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On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Breckenridge Police Department will host the annual National Night Out event in Breckenridge at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center, 210 E. Dyer St. The BPD will team up with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge Fire Department and other first responders and community organizations to focus on growing the partnership between law enforcement and the community in the fight against crime.
At their regular meeting earlier this month, the Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees honored the September Students of the Month and the Teacher of the Month. Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Junior High School Principal Laura Gibson tells the crowd at the Sept. 19 BISD Board meeting about eighth...
Yuri Huntington to bring extensive work, volunteer experience to Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s director position
The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday that Yuri Huntington will be the new Executive Director of the organization, beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Although Huntington will be new to the Executive Director position, she has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce currently and in the past, serving on the board since 2019. With the acceptance of the new job, she is stepping down from the position of Incoming President on the Chamber’s board, a position that Interim Executive Director Rhonda Rogers-Crawford will fill in 2023.
Last Wednesday, ahead of Friday’s Buckaroo varsity football game, the community celebrated with a Homecoming Parade through downtown Breckenridge, followed by a pep rally beside the Stephens County Courthouse, and the Breckenridge Texan’s publisher/photographer, Tony Pilkington, was there to capture the excitement for a photo gallery. As the...
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Her funeral mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with Fr. Dias officiating. A rosary service will be held in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories on Wednesday, September 28, beginning at 6 p.m.
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.
The Breckenridge Elks Lodge #1480 donated $2,000 to the local Meals on Wheels organization Monday, Sept. 19. The funds came from a grant that the local Elks Lodge applied for and received specifically for helping out groups in the community, Elks Exalted Ruler Lena Stockton said. Peggy Holder, the Breckenridge...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Stephens County Humane Society will host an Adopt-a-Pet event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Tractor Supply, 3732 W. Walker St. in Breckenridge. This week is Pet Appreciation Week at Tractor Supply. Additionally, according to the Humane Society’s Facebook page, the local organization currently is...
The Breckenridge City Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting, along with public hearings for the 2022-2023 City budget and for a rezoning request, beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the City Commission meeting room in City Hall, 105 N. Rose Ave. The commission met last week...
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...
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.
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...
The burn ban in Stephens County has been lifted, following the recent rain, according to a notice posted on the county’s Facebook page. According to Texas A&M University’s Texas Weather Connection website, Stephens County has an average Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) of 532 today, Sept. 2, with the maximum being 698 in the southwestern portions of the county, and the minimum being 166, mostly in the northern areas. The Texas A&M Forest Service explains that in the 400-600 KBDI range, wildfire intensity begins to increase significantly. Above 600, wildfires will show extreme intensity.
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.