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BHS Head Baseball Coach Kevin Bartley resigns amid police investigation

    BHS Head Baseball Coach Kevin Bartley resigns amid police investigation

Breckenridge ISD Superintendent Bryan Allen confirmed today that Breckenridge High School Head Baseball Coach Kevin Bartley II resigned last week, and Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell said that his department is actively investigating  Bartley concerning an alleged improper relationship with a student.

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BISD investigating allegations of improper employee conduct

    BISD investigating allegations of improper employee conduct

According to a statement from Breckenridge Independent School District Superintendent Bryan Allen, the school district is investigating concerns regarding alleged improper electronic communications between an employee and a student.

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BHS grad shares insights from his journey as Eagle Scout to flying combat missions in the Air Force  

    BHS grad shares insights from his journey as Eagle Scout to flying combat missions in the Air Force  

On Saturday, Breckenridge Scout Troop 63 learned just how far the skills they’re learning in the Boy Scouts can take them in life when Aric Holly, 1995 BHS graduate, retired U.S. Air Force pilot and Eagle Scout, spoke at the troop’s Court of Honor.

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Lake Brownwood ‘infested’ with invasive zebra mussels

    Lake Brownwood ‘infested’ with invasive zebra mussels

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has designated Lake Brownwood, Inks Lake, and Medina Lake in the Colorado and San Antonio River basins as “infested” with invasive zebra mussels.

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Breckenridge celebrates Juneteenth in newly-renamed Booker T. Washington Park

    Breckenridge celebrates Juneteenth in newly-renamed Booker T. Washington Park

Last week, an idea started circulating around Breckenridge, and it wasn’t long before a Juneteenth celebration was planned for Saturday, June 19, in the newly-renamed Booker T. Washington Park.

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Raydon honored with Torch of Ethics Award in Abilene

    Raydon honored with Torch of Ethics Award in Abilene

Breckenridge-based Raydon, Inc., was honored Friday evening, June 18, along with two other businesses, with the 2021 Torch of Ethics Award at the annual ceremony hosted by the Better Business Bureau of Abilene and the Big Country.

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Grid operator says Texans can return to regular electricity use

  Grid operator says Texans can return to regular electricity use

Texans no longer need to cut back on their electricity use to avoid stressing the electrical grid, according to the current grid conditions on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas website.

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Cornhole and burger fundraisers on Saturday to benefit HCVFD, softball team

  Cornhole and burger fundraisers on Saturday to benefit HCVFD, softball team

The Breckenridge community will have an opportunity to support two local organizations with fundraisers scheduled for Saturday, June 19.

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Community fireworks shows planned for July 3 and 4

  Community fireworks shows planned for July 3 and 4

Stowe’s Independent Services, a local business owned by David and Lisa Stowe, is teaming up with the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce to present a Community Fireworks Show at Hubbard Creek Lake on Saturday, July 3, in celebration of Independence Day.

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Community offers variety of kids’ activities for the summer

  Community offers variety of kids’ activities for the summer

The kids have been out of school a couple of weeks, and they’re probably bored by now. Fortunately, there are quite a few kids’ activities planned for the summer, ranging from art to sports.

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BFAC hosts artists’ reception, gears up for Juried Art Show

  BFAC hosts artists’ reception, gears up for Juried Art Show

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center hosted a reception on Saturday for the artists featured in the center’s most recent exhibit, and now BFAC Director Shalon Taylor Wilson will spend the next few weeks getting ready for the 3oth annual Juried Art Show.

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Haddax Pediatric Language Center hosts ribbon-cutting

  Haddax Pediatric Language Center hosts ribbon-cutting

Katie Kessler officially opened her speech therapy services business, Haddax Pediatric Language Center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning, June 10. Joining her for the celebration were Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce members, friends and family, including her husband, David Kessler, and children, Dax, 5, and Hadley, 3.

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U.S. Rep. Pfluger stops in Breckenridge for brief visit

  U.S. Rep. Pfluger stops in Breckenridge for brief visit

Six community members showed up on Monday afternoon, June 7, for U.S. Rep. August Pfluger’s town hall-style meeting, so the group pulled their chairs into a semi-circle and had a casual, hour-long chat with the representative.

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District Attorney releases list of plea deals for March, April and May

  District Attorney releases list of plea deals for March, April and May

Stephens County District Attorney Dee Peavy’s office recently released the following list of plea deals that were made in the

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State Rep. Glenn Rogers reflects on his first legislative session

  State Rep. Glenn Rogers reflects on his first legislative session

The 87th Texas Legislative Session has officially drawn to a close. Looking back on this first term, I am proud

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Falling flag causes minor damage to Stephens County Courthouse

  Falling flag causes minor damage to Stephens County Courthouse

There was a little excitement this evening at the Stephens County Courthouse when the large American flag that had been displayed on the front of the building apparently fell down, taking some of the upper edge of the building with it.

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Fine Arts Center to host reception for PACT artists on Saturday, June 12

  Fine Arts Center to host reception for PACT artists on Saturday, June 12

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center will host a reception for the artists in the current PACT exhibit from 1 to

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Breckenridge’s National Theatre shines brightly with new lighting system

  Breckenridge’s National Theatre shines brightly with new lighting system

Breckenridge’s National Theatre will be able to offer its guests a new experience in illumination now that the lighting system has been upgraded for the first time since the theater was renovated almost 20 years ago.

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Annual ceremony honors deceased Stephens County veterans

  Annual ceremony honors deceased Stephens County veterans

Although heavy rains in the early morning hours and afternoon of Monday, May 31, led to localized flooding, there was a temporary halt in the rainfall just in time for family, friends and others to gather with members of VFW Post 7767 and its auxiliary on the southwest corner of the Stephens County Courthouse lawn to honor the local U.S. military veterans who passed away last year.

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