Area this week: Friday's recap
Homecoming week has come and gone in Breckenridge, with the festivities capping off tonight in the football game against Dublin. The festivities included dress-up days at the schools, a parade and pep rallies on Friday. Those pep rallies included one for the high school at 10 a.m. and one at East Elementary at 1:15. Tonight the town will also learn who King and Queen are. Regarding the parade, the winning floats were:
First — Little Bucks Cheerleaders
Second — Wee School
Third — Chelsi Hodges Miles and the girls with the ponies
Gas prices in Texas have fallen a little more than a cent per gallon this week, averaging $2.59 per gallon as of Sunday, Sept. 23. Gas prices at this time of year have fluctuated over the past few years in Texas, ranging anywhere from $1.93 (2016) to $3.21 (2013) for the week of Sept. 24, according to GasBuddy.
Nationally, gas prices have fallen a little less than a cent per gallon, and is at $2.83 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. At this time last year, gas prices were more than 15 cents lower. Compared with last month, gas prices are about 1.4 cents lower per gallon.
County Commissioners meet
The county commissioners met Monday and voted to keep the burn ban off for the next two weeks. They also voted to keep the 2019 Constable and Sheriff’s Office fees at the same rate they were the previous fiscal year. These fees apply when the office serves civil paperwork, such as serving papers to notify someone they are being sued. The commissioners meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Their next meeting will be Oct. 8.
Perry and Lang
Texas Sen. Charles Perry and Rep. Mike Lang visited Breckenridge Wednesday and held a town hall. A variety of local officials showed up, as well as some residents. The hall covered a variety of topics, such as CPS reform, school safety and education, property tax reform and the politics of Texas and the nation. Lang is running unopposed this year.
Football game tonight
The Buckaroos will face the Dublin Lions tonight in Breckenridge. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The Bucks currently sit at 2-2 while Dublin is 4-0. The Bucks have struggled offensively as of late, putting up 36 points in the past three games combined. Last season, Dublin visited Breckenridge for homecoming and won 27-24. Coach Hubble said in his coach show this week the loss has been in the back of his mind. Next week the Bucks will have their bye.
Volleyball game Saturday
The Lady Bucks varsity volleyball snapped their win drought this week with a district-win against Millsap. The win came in four sets, which they won three of. This Saturday, the Lady Bucks will face Boyd, who has winning records in both district and record overall. This upcoming game is out-of-district for both teams.
A Breckenridge man was killed in a one-vehicle car crash Tuesday evening, after he collided with a concrete barrier and the vehicle caught fire while traveling east on Interstate 40. James Jenson, 36, was driving an 18-wheeler towing a semi-trailer. According to a press release from officials, Jenson swerved off the road into the south barrow ditch for reasons unknown. The road was dry and the vehicle was destroyed. The investigation is ongoing.
Tax Reform 2.0
U.S. Rep Jodey Arrington backed a package of tax bills in the House of Representatives this week. The package of bills includes three separate bills and would make the tax cuts made from last year’s tax bill permanent. Initially, those tax cuts were supposed to expire after 2025. Other key components of the reform include doubling the Child Tax credit, a Paid Family Leave tax credit and a doubled exemption from the Death Tax, according to a press release from officials.