News Stories

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7767 will hold a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the veteran’s memorial in front of the Stephens County Courthouse.

Will Holt defeated Bacel Cantrell in the runoff for Stephens County Sheriff with 1143 votes to 865 votes on Tuesday.

Emma Davis and Karina Cruz garnered the top academic honors in the 2016 graduating class of Breckenridge High School as Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.


Members of the “Punting Pandas” Powder Puff football team pose for a photo after Friday evenings annual Powder Puff football game sponsored by the Breckenridge Junior Forum

There was a lot of excitement and laughs of enjoyment Friday evening at the annual Powder Puff Football game, hosted by the Breckenridge Junior Forum.

Emma Davis, left, and Cade Cornett received the All-Around Senior Athlete Award Thursday evening at the Breckenridge High School Athletic Banquet held at the BISD Athletic and Fine Arts Facility. Both Davis and Cornett also received the Athletic Award, which is given to the athlete with the highest scholastic average.

It was a star-studded night for Breckenridge High School athletes Thursday evening at the annual BHS sports banquet held at the BISD Athletic and Fine Arts Facility.

There’s an old saying that there is no place like home.


Jake Norman Perry, 91 passed away, Thursday, May 19. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Leon River Cowboy Church in Eastland. Interment will follow in Gunsight Cemetery.

Rosa Dyer, 70, died Wednesday, May 18, in Fort Worth.  Funeral Service were held Monday, May 23, in the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.  Interment followed in Caddo Cemetery.

Betty Wiloth, 68, died Thursday, May 19. Graveside service with Rex Boggs officiating was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Gunsight Cemetery.

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