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The Little Caesars Pizza Express officially opened on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owners Dakota and Mindy Boulevard were joined by family, friends, employees, Chamber members and other local community members in front of the take-out restaurant Tuesday morning for the celebration at 606 W. Walker St. They will offer pizza, chicken wings and bread sticks to go.
Commissioners Court honors retiring Texas Ranger, approves new phone system for Law Enforcement Center
The Stephens County Commissioners Court honored Texas Ranger Shane Morrow at their Monday, Sept. 12, meeting, proclaiming the day Ranger Lancer Shane Morrow Day in Stephens County. Morrow officially retired from the Texas Rangers on Aug. 31, after 26 years with the Department of Public Safety, including 14 years as...
The Stephens Regional Special Utility District has rescinded the Boil Water Notice for its customers that were affected by the notice issued on Tuesday, Sept. 6. On Sept. 6, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Stephens Regional Special Utility District public water system, PWS 2150007, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers that, due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from the public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
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Texas State Technical College has relaunched its commercial driver’s license (CDL) program in Abilene. The technical college, which includes a campus in Breckenridge, announced the program last week, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a time to honor truck drivers for their work delivering goods to consumers and for keeping highways safer.
First Baptist Church of Moran will hold a Fall Revival Service on Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 25-27, at the church, 616 Post Oak St. in Moran. The three-day event will begin on Sunday, Sept. 25, with 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services featuring Pastor Richard A. Jackson and The Pools. Monday and Tuesday’s 7 p.m. services will feature Pastor Larry Briley with music by Aaron Hinshaw. Prior to Tuesday night’s service, pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The Stephens Regional Special Utility District has issued a Boil Water Notice for some of its customers in the eastern part of Stephens County, effective Sept. 6, 2022. Stephens Regional SUD customers beginning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 180 East and FM 207, continuing east along Highway 180 East, including the Caddo area, FM 717 North and South, FM 207, including the Necessity area, and all adjacent roads off of FM 207.
Edna Portwood, 85, of Haskell, Texas, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022. Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories, with Pastor Rayford Michael Adams officiating. She will be laid to rest at Hart Cemetery following the funeral service. Her family will welcome friends for a visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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The Breckenridge City Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night, Sept, 6, to appoint Blake Hamilton to the City Commission, filling the Place 1 spot vacated by Greg Akers when he resigned last month. The commissioners also approved the 2022-2023 City budget and the new property tax rate, as well as handled a variety of other City business items.
On Tuesday morning, First National Bank presented checks to two local volunteer fire departments as part of a Fill the Boot fundraiser. FNB customers donated money in a display set up in the bank’s lobby, and FNB matched the funds. The fundraiser was held in conjunction with a project...
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 August 2022:. Travis Lane Whitley, 51, Abilene, pleaded guilty to the offense of Intoxication Assault with Vehicle – Serious Bodily Injury, and was sentenced to eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID), and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and court costs.
The community has just a few more days to see the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 31st annual Juried Art Show and Competition as the show wraps up this week, culminating with a reception for the artists. The reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10....
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The Breckenridge Fire Department has returned to the winners circle in the annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive hosted by the Rotary Club of Breckenridge and Carter BloodCare. In the three-day blood drive, which took place in June, blood donors had a chance to vote for the BFD, the...
Ray Meadows, known as Poppy to most, age 76 of Breckenridge, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, at Morehart Mortuary with Dannie Lee officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Moon Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, at Morehart Mortuary.
At a special meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 29, the Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2022-23 budget and set the tax rate for the upcoming year. Prior to the meeting, the school board held a public hearing for community members to get more...
The Friends of Historic Breckenridge will host a concert by William Beckmann, a Del Rio native, Saturday night, Sept. 10. The concert will be held at Canyon Road Barn & Grill since the National Theatre is still undergoing repairs after a hailstorm in May ripped through Breckenridge — and through the roof of the National Theatre, the original venue for the concert.
All new parents face change when their baby is born, They typically get less sleep, don’t get to socialize as much, often put their own needs aside for those of the baby. But, when little Maybelle was born to musicians Jared and Liz McGovern two years ago, the new parents have even changed the songs they sing.
Brittoni Thornhill always had a love of science. After touring Texas State Technical College’s Breckenridge campus while she was attending a vocational school, Thornhill knew that she had found her career. Eventually she earned two Associate of Applied Science degrees at TSTC — the first in Environmental Health and Safety in 2020, and the second in Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance (OSEC) in 2021.
Mike McNallen, 83, of Possum Kingdom, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on August 27, 2022, surrounded by family. His funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories, with Father Francis Miller officiating. His interment at the Breckenridge Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral Mass. The family will welcome friends for a visitation and rosary service in the funeral home chapel beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Diane Mitchell Smith, age 69, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, formerly of Breckenridge, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, at Morehart Mortuary with Charles West officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at Morehart Mortuary.