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Morning update: • There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Pecos County. • In Texas, Midland had a Coronavirus-related death yesterday. There are six confirmed cases in … more
Just a general safety reminder to check around your property for standing water in puddles, culverts, old tires, buckets and the like in order to prevent the spread of mosquitoes.  There are … more
The Fort Stockton Pioneer is seeking your help in reporting on Pecos County schools switching over to home-based instruction amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Parents: How is the first week of … more
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded seven grants to health centers in the 23rd congressional … more
The Fort Stockton City Council unanimously approved a 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the city at its March 24 regular meeting. The council also approved Mayor Chris Alexander's “declaration of … more
Food distribution is also in place at Fort Stockton Intermediate School on 2nd Street. Three drive-thru lines are set up to distribute breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is being served Monday through … more
The Fort Stockton City Council will hold its regular bi-monthly today at 5:30 p.m. in its council chambers at City Hall.  Social distancing will be implemented. The Fort Stockton Pioneer will … more
If you can't get out to buy a copy of The Pioneer on Thursdays, why not enjoy the e-edition? It's a page-by-page digital copy of the paper that you view on your favorite electronic device! Check … more
The Fort Stockton ISD Board of Education will meet at the district office tonight at 7 p.m.  Social distancing will be in place for the meeting.  The Pioneer will livestream the … more
Alpine, Texas – Brewster County Commissioners voted to close hotels, RV Parks, Campgrounds and Short-Term Rentals effective at noon today, March 23, until Thursday, April … more
The coming week will create challenges for local government bodies as each tries to hold a meeting and conduct business amid the restriction on gathering triggered by the Coronavirus … more
The Fort Stockton EDC is managing a daily list of  NEW BUSINESS HOURS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, which is shared. You may download the file from the link on this page. PECOS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Visitors will no longer be allowed at PCMH.  TRIAGE … more
A case of the Coronavirus was confirmed this week in neighboring Crane County. To date, there is not a confirmed case in Pecos County.    In Texas, as of March 20, there were 194 … more
Today, Governor Abbott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now granted Texas’ Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Next Steps: Small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit the SBA’s website where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility. more
Our weekly Kid Scoop page is normally only available to our print and e-edition readers. But, with schools out, The Pioneer is making Kid Scoop available for download using the link on this … more
Fort Stockton ISD will provide meals to students during the closure of its campuses. The district asks that parents provide infomration through this link to help the school determine the number of … more
Fort Stockton ISD campuses will remain closed through at least Friday, April 6. Online instruction will start for all district students on Monday, March 23. If you are the parent or guardian of a … more
Gov. Greg Abbott declared a statewide emergency last week amid new cases of COVID-19 in the state. Photo credit:  Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott took sweeping statewide … more
Publisher's note: Should Pecos County have a confirmed case of the Coronavirus – and it currently does NOT – the Pioneer will share the information as soon as it is available. We are … more
The Pioneer wants to help you get through the toilet paper crunch while helping keep the customers, well, flowing, into local businesses! Starting Friday, March 20, you can get a roll of … more
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