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Two more school districts in Pecos County are gearing up to welcome back students amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Iraan-Sheffield ISD and Buena Vista ISD have released their back to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. more
Barbara Anne Blakesley, 77, of Round Rock, TX passed away on Saturday July 18, 2020 from complicated health issues.  Barbara was born in Robinson, Ill., to Robert “Bob” and Dorothy Beckett on November 21, 1942.  She later moved to Iraan, Texas, where she grew up and met her late husband, Lloyd Keith Blakesley, while working as a waitress at a local diner. The two were married on May 25, 1960, a union that was blessed with five children.  A memorial service and a celebration of her life is being planned for August. more
With so many activities for kids closed down, The Pioneer has a way for your family to make learning fun and to promote healthy family interactions! Our weekly Kid Scoop page gives children … more
Kenneth Ray Gray, Sr., of Fort Stockton, Texas, passed away July 14, 2020, in Fort Stockton, Texas, at the age of 92. He was born on Jan. 4, 1928, to Luther and Mary Alice Gray in Lawton, … more
Here are some of Jessica Rodriguez' photos from the fireworks show in Sheffield on July 4.  Pick up The Pioneer e-edition or print edition on July 9 for more photos, including those from the … more
Tracy Canter is the new superintendent of the Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District, replacing Michael Meek, who retired upon her hiring by the school board. “The first thing that really jumped out at us was the high excellence and tradition of excellence for education in Iraan,” Canter said. “I'm from West Texas, so I'm familiar with the school districts and communities.” more
Ten students from Pecos County earned Dean's List recognition from Angelo State University for the Spring 2020, the school announced May 22. Honorees were: • Fort Stockton: Roman Paul … more
Here are the dates and times for local high school graduations. Please be sure to check with the school as attendance will be limited and restictions may apply. • Fort Stockton High School: 8 … more
Following a 90-minute closed session, the Iraan Iraan-Sheffield ISD School Board took no action on the employment contract of athletic director and head football coach Matthew Luddeke at its … more
The Fort Stockton Pioneer, FNB of Fort Stockton, and Brave National Bank of Iraan have partnered to give Pecos County a great way to honor the Class of 2020 – and it's FREE! Class of 2020 … more
Less than one month after renewing his contract on an unanamous vote, the Iraan-Sheffield ISD School Board will consider taking action on the employment agreement of head football coach and athletic … more
The Texas National Guard mobile testing teams will be in Iraan to offer Free COVID-19 testing on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Iraan Fire Station, 506 W. 6th … more
The Iraan-Sheffield ISD Board of Trustees, at its April 22, 2020 meeting, named Dr. Tracy Canter, currently from Ector County ISD, as finalist for superintendent. By law, the Board must now wait 21 … more
The Fort Stockton Pioneer has launched a FREE service to local businesses, charities, churches and government agencies that allow each to post there business name, address, phone number, web site, … more
The Pioneer is attempting to gather information and local Easter Sunday services in Pecos County.  Some churches are doing a "drive in" approach.  We'd like to have a list together to … more
Our weekly Kid Scoop page is normally only available to our print and e-edition readers. But, with schools out, The Pioneer is making Kid Scoop available for download using the link on this … more
Iraan-Sheffield ISD Superintendent Michael Meek told The Pioneer Tuesday night that the school will remain closed through Friday, March 27 due to the threat of the Coronavirus.  more
The Fort Stockton ISD announced Sunday evening that it will close its campuses through Friday, March 20 in response to the Coronavirus. Fort Stockton joins the Iraan-Sheffield ISD in closing for … more
Students from Iraan High School will perform “The Great Pandemonium” in UIL One-Act Play competitions this spring. The cast and crew include, from left, Assistant Director Kathy Parmer, … more
A new member to the Iraan-Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has been adding to a growing and changing community. Patsy Holmes, 35, was elected as President of the Iraan-Sheffield Chamber of Commerce … more
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