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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

County renews insurance policy

Pecos County's general insurance policy will cost eight percent more in 2016. The county will pay Travelers Insurance $612,000 for its property, casualty, and auto insurance policy. The 2016 county … 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

FSPD sees ongoing animal issues

A significant number of phone calls to our 9-1-1 are complaints about animals. Animal related issues have worsened this year. As previously reported, loose animals are an around-the-clock problem in … more

Uresti appointed to LBB

SAN ANTONIO -- Senator Carlos Uresti is now on the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). He joined it as part of an interim reshuffling of committee assignments by Lt. Gov. Patrick preceding the retirement … more

Voter data of millions exposed

Just in time for the first contests of the 2016 presidential race comes word that voter registration data for 191 million Americans has been left exposed on the Internet. An Austin-based security … more

Start the year with a 1st-day hike

AUSTIN -- Begin the New Year on the right foot by participating in a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. "The First Day Hikes initiative has proven itself as the ideal way for people to … more

10 nursing jobs you didn’t know

The nursing field is one of the fastest growing in the country. As healthcare modernizes and expands from the ER into the app store, there are a number of new opportunities to look out for as you … more

Weather strands hundreds here

Icy road conditions and snowfall caused hundreds of travelers to take shelter in Fort Stockton Sunday night. Jessie Dominguez, the emergency management coordinator for Pecos County, said 718 … 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

Karan's Korner

2016—Happy New Year! On January first of each year, many of us will vow to lose weight, stop smoking, stick to a budget, save money, find a better job, become more organized, exercise more, be … more

Want to make a snowman?

Children of all ages enjoyed the blanket of snow that covered Fort Stockton Sunday. more

Years Ago

10 YEARS AGO Demolition on county land earmarked for the new courthouse annex could begin today, pending approval from the city. At the Pecos County Commissioners Court Monday meeting, Precinct 2 … more

35 high-pay jobs—no degree needed

The good news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as compiled by Business Insiders, is that workers with associate's degrees or high school diplomas have 35 potential careers to consider that … more

New Year's Eve worship

Each year members, friends, and visitors gather at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church (Second and Oklahoma streets) to say goodbye to the old year and hello to … more

New DVD helps region's birdwatchers

The two DVD set, Better Birdwatching in Big Bend Country, includes three hours of video and sounds for 225 species of birds found in the southern Trans-Pecos deserts and mountains. This DVD set would … more

Year 2015 in review

As The Fort Stockton Pioneer publisher and executive editor Pam Palileo reminded us in her 2014 yearend editorial, journalism has been called the first draft of history. Some topics highlighted in … more

Senior Center officers installed

The Pecos County Senior Citizens Center officers 2016 installation was on Dec. 18, performed by County Judge Joe Shuster. Pictured are Neely Landrum, Alonzo Martinez, John Meli, Phyllis Smith, Judge … more

Learn ham radio in free class

The Big Bend Amateur Radio Club will offer an Amateur Radio Licensing Class for five weeks beginning Jan. 6. The topics covered will include the elements required to pass the Federal … more

Senior Center fetes Mrs. Everett

The Pecos County Senior Citizens Center celebrated Myrtle Everett's 96th birthday at the Center Christmas Lunch. She still helps, calling people to remind them of the meal days. She’s a well loved … more
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