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12
Dec

Perry directs state agencies to screen employees

Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 3 ordered state agencies to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees by using E-Verify, an Internet-based system that allows employers to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Suspected shooter dies in confrontation with police officer

Police responded to reports of gunfire in the capital city’s downtown area around 2 a.m. on Nov. 28. An estimated 100 shots
were fired in about 10 minutes, hitting buildings including the Mexican consulate, police headquarters and the federal court building.
 
Thu
04
Dec

Bad taste and bad form Mrs. Lauten

There are just things that are unwritten in this world, and verbally attacking children is one of them. It is bad form to point a judgmental finger at the children of political figures, especially those in the first family.
 
Thu
27
Nov

Washington D.C. mayor for life dies at 78

By Dennis Phillips
 
Former Mayor of Washington Marion Barry has died. Barry passed away on Sunday and the cause of death is unreleased at this time. Barry was elected four times as Mayor to a city that embraced his work for the “common man” and was named Mayor for life. Barry’s political career was surrounded by controversy, including a 1990 drug sting operation that sent Barry to jail for six months. The FBI and Washington Police Department in a hotel room filmed Barry smoking a crack pipe, but that conviction would not stop the outspoken leader.
 
Thu
27
Nov

Perry, Abbott react to Obama’s announcement on immigration

By Ed Sterling
 
Fri
21
Nov

Spigot is open: Flow of legislative bills, resolutions begins

On Nov. 10, dozens among Texas’ 31 state senatoors and 150 state representatives, including a few members-elect who won’t be sworn for nearly two months, jumped right in and filed legislative bills in advance of the 84th regular session of the
Texas Legislature, which convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 13 
 
Fri
21
Nov

Year around is the season for giving

In my career I have been blessed to met and interact on a community level with many different people. I have met the famous, from Stevie Ray Vaughn, President George Bush and former Gov. Ann Richards, just to drop a name or two, but the
real blessings in my career is when I get to met someone that should be famous, for their deeds and the life story they share with those around them
 
Fri
14
Nov

Abbott, Patrick win top posts as Republicans dominate

Winners in the Nov. 4 general election on the whole proved that incumbency and/ or running as a Republican continue to be assets when Texas voters hit the polls.
 
Fri
14
Nov

Hearne’s growth based in new developments

New developments are now or will soon be taking place along FM485 in Robertson County. The Texas Department of Transportation will be building a new FM485 bridge over the Little Brazos River in 2015. A multi-month detour will direct 
all vehicles around this construction.
 
Fri
24
Oct
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What is Government Transparency?

It is the catch phrase of the local election, it is the catch phrase of the decade — Local Government Transparency.

You have heard that phrase tossed around a lot these days and it is a phrase that has echoed through Robertson County often taking center stage for this election, but what is it, what is a .pdf file, what does transparency mean for Robertson County.

Robertson County is transparent, just not very user friendly. Any record filled in the County or District Clerks offices are available for your inspection. You just have to go to the office and pull the records you want and read them. You can take a picture with your camera phone of the documents or even bring in your laptop and hand-held scanner and scan the documents that you want.

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