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Sun Kissed salon raises the bar

The new-this-year Sun Kissed Tanning & Beauty Salon has three salon chairs, one tanning bed and is on the brink of enlarging their business. Sun Kissed is currently tucked to the side of their … more

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Karan's Korner

Holiday Ham dinner recipes Ham is a tradition in many households for Christmas Dinner. I know for three Extension events this Holiday season with the Dinner Tonight Cooking club and TEEA (Texas … more

County unemployment ticking upward

The Pecos County unemployment rate in November (5.6 percent) was 1.8 percent higher than in October (5.5 percent). While a small monthly increase, it represents a 21.6 percent annualized rate of … more

Years Ago

10 YEARS AGO The site we know in Fort Stockton as the "Oldest House," located at 201 W. Sherer, is believed to have been the sutler's store for the first fort here. That fort was established in … more

County hosts West Regional Pecan Show

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Pecos County recently hosted the West Regional Pecan Show. Eighty-nine entries of 28 pecan varieties from 13 counties throughout West Texas, including Pecos … more

East Texas raves about West Texas

Two East Texan visitors, Richard and Elva Tovar, traveled all the way from Greenville on Dec. 18 to visit their two grandchildren here in Fort Stockton. The couple arrived into town around 9 p.m. and … more

Local sets sights on med school

David Lee Villesca graduated from University of Texas Permian Basin on Dec. 19, 2015. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology, with honors. His plans are to take attend medical … more

Rainwater harvesting ideal for West Texas

West of the Pecos is desert county, and we can use every drop we get. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a water supply method anyone can use. It captures, diverts, and stores rainwater for later use. The … more

Locals on Sul Ross dean’s list

Fort Stocktonites Stephanie Elmore, Abigail Urias and Noel Vidal made the dean’s list at Sul Ross State University. A total of 276 Sul Ross State University-Alpine Campus students were named to … more

Country of origin meat labeling gone

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week stated, "The omnibus bill repealed the country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for muscle cuts of beef and pork and for ground beef … more

FSISD data snapshot

At-risk students 4-year graduation College … more

Freddie's keeps Fort Stockton looking sharp

The late Justice of the Peace Freddie J. Lujan founded Freddie’s Cleaners in August 1995. The staff have sustained its reputation for great quality ever since. Located at 201 N. Main St., it is a … more

Absentee farmers lose USDA money

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week USDA removed farm program payments to managers not actively engaged in farming. The agency finalized a rule to ensure that farm … more

Interstate going through Iraan

WASHINGTON — A new Interstate 14 will terminate at I-10 exit 307 west of Iraan. The long-term highway funding bill, or FAST Act, that was signed into law on Dec. 4 created a designated highway … more

Teacher of the Six Weeks

Fort Stockton Rotary Club member and Apache Elementary School principal, Betty McAllister, honored Corina Sanchez as Teacher of the Six Weeks. more

County pecan show results released

First National Bank in Fort Stockton recently hosted the 25th Annual Pecos County Pecan Show. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Pecos County is the show organizer. There were 22 pecan … more

Governor to stem illegal border crossings

AUSTIN — Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November "are on average two to three … more

Dorothy Englert celebrates her 90th

Dorothy Walker Englert turned 90 years old on Nov. 27, 2015. The Church of Christ and her children hosted a celebration for her on Dec. 8. Dorothy was born to Willis Lee and Susie Jane Rutledge … more

2015 omnibus spending bill packed

Last week a largely unread 2,000-page $1.1 trillion spending package became law. The House passed it with 2.8 times more ayes than nays amid howls about new House Speaker Paul Ryan having betrayed … more
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