On November 9, 2020 at approximately 6:00 pm, an auto burglary occurred at Planet Fitness located at 1355 West University . Investigation revealed that unknown subjects burglarized a white Kia Optima before fleeing the scene in a white 4-door truck. Anyone who recognizes the truck shown or anyone with information in reference to this investigation is contact Detective J. Santana at 432-335-4964 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case On December 6, 2020 at approximately 1:54 pm, Odessa Police responded to Wal-Mart West located at 2450 NW Loop 338 in reference to a theft. The victim reported that while she was at the photo kiosk, she set down her wallet for just a minute. Further investigation revealed that an unknown male subject picked up the victim’s wallet before placing it into an unknown female subject’s purse. Anyone who recognizes the male or female shown contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #20-0021222. This is DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.
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Critical Care – 27 COVID patients (22 on ventilator)
21 unvaccinated, 5 vaccinated, 1 unknown
Of the 22 COVID patients on ventilator – 5 are vaccinated, 22 are unvaccinated.
Age ranges of COVID patients: 30 – 89 years old
Patients from outside Ector County include 1 from Andrews, 1 from Big Spring, 1 from Crane, 3 from Ft. Stockton, 1 from Gardendale, 4 from Midland, 1 from Presidio. The rest are from Odessa/Ector County.
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ODESSA VACCINATION CLINIC
The City of Odessa, the University of Texas Permian Basin and the Ector County Health Department are
proud to announce a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
The clinic will begin September 21, 2021, and will be open Tuesdays – Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm, at the
UTPB soccer complex parking lot. A map is attached. Drivers are asked to not line up on the Hwy 191
st and 2nd shots will be offered. 3rd shots will be available for those who have passed the 8 month
threshold, unless a doctor’s note is provided. *Information on booster shots is subject to change in
accordance with CDC guidelines. *
The vaccination clinic is open to the public. 500 vaccines will be given each day. No appointment or preregistration is needed. Both Pfizer and Moderna will be availab
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The University of Texas Permian Basin is sad to announce the passing of former
University President, Dr. Duane Leach. Leach was president of UT Permian Basin from
1983-1991 but remained at the University until 2003 as the first Executive Director of
the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute and a history professor. He passed away on
September 3, 2021 at the age of 86.
“We are sad to learn of the passing of President Leach,” said UT Permian Basin
President, Dr. Sandra Woodley. “His vision and energy contributed to a solid foundation
for UTPB that continues to be part of our success today. He will be missed by the entire
During Leach’s tenure, the University become a four-year institution (previously UTPB
was just for upperclassmen), and the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification
(CEED) was established. In 2010, Leach was awarded emeritus status by UTPB.
For more than 40 years Leach served as a trustee for the The Caesar Kleberg Foundation
for Wildlife Conservation. Family members ask for donations to be made to the
conservation in his name for anyone interested. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, no
services are planned at this time.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following a trip to Del Rio where he witnessed 15,000 illegal migrants freely crossing the southern border, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) joined Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) and other Republican lawmakers in introducing a resolution demanding that the Biden Administration enforce federal immigration laws and secure the southern border.
The resolution requires the Biden Administration to reinstate President Trump’s Remain in Mexico Policy, enforce Title 42 expulsions, commit more CPB and ICE agents and resources to secure the southern border, and support Governor Abbott’s September 20th statewide emergency disaster request.
“The only thing President Biden had to do was uphold President Trump’s border policies that were already working,” said Congressman Pfluger. “Instead, he flung the border wide open to those looking to enter our country illegally. His policies and rhetoric are incentivizing record numbers of dangerous crossings—which we saw on full display in Del Rio with 15,000 migrants gathered under the bridge after freely crossing our border. We are rapidly losing situational control of the southern border and without a full understanding of who or what is entering our Nation, President Biden has surrendered the safety of every American citizen, increased drug and human trafficking, and caused a major national security risk to the United States. This bill is simple: enforce the laws we already have on the books.”
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National Night Out to take place on October 5, 2021
The Midland Police Department is excited to take part in National Night Out on October 5, 2021.
National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. Join the Midland Police Department and host your very own block party that will help keep Midland a safe city. Citizens are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors. Neighbors knowing neighbors is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime. While the rest of the country celebrates National Night Out on the first Tuesday in August, Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October.