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The Pioneer has launched a local business stimulus program for locally owned and operated businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will offer local businesses the opportunity to receive up to $7,500 in matching funds for advertising campaigns run in print, online, and on social media during May, June and July of this year.  Businesses can apply for up to $7,500 or the available $50,000 through the Pioneer at fortstocktonpioneer.com/stimulusgrant.html more
The green-and-white Nutt Ranch sign that had stood watch over I-10 near mile-marker 283 for nearly 45 years was stolen on April 28 or 29, with thieves backing a truck or trailer through a fence … more
Pecos County now has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – nine that are still active – after three more positive test results were reported in the past 24 hours. According to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster, a 53-year-old female was confirmed this morning as Case #14. She was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic on April 28 and has been quarantined at home. She is an employee at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. All nine of the county's active cases are tied to the unit. more
Pecos County now has 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – eight that are still active – after two more positive test results were reported tonight. According to Pecos County Judge the two new cases are tied to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. All eight of the county's active cases are tied to the unit. more
The Pecos County Commissioners Court decided to reopen its office to public with full staffing by its employees. Under its emergency order, the county had closed the doors of all county offices and we servicing public needs online, over the phone or by appointment. In addition, staff was rotating work shifts throughout the week. Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster said that county staff will be required to wear a mask when meeting in person with the public. County offices will also require anyone entering the building to wear a mask. He said employees would not be required to wear a mask otherwise in the office. more
The Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is actively working on approval of a $400,000 COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program to help non-essential small business owners that … more
Moving swiftly to assist local residents and businesses, the Fort Stockton City Council approved a 50 percent cut in April utility bills, and held a first reading of an Economic Development Corporation plan to provide up to $10,000 in grants to local businesses. more
The ability to hold a traditional graduation ceremony might not be known until Tuesday, May 12 – just 10 days ahead of the date set on the Fort Stockton High School calendar. The discussion … more
According to COVID-19 testing numbers released today by Pecos County, to date, 168 people have been tested. Of those, 13 are still awaiting results for the their tests, 142 have tested negative, … more
The Fort Stockton City Council will meet in emergency session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 to consider extension to emergency declaration and to open bids process for new landfill Here is … more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced Saturday that Pecos County has its 11th confirmed Coronavirus case, giving the county six active cases – all tied to the Texas Department of Crinimal Justice's N5 Unit.  The county's first five cases – including one from N5 – have cleared quarantine and are listed as "recovered" by the state.  more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced Friday morning that Pecos County has its 10th confirmed Coronavirus case. The announcement comes one day after two other cases in Pecos County are out of … more
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster announced this evening that two more  COVID-19 cases in Pecos County are out of quarantine and now listed as "recovered" by the state.  The leaves the … more
      Testing in Iraan on May 8 The Texas National Guard mobile testing teams will be in Iraan to offer Free COVID-19 testing on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at … more
  The Pioneer is asking the community to share its thoughts about former attorney and 83rd District Court Judge Alejandro Ramón González, who died April 21, for a story planned … more
The Texas National Guard mobile testing teams will be in Iraan to offer Free COVID-19 testing on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iraan Fire Station, 506 W. 6th … more
Construction of six duplexes of teacher housing has begun on the former Butz School property, with the first duplex and garage pads poured this week. The site is bordered by Young, South … more
Here are the stats as of noon   Total 98 Tested 73 Negative 14 Pending 9 Positives 2 Positive but refer to El Paso County per DSHS 3 Recovered more
Business owners: As the restrictions begin to lossen up on you business, be sure you are in position to let people know your hours, address, phone number and services with a FREE listing in our … more
The Donut Palace, 1502 W. Dickinson Blvd., will reopen at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 30.  It will be open daily until noon. Service will be drive-thru only. The Donut Palace is one of the … more
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