DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1202020)-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., “MOVING FORWARD” CELEBRATION

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 20, 2020-RESIDENTS FROM THE ODESSA COMMUNITY CONTINUED THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WITH A BRUNCH AT ODESSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. THE CELEBRATION FEATURED SINGING AND GUEST SPEAKER REV. WINDSOR ARCHIE, PASTOR OF THE ROSE OF SHARON CHURCH LOCATED ON EAST MURPHY IN ODESSA. (Jo ANN DAVENPORT-LITTLETON, EVENT ORGANIZER) “OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS ‘KEEP MOVING FORWARD.’ YOU KNOW, ALONG THIS JOURNEY WE RUN INTO MANY OBSTICLES AND MANY HURDLES WE HAVE TO CLIMB TRY TO COVER, BUT WE’VE GOTTA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. AND IF DOCTOR KING WAS LIVING HE WOULD TELL US, ‘KEEP MOVING FORWARD’, DON’T LET NOTHING DETER YOUFROM YOUR DREAM, AND WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING NOW-A-DAYS, WE GET KIND’OF WEARY AND WE FEEL LIKE THROWING IN THE TOWEL. BUT WE CAN’T, WE’VE GOT TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD.” THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. EVENT HELD THE YEARLY MARCH THAT BEGAN AT THE SAL GUERRERO SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT UP SOUTH DIXIE BLVD TO EAST MURPHY STREET TO THE WOODSON PARK. (GENE COLLINS, PRESIDENT OF THE ODESSA NAACP) “I AM MARCHING, REALLY, SYMBOLICALLY OF THE STRUGGLES THAT WE’VE HAD AS AFICAN AMERICANS. OF, AH, JIM CROWE ALLTHE WAY TO THE PRESENT TIME FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF A GREAT MAN, A GREAT PREACHER, A CREAT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, A GREAT VISIONARY, WHO HAS SHOWN THIS COUNTRY A BETTER WAY TO ENTERACT WITH EACH OTHER SO THAT WE CAN ALL FULFILL OUR GOD GIVEN MISSIONS IN LIFE.” PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, LOCAL SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTABALL TEAM HELD SIGNS AND PICTURES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. THIS DAY IS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE OLD AND FOR THE YOUNG (GENE COLLINS, PRESIDENT OF THE ODESSA NAACP) “RIGHT BEHIND THE MINISTERS WERE ALOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE. IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE MARCHING A LITTLE BIT FASTER THAN US. AND AT FIRST, I SAID IT MIGHT MAY BE TIME FOR US TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY AND LE THEM TAKE OVER. BUT, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THEM BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES THAT WE WERE TAUGHT, THE PRINCPLES THAT CAME FROM OUR TIME IN SUNDAY SCHOOL, IN THE EARLY SCHOOLS, THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAD, AND THEM KNOW THAT THERE MAY BE STRUGGLES IN LIFE, BUT TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE IS WORTH THE STUGGLE.” THE COMMOM MESSAGE AMONG THOSE THAT GATHERED AT THE MLK EVENT IS THAT OF LOVE, COMPASSION AND COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER WITHOUT HATE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1162020)-AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST VISTS 1ST RESPONDERS

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 16, 2020-AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST, RICK TREVINO VISITED WITH ODESSA FIRE RESCUE, THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT THE ODESSA FIRE RESCUE CENTRAL STATION. THE SINGER EXTENDED HIS SOLIDARITY WITH FIRST RESPONDERS. (RICK TREVINO, AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST) “BASIN STRONG IS JUST ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A TIGHT COMMUNITY, THE BASIN AREA, MIDLAND-ODESSA IS. I’M VERY, VERY HONERED TO BE HERE, ALONG WITH CLAY.” ODESSA FIRE CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ BEGAN THE SPECIAL CEREMONY WITH A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE MASS SHOOTING EVENT OF AUGUST 31ST, 2019 THAT AFFECTED THE RESIDENTS OF CITY OF ODESSA AND MIDLAND. ODESSA POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL GERKE AND ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE GRIFFIS ALSO PRESENTED THEIR COMMENTARY. ODESSA FIRE CHIEF ALVAREZ PRESENTED A OFFICAL ODESSA FIRE RESCUE CAP TO RICK TREVINO. (RICK TREVINO, AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST) “IT’S KIND OF SCARY LISTENING TO SOME OF THE STORIES, BUT ALSO YOU, YOU HEAR IMMEDIATELY OF THE BRAVERY OF THESE OFFICERS AND THESE FIRE FIGHTERS, SO I WAS STUNNED BY THE BRAVERY AND COURAGE.” THE THEME OF THE BASIN STRONG CONCERT-IS OF HOPE AND HEALING, AND PARTIAL POCEEDS BENEFIT VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF THE AUGUST 31ST 2019 MASS SHOOTING (RICK TREVINO, AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER AND RECORDING ARTIST) “CLAY WALKER AND I HAVE DONE SHOWS TOGETHER IN THE PAST. I MET CLAY IN THE RECORD BUSINESS, PROBABLY IN ’93. STARTED DOING SHOWS AROUND THE NATION. OUR SHOW, IS NOT JUST A COUNTRY SHOW, BUT A, BECAUSE OF MY PARTICIPATION WITH ‘LOS SUPER 7’, LOS LOBOS, THERE’S ALOT OF SONGS THAT ARE EITHER IN SPANISH TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ALL THE LATINOS HERE IN THE MIDLAND-ODESSA AREA, SO, IT’S, IT’S A COUNTRY SHOW FOR ME, AND IT’S ALSO THERE’S A BIG TEX-MEX FLAVOR.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1152020)-OPD DETAIN 2 MALES FOR AUTO BURGALRIES

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 15, 2020-ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH, DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS, ODESSA POLICE RECEIVED SEVERAL CALLS IN REFERENCE TO 2 MALES CHECKING DOOR HANDLES AND COMMITTING AUTO BURGLARIES IN THE AREA OF 8TH AND ADAMS. ODESSA POLICE LOCATED BOTH SUSPECTS, WHO EVADED ON FOOT, AND WERE LATER CAUGHT. BOTH SUSPECTS ARE DETAINED AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS.

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