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Former Breckenridge resident sentenced to 8 years for firearms charge

Former Breckenridge resident Michael Perales has been sentenced to eight years in prison on federal charges related to being a felon in possession of firearms, according to a media release

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Today is Primary Runoff Election Day

    Today is Primary Runoff Election Day

Today, Tuesday, May 22, is Election Day in the runoff for the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections. Voting will take place at each precinct’s voting location. Locally, the Republican Primary

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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office summary for May 6-19

Sheriff’s Office Summary Calls for Service: 83 Civil Papers Served: 24 Inmates Currently Housed: 27 May 7 A deputy caught and detained a 24-year-old male subject who had just evaded

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Behind the scenes at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office: Taking a look at ‘transports’

    Behind the scenes at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office: Taking a look at ‘transports’

Some of duties of the Sheriff’s Office are more obvious and widely recognized than others. For example, many citizens know that the sheriff’s department operates the local jail and that

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BHS students receive scholarships, awards

    BHS students receive scholarships, awards

Breckenridge High School students, faculty, staff and administration gathered Friday morning, along with family, friends and community members for the 2018 awards ceremony. Thousands of dollars in scholarships were given

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Walker Sayle to transition 130 beds to In-Prison Therapeutic Community

    Walker Sayle to transition 130 beds to In-Prison Therapeutic Community

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is transitioning about 130 beds in two dorms at the Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge from SAFP (Substance Abuse Felony Punishment) offenders to IPTC

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Boil water notice rescinded for Hullum, Court streets

  Boil water notice rescinded for Hullum, Court streets

The City of Breckenridge has ended the boil water notice that was issued on May 16. The notice affected water

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BHS theater to present ‘Ash Girl,’ ‘Dearly Departed’ this weekend

  BHS theater to present ‘Ash Girl,’ ‘Dearly Departed’ this weekend

UPDATE: There will be two productions presented this weekend. Check out the updated article below for the correct schedule and

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Boil water notice issued for several blocks in central Breckenridge

  Boil water notice issued for several blocks in central Breckenridge

The City of Breckenridge’s Public Works Director has issued a Boil Water Notice for water customers in the 100 and 200

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Bob Sims sworn in as mayor of Breckenridge

  Bob Sims sworn in as mayor of Breckenridge

It’s official: Breckenridge has a new mayor. During a special meeting of the Breckenridge City Commission on Tuesday, May 15,

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BISD announces major reorganization changes

  BISD announces major reorganization changes

For a year and a half, the superintendent of the Breckenridge schools has been working on a plan to improve

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Early Voting for primary runoff election begins today

  Early Voting for primary runoff election begins today

Early Voting in the runoff for the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections began Monday, May 14, and will continue through

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Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer

  Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer

Throughout the school year, local children are assured of at least two nutritious meals a day via the schools’ breakfast

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AVR, scouts hold flag retirement ceremony

  AVR, scouts hold flag retirement ceremony

Members of the American Volunteer Reserve were joined by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on Friday, May 11, for

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Tire, electronics recycling event slated for today, May 12

The City of Breckenridge will host a free electronics and tire recycling day on Saturday, May 12, at the City

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‘Rosie the Pig’ author visits Breckenridge for book signing

  ‘Rosie the Pig’ author visits Breckenridge for book signing

Dr. Rebekah Hartfield and her husband, Preston Hartfield, were in Breckenridge Friday so that she could sign copies of her

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Hospital hosts annual cookout for community

  Hospital hosts annual cookout for community

Stephens Memorial Hospital and the SMA Auxiliary hosted a cookout at lunch Friday, May 11, in honor of Hospital Week.

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Hospital Auxiliary to offer mental health awareness seminar on Thursday, May 17

Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a Mental Health Awareness Seminar on Thursday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the

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Campbell heads to state pole vault competition

  Campbell heads to state pole vault competition

Breckenridge High School students, staff and community members gathered in front of the school at noon on Thursday, May 10,

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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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