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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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120919A)-TXDPS INVESTIGATING HIT & RUN ON FM 2020-WEST ODESSA

ODESSA, TEXAS/WEST ECTOR COUNTY/DECEMBER 9, 2019-ON SATURDAY MORNING AT APPROXIMATLEY 7:00AM A 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO PICK-UP OPERATED BY JOANNA RUIZ, 41 YEARS OF AGE OF ODESSA. AND A PASSENGER IDENTIFIED AS JOSE SOSA DE LA TORRE, 41 YEARS OF AGE OF ANTHONY NEW MEXICO, WAS TRAVELING WEST ON FM 2020-WEST UNIVERSITY JUST PASSED FM 1936. (JOSE CONTRERAS, RESIDENT OF WEST ODESSA/WEST ECTOR COUNTY) THE 2007 CHEVY SILVERADO STRUCK A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING THE ROADWAY AND FLED THE SCENE. THE SUSPECT VEHICLE WAS LOCATED AND THE DRIVER, JOANNA RUIZ WAS ARRESTED FOR FLEEING THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. (JOSE CONTRERAS, RESIDENT OF WEST ODESSA/WEST ECTOR COUNTY) THE DECEASED WAS IDENTIFIED AS JULIAN A. MOLINAR, A 20 YEAR OLD MALE. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED BY ODESSA FIRE-RESUCE AT THE SCENE. (JOSE CONTRERAS, RESIDENT OF WEST ODESSA/WEST ECTOR COUNTY) THE INVESTIGATION BY TEXAS DPS IS ON-GOING THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120919)-MIDLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL STABBING

