New Ector County Republican Party Leadership Holds an Open House and Meet & Greet Event

Odessa, Texas/June 21, 2024-The Ector County Republican Party recently held an Open House-Meet & Greet event at the Party Headquarters. Donna Kelm, the newly elected Party Chair as well as the newly elected precinct chairs met with supporters and guests. 

(Donna Kelm, Party Chair-Ector County Republican Party/Odessa, Texas) 

The new ECRP leadership plan to have a swearing –in ceremony in next couple of weeks and meetings to discuss strategies and logistics. 

(Donna Kelm, Party Chair-Ector County Republican Party/Odessa, Texas) 

Ronnie Lewis, the newly elected Precinct Chair 203, a volunteer position is excited for the new leadership and moving the Party forward. 

(Ronnie Lewis, ECRP Pct. Chair 203- Ector County Republican Party/Odessa, Texas) 

Donna Kelm, the new Ector County Republican Chair plans to do and outreach program to educate local High School students that will be eligible to vote on the importance of going to the polls and voting. 

(Donna Kelm, Party Chair-Ector County Republican Party/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

FREE CAR SEAT & BOOSTER SEAT INSPECTIONS

Odessa, Texas/June 2024, 20The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, TxDot and Odessa Fire Rescue held the annual Free Car Seat and Booster Seat inspections. State statistic show that there is about 98.8% misuse of child safety seats. 

(Gina Rodriguez, Manager-Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety/Kid’s Safe Initiative Program) 

Families with an outdated car seat or a child safety seat with missing parts are eligible to receive a free car seat through a distribution program provided by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and TxDot. 

(Gina Rodriguez, Manager-Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety/Kid’s Safe Initiative Program) 

The Free Car Seat and Booster Seat Inspections are held throughout the State of Texas hosted by various agencies. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Vendor Market and Car Show Benefiting VFW Post 4372

Odessa, Texas/June 17, 2024-On Saturday, June 16th Daizy Guerrero along with her mother Janey Guerrero organized a Vendor Market and Car Show to increase public awareness of the various merchant at the Mini Mall on Andrews Hwy. 

(Daizy Guerrero, Vendor-Mini Mall & Flea Market/Odessa, Texas) 

Around 30 vendors at the event paid a $20 fee to be part of the vendor market and car show. The funds raised will benefit the Paul G. Mahoney, Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 4372 located at on Andrews Hwy., in north Ector County. 

(Mark Ramos, Property Manager- Mini Mall & Flea Market/Odessa, Texas) 

There are plans in the works for the next Vendor Market and Car Show sometime in late summer or in the fall. 

(Daizy Guerrero, Vendor-Mini Mall & Flea Market/Odessa, Texas) 

For information on the Mini Mall and Flea Market or upcoming events call 432-366-5881 or 915-321-0567 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

The Salvation Army in Odessa Officially Reopens Mabee Red Shield Lodge

Odessa, Texas/June 14, 2024-The Salvation Army in Odessa held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official reopening of the Shelter. The Salvation Army Shelter has been open and operating since December 2023. 

(Capt. Robert Coriston, Commanding Officer-Salvation Army/Odessa-Midland, Texas) 

In years past the Salvation Army required those seeking shelter during dangerous summer and winter weather to provide identification. Now, the Salvation Army welcomes anyone needing help without an ID. 

(Capt. Robert Coriston, Commanding Officer-Salvation Army/Odessa-Midland, Texas) 

The Salvation Army shelter in Odessa has 54 beds and can provide cots for overflow, and partners with other nonprofit agencies to provide shelter for families. 

(Capt. Robert Coriston, Commanding Officer-Salvation Army/Odessa-Midland, Texas) 

The City of Odessa has made a commitment to help the Salvation Army with the growing homeless population by providing funding through Community Development Block Grants. 

 (Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

The reopening of the Salvation Army shelter in Odessa also kicked off programs to help the homeless towards self-sufficiency. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

Midland Animal Services New Pet Food Pantry Program to Keep Pets at Pet Owners Home

Midland, Texas/June 12, 2024-The City of Midland Animal Services will be providing a food pantry for pets, and it is scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 13th, during regular business hours. The pet food pantry is a first come first serve program and is funded through donations. 

(Melissa Griffin-Hobson, Manager-Midland Animal Services/Midland, Texas) 

Officers with Midland Animal Services will be able to provide pet food to elderly pet owners that are not able to make the trip to the Animal Services location. 

(Melissa Griffin-Hobson, Manager-Midland Animal Services/Midland, Texas) 

The Midland Animal Services provides high quality pet food for those dogs and cats that are at the shelter. Various types and brands of pet food will be available at the pet food pantry that pet owners can choose from.

(Melissa Griffin-Hobson, Manager-Midland Animal Services/Midland, Texas)

For more information on Pet Food Pantry, contact the City of Midland Animal Services during regular business hours. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

 

 

 

Phillips 66 Awards $115,000 to Odessa Family YMCA, Odessa College and Midland YMCA for Water Safety Programs

 

Odessa, Texas/June 9, 2024-Phillips 66 recently provided funds totaling $115,000 to the Odessa Family YMCA, Odessa College and the Midland Family for free swim lessons and water safety programs. Phillips 66 supports programs in the communities that they work and live in. 

(Eric Edens, Area Operations Manager/Triad Assests-Phillips 66/Permian Basin/Texas) 

The Midland YMCA received $40,000 from the Pillips 66 $115,000 grant which will be used to springboard their Safety Around Water program, that is made available to all families of all ages. This program teaches families how to be safe around any body of water. 

(Devon Copeland, Aquatics Director/Lifeguard Trainer-American Red Cross-Midland YMCA/Midland, Texas) 

Odessa College received $25,000 from the $115,000 Phillips 66 grant to help with programs that would be difficult for the college to acquire funding for. The funding will allow free swim safety lessons for the community regardless of economic status. 

(Adam Lucio, Sports Center Coordinator-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA was awarded $50,000 that will go towards the new pool Phillips 66 program that will include: safety around water presentation and training. The program is planned to begin in Fall. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA is offering free swim lessons vouchers. Individuals must attend the hour and a half Safety Around Water class to be eligible for the swim lesson voucher. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

Visit the Odessa Family YMCA at odessaymca.org or on Facebook for more information on the Safety Around Water program and the swim lesson vouchers. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.