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Catfish Classic still on for Saturday with a few changes

The second annual Hubbard Creek Hawgz Catfish Classic, a tournament to raise funds for a scholarship, is still on for Saturday, Feb. 24, despite the rainy forecast. The event is hosted by the Breckenridge Whisker Getters, a local group dedicated to fishing for catfish. Due to rain forecast in the morning,

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Regional Fishing Report

Each week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department produces a report on the fishing conditions at various locations around the state. Here is this week’s report for area lakes: Hubbard Creek Water off color; 82–91 degrees; 1.5′ low. Black bass are fair to good on bone Pop–Rs early, later switching

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Regional Fishing Report

Each week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department produces a report on the fishing conditions at various locations around the state. Here is this week’s report for area lakes: Hubbard Creek Water off color; 82–91 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday

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Texas Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Pocketing the Evidence A Sabine County game warden was staking out an area known for illegal night hunting activity late one night when he got a call from a county sheriff’s deputy about a possible

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    AgriLife Extension Statewide Quail Symposium set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene

AgriLife Extension Statewide Quail Symposium set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene

The Statewide Quail Symposium will address frequently asked questions and debate topics concerning Texas quail populations. (Photo courtesy of Becky Ruzicka, Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation) The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Statewide Quail Symposium will be Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 16-18, in Abilene at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 4250

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    Texas hunting, fishing licenses to go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 15

Texas hunting, fishing licenses to go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 15

A sign at a local business  in Breckenridge advertises the sale hunting and fishing licenses beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15. (Photo by Carla Mckeown/Breckenridge Texan) The 2017-2018 Texas hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 15. All current year licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31. Every year,

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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.

Paid Political Ad Policy

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The Breckenridge Texan is dedicated to evenhanded news reporting of political activities, events, and statements. The Breckenridge Texan accepts political advertising without bias or regard to party or candidate. The Breckenridge Texan has the responsibility to reject material that is libelous, obscene, or fraudulent or that does not otherwise meet its standards.

 

When paid political ads are running, a copy of this policy will be posted on the front page of the website in the right column.

 

All paid political ads will be clearly marked with the statement “Political ad paid for by (Name of Person Paying for Ad),” as required by the Texas Elections Law.