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National Guard to hold local vaccine clinics on Saturday and Sunday

    National Guard to hold local vaccine clinics on Saturday and Sunday

The Army National Guard will hold two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this weekend at First United Methodist Church in Breckenridge.

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Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

    Stephens Memorial Hospital kicks off vaccine clinics today

Stephens Memorial Hospital will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic today, Wednesday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they run out of the 100 doses of vaccine they will have on hand.

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BISD Board lifts mask requirements for students and staff, announces Bus Driver of the Year

    BISD Board lifts mask requirements for students and staff, announces Bus Driver of the Year

When they return to school after this week’s Spring Break, Breckenridge Independent School District students, teachers and staff will not be required to wear masks, shields, or other face coverings, following a decision by the Board of Trustees at their meeting last week.

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Stephens County pushes forward with COVID-19 vaccination efforts; several opportunities available this weekend

    Stephens County pushes forward with COVID-19 vaccination efforts; several opportunities available this weekend

Stephens County continues to make gains in getting local residents vaccinated against COVID-19. Local residents have several upcoming opportunities to get one of the vaccinations at no charge.

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As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

  As State of Texas shifts COVID-19 vaccine distribution to hubs, SMH closes local waitlist

With fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccines going to rural areas in favor of major hubs that the State of Texas has created, Stephens Memorial announced this week that they will no longer be taking sign-ups on their vaccine waitlist.

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Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

  Stephens Memorial launches weekly flyer to provide COVID-19 information update

In an effort to reach local residents in the community who may not have access to the Internet or social

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Stephens Memorial Hospital launches online sign-up form for COVID-19 vaccine

  Stephens Memorial Hospital launches online sign-up form for COVID-19 vaccine

Stephens Memorial Hospital has created an online sign-up form for people interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Chris Curtis, Director of Business Development for SMH, said that as of Thursday morning 240 people had signed up through the form to get the vaccine.

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Two County offices closed as active COVID-19 cases reach highest level yet

  Two County offices closed as active COVID-19 cases reach highest level yet

A Breckenridge man was flown 500 miles to New Mexico — the closest hospital with an available ICU bed — after his COVID-19 case got dramatically worse today, and two Stephens County offices are closed due to employees having COVID-19.

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COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

  COVID-19 continues to threaten area as first vaccines arrive in Stephens County

As we move into the new year, the COVID-19 case surge continues to have a major impact on Breckenridge and the surrounding area. However, last week there was a small positive development when 10 employees at Stephens Memorial Hospital received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get growing: Local musicians farming hemp to survive pandemic

  When the going gets tough, the tough get growing: Local musicians farming hemp to survive pandemic

As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic reached Texas earlier this year, the livelihoods of bands like the Urban Pioneers were put on hold indefinitely. But, in true pioneer spirit, Breckenridge native Liz Sloan McGovern and her husband, Jared McGovern, adapted to the new lifestyle and found another way to make a living: growing hemp.

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