DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1092020)-BBVA COMPASS BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION-UPDATE

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 9, 2020-ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT APPROXIMATELY 12:20PM, THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION RESPONDED TO BBVA COMPASS BANK AT 3309 EAST 42ND STREET IN REFERENCE TO A BANK ROBBERY. AN UNKNOWN MALE SUBJECT ENTERED THE BANK AND PRESENTED A NOTE TO A TELLER WHILE DISPLAYING A HANDGUN. THE SUSPECT THEN EXITED THE BANK AND LEFT THE SCENE IN A WHITE TRUCK WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A THIN WHITE MALE WITH LIGHT-COLORED EYES, APPROXIMATELY 6′ TALL AND 180 POUNDS, WEARING A BLACK HOODIE, GLASSES, A SURGICAL MASK AND MAYBE ON OXYGEN AS HE APPEARS TO HAVE AN OXYGEN TUBE. THE SUSPECT IS OCCUPYING A WHITE 4X4-2009-2016 DODGE RAM 2500 OR 3500. THE BED OF THE TRUCK HAS A DIAMOND PLATE AUXILIARY FUEL TANK AND THE FRONT DOORS POSSIBLE HAD A COMPANY LOGO THAT WAS COVERED WITH TAPE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THIS INCIDENT CONTACT THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION OR ODESSA CDRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1082020)-HEALTHY MINDS OF MIDLAND RECEIVES RECOGNITION

MIDLAND, TEXAS/JANUARY 8, 2020-HEALTHY MINDS MIDLAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM A STATEWIDE MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE FOR ITS WORK IN 2019 FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE CAMPAGIN. (ELAINE BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-HEALTHY MINDS) “WE HAD IT IN ENGLISH, BUT THEN WE ALSO DECIDED THAT SPANISH WOULD BE A VERY GOOD WAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO ALSO TO CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH THIS MESSAGE. SO, WE WENT WITH PIXEL MARKETING TO DEVELOPED THE ORIGINAL SPANISH CONTENT FOR ‘OK TO SAY’, SO THAT WE CAN REACH EVERY ASPECT OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.” SPANISH SPEAKING PERSONS, WHO ARE LOOKING FOR HELP AND RESOURCES CAN GO TO THE HEALTHY MINDS WEBSITE AND SEE CONTENT THAT INCLUDES VIDEOS AND OTHER MEDIA IN SPANISH. (ELAINE BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-HEALTHY MINDS) “IN ADDITION TO THE, JUST THE VIDEOS FOR THE ‘OK TO SAY’ VIDEOS IN SPANISH. WE ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT ANYBODY THAT VISITS THE HEALTHY MINDS WEBSITE ALSO HAS THE AVAILABILITY TO SEE THE CONTENT IN SPANISH.” CULTURAL BARRIERS CAUSES SPANISH SPEAKING FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN TO BE APPREHENSIVE IN SEEKING HELP FOR THEIR CHILDREN THAT HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. (ELISEO ELIZONDO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL OF THE PERMIAN BASIN) “AND FOR AN ORGANIZATION LIKE OURS THAT WORKS WITH THE YOUTH, THE STUDENTS IN THE AREA, AND TRYING TO GET THOSE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES TO THEM, WE ARE OFTEN, YOU KNOW OBSTRUCTED BY THE FACT THAT THE FAMILIES DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND-AND SO, WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO FOLLOW THROUGH.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1082020)-ABANDONED CHURCH STRUCTURE FIRE INVESTIGATION

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 8, 2020-ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 7TH AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30PM ODESSA FIRE RESCUE AND FIRE INVESTIGATORS RESPONDED TO A STRUCTION FIRE AT 801 PRAIRIE IN SOUTH CENTRAL ODESSA THE CHURCH STRUCTURE KNOWN AS BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH HAS BEEN THIS PART OF THE ODESSA SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY FOR DECADES. THE CHURCH WAS ABANDONED AND UNSECURED. (CHRISTINE SALAZAR, RESIDENT NEAR CHURCH) “I’VE SEEN SOME PEOPLE HOLD SERVICE THERE. THEY USED TO ON SUNDAYS, BUT IT’S BEEN AWHILE. IT’S BEEN, I WOULD SAY AT LEAST A YEAR. THEN I’VE SEEN SOME OTHERS COME OUT AND CLEAN IT UP, AND DO SOME PAINTING ON THE POST AND MOUNT SOME OF THOSE SIGNS, BUT I HADN’T SEEN IT WITHIN THE YEAR” THE FIRE WAS RULED AN ARSON. THERE ARE NO WITNESSES, OR SUSPECTS. THE ATF HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, DUE TO THE BUILDING BEING IDENTIFIED AS A CHURCH. THE STURCTURE DID SUSTAIN FIRE DAMAGE, BUT WAS NOT A TOTAL LOSS. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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