• September 26, 2020

Tags : midland-odessa shooting

After two Texas mass shootings, Greg Abbott wants to strengthen

Texas Department of Public Safety officials overseeing a program Gov. Greg Abbott tapped to help halt potential mass shootings say staffing shortages and privacy concerns stand in the way of taking more preventive action against such massacres. But the department hasn’t specified the current number of analysts participating in what’s called the Suspicious Activity Reporting Network, how potential threats […]Read More

Analysis: The delicate balance of protecting Texans in a state

Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration that words are inadequate and must be met with action signals a turn from politics to policy. He’s better, historically speaking, at the former. What he’s proposing now will require some coalition-building in a divided political culture and with a Legislature riven by scandal. Abbott had a good legislative session this year, […]Read More

More than football: Franklin, Odessa Permian teams to show act

The match between the Franklin Cougars and Permian Panthers tonight at Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium will be about much more than just football. In the wake of the tragedies that struck both communities recently, the two teams plan to unite on the field before kickoff to show support for each other and demonstrate the strength of […]Read More

Texas House Democrats ask Gov. Greg Abbott to call a

Democrats in the Texas House are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to convene a special legislative session to address gun violence — a move designed to place even more pressure on the state’s top GOP official to act in the wake of two deadly mass shootings just weeks apart. A letter to Abbott was delivered Wednesday morning, […]Read More

Emergence’s Community Recovery Center Therapists prepare for retraumatized residents following Midland/Odessa

Officials with Emergence Health Network (EHN), are again preparing for local residents who may have been retraumatized by news and coverage of the mass shooting in Midland/Odessa. EHN, operators of the Community Recovery Center specifically developed to address the mental health care needs of residents in the borderland region following the event on August 3, […]Read More