores is their expert customer service

and vast selection of products. The staff is well trained with a wealth of knowledge. They do not pressure anyone to buy because they do not work on commissions. They are more interested in the need of each individual customer and take the time to know you in order to best suit your needs. Erica loves hearing from her customers how they have changed their lives by helping them get healthy and stay healthy. She wanted the Permian Basin to know, “I realize this is a reader’s choice award and we at

Nutrition Bunker are deeply grateful for this honor.” Erica and David would like to thank the Permian Basin for choosing them Best Nutrition Store, and they are truly humbled and honored. They would also like to thank their team for working so hard every day. Nutrition Bunker has 2 locations to serve you: Parks Legado Town Center, 7270 E. Highway 191 Suite 218 and 2423 N. County Road West. You can also find them on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/ Nutritionbunker/?fref=ts.

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 even praised Brooks for his “tireless efforts” and leadership in the 2015 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 oil-and-gas industry. On top of it all, Brooks is unfailingly engaged in the West Texas community and constantly interacting and listening to his constituents. “Whether I’m listening to their opinions on their front porch as I was campaigning doorto-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. After handily winning the Republican nomination in the March primary, Brooks has been hard at work preparing for the next legislative session, which begins in 2017.

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Rep. Landgraf acknowledges there are challenges ahead. “With the downturn in energy commodities, the state of Texas will have to tighten its belt, just like every family in the Permian Basin is doing,” Landgraf said. After the state’s first legislative priority of passing the biennial budget, Brooks aims to address school finance and reform onesize-fits-all tests that do nothing to prepare Texas schoolchildren for college or the workforce. 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,” Landgraf said. “Shelby and I want to instill the same love and sense responsibility in our daughter.”


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Sewell Ford Best New & Used Car Dealership Best New & Used Salesperson

Sewell Ford has a deep Texas history beginning in 1911 in Arlington and spreading all the way to the Permian Basin. Their honesty, integrity and friendly reputation has earned them Best Dealership in the Permian Basin 10 times… and counting! One of the reasons Sewell has been so successful is they understand that everyone sees value differently. They make sure to bring something of value to every single customer. Sewell has begun construction on a new, state-ofthe-art facility opening at Parks Legado in 2017. This is going to absolutely transform the dealership experience in West Texas, providing

customers with a better place to do business. Sewell Ford also has a massive collision center spanning 25,000 square feet, so they can get your vehicle back on the road quickly. When you buy from Sewell, they understand that while your car is being serviced, you still need to get to work, football practice and school. Because of that, you will be provided a loaner car, at no charge, whether you bought the vehicle at Sewell’s New or Preowned Center. Sewell Ford has the largest parts team in West Texas with 33 Ford Factory Certified team members.They are dedicated to providing infallible service to the Permian Basin with a 90% filler rate on all

parts, so there is less waiting time. A unique aspect of Sewell Ford is the ability of salespeople to give you a great perspective on a new or used car. Sewell definitely has the nicest preowned vehicles in the area spending around $1,500.00 per unit to recondition them, so they are cleaned and serviced when it is time for you to purchase. Team Sewell has a reputation of honesty and integrity. You can feel confident they will recommend what is in the customer’s best interest and take care of you throughout the entire process. Sewell Ford is so successful in the new and used car business, because of highly trained individuals that make up their

sales team.They are the heartbeat of the dealership. For the third year in a row, Brandon Utley has won the Reader’s Choice for Best in the Basin! Brandon has been with the Sewell Company for 10 years, and continues to thrive alongside his wife Kara. They enjoy working for a company with exceptional leadership, and they appreciate that Sewell always backs up what they promise. Brandon has a clear understanding that when leaders treat their employees well, it trickles down to the staff treating the customers well. Brandon and Kara feel that a customer should not feel defensive when looking for a vehicle.They should enjoy the experience and

the Utley’s believe that you are more than a customer, you’re a friend. The Utley’s will bend over backwards to ensure they fulfill every promise they make to you. Because for them, you are not just buying a car, you are also building a relationship. They have many repeat customers who send many more referral customers, because Brandon and Kara do not approach business with a personal agenda. They approach their business first and foremost in developing a relationship with the customer and assessing the needs of that customer. With this course, the relationships they have built with the customer and their families are long lasting. The Sewell Family of

