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FSHS grad talks keeping college local

 Ramon Reynosa, age 18, graduated from Fort Stockton High School with the class of 2017. During his high school years, Reynosa took dual credit courses at Midland College WRTTC and become … more

Fort Stockton helps out Harvey’s refugees

Aleksi Rapkin drove into Fort Stockton Thursday night to flee from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. Rapkin is a resident of the Big Sky ski resort in Montana, but was visiting South Padre Island when … more

County takes questions on VA activities

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 28, where they held a public hearing on the proposed 2018 Pecos County budget.County Clerk Liz Chapman began the hearing … more

Hurricane evacuees turn to Fort Stockton for help

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey's Houston flooding, the Villalon family traveled to Fort Stockton as their neighborhood was submerged by water. Local residents David and RoseMary Portillo have opened … more

Parents query Cub Scout leader's actions

Parents of Fort Stockton Cub Scouts have expressed concern regarding a perceived lack of activities and communication within the dens, their leaders, and those in charge.According to one individual, … more

City finalizes water agreement, appoints landfill reps

During their Tuesday meeting, the City Council discussed numerous contracts and reviewed agreements.The council approved a change in their budget calendar to reflect only one public hearing being … more

Fort Stockton’s biggest watermelon

The biggest watermelon of Fort Stockton has been found at Amistad Properties’ Man Camp located at 1872 W. Gonzalez Loop. However, the large watermelon is both seedless and fruitless, because it’s … more

Letting go of Pizza Pro: Owner tells why he closed down the restaurant

The long-lived Pizza Pro at 1201 W. Dickinson has concluded its 17 years of fresh pizza, and held its final day of business on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Owners Gerardo and Darrla Pules opened the red … more

CVB fails to break even during Open Road Race

During their Tuesday meeting, the Council heard a presentation from Crystal Lopez, CVB Director, regarding the 2017 Big Bend Open Road Race. After going over the itemized list of expenditures and … more

Lucky seven years till next eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, residents all around turned their eyes toward the sky to see the long-awaited solar eclipse. While the phenomenon is not uncommon around the world, people in the United States … more

Say cheese! Domino’s Pizza is now open

The highly anticipated Domino’s Pizza at 1003 N. Sycamore finally opened its doors for business Monday, Aug. 14. The new restaurant hosted a special “Friends and Family” pre-opening, allowing a … more

County Brief

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session on Aug. 4. The commissioners approved standard contract extensions between the county and Permian Basin Community Centers. The court … more

Mi Casita celebrates 25 years of business

It takes a lot to keep a restaurant in business for 25 years, and if the doors have stayed opened for that long, you know they must be cooking something good. Here in Fort Stockton, the Mi Casita … more

MPGCD takes no action on proposed abatement

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The Board had much deliberation on the “request of reconsideration” of party status … more

Comanche Springs caves in

Comanche Springs caves inIn their meeting on Monday, the Pecos County commissioners addressed Comanche Springs Swimming Pool’s recent concrete collapse.Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) … more

Playing with dirt: the lost art of organic construction

There are those who view adobe buildings as a thing of the past, or as “the poor man's" way of construction. Then, there are those who view adobe buildings as old crumbling structures, and never … more

FSISD Centennial: Happy hundredth!

Fort Stockton Independent School District is celebrating its hundredth year as an official school district this year, and it has quite a story to tell.Prior to FSISD being established, all schools in … more

New council member sworn in

The City Council administered an oath of office to newly appointed council member James B. Warnock during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Warnock is fulfilling the incomplete term of … more

PCWCID #1 approves bid

The Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Having the legal option to re-post and re-advertise, the PCWCID Board revisited the matter and … more

FS Rotary hosts 2017 Cruise Party

The Fort Stockton Rotary Club is known for strengthening the community in many ways, but one function stands out and is already underway: the Cruise Party.The Cruise Party brings people in the … more
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