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Valadez sworn in as licensed attorney

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

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 refinery construction start nears

Some 20 miles north of town near Sulfer Junction, down a simple county road and further down a freshly bladed trail of flat dusty desert, lies the site of a proposed multi-million dollar refinery as … more

Congressman visits intermediate school

U.S. Rep Will Hurd visited with students at Fort Stockton Intermediate School Tuesday morning as part of his swing through the district. He started off chatting with Energy Bus student leaders before … more

Walking toward school safety

Conversations have been held on the national, state and local level regarding school safety in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting in February. Ideas such as metal detectors, clear backpacks, … 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

New waterline project breaks ground

Groundbreaking held for 9-mile water pipeline between Belding and For Stockton. The new pipeline will address ruptures that have plagued the aging line. more

Do Something!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some local happenings. more

High school stages 'You're a Good man, Charlie Brown'

The Fort Stockton High School Theatre Arts department will present its first musical production in 10 years when students take the stage for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, May 5. A 2 p.m. matinee show will be held Saturday. 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

Spring Concert highlights vocal talents

The Fort Stockton middle and high school choirs performed the Spring Concert Thursday, April 26 at the W.R. Weaver Auditorium on the high school campus. more

Phil Chamberlain retires after 20 years at helm of Fort Stockton Insurance

Friends, colleagues and community members attended a “Put a fork in him, he’s done” retirement party for Fort Stockton Insurance Agency owner Phil Chamberlain April 26. more

Intermediate School principal leaving for Leander ISD

Matt Calkins will be stepping down as principal of the Fort Stockton Intermediate School to become principal of Deer Creek Elementary School in the Leander ISD. 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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