DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(012422 )-YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF ODESSA 2022 KICKOFF MIXER

Odessa, Texas/January 24, 2022-The Odessa Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the Young Professionals of Odessa Kickoff Mixer at the Ellen Noel Art Museum. The goal of the networking event is to encourge membership to the Young Professionals of Odessa for those professionals 21 to 40 years of age. 

(Heather Patton, Chairman-Young Professionals of Odessa/Odessa Chamber of Commerce) 

Professionals, community leaders, City and County representatives, as well as members of the Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin attended this yearly event. 

(Heather Patton, Chairman-Young Professionals of Odessa/Odessa Chamber of Commerce) 

Several members of the Young Professionals of Odessa received awards for their contributions to the ogranization and to community. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(012322)-DINOSAUR REVOLUTION/MIDLAND COUNTY CENTENNIAL LIBRARY

Midland, Texas/January 23, 2022-The Midland County Centennial Library is currently featuring Back From Extinction: Dinosaur Revolution. This free exhibit is for ages five years-of-age and up. 

(Juan Rios, Student-Visitor to Dinosaur Revolution) 

Library staff will host a Dinosaur-themed day during the MISD intercession week beginning February 7th. The day will feature activities to challenge student creativity and problem-solving skills. 

(Julie Pearson, Asst. Director 3/Midland Public Centennial Library) 

The Dinosaur Revolution exhibit is created by Minotaur Mazes and blends learning and play by inviting visitors to investigate all things dinosaur. 

(Samaar Meraz, Student -Visitor to Dinosaur Revolution) 

Dinosaur Revolution Closes May 6th. Call the Centennial Library at (432)-742-7400 to register for MISD intersession week.  

This exhibit is made possible by the FMH Foundaton, The Carnegie Circle, and the Midland County Public Library Foundation. For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(011822)-DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, PARADE AND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Odessa, Texas/January 18, 2022-The Black Cultural Council of Odessa hosted the Freedom Parade to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade route moved north from I-20 down south Dixie Blvd. To east Murphy to Woodson Park. 

(Angela Love-Jackson, Educator) 

The parade featured decorated vehicles, athletes from Permian High School, a diverse group of residents walked the parade route, as-well-as local politicians, who are currently running for various seats in county and city political races.  

(Angela Love-Jackson, Educator) 

The Odessa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held a special  candle light vigil at the Woodson Center. The ceremony event featured a special performance based on a speech by Dr. King, and other performances. 

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Shelia Stevenson, President of the Odessa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has concerns regarding the new Texas Voting Law-which for some, the new law is voter suppression. 

(Shelia Stevenson, President of the Odessa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soroity, Inc.) 

Several students at U.T. Permian Basin celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr., by creating poster that would be posted at the Student Activity Center. 

(Izaiha Bush, President-Black Student Union-U.T.P.B. ) 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera. 

 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(011422)-COURTNEY CHELLE RICE, GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

On Friday, January 14, 2022, an Ector County jury found COURTNEY CHELLE RICE, GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER. She was sentenced to twenty (20) years in prison. The attorneys for the State of Texas were Elizabeth Howard and Kortney Williams. The presiding judge was Honorable Denn Whalen, in the 70th District Court.
On April 2, 2019, Ms. Rice, 35, shot Jose Hernandez while he slept. Ms. Rice was indicted on August 19, 2019 for First Degree Murder. Ms. Rice was represented by Attorney Michael McLeaish.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(011322)-ODESSA CITY COUNCIL VOTES 4 TO 3 TO REMOVE JEFF RUSSELL FROM ODC BOARD

Odessa, Texas/January 13, 2022-On Tuesday, January 11th the Odessa City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting addressed item 7 to consider the removeal of Jeff Russell from the ODC Board. The Odessa City Council heared from supporters of Jeff Russell, their opposition to the city council’s decision to vote for or against the removal. 

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Odessa City Councilman, District 2-Steve Thompson read from a transcript of an ODC meeting where Jeff Russell advised the ODC board that he may have a conflict of interest regarding a construction company that may or may not be associated with RHOADS USA.
(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council, At-Large) 

(Jeff Russell, Former ODC Board Member) 

The Odessa City Council voted 4 to 3 to remove Jeff Russell from the ODC Board. 

(Jeff Russell, Former ODC Board Member) 

Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council Membr-At Large said that given the opportunity she would re-appoint Jeff Russell. 

(Denise Swanner, Odessa City Council, At-Large) 

Council Members who voted to remove Jeff Russell from the ODC Board were not available for comment. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera