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Trustees approve new classroom building for South Elementary

    Trustees approve new classroom building for South Elementary

South Elementary students will have a new classroom building to attend some classes in next year after the Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to purchase a new

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Boil water notice issued for several blocks in east Breckenridge

    Boil water notice issued for several blocks in east Breckenridge

The City of Breckenridge has issued a Boil Water Notice for water customers from U.S. Highway 180 to Elliott Street and from Jackson Avenue to Melrose Avenue, effective Friday, March

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Training prepares local citizens to survive active shooter event

    Training prepares local citizens to survive active shooter event

The sound of gunshots shattered the silent sanctuary of Breckenridge’s Lighthouse Church Tuesday night, and though many may have been startled by the methodical “bang, bang, bang,” no one tried

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U.S. Rep. Conaway to visit Breckenridge today

U.S. Representative Mike Conaway will hold a Town Hall meeting at TSTC-Breckenridge in the Technology Center, 415 N. Breckenridge Ave., Room 129, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29.  The event will be

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FM 1852 bridge reduced to one lane pending repairs

  FM 1852 bridge reduced to one lane pending repairs

Texas Department of Transportation crews have reduced the FM 1852 bridge at the East Fork of Gonzales Creek near Lake

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Presentation focuses on suicide awareness in Breckenridge

  Presentation focuses on suicide awareness in Breckenridge

About 30 Breckenridge citizens gathered last Thursday at the National Theatre for a presentation focused on suicide awareness and prevention.

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office weekly summary for March 19-25

Sheriff’s Weekly Summary Calls for Service: 32 Civil Papers Served: 6 Inmates Currently Housed: 28 March 19 A deputy transported

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Judy Nichols

  Judy Nichols

Judy Nichols, age 63 of Breckenridge, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. Her family will hold a memorial service at

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County commissioners proclaim April Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month

  County commissioners proclaim April Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention Month

On Monday, Stephens County Commissioners proclaimed April 2018 as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. “Each month of the year

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South Elementary presents talent show for community

  South Elementary presents talent show for community

They sang. They danced. They played the piano. They even read poetry, told jokes, did tricks, performed skits and demonstrated

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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.