Author Archives: Carlos Morales

Gov. Greg Abbott Issues 8 Executive Orders Aimed At Stopping Potential Mass Shooters

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has issued eight executive orders in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland mass shootings that happened just weeks apart, his office announced Thursday.

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New Texas Pipeline Protest Law Is About More Than Pipelines

By Mose Buchele, KUT A law went into effect in Texas this week that increases penalties for demonstrators who interfere with oil and gas pipelines and other pieces of “critical infrastructure.” Oil and gas states have adopted such laws to crack … Continue reading

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Odessans Try To Make Sense Of Violence In An Otherwise Friendly City

By Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio A line of white crosses dot an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. Since they went up on Tuesday, somber groups of visitors trickled in. They quietly left flowers, balloons, … Continue reading

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The Latest On The Victims In West Texas Attack

By KERA News and TPR News As authorities continue their investigation into Saturday’s shooting rampage, stories of the victims of the attack are coming to light. Seven people were killed; 25 were injured. Here are stories about some of Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Here’s How You Can Help Victims Of The Odessa And Midland Shootings

By Marfa Public Radio The communities of Odessa and Midland are taking their first steps toward healing, after a mass shooting over Labor Day weekend left seven people dead and more than 20 others injured. Donations have been coming in … Continue reading

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El Paso, Dayton, Odessa. Understanding Mass Shooting Trends In America

By Luis Melgar, Guns & America At a press conference Sunday in Odessa, Texas, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said that the nation is now averaging an active shooter incident “every other week,” a broad term used by the FBI … Continue reading

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Odessa Shooter Failed Gun Background Check, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

By Acacia Coronado, Texas Tribune Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday that the gunman in Saturday’s mass shooting in Midland and Odessa had previously failed a gun purchase background check and did not go through a background check to buy … Continue reading

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Odessa Shooter Had Been On A Long Downward Spiral According To FBI

By Jonathan Levinson, Guns & America Law enforcement in Texas released more information Monday afternoon about the investigation into this weekend’s mass shooting which killed seven people and injured 23. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said the alleged shooter was fired from … Continue reading

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After West Texas shooting, Texas House Rep. says “NO” to gun restrictions

By Acacia Coronado, Texas Tribune After the state’s second mass shooting in a month left eight people dead — including the shooter — and 19 injured in West Texas, an East Texas lawmaker took to Twitter to adamantly assert that … Continue reading

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At Odessa Vigil, Permian Basin Community Comes Together To Mourn And Honor Lives Lost In Shooting

By Mitch Borden, Sally Beauvais and Carlos Morales Hundreds of residents from across the Permian Basin came together as the sun began to set Sunday evening, to pray and honor the victims of this weekend’s mass shooting that left eight … Continue reading

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