GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO COMBAT DEADLY MASS SHOOTINGS September 11, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday, Sept. 5, issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings. Abbott’s orders came days after seven people were killed and 25 injured in multiple shootings by a lone gunman along thoroughfares connecting the cities of Odessa and Midland on Aug. 31. The suspect fired at law enforcement officers and civilians, some of the time while driving a postal van he had hijacked to continue the shooting spree. Law enforcement officers brought the rampage to a halt in an exchange of gunfire resulting in the death of the suspect when the van he was driving ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!