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Buckaroos get helmets ready for Friday night

    Buckaroos get helmets ready for Friday night

As the Buckaroos prepare to head into Friday night’s game against the Cisco Loboes, the varsity players and coaches took time out of their busy preparation schedule to join the

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Breckenridge groups to help with relief efforts

UPDATE: We’ve added a couple of items at the end of this story, including one local fundraiser and another donation drop-off location. Several groups in Breckenridge are pitching in to

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Commissioners approve county budget, tax rate for 2018

    Commissioners approve county budget, tax rate for 2018

Following a public hearing on Monday, Stephens County commissioners voted to adopt the 2018 County Budget of $5,366,389, which goes into effect on Jan. 1. They also voted to approve

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1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

    1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

The 54 Texas counties declared a disaster area due to Hurricane Harvey contain over 1.2 million beef cows, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory report. “That’s 27 percent

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BISD adopts 2017-2018 budget, tax rate

  BISD adopts 2017-2018 budget, tax rate

Breckenridge Independent School District board members approved a 2017-2018 budget and tax rate that includes extra money for capital improvements

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Hurricane Harvey relief efforts: How to get — and offer — help

  Hurricane Harvey relief efforts: How to get — and offer — help

Editor’s Note: This article is courtesy of The Texas Tribune. For more information about what some local groups are doing

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Cotton Kinnard

  Cotton Kinnard

Cotton Kinnard, age 87 of Breckenridge, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office weekly summary — Aug. 21-27, 2017

During the week of Aug. 21-27, the Stephens County Sheriff’s office had 36 calls for service and served four sets

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Governor activates full Texas National Guard as Harvey rescue efforts continue

Nearly three days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, more statewide resources are being deployed to address rescue efforts

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Groups offer relief for Hurricane Harvey victims

As Texas continues to suffer the effects of Hurricane Harvey with ongoing rain, flooding, tornadoes and more, disaster relief efforts

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Announcement

QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website www.breckenridgeairshow.com.

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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The Breckenridge Texan is dedicated to evenhanded news reporting of political activities, events, and statements. The Breckenridge Texan accepts political advertising without bias or regard to party or candidate. The Breckenridge Texan has the responsibility to reject material that is libelous, obscene, or fraudulent or that does not otherwise meet its standards.

 

When paid political ads are running, a copy of this policy will be posted on the front page of the website in the right column.

 

All paid political ads will be clearly marked with the statement “Political ad paid for by (Name of Person Paying for Ad),” as required by the Texas Elections Law.