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The Pecos County Commissioners Court decided to reopen its office to public with full staffing by its employees. Under its emergency order, the county had closed the doors of all county offices and we servicing public needs online, over the phone or by appointment. In addition, staff was rotating work shifts throughout the week. Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster said that county staff will be required to wear a mask when meeting in person with the public. County offices will also require anyone entering the building to wear a mask. He said employees would not be required to wear a mask otherwise in the office. more
The Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is actively working on approval of a $400,000 COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program to help non-essential small business owners that … more
Moving swiftly to assist local residents and businesses, the Fort Stockton City Council approved a 50 percent cut in April utility bills, and held a first reading of an Economic Development Corporation plan to provide up to $10,000 in grants to local businesses. more
The ability to hold a traditional graduation ceremony might not be known until Tuesday, May 12 – just 10 days ahead of the date set on the Fort Stockton High School calendar. The discussion … more
According to COVID-19 testing numbers released today by Pecos County, to date, 168 people have been tested. Of those, 13 are still awaiting results for the their tests, 142 have tested negative, … more
The Fort Stockton City Council will meet in emergency session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 to consider extension to emergency declaration and to open bids process for new landfill Here is … more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced Saturday that Pecos County has its 11th confirmed Coronavirus case, giving the county six active cases – all tied to the Texas Department of Crinimal Justice's N5 Unit.  The county's first five cases – including one from N5 – have cleared quarantine and are listed as "recovered" by the state.  more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced Friday morning that Pecos County has its 10th confirmed Coronavirus case. The announcement comes one day after two other cases in Pecos County are out of … more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced this evening that two more  COVID-19 cases in Pecos County are out of quarantine and now listed as "recovered" by the state.  The leaves the … more
      Testing in Iraan on May 8 The Texas National Guard mobile testing teams will be in Iraan to offer Free COVID-19 testing on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at … more
  The Pioneer is asking the community to share its thoughts about former attorney and 83rd District Court Judge Alejandro Ramón González, who died April 21, for a story planned … more
Construction of six duplexes of teacher housing has begun on the former Butz School property, with the first duplex and garage pads poured this week. The site is bordered by Young, South … more
Here are the stats as of noon   Total 98 Tested 73 Negative 14 Pending 9 Positives 2 Positive but refer to El Paso County per DSHS 3 Recovered more
Business owners: As the restrictions begin to lossen up on you business, be sure you are in position to let people know your hours, address, phone number and services with a FREE listing in our … more
The Donut Palace, 1502 W. Dickinson Blvd., will reopen at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 30.  It will be open daily until noon. Service will be drive-thru only. The Donut Palace is one of the … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin opening in phases in May. First to open on Friday: Retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls. But they will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Museums and libraries will also be allowed to open at 25% capacity, but hands-on exhibits must remain closed. Abbott's order supersedes local orders saying those businesses must remain closed. But the reopenings are optional. Businesses can stay closed if they wish, Abbott said. At the same time, Abbott said he is holding off on reopening certain businesses for the time being, including barbershops, hair salons, bars and gyms. He said he hopes those businesses can open "on or no later than mid-May." more
The Texas National Guard mobile testing teams is in Fort Stockton to offer Free COVID-19 testing until 5 p.m. today at the Airport Fire Station Building 180 A Street.  Call (512) 883-2400 to make an appointment. more
Watch for symptoms People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure … more
Five of Pecos County's nine confirmed Coronavirus cases are tied to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's N5 prison unit in Fort Stockton. In an update provided Sunday, Pecos County Judge Joe … more
The Fort Stockton City Council will review its shelter-in-place order, as well as a water supply deal with Pecos County Water Control & Improvement District #1 at its April 28 meeting. more
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