While severe winter storms brought in snow, freezing rain and bitter temperatures it brought most of Texas to a halt. According to the United States Postal Service website the Texas mail processing plants temporarily suspended mail processing operations due to power outages. As a result, all delivery offices were shutdown on last Tuesday. US Post Office vehicles in Breckenridge remained parked for the duration of the 2021 Snow Storm for nearly four days. Photo by Jean Hayworth
The Texas Department of Transportation is offering an opportunity to comment on a proposed project to improve a portion of FM 3099 and its intersection with US highway 180. Project limits include a portion of FM 3099, from Northglen Road to 0.2 miles south of US 180 in Breckenridge, along with the intersection at US 180 in Stephens County, Texas. The public may provide comments to TxDOT through March 24 as part of the environmental review process for this project. The purpose of the 0.826-mile project is to improve safety at this intersection.
While the state of Texas experienced 0.7 percent increase in local sales tax allocations for February, Breckenridge can celebrate another month after exceeding last year’s dollars by 16.88%.
Texas gas prices have risen 11.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 stations in Texas. Gas prices in Texas are 21.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 13.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Abilene – Local Better Business Bureau CEO John Riggins warns residents and businesses that scam artists are likely to be active and possibly defrauding victims with new schemes.