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March Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Ontiveros

Laura Ontiveros is the backbone of Girl Scouting in her community of Fort Stockton.  She is a Troop Leader, Service Unit Manager, Service Unit Product Manager, and an Adult Learning Facilitator. … more

Fall Fest brings a carnival to the Coliseum

 Fall is finally here, and the best way to celebrate the season is at the annual Fort Stockton Fall Festival. The Chamber of Commerce's third annual Fall Fest kicks off this Friday, Oct. 6 through … more

Incumbents reign in 2017 election

The election results of the City elections for Mayor and City Council have been released, as well as the unofficial School Board election results for Wards 1 and 7. For the position of Mayor, … more

Deadline for city candidates to register is Friday, Feb. 17

The deadline is Friday, at 5 p.m., if any registered voter that has lived in Texas at least one year and in Fort Stockton for at least six months chooses to throw their hat in the ring for a city … more

Lights, camera, Marfa!

Fort Stockton resident and filmmaker Kirby Warnock will be screening his film “Return to Giant” at Marfa's Hotel Paisano ballroom Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Admission is free to the public, and … more

Always Remodeling, the name says it

Always Remodeling is a hands-on local business that offers residential and commercial remodeling. Its extensive list of services includes installation of windows, patios, decks, floors (wood and … more

Avoid I-20 at East Loop 338

ODESSA — TxDOT strongly recommends avoiding the Interstate 20/Loop 338 interchange on the east (Midland) side of Odessa. Temporary rerouting is causing major traffic pattern changes and congestion … more

Elderly diabetic care skyrocketing

In 2030 there will be a 63 percent increase in the diabetic portion of the total 65-plus population as compared to 2010, and they will live a year longer, most with complications from the disease. … more

Cliff’s Food Wagon stops in Stockton

West Texas is a long way from The State Fair of Texas, but that doesn't prevent fried foods from pleasing crowds here in Pecos County. Local church Torre Fuerte booked the Cliff’s Food Wagon of … more

Commissioners accept water settlement agreement

The Pecos County Commissioners Court met in regular session on May 21, 2017, where they awarded bids for roof repairs or replacements for a number of locations in Iraan. The Iraan projects were … more

Horned lizard population spikes in Fort Stockton

Small wonders are darting across the streets this summer and their spiny presence has great significance. These spiked critters with toad-ish bodies are often referred to as “horny toads” or … more

Coyanosa Library children’s section expands

The Coyanosa Library recently dedicated a children’s book collection donated by the Fort Stockton Rotary Club and Rotary International through a $4,000 Community Matching Grant. The donation was … more

New, improved Annie Riggs making progress

With new business development boiling up everywhere, and an approaching boom of oilfield productivity, Fort Stockton is polishing one of its most prominent historic destinations, the Annie Riggs … more

MS Prowler 7th-grade B team beats Pecos

Middle School Volleyball closed out their season this week. In 7th grade action, the B team defeated Pecos 25-21, 25-22 Monday. Coach Kasey Sherrell said “I am very proud of all the girls and … more

New show starts tomorrow

“Let’s Murder Marsha,” a ditzy comedy written by Monk Ferris and directed by Alice Duerksen, will open Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Street Theatre, 102 S. Nelson St. Tickets may … more

Coalition pushes postal banking

AUSTIN — Most people don't think of the U.S. Post Office (USPS) as a place to cash a paycheck, but a coalition of national consumer, labor and civic organizations want to change that. The group … more

Girvin races to the front of local attention

The 143rd Kentucky Derby was held this past Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. It was said to be a wide-open race, but one horse pulled the attention and support of locals in … more

City considers purchasing councilman’s property

The Fort Stockton City Council retired into executive session Tuesday night, during their regular meeting, to discuss, among other business, the prospect of buying land adjacent to Gene Cummings … more

College town black hole of credit

The credit card comparison website CardHub just released its in-depth analysis of 2016's Cities with the Highest and Lowest Credit Card Debts. College Station, Texas, is at the bottom of the list, … more

Gray passes torch to Williams

During the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, the board approved the employment of Morgan Williams as new Field Technician. For six years, the … more
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