Sanderson, TX

Terrell County officials discuss Greg Abbott’s executive order

Peanut Butter Brigade is tomorrow, volunteers needed at West Texas Food Bank. Peanut Butter Brigade is tomorrow, volunteers needed at West Texas Food Bank. Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD opens new multi-million dollar stadium. Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 11:00 PM CDT. Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD opened its new multi-million dollar stadium to the public...
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Pecos County Sheriff's Offices ask for help locating missing person

FORT STOCKTON, Texas — Multiple law enforcement agencies are asking for help locating a missing teenager from Fort Stockton. Saitlynn Hall was last seen in Fort Stockton wearing blue jeans, a grey cap and a Rick and Morty t-shirt. Hall is a big fan of the rodeo and could be traveling to rodeo. She does not have a vehicle, but could have found a ride.
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Buena Vista ISD starts school year off strong

IMPERIAL, TX. (KMID/KPEJ) — Buena Vista ISD is soaring high as the new school year is underway.The district had opened the transfer option for students to come there from the Midland-Odessa area. Buena Vista ISD is a school district in Imperial, Texas in Pecos County.The district serves just under 260 students. “It’s just it’s a […]

Terrell County officials discuss Greg Abbott’s executive order

TERRELL COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott made an executive order designating cartels as terrorists in the state of Texas. This decision comes after the rise in deaths from Fentanyl brought across the southern border by cartel members. The DEA classifies Fentanyl as a man-made drug that is...

TxDOT issues multiple traffic alerts for coming week

PERMIAN BASIN (KMID/KPEJ)- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued multiple traffic alerts for the coming week: WINKLER COUNTY: The westbound right-hand main lane of SH 302 over SH 115 will be closed the week of September 12. Other main lanes will be open, and the eastbound SH 302 service road will be open. The […]

BBT builds fiber optic communities in rural West Texas

Big Bend Telephone now offers 100% fiber connectivity in the communities of Comstock, Langtry, Sanderson, and Sheffield. This allows residents and businesses to connect to high-performance fiber optic technology and limitless opportunities. BBT’s advanced telecommunications services enable communities to learn and work from home, attend telehealth appointments, and more.

Single vehicle crash results in fatality

Body A single-vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 29 in Pecos County led to the death of a 93-year-old Fort Stockton resident according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash report indicated that Enrique Segovia Olivas was driving a Chevrolet Silverado on FM-1053, eight miles north of Fort...

Burn ban repealed in Pecos County

Body Pecos County’s eight-month long burn ban is no longer effect. Pecos County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Jessie Dominguez relayed the information following a signed order rescinding the ban by Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster on Sept. 6. “This will give people the opportunity to burn their...

Red Shift Continues Along Texas-Mexico Border As Populace Switches To GOP

Participation in Republican primaries is steadily increasing in 15 counties along the Texas-Mexico border. In Terrell County, most of the elected officials have switched to the GOP, including the county clerk and treasurer. Those who are changing parties and voting in Republican primaries say they’re motivated by the federal government’s lack of support with the border crisis.

One dead after crash in Pecos County

PECOS, Texas — One person has been killed in a fatal crash in Pecos County on August 29. 93-year-old Enrique Olivas of Fort Stockton was pronounced dead after being transported to Odessa Regional Hospital. The initial investigation revealed that Olivas was traveling southbound on FM 1053 when he veered...

One dead in rollover crash in Pecos County

Body A single vehicle rollover accident on US Highway 67, 20 miles south of Fort Stockton, left one person dead in the early morning hours of Aug. 23. Efrain Garcia-Palacios, 55, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was traveling southbound on US 67 at 1:30 a.m. at unsafe speeds before veering into the northbound lanes and barrow ditch according to the Department of Public Safety.

Midland College students and workers receive scholarships

Body The Consulado de Carrera de México is providing scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year to Mexicans and individuals of Mexican origin who are working and/or studying at Midland College. Five recipients are from Pecos County thus far. The scholarships will enable qualified students to participate in educational programs...

Emergency Preparedness and Food Safety Month

Body In September our thought focus on football, tailgating, back to school event and getting ready for fall activities. At extension our programing has turned to 4-H clubs and projects starting, kick off events for 4-H, and programing. My program for the month is Preparing for Emergency and Food Safety. If you wait until an emergency happens it is too late to be prepared. You’ll always be glad you took the time to improve your family’s safety. Create a communication plan. Teach your child one parent’s cell-phone number or a good contact number. Starting at around age five, kids are developmentally ready to memorize a seven- or 10-digit number. Practice with your child and turn the phone number into a song.

Single vehicle crash in Pecos County leaves one dead

PECOS COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - DPS is reporting that a man has died after a crash in Pecos County in the early morning Tuesday 20 miles south of Fort Stockton. Efrain Garcia-Palacios was traveling southbound on US 67 at an unsafe speed in a construction zone according to DPS reports. He then veered into the northbound lane before entering the ditch where he struck a fence and rolled over. Garcia-Palacios was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

4 killed as high-speed chase ends in deadly West Texas crash

SANDERSON, Texas (AP) — Four people were killed when a high-speed chase ended in a fiery head-on collision on a remote West Texas highway, officials said Monday. The episode began at dusk Friday on U.S. 90 just east of Sanderson, about 230 miles (370.15 kilometers) west of San Antonio, according to a Monday statement by the Texas Department of Public Safety. A DPS trooper was making a stop on a crew-cabbed pickup when the truck sped away. A chase ensued through Sanderson and north on U.S. 285, then ended when the truck veered into the oncoming lane of the two-lane highway and slammed into an oncoming pickup. Both vehicles erupted in flames, as did a vehicle damaged by debris from the collision. The unidentified driver and a rear-seat male passenger from Mexico in the fleeing truck were killed, along with both Del Rio, Texas, men in the oncoming truck, the DPS said. A front-seat passenger in the fleeing truck, a woman from Honduras, was airlifted to an Odessa hospital, where she was listed in serious condition. The occupant of the third vehicle was not injured, the DPS said.

4 dead after Terrell County car pursuit and crash

TERRELL COUNTY, Texas — Four people were killed and one more was injured in a three-vehicle car crash in Terrell County at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers stopped a Nissan Titan on US 90 east of Sanderson. As troopers walked up...