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"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

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

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

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

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

High-speed broadband at a stand-still

Big Bend Telephone Company’s installation of new fiber optic cable for high-speed broadband in Fort Stockton has been delayed about a year. That delay is because of a "back up" in Texas-New Mexico … more

Letter to the Editor: School buses

To Editor, Fort Stockton Pioneer: This letter is in reference to the Nov. 24, 2017 news story concerning the FSISD School Board meeting. The story reads that the three six-year-old Motor Coach … 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

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

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

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

Keep Matthew's legacy alive

I hope, if you live in Fort Stockton, you already know. If not, it is with great sadness I must tell you Matthew Quiroz, 10 years old, laid down the heavy burden of his third and final battle with … more

Ori White's Letter - Groundwater District deserves support

The Groundwater District is doing the right thing and deserves our support. Harsh words and criticism, much of it unfair, have recently been directed toward the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation … 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

Things my mama taught me

You might remember a book published many, many years ago called “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  Along that vein, I got to thinking about the things Mama taught me—not … 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

Skip the Mother’s Day flowers for me

My husband does not buy me candy or flowers for Mother’s Day. His only comment on the subject, to date, is “You’re not my mother.”Most men cannot get away with this. I, however, am … 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

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
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