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Road work on U.S. Highway 183 North to begin Monday, July 19

    Road work on U.S. Highway 183 North to begin Monday, July 19

Beginning Monday, July 19, drivers can expect to encounter lane closures and traffic shifts on U.S. Highway 183 North as a project gets underway to remove and replace the road surface along with several culverts, curb and gutters, sidewalks, and drive ways.

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City Commissioners vote to rent goats for creek clean up

    City Commissioners vote to rent goats for creek clean up

One topic at the Breckenridge City Commission’s regular meeting last week had those in attendance smiling and even chuckling out loud: goats.

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Trinity Baptist installs ‘Lighthouse on the Hillside’

    Trinity Baptist installs ‘Lighthouse on the Hillside’

Trinity Baptist Church, known as “The Lighthouse on the Hillside,” now has an actual lighthouse on the hillside north of Breckenridge after a large lawn lighthouse was installed in front of the church this week.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens Cactus Chic home décor shop

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens Cactus Chic home décor shop

Surrounded by brightly colored metal décor, Diane and Bernardo Becerra, along with family, friends and members of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new business, Cactus Chic, located at 918 E. Walker.

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Shine to perform at National Theatre on Saturday, July 10

    Shine to perform at National Theatre on Saturday, July 10

The National Theatre is bringing the bluegrass band Shine back to Breckenridge for a concert on Saturday, July 10.

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Breckenridge Girl Scouts deliver donated cookies to Hometown Heroes

    Breckenridge Girl Scouts deliver donated cookies to Hometown Heroes

Breckenridge Girl Scouts have been out in the community this week, delivering donated cookies to Hometown Heroes.

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BISD opens 2021-2022 student registration, offers school supply lists

  BISD opens 2021-2022 student registration, offers school supply lists

The first day of school for Breckenridge Independent School District students is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 18, and the district is now accepting student registrations  and has released the school supplies lists for the new school year.

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Perry, Rogers visit Breckenridge between legislative sessions

  Perry, Rogers visit Breckenridge between legislative sessions

Last week, Stephens County’s state senator and representative visited Breckenridge to meet with their local constituents during the break between the Texas Legislature’s regular and special sessions.

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Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation to host fundraising sporting clay shoot next month

  Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation to host fundraising sporting clay shoot next month

The Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation is planning a fundraising sporting clay shoot for next month and is seeking sponsors for the event.

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Breckenridge kicks off Independence Day weekend with fireworks show at lake

  Breckenridge kicks off Independence Day weekend with fireworks show at lake

Food, fun and fireworks was the agenda for Saturday evening’s community fireworks show at Hubbard Creek Lake, and another evening of patriotic display is scheduled for tonight just north of Canyon Road Barn and Grill restaurant, 5790 FM 3418.

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Panda Bubble Tea hosts ribbon cutting with Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce

  Panda Bubble Tea hosts ribbon cutting with Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce

The owners of Panda Bubble Tea were joined by Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce members Friday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Fireworks shows scheduled for this weekend; officials urge caution for personal fireworks use

  Fireworks shows scheduled for this weekend; officials urge caution for personal fireworks use

Breckenridge and Stephens County will celebrate Independence Day with two community fireworks show, and although fireworks are on sale in the county, local officials want to remind residents and visitors that it is illegal to use fireworks in the city limits.

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Jeremy West to join BHS as baseball coach, assistant principal; Mindy West to join district as teacher

  Jeremy West to join BHS as baseball coach, assistant principal; Mindy West to join district as teacher

Former Stamford High School baseball coach Jeremy West will join the Breckenridge High School staff as the new head  baseball coach and assistant principal, pending approval by the school board tomorrow. West’s wife, Mindy, will also be joining the BHS staff as a teacher.

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Competition leads students to TSTC-Breckenridge’s Welding Technology program

  Competition leads students to TSTC-Breckenridge’s Welding Technology program

Three participants in Texas State Technical College’s recent high school welding competition liked what they saw and decided to continue their education at TSTC.

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Local traffic stop leads to suspected human smuggling investigation

  Local traffic stop leads to suspected human smuggling investigation

A traffic stop by a Stephens County deputy sheriff earlier this week, resulted in the apprehension of 11 people inside a vehicle that appeared to involve the human smuggling of immigrants who were illegally in the United States.

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Breckenridge 7 on 7 team competes in state championship tournament

  Breckenridge 7 on 7 team competes in state championship tournament

Breckenridge’s 7 on 7 football team traveled to College Station this week to play in the Division II State Championship tournament.

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COVID-19 Update: Stephens County currently has three cases of the disease

  COVID-19 Update: Stephens County currently has three cases of the disease

Stephens County has three current cases of COVID-19, the highest number the county has had in several months but still much fewer than there were at the beginning of the year.

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Recent BHS graduate’s mom addresses school board about allegations against former coach

  Recent BHS graduate’s mom addresses school board about allegations against former coach

The Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special meeting shortly after noon today, June 24, to discuss several proposed employment contracts, but before their discussions began, Arlene Hernandez addressed the board regarding the recent situation involving alleged improper electronic communications between a BISD employee and a recently graduated student.

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Bordelon has military plans after graduating from TSTC

  Bordelon has military plans after graduating from TSTC

Cage Bordelon wants to be the first in his family to accomplish two milestones. First, he wants to be the first person in his family to graduate from college. Second, he plans to enlist in the U.S. Army.

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