The paywall has been removed from stories on the Fort Stockton Pioneer's web site, www.fortstocktonpioneer.com.
The e-edition of the paper remains available only to print and digital subscribers.
"We need to deliver news and information to our customers how and when they want," said Publisher Steve Fountain. "The stories will not be identical on the Web site, on Facebook and in print as we utilize the advantages of each platform. We believe the free access will increase viewership of our site and make the web site more appealing to advertisers."