Petitioners seeking council change plan final push

first_imgHome Local News Government Petitioners seeking council change plan final push WhatsApp Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Pinterest The chief organizer of the petition drive seeking to force a May election allowing Odessans to vote on a proposed restructuring of the Odessa City Council says he is confident supporters have already collected the minimum signatures needed. But plans still call for collecting more signatures in the coming weeks throughout the city.One reason is to provide a buffer to ensure they have enough signatures if any are deemed invalid, said Jim Rector, a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission and real estate developer who first proposed the changes to the council. Another reason, Rector said, is “people keep wanting to sign.”“You can see what the interest level is because we are already over what the absolute minimum is,” Rector said, adding that supporters were still individually verifying that signatories are registered voters. “And we did it in less than a month.”The proposed changes would create a seven-member board with a mayor who can vote on council business and a new seat for a council member elected at large. Today, Mayor David Turner can only vote in cases of a tie among the five other council members representing single-member districts.Proponents also launched a website this week with the name “Odessa Forward,” marketing a final push to collect the signatures in the week before the Super Bowl. It lists businesses where supporters can sign, including that of former District 2 Councilman Kirk Edwards.“We wanted to have one week, kind of like the early voting week, where everybody in Odessa knows there are areas for the final sign up period for this petition,” said Edwards, an oilman who owns Latigo Petroleum off University Boulevard. “And we will have businesses in every area of the city, in every City Council district, so everyone can be well represented that wants to sign the petition.”Edwards said he felt confident the petition would succeed, “but still we want everyone to get involved that thinks the current arrangement is a problem and go out and sign the petition at these local businesses the week before the Super Bowl.”A majority of the City Council opposes the election.Three members of the City Council — District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales, District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton — combined in December to deny a request to call the May election. District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner said they support the proposal to restructure the council.Rector said the restructuring proposal is not meant to break up the bloc on the City Council that denied the election and voted together on a series of other controversial issues, such as the firing of the city manager in September. And voters’ approval of the changes would not succeed in doing so before November, when Graff terms out.“We need those extra minds and thoughts,” Rector said. “What’s going on is bad, but really that doesn’t make a difference. We need more people with knowledge of the city and can vote for the city. Our council people right now are woefully short of their knowledge of the city.”State law requires local governmental bodies to call an election if five percent of voters sign a petition demanding one. Rector said updating records of registered voters show a successful petition would require nearly 2,300 voters in the Odessa, or about 200 fewer than they had anticipated. But the target remains much higher, organizers say.A group formed to oppose the proposal, Odessa Together, which includes members of minority voting rights groups, argues the new seven-member board would illegally dilute the strength of Hispanic voters. The group has also threatened to challenge the changes in court.Gonzales, who lent his support to the Odessa Together group, since distanced himself from that claim. But he argues the changes would unfairly favor Odessa’s east side, sentiments echoed by Graff and Hamilton last week at a contentious City Council meeting.Graff and Hamilton have also argued the restructured council would be discriminatory, with Hamilton calling the proposal racist.But organizers of the petition drive say a cross-section of Odessans from throughout the city have signed so far.“It’s a good representation of Odessa, from what I’ve seen,” said Chris Wray, an insurance agent who has collected signatures and helped organize the petition drive.More Information WhatsApp Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Twitter Here is a link to the new Odessa Forward website. 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Pound struggles with crowding

