DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061218) – MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CRIME OF THE WEEK

Midland Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for committing the following burglary in Midland County. The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a business which occurred on April 27, 2018 in the 6000 block of State Hwy 349. The person(s) responsible broke the window to the front door and made entry to the business. Taken during the burglary were the following firearms; one Beretta 9mm, one American Firearms 1911 .45, one Ruger Security 357 Magnum and one Beretta CX4 Storm 9mm. The weapons are valued at approximately $3,000. While inside the business the person(s) also stole $3,700 cash and a check for over $900. If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information about it or the suspect involved, we ask you to call Midland Crime Stoppers at 694-TIPS. You may also leave a secured tip online at midlandcrimestoppers.com. Your information is important to us and you will remain anonymous because no caller ID is ever used.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061218)-ESCORT OF FALLEN WEATHERFORD FIREFIGHTER ANDY LOLLER

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 12, 2018 – ON MONDAY, JUNE 11TH THE ODESSA FIRE RESCUE AND THE ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HONORGUARD HELD A SPECIAL PROCESSION IN HONOR OF FALLEN WEATHERFORD FIREFIGHTER ANDY LOLLER. (DAVID DILBECK, CAPTAIN-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HONORGUARD) “THERE’S A CERTAIN TRADITIONS THAT WE DO IN THE FIRE SERVICE, AND WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT’S DONE FOR THEM, JUST LIKE WE WOULD WANT FOR OURSELVES.” ANDY LOLLER SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE BATTLING FIRES IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS. LOLLER WAS AIR-LIFTED FROM THE FIRE SCENE AND TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, WHERE HE PASSED AWAY IN FLIGHT. (CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE, ODESSA, TEXAS) “HE PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR HELPING OUT ON THOSE FIRES OUT OF FORT DAVIS AND EVERYTHING. SO, YES, ABSOLUTELY THE COMMUNITY IS ALWAYS GONNA PULL FOR ANY FIRST RESPONDER THAT HAS BEEN INJURED OR KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.” APPROXIMATELY 15 FIRE FIGHTING DEPARTMENTS FROM WEST AND EAST TEXAS WERE PRESENT FOR THE PROCESSION TO TARRANT COUNTY. THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC UNIT ASSISTED WITH ESCORTING ANDY LOLLER FROM MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL TO I-20. (DAVID DILBECK, CAPTAIN-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HONORGUARD) “THERE WILL BE A FIRE FIGHTERS POSITION AT EVERY OVERPASS BETWEEN HERE AND TARRANT COUNTY OFFERING THEIR CONDOLENCES AND RESPECTS TO THE FAMILY.” ODESSA FIRE RESCUE EXTENDED A HELPING HAND WITH ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE VISITING FIRE CHIEF FROM WEATHERFORD AND FIREFIGHTERS OF THE TEXAS INTRASTATE FIRE MUTUAL AID SYSTEM STRIKE FORCE, ALSO KNOWN AS TIFMAS. (CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE, ODESSA, TEXAS) “THE FIRE CHIEF FROM WEATHERFORD WAS ALSO ABLE TO COME DOWN AS WELL. THE HONOR GUARD FROM WEATHERFORD WAS HERE. SO, AGAIN WE JUST TRIED TO COORDINATE WITH THEM. TRY TO HELP THEM, HELP THEM MEET THEIR NEEDS THEY’VE GOT.” THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061218)-JUDGE RON ECKERT RESIGNS-JUDGE DEBI HAYS SWEARING IN

