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Pecos County's 24th confirmed COVID-19 case is connected to two earlier cases, which are connected to cases from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's N5 Unit. The 41-year-old male is reported by county officials to have tested on May 12 and as a co-worker of Case #16, a 39-year-old male. The county did not provide the name of business where the two men are co-workers, but Emergency Management Coordinator Jessie Dominguez said the two worked by themselves. But it appears that the county has seen its first spread of N5 Unit COVID-19 cases beyond employees and family members of the TDCJ.  more
The Fort Stockton City Council will hold a Special Meeting by teleconference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 to discuss and take possible action on two ordinances tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of the month. Abbott also said he would permit restaurants to operate at 50% capacity starting Friday, up from 25% that’s allowed now. more
The Fort Stockton Community Theatre is hosting a “Be Cool in the new Nelson Street Theatre and Stay Cool in Summer” theatre workshops during the month of June. Two two-week workshops … more
The School Board for the Fort Stockton ISD will meet at 7 p.m in a video conference for its regular meeting.  Among the agenda items is a $388,765 lighting project for the tennis courts at … more
Drive-thru testing of Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees and family memebers held last week at Pecos County Memorial Hospital found two more people with COVID-19, bring the county's total confirmed cases to 23.  more
A  35-tear-old male employee at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Lynaugh Unit in Fort Sotckton tested postive for COVID-19 duirng testing May 9 at Pecos County Memorial … more
The City of Fort Stockton Recreation Department has cancelled the 2020 baseball, t-ball, and softball seasons. Refunds will be available by completing a Google found on the department's Facebook … more
Pecos County received some good news on the COVID-19 front, with three more Pecos County cases now listed as "recovered" by the state and out of quarantine.  In addition, two cases from El Paso County that tested positive in Pecos County, also have cleared quarantine.  Pecos County has 20 confirmed cases. Nine of those are now recovered. To date, 353 people have been tested in Pecos County, with 225 negative, 102 pending, 20 confirmed, six confirmed and assigned to another county, 11 active case, and nine recovered. more
Barring any unforeseen stepbacks, the Fort Stockton High School Class of 2020 will walk the stage for graduation as scheduled on Friday, May 22 – albeit on the football field of Panther Stadium … more
Pecos County has its 19th confirmed COVID-19 case after testing of 72 staff members at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and their family members on Saturday, May 9 found four confirmed cases. … more
Following a 90-minute closed session, the Iraan Iraan-Sheffield ISD School Board took no action on the employment contract of athletic director and head football coach Matthew Luddeke at its … more
The Fort Stockton City Council is expected to act upon a proposal by the Fort Stockton. EDC to assist local businesses at it Tuesday, May 12 meeting. At its May 5 meeting, the council had its first reading of the plan by the EDC to “Promote or develop or expand their business enterprise back to the level prior to the economic retraction caused by the COVID-19 National Disaster.” more
The Fort Stockton Pioneer, FNB of Fort Stockton, and Brave National Bank of Iraan have partnered to give Pecos County a great way to honor the Class of 2020 – and it's FREE! Class of 2020 … more
The Pecos County Commissioners Court will hold a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 11. On the agenda is consideration of the status of the county's five public swimming pools amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  more
The School Board of the Fort Stockton Independent School District will possibly decide the 2020 graduation commencement ceremony format at a special meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11 … more
Less than one month after renewing his contract on an unanamous vote, the Iraan-Sheffield ISD School Board will consider taking action on the employment agreement of head football coach and athletic … more
Pecos County has its 15th confirmed COVID-19 case, a  45-year-old male employee at the N5 Unit. He was tested May 3 at PCMH, and is self-quarantined at home with family. The county has nine active cases, all of which are tied to Texas Department of Criminal Justice N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. The cases are either offenders or employees, or their families. The county has six recovered cases, two of which were tied to the N5 Unit. The other four were tied to the county's first case.  more
    The typical high school graduation isn't going to happen in Texas anytime soon, with all public and private schools closed through the end of the academic year. State officials announced restrictions Tuesday for how school districts can conduct in-person graduation ceremonies for their seniors, limiting them to protect school communities from contracting COVID-19.                                          … more
  Gov. Greg Abbott will allow hair salons in Texas to reopen Friday and gyms on May 18, moving more quickly than expected to further restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The businesses will be required to follow certain rules, however, as the state continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus. For example, hair stylists will only be able to work with one customer at a time, while gyms can only reopen at 25% capacity, and their showers and locker rooms should remain closed for now. more
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