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Republican congressional candidate for U.S. District 23 Raul Reyes announced he is seeking a recount following the July 14 primary runoff where he lost to Republican candidate Tony Gonzales by 45 votes. more
Downtown Fort Stockton will see a bar and Airbnb on Main Street after local attorney Albert Valadez purchased the former bank building at 123 N. Main St. from the Fort Stockton Economic Development … more
The Fort Stockton City Council cleared the way for the city to create an alternate route for 18-wheelers that would bypass Highway 18 and Dickinson Boulevard through the center of the city. The … more
After seeing its active COVID-19 cases reach 22 last week, Pecos County has seen its numbers drop into the teens this week. As of July 29, the county has 14 active cases. With laboratories taking … more
The Republicans still do not officially have a candidate for the 23rd Congressional District seat in the November election, as the Texas Republican Party has not certified the results from the July … more
A 75-year-old Pecos County man who was hospitalized in El Paso due to COVID-19 has now left the hospital and is recovered, according to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster.  The man was listed as … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the early voting period for the November election by six days, citing continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Early voting for the Nov. 3 … more
The inability of Stage Stores to find a buyer amid a bankruptcy filing may mean the Bealls store in Fort Stockton may permanently close instead of reopening under the Gordmans brand name. The … more
Active COVID-19 cases in Pecos County drop to 15 on Saturday, July 25. Included in the recoveries are four residents of teh Focus Care facility in Fort Stockton.  Here is the current … more
CONSENT AGENDA: All matters listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent … more
Here's the agenda for the Pecos County Commissioners Court meeting for July 27 at 10 a.m: Commissioner’s Court Regular Session Agenda 7/27/20 THE PECOS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL … more
The Fort Stockton ISD Scbool Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday July 27.  The meeting will be held virtually, meaning those that would like to attend have these … more
People in Pecos County are now required to wear a face mask while out in public. The state of Texas informed the county on July 17 of the change, despite the county still being under the exemption … more
If you need information about specific guidlines under Gov. Abbott's executive orders, use this link: https://open.texas.gov more
Despite not being over the 20-active-case limit for expemption, the state has informed Pecos County that it is no longer exempt from the mandatory mask-wearing G-29 order issued by Gov. Greg … more
Kathlynn Nicole Salmon was selected as the 2020 Miss Fort Stockton.  The Miss Junior Miss Fort Stockton crown went to Aria Rojas. Please see The Pioneer's print or e-edtion on July 23 for … more
Four residents of Focus Care in For Stockton have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster.  The source of the contraction is currently listed as "unknow." … more
Pecos County Case Update • As of: July 16, 2020 • Tested: 1,320 • Negative: 1,013 • Pending: 191 • Positive (Pecos County): … more
Few annual events have been held this year in Pecos County due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reunion Festival, Water Carnival, and fireworks show were among the events cancelled. The Big Bend Open … more
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