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Comanche dodges the ice bullet

New Year’s weekend could have been worse here. It mostly just misted, for about 38 hours, from about 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve until about 11 a.m. on Jan. 2. And the temperature dropped; but it … more

Casting call for young gent

Fort Stockton Community Theatre needs a 20-something male to play small role as a policeman in upcoming production of a three-act comedy, "Let's Murder Marsha."  Rehearsals begin immediately. … more

Floozies coming to town

Sinful Sisters and Fallen Floozies are coming to Fort Stockton on January 16 and 17 to perform their original musical about women in the Bible. The Northwood Presbyterian Church musical group is … more

Prowler takes consolation at tourney

The Prowler basketball team picked up several wins over the holidays on the road to the Consolation Trophy at the Mary Tatum Holiday Classic in Big Lake. The Prowlers opened the week with a … more

Private property rights take center stage

If you are a citizen who believes in constitutional rights to private property, be prepared for outrage. I've included, verbatim, an excerpt from the Texas Utilities Code, Section 121.001 on a … more

Book grants available to Sul Ross students

The George Bechtel Fund is taking applications for its book grants for the spring 2016 semester at Sul Ross State University. The Book Grant program provides money to qualified Sul Ross students … more

Texas groundwater loss persists

AUSTIN—Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but the amounts of water stored in the ground are still greatly below normal, scientists at the University of Texas at … more

Library brings professional classical music

The Fort Stockton Public Library will be hosting a one-hour, intimate and enchanting concert featuring two amazing artists. Through their musical performance and comprehensive commentaries, you will … more

Potluck lunch at FPC

Members and friends of 1st PRESBYTERIAN church will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord during 8:30 and 11:00 worship. Following the late service they will gather in Fellowship Hall at noon for a … more

Battle of Fort Lancaster—Dec. 26, 1867

About two years after the Civil War ended, the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Lancaster participated in the only battle in Texas history where a U.S. military fort was attacked by Native … more

9 ways to stop overeating

The number one New Year’s resolution across the nation is to lose weight. Is losing weight your New Year’s resolution? The average person puts on ten extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New … more

Lion's support Ramshead charity run

Fort Stockton Lions Club donated $500 for the much needed coats, shoes and clothes that were distributed to well deserving children from the holiday run of local Ramshead Motorcycle Club. Lions Club … more

Man credits Christ's ways for long life

[Editor's note:  This homily was originally published by San Angelo Standard-Times on Dec. 27, 1985] Nicolas Garcia of Fort Stockton was born a Christmas baby 100 years ago. Garcia attributes … more

I-14: Too good to be true?

[Editor’s note: News spread during the second week of December by Rep. Will Hurd and others was that a new interstate highway, I-14, would be coming to Pecos County, replacing U.S. 190, which … more

Two citizens join Lions Club

Fort Stockton Lions Club is proud to introduce new members David Disselhorst and Paul Weatherby, who were inducted on Dec. 16 during a special lunch meeting. Lions Clubs International is the largest … more

Thinking Out Loud

Looking back on 2015 I swear, I tried to find positive news to look back on. January – It appears millionaire quarterback Tom Brady may have cheated in order to get to the SuperBowl. … more

Borderlands research featured on Discovery Channel

Researchers at the Borderlands Research Institute, part of Sul Ross State University, are featured in a documentary program, “Wild Border,” on the Discovery Channel. Their collaborative … more

1st baby of the new year

Parents Adán and Sara De La Cruz and big sister Lehnae Sheehan proudly introduce Aspen Claire, who was the first Fort Stockton baby born in 2016. Aspen came into the world at 4:13 a.m. on Jan. 3 at … more

Nursing home gets Xmas visit

On Tues., Dec. 15, over 200 homemade or handwritten cards were lovingly distributed to residents at Fort Stockton Living and Rehabilitation. The cards were donated by several families in Fort … more

Wayne Christian suspending RRC bid

Wayne Christian is suspending his bid for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC). But he is not terminating his campaign altogether, his campaign said Monday. “As of right now, the … more
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