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  • Midland: The Fruits of the Conquest

    01/13/2022 5:47:12 PM PST · by untenured · 6 replies
    Texas Publix Policy Foundation ^ | 1/13/21 | Joshua Treviño
    Most of the past forty-eight hours have been spent either in, or en route to and from, the Midland-Odessa region. Far out in west Texas’s Permian Basin, the two cities — towns, really — have a relationship that I still can’t quite unpack. On my last visit, which turned out to be the first time I ever actually set foot in Odessa, a woman told me: “Midland is where you raise families. Odessa is where you raise hell.” She was from Odessa. Midland-Odessa sits in the vast expanse of the old Llano Estacado, the “staked plain” discovered by the Spanish...
  • Mom Sues Cops Who Arrested Her for Leaving 14-Year-Old Daughter Home Alone. [ Midland, Texas ]

    10/11/2021 9:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | 10.11.2021 | LENORE SKENAZY
    When my daughter was 12 she'd walk down the streets of Shanghai to get donuts," says the mom, Megan McMurry.. A federal judge has ruled that two cops who work at a public school in Midland, Texas, can be sued for seizing a 14-year-old from her family's apartment because she was there alone. Despite her pleas, the officers did not let the girl call her parents for hours, nor would they let her pick up the phone when her father called. They also searched the family's home without a warrant. School Resource Officers Kevin Brunner and Alexandra Weaver do not...
  • Trump Backs Kevin Sparks in Texas State Senate GOP Primary

    10/05/2021 5:12:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10/5/21 | Eric Mack
    Former President Donald Trump's ire for Republicans in Name Only (RINOs) extends beyond just U.S. House and Senate seats, as he chimes in with a "complete and total endorsement" of Texas state Senate candidate Kevin Sparks. Trump wrote in a statement Tuesday from his Save America PAC: "Kevin Sparks of the Great State of Texas is running against RINO Texas Sen. Kel Seliger, who is not helpful to our great MAGA Movement and, in fact, seems like the Texas version of Mitt Romney (and that is not good!). "Kevin is a businessman, loves the people of Midland and West Texas,...
  • Bob Fu recounts the "very real" issue of freedom from an undisclosed location and confirms: "The Chinese Communist Party hates me and China Aid for our freedom work."

    11/20/2020 4:39:30 PM PST · by newberger · 14 replies
    China Aid ^ | 11/20/2020 | China Aid
    (ChinaAid Association —Nov. 18, 2020) During an interview with William McKenzie, Bush Institute Senior Editorial Advisor, Bob Fu, PhD, founder, and president of ChinaAid, shares how his current situation has affected him, his family, and his ongoing work for freedom through ChinaAid. As Dr. Fu recounts the "very real" issue of freedom from an undisclosed location, he confirms: "The Chinese Communist Party hates me and China Aid for our freedom work." Highlights from Dr. Fu's conversation with McKenzie include: McKenzie: Nonprofit organization China Aid supports rule of law, religious freedom, and human rights. Bob Fu, its founder, has in turn...
  • Buses of migrants arrive at Midland County holding facility overnight, officials to hold press conference at 2 p.m. (Texas, Governor Abbott and LEO very concerned about safety)

    03/15/2021 11:27:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 102 replies
    CBS 7 Midland-Odessa, TX ^ | March 14, 2021 | Joshua Skinner
    MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - The large influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas now involves Midland. On Sunday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the federal government planned to move some children from the border to a holding facility in Midland. The migrants arrived in buses overnight. The holding facility is located in the area of FM 1788 and County Road 150 in Midland County. Midland Mayor Patrick Payton confirmed the news to CBS7 on Sunday, saying that city and county officials were scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss the issue. Midland County Sheriff David Criner says that...
  • ‘Midland could be under 9 feet of water’: Gov. Whitmer urges residents to evacuate (dam breach)

