DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(040918)- ECTOR COUNTY PHONE LINES

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 9, 20018 – THE ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S APPROVED TELRESOURCES TO WORK OUT LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS WITH THE ECTOR COUNTY’S I.T. DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE CURRENT PROBLEM WITH THE COUNTY’S PHONE SYSTEM.

(RON EKCERT, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE)

“WE NEEDED TO TAKE DESICIVE ACTION AND FIX THE PROBLEM AND I THINK THAT WE WILL WITH THIS SYSTEM IN A WAY THAT SECURES, YOU KNOW, DATA AND THOSE ISSUES AS WELL.”

OFFICES AT THE ECTOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CALL OUT OR RECEIVE PHONE CALLS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS, AND SOME AREAS HAVE PARTIAL SERVICE.

(BOBBY BLAND, ECTOR COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

“WITHOUT PHONES WE ARE AT A STANDSTILL BASICALLY.  WE CAN’T CALL OUT, WE CAN’T RECEIVE CALLS, SO THE PUBLIC CAN’T CALL US, ASK ABOUT THEIR CASES. WE CAN’T CONTACT VICTIMS WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT. ON EVERY SINGLE CASE, IN WHICH WE HAVE A VICTIM. WE CONTACT THEM AND TRY TO TELL THEM WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THEIR CASE. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH JUST AN EMAIL.

PROBLEMS WITH THE INFRASTRUCTER OF THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE HAS CAUSED CONCERN REGARDING THE PUBLIC’S SAFETY.

(BOBBY BLAND, ECTOR COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY)

“THERE’S STUFF COMING OUT OF THE CEILINGS ALL OF THE TIME PARTS OF THE COURTHOUSE ARE CLOSED. THE PUBLIC IS EXPOSED TO DANGER. THEY’RE AROUND CRIMINALS ALL THE TIME. YOU CAN RIDE UP IN AN ELEVATOR WITH A CRIMINAL, IF YOU WANT. SOMEONE THAT’S CHARGED WITH A FELONY CRIME, A VIOLENT FELONY CRIME, EVEN MURDER. YOU WALK RIGHT PAST THEM.”

WITH AN INCREASE IN POPULATION GROWTH WITHIN ECTOR COUNTY AND USAGE OF THE COURTHOUSE AND OTHER COUNTY FACILITIES, COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY IT’S TME FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ANTIQUATED PHONE SYSTEM.

(RON EKCERT, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE)

“WE NEED TO FIX THE PHONE SYSTEMS. WE HAVE ANOTHER AREA, SUCH AS THE COLISEUM, WHERE WE’RE HAVE PHONE FAILURES. THE COUNTY DESERVES BETTER. OK? BUT IN RESPONSE, ALSO THE COUNTY HAS TO DO BETTER.”

APPROXIMATELY 3600 CASES ARE FILED EACH YEAR BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. LAWYERS AT THE DA’S OFFICE HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE VICTIMS ON A REALIABLE OFFICAL PHONE LINE.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera