DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031821)-FLOYD GWIN PARK NEW IMPROVEMENTS GROUNDBREAKING

THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF ODESSA WILL BEGIN PHASE 1 OF IMPROVEMENTS TO FLOYD GWIN PARK ON MARCH 22ND. THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE MUCH NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS TO WEST COUNTY PARK BEGAN 5 YEARS AGO.

(STEVE PATTON, PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

THE 8.4 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL ALLOW FOR NEW PARKING LOTS WITH LIGHTING. A WALKING TRAIL, ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS, AN UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

(STEVE PATTON, PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

FLOYD GWIN PARK HAS A LONG HISTORY: IT WAS ODESSA’S FIRST AIRPORT. THE AUDITORIUM WAS THE ORIGINAL COLISEUM. CITY OF ODESSA MAYOR JAVIER JOVEN, COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 5 MARI WILLIS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES PARTICIPATED IN THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY AT FLOYD GWIN PARK.

(MAYOR JAVIER JOVEN, CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

(MARI WILLIS, ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 5)

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031621)-OPD Employee Involved in Family Violence

Odessa, Texas/March 17, 2021-On March 14, 2021, at approximately 2PM, the Odessa Police Department was made aware that one of the OPD officers, Polo Frescas, was involved in a Family Violence incident. The matter was investigated, and it was determined that probable cause existed for Polo Frescas’ arrest.  Frescas has been charged with Assault – Family Violence with serious bodily injury, a 2nd degree felony, and was placed on administrative leave without pay as the investigation continued.  On March 16, 2021, Polo Frescas was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant, and is currently being held at the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.  The Odessa Police Department maintains that all employees shall uphold the highest of moral standards and have a zero tolerance for family violence. 

Polo Frescas has been an employee of the Odessa Police Department for 7 years, and at the time of this incident he held the rank of Sergeant.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031621)-UNDOCUMENTED MINOR CHILDREND IN SOUTH MIDLAND COUNTY

 

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IDLAND, TEXAS/MARCH 16, 2021-THE CITY OF MIDLAND AND MIDLAND COUNTY OFFICIALS WERE INFORMED BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT’S OFFICE LATE SUNDAY EVENING THAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WERE BEING TAKEN TO A FACILITY AT 1788 AND COUNTY ROAD 150 IN SOUTH MIDLAND COUNTY. GOVERNOR ABBOTT AND LOCAL OFFICALS ARE CONCERNED THAT FEDERAL AUTHORITES WERE NOT FORTHCOMING WITH INFORMATION OR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

(JOHN BYERS, CHIEF OF STAFF-CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGAL, 11TH DISTRICT)

(TERRY JOHNSON, MIDLAND COUNTY JUDGE-MIDLAND, TEXAS)

CITY OF MIDLAND AND MIDLAND COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE FACILITY IS ONLY FOR MALE CHILDREN FROM THE AGES OF 13 THROUGH 17.

(MAYOR PATRICK PAYTON, CITY OF MIDLAND-MIDLAND, TEXAS)

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ARE CROSSING IN FROM THE MEXICO-EL PASO BORDER. CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGAR OF THE TEXAS, 11TH DISTRICT WANTS PRESIDENT BIDEN CALL THIS A BORDER CRISIS.

(CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGER, TEXAS, 11TH DISTRICT)

MOST OF THE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS WILL REQUIRE SOME TYPE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT WHEN THEY ARE PROCESSED IN TO THE FACILITY AT SOUTH 1788 AND COUNTY ROAD 150. LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WERE INFORMED THAT THERE ARE CHILDREN THAT ARE BEING BUSSED INTO THE FACILITY THAT HAVE COVID-19.

(CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGER, TEXAS, 11TH DISTRICT)

SOMETIME BETWEEN 2013 AND 2014 THE EMPTY AND SEMI-ABANDONED WEST TEXAS STATE SCHOOL IN PYOTE WAS BEING CONSIDERED AS A PROCESSING AND HOUSING CENTER FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. THIS FACILITY COULD BE USED TO HOUSE THE UNCOMPANIED MINORS, BUT DUE TO LACK OF COORDINATION BETWEEN FEDERAL OFFICIALS THIS HAS NOT BEEN CONSIDERED.

(CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGER, TEXAS, 11TH DISTRICT)

IT IS UNKNOWN HOW LONG THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WILL BE USING THIS FACILITY. CONGRESSMAN AUGUST PFLUGAR AND MIDLAND ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THIS WILL NOT BE A TREND OF BEING BLINDSIDED BY U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031521)-ODESSA POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARY ON VAN STREET

Odessa, Texas/March 15, 2021-On March 8, 2021 at approximately 1:32 pm, a burglary occurred in the 2400 block of Van Street. Investigation revealed that an unknown male subject burglarized a shop and stole over $300 worth of tools. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance photos contact Detective J. Santana at 432-335-4964 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #21-0003689.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(031221)-Landgraf’s Active Shooter Alert Bill Passes Out Of Committee

AUSTIN, TEXAS/MARCH 12, 2021-STATE REPRESENTATIVE BROOKS LANDGRAF PRESENTED HOUSE BILL 103-ACTIVE SHOOTER ALERT BILL DURING A HEARING OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY ON THURSDAY. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE BILL, PASSING IT ON FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FULL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

REPRESENTATIVE LANDGRAF CRAFTED HB 103 AFTER WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS FROM THE AUGUST 31ST, 2019 MASS SHOOTING, WHEN A MOBILE GUNMAN KILLED 7 PEOPLE AND INJURED 25 OTHERS ACROSS ODESSA AND MIDLAND. LEILAH HERNANDEZ A 15-YEAR-OLD ODESSA HIGH STUDENT WAS THE YOUNGEST VICTIM KILLED ON AUGUST 31ST.

HOUSE BILL 103 WOULD REQUIRE THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE ACTIVE SHOOTER ALERT SYSTEM. DPS WOULD ACTIVATE THE ALERT SYSTEM ON THE REQUEST OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WHO DETERMINES THERE IS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION.

(JESSE PORRAS, FAMILY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY THE AUGUST 31ST, 2019 MOBILE ACTIVE SHOOTER)

IF HOUSE BILL 103 IS PASSED BY THE TEXAS STATE HOUSE AND STATE SENATE, THE TEXAS ACTIVE SHOOTER ALERT SYSTEM WOULD BECOME LAW ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

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