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Last Updated on Aug 4 2021, 3:53 pm CDT
Current Conditions: Fair with Haze
Wind: NE at 4mph
Heat Index: 85°F
COVID inpatient numbers as of 9:00 a.m.
48 COVID patients in-house
We have 5 vaccinated COVID patients. NONE of them are in Critical Care or on a ventilator.
The ages of COVID patients ranges from 15 to 78. Age breakdown below:
<18 = 1
18-30 = 4
31-40 = 4
41 -50 = 8
51-60 = 8
61-70 = 13
71-80 = 10
COVID patient list (from outside of Ector County) includes 1 from Andrews, 1 from McCamey. The rest are from Odessa/Ector County.
The Odessa Police Department is still accepting qualified applicants for the 27th Session of the OPD Citizens Police Academy. The twelve week academy begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9pm.
The program is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and covers different divisions each week. There are no fees for the classes.
Registration forms are available online at www.odessapd.com and may be emailed to email@example.com or submitted in person at the Odessa Police Department. The registration deadline is Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. or until the session has been filled.
Washington, DC – Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) delivered this week’s Republican Address from West Texas on the many crises facing our nation. The American people need leadership, and President Biden and the Democrats in Congress are promoting policies that are setting our country back.
“Every American can feel this hurt at the gas pump, grocery store, and at nearly every commercial retailer. The answer can’t be more spending,” said Congressman Pfluger. “Yet, the Biden Administration’s keeps rolling out trillion-dollar packages—chock full of socialist and Green-New-Deal policies—as if the pockets of taxpayers are an endless piggybank for Democrats to keep digging into.”
Midland Health, Healthy City and
Christmas in Action are partnering
together to provide a Community Fridge.
The Community Fridge will be serving the
needs of the local community with fresh
fruits and vegetables to support those
who may be experiencing food insecurity.
The fridge provides an accessible way for
underserved Midland County residents to
obtain whole foods and information on
healthy lifestyle choices.
Together we are taking a step to bridge
the gap for better health.
Join us for the launch of the Community
Fridge on August 5 at 1 PM located at 500
S. Lee Street.
Representatives from Midland Health,
Christmas in Action and Healthy City will
For more information, visit
Midland College Debuts New, Student-Created Podcast
Students will debut the first episode to Midland College faculty and staff at convocation Monday, August 16 at 8 a.m. at Chap Center on campus. Media also welcome to follow the students while recording and editing their next episodes
Note to Media: The following link is an edited video of the students recording and brainstorming for the podcast, it is handout if you would like to use it. If you’d like the raw contact Stacey Hewitt, firstname.lastname@example.org (432) 685-4771
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August 4, 2021 – Midland has a brand new, locally produced podcast residents can listen to wherever they get their favorite episodes and stories! Just search “PTK Perspectives.”
The podcast is the brainchild of students in Midland College’s (MC’s) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Chapter. It is a podcast by students, for students that explores starting an education, striving towards success and navigating the ups and downs of being a student.
“We want this podcast to help students move into their adult lives,” PTK member, MC student and Early College High School student, Caleb Goillandeau said. “We hope to jump start their political, academic, professional and civic lives with our topics and inspiring guests. There are resources at the College and in the community to help every step of the way. It will be good for the community to be reminded of these resources as well. ‘Adulting’ is not as hard as it seems to be sometimes.”
The students will be debuting the first episode and presenting the idea to the MC community at MC’s Employee Convocation Monday, August 16 at 8 a.m. at Chap Center on campus. The podcast is part of PTK’s “College Project,” an annual challenge outlined by the national PTK organization. It encourages students to engage in opportunities to give back on their college campuses.
“This podcast is such a unique undertaking,” MC Government professor and PTK advisor Dr. Terry Gilmour said. “The majority of podcasts that are made here in Midland are from churches and religious organizations. PTK Perspectives will fill the hole by centering on issues important to this community and MC students.”
The first episode features MC College President, Dr. Stephen Thomas. He speaks candidly about everything from Covid on campus to when he thinks he will pass the baton to a new College President.
“I was really impressed by these students,” Dr. Thomas said. “They came prepared with questions and were extremely professional. MC has never had something like a podcast before, and I think it is a great idea. These students will learn a lot about relevant and timely issues, our campus and the Midland community.”
Future planned episodes and guests include:
PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges. It recognizes and encourages scholarship by providing opportunities for leadership development and service.
MC students must have a 3.5 GPA and a minimum 12 hours towards an associate degree to become members. Typically, 300 MC students meet these eligibility requirements. Benefits include recognition at commencement with regalia, the seal of PTK placed on students’ college diploma and notation of membership on students’ college transcript. PTK members also have access to $48 million in scholarships — $1 million in competitive scholarships through the PTK Foundation and more than $46 million in transfer scholarships to over 850 four-year colleges.
MC’s chapter is continually recognized nationally and internationally. The chapter was named a 2021 REACH Chapter for excelling in membership development, and this past April, PTK International named the Midland College chapter as one of the top 100 chapters worldwide. They are also one of the top 10 chapters in Texas.