DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102719)-DPS SEEKS HOMICIDE SUSPECT FROM PECOS, TEXAS

PECOS,TEXAS/OCTOBER 27-THE TEXAS RANGERS ARE SEARCHING FOR ARTHUR ORTIZ GALLEGOS WHO IS WANTED FOR A MURDER THAT OCCURRED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00PM IN REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS. GALLEGOS WAS LAST SEEN ON FOOT IN THE 800 BLOCK OF SOUTH MESQUITE IN PECOS. HE HAS TIES TO THE MIDLAND-ODESSA AND LUBBOCK AREAS, AND MAY BE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE TO MEXICO. ARTHUR ORTIZ GALLEGOS IS 5 FEET 6 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 210 POUNDS. HE HAS MANY TATTOS ON HIS ARMS AND NECK, WITH THE NAME ‘’ROSA’’ UNDER THE ROSE ON HIS NECK, THE LETTERS “EME” ON TOP OF HIS LEFT HAND AND TATTOOS COVERING HIS ENTIRE SCALP. GALLEGOS IS BELIEVED TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A SEMI AUTOMATIC HANDGUN, AND HE HAS NO KNOWN VEHICLES. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF GALLEGOS, CONTACT THE PECOS POLICE STATION AT 432-445-4911 OR CALL PECOS CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-445-9898 TO LEAVE ANONYMOUS TIP. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHAND ARTHUR ORTIZ CALLEGOS, HE IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEW.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102519)-TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS REVERSE JOB FAIR AT ODESSA COLLEGE

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 25, 2019-TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES HELD A REVERSE JOB FAIR IN THE ZANT COMMUNITY ROOM AT THE SAULBERRY CENTER AT ODESSA COLLEGE. THIS PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWS PERSONS WITH DISABILITES TO INTERVIEW BUSINESS FOR EMPLOYMENT. A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WILL DO ANY TYPE OF WORK THAT IS WITHIN THEIR SKILL SET AND STRENGTHS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE WORKFORCE THE STATE OF TEXAS INITIATED THIS PILOT PROGRAM IN SIX REGIONS THAT TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS REPRESENTS. THE GOAL OF THE REVERSE JOB FAIR IS TO LOOK AT THE ABILITES AN INDIVIDUAL HAS, AND NOT THE DISABILITES. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102419)-5TH ANNYAL RECYCLE FASHION SHOW REHERSALS-INVITE

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 24, 2019-KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS 5TH ANNUAL RECYCLE FASHION SHOW AT THE NEW MARRIOTT HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN ODESSA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH. THIS YEARLY FUNDRAISER HELPS TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT CLEAN. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR-KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) THE 28 FASHION SHOW MODEL PARTICIPANTS PERFORMED A DRESS REHERSAL IN ONE OF THE BALLROOMS AT THE MARRIOTT, SHOWCASING THEIR RECYCLED FASHIONS. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR-KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) 100 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BENEFIT KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS THAT HELP THE COMMUNITY. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR-KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ONLY A FEW $85 DOLLAR TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102319)-CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION TRAINING-OPA 19

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 23, 2019-THE ODESSA POLICE ACADEMY 19 HELD ITS FORENSIC TRAINING AT THE GARAGE BEHIND THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. RECRUITS LEARNED VARIOUS EVIDENCE GATHERING AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES (JOE DURON, RECRUIT-ODESSA POLICE ACADEMY 19) RECRUITS LEARN HOW TO INVESTIGATE AND PROCESS A SCENE ON THEIR OWN, USING PHOTOGRAPHY, FINGERPRINT KIT AND OTHER TOOLS THEY WILL CARRY IN THEIR POLICE VEHICLES. (GABRIELA CARRASCO, RECRUIT-ODESSA POLICE ACADEMY 19) PAT HARRIS VETERAN CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN HAS OVER 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, AND PASSES ON HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO THE RECRUITS. (PAT HARRIS, VERTERAN CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102119)-RED RIBBON WEEK KICK-OFF PEP RALLY AT ECISD

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 21, 2019-ECISD KICKED OFF THE ANNUAL RED RIBBON WEEK WITH A PEP RALLY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st AT THE ECISD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. (CPL. STEVE LESEUER, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER-ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT) THE RALLY FEATURED THE CHOIR FROM BOWIE MIDDLE SCHOOL, COMENTARY FROM ECISD POLICE AND PERFORMANCES BY THE PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL DRUM SQUAD AND DANCE ROUTINES FROM THE PHS PAWS. (DR. SCOTT MURI, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AT ECISD) RED RIBBON WEEK BEGAN IN 1985 TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF DEA AGENT ENRIQUE “KIKI” CAMARENA, WHO WAS TORTURED AND KILLED WHILE WORKING UNDERCOVER IN MEXICO EXPOSING DRUG CARTELS. RED RIBBON WEEK IS A REMINDER TO PARENTS AND TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ON CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND FAMILIES. (SARA HINSHAW, COALITION COORDINATOR-MIDESSA ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COALITION) THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE GOING TO VARIOUS SCHOOLS IN THE ECISD DISTRICT DURING RED RIBBON WEEK TO EDUCATE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN ON THE DANGERS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(101819)-ODESSA HISPANIC CHAMBER & HISPANIC HERITAGE OF ODESSA

