ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT PACKAGE THIEVES SAFETY TIPS
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Last Updated on Jan 21 2021, 2:53 pm CST
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There will be NO mass vaccination drive-thru clinic at Ratliff Stadium today.
Will advise when the vaccines arrive and give everyone these full dates/times.
SH 302 will have reduced speed limit with construction work on both sides of the road between SH 115 and Standard Ave. SH 302 will narrow from 4 lanes to 2 lanes. Two-way traffic will shift to the north side of the pavement in front of the Pilot gas station near Standard Ave. Please reduce speed and drive with caution through this construction detour.
Midland College (MC) students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nurse) program,
the Vocational Nursing program and the Paramedic Program, along with MISD students enrolled in the
Midland College/MISD College & Careers Health Sciences Academy will be assisting Midland Health
with administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Horseshoe complex beginning the week of January 25.
“Midland College is honored to be able to assist in this important community initiative,” Dr. Steve
Thomas, MC president said. “Our faculty and students are excited about the opportunity to participate,
and this will be a great hands-on experience for students in our Health Sciences programs. We are
proud that we are able to provide Midland residents with this resource.”
As reported by Midland Health earlier this week, 5,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to
arrive beginning this week.
During the mass-vaccination efforts, MC faculty and students will partner with Midland Health, City of
Midland and Midland County personnel. Approximately 1,000 people will be vaccinated each day.
Those individuals who qualify under Phase 1A (front-line workers) or Phase 1B (65 and older or with
chronic health conditions) will be vaccinated first. The City of Midland Health Department will schedule
appointments for those who signed up on the city’s waitlist. Appointments are required. Those who
qualify for the vaccine will receive a text or email confirmation when they’re scheduled for an
Those who want to register for the vaccine waitlist can do so at midlandhealth.org/vaccine.
The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with a rash of vandalisms that occurred last night in North & Central Odessa. OPD has responded to at least a dozen criminal mischief calls where unknown subjects used a BB gun to shoot out vehicle windows. All of the vehicles were parked and unoccupied during the time of each incident.
At this time no arrests have been made and there are no suspects. Anyone who has surveillance footage of any of these incidents is asked to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. The investigation continues.
January 21, 2021 — Robert Marquez is deeply focused on elevating students so they can succeed in life.
“My passion has been to unlock the God-given potential of everyone I come in contact with,” said Marquez, who represents District 2 on the Midland ISD Board of Trustees.
The district is individually highlighting school board members throughout January as part of School Board Recognition Month, which recognizes the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools.
Marquez has been active in supporting MISD for many years. He has served as secretary of the Lee football booster club and as a mentor at Bowie Fine Arts Academy. He also was a member of the ad hoc committee for the new construction of Bunche Elementary.
“I am here to promote the most effective learning environment and advocate for the best educational system in Texas, all while maintaining the most economic delivery model as required by our community,” he said.
Born in Pecos and raised in a farm community near Verhalen, Marquez attended Midland High School and has lived in the Midland community for more than 40 years. He attended Midland College, College of the Air Force and Troy State University at Hurlburt Field in Florida.
Leadership has been a part of Marquez’s life going back to his military service. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an MH-53 Sikorsky Pave Low helicopter crew chief with the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The MH-53 was developed for long-range combat search and rescue operations. Marquez was a senior airman and served for eight years.
He has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years, currently as an independent oil and gas consultant, and is a parishioner at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church. He has served on the church council, as a eucharistic minister and in Cursillo ministry. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been chairman of the Jamaica Festival.
Marquez is married to Delia Marquez, an educator at MISD. He has two adult children and a stepdaughter. His four grandchildren attend MISD schools. His stepdaughter is a counselor at MISD.
District 2 is generally located in south and east Midland.
Campuses represented by District 2 are De Zavala Elementary, IDEA Travis Academy, Midland Freshman High School, Midland High School and South Elementary
17th Street between Dixie and Walnut will be closed Monday (1/18/2021) through Friday (1/21/2021)
due to the removal and replacement of an existing water main line.