first_img From left, Flora, a female Labrador and Roxy, a female German shepherd wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Pinterest WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Home Local News Pound struggles with crowding Shelter Director Maribel Vasquez visits with Serenity, a black cat waiting to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Simba is one of the cats waiting to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) From left, Athena, a female Blue lacy and Apollo, a male Boxer wait to be apopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Local News Pound struggles with crowding The total animals euthanized last year was also fewer than half what it was in 2011, before a series of reforms that included improvements in the way animals are cared for. But the recent increase, dovetailing with another oil boom, troubles Vasquez.“We try not to euthanize any animal that can be adoptable but right now we are getting so many animals in on a daily basis it’s just hard to keep up,” Vasquez said.Now, dogs and cats surrendered by their owners face the threat of being put down on the same day to avoid overcrowding. The amount of adoptions does not relieve the daily intake, which can be about 30 dogs a day. On Monday, Vasquez said two dozen cats were brought to the pound at once, and 20 were euthanized.She said some of the increase in euthanized animals can be explained by better screening practices that led to greater detection of animals brought in suffering from serious illnesses such as parvo.But Vasquez attributed the spike in animals brought to OAC from the city limits and Ector County to several factors. Others include more people moving to the area because of the oil boom and a tightening housing market. She cited irresponsible pet ownership, including backyard breeding and poor decisions not to spay and neuter pets.“It’s a community issue that we really need to start working on,” Vasquez said. “We need to change people’s mentality out here in Odessa that animals are not a source of income they are living beings.”OAC also struggles with a staffing shortage, she said, that limited the amount of adoption events they could put on in the city.Animal control once had such events about twice a month. Now they strive for once a month, she said, with an upcoming event at PetSmart on June 16.Statistics kept by OAC also show fewer animals taken in by rescue groups — 744 animals in 2017, compared to more than 1,200 animals in each of the two years prior.So far in 2018, OAC has euthanized 1,356 animals.The city needs a new or expanded animal control facility, said Veterinarian Dr. Henry Lide, the vice chair of the city’s Animal Control Advisory Committee and a member for about five years. He also said city policies are needed to ensure more pets are spayed and neutered and greater accountability for neglect or abandonment.“They just really don’t have enough room to handle the number of animals that are coming in on a daily basis and that’s not really going to change until you have spay and neuter laws or people wise up and say we don’t need to breed dogs,” Lide said.Greater spaying and neutering, Vasquez said, “would save us a lot of heartache.”In 2016, the Odessa City Council passed an animal control ordinance that created stiffer penalties for stray and neglected pets.But the City Council nixed provisions for mandatory spaying and neutering, along with a requirement for Odessans to get their animals microchipped. A majority of city leaders described those provisions, which advocates said would reduce the stray population and create tools for greater enforcement, as overly burdensome.More than a year later, OAC is regularly hitting its capacity for dogs of 150 established to prevent overcrowding. On Wednesday, there were 145 dogs at the facility.