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Monday evening saw two new developments for Pecos County with the COVID-19 pandemic, with Pecos County Memorial Hospital seeing its first COIVD-19-related hospitalization, while Focus Care of Fort … more
The Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation will meet Thursday, June 18 starting at 2:30 p.m. On the agenda is the review of relief grant applications and the Rio Street Walking Path … more
The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District will hold a permit hearing and regualr board meeting starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16 at its office, 103 W. Callahan St. Among the items … more
Pecos County has three new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total of active cases to five, confirmed cases to 34, and recoveries to 29.  The county has yet to see a hospitalization or death … more
Pecos County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 14 to decide four run-off races and determine who will advance to the November General Election.   The deadline to register to … more
The Fort Stockton ISD School Board is considering an amended school calendar for 2020-2021 that would start classes on Monday, Aug. 3 and run the year through Wednesday, June 9.  It would also … more
The Fort Stockton Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body found in a car in a lot off North Sycamore Street between Dickinson Boulevard and U.S. Highway 285. According to Police … more
The Camp Family will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Family Life Center (Gymnasium) at First Baptist Church of Fort Stockton, 401 N. Gillis St. All proceeds are … more
Pecos County has three new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total of confirmed cases to 31, of which 28 are recovered.  The county has yet to see a hospitalization related to … more
THE PECOS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE COUNTY COURTROOM, PECOS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 103 W. CALLAGHAN, FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS.1. … more
The Fort Stockton ISD will discuss creating its own police department.  The district and the city of Fort Stockton have been unable to reach an agreement on the use of FSPD officers as SROs … more
The Fort Stockton City Council will holds its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30. The meeting will be available online.  The council will review bids for wastewater plant repair, landfill project and audit. more
In a hopeful sign for the 2020-21 school year and high school sports, Fort Stockton High School will open its annual Summer Strength and Conditioning program on Monday, June 8. “The UIL came … more
Tracy Canter is the new superintendent of the Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District, replacing Michael Meek, who retired upon her hiring by the school board. “The first thing that really jumped out at us was the high excellence and tradition of excellence for education in Iraan,” Canter said. “I'm from West Texas, so I'm familiar with the school districts and communities.” more
The Texas Attorney's General Office said today that inmates at prisons who test positive for COVID-19 will not be counted toward a county's active case total, according to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster.  The decision has a major impact on Pecos County, as 65 inmates – officially termed "offenders" by the state – at the Texas Department of Criminal Justices' N5 Unit in Fort Stockton have tested positive for COVID-19 and are active cases.  Without the decision, Pecos County would have 67 active cases and exceeded the threshold of three active cases per 1,000 people (45 active cases) that would require the county to roll back to Phase 1 limits of 25% capacity for local businesses.  Instead, Pecos County is down to two active cases (#25 and #28 below) and has 28 confirmed cases with 26 recoveries. more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are "very limited exceptions," Abbott's office said. Restaurants were already permitted to be open at 50% capacity. Abbott is allowing them to immediately increase their table size from six people to 10, and on June 12, they can ramp up their capacities to 75%. more
Late Friday night, officials in Pecos County learned that 65 cases of COVID-19 had been reported among the offender population at the Texas Department of Criminal Jutice's N5 Unit in Fort … more
UPDATED: Corrected to four active cases instead of three.  Pecos County is down to four active COVID-19 cases, according to information released by the Emergency Management … more
Pecos County officials breathed a big sigh of relief Wednesday night after each of the more than 130 residents and staff of Focus Care's Fort Stockton facility tested for COVID-19 came back with … more
Here's the agenda for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 26 meeting of the Pecos County Commissioners Court:   3. Court to consider and/or act upon approving Minutes of Previous … more
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