Teens help take a bite out of crime

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Twitter Tenth graders Aaron McKown, 16, left, and  Skylar Hubbard, 15, right, are two Crime Stoppers included in 12 individuals involved in the campus Crime Stoppers organization across the state. Ector County Independent School District Police Department’s Lt. Jeff Daniels, center, leads The Odessa student Crime Stoppers. WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Teens help take a bite out of crime OCA top 2 were ESL students Two state Crime Stoppers Ambassador spots are now held by Odessa students, which an Ector County Independent School District Police Department officer says is a big deal.Aaron McKown, a 16-year-old sophomore at OCTECHS has been an ambassador since sixth grade. Skylar Hubbard, a 16-year-old Permian High School sophomore, was recently selected.The Crime Stoppers Ambassador Program is a student-based leadership program for Texas youth involved in Crime Stoppers.The ambassador program includes 12 students are who carefully chosen and tasked with setting leadership standards of excellence among their peer groups, acting as role models on their campuses and in their communities and are required to complete a series of projects over the course of a calendar year.McKown was the youngest student ever appointed to the ambassadors, Lt. Jeff Daniels said.The students are picked at the Texas Campus Crime Stoppers State Conference, which was in Houston this year.By the end of the conference, Hubbard said they have to give two speeches in public, write an article to go into the newspaper and log eight hours of community service, such as working during Bustin’ for Badges, which supports the local police department, or Bad Boy Blast that supports local fire departments.Students in the ambassadors are from across the state. When Hubbard interviewed, Daniels said 27 youngsters applied for seven positions. He added both students have done an outstanding job representing ECISD and the City of Odessa.“We’re extremely proud to have that type of recognition for Odessa because it’s not based on population size or area, it’s based on the quality of the individuals who interview. For us to land two out of 12 spots is huge. We’re the only program I believe right now with multiple ambassadors,” Daniels said.Once you are elected as an ambassador, Hubbard said you can fill it until they graduate, you can leave of your own choosing, or if a disciplinary action occurs.During the state conference, ambassadors introduce all speakers, and at every class change ambassadors make sure attendees books are stamped to verify they were there, Daniels said.Hubbard said they are supposed to be able to answer all the questions people ask them.“They’re given multiple jobs throughout the conference to make sure that it runs (smoothly),” Daniels said.Both boys have family members who have been, or are, in law enforcement.McKown said he wanted to be an ambassador because he thought it would help him learn to make public presentations and lead. He added that he thinks he wants to become a police officer, but he doesn’t know what kind yet.“It just teaches really good skills that I would be able to utilize later in life,” McKown said.He added that there is always so much to learn from every state conference.Hubbard agreed that it would help him with leadership skills. He is not sure if he wants to go into law enforcement, but it is definitely an option.“And I really wanted to make a difference in my community,” Hubbard said. “My biggest issue at school is about how police officers are being viewed in a negative way with all the pop culture that is making kids view them this way and I would want to change that.”More Information By admin – March 13, 2018 Home Local News Education Teens help take a bite out of crime Previous articleCHAPMAN: Trump’s North Korea gambit could be a big deal, for good or illNext articleFive things you need to know today, March 13 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Noel earns award 23rd Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Conference. ECISD District Police. Facebook Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

City adopting master plansWater, wastewater both are on the agenda

first_img City adopting master plansWater, wastewater both are on the agenda IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE CITY COUNCIL WILLConsider approval of City Council minutes, May 28, 2019.Consider approval of City Council workshop minutes, May 28, 2019.Consider approval of City Council work session minutes, June 4, 2019.Consider approval of the request of Nestor M. Quinonez, owner, for original zoning of Light Industrial (LI) on an approximately 0.3 acre tract in Section 32, Block 42, T-2-S, T&P Ry. Co. Survey, Ector County, Texas (southwest of the intersection of Maurice Rd. and S. County Rd. West) (Ordinance – Second and Final Approval).Consider approval of the annexation of 4521 W. 42nd St., 12012 W. Westland Dr., and 3510 W. 14th St., into the Ector County Utility District (Resolution).Consider rejection of bids for overflow basin liner.Consider authorizing the abandonment of a portion of 20’ alley right of way upon receipt of payment in the amount of valuation to be set by Ector County Appraisal District.Consider renewal of contract for auctioneering services.Open a public hearing to consider approval of the request by Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, owner, for rezoning from Single Family-Three (SF-3) to Neighborhood Services (NS) on Lots 10-14, Block 62, Harrisdale Subdivision (at the northwest corner of University Blvd. and Ventura Ave.) (Ordinance — First Approval).Open a public hearing to consider approval of the request by XTX Associates, LLC, owner, Newton Engineering, agent, for rezoning from Planned Development-Retail (PD-R) to Light Commercial (LC) on Lots 12-13, Block 41, Harrisdale Addition, 6th Filing (on the northeast corner of Troy Ave. and University Blvd.) (Ordinance — First Approval).Open a public hearing to consider amending the boundary lines of the five Single Member Districts (SMDs) to include the lands annexed pursuant to Ordinance 2018-46, adopted on November 27, 2018 (Ordinance — First Approval). Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Odessa logo, City Council RGB wide.jpg The Odessa City Council will consider adopting master plans for the city’s water and wastewater during their Tuesday meeting, providing the city with plans to pursue future city water projects.Council members will meet to consider the plans and other agenda items during their meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the fifth floor of City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St.Assistant City Manager Phillip Urrutia said these master plans would be identifying projects, which could be undertaken immediately, or in the near future, for greater development of the city.“It could be rehab of sewer lines, or it could be additional water storage, water capacity, things of that nature,” Urrutia said. “This adopting will allow the City Council to have a game plan from this point on and decided and prioritize which projects should be pursued.”The city is already considering a number of needed improvements to their water treatment plant, and is also considering a potential new reverse osmosis facility that could significantly improve the quality of the city’s water. Current improvements needed include upgrading processing and electrical equipment, and the instrumentation and control systems.Improvements to just the existing facility have an estimated cost of about $65 million, which would be paid for through the sale of treated wastewater to Pioneer Natural Resources. A potential RO facility would cost about $80 million.Both of these improvements are still in the engineering phase, and Utilities Director Tom Kerr said the City Council would consider approving funding for either just the improvements or the improvements and the RO facility sometime this summer.The city will also look at approving a request by the Odessa Housing Finance Corporation to rezone some of their lots from general residential to special dwelling districts. Zoning Director Randy Brinlee said OHFC would be converting these lots into 12 lots, which he said would maximize their redevelopment there for affordable housing.“We figured that’s probably the best way to go because if it stayed general housing, they could put housing there but not as many lots,” Brinlee said.Under the rezoning, Brinlee said it would be converted into a small cul-de-sac with six lots on each side. Each lot would be about 40 feet in width, 10 feet shorter than the required 50 feet width for general residential lots.“You have a lot more options to maximize use of property with a special dwelling district,” Brinlee said. “It fits their needs a lot better to be able to go that route.”The rezoning request will have to be approved one final time at the next City Council meeting before it is finalized. TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Facebook Local News Previous article060419_El_Pollo_Riendo_JF_08Next articleCHAREN: Remove children from sex offender registries Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more