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Jalopy PD

The patrol cars and trucks of the Fort Stockton Police Department may look good on the outside, but as they say, it's what's on the inside that counts. According to Chief of Police Ryan Skelton, … more

New ordinance looks to silence loud sounds

Nothing can turn a neighborly situation more prickly than a barking dog, loud music, or revving engines. That's why a new noise ordinance was introduced to council members last week as several … more

Play Ball!

The newly renovated Fort Stockton High School baseball and softball fields are nearly complete and should serve as a home run not only for Panthers and Prowlers but for the Fort Stockton ISD. With … more

Burn ban issued for Pecos County

Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster and commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to institute a burn ban for Pecos County effective immediately and continuing for 90 days or until rescinded by the … more

Council cancels election, is still having election

The filing deadline for a place on the Fort Stockton city council has come and gone with three candidates signing up for three different races. The lack of competition compelled the council to cancel … more

Gonzales defeats Dominguez in commissioner's race

Pecos County will have a new commissioner in Precinct 2 next year as challenger Robert Gonzales defeated incumbent Lupe Dominguez in Tuesday's Democratic Primary election. While early voting … more

MPGCD grants City’s BlueRidge Farms production permit

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met for their regular board meeting and public hearings on Tuesday, Feb. 20. During the public hearings, the board revisited approving … more

Upcoming pool repairs may cancel Water Carnival

The Pecos County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 22 and held a workshop to discuss a handful of top-priority topics for the year of 2018 ... more

Insurance premiums come in over budget

During their Dec. 27 meeting, the Commissioners’ Court discussed the renewal of their property, casualty, and auto insurance with Sawyer & Associates Insurance. The commissioners first approved … more

Commissioners amend abatement agreements

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court approved amendments to two tax abatement agreements in their regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The first amendment discussed was regarding the contract … more

Commissioners commence with end of year business

The Pecos County Commissioners' Court went through a lengthy agenda during their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 27. To begin the meeting, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Warden Joel Gauna … more

Protect and Conserve and Prevent Waste of Groundwater

Our mission at Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District is to develop and implement an efficient, economical and environmentally sound groundwater management program to protect and maintain … more

Valadez sworn in as licensed attorney

Adrian A. Valadez was sworn in by the Hon. Robert Cadena, 83rd District Judge... more

Possible homicide at All Inn

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at approximately 6:49 a.m., the Fort Stockton Police Department was dispatched to a local motel in reference to an unattended death. more

MMEX refinery hits ground running

MMEX held the groundbreaking for its oil refinery on Friday, Nov. 17. A little before 3 p.m., citizens from all over Pecos County and investors from many different countries filled the parking lot … more

Spanish Trail Lodge re-established with pizzazz

The old Spanish Trail Lodge at 700 N. Alamo St. has been getting a facelift for over a year now, thanks to new owners Ele and Patty Hagelstein. According to Patty, the couple had been looking for property in the area before settling on the Spanish Trail Lodge... more

McDonald’s is back!

The longstanding McDonald’s at 1500 N. US Hwy 285 was closed and demolished late September 2017. In its place, a brand-new location was built closer to the Interstate and opened to the public Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 a.m. more

City wastewater may go green

During their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, the City Council heard a presentation from Wilburn Smith, a representative for Dale Shope Construction. Smith discussed a solar power project for the … more

Commissioners canvass Nov. 7 election

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session on Nov. 13. After a brief discussion, the commissioners approved the employment of part-time help for the Justice of the Peace in … more

City council introduces new warden

The Fort Stockton City Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, where they were introduced to Joel Guana, the new Senior Warden of the Lynaugh Unit and Fort Stockton N-5 … more
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