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Public swimming pool open in Imperial

While the public swimming pool in Fort Stockton is closed, the pool in Imperial is open for business. more

Local man killed in Grandfalls crash

A Fort Stockton man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, June 13 in Ward County. Paul R. Weyerts, 50, of Fort Stockton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. more

County extends burn ban to Sept. 8

Amid continuing drought-like conditions, the Pecos County Commissioners Court approved a burn band from June 11 to Sept. 8. The most recent burn band expired on June 9. The banned prohibits all outdoor burning in Pecos County. The commissioners also approved an order prohibiting the sale or use of fireworks (classified as "skyrockets with sticks" or "missiles with fins" the Pecos County. Pick up this week's print edition or start an online subscription to see the entire story. more

June 6 jury trial cancelled

A jury trial set for June 6, 2018 in Pecos County Court has been cancelled. more

'Shattered Dreams' driver safety program Friday at FSHS

Fort Stockton students are performers in the Texas Department of Public Safety program aimed as reducing accidents and fatalities among teen drivers. more

Intermediate School principal leaving for Leander ISD

Matt Calkins will be stepping down as principal of the Fort Stockton Intermediate School to become principal of Deer Creek Elementary School in the Leander ISD. more

Phil Chamberlain retires after 20 years at helm of Fort Stockton Insurance

Friends, colleagues and community members attended a “Put a fork in him, he’s done” retirement party for Fort Stockton Insurance Agency owner Phil Chamberlain April 26. more

Spring Concert highlights vocal talents

The Fort Stockton middle and high school choirs performed the Spring Concert Thursday, April 26 at the W.R. Weaver Auditorium on the high school campus. more

High school stages 'You're a Good man, Charlie Brown'

The Fort Stockton High School Theatre Arts department will present its first musical production in 10 years when students take the stage for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, May 5. A 2 p.m. matinee show will be held Saturday. more

Do Something!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some local happenings. more

New waterline project breaks ground

Groundbreaking held for 9-mile water pipeline between Belding and For Stockton. The new pipeline will address ruptures that have plagued the aging line. more

Walking toward school safety

Conversations have been held on the national, state and local level regarding school safety in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting in February. Ideas such as metal detectors, clear backpacks, … more

Congressman visits intermediate school

U.S. Rep Will Hurd visited with students at Fort Stockton Intermediate School Tuesday morning as part of his swing through the district. He started off chatting with Energy Bus student leaders before … more

New refinery construction start nears

Some 20 miles north of town near Sulfer Junction, down a simple county road and further down a freshly bladed trail of flat dusty desert, lies the site of a proposed multi-million dollar refinery as … more

Jalopy PD

The patrol cars and trucks of the Fort Stockton Police Department may look good on the outside, but as they say, it's what's on the inside that counts. According to Chief of Police Ryan Skelton, … more

New ordinance looks to silence loud sounds

Nothing can turn a neighborly situation more prickly than a barking dog, loud music, or revving engines. That's why a new noise ordinance was introduced to council members last week as several … more

Play Ball!

The newly renovated Fort Stockton High School baseball and softball fields are nearly complete and should serve as a home run not only for Panthers and Prowlers but for the Fort Stockton ISD. With … more

Council cancels election, is still having election

The filing deadline for a place on the Fort Stockton city council has come and gone with three candidates signing up for three different races. The lack of competition compelled the council to cancel … more

Gonzales defeats Dominguez in commissioner's race

Pecos County will have a new commissioner in Precinct 2 next year as challenger Robert Gonzales defeated incumbent Lupe Dominguez in Tuesday's Democratic Primary election. While early voting … more

MPGCD grants City’s BlueRidge Farms production permit

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met for their regular board meeting and public hearings on Tuesday, Feb. 20. During the public hearings, the board revisited approving … more
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