Tag Archives: Fort Stockton

Pecos County coronavirus case counts skyrocket amid outbreak at prison

By Stephen Paulsen, The Big Bend Sentinel FORT STOCKTON — There are signs of a growing coronavirus outbreak in Pecos County, as the number of cases skyrockets at a local prison and continues to increase in the broader community. It’s … Continue reading

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Pecos County officials await answer from Governor on how to respond to confirmed COVID-19 cases within TDCJ N5 Unit’s offender population

By The Fort Stockton Pioneer Late Friday night, officials in Pecos County learned that 65 cases of COVID-19 had been reported among the offender population at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. The cases caused … Continue reading

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New VA Clinic Opens in Fort Stockton

By Carlos Morales  West Texas is now home to a new clinic for veterans. Officials with the West Texas Veterans Affairs Health System opened a 5,000 square foot clinic Tuesday in Fort Stockton, which is replacing a previous facility that … Continue reading

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Texas Rep. Hurd Opens Fort Stockton Office

On Tuesday, Texas U.S. Representative Will Hurd  – whose Texas district stretches from pockets of San Antonio, down to Del Rio and out west towards El Paso – opened an office in Fort Stockton. The site is Hurd’s 6th office … Continue reading

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Explosion at Pecos County Hunting Camp Injures Three

An explosion at a hunting camp west of Fort Stockton on Monday night injured three people, according to the Pecos County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Cliff Harris says the explosion happened on a ranch about 30 miles west of the city … Continue reading

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A West Texas Oasis, Defined By Its Springs

In part one of our series on local histories in the Trans-Pecos region, we learned how Presidio’s very existence is tied to its strategic location on the Rio Grande. For part two, we traveled to another part of Far West … Continue reading

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The Biggest Winery In Texas Thrives In The Desert

The Texas wine industry’s been growing in recent years – with new tasting rooms and vineyards popping up in the hill country and across the state. When you think about Texas wine, you’re probably imaging a quaint little roadside farm … Continue reading

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In Fort Stockton, Prisoners Connect to the Outside Through Radio

David Beebe, a DJ at Marfa Public Radio, knows a lot of music – enough to fill a three-hour slot every Tuesday night with just blues, funk, and R&B, genres he knows inside-and-out from growing up in music-rich Houston and playing in … Continue reading

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Pecos County Judge On Pipeline Plan

The planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline has been a big point of a discussion in Alpine, Marfa, Presidio and the surrounding areas in recent months. People opposed to Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s plan to build a 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian … Continue reading

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From Across Texas, Boxers Rally for the Inaugural “West Texas Fight Night”

When he’s in the ring Abel Mendoza wears bright pink shorts. The Fort Stockton native just graduated high school and is trying to make a splash in the boxing world. But to do that you have to find high-profile fights. … Continue reading

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