DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF(122917)-PRECINCT 3 CONSTABLE-MIDLAND COUNTY ARRESTED

MIDLAND COUNTY/DECEMBER 29, 2017 – TODAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017 AT 11:00AM THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED A STATE JAIL FELONY WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF PRECINCT 3 CONSTABLE JEFFREY ROWLAND, 34-YEARS-OF-AGE FOR THE CHARGE OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.

THIS WARRANT WAS THE RESULT OF AN INVESTIGATION BY THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AFTER A COMPLAINT WAS RECEIVED REGARDING DAMAGES DISCOVERED TO THE MIDLAND COUNTY PATROL UNIT ASSIGNED TO CONSTABLE ROWLAND.

THE TOTAL MONETARY DAMAGES TO THE PATROL UNIT AMOUNTED TO OVER $2,800.00 SHERIFF GARY PAINTER CONTACTED CONSTABLE ROWLAND AND ADVISED HIM OF THE WARRANT AND ASKED HIM TO TURN HIMSELF IN. CONSTABLE ROWLAND VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED HIMSELF TO THE MIDLAND COUNTY JAIL THIS AFTERNOON.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF(122817)-DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR U. S. SENATE HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 28, 2017 – BETO O’ROURKE, U.S. DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSAN FOR THE 16TH DISTRICT AND CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE HELD A TOWN HALL MEETING IN ODESSA AT THE GERTRUED BRUCE HISTORICAL CULTURAL CENTER. VARIOUS TOPICS WERE DISCUSSED INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT, HEALTHCARE AND IMMIGRATIONS.

IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THERE ARE APPROXIMATLEY 200,000 DREAMERS. CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE SAYS IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO PASS THE DREAM ACT PROTECTING THE CHILDREN OF UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS, WHO BROUGHT THEM TO THE U.S. ILLEGALLY.

(BETO O’ROURKE(D), U.S. CONGRESSMAN, DIST. 16, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATOR-TX)

“IF WE DON’T PASS THE DREAM ACT, WHICH INSURES THAT THEY CAN STAY HERE IN OUR COMMUNITIES IN OUR STATE AND IN OUR COUNTRY, WE ARE GOING TO LOSE THEM FOREVER, TO OTHER COUNTRIES, OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND WE’LL LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY PRESENT TO THE UNITED STATES, SO WE GOT TO PASS THE DREAM ACT, AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO WORK WITH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALIKE.”

CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE SAYS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE AVAILABILITY TO GET HEALTHCARE, TO SEE A DOCTOR AND TO GET MEDICATIONS ALL AT A REASONABLE COST, IF NOT THIS COULD CAUSE A NEGATIVE AFFECT IN THE COMMUNITY AND LOCAL ECONOMY.

(BETO O’ROURKE(D), U.S. CONGRESSMAN, DIST. 16, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATOR-TX)

“WHEN YOU’RE NOT HEALTHY ENOUGH TO GO TO SCHOOL OR TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY OR GO TO WORK. NOT ONLY ARE YOU WORSE OFF, BUT THE COMMUNITY IS WORSE OFF; YOU’RE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.”

THE TOWN HALL MEETING WAS FULL TO CAPACITY WITH STANDING ROOM ONLY.  MANY OF THE ATTENDEES EXPRESSED HOPE THAT BETO O’ROURKE WILL BE THE NEW DEMOCRATIC U.S. SENATOR, DISTRICT 16.

JOANNA WELLS, DEMOCRATIC CHAIR FOR ECTOR COUNTY SAYS THAT WITHIN A TWO – YEAR SPAN THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN THE COUNTY.

(JOANNA WELLS, DEMOCRATIC CHAIR, ECTOR COUNTY, TEXAS)

“THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE GREW THREE PERCENT HERE IN ECTOR. AND WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THAT IS, THAT IT’S NOT NECESSERALY NEW POPULATION, THEY ARE SIFFENING OFF FROM THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF IT; THEY’RE GOING THIRD PARTY OR THEY’RE VOTING DEMOCRAT.”

EARLY VOTING BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 20, 2018 AND ELECTION DAY IS MARCH 6, 2018

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF(122617)-CARLOS TALAMANTES ARRESTED

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 26, 2017 – ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017, AT APPROXIMATELY 9:19PM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO MUSIC CITY MALL PARKING LOT AT 4101 EAST 42ND STREET, IN REFERENCE TO A ROBBERY.

