DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051522-PUBLIC SAFETY RECRUITING EVENT FIELD TO SHIELD

Odessa, Texas/May 15, 2022-Odessa Fire-Rescue and the Odessa Police Department held their First Annual Field to Shield recruiting fair. Both first responder agencies invited Ector County ISD Juniors and Seniors and the entire community to come out to Odessa City Hall and see various life-saving demonstrations and techniques. 

(Fire Chief John Alvarez- Odessa Fire Rescue-Odessa, Texas)

The Fire Technology Department at Odessa College offers classes and training in firefighting and EMT certification for students seeking a career as a first responder.

(Rockiey Juarez-Captain-Odessa Fire Rescue/Instructor-Odessa College Fire-EMT Technology)

The Odessa Police Department displayed the SWAT TEAM armored vehicles, the mobile high tech Command Center and the Odessa Police Department’s Crime Scene Unit. ECISD High School students had the opportunity to talk OPD Officers and ask questions.

(Matt Davidson, Deputy Chief of Field Operations-Odessa Police Department) 

For more information go to the City of Odessa website at: www.odessa-tx.gov 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051222)-CHRISTOPHER HENDERSON ARRESTED AT WHATABURGER ON 8TH ST

Odessa, Texas/May 12, 2022-On Tuesday, May 10th, at around 9:30am, an African-American male in this early 30’s entered the Whataburger on East 8th street in Odessa and began yelling expletives at customers and Whataburger kitchen and counter employees. The African-American male began yelling at the female Whataburger employees telling them in graphic detail what he wanted them to do with is penis.
The Mayor of the City of Odessa Javier Joven was with his father, Joe Joven and other members of the Hispanic community as well as a reporter with DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS inside the 8th Street Whataburger at the time of the incident. The Afican-American did threatened to leave and return to kill everyone inside the Whataburger. Mayor Joven and his father were in a booth when the terrorist threats were made.,
(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa)
The African American male exited the restaurant and confronted two elderly Hispanic males in their late 60’s early 70’s, and assaulted one of the elderly males.
(Sip Perez, Assaulted by African-American male)
The Odessa Police Department arrived on scene at about 10am, and arrested Christopher Henderson, 37-years-of-age on a single lane street behind the Whataburger. Christopher Henderson was charged with Injury to an Elderly Person.
At this time, Mr. Perez and Whataburger at the East 8th location and others that witnessed the threat plan to file charges.
For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051122)-BLACK MALE THREATENS TO KILL PEOPLE AT WHATABURGER

Odessa, Texas/May 11, 2022-On Tuesday, May 10th, at around 9:30am, an African-American male in this early 30’s entered the Whataburger on East 8th street in Odessa and began yelling expletives at customers and Whataburger kitchen and counter employees. The African-American male began yelling at the female Whataburger employees telling them in graphic detail what he wanted them to do with is penis.
The Mayor of the City of Odessa Javier Joven was with his father, Joe Joven and other members of the Hispanic community as well as a reporter with DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS inside the 8th Street Whataburger at the time of the incident. The Afican-American did threatened to leave and return to kill everyone inside the Whataburger. Mayor Joven and his father were in a booth when the terrorist threats were made.,
(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa)
The African American male exited the restaurant and confronted two elderly Hispanic males in their late 60’s early 70d’s, and assaulted one of the elderly males.
(Sip Perez, Assaulted by African-American male)
The Odessa Police Department arrived on scene and arrested the African-American male know at the time as Chris on a single lane deadend street behind the Whataburger.
(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa)
At this time, Mr. Perez and Whataburger at the East 8th location and others that witnessed the threat plan to file charges.
For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(050922)ODESSA CITY COUNCIL 2ND PUBLIC HEARING ON REDISTRICTING

Odessa, Texas/May 9, 2022-The Odessa City Council held the 2nd  and final public hearing on redistricting at Monday’s work session. The City Council’s demographer presented a demographics report on the summary of the 2020 census, and also presented redistricting maps for Plan A and Plan D adopted by the Odessa City Council. 

(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council-At Large) 

Redistricting is the revision or replacement of existing electoral districts, resulting in new districts with different geographical boundaries. The basic purpose of redistricting is to equalize population among districts. 

(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council-At Large) 

During the public hearing on redistricting, Gene Collins and JoAnn Davenport-Littleton and other members of the African-American voiced their opposition to the redistricting maps of Plan A & D 

(Joann Littleton, Community Activist) 

Joann Littleton and other African American residents believe that the demographer skewed the district numbers in favor of the city council leaving out input from minority residents of Odessa. 

(Joann Littleton, Community Activist) 

The Odessa City Council will soon vote on which plan to adopt, either at the next work session or upcoming city council meeting. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(050722)-FORD ASSET GRADUATION CEREMONY/OC SEWELL AUTO TECH

Odessa, Texas/May 7, 2022-The Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training also known as ASSET celebrated the first class of graduates to complete this two-year specialized training. 

(Colin Sewell, The Sewell Family of Companies) 

Odessa College Automotive Technology students began their training in August of 2020 during the COVID pandemic, graduated Friday evening, May 6, 2022 at the OC Sewell Auto Tech located at 2425 East 8th Street. 

(Colin Sewell, The Sewell Family of Companies) 

The students alternate between learning in the classroom and gaining hands on experience at a Ford or Lincoln Dealership over a 24-month period. 

(Colin Sewell, The Sewell Family of Companies) 

Students who successfully complete the two years in the program, will have earned an Associate’s Degree, valuable in-dealer experience and Ford certifications. 

(Dylan Balerio, Ford ASSET 2022 Graduate-OC Sewell Auto Tech) 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera