DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031920)-DISASTER DECLARATON/ODESSA & MIDLAND(PART 3)

For the purpose of this Declaration, “gathering” means any event, common endeavor, or business operation during which 50 persons or more are present or are reasonably likely to appear together in a confined space, room, or area except the following:  a government-owned facility; a facility in which government business is being conducted  a public school; a private school  a licensed day care facility  a place of worship  a place where a wedding or a funeral is being conducted  an office space; a hotel; a motel; a residential building; a grocery store; a retail store in which most sales consists of food for off-premises consumption and small household necessities  a hospital or other medical facility; or a shelter. It is strongly encouraged that citizens should adhere to all guidelines and mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This Disaster Declaration will be in effect for seven days, with the potential for extension.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031920)-DISASTER DECLARATON/ODESSA & MIDLAND(PART 2)

For the purpose of this Declaration, “gathering” means any event, common endeavor, or business operation during which 50 persons or more are present or are reasonably likely to appear together in a confined space, room, or area except the following:  a government-owned facility; a facility in which government business is being conducted  a public school; a private school  a licensed day care facility  a place of worship  a place where a wedding or a funeral is being conducted  an office space; a hotel; a motel; a residential building; a grocery store; a retail store in which most sales consists of food for off-premises consumption and small household necessities  a hospital or other medical facility; or a shelter. It is strongly encouraged that citizens should adhere to all guidelines and mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This Disaster Declaration will be in effect for seven days, with the potential for extension

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031920)-DISASTER DECLARATON ODESSA & MIDLAND(PART 1)

For the purpose of this Declaration, “gathering” means any event, common endeavor, or business operation during which 50 persons or more are present or are reasonably likely to appear together in a confined space, room, or area except the following:  a government-owned facility; a facility in which government business is being conducted  a public school; a private school  a licensed day care facility  a place of worship  a place where a wedding or a funeral is being conducted  an office space; a hotel; a motel; a residential building; a grocery store; a retail store in which most sales consists of food for off-premises consumption and small household necessities  a hospital or other medical facility; or a shelter. It is strongly encouraged that citizens should adhere to all guidelines and mitigation strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This Disaster Declaration will be in effect for seven days, with the potential for extension.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031720)-HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD STUDENTS GET BREAFAST & LUNCH

ODESSA,TEXAS/MARCH 17, 2020-HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY HAS CLOSED THE SCHOOL FOR TWO WEEKS, BUT WILL PROVIDE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR STUDENTS OF THE SCIENCE ACADEMY, AND INVITE ECTOR COUNTY ISD STUDENTS TO COME BY HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY AND PICK UP THE MEALS. (YUKSEL KOCAK, PRINCIPAL-HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY) PARENTS ARE NEEDING BASIC FOOD ITEMS TO FEED THEIR CHILDREN. DUE TO RESIDENTS GOING INTO PANIC MODE, GROCERY STORES ARE RUNNING OUT OF THOSE BASIC FOOD ITEMS, CAUSING A SLOW-DOWN IN RESTOCKING. (ANGIE DE LEON, PARENT) THE HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY ADMINISTRATION IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON PLANS TO CONTINUE INSTRUCTION THROUGH VARIOUS ONLINE PLATFORMS TO APPROXIMATLEY 500 STUDENTS AT HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY. (YUKSEL KOCAK, PRINCIPAL-HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY) (ANGIE DE LEON, PARENT) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031420)-MIDLAND PD INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE STABBING VICTIMS

MIDLAND, TEXAS/MARCH 14, 2020-AT APPROXIMATELY 7:32PM THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE MIDLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SAMS CLUB ON TRADEWINDS IN REFERENCE TO MULTIPLE STABBING VICTIMS. A HISPANIC MALE SUSPECT WAS STOPPED BY A SAMS CLUB EMPLOYEE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS INJURED DURING THE PROCESS OF TAKING DOWN THE SUSPECT. THE HISPANIC MALE WAS IDENTIFIED AS JOSE GOMEZ, 19 YEARS OF AGE. GOMEZ WAS TAKEN INTO BY AN OFF-DUTY BORDER PATROL AGENT. THE VICTIMS WERE 2 CHILDREN AND 2 ADULTS ONE OF WHICH WAS A SAMS EMPLOYEE. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031420)-ODESSA CORONAVIRUS(C0VID 19)-PRESS CONFERENCE

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 14, 2020-THE CITY OF ODESSA HELD A PRESS CONFRENECE ALONG WITH OFFICIALS WITH ECTOR COUNTY AND REPRESENTATIVES WITH MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH SYSTEM, ECTOR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND ECISD TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA AND TO THE PUBLIC OF PROTOCOLS THAT ARE IN PLACE IN THE EVENT OF AN OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IN ODESSA OR IN ECTOR COUNTY. (DEBIE HAYS, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE-ODESSA, TEXAS) DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE, CITY OF ODESSA MAYOR DAVID TURNER ANNOUNCED THE CANCELATION OF AN UPCOMING CITY EVENT. (DAVID TURNER, MAYOR-CITY OF ODESSA-ODESSA, TEXAS) ODESSA COLLEGE WILL NOT BE EXTENDING SPRING BREAK, WHILE UT PERMIAN BASIN WILL EXTEND SPRING BREAK AND PREPARE FOR ON-LINE CLASSES IF NECESSARY. STUDENTS, TEACHERS, FACULTY AND EMPLOYEES OF ECTOR COUNTY ISD WILL RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM ON MONDAY, MARCH 16TH DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER TEACHERS. (DR. SCOTT MURI, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL AT ECTOR COUNTY ISD) ODESSA FIRE RESCUE HAS CONTINGENCY PLANS IF FIRST RESPONDERS TEST POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, WHICH MAY IMPACT PERSONEL. (FIRE CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE RESCUE-ODESSA, TEXAS) IT IS ENCOURGED BY LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITES FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION, AND NOT RELY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(03122020)-ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO TERRORISTIC THREAT

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 12, 2020-THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS MAD AN ARREST IN CONNECTION TO THREATS MADE EARLY ON MARCH 12TH AT TWO LOCAL HOTELS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH AT APPROXIMATELY 9:47AM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO THE HAMPTON INN AND FAIRFIELD INN LOCATED IN THE 3900 BLOCK OF NORTH JBS PARKWAY IN REFERENCE TO BOMB THREATS RECEIVED AT BOTH HOTELS. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES. THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION THE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFED AS NIA-ALEXANDRIA JONES, 21 YEARS OF AGE, AND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF TERRORISTIC THREAT “STATE JAIL FELONY”. JONES WAS ARRESTED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE ECTOR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031120)-OPD INVESTIGATE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 11, 2020-ON MARCH 10TH AT APPROXIMATELY 9:27PM ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT LOCATED AT 4101 EAST 42ND STREET IN REFERENCE TO A SUSPICIOUS PERSON. AN UNKNOWN MALE SUBJECT PLACED AN OBJECT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND FLED THE SCENE. THE COMPLAINANT THEN HEARD AN EXPLOSION COMING FROM THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING. THE OPD BOMB SQUAD RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND RETRIEVED THE ITEM, WHICH APPEARED TO BE A HOMEMADE EXPOLSIVE DEVICE. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES. THROUGH THE COUSE OF THE INVESTIGATION THE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFIED AND LATER LOCATED IN THE 3100 BLOCK OF EASTOVER AND PLACED INTO CUSTODY. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES AND THERE WAS NEVER ANY THREAT TO THE PUBLIC. THE JOINT INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(03092020)-BRIAR PATCH TRADE DAYS HEMPWORX & ANGEL WINGS

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 9, 2019-THE ANNUAL BRIAR PATCH TRADE DAYS WAS HELD THIS PAST WEEKEND AT BARN D & E AT THE ECTOR COUNTY COLISEUM. THE TRADE DAYS FEATURED A WIDE VARIETY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, CUSTOM DESIGN CLOTHING, JEWELRY AND OTHER INTERESTING ITEMS FOR THE FAMILY. A UNIQUE FEATURE TO THE TRADE DAYS WAS HEMPWORX A LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR OF HEMP PRODUCTS. (LEN REDMON, HEMPWORX) THE HEMPWORX PAMPLETS CONTAIN INFORMATION TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE CBD OIL AND IS RAPIDLY BECOMING ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY. (LEN REDMON, HEMPWORX) BOOKS FOR PURCHASE WERE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS AND ARTS AND CRAFT KITS WERE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT. ANOTHER UNIQUE DISPLAY WAS THE ANGEL WINGS THAT WERE MADE FROM RECYCLED ITEMS. (MARIA TERCERO, LOLA’S FEATHERWEIGHT CREATIONS) THE ANGEL WINGS ARE MADE AS A WORK OF ART AND TO BRING TRANQUILITY TO THE HOME. (MARIA TERCERO, LOLA’S FEATHERWEIGHT CREATIONS) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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