    05/19/2020 8:20:17 PM PDT · by LilFarmer · 101 replies
    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave an update Tuesday night regarding the state’s response to dam conditions and flooding in mid-Michigan. A breached dam caused by several days of rainfall and rising water has forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in mid-Michigan. READ: Evacuations underway in mid-Michigan after Edenville Dam breaks Whitmer urged residents in Midland County to evacuate as soon as possible. She said both the south and west side of Midland had been evacuated. “Please, get somewhere safe now,” Whitmer said. “This is serious.” She asked residents to either go stay with a relative or...
  • Michigan floods: Evacuations after Edenville and Sanford dams breached

    05/20/2020 8:54:26 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | May 20, 2020 | BBC
    bout 10,000 residents have been evacuated in the US state of Michigan after two dams breached following days of heavy rain, officials say. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for areas near the Tittabawassee River after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed. Parts of Midland, a city some 140 miles (209 km) of Detroit, could be under 9ft (2.7m) of water, authorities said. Dow chemical company, which is based in the city, has set up emergency steps. The Edenville dam collapsed on Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, the Sanford dam remains intact, but floodwaters have been flowing...
  • Midland County officials just found a missing ballot box. It may change the result of a $569 million bond election.

    12/18/2019 8:25:23 AM PST · by bgill · 74 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 18, 2019 | staff
    A proposal for a $569 million bond to build two new high school buildings in Midland failed by 25 votes in the November election, a margin slim enough it set off calls for a recount. The ballots were recounted manually, and to the delight of Midland ISD officials, the results flipped and the proposal passed by a margin of 11 votes. But last week, a Midland elections staffer found a box on the bottom of a shelf in the office containing 836 ballots that weren’t tallied in the recount. Those votes threaten to again reverse the election results, which school...
  • FBI: West Texas gunman ‘was on a long spiral of going down’

    09/02/2019 9:43:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 91 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 2, 2019 | PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG
    FBI special agent Christopher Combs said Ator called the agency’s tip line...making “rambling statements about some of the atrocities that he felt that he had gone through.” “He was on a long spiral of going down,” Combs said. “He didn’t wake up Saturday morning and walk into his company and then it happened. He went to that company in trouble.” ...Ator had previously failed a federal background check for a firearm, said John Wester, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Wester did not say when Ator failed the background check or why.
  • Texas gunman was fired from job, called FBI before shooting

    09/02/2019 1:39:29 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 139 replies
    AP News ^ | 09/02/2019 | PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBER
    ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a spate of violence after a routine traffic stop in West Texas had just been fired from his job and called both police and the FBI before the shooting began, authorities said Monday. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said 36-year-old Seth Aaron Ator had been fired Saturday from Journey Oilfield Services. He said both Ator and the company called 911 after the firing but that Ator was gone by the time police showed up. FBI special agent Christopher Combs says Ator’s statements on the phone were “rambling.” Authorities said Ator killed seven people...
  • ODESSA SHOOTER

    09/02/2019 11:09:35 AM PDT · by JBW1949 · 100 replies
    Me | JBW1949
    Why no news or word (thread) about the Odessa shooter, Seth Ator???
  • Texas gunman had been fired hours before shooting: reports

    09/02/2019 5:29:54 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The man who killed seven people in Odessa, Texas, over the weekend had been fired from his trucking job hours before the mass shooting, according to multiple reports. The gunman, identified Sunday as Seth Aaron Ator, lead officials on a high speed chase during which he indiscriminately fired on motorists and police officers. Ator was killed after being chased by officers. The New York Times first reported that Ator had been fired from his trucking job in Odessa. ADVERTISEMENT He was pulled over Saturday by state troopers for failing to use a turn single before beginning firing, according to police....
  • Texas mass shooter threatened neighbor, shot animals from roof

    09/01/2019 9:27:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 121 replies
    NYPost ^ | September 1, 2019 | Chris Perez
    A neighbor of the Odessa mass shooter says she reported him to police last month — after he threatened her with a rifle for leaving trash near his property — but cops couldn’t find his house on account of it having no GPS address or electricity. The woman told CNN that Seth Ator, 36, would often sit on top of his home and shoot animals at night, which he would then go and retrieve afterwards. SNIP Ator would often sit and sleep inside his Toyota Camry with the heat on when the weather would get to cold, the woman said....
  • Texas mass shooter had record of criminal trespass and evading arrest

