Breckenridge Texan

2018 Breckenridge Mayor’s Race

    Sims elected as new Breckenridge mayor

Sims elected as new Breckenridge mayor

Bob Sims will be the new mayor of Breckenridge. Sims won the election on Saturday, May 5, with 262 votes. His opponent, Allena McElyea Duncan, received 28 votes in the election. In addition to the mayor’s race, two city commissioner positions were up for re-election, but both incumbents were unopposed. Russell

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    Voters to choose new Breckenridge mayor in today’s election

Voters to choose new Breckenridge mayor in today’s election

Today, Saturday, May 5, is Election Day for the City of Breckenridge, and the only contested race on the ballot is for the position of Mayor of Breckenridge. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the City Offices – Commission Chambers, 105 N. Rose Ave. All eligible voters

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Early Voting ends in mayor’s race with 120 votes cast

Early voting in the Breckenridge City Election ended Tuesday, May 1, with almost 4 percent of the 3,037 registered voters casting ballots. According to City Secretary Heather Robertson-Caraway, there were 120 votes cast during Early Voting, which took place April 23-27 and April 30-May 1. One of those votes was

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    Early voting for mayoral election to begin Monday

Early voting for mayoral election to begin Monday

Early voting in the City of Breckenridge election will begin Monday, April 23, with two candidates — Allena McElyea Duncan and Bob Sims — vying for the mayor’s position.  Candidate profiles on the mayoral candidates are listed in a separate article. Click here for those profiles. The ballot will also include the

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Candidate Profiles: Mayor of Breckenridge

Below you’ll find the Candidate Profile Questionnaires that were returned to the Breckenridge Texan by the candidates for the office of Mayor of Breckenridge, listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot. Allena McElyea Duncan Name: Allena McElyea Duncan What office are you seeking? Mayor of 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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