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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

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

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

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 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

Play Ball!

The newly renovated Fort Stockton High School baseball and softball fields are nearly complete and should serve as a home run not only for Panthers and Prowlers but for the Fort Stockton ISD. With … more

Students put on heckuva show

The Fort Stockton High School Theatre Arts Department delighted the audience Thursday night with their hometown showing of “Foiled by an Innocent Maid,” a competition piece for the upcoming UIL … more

Burn ban issued for Pecos County

Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster and commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to institute a burn ban for Pecos County effective immediately and continuing for 90 days or until rescinded by the … more

Council cancels election, is still having election

The filing deadline for a place on the Fort Stockton city council has come and gone with three candidates signing up for three different races. The lack of competition compelled the council to cancel … more

Gonzales defeats Dominguez in commissioner's race

Pecos County will have a new commissioner in Precinct 2 next year as challenger Robert Gonzales defeated incumbent Lupe Dominguez in Tuesday's Democratic Primary election. While early voting … more

MPGCD grants City’s BlueRidge Farms production permit

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met for their regular board meeting and public hearings on Tuesday, Feb. 20. During the public hearings, the board revisited approving … more

FSHS Theatre presents "Foiled by an Innocent Maid"

The Fort Stockton High School Theatre Arts department presents “Foiled by an Innocent Maid,” a comedic melodrama by Fred Carmichael. The special one-night only performance of this years’ … more

Commissioners meet, discuss pool repairs

Among several items on Monday's agenda was a proposal to get the Comanche Springs swimming pool fixed and filled for the busy summer season. Unfortunately, dippers will have to find another hole to … more

Beekeepers want your bees please

Fort Stockton is a land flowing with sweet tea and salsa, rather than a land flowing with milk and honey. However, the local bee population certainly has the honey part taken care of. In fact, if … more

Early voting locations

For early voting, citizens can vote in the locations and at the times listed below: -Courthouse Annex at 200 S. Nelson from Feb. 20 through March 2 daily at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -Coyanosa Community … more

City approves proposed apartment complex

During their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Fort Stockton City Council approved composing a letter of support for a proposed apartment complex. Paul Holden of Zimmerman Properties … more

MPGCD grants BlueRidge Farms production permit

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met for their regular board meeting and public hearings on Tuesday, Feb. 20.During the public hearings, the board revisited approving … more

Police Department approved to apply for grants

During their regular meeting, the City Council authorized the FS Police Department to file grant applications for two different grant programs. The first that Chief of Police Ryan Skelton … more

Pules chosen as Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart

Darrla Pules was named the 2018 Valentine Sweetheart of the Xi Zeta Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Darrla is married to Gerardo Pules. They are proud parents of three … more

Hardeman makes Midland College Dean’s List

Kylie Hardeman, of Midland, has made the Dean’s List at Midland College. Kylie is the daughter of proud parents Selena Gonzalez of Midland, and Ceasar Gonzalez of Fort Stockton. more
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