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COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

    COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

As we move into the new year, the COVID-19 case surge continues to have a major impact on Breckenridge and the surrounding area. However, last week there was a small positive development when 10 employees at Stephens Memorial Hospital received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

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Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

    Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

Stephens County continues to see relatively high numbers of active COVID-19 cases, reporting 100 new cases in the past month, not counting the cases at the Walker Sayle prison unit.

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BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

    BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

On Friday evening, Breckenridge High School announced on its Facebook page that the varsity and junior varsity football games against the Jim Ned High School Indians have been canceled due

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COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

    COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

With a gravely voice and obvious congestion, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach got out of bed from a Sunday afternoon nap to answer some text messages and talk with the Breckenridge Texan over the phone about his still-ongoing bout with COVID-19.

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Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

  Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

Casey Pearce, the athletic director and head football coach for Breckenridge Independent School District, announced on Monday afternoon that the

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Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Breckenridge’s only nursing home, Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among the staff members, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach reported Thursday evening, Oct. 15.

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Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

  Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Stephens County has had the largest single-day number of positive COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began months ago. Stephens

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Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

  Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and other local health authorities enacted Stage 5 of the

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Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

  Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

In the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Stephens County continued to spike this week, reaching 30 by Thursday afternoon when three new positive test results were reported by Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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Breckenridge ISD to end remote learning program due to high rate of failure

  Breckenridge ISD to end remote learning program due to high rate of failure

The Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting shortly after noon today, Tuesday, Oct. 6, and voted unanimously to end remote learning in the school district with a few exceptions.

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