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FEMA offers financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses

    FEMA offers financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses, helping ease some of the financial stress created by the pandemic. The financial assistance for funeral expenses

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Early voting starts Monday for Breckenridge school board election

    Early voting starts Monday for Breckenridge school board election

Early voting in the Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees election begins at 8 a.m. Monday, April 19. The BISD Board of Trustees initially had two places up for

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District Attorney releases list of plea deals for January and February

    District Attorney releases list of plea deals for January and February

Stephens County District Attorney Dee Peavy’s office recently released the following list of plea deals that were made in the 90th Judicial District Court. January 2021 Dora Isabell Gwaltney, 36, Breckenridge,

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Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for March 22-April 4, 2021

    Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for March 22-April 4, 2021

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 High School students place at district UIL meet

    Breckenridge High School students place at district UIL meet

Twenty-two Breckenridge High School students recently competed in the district UIL academic meet in Wichita Falls, with two advancing to the regional level. Peyton McPhail placed second and Trey McPhail

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Child Welfare Board honors child abuse victims with annual courthouse display

    Child Welfare Board honors child abuse victims with annual courthouse display

It is a somber task that the members of the Stephens County Child Welfare Board take on each April as they honor the children of the world who have died from abuse or neglect in the past year. And, yet, the group of local women makes an effort to turn the annual Child Abuse Awareness Month display in front of the Stephens County Courthouse into a celebration of the children’s lives, rather than just a symbolic graveyard.

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Veteran plans to turn weekend welding hobby into second career with TSTC certificate

  Veteran plans to turn weekend welding hobby into second career with TSTC certificate

Scott Rosignol, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army, dabbled in welding on weekends while living in Harker Heights. But it was not until he moved to Breckenridge and toured the Welding Technology program at Texas State Technical College that he began to think of welding as a career option.

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BHS announces honor roll for fifth six weeks of 2020-2021 school year

  BHS announces honor roll for fifth six weeks of 2020-2021 school year

Breckenridge High School has announced the following students on the A and A-B Honor Rolls for the fifth six weeks

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Pam’s Cafe to close at the end of the month as Bud and Pam get ready to retire

  Pam’s Cafe to close at the end of the month as Bud and Pam get ready to retire

When most people are still at home asleep in bed, Pam and Bud Harrison are already up, getting ready for a 12-hour workday at Pam’s Café at 318 W. Walker in Breckenridge.

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Michael Roach named Breckenridge Citizen of the Year at annual Chamber awards ceremony

  Michael Roach named Breckenridge Citizen of the Year at annual Chamber awards ceremony

Stephens County Judge Michael Roach thought he was at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening just to give the benediction concluding the event, but as Cassie Griffith, one of last year’s Citizens of the Year, read the description of this year’s honoree, he began to realize there might be more to it.

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Vehicle registration, driver license waivers to end on Wednesday, April 14

  Vehicle registration, driver license waivers to end on Wednesday, April 14

The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to

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National Guard to hold local vaccine clinics on Saturday and Sunday

  National Guard to hold local vaccine clinics on Saturday and Sunday

The Army National Guard will hold two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this weekend at First United Methodist Church in Breckenridge.

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Local man transported by air ambulance following one-vehicle crash on U.S. 183 Highway South

  Local man transported by air ambulance following one-vehicle crash on U.S. 183 Highway South

A Breckenridge man was transported by air ambulance Thursday night from Stephens Regional Airport following a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 183 South.

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Swenson Memorial Museum gets new air conditioning for second floor exhibits

  Swenson Memorial Museum gets new air conditioning for second floor exhibits

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan The Swenson Memorial Museum in downtown Breckenridge is ready for warmer temperatures, thanks to a grant

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TSTC-Breckenridge hosts welding competition for high school students

  TSTC-Breckenridge hosts welding competition for high school students

Welders are naturally competitive, and Welding Technology instructor Stephen Hope at Texas State Technical College’s Breckenridge campus decided to use a competition to promote the program and offer scholarships.

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Stephens County Commissioners name April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

  Stephens County Commissioners name April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

At their last meeting, the Stephens County Commissioners declared April 2021 as Child Abuse Awareness Month locally.

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Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for March 15-21, 2021

  Emergency Dispatch Report for Breckenridge and Stephens County for March 15-21, 2021

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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Rep. Glenn Rogers discusses public education in Texas

  Rep. Glenn Rogers discusses public education in Texas

I’ve been around public education my entire life. My mother was a high school history teacher in Graham. I served on the school board when my children were in school. I’ve spent time as a tenured professor at the university level, as well. Education has been a very important and central part of my life.

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The Nest Boutique hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

  The Nest Boutique hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

The Nest Boutique, 804 W. Walker St., held its official  ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, March 30, with owner Scott

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