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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 will arrive locally. Stephens Memorial Hospital officials have written the

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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. 9, because of the high number of COVID-19 patients who

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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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Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Breckenridge’s only nursing home, Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among the staff members, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach reported Thursday evening, Oct. 15.

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Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

  Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Stephens County has had the largest single-day number of positive COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began months ago. Stephens

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