Companies, along with Brandon and Kara Utley, all have the same vision: With support from the entire team, everyone will enjoy coming to work every day and in turn, everyone takes excellent care of their customers. Sewell Ford would like to thank the Permian Basin for supporting them through the decades and for the many years to come. Brandon Utley humbly stated, “We would like to thank God for being so good to us and thank our awesome clients who keep coming back and trusting us with their friends and family. We are looking forward to being your friends in the car business.”


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Odessa Pumps Best Oil & Gas Service Company Odessa Pumps & Equipment has been serving Odessa for more than 35 years as a leader in providing solutions, parts and machining. They are happy to announce they are now a one stop solution for rotating and process equipment, engineering design, installation, fabrication, distribution and service with DistributionNOW! With 16 full-service locations in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana, Odessa Pumps not only has a state-of-the-art machine shop for remanufacture and repair, they now also provide pipe, valves, industrial supplies, tools and safety products and so much more. Odessa Pumps & Equipment, a DistributionNOW company, is proud that they have the ability to not only repair and generate machines, but they also offer rotating and

Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring Best Carpet Store

Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring is proud of the honor of being awarded “The Best of the Basin” year after year. This award is special to the Paul Evans staff as it reflects the sentiments of the many great customers Paul Evans has been privileged to serve over its 29-year history. Paul Evans attributes their long term success to two key elements: offering an outstanding selection of flooring values in all price ranges and delivering superior service to every customer. We have employees that have been with Paul Evans for many years and who have deep knowledge of every flooring type from carpet to tile, to

hardwood and vinyl flooring, Paul Evans seasoned staff loves working with each customer whether that customer is buying a whole house of flooring or only a single room. While flooring styles have changed greatly over the past 29 years, Paul Evans commitment to providing great flooring values has remained constant. The Paul Evans staff is constantly on the lookout for new flooring trends and works hard with top manufacturers to ensure that Paul Evans is able to offer the latest new looks at the very best price. The staff at Paul Evans also understands that community involvement is a key to success in

the Permian Basin and continually seeks to draw positive attention to our area and especially to downtown Odessa. Recently Paul Evans raised a huge Texas flag to draw attention to the recently announced downtown revitalization effort, and this 30’ x 50’ flag has quickly become a wellknown landmark. Owner Jeff Russell and all of the Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring team would like to thank everyone who voted them “Best in the Basin” and would like to invite everyone to come downtown, do some shopping, and see their Texas flag. God bless our community and God Bless Texas!

processing equipment which expands their capability as well as their territory. Odessa Pumps & Equipment enjoys being a huge part of our community. They sponsor events that support the American Cancer Society, parks and recreation, city and with events spanning throughout the Permian Basin. Odessa Pumps is proud to be a part of Odessa and loves supporting our community every chance they get.

This year at the Permian Basin International Oil Show, Odessa Pumps/ Power Service will have 2 booths to serve you in building G and inside the coliseum. Make sure you come out and enjoy the Oil Show! Odessa Pumps & Equipment would like to thank the Permian Basin for their continued support and for voting them Best Oilfield Service Company in the Basin!


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Odessa Area Outdoor Gun Range Best Shooting Range

Owing the Odessa Area Outdoor Gun Range is incredibly rewarding. My personal favorite part is that it’s not really like work at all. Yes its work, and hard work at times, but it’s also fun. It’s a special business model with lots of freedom. I get to shoot stuff and blow stuff up everyday if I want to. Not many people can do that at their job. But aside from me personally, our favorite part of the business is in serving the community. We take pride in making shooting accessible, safe, and fun regardless of your skill level, experience, skin color, physical condition, or any other discriminatory factors. We just want everyone outdoors and shooting. What makes Odessa Area Outdoor Gun Range unique is service and variety. We take pride in having a full professional staff eager to meet the needs of our customers. One thing you will find unique about any successful business is a desire of all employees to fully meet the needs of their customers. When employees go out of their way to accommodate and satisfy, that’s an experience that is not soon forgotten by the customer. That is the experience that we strive for on a daily basis. We want to not just be staff persons but friends, helpers and teachers to all of our customers. The other thing that makes us unique is our variety.

