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Thu
26
Sep
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Double dipping tax not a good idea

In open commissioner’s court, Bremond ISD made a request for a county sheriff’s officer to police the campus as well as special school events, i.e football games, etc. Citing budget shortfalls of the City of Bremond, the ISD is looking for a way to help protect the kids; in other words provide security at Bremond ISD. Normally a city officer could be hired by the ISD to supply security, according to open court, the City of Bremond’s shortfall will effect the city police department.

Here’s the deal. Bremond approached the county to help pay for an officer. The Bremond ISD would pay half of the sheriff’s officer salary, the county would pay the other half. Sounds simple enough, but not when you take a look at it from a tax payers prerspective.

Thu
26
Sep
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Margaret,
Thanks SO much for sending the two issues of Robertson County News.  I’m sending a scan of the “guess who” ad to my Sister, Diane, and Brother, Gary, in San Marcos. 

It still is quite a coincidence it ran the week that Dad passed away.  I’m sure he would have been amused at that.
Also appreciate the “50 years ago” article, which reported my inclusion on the Student Council.  Gee, I guess this November is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.  Hard to believe the time has gone so quickly.

Thu
26
Sep
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Thu
26
Sep
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Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank the Hearne Animal Control Officer, Ben Spiller, for his quick response last Thursday evening.

That evening I encountered a black pitbull in my chicken house. Upon inspection he had killed all of my chickens. The officer found whom the dog belonged to and full restitution was made for my loss.

In the past 10 years I have had seven instances of chickens, pigs, and shetland pony being killed or damaged by pitbull dogs, six times by pitbulls and once by a Doberman.
Five times these dogs have killed or damaged kids show pigs for the county show. They even attacked my granddaughters shetland pony that died from loss of blood.
If those dogs ever get the taste of blood your child may be next.

Adrian A. Richter

Fri
06
Sep
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Letter to the Editor

Thanks to Bobby Sullivan
Bobby Sullivan, a long time Franklin resident who passed away this week, was Camp Hearne’s resident MP—a man who moved to Robertson County because the U. S. Army made him a Military Police Officer.
Bobby, an Oklahoma native, reported to Ft. Sill in January 1943, for MP training.  Soon, he found himself bound for North Africa where he guarded prisoners in Casablanca until his company, MPED 420, loaded up prisoners for transport to New York City, then Trinidad, Colorado. After delivery, his entire unit was moved to Camp Hearne.
From June 1943 to January 1944 Bobby’s unit patrolled Camp Hearne.  That short six months changed his life forever.  He met a local schoolteacher, later married her, and never made it back to Oklahoma.

Sat
31
Aug
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Forever linked in history; past President speaks

Americans for more than 4 decades have been fascinated by the story of the Manson Family. Popular news media continues to cover the life of Charles Manson, even though it has been 40 years since his conviction for the conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca carried out by members of the group known as the Manson Family and at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy’s objective. Manson was sentenced to death on March 29, 1971. With the repeal of California’s death penalty laws, Manson has faced several parole hearings, but at 78 remains behind bars in California’s San Quentin Prison.

This story is not of Manson however, but of one of his beloved family members known as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.

Thu
08
Aug
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FEMA does the right thing

Every now and then, a story breaks across the wire that makes me smile. A month or so ago, FEMA announced their denial of funds for the Texas City of West. I’m sure you recall that the city was rocked by a devastating blast when the West Fertilizer Plant, centrally located within the city, exploded.
Gov. Rick Perry along with other lawmakers filled an official request for funds to help rebuild the devastated city. That request was denied, then, recently that denial has been overturned.
President Barack Obama stood by the residents of West and announced that the federal government would be there for the citizens, and it looks as though FEMA will make good on the Presidents statement.
In an outpouring of letters and editorials, FEMA has reversed its decision and will now offer the needed funds to a grateful city.

Wed
31
Jul
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to RAISE or not to RAISE

Dennis Phillips / Robertson County News

Wed
03
Jul
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50 Years Ago - This week

Working for the Robertson County News has been pleasure beyond belief. I went exploring in the room we all call the “dungeon” and found treasures galore, file cabinets of pictures from the past to present, newspapers back to the 60’s and older. I have found a lost treasure...
The Robertson County News has decided to remove the dust and open the pages once again to bring you, the readers a part of our history from the past, 50 years ago to be exact.  So sit back and relax as we go back in time and let your mind explore the past from July 5, 1963, we bring you the news.

Wed
03
Jul
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Best of the Best of the Best

I don’t really consider the “Best of Robertson County” a contest. By definition it is, however a competition, but I prefer to think of it as a way to promote a lot of local businesses, and give them some positive feedback for all they do for the community.
Business owners get very little recognition, but day in and day out they are at their shops, restaurants or service centers providing for the needs of the people of Robertson County.
Think on it like this, when you need your tire fixed, you say thank you to the local tire company. If you are like me, you needed that tire fixed now, not in a day or two and that is what a local company provides, service.
I’ll give you another example; A few months back I got stuck on the side of the road in a ditch. You may have read that story but had it not been for the response of a local towing company, well, I may have been stuck a long time and I hate getting stuck anywhere.

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