MIDLAND, TEXAS/DECEMBER 9, 2019-ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT APPROXIMATELY 6:45 AM A SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AS JUAN MANUEL RUEDAS ENTERED THE STRIPES CONVENIENCE STORE LOCATED AT 4400 BRIARWOOD AND FATALLY ATTACKED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE IDENTIFIED AS PATRICIA RUEDAS WITH A KNIFE. PATRICIA RUEDAS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE, AND NEXT OF KIN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. JUAN MANUEL RUEDAS IS A HISPANIC MALE, 5’6, 140 POUNDS, 49 YEARS OF AGE. HE WAS LAST SCENE WEARING A BLACK LEATHER JACKET, THE SAME LEATHER JACKET AS SHOWN IN THE POTO, DARK COLORED JEANS, BLACK BOOTS, AND A BLACK T-SHIRT WITH THE NUMBER “23” ON IT. IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATIONS REGARDING THIS SUSPECT CONTACT THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 432-685-7108 OR MIDLAND CRIMESTOPPERS TO LEAVE AN ANONYMOUS TIP AT 432-694-TIPS. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120819A)-LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 8, 2019-THE LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB HELD IT’S 2ND ANNUAL “JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE” ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT THE TARGET PARKING LOT ON EAST 42ND STREET. (CHRIS VAUGHT, LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB-“JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE”) “GIVEN TOYS AND MONEY AND DONATIONS ANYTHING THAT PEOPLE, YOU KNOW FEEL THAT THEY CAN GIVE THIS YEAR TO AH, DONATE EVERYTHING TO THE HIGH SKY RANCH.” LOW RIDERS AND CUSTOM CARS PARTICIPATED IN THE TOY DRIVE AND A LARGE PILE OF TOYS WERE DONATED BY A CONSTANT STEADY STREAM OF PEOPLE WANTING TO BRING JOY IN A NEEDY CHILD’S LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. (CHRIS VAUGHT, LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB-“JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE”) “SO ALL MONITARY DONATIONS AND ALL TOYS GO TO HIGH SKY RANCH, AND THEY HELP WITH A KIDS THAT ARE IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS, FOSTER CARE, KIDS IN NEED. THINGS SUCH AS THAT. KIDS IN GENERAL THAT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP, YOU KNOW, DURING THE HOLIDAYS.” THE “JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE” WAS CREATED IN HONOR OF JEVIN, A YOUNG BOY ADVENTURER, WHO TRAGICALLY PASSED AWAY IN 2018. (CHRIS VAUGHT, LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB-“JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE”) “ONE OF OUR CLUB MEMBERS TRAGICALLY LOST ONE OF THEIR SONS, SO WE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND BRING BACK THE TOY DRIVE IN HIS MEMORY. IT’S AH, JEVIN. AND, SO NOW WE’RE GONNA DO THIS EVERY YEAR THAT WE CAN TO RAISE, YOU KNOW, GATHER TOYS IN HIS MEMORY.” VARIOUS ORGAIZATIONS STOPPED BY AT THE “JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE” TO DROP OF ALL TYPES OF TOYS. (CHRIS VAUGHT, LOWER SOCIETY CAR CLUB-“JINGLE FOR JEVIN TOY DRIVE”) “YES, WE ALSO HAD A TEEN COURT STOP BY AND THEY HAD A LARGE COLLECTION OF TOYS THAT THEY GATHERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, AND THEY STOPPED BY DELIVERED QUITE A FEW OF THOSE.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120819)-BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 8, 2019-ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL IN ODESSA HELD IT’S 2ND ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FOR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY. VARIOUS ACTIVITES WERE IN PROGRESS FROM FACE PAINTING, MUSIC, A CAKEWALK AND GETTING A CHANCE TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH SANTA. (LINDA SUBIA, PRINCIPAL/DIRECTOR-ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL) “THE REASON WE’RE LOCATED DOWNTOWN, AND WE WANTED TO BE DOWNTOWN IS TO HELP THE REVITALIZATION OF DOWNTOWN AND THE PERMIAN BASIN. TO BRING FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYBODY, AND UHM, OUR STUDENTS ARE VERY INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY DAY IN AND OUT. WE HAVE A STUDENT RUNNING A THRIFT STORE RIGH NOW, AND UH, WHERE SHE WANTS TO LEARN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND, ABOUT HER COMMUNITY. SO, WE WANT OUR KIDS OUT KNOWING ABOUT ODESSA, TEXAS AND MIDLAND, TEXAS AND THAT WAY THEY CAN GROW UP AND STAY HERE, INSTEAD OF MOVING OUT TO THE OTHER, UH…OTHER CITIES.” THE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA IS ALSO A FUNDRAISING EVENT. STUDENTS AND PARENTS SOLD A VARIETY OF ITEMS TO RASIE FUNDS FOR THE PRIVATE SCHOOL (LINDA SUBIA, PRINCIPAL/DIRECTOR-ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL) “SO, WE’RE A PRIVATE SCHOOL, WE’RE A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION, AND ALL OUR FUNDING COMES FROM TUITION AND FUNDRAISING. SO, THIS IS OUR BIG EVENT.” ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL HAS OPEN ENROLLEMENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. (LINDA SUBIA, PRINCIPAL/DIRECTOR-ADINVITA PRIVATE SCHOOL) “AND WE GIVE SCHOOL TOURS BY APPOINTMENT. SO, YOU’RE WELCOME TO COME IN, AND WATCH OUR STUDENTS LEARN. AND WE’LL TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT OUR SCHOOL” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(120619)-ECSO INVESTIGATE KENT KWIK ROBBER IN WEST ODESSA

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 6, 2019-ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH AT 10:36PM, ECTOR COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A ROBBERY CALL AT THE KENT KWI STORE LOCATED AT 9413 WEST UNIVERSITY. UPON ARRIVAL, DEPUTIES WERE ADVISED BY THE EMPLOYEE THAT A MAN ENTERED THE STORE, AND WALKED DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTER, DISPLAYED A WEAPON AND DEMANDED MONEY. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A HISPANIC MALE, 6’2, ATHLETIC BUILD, BROWN EYES AND MEDIUM TONED SKIN. HE WAS WEARING CAMOUFLAGE JACKET WITH HOOD, BLACK JEANS, GLOVES, BLACK BOOTS AND A WHITE AND BLACK SKULL FACE MASK AND BLACK BEANIE. THE CLERK COMPLIED WITH THE DEMAND AND THE SUSPECT TOOK THE MONEY AND FLED THE STORE. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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