“This year we are still telling people that if you owner surrender your animal, we are not guaranteeing that the animal will make it through the end of the day,” Vasquez said. “And people are still leaving them behind. It is very sad that these poor animals have to die because their owners didn’t care enough.” Pinterest From left, Flora, a female Labrador and Roxy, a female German shepherd wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) WhatsApp Amid reforms at Odessa Animal Control and an oil bust, officials in charge of stray and unwanted animals touted a hard-won success by the beginning of 2017: The pound had not euthanized an animal fit for adoption for more than two years.But that’s no longer the case, as OAC struggles to avoid crowding as the amount of dogs and cats it takes in rises — a problem that becomes worse during summer months, OAC Manager Maribel Vasquez said.Overall, OAC reported euthanizing 4,003 animals in 2017, a more than 63 percent increase from the year prior.That figure includes animals euthanized deemed too vicious or ill to put up for adoption, along with animals put down in the field because they are gravely injured. Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Mexican immigrants raise a valedictorianNext articleSULLUM: An overdose is not murder admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From left, Savana and Lilly, both female Labrador mixes wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 1 of 7 Twitter Dogs wait to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Facebook From left, Chase, a male German shepherd, and Chevy, a male Red heeler wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) By admin – June 8, 2018 Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Global Precision Medicine Market (2021 to 2026) – by Technology, Application and Geography –…

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Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

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PG&E Continues to Bolster Senior Leadership Team, Appoints Marlene Santos as Executive Vice President…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 PG&E Continues to Bolster Senior Leadership Team, Appoints Marlene Santos as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusiness TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the appointment of Marlene Santos as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer effective March 15, 2021. Ms. Santos will be responsible for a broad range of services and teams that support the more than 16 million people that PG&E serves in Northern and Central California. This includes PG&E’s customer contact centers; programs supporting energy efficiency, electric vehicles, rooftop solar, demand response and low-income customers; billing, metering and account services; marketing and communications; and Regional Leadership Teams that PG&E will form as part of its regionalization efforts. She will report to Patti Poppe, PG&E Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Marlene Santos Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer (Photo: Business Wire) “I truly believe that every decision we make at PG&E must begin with our customers at the forefront. I am excited to have Marlene join our team and bring her deep experience in delivering outstanding, industry-recognized customer service that is known for its innovation and customer centricity. She brings both her keen skillset and her caring heart to our work. I know our entire team will look forward to working with Marlene as we strive to deliver better experiences and outcomes for the customers we are privileged to serve,” said Ms. Poppe. For the past two years, Ms. Santos served as President of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra). Prior to that, she served as NextEra’s Chief Integration Officer for the company’s acquisition of Gulf Power and two other acquisitions. During her nearly 40-year career with NextEra, she served in several other senior operational and leadership roles including Vice President, Customer Service for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Ms. Santos brings a wide breadth of experience including delivering best-in-class customer service, safety improvements, digital transformation, smart