    09/01/2019 4:15:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 01, 2019 06:35 PM | Zachary Halaschak
    Details are beginning to emerge about the gunman who killed seven and injured at least 19 others during a shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas on Saturday. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Seth Ator, had a criminal record dating back to his teenage years. In 2002, Ator pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and evading arrest, both misdemeanors in Texas. He avoided jail time but received two years of probation according to public records, which indicate the crimes took place in McLennan County. Adjudication was deferred in the case, which can be granted to first-time offenders and allows a conviction...
  • Odessa Texas Shooting (video)

    09/01/2019 3:00:30 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 18 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Stlouis03
    Video of multiple law enforcement agencies opening fire on stolen USPS van. Over 20 shoot, 5 dead as of right now including the shooter. Video at link
  • Seth Ator: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/01/2019 1:08:07 PM PDT · by TomServo · 159 replies
    Heavy ^ | 9/1/2019 | Erin Laviola
    <p>Seth Ator has been identified as the accused gunman who was shot and killed by police after a rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas, according to the Odessa Police Department. Police said the shooter was taken down by officers at the Cinergy movie complex in Odessa. The incident began around 3:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, August 31, as an attempted traffic stop along Interstate 20.</p>
  • Seth Ator, 36, reportedly identified as Texas shooter

    09/01/2019 1:05:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2019 | 2:57pm | Updated | Aaron Feis
    The assault rifle-toting madman who killed seven people and wounded more than 20 others in a roving Texas spree was identified Sunday as Seth Ator. Ator, a 36-year-old resident of Odessa, Texas, was first named as the assailant by CBS News, citing law-enforcement sources.When his gold Toyota pick-up truck was pulled over for a minor signaling infraction along a stretch of I-20 near Midland, Texas, on Saturday, Ator blasted approaching state troopers, seriously wounding one, authorities have said.He then peeled off, firing indiscriminately with his AR-style rifle out of the truck as he floored it towards Odessa, authorities said.Along the...
  • Beto O'Rourke Calls Mass Shootings 'F---ed Up,' CNN Doesn't Bleep

    09/01/2019 1:13:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like an adolescent seeking attention, Beto O'Rourke, desperate for any hook to hoist his pitiful polling position, has resorted to puerile vulgarity. O'Rourke has glommed onto the issue of mass shootings as his last, best shot to salvage his drain-circling candidacy. O'Rourke was a guest on CNN's State of the Union this morning. Guest host Dana Bash began by playing a clip in which O'Rourke, addressing a campaign gathering yesterday regarding the shootings in Texas, called the situation "f---ed up." CNN bleeped out the vulgarity. But when Bash invited O'Rourke to comment on the situation live in the studio, he...
  • 'I refuse to': Texas police chief won't reveal name of mass shooter

    09/01/2019 12:55:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | | September 01, 2019 02:04 PM | achary Halaschak
    Officials refused to say the name of the gunman involved in the west Texas shooting out loud during a press conference Sunday. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke began the update by noting that the investigation into the shooting that left seven dead and 22 injured is still active and ongoing. “There are still multiple crime scenes that are being worked. There are no definitive answers as to motive or reasons at this point. But we are fairly certain that the subject did act alone,” Gerke, who was accompanied by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. “You’ll notice that I’m not naming...
  • President Trump: Stronger Background Checks Would Not Stop Attacks

    09/01/2019 11:59:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    While speaking to reporters Sunday morning President Trump said stronger background checks would not have stopped the mass public attacks our nation has witnessed over the past six or seven years. Trump said, “I will say that for the most part, sadly if you look at the last four or five going back even five or six or seven years, for the most part, as strong as you make your background checks, they would not have stopped any of it.” He made these comments the day after a man in the Midland-Odessa region of Texas drove around shooting people while...