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James Rooney Memorial Park

James Rooney Memorial Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk on the winding trails in this community park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind and to respect the other park users. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. Visit Website.
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Your Guide To Local Places To Go And Things To Do

If you have an event for our Do Something! listing, please e-mail nathan.heuer fortstocktonpioneer.com. Join the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce in recognizing you, their membership, as well as community volunteers. Citizen of the Year and many more awards will be presented, including Outstanding Student of the Year, Presidential Make a Difference Award, Ambassador of the Year, and Leadership Alumni of the Year. It’s an evening of good fun, good food, and good news! Tickets are on sale now! To purchase, stop by the Chamber at 1000 Railroad Ave. You may also email membership@fortstockton.org to reserve your tickets or tables and be invoiced by email. The event starts at 6 p.m.
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Steak House Restaurant Ribbon Cutting and Retirement Celebration

Body Steak House Restaurant in Fort Stockton held a retirement party for longtime owners John and Alma Pacheco on Feb. 11. The couple retired after running the business for 33 years. The event featured a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce and the serving of free food, drinks. Live music was also featured at Friday’s retirement party. Abigail Pacheco Dominguez, the niece of John Pacheco, will now take ownership of the business. “As my uncle John Pacheco begins his new journey in life, I would like to acknowledge all his hard work and dedication he has shown for the last 33 years. He has been an exemplary person in my life, and I wish to follow in his footsteps. I admire his determination to achieve his dreams and make them realizations. I hope to accomplish the same,” she said. Photo by Nathan Heuer.
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FEB. 10-13 The Texas Sheep Dog Association Trials will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Fort Stockton Gun Club. More than 100 dogs and their handlers from across Texas and the United States will be competing. FEB. 11-13 The 40th Annual Midessa Boat, RV, Sport...
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Toastmasters announce winners

Body Toastmasters in Fort Stockton held their regular meeting on January 14. Karan Heffelfinger, left, won the Best Speaker; Oscar Gonzalez, middle, won the Best Table Topics Speaker; and Santa Acosta, right, won the Best Evaluator. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Friday’s of each month at noon at the library. Lunch is provided by Toastmasters. The public is invited. For more information please contact President Karan Heffelfinger at 432-336-2541. Courtesy Photo.
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Local snags massive elk

Fort Stockton native Mike Lujan, right, shot a monster 6x7 elk on Lea Ranch, owned by Daggett Family, on Nov. 20. He couldn’t have done it without his guide Juanito Gonzalez. Courtesy Photo.
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Cooler shelters keep feral cats warm during winter

FORT STOCKTON, Texas — Michael Luna has been with Lucky Two Times Animal Sanctuary in Fort Stockton for the past five years. For him each animal keeps him busy at all times, from dogs, cats, horse and chickens. "It’s them they keep me going. I love all of these animals with all my heart," says Luna.
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100th Birthday Celebration

Body Grinning from ear to ear, Elaine Bow celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 29 at Focused Care in Fort Stockton. Friends surrounded the “Queen of Hearts” to offer love, support and a delicious slice of cake. Photo by Megan Wehring.
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