DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(122519)-SHOOTING INVESTIGATION AT 5231 WEST 22ND IN ODESSA

WEST ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 25, 2019-ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD AT 5:02PM, ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO AND AMBULANCE RUN-GUNSHOT VICTIM CALL AT 5231 WEST 22ND ST. WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVIED, OFFICERS FOUND A MALE VICTIM THAT HAD BEEN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VICTIM WAS IDENTIFIED AS MARCELO BEJARANO JR., 19 YEARS OF AGE. BEJARANO WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED. THE “ACTOR” WAS SEEN FLEEING THE SCENE PRIOR TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVING. NO ARREST HAVE BEEN MADE, ANYONE WTIH INFORMATION REGARING THIS INCIDENT CONTACT LT. DOMINGUEZ OR INVESTIGATOR CORINNA McMEANS AT THE ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 432-335-3050 THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUES THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(122419)-MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY/MCSO CHRISTMAS

MIDLAND, TEXAS/DECEMBER 24, 2019-THE MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY ALONG WITH THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TROOPERS WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY PARTICIPATED IN THE 35TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER. VISITORS TO THE EVENT ENJOYED HAM, MASHED PATATOES, BLACK EYED PEAS AND PUMPKIN PIE. CHILDREN RECEIVED CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND OTHER GOODIES AND PARENTS RECEIVED DECROTIVE BLANKETS. (CHIEF DEPUTY RORY MCKINNEY, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “IT’S AWESOM TO COME OUT AND SHOW, TELL PEOPLE THAT WE ARE HERE, WE CARE. WE’RE HERE FOR THEM; ANYTHING THEY NEED, ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS, IS CONTACT US, AND THIS IS JUST ONE WAY FOR US TO GIVE BACK TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.” A LARGE CROWD GATHERED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY AT 9:00AM MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23RD FOR FELLOWSHIP AND TO MEET LOCAL LAWENFORCEMENT, AND TO ENJOY A TASTY MEAL. (CHIEF DEPUTY RORY MCKINNEY, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE THAT DON’T HAVE FAMILIES LEFT, AND WE WANT TO BE PART OF THEIR FAMILY AND IF THEY NEED SOMETHING ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS LET US KNOW.” THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY WAS STARTED IN 1984 BY MARIANO AND MARY RENDON, SR. TO BRING JOY AND THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS TO THE COMMUNITY. (JASON IVY, MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY-MIDLAND, TEXAS) “SHOWIN’ THE FACES THAT COME IN THAT AR TIRED, AND FEELING LIKE THERE’S NO HOPE, AND THEY COME AND SEE HOW THE LORD WILL PROVIDE, IF THEY’LL JUST TRUST HIM, AND GIVE THEIR LIFE TO HIM AND ACCEPT HIM AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR, THAT THAT THE LORD-HE’LL MAKE A WAY, IT ALWAYS SEEMS, AND WE’RE SO GRATEFUL FOR MIDLAND, THE CITY OF MIDLAND HAS BEEN SO FAITHFUL TO DONATE THEIR GOODS; THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE HERE IN MIDLAND THAT HELP DONATE THE FUNDS, THEY’RE VOLUNTEERING TIME, THE TOYS, THE FOOD EVERYTHING, AND AND THERE’S A LOT GOOD PEOPLE WE COULD’NT DO WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT AND PRAYER.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(122319)-ECSO INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN WEST ODESSA

WEST ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 23, 2019-ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD, ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPPUTIES ON PATROL RESPONDED TO 5231 WEST 22ND STREET IN WEST ODESSA IN REFERENCE TO A GUNSHOT VICTIM. THE ALLEGED ACTOR/SUSPECT WAS SEEN RUNNING AWAY FROM THE SCENE. A RESIDENT OF THE AREA SAID THAT SHOTS WERE FIRED AT AROUND 5PM AND THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER WINDOW APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN SHATTERED FROM THE GUNSHOTS. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. THE ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CID AND CSI WERE AT THE SCENE. THE INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121919)-2CAR PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN NORTH ODESSA-UPDATE

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 19, 2019-ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH AT APPROXIMATLEY 9:50 AM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO 42ND AND TOM GREEN IN REFERENCE TO A MAJOR CRASH INVOLVING 2 VEHICLES AND A PEDESTRIAN. A BLUE DODGE CARAVAN, OPERATED BY RENEE VINCENT, 54 YEARS OF AGE, WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 42ND STREET. A RED CHEVROLET COLORAD, OPERATED BY DANA GONZALEZ, 23 YEARS OF AGE, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET ATTEMPTING TO TURN SOUTHBOUND ONTO TOM GREEN. A PEDESTRIAN, LATER IDENTIFIED AS ABLA ALMAIAH, 53 YEARS OF AGE, WAS ATTEMPTING TO WALK EASTBOUND ACROSS TOM GREEN AT A CROSSWALK. DANA GONZALEZ FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY AND WAS STRUCK BY THE DODGE CARAVAN, CAUSING THE CHEVROLET COLORADO TO THEN STRIKE THE PEDESTRIAN. ALMAIAH, WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND LATER AIR-LIFTED TO LUBBOCK WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. ALMAIAH IS CURRENTLY LISTED AS BEING IN CRITICAL CONDITION. NO REPORTS OF ANY OTHER INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121919)-ADRIAN URQUIDI CANDIDATE FOR MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL

