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State confirms behavioral health budget

AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state’s behavioral health services efforts during the 2016–17 fiscal biennium. Senate Finance … more

Easter and Holy Week Happenings

Holy Week happenings The First Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Maundy Thursday Communion service at 7:00pm tonight in their sanctuary at 2nd and Oklahoma. Communion is open to all … more

Children’s Theatre receives grants

Fort Stockton Community Theatre says a big thank you to Independent Agent Phil Chamberlain for being a positive force for change in Fort Stockton.  Chamberlain enabled the theatre to receive an … more

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, leading Pecos County towards progress

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office is located at 100 E. Division and has a lot to offer behind its double glass doors. The Extension Office is strictly geared toward the betterment of the … more

PCMH Auxiliary supporting the hospital for decades

The Pecos County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1946 and is still thriving 71 years later. From serving fresh bags of popcorn everyday to playing a key role in bringing the Memorial Garden … more

National Night Out - Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

The Annual National Night Out (NNO) for Fort Stockton residents is set for tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.  NNO is a community-building campaign started by the National Association of Town Watch … more

Rotary conveys Service Above Self award to Dawn Ramire

On June 30, 2016, the Service Above Self Community Member Award was presented to Dawn Ramirez by the Fort Stockton’s Rotary Club’s outgoing president, Misty Frank.  This honor is directed to … more

Square dancers kick up dust

On Saturday Levis and Lace Square Dance Club hosted a fun-filled session at the Crockett County Senior Citizen Center. Tracey Dowell, from McCaulley, Texas, was the caller. She put the dancers … more

Texas near bottom in turnout

People stand in line to vote in the primaries at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas campus on March 1, 2016. (Photo by Shelby Tauber) more

Keep an eye out for the Big Top!

As the days shorten and cool down, fall entertainment is in full swing for Pecos County. One of the largest events on the autumn docket is the arrival of Shrine Circus on Tuesday, Nov. 7.Ringmaster … more

Rodriguez amends City Manager contract, stays on as engineer

When asked about the latest resignation rumors, City Manager Raul Rodriguez answered “yes and no”. To clarify, Rodriguez explained that he will be amending his contract with the City, but will … more

The Old Hovey School: Echoes of an era long-gone (Part II)

Part II: The students of Hovey [Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series celebrating the centenary of the Old Hovey School, relocated thirty years ago to Fort Stockton to preserve … more

Behind the pulpit: Pastor Randy Day

As Gracepoint church prepares to move off Main into the old Lowes building on Dickinson, the New Beginnings church is moving in at 218 N. Main, across the street from Tiny Tots Daycare. New … more

Tornado touches south county

A tornado touched down around 5 p.m. Tuesday about 30 to 35 miles south of Fort Stockton, near Highway 285. The Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mark Strobin with the National Weather Service … more

United Country Real Estate opens

Debra Johnson has been a real estate sales agent here for nearly eight years under the umbrella of Century 21. Johnson is now introducing United Country Real Estate (UCRE) West Texas Land and Homes … more

Need help? Mexican consulate makes its first stop in FS

The Mexican Consulate has scheduled their first ever visit to Fort Stockton on Oct. 21, where they will hold a workshop for any citizen who needs help with certificates, IDs, and a number of other … more

Council, school board voter deadline nears

Pecos County citizens wanting to vote in the city council and school board elections must be registered by Thursday, April 7. Two incumbents face four challengers in the (at-large) election to … more

Update on Zuzu Verk

From our partners at CBS7 - Zuzu Verk has been identified as the person whose remains were found Friday morning in a shallow grave.  ALPINE -- A body that was found Friday morning in a shallow … more

Voter ID questions resolved: what to take with you to the polls

According to Pecos County Clerk Liz Chapman, voters who cannot obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID now have additional options when voting in person. “My office is working to make … more

Senior celebration next week

The 8th annual 2016 Senior Celebration Kick-Off for Older Americans Month — “Blaze a Trail” — will be on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fort Stockton Senior Citizen Center, 1010 … more
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