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MAMA WON’T FLY

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The cast of Fort Stockton Community Theatre’s production of “Mama Won’t Fly” invites everyone to make reservations for one of the five performances, starting on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The play will also run from Feb. 22. There will be a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21. The comedy is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Plan for an evening or afternoon of fun and call 336-3180 for reservations. The slapstick comedy is directed by Alice Duerksen and stars, in order of appearance, Pam Palileo, Penny Smith, Michelle Salazar, Kirby Warnock, Tracy Alexander, Michele Huckaby, Oralia Hall, Dean Duerksen, Frank Lacy, and a mystery guest star. Courtesy photo
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Grid operator restores more power overnight

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) stated on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in a news release that they continue to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. During the overnight hours, ERCOT was able to restore approximately 3,500 MW of load, which is roughly 700,000 households.

"We know millions of people are suffering," said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness. "We have no other priority than getting them electricity. No other priority."

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3,000 households lose power in Pecos County as frigid temperatures force outages

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A total of 3,000 households in Pecos County lost power on Monday, Feb. 15 according to Pecos County Emergency Management Coordinator Jessie Dominguez.

The outage was due to historically low temperatures that forced the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to start rotating outages at 1:25 a.m. Monday morning across the state.

Dominguez also noted that local electric companies are not at fault for the outages as the rotating outages were solely decided by ERCOT.

Updated property tax information

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New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Pecos County Appraisal District, and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and is of value to select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are age 65 or older.
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LOOKING BACK

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Feb. 12, 1970 Issue: GOOD START - Off to a good start in the 1970 volleyball season are the FSHS Pantherettes. This year’s team includes (top row, LR) Patty Beattie, Eva Garcia, Mrs. Clifton James, the team coach, Gloria Medina, and Marcia Gonzales; plus (kneeling in center, LR) Cecilia Garza, Backy Ramos and Diana Blanco; and (front row, LR) Elidia Carrillo, Eva Terrazas, Emma Valenzuela, Imelda Lujan, Emma Sue Rivera and Connie Hernandez.

Student selected as All-State musician

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Audrey Gonzalez, a senior member of the Fort Stockton Pride of Pantherland Band, has earned the honor of being named a Texas AllState Musician. Despite the many challenges encountered throughout this school year, 2021 AllStaters remained committed to their personal musical development. They demonstrated the very perseverance and dedication that ongoing participation in a music program fosters.