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County Brief

The Pecos County Commissioners’ Court met in regular session on Aug. 4. The commissioners approved standard contract extensions between the county and Permian Basin Community Centers. The court … more

Mi Casita celebrates 25 years of business

It takes a lot to keep a restaurant in business for 25 years, and if the doors have stayed opened for that long, you know they must be cooking something good. Here in Fort Stockton, the Mi Casita … more

MPGCD takes no action on proposed abatement

The Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District (MPGCD) Board met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The Board had much deliberation on the “request of reconsideration” of party status … more

Comanche Springs caves in

Comanche Springs caves inIn their meeting on Monday, the Pecos County commissioners addressed Comanche Springs Swimming Pool’s recent concrete collapse.Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) … more

Playing with dirt: the lost art of organic construction

There are those who view adobe buildings as a thing of the past, or as “the poor man's" way of construction. Then, there are those who view adobe buildings as old crumbling structures, and never … more

FSISD Centennial: Happy hundredth!

Fort Stockton Independent School District is celebrating its hundredth year as an official school district this year, and it has quite a story to tell.Prior to FSISD being established, all schools in … more

New council member sworn in

The City Council administered an oath of office to newly appointed council member James B. Warnock during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Warnock is fulfilling the incomplete term of … more

PCWCID #1 approves bid

The Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Having the legal option to re-post and re-advertise, the PCWCID Board revisited the matter and … more

FS Rotary hosts 2017 Cruise Party

The Fort Stockton Rotary Club is known for strengthening the community in many ways, but one function stands out and is already underway: the Cruise Party.The Cruise Party brings people in the … more

Lucky Two Times helps pets on their ruff road

A new service may soon be available to help low-income families with taking care of their pets.With the rise of the stray animal population in Fort Stockton, Lucky Two Times Animal Rescue, led by … more

Fort Stockton Farmers’ Market hits town with fresh produce and more

Introducing a farmers’ market to Fort Stockton has been in discussion for many years. It has been the idea of many, but has never come to fruition – until recently. Amy Hartman initiated the new … more

Lower tax rate coming

The City Council approved the proposed tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8.City Manager Frank Rodriguez stated that he recommended the City … more

Hurd puts Congress on hold for DC2DQ tour

U.S. Representative Will Hurd stopped in Fort Stockton for his DC2DQ tour on Monday, Aug. 7 to speak and spend time with the community members.Hurd started the meeting with a short anecdotal story … more

Joint Effort Chiropractic treats back pain and more

Are you experiencing back pain or any other physical discomfort? Joint Effort Chiropractic at 1103 W. Dickinson (in between Mesquite Tree Gift Shop and Security Finance) can help you discover the … more

Thumbs up, horned lizard population prevails

Last summer the horned lizards, widely known as “horny toads,” were frequently spotted in Fort Stockton. From sun bathing in the streets to cooling off in watered grass, the little spiked … more

Pump your brakes for wandering turtles

Traffic jams are rare in Fort Stockton, but that doesn’t mean we don’t share the road with some slow pokes. Desert box turtles have been crossing busy streets here in town, and many of their … more

City Council appoints new member

The City Council called a special meeting on Monday, July 31, where they appointed James Warnock as the replacement for former council member Eric Dominguez. Council member Mike Ureta motioned to … more

MMEX announces land acquisition

MMEX Resources Corp. Announces Land Acquisition for Pecos County Refinery Project Land purchase marks important milestone in bringing refinery construction, jobs to Pecos County, Texas MMEX … more

Local resident conducts search for chorus members

When people think of music in west Texas, they generally envision country music, or even some folk music at times. One Fort Stockton resident feels that there is a great need for a wider selection of … more

Colunga implements diabetes prevention study

With the increasing population of patients at risk of diabetes, RN Jessica Colunga has created a study aimed at reaching these people. “I chose diabetes as my focus due to the high number of … more
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