DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(022722)-ANNUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

Odessa, Texas/February 27, 2022-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosted the annual Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, February 26th. Visitors to the event were able to talk to local law enforcement agencies and first responders on how to prepare for emergencies. 

(April Bushman, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints/Area Communications) 

Visitors were able to participate in a Q & A during a presentation on an active shooter situation. Various non-profit organizations like the Red Cross handed out information on various programs available to the community. 

(Chris Vore-President/Odessa Stack of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) 

The Emergency Preparedness Fair featured a wide variety of seminars from life-saving techniques to growing produce. 

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Community Relations/Odessa Police Department-Odessa, Texas) 

The Emergency Preparedness Fair is usually scheduled during the month of September, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic was postponed. The next Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for September of 2023. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera  

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(022422)-PORRAS PRODUCTIONS HOSTS LOCAL CANDIDATES MEET & GREET

Odessa,Texas/February 24, 2022-Porras Productions recently held a meet and greet political rally at the Margarita Fairgrounds in south Odessa, where approximately 25 visitors came to the event to meet candidates who are running for local seats in Ector County. The event featured the Ballet Folklorico of Esteban Puerrtas, jumper for the kids, music and speeches. 

(Ramon Armendariz, former resident of the City of Odessa) 

Jesse Porras, of Porras Productions and candidate for Justice of the Peace pct. 4 explaines the purpose of the political rally.  

(Jesse Porras, Porras Productions/Candidate for Justice of the Peace Pct. 4) 

The political rally was funded by vendors and community representatives. 

  (Jesse Porras, Porras Productions/Candidate for Justice of the Peace Pct. 4) 

The Texas primary election is March 1st, 2022. 

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(022122)-BLACK CULTURAL COALITION OF ODESSA ANNUAL BANQUET 2022

Odessa, Texas/February 21, 2022-On Saturday, February 20th, the Black Cultural Council of Odessa hosted the annual black history program, “An Evening With The Stars”. Members of the BCCO, Educators, city and county officals and sponsors attended the black-tie event at the Odessa Marriott. 

(Jo Ann Davenport Littleton, President-BLACK CULTURAL COUNCIL OF ODESSA) 

The Black Cultural Council of Odessa has been hosting the BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM since 1999. The purpose of the annual banquet is to bring recognition to young students for their contributions to the community. 

(Jo Ann Davenport Littleton, President-BLACK CULTURAL COUNCIL OF ODESSA) 

Olympic and professional swimmer, Natalie Hind was invited by the Black Cultural Council of Odessa to be this year’s guest speaker. “Chase Your Dreams was the theme and message to the scholarship recipients. 

(Natalie Hinds, Olympian and Professional Swimmer) 

Follow the Black Cultural Council of Odessa on social media for upcoming events. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(021822A)-COCKTAILS WITH A CANDIDATE HOSTED BY THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ODESSA

Odessa, Texas/February 18, 2022-The Young Professional of Odessa hosted “Cocktails With A Candidate” at the Copper-Roseville venue in downtown Odessa. The purpose of the mixer is to introduce young professionals to candidates running for local political offices in this election cycle. 

(Kaylie Banda, Chairman-Young Professionals of Odessa) 

“Cocktails With A Candidate” mixer was sponsored by the OEL, Odessans For Ethical Leadership, a non-partisan organization that focuses on the economic development, future progress and the wellbeing of Odessa. 

(Kaylie Banda, Chairman-Young Professionals of Odessa) 

The Young Professionals of Odessa and the Odessans for Ethical Leadership plan to continue the partnership bringing awareness to the issues that are affecting the City of Odessa and finding positive solutions by educating the public with accurate information. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera. 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(021822)-OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT ACE CHECK EXPRESS

Odessa, Texas/February 18, 2022-On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 3:36 PM, officers responded to an armed subject at Ace Check Express, located at 1305 of E. 8th St. Inside the shopping center of 8th and the private drive of Echo near EL RANCHO Supermarket. When officers arrived, they observed the armed subject, who then evaded officers in a vehicle. The subject drove around the commercial complex, and eventually went back to 1305 E. 8th St and entered the business with a firearm.   The subject fired his weapon inside the business. An Odessa Police officer rushed towards the business, the subject then fired a shot at him. The officer returned fire to stop the threat of harm. 

 The subject involved has been identified as John Michael Humphries, a 45-year-old, white male. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The officer involved did not sustain any injury,and has been placed on administrative leave. 

 The officer involved shooting has been turned over to the Texas Rangers for further investigation. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera