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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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Stephens County not on initial list for COVID-19 vaccine; local officials ask community to wear masks

  Stephens County not on initial list for COVID-19 vaccine; local officials ask community to wear masks

Although Texas has received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Stephens County officials have not been informed about when the vaccine

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Stephens County under stricter guidelines after COVID-19 hospitalizations in area remain high

  Stephens County under stricter guidelines after COVID-19 hospitalizations in area remain high

Stephens County businesses will be required to limit customers to 50 percent of their occupancy capacity, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec.

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Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

  Community continues to see new COVID-19 cases each day; officials ask residents to help stop spread of disease

Stephens County continues to see relatively high numbers of active COVID-19 cases, reporting 100 new cases in the past month, not counting the cases at the Walker Sayle prison unit.

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BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

  BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

On Friday evening, Breckenridge High School announced on its Facebook page that the varsity and junior varsity football games against

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COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

  COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

With a gravely voice and obvious congestion, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach got out of bed from a Sunday afternoon nap to answer some text messages and talk with the Breckenridge Texan over the phone about his still-ongoing bout with COVID-19.

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Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

  Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

Casey Pearce, the athletic director and head football coach for Breckenridge Independent School District, announced on Monday afternoon that the

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