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    Breckenridge to host conservation meeting for farmers, ranchers on Thursday, Feb. 21

Breckenridge to host conservation meeting for farmers, ranchers on Thursday, Feb. 21

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Stephens and Shackelford Counties and the Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos Soil and Water Conservation District will host a FY20 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Breckenridge Interbank Coffee Room at 301

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    Taking a look back at the 2019 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show

Taking a look back at the 2019 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show

From the opening ceremonies to the awards banquet, all through the 61st Annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, the Breckenridge Texan was there, covering the activities – behind the scenes and in the arena. With more than 200 students exhibiting animals, there was a lot going on for those three

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    Local 4-H Plant ID team places first at Fort Worth contest

Local 4-H Plant ID team places first at Fort Worth contest

The Stephens County 4-H Plant ID team participated in the Fort Worth contest last week and brought home ribbons for first place, third place and high point individual. The Junior Plant ID team of Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Josiah Moreno won first place. Additionally, Hannah won first

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    Annual Livestock Show to kickoff Thursday

Annual Livestock Show to kickoff Thursday

The 2019 Stephens County Junior Livestock Show and Sale will kick off Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at the Stephens County Ag Center on U.S. Highway 180, east of Breckenridge. The show will officially start Thursday with the weigh-ins of the rabbits, goats, sheep, swine and poultry and will continue through

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    Local ranchers, farmers identify biggest conservation resource concerns for USDA

Local ranchers, farmers identify biggest conservation resource concerns for USDA

Local ranchers and farmers have identified “degraded plant condition” as the most important resource concern on rangeland, pastureland and cropland, according to information gathered in a meeting this summer. Livestock production was the second most pressing resource concern on rangeland and pastureland, and soil erosion on cropland. The Stephens and

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    Local conservation meeting slated for July 26

Local conservation meeting slated for July 26

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas’ Stephens and Shackelford counties and the Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos Soil and Water Conservation District will host the FY19 Local Working Group meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Breckenridge Interbank Coffee Room, 301 W. Walker St. It

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    Warehouse Feed to serve as local pick up station for Wichita Livestock Sales

Warehouse Feed to serve as local pick up station for Wichita Livestock Sales

Local cattle raisers will no longer have to drive as far to get their cattle to auction. Beginning Tuesday, July 17, Breckenridge’s Warehouse Feed will become a pick up station for the Wichita Livestock Sales Co. Warehouse Feed Manager Kyle Fambro said cattle raisers in Stephens County can now drop

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    Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Five Stephens County 4-H Plant ID members competed at the Hackamore Ranch Open Invitational Contest on April 14 in Thorndale. Mykel Walters competed as senior individual and placed seventh. The junior team of Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Levi Adams placed second, behind Milam County 4-H. As junior

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    Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Stephens County is one of several that Gov. Greg Abbott declared on Friday, April 13, to be disaster areas due the threat of drought. The 72 Texas counties are currently experiencing extraordinary drought conditions resulting in an increased threat of wildfire. The drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health,

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    FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

The annual Breckenridge High School Plant Sale will from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until they sell out) today, Saturday, April 14, at the BHS Greenhouse (500 W. Lindsey St). For sale are a variety of hanging baskets, bedding plants, succulents, tomatoes, and more. Prices range from $2 to

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