DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121519)-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 15, 2019-THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATED IT’S 50 YEAR ANNIVERSAY WITH A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR THE FAMILIES THAT THE “Y” SERVES. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE ARE THE LARGEST DAYCARE PROVIDER HERE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN. WE SERVICE OVER 450 LOW INCOME FAMILIES. ABOUT 80% OF OUR CLIENTEL ARE LOW INCOME. AND SO, THE YMCA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM WITH SOME THEIR CHILD CARE NEEDS.” KIDS ENJOYED SEVERAL ACTIVITES LIKE WRITING LETTERS TO SANTA, COOKIE DECORATING AND ORNAMENT MAKING, AND WATCHING THE GRINCH MOVIE. MOM, DAD’S AND KIDS WERE ENTERTAINED BY SANTA WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE GRINCH. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE REALLY WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH, AND SINCE WE ARE ABOUT FAMILIES, WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE FAMILY AND CHRISTMAS AND YOU KINOW OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES AND PRINCIPLES, AND THROWING AN EVENT FOR THE FAMILIES” YMCA STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS PUT TOGETHER THE CHRISTMAS EVENT THAT INCLUDED PIZZA FOR KIDS AND BRISKET AND ALL THE SIDES FOR MOM AND DAD’S. (DESIREA BRITO, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE CAN GET SO BUSY WITH OUR DAY TO DAY THAT WE FORGET TO STEP ASIDE AND DO FAMILY MOMENTS LIKE THIS THAT WE CREATE, UHM, OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEND TIME ONE ON ONE WITH OUR KIDS AND BE FUN AND SILLY, AND SO, I THINK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE AN EVENT LIKE THIS WHERE FAMILIES CAN COME OUT AND YOU KNOW, HAVE FUN TOGETHER AS A FAMILY MAKING MEMORIES.” THE 50TH ANNIVERSAY OF THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA STARTED WITH AN OPEN HOUSE EARLIER IN THE DAY AND A SILENT AUCTION. OVER 80 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE “Y”. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121419)-KENDRA SCOTT TRUNK SHOW BENEFITING CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

DESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 14, 2019-KENDRA SCOTT LOCATED IN MIDLAND, HOSTED AN EXCLUSIVE TRUNK SHOW IN SUPPORT OF THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. HOSPTIAL STAFF HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOP FROM A WIDE SELECTION JEWELRY AND OTHER ITEMS (ILIANA SILVA, MARKETING & PHILANTHROPIC MANAGER-KENDRA SCOTT) KENDRA SCOTT REACHES OUT TO THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES BY SUPPORTING NON-PROFITS AND WORTHY CAUSES LIKE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS (ILIANA SILVA, MARKETING & PHILANTHROPIC MANAGER-KENDRA SCOTT) MONEY THAT IS RAISED THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS HELP THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK WITH NEEDED EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. (HALEY HOWEY, CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK COORDINATOR-MCH) IN 2018 THE KENDRA SCOTT TRUNK SHOW HELPED CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK WITH A GENEROUS DONATION. (HALEY HOWEY, CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK COORDINATOR-MCH

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121319)-STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE BUILDING

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 13, 2019-AT 3:30AM, FRIDAY MORNING ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT A LONG-TIME BUSINESS IN SOUTH ODESSA. THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE STORE BUILDING WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES PROMPTING FIREFIGHTERS TO TAKE A DEFENSIVE POSITION TO BATTLE THE BLAZE. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE FIRE CAUSED THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING TO COLLAPSE ON THE TOP FLOOR, THEN COLLAPSING ON THE SECOND AND FINALLY ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE INTENSE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY THE CONTENTS INSIDES THE BUILDING. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE PIONEER FURNITURE STORE WAS PART OF THE ODESSA SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS HISTORY AND ECONOMY FOR SEVERAL DECADES AND CLOSED SOMETIME IN THE EARLY TO MID 80’S. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) FIRE INVESTIGATORS WILL SOON BEGIN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO DETERMIN THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121119)-OPD DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS

HE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD A DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN AN EFFORT TO BRING AWRENESS TO THE DANGERS OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND RECKLESS DRIVING. (CPL CHRIS MABRY, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC UNIT) “WE HAVE SO MANY FATAL CRASHES AND HORRIBLE CRASHES WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY IN OUR CITY, UHM, THE ONLY WAY TO LOWER THAT IS TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT IT, AND TEACH KIDS MAINLY THE DANGERS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING, DISTRACTED DRIVING, TEXTING AND DRIVING, AND THEIR AGE GROUP, I MEAN WE HAVE TO HIT THEIR AGE GROUP.” TEENS THAT ATTENDED THE CLASS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THE SIMULATOR. AND EXPERIENCE NORMAL AND IMPAIRED DRIVING. (CPL CHRIS MABRY, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC UNIT) “IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY TYPE OF NARCOTICS ANY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, PLEASE DON’T DRIVE.” TEXTING AND DRIVING IS ANOTHER CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS THAT RESULT IN BODILY INJURY OR FATAL. (CPL CHRIS MABRY, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC UNIT) “TEENAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TEXT AND DRIVE.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121019)-ODESSA P.D. INVESTIGATING TERRORISTIC THREATS

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 10, 2019-ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, BETWEEN 3:35 PM AND 5PM, THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED SEVERAL CALLS FROM THESE LISTED BUSINESSES, INVOLVING TERROISTIC THREATS. THESE BUSINESSES REPORTED THAT THEY WERE CALLED AND THREATENED OVER THE PHONE: KAY’S JEWELERS-4101 EAST 42ND STREET CONN’S HOMEPLUS-6976 EAST HIGHWAY 191 VERIZON-4041 EAST 42ND STREET BUDDY’S HOME FURNISHINGS-2261 LINDA AVENUE THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION IS INVESTIGATING ALL OF THESE THREATS. THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLC SAFETY AND ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ASSISTING WITH THIS INVESTIGATION. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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