Over the past two weeks, Stephens County has seen a large spike in COVID-19 cases. The county has 54 new cases, an active case count of 5.76 per 1,000 people, 405 total confirmed cases, 227 total probable cases and, 19 deaths.
Candidates filing for Places 3 and 4 for the 2021 Breckenridge City election will have until Friday, February 12 to file for candidacy.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $783.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 2.6 percent more than in January 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly.
There is a sizable remnant left for observers to visibly see that the Swenson family settled in Stephens County in 1879. After beginning with sheep and then going to raising cattle, the senior Swenson embarked on building a stately, three-story mansion of substantial size, which still stands to this day. Go east of Breckenridge to the rest stop and take CR #102 south about two and a half miles on a gravel road. On the right side of the road, you will see the large Swenson mansion with a wide porch and green roof, but needing a paint job. Inside, it has wide hallways, large rooms and a grand staircase. It is not open to the public because it is currently occupied. The house was built in 1911-12, by the senior Swenson, Peter, for his wife Christina Torstenson Swenson and children, Selmar Torvald, Nellie Bergenia, Clara Josephine and Alma Bennett Cecilia. Also, Peter’s brother, Nelse, had joined them in Stephens County.
Quiet. I find it at my house at about 1:30 a.m. Everyone is in bed except for me, but I am usually winding down by then. The cars are nonexistent on the highway. The animals are asleep and the last feeding of the four bottle goats was at 11 p.m.