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Homeless, but with faith and a dragon

The population of homeless travelers fluctuates in Fort Stockton and usually peaks during the warmer seasons. As this year’s winter shifts into spring, many wanderers are arriving back in … more

Tax break development posts filled

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has appointed George Bayoud and D. Dale Fowler to the Economic Incentive Oversight Development Board. The board, created by passage of House Bill 26 in 2015, … more

North By North at The Garage

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Chicago-based altrock/garagerock band North By North will perform at The Garage Coffee, Music & More. Soaring vocals, frantic guitar, haunting keys and bombastic drums. … more

Fort Stockton loves Tejano: Hundreds attend Fall Festival

They say “third time's a charm”, which became true for the third annual Fort Stockton Fall Festival this past weekend. The event had its largest turnout as hundreds gathered at the Pecos County … more

Water lines drawn in the desert (Part 1)

Background and timeline for the last ten years of water wars: Part 1 of 4 Considering the recent dumping of rainfall from semi-daily thunderstorms in the area, it is sometimes hard to believe that … more

Pecos County credit rating drops

Moody's Investors Service last week downgraded (to A1 from Aa2) and assigned a negative outlook to its rating of Pecos County general obligation limited tax debt. The county incurs GOLT debt when it … more

Slump could curb RRC regulation

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter said Monday his agency could be hamstrung by a drop in drilling fees. In the latest ripple from the slumping price of oil, Porter, the head of the … more

Uresti treated at hospital

SAN ANTONIO — Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) is in good condition having undergone treatment at a San Antonio area hospital. Uresti was diagnosed with "carotid artery dissection," a tear in … more

City refuses to participate in mediation

The City Council met in special session on Jan. 30, 2017, to consult with City Water Attorney Mark Harral, regarding the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District's Order for Mediation. The … more

Things got a little hairy at the Garage Saturday

Things got 'hairy' at The Garage on Saturday night during the 2nd Annual Best Beard in Fort Stockton competition. Judges Arna McCorkle from the Fort Stockton Chamber, Fort Stockton City Councilman … more

Partial election results

Below are March 1 primary election results for some races on the Pecos County ballots. 83rd District Attorney (D) Jaime Escuder 53%Rod Ponton 47% Escuder won the four-county … more

Dozens lose Sandridge jobs

An unknown number of former SandRidge Energy employees were not hired back by Occidental Petroleum after its January takeover of the Piñon gas field, in southern Pecos County. SandRidge said in a … more

L.A. songwriter Silberman back

On Friday, Jan. 29, Los Angeles-based altrock singer-songwriter and guitarist Vanessa Silberman returns to perform at The Garage Coffee, Music & More. Silberman is a founding member of the band … more

Cricket Wireless selling affordable phones and more

The silence in Fort Stockton has been broken by the sound of Crickets. Not the chirping insects, but the many Cricket Wireless cell phones that stay ringing around the clock. The new Cricket Wireless … more

May hangs up EDC hat

After 17 fruitful years of service to the City of Fort Stockton and Pecos County, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Director Doug May is retiring. Upon talking with May, it is easy to see … more

Eight arrested on gambling charges

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Safety received Tuesday morning, eight individuals were arrested Friday, Feb. 3 in Fort Stockton on gambling and gambling-related … more

May declared National Huntingtons Disease Awareness Month in Fort Stockton

Mayor Chris Alexander presents the proclamation of May 2016 as “Huntington’s Disease Month” in the City of Fort Stockton to Tanna Wheeler.   more

Student art contest announced

Keep Historic Fort Stockton Beautiful invites K-12 students to participate in its student art contest. The purpose of the contest is to help promote the KHFSB mission of beautifying Fort … more

PCWICD backs MPGCD’s play

The Pecos County Water Improvement Control District No. 1 (PCWICD) met in its regular session Tuesday, Nov. 8. The board opened and publicly read sealed bids for a 500,000 gallon concrete tank ring … more

Supreme Court Justices face challenges

Republican Supreme Court incumbents face primary challengers in all three seats up for election. But that's where the similarities end. Medical malpractice litigation dominates one race. A second … more
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