100 year celebration brings memories


The San Ignacio de Loyola church was home to over 170 out of town visitors, past attendees and people wanting to celebrate 100 years since the first mass was held last Saturday.

People had the opportunity to partake in mass in the same place that mass was held in Little Mexico back in April 1919.

People also had a chance to tell their stories and have the Pecos County Historical Commission partnered with Texas Tech Historian Andy Wilkinson record them so future generations can hear all about it.

The stories were recorded orally and will help piece together the history of an area forgotten in Fort Stockton.

“We got really neat stories,” said Pecos County Historical Commission Member Andres Madrid.

The painting by Carolina Flores was auctioned off at $800 for restoration and preservation of the building.

If anyone would like to record their stories about living in Little Mexico and attending San Ignacio de Loyola, they can contact amadrid@midland.edu or call at (432)-360-8044.