grid enablement, data analytics and artificial intelligence deployment, cultural transformation, and emergency response to natural disasters. “I am honored to join Patti and the PG&E team. California and its customers are on the cutting edge of innovation and clean energy, and PG&E’s customer service approach must reflect those guiding principles. I know our 25,000 coworkers are engaged and working hard every day to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to the homes and businesses of Northern and Central California. I look forward to listening to and understanding our customers’ needs so that we can continuously improve our customers’ experience in the years ahead,” said Ms. Santos. In her two years as President of Gulf Power Company, Ms. Santos led the work that has improved safety by over 90%, reduced operating costs by almost 30%, reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20%, and improved reliability by 50%. Ms. Santos joined FPL in 1981 and served in positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of finance, marketing and customer service. Under her leadership, FPL was consistently recognized for providing outstanding customer service, including the J.D. Power Award for ranking highest in residential customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South. FPL also was named a “Utility Customer Champion” for outstanding performance among the nation’s leading utilities by Market Strategies International in both 2016 and 2015; and received the prestigious ServiceOne Award for excellent customer service among utilities in the United States and Canada for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. Ms. Santos graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami with both a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration. Her committee service has included the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Women in Energy Forum. About PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and View source version on CONTACT: Media Relations 415.973.5930 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY UTILITIES OIL/GAS SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 09:12 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 09:12 AM Facebook Previous articleHow the pandemic has changed rush hourNext articleADC Announces Appointment of COO & SVP Product Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa

first_img Previous article051419_Wallace_Dunn_JF_03Next articleAshlyn Walker Digital AIM Web Support George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa Twitter Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Facebook Local Newscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest 2018 – 19 Valedictorian: Morena Leyva. 2018 – 19 Salutatorian: Cesar Montano. 2018 – 19 Top 10 Graduates: Morena Leyva, No. 1; Cesar Montano, No. 2, Emilia Gutierrez, No. 3, Jesus Rodriguez Carrasco, No. 4; Annalisa Iniguez, No. 5; Hailie Zundt, No. 6; Brianna Amparan, No. 7; Sara Bolton, No. 8; Nelson Nabua, No. 9; Auden Salazar, No. 10. National Honor Society Graduating Seniors: Sara Bolton, Emilia Gutierrez, Annalisa Iniguez, Morena Leyva, Cesar Montano, Liette Ruiz, Auden Salazar. National Honor Society Officers: Cesar Montano, president; Jalaya Williams, vice president; Adamary Dominguez, secretary; Carina Granado, treasurer; Saydee Galvan, historian. NTO Superintendent’s Student Advisory (Seniors): Ethan Baeza, Emilia Gutierrez, Auden Salazar, Liette Ruiz. Texas Scholars – 12th Grade: Gabriella Avila, Michael Daniels, Lindsey Greathouse, Emilia Gutierrez, Nichole Hernandez, Annalisa Iniguez, Morena Leyva, Cesar Montano, Diego Ortega, Andrea Ruiz, Hailie Zundt. Senior Class Awards: Ethan Baeza, Mr NTO; Sara Bolton, Miss NTO; Nelson Nabua, Prom King; Cesar Montano, Prom King Court; Auden Salazar, Prom King Court; Emilia Gutierrez, Prom Queen; Sara Bolton, Prom Queen Court; Morena Leyva, Prom Queen Court; Cesar Montano, Most Outstanding; Morena Leyva, Most Outstanding; Lord Simon Cotiamco, Best Work Ethic; Morena Leyva, Best Work Ethic; Auden Salazar, Best Director; Sara Bolton, Best Director; Brianna Amparan, Most Creative; Abraham Lomeli, Most Creative; Sara Bolton, Best Dressed; Abraham Lomeli, Best Dressed; Lord Simon Cotiamco, Best Fortnite