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Pioneer under fire: Slammed in Monahans paper

I’ve never written an opinion column in my life, but last Thursday, I read a villainous article slandering The Fort Stockton Pioneer ... more

Milk and sugar make you wealthy

I feel like I've been traveling at the speed of light this year. Especially with all the holidays creeping into the stores earlier than usual ... more

Too-busy beavers bite off more than they can chew

The United States of America is the only nation that has a national monument called Mount Rushmore... more

Don’t be Kanye, West Texas

Kanye West believes that everyone knows who he is. The self-absorbed rapper even goes as far as to consider himself a god … more

Start your new year off right with the Grinch

Another Christmas has come and gone, and we are all feeling the excitement that comes with a new year ... more

We are the loneliest sweet potatoes

I watched a video earlier this week on Facebook of a woman named Sabrina Benaim reciting her poem, entitled “The Loneliest Sweet Potato” from her book Depression and Other Magic Tricks ... more

A good citizen

Dear Editor, Let me tell you about an outstanding lady of our community.... First off I know I have too many dogs; I did not ask for them, I did not want them, but somehow I got/inherited … more

"Rusted and weathered" with a heart of gold

Her voice cracked as she began to speak, so I knew it was going to be bad news. Saturday, Dec. 30, at 12:28 a.m. I got a phone call from my little sister Ashley that changed how the rest of my life … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last evening, July 23, 2016, I attended the regular meeting of the Fort Stockton Independent School District. This was the first time I have attended a school board meeting.  I … more

Sadness for those who grieve, but joy returns

Two people were buried this last week that I thought a lot of, and would like to have known better.  There is a certain amount of resignation to the death of those we love when it happens at older … more

Thinking out loud about Independence Day

Stood outside at 4 a.m. this morning, letting the cool desert wind ruffle my hair in the darkness, and thought big thoughts, while the small ones skittered around in the wind trying to keep their … more

Things I don’t think, for a change

There are a lot of things I don’t think should happen in this life. There aren’t many of them I can do a lot about, but if I can influence just one person to change their mind… well, it won’t … more

Overhaul broken foster care system

How many children in foster care have to be abused and retraumatized before the state finally realizes it has a problem? On March 9 a group of dedicated employees from the Texas Department of … more

Every child has a chance — you

Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has been in the news lately for failing to protect children in the state’s care. If we only focus on this issue when it is in the news, it can be easy to miss … more

Dear Editor,

We represent some of the affected landowners [in the condemnations brought by Trans-Pecos Pipeline], and you are right — they are being railroaded. Unfortunately, under Texas law the condemnation … more

After the stings comes the honey

People say that your whole life can change in an instant, and when it does, they tell you the mourning process won’t happen overnight ... more

The AT&T predicament isn’t just for the youngin’s

I’ve fallen out of love with many things in Texas, including the heat, the cold, country music, central air, and AT&T ... more

Hello, Fort Stockton

Hello, Fort Stockton, it’s still me. Honestly, I always have fun telling y’all what I’m thinking, and the subjects over the years have varied from studying my own navel (metaphorically—I … more

What women think, from an actual woman

I seldom speak for my entire gender. Or maybe I do more often than I realize, and I should shut up before I give away the secret. But I spent this last week in the company of my sister and a … more

Dear Editor,

I attended a luncheon recently that made me think about our future in West Texas. We all support our kids and their future and are proud to do it, but are we doing all we need to do? Many of our … more
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