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100 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Pecos County Water Improvement District #1 was recognized by a proclamation after 100 years of service at the Pecos County Commissioners Court meeting on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Pecos County Courthouse. In the early 1970s, the Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District #1 was formed to provide good, safe, and potable water to the members of the water district. Pictured: Front row, left to right: Paul Weatherby, Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster, Pecos County Water Control and Improvement District #1 President Dudley McKissack, Billy Gonzales. Back row: Mickey Jack Perry, Santiago Cantu, Jr., Tom Chapman, Robert Gonzales, Rosalie Sullivan. Photo by Nathan Heuer
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COVID-19 actives drop to lowest total since Oct. 19 in Pecos County

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COVID-19 active cases have been trending downward since the beginning of the new year and that total took an even sharper decline in the past week.

The number of active COVID-19 cases dropped to 27 on Thursday, Jan. 22. That’s the lowest total since Oct. 19, 2020 – a span of 94 days.

The county’s active case number peaked on Dec. 29 at 88 and has since declined by 61 people.

In the past seven days (Jan. 14-21), there have 72 recoveries and 43 active new cases.

Pasture improvement seminar coming up

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The Far West Texas Pasture Improvement Virtual Seminar will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This seminar is unique in that five county extension agents from West Texas have come together to put this program on for ranchers, farmers, and stake holders within the agriculture industry in West Texas. Those extension agents are Zach Schaefer from Culberson County, Payton Keifer from Pecos County, Jacob Rickman from Reeves County, Haley LaCaze from Ward County, and Matlin Sain from Presidio County.