Breckenridge Texan

2018 Primary Election

    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 Runoff Election will include two offices, County Commissioner Precinct 4 and Justice of the Peace. Eric O’Dell and Jamie Whitley,

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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 Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Stephens County Courthouse, 200 W. Walker St. Election Day will be Tuesday, May 22, at each precinct’s voting

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Candidate Profiles for Stephens County Runoff Election

Candidate Profiles: Justice of the Peace Below you’ll find the Candidate Profile Questionnaires that were returned to the Breckenridge Texan by the candidates for the offices of Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner, Precinct 4, listed in the order that they will appear on the Republican Primary Runoff ballot.

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    Voter registration deadline is today for primary runoff

Voter registration deadline is today for primary runoff

For Stephens County citizens who want to vote in the upcoming Primary Runoff Election, the deadline to be registered to vote is today, April 23. Locally, the Republican Primary Runoff Election will include two offices, County Commissioner Precinct 4 and Justice of the Peace. Eric O’Dell and Jamie Whitley, who

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    Mail-in ballots could determine candidates in run-off election

Mail-in ballots could determine candidates in run-off election

With all of the Stephens County precincts’ ballots tallied, two local races have basically been decided and three will be decided by a run-off election. However, the candidates for one of those run-offs is still undecided, pending the deadlines for five potential mail-in ballots. Although there were no local Democratic

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    Primary Election is today, March 6

Primary Election is today, March 6

On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 6, voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m in each Stephens County precinct voting location. Those locations are: Precinct 1 First National Bank Tower room 101 E. Walker Precinct 2 First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 1601 W. Elliott Precinct 3 Breckenridge Chamber

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    Early voting totals down from 2014 primary

Early voting totals down from 2014 primary

When early voting closed on Friday for the March 6 Primary Election, about 16 percent of the 5,536 registered Stephens County voters had cast their ballots, according to Tax Assessor-Collector Christie Latham. Latham, who also is the county’s Election Administrator, said there were 885 early votes cast during the past

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Early voting in Primary Election begins Tuesday, Feb. 20

Early voting in the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections will begin Tuesday, Feb. 20, and continue through Friday, March 2. Election Day will be Tuesday, March 6. Early voting will take place at the Stephens County Courthouse, 200 W. Walker St., for all precincts. Local offices that will be on the

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    Sample Ballots

Sample Ballots

Below are sample ballots for the Primary Election provided by the Stephens County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office. To determine what precinct you are voting in, look on your voter registration card or contact the Tax Office. To view the ballot for any precinct, click on the button.   Democratic Primary Election: Click on precinct

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Candidate Profiles: Justice of the Peace

Below you’ll find the Candidate Profile Questionnaires that were returned to the Breckenridge Texan by the candidates for the office of Stephens County Justice of the Peace, listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot. At the end of this story is an editor’s note that explains

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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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