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Stephens County, TX

Stephens County District Attorney’s office announces plea deals for July 2022

Stephens County District Attorney Dee Peavy’s office recently released the following list of plea deals that were made in the 90th Judicial District Court in July 2022:. Tamera Sue Castaneda, 45, Breckenridge, pleaded true to the violations alleged in the State’s Motion to Proceed to Adjudicate for the offense of Delivery of Controlled Substance Four Grams or More but Less Than 200 Grams – Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID) and ordered to pay remaining fine and court costs.
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX
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Stephens County cat tests positive for rabies

Stephens County Judge Michael Roach announced today that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has advised the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office of a positive rabies case in an “outside” cat near County Road 120 in the southeast part of the county near the Stephens-Eastland county line.
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX
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Hamburger cookout this weekend to benefit United Fund

The United Fund of Breckenridge and United Supermarket are teaming up this weekend to help the local organization reach its 2022 goal. Through local donations, the United Fund is at 97% of its $18,000 goal for this year. The organization has raised $17,460 since our kick off last fall. That leaves just $540 left to raise to meet the goal.
BRECKENRIDGE, TX
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TX WFO DALLAS / FT. WORTH Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO DALLAS / FT. WORTH Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, July 29, 2022. ...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of western Stephens. County through 630 PM CDT... At 549 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near. Ibex, or 8 miles west of Breckenridge, moving west at...
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX

Local firefighters battle weekend blazes; county judge raises funds for VFDs

Local and area firefighters have been busy lately, fighting wildfires throughout the area, including at least 10 fires that burned along State Highway 67 on Friday. The fires were located sporadically along the east side of the road from the area near FM 1800 to about the Stephens-Young county line. The Breckenridge Fire Department joined the Eliasville-South Bend Volunteer Fire Department and others in fighting the wildfires.
BRECKENRIDGE, TX
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District Attorney asks for full-time investigator

District Attorney Dee Peavy asked county commissioners for a budget bump in fiscal 2023 to hire a fulltime investigator to handle a rising number of complex cases that are going to trial, including child sex abuse cases and adult abuse cases, she said. Ms. Peavy and Assistant District Attorney Phillip...
YOUNG COUNTY, TX
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Fire risk still high across state

Since Friday, the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) responded to 38 new wildfires throughout the state, which burned approximately 1,458 acres. Suppression efforts continued on several carryover wildfires, as well, including the 457-acre fire at Possum Kingdom Lake (1148 Fire), which was 95% contained, as of Monday morning. “The fire...
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Palo Pinto Mountains State Park set for 2023 opening

Stephens County will soon be partially home to a new state park, the first in Texas in 20 years. Since 2011, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been at work to open a new state park for the first time in two decades. After plans fell apart for a park outside Fort Worth, work began on opening a park on former ranch land 75 miles west of Fort Worth. That area of land, taking up 4,871 acres, is now Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX
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Fires blaze in Young, Palo Pinto as suppression efforts continue

Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Departments and Graham Fire Department responded to several fires across Young, Stephens and Palo Pinto Counties this week as hot temperatures combined with low humidity contributed to wildfires. Between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, crews responded to six grass fires. According to the Young County...
PALO PINTO COUNTY, TX
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Palo Pinto Mountains State Park set for 2023 opening

Since 2011, Texas Parks and Wildlife have been at work to open a new state park for the first time in two decades. After plans fell apart for a park outside Fort Worth, work began on opening a park on former ranch land 75 miles west of Fort Worth. That area of land, taking up 4,871 acres, is now Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.
FORT WORTH, TX
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County extends disaster declaration in response to severe drought conditions

Burn ban also extended, prohibits all outdoor burning. Stephens County Commissioners extended a disaster declaration and total burn ban during an emergency meeting Monday morning. The order, signed by Stephens County Judge Michael Roach July 18, will be in effect until Wednesday, Aug. 17. Roach first signed the declaration of...
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX
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Local departments assist in countyline fire

Area firefighters and the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to multiple fires last week, with the South Bend Fire on the Young and Stephens County line reaching approximately 752 acres before complete containment was reported Sunday. Some Stephens County fire departments assisted with containment, according to a post on the...
SOUTH BEND, TX

County judge issues disaster declaration banning all outdoor burning as extreme drought conditions continue

Stephens County continues to reel under extreme drought conditions, and because of the dry conditions and fire danger in the area, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach issued a Declaration of Disaster and Order Prohibiting All Outdoor Burning in Stephens County on Monday, July 12, and a revised version of the order today, July 14.
STEPHENS COUNTY, TX