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Former MMA fighter now teaching the craft

Pecos County People

Not all fighting is bad, and a local new gym is here to prove that point. Scrap Jitsu is a jiu jitsu gym teaching the Carlos Machado curriculum from a former amateur mixed martial artist. …

FSMS gets new art teacher

After searching for someone to paint the way into the new school year, Fort Stockton Middle School found an art teacher. Laurie Holman, 56, has traveled the world teaching all ages various art …

Send us your First Day of School photos!

The Pioneer is collecting first-day-of-school photos from student in Pecos County. The photos will appear in our upcoming print and e-editions of The Pioneer. Just e-mail the photos to …

FSHS grad new principal at Buena Vista

Adelina Acala is the new principal of Buena Vista ISD, taking the helm from Julian Castillo, who was promoted to district business manager. Acala took the position after moving back to the area …

City sought opinion on having City Attorney also serve as Assistant City Manager

The City of Fort Stockton sought an opinion from the Texas Municipal League regarding the City Attorney simultaneously serving as the Assistant City Manager, The Pioneer has learned through an Open …
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
Letter to the Editor

Opposes use of drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: I used to believe that the biggest threat to our water supply in Pecos County was the hare-brained idea to export water via an unbuilt pipeline to Midland-Odessa. However, after …
OPINION

What are SLAPP lawsuits and why do you need a law to protect you from them?

(Note: The following opinion piece appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Feb. 15, 2019 and is reprinted with its permission). Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas …
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