Dancer. National Honor Society – 11th Grade: Adamary Dominguez, Saydee Galvan, Clarissa Garcia, Carina Granado, Mena Kamel, Oliver Martin, Jordan Ortega, Jalaya WIlliams. Texas Scholars – 11th Grade: Sara Carrillo, Alejandro Corona, Adamary Dominguez, Clarissa Garcia, Carina Granado, Daniel Levario, Oliver Martin, Christian Martinez, Jasmine Sotelo, Evalee Steen. NTO Superintendent’s Student Advisory (Juniors): Briana Martinez, Christopher Sparks, Avery Vega, Jalaya Williams. Junior Class Awards: Brock Bizzel, Most Outstanding; Clarissa Garcia, Most Outstanding; Saydee Galvan, Best Work Ethic; Joseph Ramirez, Best Work Ethic; Brock Bizzel, Best Director; Lucia Navarette, Best Director; Gladys Romero, Most Creative; Oliver Martin, Most Creative; Jordan Ortega, Best Dressed; Lucia Navarette, Best Dressed; Brock Bizzel, Best Fortnite Dancer; Marissa Alaniz, Best Fortnite Dancer. Texas Scholars – 10th Grade: Kynedie Allen, Taylor Barringer, Zaira Corrales, David Dilbeck, Breanna Galindo, Jesus Guerra, Noah Heredia, Diana Hernandez, Yashmine Hernandez, Taylor Linder, Jerad Olivera, Brandy Perez, Elizabeth Ramirez, Caytlynn Tutt, Andrea Wall. Junior Class Awards: Adolfo Rodriguez, Most Outstanding; Yashmine Hernandez, Most Outstanding; Arabella Abrera, Best Work Ethic; Dolapo Ogunsola, Best Work Ethic; Andrew Forrester, Best Director; Arabella Abrera, Best Director; Andrea Wall, Most Creative; Amru Ramirez, Most Creative; Emmanuel Garcia, Best Dressed; Brissa Hinojos, Best Dressed; Victor Ramirez, Best Fortnite Dancer; Yashmine Hernandez, Best Fortnite Dancer. Texas Scholars – 9th Grade: Jazmin Alamos, Julian Askenette, Kacey Bethune, Elizabeth Blue, Josiah Borunda, Ignacio Camacho, Mackenzie Campos, Shannon Drake, Naeli Garcia, Lilyanna Guebara, Kendal Guiley, Jessica Hodgins, Alexis Lampton, Amara Machuca-Reyes, Alondra Moreno Chaidez, Ashlynn Nail, Molly Paddock, Justin Pike, Mikaela Sharp, Samantha Simental, Cerissa Soria, Sebastian Tello, Marc Anthony Ureste, Stevie Vore. Freshman Class Awards: Sebastian Tello, Most Outstanding; Gisel Hernandez, Most Outstanding; Sebastian Tello, Best Work Ethic; Isabella Facucci – Dishon, Best Work Ethic; Ty Pitcox, Best Director; Stevie Vore, Best Director; Ivanna Olivas-Perez, Most Creative; Christian Camarena, Most Creative; Shyla Ramirez, Most Creative; Melissa Cardenas, Best Dressed; Jacob Gonzalez, Best Dressed; MacKenzie Campos, Best Fortnite Dancer; Jacob Gonzalez, Best Fortnite Dancer.CLUBS, TEAMS, AND RECOGNITIONS Decathlon Team Captains: Sara Bolton & Clarissa Garcia. Decathlon Team Members: Clarissa Garcia, Sara Bolton, Caylee Hernandez, Gabriella Avila, Jose Ortega, Caleb Shook, Jesus Rodriguez (1st place Interview), Jodn Morales, Andrew Forester. Octathlon Team Members: Chanel Ramos, Andrea Wall, Adrian Casias, Dolapo Ogunsola, Enelicia Rivera, Christian Camarena, Maya Barrios, Angelina McKeon. Conaway Congressional Youth Advisory Council: Michael Christesson, Jodn Morales Gallegos, Malea Grady, Carina Granado, Emilia Gutierrez, Abigail Medina, Dolapo Ogunsola, Chanel Ramos, Yazmin Rodriguez, Caytlynn Tutt. Archery Club members: Cesar Borunda, Brandon Green, Mikaela Sharp. NTO Anchor Club: Simon Cotiamco, president; Nelson Nabua, vice president; Daniel Bustillos, Mayrani Gauna Varela, Emilia Gutierrez, Morena Leyva, Cesar Montano, Jodn Morales Gallegos, Zebastian Munoz, DaJuan Rushin,. Model Organizations of the American States: Ethan Baeza, Sara Bolton, Annaliza Iniguez, Diego Ortega, Chanel Ramos, Andrea Liette Ruiz, Auden Salazar. Gifted and Talented – 9th Grade: Isabel Acosta, Angela Aguirre, Jazmin Alamos, Kali Avila, Emily Banda, Yaretzy Benavides, Elizabeth Blue, Ricardo Camarena, Brandon Carrasco, Imanol Dominguez Navarrete, Isabella Fanucci-Dishon, Amy Galindo, Naeli Garcia, Taisha Garcia, Lilyanna Guebara, Jaden Haynes, Sasha Hernandez, Jessica Hodgins, Madison Houston, Jacob Moss, Abigail Murillo, Ashlynn Nail, Heighlyn Nunez, Shyla Ramirez, Mario Rayos, Sebastian Tello, Alejandro Tercero, Tequila Rose Tolbert, Ana Valadez Rodriguez, Stevie Vore, Samuel Weaks,. Gifted and Talented – 10th Grade: Johnathan Camacho, Jazlynn Ceballos, Jessica Crawford, Jarrod Drinkard, Jabin Duran, Andrew Forester, Breanna Galindo, Emily Gutierrez, Yashmine Hernandez, Mariya Mancha, Nora Martinez, Cooper Maugham, Sopheah Owen, Chanel Ramos, Adolfo Rodriguez, Xavier Sivley, Nathan Sudell, Caytlynn Tutt, Andrea Wall. Gifted and Talented – 11th Grade: Maria Avila, Brock Bizzell, Nicholas Crissinger, Adamary Dominguez, Saydee Galvan, Katherine Mangus, Oliver Martin, Christian Martinez, Jalah Nealy, Jose Ortega, Jose Pintor, Avery Vega, Arwen Weaks. Gifted and Talented – 12th Grade: Brianna Amparan, Alondra Garcia Sanchez, Annalisa Iniguez, Joshua Lopez, Jaden Lujan, Cesar Montano, Diego Ortega, Auden Salazar. NPO News: Ethan Baeza, vice president. Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Team Members: Rebecka Farr, Maria Franco, Gabriela Lopez, Shyla Ramirez, Samuel Weaks. Robotics Team Members: Ricardo Camarena, Michael (Taylor) Christesson, Conway Daniels, Jaden Hayes, Justin Servin, Caleb Shook, Avery Vega, Dylan Quiroz, Hailie Zundt. Rocketry Team Leaders: Sarah Bolton, Michael Christesson. Rocketry Team Members: Crystal Armendariz, Marcos Aviles, Daniel Bustillos, Erica Garcia, Lindsey Greathouse, Andrea Martinez, Justin Servin. NASA High School Aerospace Scholars: Freddy Leyva, Oliver Martin, Ricky Pacheco. Senior Capstone Achievement: Brianna Amparan, Crystal Armendariz, Gabriella Avila, Ethan Baeza, Marcus Barriga, Sara Bolton, Daniel Bustillos, Madelyn Canales, Sergio Carrillo, Emelly Chapa, Kayla Childress, Michael Christesson, Abigail Cisneros, Emma Cooksey, Simon Cotiamco, Conway Daniels, Adnan Ertekin, Alondra Garcia, Erica Garcia, Mayrani Gauna Varela, Iram Gonzalez, Lindsey Greathouse, Emilia Gutierrez, Nichole Hernandez, Katelynn Hicks, Danielle Hornbuckle, Annalisa Iniguez, Marlee Kiker, Denisse Levario, Morena Leyva, Abraham Lomeli-Estrada, Joshua Lopez, Jaden Lujan, Carlos Martinez, Cesar Montano, Jodn Morales, Nelson Nabua, Diego Ortega, Caleb Pacheco, Angelly Palomares, Destiny Porter, Dylan Quiroz, Jesus Rodriguez, Andrea Ruiz, Auden Salazar, Ruth Sanchez, Caleb Shook, Asianna Smith, Nadyne Sotelo, Justin Servin, Hailie Zundt,. Student Council Officers: Sara Bolton, president; Clarissa Garcia, vice president; Chanel Ramos, secretary; Giselle Sosa, Treasurer. Writing Center Tutors: Brianna Amparan, Jazzlyn Ceballos, Carina Granado, Annalisa Iniguez, Menatalla Kamel, Oliver Martin, Dolapo Ogunsola Chanel Ramos, Yazmin Rodriguez, Avery Vega, Andrea Wall, Jalaya Williams. Yearbook Officers: Annalisa Iniguez, editor; Emily Gutierrez & Arabella Abrera, design editors. Yearbook Staff members: Taylor Barringer, Michael McNeil, Amru Ramirez, Victor Ramirez, Shelby Ramos, Andrea Wall.AWARDS First in Family Graduate Award: Ethan Baeza, Emma Cooksey, Michael Daniels, Mayrani Gauna Varela, Carlos Martinez, Christopher Ramirez. Business Professionals of America State Competitors: Ethan Baeza, Brock Bizzell, Auden Salazar, Avery Vega. Family, Career & Community Leaders of America: Katelynn Hicks, TAFE State Perfect 100. UIL Awards: Nicholas Crissinger, All-Region Choir, 2nd Alternate Mixed Choir; Anjelica Garza, 6th chair Freshman All-Region Choir & Alternate in High School All-Region Choir; Madison Houston, Freshman All-Region Band and All-Area Band; Mikaela Sharp, All-Region Choir; Tayler Perez, Sweepstakes UIL Philharmonic Orchestra; Arwen Weaks, All-Region Symphony Orchestra 3rd chair 1st Violin & 1st Division Violin Solo. Extracurricular Awards: Emilia Gutierrez, PHS Swimming Academic Achievement & Most Valuable Female Swimmer;. Community Awards: Alexia Armendariz, $500 1st place award Keep Odessa Beautiful Recycle Fashion Show; Ethan Baeza, United Way Allocation Panel Member; Tayler Perez, 1st Place Teen Dating Violence PSA (Crisis Center).ODESSA COLLEGE CERTIFICATES OF MASTERY/ASSOCIATE DEGREE RECIPIENTS Certificate Recipients from Odessa College: Emma Cooksey, CNA; Nichole Hernandez, CNA; Danielle Hornbuckle, CNA; Angelly Palomares, CNA; Jesus Rodriguez, Pharmacy Technician; Liette Ruiz, Criminal Justice; Nadyne Sotelo, Criminal Justice. Associate Degree: Jodn Morales, Core Completion; Auden Salazar, Core Completion; Liette Ruiz, Associate of Arts.AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE English: Auden Salazar. Faculty Ambassador: Ethan Baeza. Foreign Language: Emilia Gutierrez. Math: Cesar Montano. Science: Morena Leyva. Social Studies: Sara Bolton.last_img read more

Woman charged with punching, choking roommate

