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Many people remember a time when Comanche Springs flowed freely, a natural phenomenon that a research says could happen again. Sharlene Leurig, chief executive officer of the Texas Water Trade, … more
The Fort Stockton Independent School District Board met Monday, June 24 and voiced its support for EnergieKontor US Texas SP 1 LLC's project in Pecos County. Board members Sandra Marquez and … more
The Pioneer is holding its 2nd annual 'Red, Woof & Blue' Most Patriotic Dog Contest at noon, July 4 in Rooney Park. We will award prize baskets for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, and give … more
We received a letter – yes, an actual letter though the mail – from Ann Smithwick in Washington State. Enclosed was a picture that Smithwick believes is from the early 1940s of a Vacation … more
With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, people are beginning to see the sale of fireworks. But those stands are outside the Fort Stockton city limits – a reminder that it is … more
112th District Attorney Laurie English succeeded in obtaining the death penalty for Gary David Green, 56, for the 2013 shooting death of Upton County deputy Billy "Bubba" Kennedy, Jr. In a case … more
The Pioneer is giving away FOUR tickets to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels! You are going to need a copy of our weekly Kid Scoop page from the paper! Just send us a photo of your … more
The Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery also known as St. Joseph's Cemetery, held a cleanup day last weekend in order to enforce rules and make the grave sites more organized. The point of the cleanup … more
After spending his entire life living in Fort Stockton, one city staple looks back on how much has changed over the years. Many locals are familiar with M.R. Gonzalez – or his father, M.R. … more
Pecos County Memorial Hospital welcomed a new addition to their team last week in the form of Family Nurse Practitioner Alyssa Frey. Frey just started at the hospital in her position June 12, … more
Among the items the City Council will consider are: Discuss/Act upon Resolution No. 19-110R, Endorsing an Agreement with the State of Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the Temporary … more
Congratulations to our Week 1 Kid Scoop Schlitterbahn ticket winner: The Warren family of Fort Stockton!!!! J.D. and Samuel are looking forward to the trip! Thanks to our Kid Scoop supporters – … more
The Pecos County Grand Jury will soon consider whether or not to prosecute the driver in an accident that claimed the life of Fort Stockton resident Michael Isaiah Garza. The driver's name has not … more
The Pioneer has confirmed through that Ryan Skelton is no longer Police Chief for the City of Fort Stockton. City Manager Frank Rodriguez said he could not comment on Human Resource issues beyond … more
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting a third and final series of public meetings regarding the US 67 Corridor Master Plan Study. The US 67 study corridor stretches 142 miles … more
The Pecos County Historical Commission elected officers for the 2019-2020 term at its recent meeting. Ernest Woodward was re-elected as the organization’s president, while Oscar Gonzalez will serve … more
The trial of a man accused of gunning down an Upton County deputy is under way in Nueces County following a change of venue for the trial. The case stems from the October 2013 shooting death of … more
Fort Stockton Building Official Robert Stoddard's duties go beyond building inspections, code enforcement, plan review, and fire inspections. He also conducts annual restaurant inspections. … more
After abruptly closing their doors in March, a local safe house is fundraising in an effort to reopen their doors. The Lilah Smith Safe House was closed earlier this year after a press release … more
Friday night marked an awaited event at Zero Stone Park that brought families out to enjoy music in the park. The Zero Stone Park Concert Series started off big with Bryon Garrison and the … more
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