We have many shooting options available. We not only have static shooting on a firing line, which we have in abundance, but we also have practical / tactical shooting while moving, clay shooting, archery, paintball, speedball, and something very unique we are calling the Tactical Combat Scenario. All of us at the Odessa Area Gun Range would like to thank all Odessa American readers for voting us the best shooting range of 2016. It is truly an honor. We are a grassroots shooting club built from the ground up with blood sweat and tears. No bank loans, no investors, no corporate atmosphere or policies. If you haven’t made it out yet or are skeptical of what we have going on, then we encourage you to take a trip out and see us or give us a text or a phone call at 432-352-3496. We will be happy to answer any questions no matter

how silly they may seem. Remember that we take pride in making shooting accessible for anyone interested, especially those who so often think there are invisible barriers between themselves and owning a gun or shooting a gun. It’s not just firearms that we deal with; we encourage archery, airsoft, and paintball at our facility as well. We just want people outdoors, being active, breathing fresh air, putting down the phones and the tablets and screens for a little while. The last thing we would like to mention is that as a thank you to our US Military all present and former servicemen and women get memberships at 50% off and all police, fire, and EMS get memberships for 33% off. This is not a limited time sale, this is our policy. Thanks again for voting us the best shooting range of 2016!


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Dr. Khavar J. Dar, MD Best Physician

Having trained in internal medicine for 6 years in the UK, Dr. Dar elected to pursue a career in the USA. He obtained further training in internal medicine at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and received fellowship training in pulmonary & critical care medicine at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. During his three year training in New York City he had the opportunity to participate in clinical trials involving gene therapy for a variety of disorders, including cystic fibrosis, under the supervision of Dr. Ronald Crystal. Dr. Dar brought his expertise to Odessa and has been in private practice since 1999. He has grown to love the city and its friendly inhabitants and intends to ultimately end his career in this great city. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of

Dr. Khavar J. Dar, MD Chest Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians. Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director of Critical Care Medicine at Odessa Regional Medical Centerand has clinical privileges at Medical Center Hospital. He has a keen interest in teaching and supervises Texas Tech residents in the critical care units at Medical Center Hospital.Although a large proportion of his practice consists of specialty care, he enjoys caring for patients with general medical problems with a particular focus on preventive medicine and age management

medicine. In addition, Dr. Dar has an interest in exercise physiology and is certified by the American College of Sports medicine as a clinical exercise specialist. He enjoys conversing with his patients and his excellent bedside manners are one of the reasons for his loyal patient base. He has an avid interest in amateur astronomy and astrophotography. On his rare days off, he can be found at dark sky sites pursuing his hobby. Of his many accomplishments during his life he regards raising his three beautiful daughters as his greatest.


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Reznik Orthodontics Best Orthodontist Best Employer (Less than 100 Employees)

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST ORTHODONTIST! We are overjoyed and blessed by this honor. Our patients are very special to us! Reznik Orthodontics is a family based practice of three board certified orthodontists that has been treating the great people of West Texas since 1978. At Reznik Orthodontics they take pride in forming lasting relationships with their patients and love treating families through generations. Drs. Michael, Derek and Megan Reznik utilize nearly 60 years of combined experience to work together to build a custom treatment plan in order to ensure their patients receive the highest level of care. Their

vision is to deliver healthy beautiful smiles by combining a great patient experience with cutting edge quality care. They have a knowledgeable and professional staff who create a calm friendly atmosphere that makes their patients feel comfortable. At Reznik Orthodontics, they truly care for each patient as an

individual. Reznik Orthodontics offers several options for helping you achieve your goal of having a beautiful confident smile, from traditional and clear braces to Invisalign™ clear aligners and lingual braces. They work with patients of all ages and stages of life and recommend that children visit

an orthodontist starting around the age of 7 to ensure the oral cavity and jaws are developing properly. Initial consultations as well as follow-up growth monitoring visits are complimentary. The team at Reznik Orthodontics prides itself in providing excellent orthodontic care and continually strives to improve

all aspects of the patient experience. They have recently added an intraoral scanner which quickly and digitally scans the teeth, thus eliminating the need for most orthodontic impressions. The patients love this new technology that makes their experience with braces easier and more comfortable.

