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Emergency services respond to local accidents caused by icy roads

    Emergency services respond to local accidents caused by icy roads

Icy roads and sub-freezing temperatures continue to plague the area causing hazardous driving conditions throughout the area. By around 1 p.m. today, local emergency services have responded to three reported

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John Edward Perry

    John Edward Perry

John Edward Perry, 76, passed from this life to the next on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. at

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Area preparing for arctic blast to drop temperatures

    Area preparing for arctic blast to drop temperatures

At 8:30 this morning, Saturday, Dec. 30, the temperature in Breckenridge and Stephens County is ab out 42 degrees, and that could be the warmest it gets all day. In

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Firefighters respond to electrical fire

    Firefighters respond to electrical fire

Breckenridge firefighters responded to a house fire on South Rose shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29. According to Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney, the fire was caused by

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Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for annual awards

The community spoke, and the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce listened. The annual awards presentation has been moved to February to

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Commissioners Court ends year with routine business, burn ban

Stephens County commissioners wrapped up the year during Wednesday’s meeting, taking care of routine business, accepting road material bids and

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Water boil notice repealed for Edgewood, Morris Acres, Ridgeway

  Water boil notice repealed for Edgewood, Morris Acres, Ridgeway

The City of Breckenridge has announced the repeal of the boil water notice issued on Dec. 18 for water customers

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Fire department collects, gives away free coats as winter weather arrives in Breckenridge

  Fire department collects, gives away free coats as winter weather arrives in Breckenridge

Breckenridge’s high temperature for today, Wednesday, Dec. 27, is forecast to be in the low to mid-30s. Although temperatures may

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

Sheriff’s Weekly Summary For the previous week, the sheriff’s office answered 32 calls for service and as of Christmas day

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Breckenridge trash service to be delayed a day during holiday week

The Breckenridge trash pick up will be one day behind for the week of Christmas all week. According to the

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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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