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Many local businesses, offices to close for upcoming holidays

    Many local businesses, offices to close for upcoming holidays

This Saturday, Dec. 25, will kick off three weekends of holidays for many local residents.

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Fire Chief Calvin Chaney to retire from BFD; Wayne McMullen sworn in as new county Fire Marshal

    Fire Chief Calvin Chaney to retire from BFD; Wayne McMullen sworn in as new county Fire Marshal

The City of Breckenridge will have a new City Fire Chief and Stephens County will have a new County Fire Marshal heading into 2022.

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Second graders decorate holiday gingerbread houses; more Christmas events planned for this week

    Second graders decorate holiday gingerbread houses; more Christmas events planned for this week

The cafeteria at Breckenridge’s East Elementary School was filled with the harmonious sounds of children’s laughter and Christmas music last Thursday morning as the second-graders decorated gingerbread houses for the holiday.

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Wags and Whiskers race raises funds for local Humane Society

    Wags and Whiskers race raises funds for local Humane Society

Despite the chilly weather last Saturday, more than 30 runners and a few dogs participated in the seventh annual Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run benefiting the Stephens County Humane Society.

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Lighting ceremony for Tommy Wimberley’s vintage oil derrick slated for Monday, Dec. 20

    Lighting ceremony for Tommy Wimberley’s vintage oil derrick slated for Monday, Dec. 20

Tommy and Sharon Wimberley will be honored with a lighting ceremony for their vintage, 1928 oil derrick, which has recently been relocated to the 2100 block of West Walker Street.

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Five local artists featured in Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s current exhibit

    Five local artists featured in Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s current exhibit

The works of five local artists are featured and on display in the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s Local Artists’ Winter Exhibit through Jan. 29.

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City Commissioners move to update local fees, approve other agenda items

  City Commissioners move to update local fees, approve other agenda items

The Breckenridge City Commission approved several changes to the city’s fee schedule at their meeting last week, and several of the adjustments could mean reduced fees for local residents.

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Breckenridge man dies in one-car accident on FM 578

  Breckenridge man dies in one-car accident on FM 578

A 19-year-old Breckenridge man died this morning in a one-car accident on FM 578, about five miles from the U.S. Highway 183 cutoff.

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Breckenridge Library announces fundraiser winners, list of new books

  Breckenridge Library announces fundraiser winners, list of new books

Breckenridge Library has announced the two winners from its Fall Fundraiser, as well as a list of recently added books.

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Christmas parade lights up downtown Breckenridge; caroling, other events planned

  Christmas parade lights up downtown Breckenridge; caroling, other events planned

The entries in the 2021 Breckenridge Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 8, reflected the ideas of “What Christmas Means to Me” for those who built and rode on the floats.

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San Miguel sworn in as Breckenridge’s newest police officer

  San Miguel sworn in as Breckenridge’s newest police officer

On Thursday, Francisco San Miguel became the Breckenridge Police Department’s newest police officer during a swearing in ceremony at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center.

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State Rep. Rogers recognizes TSTC instructors’ passion for helping future workforce

  State Rep. Rogers recognizes TSTC instructors’ passion for helping future workforce

State Rep. Glenn Rogers was impressed with the hands-on learning opportunities and technology available at Texas State Technical College’s Breckenridge campus during a recent tour.

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Allsup’s breaks ground on new convenience store location

  Allsup’s breaks ground on new convenience store location

Allsup’s Convenience Stores held a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday morning, Dec. 7,  with the Breckenridge Economic Development Corp., the Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders.

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Stephens Regional SUD lifts Boil Water Notice for rural water customers

  Stephens Regional SUD lifts Boil Water Notice for rural water customers

The Stephens Regional Special Utility District has rescinded the Boil Water Notice that was issued on Dec. 6.

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Stephens Regional Special Utility District issues Boil Water Notice for all SRSUD customers

  Stephens Regional Special Utility District issues Boil Water Notice for all SRSUD customers

The Stephens Regional Special Utility District has issued a Boil Water Notice for all of its customers, effective immediately.

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City of Breckenridge rescinds Boil Water Notice for south-central neighborhood

  City of Breckenridge rescinds Boil Water Notice for south-central neighborhood

Effective Monday, Dec. 6, the City of Breckenridge has rescinded a boil water notice that was issued last week.

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U.S. Department of Justice sues Texas over new political maps

  U.S. Department of Justice sues Texas over new political maps

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas’ recent redistricting discriminates against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to participate in the voting process and elect their preferred candidates.

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Several Stephens County offices up for re-election, candidate filing open through Dec. 13

  Several Stephens County offices up for re-election, candidate filing open through Dec. 13

Candidate filing for seven Stephens County offices is open and underway, and all of the incumbents have filed for re-election in the primary election, scheduled for March 1, 2022.

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Lighted Christmas parade, other holiday activities planned for this week and next

  Lighted Christmas parade, other holiday activities planned for this week and next

Christmas is 20 days away, and downtown Breckenridge is decked out with lots of lights and other holiday decorations.

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