DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(053121)-MCSO MOUNTED PATROL TRAINING & GRADUATION CEREMONY

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MAY 31, 2021-THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HELD A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR THE RE-ACTIVATED MOUNTED PATROL. THIS DIVISION OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASSISTS OFFICERS IN A VARIOUS OF SITUATIONS.

(SHERIFF DAVID CRINER, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

THE MOUNTED PATROL IS A VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MADE UP OF OFFICERS FROM LUBBOCK, MIDLAND PD, ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, TARRANT COUNTY AND FROM THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. PRIOR TO GRADUATION, RIDERS MUST ATTENDED THE 40 HOUR ACREDITED COURSE THAT CONSISTS OF RIDING, AND ON THE GROUND TRAINING, WORKING WITH THE HORSE ON MOVEMENTS AND OPERATIONS.

(JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, COMMANDER-MOUNTED PATROL-MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

PRIOR TO GRADUATION, RIDERS MUST PASS A SPECIFIC CIRICULUM SET BY THE TEXAS BASED COMPANY “MOUNTED PATROL INTERNATIONAL, LLC”. THIS COMPANY TRAINS HORSES FOR SALE TO LAW ENFOCEMENT AGENCIES WITH MOUNTED PATROL UNITS IN TEXAS AND ACROSS THE U.S. INSTRUCTION IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS A MOUNTED PATROL UNIT, THROUGH BASIC CLASSES AND INSTRUCTOR CLASSES.

(CYNTHIA SPARKS, OWNER-MOUNTED PATROL INTERNATIONAL, LLC.)

AN OFFICER IN A MOUNTED PATROL UNIT DOES HAVE THE PROTECTION OF A PATROL VEHICLE. HOWEVER, OFFICERS ON A MOUNTED PATROL HAVE A BETTER VANTAGE POINT BEING ON A HORSE.

(JERALD SAMS, OWNER-MOUNTER PATROL INTERNATIONAL, LLC.)

SHERIFF DAVID CRINER PRESENTED GRADUATES WITH A SPECIAL BADGE REPRESENTING THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MOUNTED PATROL UNIT.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(053021)-TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL OF FALLEN HEROE

(NAT SOUND)

(ERIC BAKER-TRUMPET, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”-IRVING BERLIN)

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 30, 2021-MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICKED-OFF WITH A DISPLAY OF THE TRAVELING WALL OF FALLEN HEROES AT MUSIC CITY MALL. THIS MEMORIAL WALL COMES FROM HOUSTON AND BROUGHT TO THE MALL BY “ROLLING THUNDER”-TEXAS CHAPTER 2, AND ESCORTED BY A LOCAL MOTORCYCLE CLUB.

(ROBERT MARQUEZ, ROLLING THUNDER-TEXAS CHAPTER 2)

THE MEMORIAL WALL REMBRANCE FEATURED COMMENTARY BY ODESSA MAYOR JAVIER JOVEN, ICA CEO AND PRESIDENT JOHN BUSHMAN, OPENING AND CLOSING PRAYER BY ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER PCT. 4 ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ. DONATIONS FOR SUPPORT OF THE TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL OF FALLEN HEROES EVENT WERE KINDLY ACCEPTED.

(ROBERT MARQUEZ, ROLLING THUNDER-TEXAS CHAPTER 2)

(ERIC BAKER-TRUMPET, “TAPS”(BUGLE CALL)-DANIEL BUTTERFIELD)

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052821)-NEW PROGRAM AT MISD TO BENEFIT TEACHERS & STUDENTS

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MAY 28, 2021-EIGHT CAMPUSES, 6 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND 2 SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH MIDLAND ISD ARE USING A PROGRAM CALLED “OPPORTUNITY CULTURE’. THIS PROGRAM EXPANDS THE REACH OF TEACHERS TO OTHER GRADE LEVEL TEACHERS BY PROVIDING SUPPORT AND CONSISTANCY THAT BENEFITS THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS.

(CHRIS HIGHTOWER, DIRECTOR-“OPPORTUNITY CULTURE” AT MIDLAND ISD)

THE “OPPORTUNITY CULTURE” PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO FIT THE NEEDS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS IN MIDLAND. DATA SHOWS THAT MULTI CLASSROOM LEADERS ASSISTING OTHER TEACHERS IS IMPORVING STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE.

(CHRIS HIGHTOWER, DIRECTOR-“OPPORTUNITY CULTURE” AT MIDLAND ISD)

THE “OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM” ENCOURAGES TEACHERS TO STAY IN THE CLASSROOM AND NOT TAKE ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS WITH THE MISD SCHOOL DISTRICT. TEACHERS WHO STAY IN PROGRAM HELP WITH THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF STUDENTS.

(CHRIS HIGHTOWER, DIRECTOR-“OPPORTUNITY CULTURE” AT MIDLAND ISD)

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS HAVE A NORMAL DAY WITH THEIR STUDENTS, THEN WILL HELP OTHER TEACHERS BY CREATING SMALLER GROUPS TO FOCUS ON THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE STUDENT.

(JULIE QUAIN, 5TH GRADE READING/LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER/MULTI CLASSROOM LEADER)

MIDLAND ISD WILL ADD 6 MORE ELEMENTARY AND 2 MORE SECONDAY SCHOOLS TO THE “OPPORTUNITY CULTURE” PROGRAM IN THE NEW 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

 

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052621A-R)- TXDOT CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MAY 26, 2021-THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ALONG WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND THE ODESSA POLICE DPARTMENT AND MIDLAND PD KICKED OFF THE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN AT THE MIDLAND PETROLEUM MUSEUM.

(SGT. OSCAR VILLARREAL, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)

BEGINNING IN THE 8O’S SEAT BELTS HAVE EVOLVED FROM A LAP BELT TO A SHOULDER STRAP-LAP BELT COMBINATION, AND NOW AIR BAGS. THIS COMBINATION IS A METHOD TO SAVE LIVES IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

(SGT. OSCAR VILLARREAL, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052621R)-LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EACH RECEIVE $105,000

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MAY 26, 2021-PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES HOSTED THE BUSTIN FOR BADGES CHECK PRESENTATION FOR THE FOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN ODESSA AND MIDLAND IN THE GARDEN AREA OF PIONEER LOCATED IN MIDLAND.

(REEN ANN RUTTER, SENIOR MANAGER/PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNICATIONS-PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES)

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES DEDICATES A LARGE AMOUNT OF MAN-HOURS ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE “BUSTIN’ FOR BADGES” CLAY SHOOT EVENT IS A SUCCESS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

(REEN ANN RUTTER, SENIOR MANAGER/PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNICATIONS-PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES)

EACH OF THE FOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIE RECEIVED $105 THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT CAN BE USED FOR EQUIPMENT, TRAINING AND OTHER PROGAMS.

(SHERIFF DAVID CRINER, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

(POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL GERKE, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT)

DESPITE THE POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE 8TH ANNUAL “BUSTIN’ FOR BADGES” OVER 15 HUNDRED SHOOTERS TOOK PART IN THE CLAY SHOOT FUNDRAISER EVENT.

(SHERIFF GRIFFIS, ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES WILL BEGIN PLANNING THE BUSTIN’ FOR BADGES CLAY SHOOT 2022 IN NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

 

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