first_img TAGS  KeeKee Evans A 24-year-old woman was arrested Friday after she reportedly punched and choked her roommate.KeeKee Kiosha Evans was charged with continuous violence against the family, a third-degree felony, and failed to identify with giving false information, a class A misdemeanor. She also had a warrant of burglary of habitation, a first-degree felony, from Midland County.Officers were dispatched Friday to the 2500 block of N. Tom Green Ave. for a disturbance, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Officers saw subjects walking to the door of a residence and shutting the door, the affidavit stated. Subjects reportedly opened the door and officers saw subjects running out the back door. Officers ran to the backyard and they encountered a female that identified herself as 25-year-old Bianca Delgado.Officers asked Evans if her name was “KeeKee” and she stated that’s her nickname, the affidavit stated. A computer check revealed Evans was a fugitive from justice.The reported assault happened March 29 in the 1100 block of W. 13th St., an OPD affidavit stated.Evan’s roommate, identified as LaKendra Kelly, stated a verbal altercation turned physical, the affidavit detailed. Kelly reportedly stated Evans punched her in the face and then choked her by squeezing her beck impeding her normal breathing. Kelly also stated Evans stole her mobile phone as she fled the residence.Kelly reportedly had visible injuries to the right side of her lower lip and red marks on her neck. Officers stated the injuries are consistent with assaulted and choked.Officers were dispatched on Jan. 19 to the 4300 block of N. Dixie Ave. after Evans reportedly assaulted her ex-girlfriend causing bodily injury. Evans also reportedly stole her ex-girlfriend’s phone.Evans was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She had three bonds totaling $50,000 and was still in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show. WhatsApp Facebook By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Local News Twitter Woman charged with punching, choking roommatecenter_img Previous articleDallas Swindle.jpgNext articleJoshua Villegas.jpg Odessa American Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

AffiniPay Acquires ClientPay: Affirms Position as the Leading Professional Service Payments Company for Large…

first_img Twitter Twitter Facebook AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– AffiniPay, the industry leader in professional services payment solutions, acquired ClientPay, the award-winning digital payment solution, to accelerate the adoption of online payments within large law firms. ClientPay will join AffiniPay’s family of market-leading brands including LawPay, designed exclusively to serve attorneys. Together, LawPay and ClientPay will empower large legal and professional services firms to incorporate credit card, eCheck or digital wallet processing into their practices. Adoption of electronic payment acceptance by large law firms has been gaining momentum and 2020 saw an accelerated double digit growth rate among enterprise firm adoption, due to client demand for contactless payments and the acceleration of CIO/CFO workflow efficiency initiatives. Unlike basic consumer online transactions, large firms have specific payment needs that require solutions purpose-built by industry that integrate securely with their current practice management and accounting software and provide for the processing of large transactions with personalized customer support. This acquisition strengthens AffiniPay’s commitment to serving all professional services firms with solutions customized to serve their needs, spanning from the solo practitioner to the largest legal and professional services organizations. ClientPay will also add key large firm practice management technology partnerships to the AffiniPay and LawPay portfolio, adding to its ecosystem of more than 70 integrated technology partners. This allows all professional services firms to securely integrate electronic payment capabilities into their existing technology platforms. LawPay and ClientPay lead the legal payments market with:Secure integrations allowing for electronic invoice presentment and payments with the industry’s most adopted enterprise matter management providersCustom solutions