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Oil and gas just iceberg’s tip?

In its quarterly review of the world economy issued earlier last week, the Bank for International Settlements warned that the “uneasy calm” that had characterized global financial markets could … more

Sheffield EMS working well with county

Key members of Sheffield Volunteer Fire and EMS engaged with the Pecos County Commissioners Court for over an hour last Monday. The court asked for and received clarification on budget and personnel … more

Years Ago

10 YEARS AGO The Fort Stockton Rotary Club's annual Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing, with donations being accepted through Saturday. The main donation site is Memorial Rehab and Fitness at … more

Karan's Korner

Holiday cookies Greetings readers and followers of Karan’s Korner. It is the busy time of the year, and I know you never think that you are going to get everything accomplished that you want to … more

Pecan Eddie Sullivan remembered fondly

The late Eddie Sullivan, a committed and accomplished amateur pecan grower, is honored with a commemoration presented to his son, Dennis, at the 2015 Pecos County Pecan Show judging and awards event … more

Locals among law enforcement grads

ALPINE — Thirteen cadets graduated from the Sul Ross State University Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) during ceremonies held Friday (Dec. 11) in the Morgan University Center. Graduates from Fort … more

The Lions Club steps forward

The most recent Lions Club meeting was held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Super 8 Hotel on Dickinson Blvd. The meeting kicked off with lunch, club member fellowship, pledge of allegiance, prayer, and … more

K-Bobs sends Cowboys fan to game

Bruce Begeman, K-Bobs Steakhouse’s new general manager, hands Brenda Gallegos of Alpine a pair of Dallas Cowboys football game tickets. Gallegos won the tickets from a contest held by K-Bobs, and … more

FSMS All-Region Band results

On Thursday, Dec. 10, 61 members of the Fort Stockton Middle School Band went to the Association of Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-Region Band auditions in Lamesa. Those tryouts included all the Area … more

Boxing gym kicks in toys

Fort Stockton Boxing and Conditioning donates to Toys for Tots at its annual Christmas party. more

Students make All-Area band

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Fort Stockton Middle School and Fort Stockton High School sent band students to the ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-Region Band Auditions in … more

MPGCD OKs brackish water production

Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) on Tuesday issued a consolidated permit for six wells in northern Pecos County. That puts STW Water Process and Technologies (STW) a step closer … more

New K-Bobs staff cuts ribbon

The Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for K-Bobs Steakhouse on Saturday, Dec. 12, in honor of the overhaul of the restaurant and it's management. Bruce Begeman, K-Bobs … more

Health rankings detail ups and downs

Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics but problems persist. Smoking has lessened, but rising rates of drug deaths, obesity, diabetes and children in poverty signal serious … more

West Texas Fight Night returns

Fort Stockton, are you ready to rumble? The 18-year-old boxer, Abel Mendoza, has come back to his birthplace for another exciting West Texas Fight Night event. This boxing event will be held this … more

Walking in a Walmart wonderland

Corina Sandoval, our local Walmart manager, is making this holiday season feel special. The store has an elaborate Christmas tree, and holiday wrapping paper covers the cashier's register lights. … more

Abbott backs Cruz’s filing of legislation addressing refugees

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8 to participate in a news conference with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who rolled out his proposed State … more

Cookies accent club’s Christmas dinner

The Pecos County Dinner Tonight Cooking Club topped off the year with a Christmas dinner and gift exchange on Dec. 10. The theme for decorations and games was “Christmas Cookies.” The dinner … more

How the Grinch helped Christmas

Joe "Big Dog" Ruiz and his wife, Veronica, set up their Toys for Tots station outside of our local Walmart this Saturday and had a wonderful turn out. "Big Dog" put on his fuzzy green costume and … more

FSMS District UIL results

The Fort Stockton Middle School UIL Academic team traveled to the District UIL meet in Seminole and Andrews on Dec. 1and 2. Several FSMS students medaled, and several others placed in this … more
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