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PCMH raises nurse base pay, specialty RN pay

The Pecos County Memorial Hospital Board approved an increase base pay for LVNs and specialty pay for RNs at their regular meeting on Aug. 1. According to Interim CEO Margaret Davis, it was … more

FS resident indicted for child pornography

On July 18, Fort Stockton resident and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) worker Jose Luis Villalobos was charged with receipt of child pornography. The Fort Stockton Pioneer reported this … more

City Council agrees on $75,000 irrigation system

The City Council awarded the bid for a center pivot irrigation systemduring their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 25. They were quoted forboth a galvanized system and a poly system, with the … more

Bridges helps improve mental wellness

The Bridges Behavioral Health Clinic in Fort Stockton is a branch ofPermian Basin Community Centers (PBCC) and provides screening and helpfor depressive disorders, PTSD, adult ADHD, anxiety based … more

Verizon slices the blue ribbon

Verizon Wireless has finally settled in to its new location at 710 W.Dickinson Blvd. (left of the Shake Shop). In celebration of the bigmove and upgrades, the store held an official Chamber of … more

FSISD Board approves $1,400 donation, handbooks

The FSISD School Board met in regular session on Monday, July 24. The Board and Superintendent Ralph Traynham discussed all of the handbooks for the year, including the Student, Employee, … more

FS Council agrees on $75,000 irrigation system

The City Council awarded the bid for a center pivot irrigation system during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 25. They were quoted for both a galvanized system and a poly system, with the … more

County Briefs

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session on Monday, July 24. The Commissioners heard a presentation by Bristi Cure regarding the Desert Sky Wind Repower. No action was … more

First recipient of Desert Dreamer scholarship selected

The Desert Dreamer Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a big heart for high school students and their future. After launching an essay scholarship program earlier this year, Desert Dreamer … more

Commissioners grant tax abatement for solar plant

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court conducted a public hearing during their July 24 meeting to consider the tax abatement and reinvestment zone applications by SP-PecosBendSolar LLC. Robert … more

WaterBridge pays commercial prices for barrels of water

A summary of the water purchase agreement between WaterBridge Resources, LLC and the City of Fort Stockton has been released. This agreement states that the City owns existing fresh and brackish … more

MPGCD grants Williams permit

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District ended a nine-year saga Tuesday when its board of directors, before an overflow crowd of participants and attendees, granted Fort Stockton Holdings … more

Shovels break ground on 2018 VA Clinic

The West Texas Veteran Affairs Health Care System (WTVAHCS) hosted agroundbreaking ceremony for their new Fort Stockton clinic on Friday,July 14.Director Kalautie JangDhari and her team travelled to … more

Coffee talk with a Vietnam veteran: A complicated homecoming

There are a large number of veterans living among us in Pecos County, and they each have an abundance of untold stories just waiting to be heard. After participating in the ground breaking of … more

Annie Riggs debuts its new digs

The Annie Riggs Memorial Museum cut the blue ribbon out on its blue porch Thursday, July 13. The old hotel is officially reopened for the public to enjoy its fully renovated museum exhibits. The … more

Anonymous author strikes again

The citizens of Fort Stockton have expressed concern regarding the Pecos County Appraisal District’s assessments within  the Fort Stockton Independent School District since 2010, but some … more

2017 Water Carnival makes waves

Fort Stockton's Water Carnival had a successful turnout this year. The three-day event drew in large crowds to view the annual pageant and performances. This year, Berkel King premiered her … more

Waterbridge agreement approved

The City Council has approved an agreement between the City andWaterBridge Resources, LLC during their budget meeting on July 18.In April of this year, the City Council signed a letter of … more

A line in the dirt: FS provides power

Fort Stockton may be included in the creation of a power line to connect to a new solar farm. According to an article by Electric Light & Power, AEP Texas Inc. proposed to build a new … more

Joe's Place is back! Now an event center with historic qualities

Joe's Place at the corner of First and Jackson has been a fixture ofFort Stockton history since the 50s. Today, the building is readilyavailable as a rental space for hosting meetings, parties, … more
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