teams to provide integrations to serve the needs of large enterprisesHighest level of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance payment options, with ClientPay’s customers now able to benefit from AffiniPay’s proactive PCI compliance teamEnhanced security, threat management, access management and privacy commitment to enterprise firmsDedicated customer success team designed for the needs of professionals, answering calls within 20 secondsBroadest legal technology integration ecosystem in the market “At AffiniPay we could not be more excited about bringing ClientPay into our portfolio to further our mission of transforming the way professionals are paid. Together we will be stronger, have better capabilities and will reach further than we could have on our own. This acquisition further strengthens our position in the enterprise market,” said AffiniPay CEO Tom West. “It is with great honor and excitement to announce that ClientPay has joined the AffiniPay family. This next chapter for ClientPay will be one of significant growth, as we join forces with AffiniPay to expand upon our collaborative reach and closely aligned missions and values. We will continue to serve our customers at a world-class level while bringing new intuitive payment technology to make life easier for professional services firms. Collectively, we will be better together for our customers, our partners and the industry,” said Persolvent CEO Jay Bruber. Hennepin Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ClientPay. About ClientPay Based in St. Paul, Minn., ClientPay is an award-winning technology solution developed to make life easier for professional services firms through innovations in digital payment processing. ClientPay has been acknowledged as an industry leader, having been awarded the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Best Financial Technology Solution at the 2018 CODiE Awards in San Francisco. Through integrations with some of the legal industry’s top matter management platforms, ClientPay helps companies get paid faster and reduce write-offs while eliminating billing errors. Learn more at About AffiniPay AffiniPay is the market leader in professional services payments serving legal, accounting, architectural, engineering and construction firms. AffiniPay has been recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies for 8 years in a row. Each of its brands leads the market it serves with solutions purpose-built by industry including LawPay, ClientPay, CPACharge, DesignPay and AffiniPay for Associations. AffiniPay’s solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 professionals with more than 150 strategic partnerships and endorsements, including the American Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Visit to learn more. View source version on CONTACT: Amy Mann AffiniPay Communications Director 512-546-7995 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY LEGAL FINANCE SOFTWARE BANKING SOURCE: AffiniPay Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGSDiane K. BrownEllen Noël Art MuseumLives Lived Well: With Stories to TellPermian Basin Juried Art Exhibition center_img Pinterest The 63rd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition & Diane K. Brown Solo Exhibition “Lives Lived Well: With Stories to Tell” opening will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.The exhibition aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. This year, artists were encouraged to explore the theme Fairytales & Folklore.This show was juried by Alex Gregory, Curator at the Amarillo Museum of Art. This exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.Diane K. Brown was selected by Juror, Georgina Ngozi, as the Best in Show Winner of the 62nd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition. Diane K. Brown’s Solo Exhibition, “Lives Lived Well: With Stories to Tell” will also be on view.The digital exhibition will go live on the day of the opening at exhibition will come to a close Aug. 8.For more information, call 432-550-9696 or visit Local News Twitter Exhibition and opening Previous articleGrief Relief Support GroupNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Bitcoin wildcatters in West Texas are turning wasted fuel into profit Odessa Americanlast_img read more