From time to time, unfortunately we will get an Amber Alert on our phones. I say unfortunately because of what this alert signifies. An Amber Alert means that a child under the age of 17 has been abducted or gone missing and is in danger. But did you know there are a couple of other alerts to look out for including one that a local resident is helping to pass?

There is also a silver alert, that pertains to persons over the age of 65, elderly persons if you will, whom have gone missing and law enforcement is seeking the help of the public to be on the lookout for him or her.

The blue alert which was introduced in 2008 by former Governor Rick Perry, was created to let everyone across the state of Texas know when a potentially dangerous individual who killed or seriously injured a federal, state or local law enforcement officer (in the line of duty) is on the run.

Now a new alert is very close to being passed into law. An 'active shooter alert' would notify Texas residents if an active shooter is nearby.

Residents of the Permian remember all too well the mass shooting that took place here back in August of 2019, that took the lives of seven people and left countless others injured. One of whom was Leilah Hernandez, the youngest victim of the mass shooting.

Leilah would have been 17 this week and her mother wants to honor her memory, along with State Representative Brooks Landgraf and pass a law that would set up a system similar to the ones I mentioned above but is aimed to alert the public if an active shooter is nearby.
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