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A 70-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, marking the first death in Pecos County.  According to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster, the man was a was being treated for another illness at the time of his death, but since he tested positive for COVID-19 on June 19, the state considered it as a possible cause of hs death. The man tested positive at a behaviorial facility in the county, where he was also being quarantined.  Pecos County has 12 active cases remaining from 53 positive tests. more
The Brewster County Tourism Council and Visit Big Bend have received notice from Big Bend National Park and National Park Services that effective July 2, Big Bend National Park will be closed to all … more
Editorial Cartoonist Steve Burnett's work is featured on The Pioneer's web site each Monday. A different Burnett cartoon appears each Thursday in The Pioneer's print and e-edition.  His work … more
Here are some of Jessica Rodriguez' photos from the fireworks show in Sheffield on July 4.  Pick up The Pioneer e-edition or print edition on July 9 for more photos, including those from the … more
On July 2, Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster filed with the state a GA-29 Exemption Attestation Form stating the county is under the 20 active case level outlined in Gov. Greg Abbott's order issued the … more
The Pecos County Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the ongoing investigation of the murder of Randy Clark. Kimberly Johnson, 38, was charged with burglary with habitation with intent … more
A Fort Stockton man was killed in a crash between a motorcyle and truck July 1 in Ector County. According to Sgt. Oscar Villarreal of the Texas Highway Patrol, Kevin A. Luna, 25, was … more
The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District renewed a three-year Joint Study Agreement with Fort Stockton Holdings, LP at its June 16 regular meeting. The agreement includes the holding … more
Through July 1 in Pecos County, Republicans have cast 122 ballots in early voting, while Democrats have cast 33 votes. Polls are open today (July 2), but will be closed Friday, July 3 for the July 4th holiday. Election Day is Tuesday, July 14. more
One Pecos County case and one out-of-county case that tested locally were moved to the "recovered" category Wednesday. The leaves the county with 11 active cases heading into the July 4 weekend. There are now six out-of-county cases active that tested in the county, but were assigned to other counties by the state.  more
Pecos County saw four more COVID-19 cases move to recovered, leaving the county with 12 active cases heading into the July 4 weekend. Pecos County has recorded 1,079 tests, with 833 negative results, and 49 positives – of which 37 have recovered. There are 176 tests pending as of June 30. more
Kristopher Ki Galvan is accused of fatally shooting and stabbing Randy Clark during a buglary or robbery on June 16, according to a affidavit for probable cause filed by the Pecos County Sheriff's … more
Early voting starts Monday, June 29 for the runoff elections in the state of Texas. It will continue through Friday, July 10. Election Day is Tuesday, July 14. Early voting sites with operate … more
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its advisory committees. Advisory committees serve the TVC by making recommendations and/or providing key information and materials to the Commission. Those interested in applying to become an advisory committee member may find information including qualifications and membership applications at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/about/advisory-committees/ more
Five out of nine of Pecos County's new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been linked to out-of-county contractions, including three from Mexico.  The county now has 42 confirmed cases. The … more
The Fort Stockton City Council and Pecos County Commissioners Court will hold a joint meeting 6 p.m., Monday, June 28 at the Pecos County Court House to discuss the 100-person limit placed on … more
  Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless local officials approve.                                                 … more
A black bear was sited in Pecos County just outside the Fort Stockton city limits on June 20, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “Since this is our first official bear … more
  With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan. "We want to make sure that everyone reinforces the best safe practices of wearing a mask, hand sanitization, maintaining safe distance, but importantly, because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home," Abbott said during an early-afternoon interview with KBTX-TV in Bryan. "Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home."                                                   … more
The National Guard will be conduct free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the fire station adjacent to the airport, 180 A St., off of Highway 285.  The online … more
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