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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
The Fort Stockton ISD School Board approved a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that will see classes start on Aug. 3 and end of June 9. The schedule includes a total of 20 days that can be … more
Pecos County saw two new cases confirmed Saturday, and now has 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases with seven active and 30 recovered.  According to Jessie Dominguez, the county's emergency … more
Item 8 on the agenda for the Pecos County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 22 is consideration of the transfer of Desert Pines Golf, LLC from Charles Ballard to Fabian Zorilla Here's the … more
Two weeks after deadlocking 3-3 on a resolution to establish its own police department, the Fort Stockton ISD School Board will take up the resolution again at its 7 p.m. Monday, June 22 … more
FORT STOCKTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020 5:30 P.M. MEETING LOCATION: 121 WEST SECOND STREET FORT STOCKTON, TX 79735 (Recess from the Regular … more
The Fort Stockton ISD announced on June 12 that a person who attended the program's morning session on June 11 was in close contact with a person who is a confirmed COVID-19 case, prompting … more
Do Something! Your guide to local places to go and things to do! If you have an event for our Do Something! listing, please e-mail to … more
While his name is above the entrance of the building named in his honor – the Alex R. González Pecos County Judicial Building – there is no image inside of the man who made history … more
The Pecos County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that may be connected to the June 15 drive-by shooting on Main Street in Fort Stockton that left a local man in critical condition. The homicide victim was identified as Randy Lee Clark, 48, of 866 Oriole Lane. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. more
A nearly two-hour demonstration was held to honor George Floyd at Zero Stone Park on June 2. Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer kept his knee on the side of Floyd’s neck … more
All five public swimming pools in Pecos County have opened as of last week.  In addition to Comanche Springs in Fort Stockton, county pools are also located in Imperial, Coyanosa, Iraan and … more
The Garage Coffee, Music and More held its final concert on June 6.  Here are some photos from the show, which featured legendary Nashville artist Bernie Nelson, with Fort Stockton's own … more
According to Fort Stockton Police, a 30-year-old Fort Stockton was shot multiple times at about 6:14 p.m. Monday, June 15 on the 300 block of Main Street between Third and Fourth Streets. Teh … more
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