A 39-YEAR-OLD FEMALE HAD BEEN ASSAULTED BY HER EX-BOYFRIEND, IDENTIFIED AS CARLOS ENRIQUE TALAMANTES, 35 YEARS-OF-AGE. THE COMPLAINANT ADVISED OPD OFFICERS, THAT, WHEN SHE EXITED HER 2012 CHEVY CAMERO, TALAMANTES PINNED HER DOWN AND RESTRAINED HER RIGHT ARM, BEFORE TAKING HER CELL PHONE, SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CONFIRMED THE COMPLAINANT’S ACCOUNT

ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 300 BLOCK OF ANN STREET IN REFERENCE TO A STALKING INVESTIGATION. OFFICERS MADE CONTACT WITH THE SAME 39-YEAR-OLD COMPLAINANT, WHO ADVISED OFFICERS THAT TALAMANTES HAD “KEYED” HER CAMARO, AND SLASHED ALL FOUR TIRES OF THE VEHICLE. AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS OBSERVED TALAMANTES SLASH ALL THE TIRES OF THE CAMARO.

THE COMPLAINANT ALSO INFORMED OFFICERS THAT SHE HAD FILED SEVERAL POLICE REPORTS AGAINST TALAMANTES, AND THAT SHE FEARED FOR HER LIFE.

CARLOS ENRIQUE TALAMANTES WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ROBBERY “2ND DEGREE FELONY AND STALKING “3RD DEGREE FELONY.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS (SPOTLIGHT) HOLLEY VERRETT, ARTIST 2 0

HOLLEY VERRETT, AN EDUCATOR AND ARTIST, BEGAN DOING WOOD ART WITH HER FATHER WHEN SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL 15 YEARS AGO.

WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL, HOLLY SUFFERED A MINOR INJURY IN THE AREA OF HER WRIST AND DECIDED TO FOCUS ON WOOD ART INSTEAD OF WOOD CARVING.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“I DO AN ART CALLED PYOGRAPHY. IT’S NOT VERY COMMON. IT SEEM LIKE, PEOPLE REALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT’S THE ART OF WOOD BURNING. ‘PYRO’ – MEANING FIRE. ‘GRAPH’ – AS IN ‘TO WRITE’.”

THE TIME THAT IT TAKES TO CREAT OF PIECE OF WOOD ART VARIES FROM ONE HOUR TO FOUR OR FIVE HOURS AND SOMETIMES DAYS.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“IT REALLY DEPENDS OF THE PIECE AND THE DESIGN AND THE SIZE. SOME OF THEM ARE VERY DETAILED, AND THEY CAN TAKE ME DAYS. THE PORTRAITS USUALLY TAKE A LOT LONGER. BUT THER WAS A PIECE THAT I DID TODAY IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS.”

HOLLY USES A SEVERAL TOOLS. SHE USES A WOOD BURNING IRON, AND LARGE PROFESSIONAL BURNER, THE VARIOUS WOODS AND SUPPLIES ARE PURCHASED FROM LOCATIONS, LIKE HOBBY LOBBY AND ON LINE AT WALNUT HOLLOW.COM.

(HOLLEY VERRETT, PYROGRAPHER)

“MY FAVORITE IS CEDAR, BECAUSE IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL AROMA, AND THE END PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTLY GORGEOUS.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE OR HAVE A CUSTOM PIECE OF WOOD ART GO TO ‘HOLLEY-WOOD ART’ ON FACEBOOK OR EMAIL HOLLY AT: HOLLEYWOODART@YAHOO.COM.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF(ARREST OF THE DAY/122617)-BRADEN PORTER

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 26, 2017 – ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:50PM, OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE 2200 BLOCK OF EAST 14TH STREET IN REFERENCE TO AN ASSAULT VICTIM.

OFFICERS MADE CONTACT WITH A 59-YEAR-OLD MALE AND HIS SON, IDENTIFIED AS BRADEN PORTER, 25-YEARS-OF-AGE. OFFICERS WERE INFORMED BY AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THAT BRADEN PORTER HAD STRUCK HIS FATHER REPEATEDLY IN THE RIGHT LEG, KOCKING HIS FATHER TO THE GROUND. PORTER’S FATHER SUSTAINED LACERATIONS ON HIS LEFT EYE AND RIGHT LEG.

OPD OFFICERS ATTEMPED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH PORTER; HE SHOUTED PROFANITIES AT THE OFFICERS, AND BEGAN TO EVADE OFFICERS BY JUMPING INTO THE BACKYARD OF A NEARBY RESIDENCE. OFFICERS QUICKLY APPREHENDED PORTER AND CHARGED HIM WITH RETALIATION “3RD DEGREE FELONY”, ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURY “CLASS A MISDEMEANOR AND EVADING ARREST OR DENTENTION “CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.” MORE CHARGES OF RETALIATION WERE ADDED, AFTER PORTER STATED TO THE OPD OFFICER “I’M GOING TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU LIVE”, WHILE AT THE ECLEC-JAIL.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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