The family atmosphere starts at the front desk and continues throughout the office. As a father/ son/daughter-in-law team, the doctors make family a priority that extends to all members of the staff. Most of the staff are long term employees and all are dedicated to the practice. The team members take pride in their work and think of what they do as not just a job, but a chance to truly make a difference in the lives of so many in the West Texas community. The mind-set of family priority and teamwork is what makes Reznik Orthodontics a wonderful place to work.


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Security Bank Best Bank

Excellence. Convenience. Stability. Solutions. Security Bank is proud to have provided our customers an exceptional banking experience since 1928. Security Bank currently has 12 locations across Texas, primarily in the western region, and is headquartered in downtown Midland. From higher - thanaverage interest rates on personal checking accounts to innovative treasury management services, Security Bank has an array of solutions for both consumers and business owners. Our commitment is to always consider your financial needs when offering our products. As the leading provider of small business

solutions, our focus is to help you and your business succeed! Security Bank is also dedicated to local nonprofits, schools, and many other community organizations. In 2015, Security Bank’s Solutions Team invested over 3,700 volunteer hours in the communities we serve. Most recently, Security Bank was recognized for the LIFE award (Leaders in Financial Education) by Texas Bankers Association for investing time and providing employees to teach financial

education for various organizations and individuals of all ages! Security Bank is not only dedicated to customers, but to our communities so that they may thrive. Security Bank also places a strong emphasis on creating a positive working environment for employees. We were founded on the bedrock principles of Relationships, Integrity, and Professionalism that would be carried out by every leader, manager, and employee, whether working with customers

or co-workers. Security Bank’s mission states, “We will be extraordinarydelivering solutions with absolute integrity and extreme professionalism while building deep, meaningful, life-long relationships.” Consequently, Security has been consistently ranked one of the “Best Companies to Work For in Texas” and “Best Banks to Work For”. Our strong roots were established in 1928 in the city of McCamey, Texas at the onset

of the Great Depression. At that time, a group of local investors realized a vision to help McCamey and the surrounding community overcome what was clearly one of the most tumultuous times in the history of the United States economy. Security Bank withstood the instability of that era and proved to be an institution of compassion, character, and tenacity. Since then, the bank has continued to endure the changes the market has incurred. It

remains one of the oldest financial institutions in West Texas and perhaps the state. When you are part of the Security Bank family, you will always encounter a dedicated relationship team that is committed to your success. Visit us online at www.mysbank. com or stop by one of our branches and experience the Security Bank difference! We look forward to serving you and becoming your financial partner.


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Dr. Joseph C. Morgan, DPM Best Podiatrist At Permian Basin Foot and Ankle, Dr. Joseph C. Morgan, DPM, provides comprehensive care to treat foot and ankle problems. This all-in-one foot care center offers a wide variety of conservative and surgical options for foot and ankle needs. Dr. Morgan treats all foot and ankle diseases and conditions including heel pain, bunions and hammer toes. He also treats ankle sprains, foot and ankle fractures, sports injuries, diabetic feet, and much, much more. Dr. Morgan treats feet and ankle problems for children, adults, and geriatrics. Dr. Morgan enjoys getting to meet and help a diverse population of people. His friendly and caring staff makes their office extremely comfortable for

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everyone. He offers a unique combination of podiatric medical expertise with warm, friendly service with leading-edge technology that makes his patients and their feet happy! His office works very hard to allow patients to have appointments in a very timely manner. Dr. Morgan is thankful for the continued confidence his referring doctors and his patients have in his professional expertise. He thanks

the Permian Basin for voting him as the Best Podiatrist. You can call Dr. Morgan for an appointment today at (432) 614-1799 in Odessa . He is also pleased to announce the opening of a new Midland office with the addition of Dr. Justin Brown joining our practice. For more information about Dr. Morgan, visit their website at www.permianfoot. com or look us up on facebook at Permian Basin Foot & Ankle.