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 12, 2018 – DURING THE REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE, RON ECKERT ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION. THE RESIGNATION WAS PART OF THE AGENDA ON MONDAY’S JUNE 11TH MEETING. (RON ECKERT, FORMER ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE, ECTOR COUNTY-CITY OF ODESSA) “I’VE ENJOYED SERVING THE PEOPLE OF ECTOR COUNTY. IT’S BEEN MY GREATEST HONOR AND PRIVLEDGE. I THINK WE WERE ABLE TO ACOMPLISH QUITE A BIT FOR THE CITIZENS OF ECTOR COUNTY.” RON ECKERT WAS ELECTED ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE IN OCTOBER 2015 AND RESIGNED SIX MONTHS BEFORE HIS TERM WAS OFFICIALLY UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN DECEMBER 2018. HIS DECISION TO RESIGN WAS FOR THE SAKE OF HIS FAMILY AND FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY AS GENERAL COUNCIL AND VICE PRESISENT OF AN OIL AND GAS SERVICE COMPANY IN MIDLAND. (RON ECKERT, FORMER ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE, ECTOR COUNTY-CITY OF ODESSA) “I HAVE TO LOOK IN TO THE BEST INTEREST MY FAMILY. THIS OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF. NOW, I WAS OFFERED THIS JOB FIRST BACK IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. AND I STAYED TO TRY TO GET SOMETHING DONE WITH THE COURTHOUSE, AND I FELT LIKE I HAD MOVED IT FAR ENOUGH DOWN THE LINE TO WHERE THERE WAS MOMENTUM TOWARD A SOLUTION.” AT 5:00PM ON JUNE 11TH, THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY AS DEBI HAYS WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE BY 446TH DISTRICT JUDGE SARA KATE BILLINGSLY. (DEBI HAYS, NEW ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE) “I AM HONORED AND SPEECHLESS. THE JOY IN MY HEART THAT I FEEL, THAT THIS ROOM WAS FULL OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE HERE TO BEGIN THIS JOURNEY WITH ME, AND THAT THEY ARE SO MUCH A PART OF IT ALONG WITH EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN OUR ENTIRE ECTOR COUNTY, I JUST APPRECIATE EVERYBODY SO MUCH.” ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE DEBI HAYS SAYS THAT SHE’S EXITED AND READY TO GET STARTED WITH THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTY. (DEBI HAYS, NEW ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE) “THE BUDGET IS THE FIRST THING ON MY PRIORITY, THEN WE WILL START LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN COMMUNICATE TO THE COUNTY ABOUT THE NEW TAX, SALES TAX INICIATIVE PROGRAM ROLLING THAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.” “AND OF COURSE, THE COURTHOUSE. THE COURTHOUSE IS STILL AN ISSUE ON THE FOREFONT. WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT HOW TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.” JUDGE DEBI HAYS BELIEVES IN AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY. ANYONE WHO HAS IDEAS OR WANT DISCUSS ISSUES ARE WELCOME TO CALL. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061018) – NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT EVENT IN ODESSA, TEXAS

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 10, 2018 – MAYOR DAVID TURNER, OFFICIALS FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA, AND VOLUNTEERS FROM COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONS GATHERED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH TO WORK ON IMPROVING A NEIGHBORHOOD IN CENTERAL ODESSA. SEVEN HOUSES LOCATED AT CENTER AND PATTON, WERE SET FOR REVITALIZATION. IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE PAINTING, MINOR REPAIRS AND LANDSCAPING. (DAVID TURNER, MAYOR, CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS) “OUR CITY OF ODESSA PEOPLE OUT HERE, WORKING ON THE ALLYS, TAKING BULKY ITEMS, AND DOING WHAT WE CAN.” MAYOR TURNER PLANS TO REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHT THE CITY. AND INVITES INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERNCE IN ODESSA. (DAVID TURNER, MAYOR, CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS) “WE NEED TO MODLE SERVICE FOR THE YOUNGER PEOPLE. IT’S O.K. TO TAKE A SATURDAY OUT OF THE YEAR MAYBE TWO SATURDAY’S AND GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE IT REALLY PAY DIVIDENS IN THE END.” STUDENTS FROM LOCAL THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE PATTON STREET NEIGHBORHOOD. (ASHLEY JARAMILLO, STUDENT, VOLUNTEER) “IT’S GOOD TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED, JUST LIKE IF YOU’RE IN NEED, I WOULD HELP YOU) (ARMANDO CALANCHE, STUDENT, VOLUNTEER) “IT FEELS GOOD, AND I’M HAPPY TO DO IT FOR THEM.” THIS REVITALIZATION IS PART OF THE ADOPT A BLOCK PLAN FOR THE CITY OF ODESSA. SUPPLIES WERE PROVIDED BY KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL AND A GRANT FROM THE UNITED WAY. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EDUCATION AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) “WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THIS, WE WANT TO COME IN AND HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD TAKE OVER, YOU KNOW MAINTAIN IT. SO, WE ARE EMPOWERING THEM TO TAKE OVER.” APPROXIMATELY 70 VOLUNTEERS SIGNED UP TO HELP ON SATURDAY’S REVITALIZATION PROJECT ON PATTON STREET. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EDUCATION AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) “THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONS. WE HAVE NALCO, COVIA. WE HAVE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE: YPO, YOU KNOW. SO, WE HAVE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL.” IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL AT 432-335-4686 FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061018) – TWO ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 10, 2018 – TWO SUBJECTS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A 25-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. EARLY MORNING OF MAY 27, 2018, DEPUTIES RECEIVED A CALL REGARDING A FEMALE THAT HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE VICTIM TOLD DEPUTIES THAT SHE HAD ALSO BEEN PUNCHED IN THE FACE, AND THE TWO SUBJECTS FORCED THEMSELVES ON HER IN A SEXUAL NATURE. THE ASSAULT OCCURRED IN THE 3800 BLOCK OF GOLDENROD IN GARDENDALE, AND THE SUSPECTS WERE KNOWN BY THE VICTIM. LINDSEY PHILLIPS, 23-YEARS-OF-AGE AND AARON WIEST, 30-YEARS-OF-AGE, WERE ARRESTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 7, 2018 FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT, FELONY 2 AND BOTH WERE RELEASED FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH, ON 20 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS

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