News

The Directors of Pecos County State Bank recently announced four promotions in Fort Stockton. Bill McAnally has been promoted to executive vice president. He…
Dear Neil: What is going on with our sago pahn? It’s growing in this bizarre way with at least a dozen new heads. What should I do? This is called fasciation…
Fort Stockton Pioneer readers will notice some familiarity in the content produced moving forward. Starting this week, the Fort Stockton Pioneer will be…
The FSISD School Board met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, where the board members voted on a sizeable change to the 2020-2021 academic calendar…

Opinion

He couldn’t have been more than a kid, early 20s maybe, though he looked older. Life outdoors tends to age a person prematurely. He was homeless, addicted,…
If 2020 was the year from hell, it looks like 2021 is the year hell froze over. This last week has been very tough on Texans, as multiple winter storms swept…
We even celebrate a folktale of our first president involving them. Cherries are drupes, or stone fruits, related to plums, and more distantly to peaches and…
Dear Neil: While I was preparing a bed last week where my ornamental sweet potatoes had been growing last year, I came across this alien-looking creature. It…
It’s February. It’s cold. To fend off the winter blahs, I dream of one day retiring to a warm beach, where I’ll stand in the surf, sipping beverages from…
In January, the world changed following closely behind the disruption of financial markets at the hand of individual investors. The invisible hand of free…
Jeremiah1:7-8 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘lam only a boy; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you…
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the…

Obituaries

Magdaleno “Leno” Rios passed away on Feb. 28, 2021, at the age of 69. He was born on Sept. 20, 1951, in Fort Stockton, Texas, to Magdaleno Fierro Rios and…
Funeral services for Jackie Johnson, 90, of Gilmer, Texas, were held March 1, 2021, at McWhorter Funeral Home in Gilmer with Bro. Matt Darby officiating. The…
Wanda Ellen Brewer Morrow, 96, peacefully departed on Feb. 23, 2021, at her home in San Angelo, Texas. Wanda was born Nov. 24, 1924, the third daughter born to…
Robert Huerta Pena, Jr., of Fort Stockton, Texas, passed away from this life on Feb. 16, 2021, at Odessa Regional Medical Center. He was born to Robert H. Pena…
María Isabel Rodríguez, 73, of La Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico, transitioned to be with our Father in Heaven on Feb. 16, 2021 in Odessa, Texas. Prayer service…
Lou Ann McKenzie, 86, of Fort Stockton, Texas, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2021, in Houston, Texas, surrounded by family and her grand-dog Gigi. Lou Ann…
Juan Reyna Sanchez entered into rest on Feb. 17, 2021. He was born on July 8, 1932, to Rumaldo and Maria Sanchez. Juan served in the U.S. Army and was…
Banette Bryce entered into rest on Feb. 9, 2021. She was born Oct. 11, 1956, to David and Aluerna Bryce. Buni was a member of the Pecos County Memorial…

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