MIDLAND, TEXAS/DECEMBER 19, 2019-ADRIAN URQUIDI, CANDIDATE FOR MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2 IS A RESIDENT OF THAT DISTRICT AND DECIDED TO THROW HIS PROVERBIAL HAT INTO THE UPCOMING MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL RACE. (ADRIAN URQUIDI, CANDIDATE FOR MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2) CANDIDATE URQUIDI BELIEVES THAT ECONOMIC DIVERSITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO DISTRICT 2 AND BENFITS THE ENTIRE CITY OF MIDLAND. (ADRIAN URQUIDI, CANDIDATE FOR MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2) THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR ADRIAN URQUIDI, IF ELECTED IS TO FIX THE STREETS IN DISTRICT 2 AND FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT. (ADRIAN URQUIDI, CANDIDATE FOR MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121819)-ODESSA PD INVESTIGATING 2 CAR PEDESTRIAN CRASH

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 18, 2019-THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC UNIT IS INVESTIGATING A MAJOR CRASH THAT OCCURED DURING THE MID-DAY HOURS NEAR 42ND STREET AND TOM GREEN. THE CRASH INVOLVED TWO VEHICLES AND A PEDESTRIAN. THE PEDESTRIAN SUSTAINED LIFE-THEARTENING INJURIES AS A RESULT OF THE CRASH. MOTORIST WERE ENCOURGED TO TAKE ALTERNATE ROUTES AND AVOID THE CRASH AREA. MORE INFOMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121519)-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 15, 2019-THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATED IT’S 50 YEAR ANNIVERSAY WITH A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR THE FAMILIES THAT THE “Y” SERVES. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE ARE THE LARGEST DAYCARE PROVIDER HERE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN. WE SERVICE OVER 450 LOW INCOME FAMILIES. ABOUT 80% OF OUR CLIENTEL ARE LOW INCOME. AND SO, THE YMCA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM WITH SOME THEIR CHILD CARE NEEDS.” KIDS ENJOYED SEVERAL ACTIVITES LIKE WRITING LETTERS TO SANTA, COOKIE DECORATING AND ORNAMENT MAKING, AND WATCHING THE GRINCH MOVIE. MOM, DAD’S AND KIDS WERE ENTERTAINED BY SANTA WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE GRINCH. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE REALLY WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH, AND SINCE WE ARE ABOUT FAMILIES, WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE FAMILY AND CHRISTMAS AND YOU KINOW OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES AND PRINCIPLES, AND THROWING AN EVENT FOR THE FAMILIES” YMCA STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS PUT TOGETHER THE CHRISTMAS EVENT THAT INCLUDED PIZZA FOR KIDS AND BRISKET AND ALL THE SIDES FOR MOM AND DAD’S. (DESIREA BRITO, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE CAN GET SO BUSY WITH OUR DAY TO DAY THAT WE FORGET TO STEP ASIDE AND DO FAMILY MOMENTS LIKE THIS THAT WE CREATE, UHM, OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEND TIME ONE ON ONE WITH OUR KIDS AND BE FUN AND SILLY, AND SO, I THINK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE AN EVENT LIKE THIS WHERE FAMILIES CAN COME OUT AND YOU KNOW, HAVE FUN TOGETHER AS A FAMILY MAKING MEMORIES.” THE 50TH ANNIVERSAY OF THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA STARTED WITH AN OPEN HOUSE EARLIER IN THE DAY AND A SILENT AUCTION. OVER 80 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE “Y”. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121419)-KENDRA SCOTT TRUNK SHOW BENEFITING CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

DESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 14, 2019-KENDRA SCOTT LOCATED IN MIDLAND, HOSTED AN EXCLUSIVE TRUNK SHOW IN SUPPORT OF THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK AT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. HOSPTIAL STAFF HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOP FROM A WIDE SELECTION JEWELRY AND OTHER ITEMS (ILIANA SILVA, MARKETING & PHILANTHROPIC MANAGER-KENDRA SCOTT) KENDRA SCOTT REACHES OUT TO THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES BY SUPPORTING NON-PROFITS AND WORTHY CAUSES LIKE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS (ILIANA SILVA, MARKETING & PHILANTHROPIC MANAGER-KENDRA SCOTT) MONEY THAT IS RAISED THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS HELP THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK WITH NEEDED EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. (HALEY HOWEY, CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK COORDINATOR-MCH) IN 2018 THE KENDRA SCOTT TRUNK SHOW HELPED CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK WITH A GENEROUS DONATION. (HALEY HOWEY, CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK COORDINATOR-MCH

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121319)-STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE BUILDING

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 13, 2019-AT 3:30AM, FRIDAY MORNING ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT A LONG-TIME BUSINESS IN SOUTH ODESSA. THE OLD PIONEER FURNITURE STORE BUILDING WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES PROMPTING FIREFIGHTERS TO TAKE A DEFENSIVE POSITION TO BATTLE THE BLAZE. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE FIRE CAUSED THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING TO COLLAPSE ON THE TOP FLOOR, THEN COLLAPSING ON THE SECOND AND FINALLY ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE INTENSE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY THE CONTENTS INSIDES THE BUILDING. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE PIONEER FURNITURE STORE WAS PART OF THE ODESSA SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS HISTORY AND ECONOMY FOR SEVERAL DECADES AND CLOSED SOMETIME IN THE EARLY TO MID 80’S. (SAUL ORTEGA, ASSISTANT CHIEF-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) FIRE INVESTIGATORS WILL SOON BEGIN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO DETERMIN THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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