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 18, 2019-THE ODESSA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD ITS ANNUAL BANQUET AT THE MCM FUNDOME HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, THE NEW ODESSA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD WAS SWORN IN BY ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE GRIFFIS. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA, THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRST RESPONDERS AS WELL AS THE LOCAL HISPANIC AND NON-HISPANIC BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATED IN THE ANNUAL EVENT. (ARNULFO MARTINEZ, CEO/PRESIDENT-ODESSA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) DR. SCOTT MURI, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AT ECISD WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER. DR. MURI SPOKE ON THE GOALS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS TO IMPROVE THE SCHOLASTIC EXPERIENCE FOR ECISD STUDENTS. DR. SHANTHI THANGAM, MD WAS AWARDED THE “OUTSTANDING MEMBER” AWARD FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY, AND TO THE HISPANIC BUSINESS ECONOMY, THOUGH HER JEWELRY STORE-RS JEWELLERS LOCATED IN THE SANTA FE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER IN ODESSA. (DR. SHANTHI THANGAM, MD, RECIPIENT- “OUTSTANDING MEMBER” AWARD) THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY HAS EMBRACED AND ADOPTED SHANTHI THANGAM AND HAS CRISTENED HER WITH A NEW NAME. (DR. SHANTHI THANGAM, MD, RECIPIENT- “OUTSTANDING MEMBER” AWARD) OTHER AWARDS WERE PRESENTED AS WELL AS A SILENT AUCTION. THE ODESSA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET IS PART OF THE GRAND FINALE OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN CONJUCTION WITH HISPANIC HERITAGE OF ODESSA. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF THE HISPANIC ORGANIZATION HELD THEIR FINALE AND DINNER AT THE HALFTIME BAR AND GRILL, A MAJOR SPONSOR, LOCATED ON ANDREWS HIGHWAY IN ODESSA. (LILIAN MARQUEZ, PRESIDENT-HISPANIC HERITAGE OF ODESSA/HISPANIC ART ASSOCIATION OF ODESSA) SEVERAL EVENTS ARE PLANNED IN NOVEMBER TO FINISH OUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2019. AND PLANS ARE UNDER WAY FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2020. (LILIAN MARQUEZ, PRESIDENT-HISPANIC HERITAGE OF ODESSA/HISPANIC ART ASSOCIATION OF ODESSA) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(101719 )-ABIGAIL ARIAS SWORN IN AS HONORARY POLICE OFFICER

MIDLAND, TEXAS/OCTOBER 17, 2019- 7 YEAR OLD ABIGAIL ROSE ARIAS, WHO HAS TERMINAL CANCER LANDED AT MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL AND SPACE PORT, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH TO VISIT MIDLAND AT THE INVITATION OF THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE HONOR GUARD ALONG WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM AROUND WEST TEXAS AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WELCOMED ABIGAIL, HER BROTHER, MOM AND DAD AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SMALL DELEGATION. (SGT. MARGARITA STRAHAN, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) ABIGAIL AND HER FAMILY WERE CHAUFFEURED IN A STRETCH LIMO WITH A POLICE ESCTORT TO CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH IN MIDLAND FOR A SPECIAL CEREMONY. (SGT. MARGARITA STRAHAN, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) ON FEBRUARY 6, 2017 ABIGAIL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH WILMS TUMOR, A RARE FORM OF CANCER THAT PRIMARILY AFFECTS CHILDREN AND IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER OF THE KIDNEYS IN CHILDREN. ABIGAIL’S FATHER SAID, THERE ARE ONLY TWO TYPES OF TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED, AND SHE HAS ENDURED OVER 200 ROUNDS OF CHEMO-THERAPY. (RUBEN ARIAS, ABIGAIL’S FATHER) ABIGAIL’S DREAM IS TO BE A POLICE OFFICER. THE ARIA’S FAMILY HAVE BEEN TOURING POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. (RUBEN ARIAS, ABIGAIL’S FATHER) 15 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM ACROSS WEST TEXAS AND THE PERMIAN BASIN AS WELL AS MIDLAND AND ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS HONORED ABIGAIL ROSE ARIAS AT CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, BY SWEARING HER IN AS AN HONORAY POLICE OFFICER. POLICE BADGES, PATCHES, AND TWO UNIFORMS AND GIFTS WERE GIVEN TO ABIGAIL AND HER FAMILY. A CORPORATE PRAYER WAS PRAYED FOR HEALING FOR ABIGAIL AT THE END OF THE SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIOS DIGITAL NEWS(101519)- MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING SHOOTINGS

MIDLAND, TEXAS/OCTOBER 15, 2019-ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30AM, THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED TO A SHOOTING AT STAYBRIDGE SUITES LOCATED AT 1505 CATALINA. WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, THE VICTIM OF THE SHOOTING HAD ALREADY BEEN TRANSPORTED BY PERSONAL VEHICLE TO THE MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. WHILE MPD WAS INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING AT STAYBRIDGE, A SECOND VICTIM FROM AN EARLIER RELATED DISTURBANCE, IN THE 1600 BLOCK OF DELMAR ARRIVED AT MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A GUN-SHOT WOUND, BUT NOT LIFE-THREATENING. THE SUSPECT FOR THE SHOOTING IN THE 1600 BLOCK OF DELMAR WAS IDENTIFIED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. THE INVESTIGATION FOR BOTH SHOOTING CONTINUES. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(101319)–OFR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK FINALE & OPEN HOUSE

ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HELD IT’S OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PUBLIC, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION AND ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. FAMILIES CAME OUT TO SEE FIRE TRUCKS AND RESCUE VEHICLES, KIDS ENJOYED A VARIETY OF FUN ACTIVITIES, AND PLENTY OF HOT DOGS. AND SNACKS. (CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE-ODESSA TEXAS) THE OPEN HOUSE AND THE FINALE OF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK SHOWCASES AWARD WINNING FIRE PREVENTION POSTERS THAT ECISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS DREW. (CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE-ODESSA TEXAS) ODESSA FIRE RESCUE ENGAGES WITH ELEMENTARY AGE KIDS TO BRING AWARENESS OF FIRE PREVENTION. (CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE-ODESSA TEXAS) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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