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  • Colleen Townsley - 05/20/2015 09:48 AM CDT
    Breck named state's third-safest city

    05/20/2015 09:43 AM CDT
    According to the website www.niche.com, Breckenridge is the third-safest city in the state of Texas.Breckenridge ranked behind first-place Diboll, located in East Texas and second-ranked Muleshoe, located in the western portion of the Panhandle. 
    I Solemnly Swear
    05/20/2015 09:40 AM CDT - Newly-elected Breckenridge ISD Board members Graham Reaugh and Thomas Tennison were officially sworn in at a special meeting Wednesday at the BISD Administration Building. Read more...

    05/20/2015 09:39 AM CDT - High school graduates around the state of Texas breathed a small sigh of relief after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 149 into an immediate law on Monday. Read more...

    Local churches to set up Community Connection June 8-10
    05/20/2015 09:36 AM CDT - A group of local churches will host Community Connection from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday June 8-10, at the Trade Days Barn No. 1, located at the Breckenridge City Park. Read more...

    County making progress on CETRZ grant
    05/20/2015 09:35 AM CDT - TxDOT representatives addressed Stephens County Commissioners on the progress of their CETRZ grant status at Monday's regular meeting.TxDOT Construction records Auditor Tonya Shaw and TxDOT Director of Construction Eric Lykins updated Commissioners on the progress of submitting their road construction projects in accordance with the CETRZ grant, which is conducted through TxDOT. Read more...

    Man dies in motorcycle accident on 67
    05/20/2015 09:33 AM CDT - A man was killed in a one-vehicle crash May 3 on State Highway 67.Steven Paul Jackson, 61, of Whitewright, was involved in a crash when his 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle left the roadway while driving 13 miles south of Breckenridge on Highway 67. Read more...

    Bids awarded for monofill, walking trail
    05/20/2015 09:32 AM CDT - The Breckenridge City Commission took action to continue the phase to rid the community of junk houses at Tuesday's regular meeting.The Commission awarded a $23,250 bid to J&J Electric to build a second monofill to continue the city's project of eradicating old junk houses and properties that are delinquent on taxes. Read more...

    (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
    Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Full Story
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    Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'

    CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. Full Story
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    Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

    Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.