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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 and felt bothered enough to publish my own personal opinion on … more

Texas Toast

"Texas Toast" a collaboration series by Jeremy Gonzalez, staff reporter (illustration) and Lisa C Hannon, managing editor (concept) (c) 2017 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

What’s the best that could possibly happen?

For the last ten years or so, if I’m scared of something, I run toward it at top speed. Top speed for me, that is, which equates to that of a hedgehog with bad knees trying to run through beach … 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

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

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

Dear Fort Stockton family and friends,

We want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend our Ribbon Cutting-Open House last Thursday, March 24. What a turn out! The flowers, plants, gifts, text messages, emails, and … more

The candidate, in his own words

So far, I have two books to my credit. I would say I write for a living, but bluntly, if I had to live on what I make for writing, I’d be a lot skinnier. As in starving. But writing a lot gives you … more
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