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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. In addition to nearly 40 open concept floor plan options, the company offers home buyersincluded features such as granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, top of the line, water-conserving products from Kohler®, Frigidaire Gallery® appliances, and 10-foot ceilings in the entry way, kitchen and family area of most floor plans. 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

Tejas Shooting Sports Best Gun Shop

This great country has blessed us with many liberties, one being “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms…” Tejas Shooting Sports is the perfect place for you to exercise that right offering firearms, ammunition, firearm accessories, reloading equipment and components. It is literally a one-stop shop for all of your firearm needs. Tejas Shooting Sports understands not everyone feels comfortable firing a gun, so they offer classes and private lessons to help

you through the process. They offer basic handgun classes, license to carry classes as well as intermediate pistol classes. The Tejas team believes in promoting the gun culture in a positive light beginning with safety and seeing shooters gain a sense of empowerment as they progress in the sport. Tejas also has exciting news: In just a few short months, they will be opening the ONLY indoor gun range in Ector County, and you will definitely want to check that out!

Tejas Shooting Sports not only focuses on gun safety and training, they are also very much involved in the community. The Tejas family understands without the Permian Basin community, they wouldn’t be a success for the past 35 years. Kim and the rest of the gang at Tejas Shooting Sports would like to say a huge thank you for voting them Best Gun Shop in the Permian Basin! They will continue to strive to be the best and live up to the honor.

Homes’ North Park community range from 1,300 square-feet to over 2,500 square-feet. North Park is conveniently located at 100th Street and Andrews Highway and feeds into esteemed elementary school, Barbara Jordan Elementary School. Betenbough Homes is an employee-owned company committed to build, serve and impact the communities it calls home. Betenbough Homes’ employees are passionate about building superior quality homes, serving each person they come in contact with to the best of their ability, and positively impacting their communities in such a way, they are transformed for the better. Betenbough Homes is the recipient of the 2013 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award for a lifetime of public service and is continuously recognized by Builder magazine as one of the top home builders in the nation. Betenbough Homes has

partnered with a number of Permian Basin organizations whose missions align with that of the company, and has given to these nonprofit organizations through community grants and marketing sponsorships. Partners include Honor Our Troops, Education Foundation of Odessa, 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, Compass Academy Charter School, Ector County Greater Works 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 safe trick-or-treat events.


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Janette Garcia Best Nurse

Janette Garcia, RN, BSN, received her associate degree in nursing from Odessa College and then proceeded to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Nursing at the same institution and intends to pursue a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has completed her education while working full-time as an office manager and nurse with Dr. Dar, and working as a parttime registered nurse at Odessa Regional Medical Center. She is extremely focused on her career and being a wonderful mother, setting an example for her two bright young daughters, Marissa and Clarissa, to follow. She is a member of the Honor of Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International and American Nursing Association. She has completed training in aesthetic medicine including Botox

Ervin Plumbing Best Plumbing Service

Ervin Plumbing has been serving the Permian Basin for over 80 years! Eight decades of good old fashioned hard work. Through the many booms and bust of the Permian Basin over the past 80 years, Ervin Plumbing has remained consistent in their dedication to their customers. “Our customers are our success.” The business, which offers air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and water well repairs, was started by Tom Ervin way back in 1934. After Tom Ervin past away in 1957, two of his sons Joe and Jerry took over the business and operated it together until Joe retired in 1974. At that time, Jerry’s wife Connie came on board to help him run the business. The husband-and-wife duo ran the business until they retired at the beginning of 1983 and

passed it on to the next generation. Brother and sister, Tommy Ervin and Norlene McBride, continue to operate the business today. Since 1934 and through all the generations, “We continue to operate Ervin Plumbing with the mindset of fairness and honesty” says Norlene. Both Tommy and Norlene said that retaining their customer base, which includes some customers that have been with them for up to 60 years, has been an extremely high priority both in and out of the boom. Customer Jan Maynard says: my mom and dad, Ruth and Marion Adams, used Ervin Plumbing for at least 32 years. They have to be the best in the west for many! They are honest.... kind......fair.....get to the house in record time. When you deal with

