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Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge reports 77 active inmate COVID-19 cases

    Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge reports 77 active inmate COVID-19 cases

There are now 77 active COVID-19 cases at the Walker Sayle Prison Unit in Breckenridge, as of Wednesday, Aug. 12, according to Stephens County Judge Michael Roach. Roach said that

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Breckenridge ISD gears up for new school year, which will start on Aug. 19

    Breckenridge ISD gears up for new school year, which will start on Aug. 19

With teachers joining administrators on campus this week, Breckenridge Independent School District is gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year, which is on track to start for students on Wednesday,

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Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for Aug. 3-9

    Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for Aug. 3-9

Editor’s note: The weekly emergency dispatch report for Breckenridge and Stephens County is compiled from the daily logs of the local 9-1-1 dispatchers. It includes local calls involving the Breckenridge Police

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Breckenridge Junior High to host Bronco Roundup on Wednesday, Aug. 12

    Breckenridge Junior High to host Bronco Roundup on Wednesday, Aug. 12

Breckenridge Junior High School will have its annual Bronco Roundup on Wednesday, Aug. 12, with specific times scheduled for each grade level. During the Bronco Roundup, students and/or their parents

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County-wide burn ban extended for 90 days as extreme dry conditions continue to plague area

    County-wide burn ban extended for 90 days as extreme dry conditions continue to plague area

Stephens County Commissioners voted at their meeting on Monday to reinstate the county-wide burn ban for another 90 days due to extreme dry conditions in the county. Breckenridge Fire Chief

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Breckenridge’s TSTC program offers career advice, as well as hand-on welding instruction

    Breckenridge’s TSTC program offers career advice, as well as hand-on welding instruction

Sparks from welding torches were a daily occurrence this summer at Texas State Technical College’s Breckenridge campus. Students have been completing labs in preparation for entering the workforce when they

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Texas offers Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, Aug. 7-9

  Texas offers Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, Aug. 7-9

The State of Texas is offering shoppers a break on school supplies and some clothing items this weekend during the

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office wins 2020 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

  Stephens County Sheriff’s Office wins 2020 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

This year’s winner of the fourth annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, sponsored by the Breckenridge Rotary Club, was

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Blood drive donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies, used in treatment

  Blood drive donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies, used in treatment

There was something new at this year’s local Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, all blood donations were tested for

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Buckaroo Football starts practice this week; season tickets go on sale

  Buckaroo Football starts practice this week; season tickets go on sale

The Breckenridge High School Buckaroos football team started practice for the 2020 season this week. They will have an inter-squad

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Jailed Breckenridge man served with additional warrant for previous sexual assault

  Jailed Breckenridge man served with additional warrant for previous sexual assault

A 26-year-old man who was in the Stephens County Jail on a child pornography charge was served with a new

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Sewer line installation project on North Breckenridge Avenue leads to lane closures

  Sewer line installation project on North Breckenridge Avenue leads to lane closures

Beginning this week, Breckenridge motorists should expect various lane closures and traffic shifts on North Breckenridge Avenue due to the

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TSTC partners with Breckenridge EDC and high school to offer new nursing program

  TSTC partners with Breckenridge EDC and high school to offer new nursing program

Seven Breckenridge High School seniors will get a head start toward a nursing career this fall through a partnership between

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Four more Stephens County inmates test positive for COVID-19

  Four more Stephens County inmates test positive for COVID-19

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office was notified that four of the five inmates, who were housed

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Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for July 27-Aug. 2

  Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for July 27-Aug. 2

Editor’s note: The weekly emergency dispatch report for Breckenridge and Stephens County is compiled from the daily logs of the local

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Stephens County moves to Stage 3 as COVID-19 threat seems to lessen; hospital to offer 15-minute tests soon

  Stephens County moves to Stage 3 as COVID-19 threat seems to lessen; hospital to offer 15-minute tests soon

On Friday afternoon, Stephens Memorial Hospital personnel hosted the weekly COVID-19 update for the county, announcing the first local death

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Oversized load makes its way through town

  Oversized load makes its way through town

Breckenridge’s Walker Street was briefly shut down on Saturday, Aug. 1, while crews moved a large skid-mounted piece of equipment

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Stephens County Jail inmate, jailer test positive for COVID-19

  Stephens County Jail inmate, jailer test positive for COVID-19

An inmate in the Stephens County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19 this week, according to a news release from

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Breckenridge Chamber plans annual golf tournament for Sept. 12, seeks sponsors

  Breckenridge Chamber plans annual golf tournament for Sept. 12, seeks sponsors

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Breckenridge Country

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