Breckenridge Texan

Firefighters respond to horse trailer fire on Highway 67

    Firefighters respond to horse trailer fire on Highway 67

Breckenridge firefighters responded to a horse trailer fire on Saturday shortly after noon on State Highway 67 about two miles north of US Highway 180. The trailer was fully engulfed

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Witness’ encounter with Blair prompts call for bond revocation in murder trial

District Judge Stephen Bristow declined to revoke the bond of murder defendant Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair at the end of Friday afternoon’s proceedings, despite a request from the prosecution. Special

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Defense attorney cross examines Texas Ranger in murder trial

The prosecution finished its questioning of Texas Ranger Toby Catlin Friday morning, Sept. 29, and defense attorney David Wimberley began his cross examination in the murder case being tried in

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Texas Ranger testifies for the prosecution in Blair murder trial

    Texas Ranger testifies for the prosecution in Blair murder trial

Texas Ranger Toby Catlin took the witness stand in Breckenridge Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28, and testified that he thinks the evidence points to E.C. Blair as definitely being involved in

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Defense continues cross examination of top investigator in murder trial

As part of his cross examination process in the trial taking place at the Stephens County courthouse, defense attorney David

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Aliene Harris

  Aliene Harris

Aliene Harris, 91 of Breckenridge, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday,

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office weekly summary for Sept. 18-24

For the previous week, the sheriff’s office had 39 calls for service and served 6 sets of civil papers. Sept.

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Local Girl Scouts learn hands-on about Hurricane Relief

  Local Girl Scouts learn hands-on about Hurricane Relief

When the members of Girl Scout Troop 8356 in Breckenridge worked on earning their Hurricane Harvey Relief patch recently, they

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Recent rain creates slick roads, highways in area

  Recent rain creates slick roads, highways in area

Above, firefighters and emergency workers clear debris from around a pickup truck that slid off the highway and rolled over

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Wimberley challenges investigator’s conclusions in murder trial

  Wimberley challenges investigator’s conclusions in murder trial

Wednesday afternoon’s court session in the E.C. Blair murder trial included more testimony from the main police investigator and the

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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.

 

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