House panel on mass-violence prevention to meet in Odessa


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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The House Select Committee on Mass-Violence prevention is set to meet in Odessa next month.

The meeting comes after the mass shootings in Odessa and El Paso.

“I’m calling on Odessans to once again show up and make your voices heard,” State Rep. Brooks Landgraf said. “This is your opportunity to speak directly to elected officials from across the state to share your thoughts and concerns about solutions to prevent acts of mass violence in Texas without having to make the six-hour drive to Austin.”

This will be the second select committee meeting held in Odessa following the Labor Day mass shootings.

The Senate Committee on mass violence prevention also recently held a community meeting in Odessa to address ways to prevent more mass violence throughout the state. The meeting featured various local and state leaders who focused their attention on mental health as well as providing more tools for cities and law enforcement, among other suggestions.

The House Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m., Nov. 7 at the Joe Zant Community Room at Odessa College.

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