ERVIN, you are dealing with friends... When you deal with ERVIN... No worries!!!!! We are proud to have them on our side. Even with our current economy, we are so blessed with business right now. When you have plumbing or air conditioning problems, most need same day attention. Our goal is to serve our customers as soon as possible. Our customers and our employees are our greatest assets and we are so fortunate to have them both. Ervin’s two locations, 900 N Grant Odessa and 432 Andrews Midland, are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their service department can be reached 24-hours a day. Remember, if water goes through it, we do it. So call Ervin Plumbing and “let us get you out of the fix you’re in.”

Janette Garcia and dermal filler administration. On completion of her training as a family nurse practitioner, she intends to continue her career in an outpatient setting with a focus on women’s health and aesthetic medicine. Her long term plans include pursuing a doctorate in nursing and a career in teaching. Janette’s many attributes include her attention to detail and a superb work ethic. As an office manager she is required to juggle several responsibilities each day, while providing excellent care to her patients. She is thorough in her evaluations and has the

patience to talk to her patients, address their many problems, and ensure their satisfaction with the care provided. She is an integral part of Dr. Dar’s team and is admired by physicians and her peers alike. She is an excellent role model for those seeking a career in nursing, and for her office staff. The clinic is currently accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling (432) 332 5557. Dr. Dar and Janette Garcia would like to thank our patients for voting them the best in the Permian Basin.


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Kelly K. Wenger, FNP Best Nurse Practitioner My favorite part of being a family nurse practitioner is being able to treat and take care of the whole family; from infants and children, women’s and men’s health, as well as geriatrics for our aging population. My profession provides me an opportunity to use all of my training and knowledge on a day to day basis. What I love about by practice and what makes it unique is being able to provide quality healthcare to every member of your family. This gives me a chance to make life a little easier when it comes to the medical needs for entire families in the Permian Basin. The availability I have to listen to my patients and treat their individual needs is another very unique aspect to my family practice. I would like to personally thank everyone for their vote of confidence in me as their personal family medical provider. I am a native Odessan and graduated from Permian High School

Dana D. Taylor Best Attorney Family law cases stress spouses, parents, and children. Maneuvering the courts and the legal process feels overwhelming. With legal representation by Attorney, Dana D. Taylor, families can face divorce and other family law cases with confidence and calm. “I devote my entire practice to family law,” Dana said. “Clients need and deserve an attorney who focuses on one area of law. I found my calling in family law when I was in law school, and I have since dedicated my entire career to family law.” Dana graduated Texas Tech University School of Law in May 1999, and she has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since November 1999. Dana is a born-and-raised Odessan; she graduated from Odessa High School in 1988. She then attended Odessa College and later graduated from Texas Tech University in May 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. “After graduating law school, I returned home to my roots and to my family,” Dana said. “I wanted to establish my law practice here. I am privileged to have practiced in the Permian Basin legal community for 17 years.” Dana practices in the areas of divorce, child custody, child visitation, and child support, enforcement or modification of existing court orders, and adoption. She practices primarily in Odessa, Midland, and the outlying counties. “I have the honor of helping my clients through some of the worst times of their lives,” Dana said. “My clients trust

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me with the outcome of their lives and their children’s lives. I take that trust seriously, and I give all I have to my cases.” Dana is pleased to announce the addition of Legal Assistant, Geraldyn Kenimer, to the law practice. “Geraldyn joined me in June 2015. She quickly became an invaluable and integral part of the practice. She is a passionate, intelligent Legal Assistant who bonds with clients, and who clients trust to see them through every step of the legal process.” Geraldyn, also a native Odessan, graduated Permian High School in 2008. She earned a certificate in Business Accounting in 2012 and is a member of the National Bookkeepers’ Association. Geraldyn is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Odessa College. She is a current member of Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Dana joins the Odessa College team this Fall as an Adjunct Instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program. “I am so excited to become

a part of Odessa College,” Dana said. “My Father, Dr. Don Taylor, was a PhD Chemist who taught at OC for more than 30 years. I grew up on the OC campus, and now I’ve come full circle to be an Adjunct Instructor.” Dana has been a credentialed Mediator since 2006, and she served as Chair of the Ector County Appraisal Review Board for three terms from 2012 to 2015. Dana married fellow local attorney, Bret Mansur, in March 2016. Dana and Geraldyn invite and welcome consultations with new clients. “We have a friendly, opendoor relationship with clients,” Geraldyn said. “We listen to the client; we explain the legal process in understandable ways; and we strive to provide a highquality legal representation.” This year marks Dana’s third Best of the Basin “Best Attorney” win. She was honored to win Best Attorney in 2014 and 2015. “I feel that I owe the thanks to my clients,” Dana said. “A sincere thank you to each and every one of you.”

in 1988, attended Odessa College and graduated from Angelo State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I then continued my education to graduate with my Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Family Practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2009. I have been practicing in Odessa doing Family Practice for 7 years now, and I am happy to be right here in my home town. I enjoy being able to give back to the community I love. I feel privileged to be a part of the medical community in the Permian Basin. I am very appreciative of everyone who voted, and I appreciate all of your referrals.

That is my greatest compliment. I am very honored to be voted the best nurse practitioner in the Permian Basin. I would like to thank everyone for their vote of confidence in me and your continued support. I would also like to thank all of my patients at Maria ColeKelly Wenger Family Practice for allowing us to care for your family’s medical needs. You can call Maria Cole-Kelly Wenger Family Practice for an appointment at (432)580-7320. For more information for Kelly Wenger RN,FNP-C, visit the website www.mcfnp. com or find us on Facebook (Maria Cole, FNP & Kelly Wenger, FNP, Family Practice).


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Trower Realtors Best Real Estate Firm Trower Realtors has a great reputation for going the extra mile to help every client get the home that is best suited for them and their family. They offer services in residential sales and commercial sales as well as relocation assistance. On top of that, they have a dedicated property management team for all your leasing needs. Trower Realtors is a long established family business with a deep commitment to their community and its people. The Trower family of agents love helping Odessans realize the dream of owning a home,

Dr. John Mark Weaver, DDS Best Dentist 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 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 is privileged to have a staff that works with folks of all ages to ensure they receive a comfortable and caring atmosphere.

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. Call (432)3622202 today for an appointment to get quality care for your dental needs.

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while providing top notch service every step of the way. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated every day, we all need an experienced professional that fully understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. Trower Realtors does not only sell homes; their family of

agents provide security and peace of mind. Trower Realtors thanks the Permian Basin for their continued loyalty, and they look forward to building relationships between our family and yours!


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Dr. Dave Davidson Best Chiropractor Dr. Dave Davidson at West Odessa Chiropractic does not consider his job as work because he has been doing what he loves for almost 30 years. He thoroughly enjoys engaging with his patients not only when they are in the office, but also when he sees them around town. Dr. Davidson finds it incredibly satisfying to be able to help people get rid of their pain in order to make their lives easier. West Odessa Chiropractic Clinic services are very diversified in order to meet the many painful conditions we all face. Dr. Davidson treats sports injuries, headaches, pain from car accidents as well as overall wellness care. He treats patients with

the most minor to the most severe conditions. Also offered are different types of therapies, DOT physicals and weight loss programs. Dr. Davidson and the entire staff at West Odessa Chiropractic Clinic want to thank the Permian Basin for a wonderful 30 years and for voting them Best in the Basin. Dr. Davidson said, “I have been blessed with an amazing community, family and staff that have supported me.

The appreciation of my patients has made my job very fulfilling. I thank God every day that He has allowed me to do the work that I love.� For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call West Odessa Chiropractic Clinic at (432) 332-7882 or go by 1319 W 22nd Street. You can also find information on their website at www. drdavidsonchiro. com.


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