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31
Oct
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Sugarloaf Mountain Historical Marker Dedication

Sugarloaf Mountain is located near the confluence of the little river and the Brazos River. The red Sandstone rock was a path for a large Indian group known as the Rancheria Grade De Los Ervipiame. Early American settlers learned of the trails and used then when traveling.

Sugarloaf Mountain was a very important landmark on the old road system. The mountain is recognized by Milam County, the state of Texas, and the National Parks Service as an important landmark.

On Saturday October 26 a dedication was held to present a new marker for the bridge and the mountain.

Jackie Thornton was the mistress of ceremonies and Johnnielyn Brown welcomed the large crowed to the ceremony.

The Gause 4-H students did the posting of the colors and lead the pledges. Kelly-Lee Cooper sang the National Anthem and Rev. Kenneth Byrd gave the invocation.

Geri Burnett did the introductions and Joy Graham gave a brief history of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Thu
31
Oct
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Jamboree to be held November 2 featuring the Sowell Family Pickers

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Robertson County News

Saturday, November 2 is going to be a musical event in New Baden.

The first group to play is the Sowell Family Pickers from Hempstead, Texas. These are one of the most talented group of kids in the country. All of them play many different instruments and are traveling constantly performing at different venues including churches, jamborees, festivals and private functions. They have been to New Baden several times and have been a crowd favorite. We are excited to have them back once again at New Baden.

The second group to perform is Marvin Webb and the New Baden Drifters. Marvin and his group are local musicians from the Franklin and New Baden area and have a excellent variety of old Country Music and have played at New Baden for many years, and is a crowd favorite.

Thu
31
Oct
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Countywide Breast Cancer Awareness gift basket drawing

As most of our readers have noticed this is our Pink Breast Cancer Awareness issue and as part of this we will be hosting a countywide drawing. This drawing is for a basket of gift certificates and goodies from our wonderful advertisers that have participated in our Breast Cancer Awareness issue.

To enter into the drawing all you have to do is visit one or more of the advertisers listed below to register your name. We will be giving away gift certificates from local restaurants, pharmacies, hardware stores, and more.

We will be picking up the registration slips from all businesses on November 11, 2013 and a winner will be drawn and announced in the Robertson County Newspaper on November 14, 2013. The basket is valued at over $200.00 worth of countywide gift certificates.

Please take a look at the list of businesses that advertised in this newspaper.

Thu
24
Oct
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St. Mary’s Fall Festival was a big success

Sunday brought joy and happiness to many who attended the St. Mary’s Fall Festival.

The festival was host to many booth and games for children like fishing and ring toss. There were even booth set up for the adults such as a plant walk.

The festival had a huge play area for the kids. It had a double-sided race bounce house where kids enjoyed running, climbing and sliding all day long.

The festival even had a massive auction where items were donated by the community and auctioned off to raise money for the church.

There was some of the coldest beer and the yummiest BBQ sold. There were even booths that had funnel cakes and snow cones.

Even though there was an auction, there were two small stores set up to help raise money as well.

All in all the St. Mary’s Fall Festival was a big success and all the money raised will be a great help.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Thu
24
Oct
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Pct. 2 Constable officer tracks Robertson County suspects to Bryan

On Oct. 17, Robertson County Constable Benny McRea received a call from a Robertson County employee about a suspected theft. The county worker supplied McRea, who was then on vacation, with the location and description for the vehicle and suspects.

The suspects, according to the county worker had looted valuable scrap metals from a piece of property in Robertson County located on Jack Rabbit and FM 2549 that is littered with scrap metal and old vehicles. The land is family owned with a local overseer.

Thu
24
Oct
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Pct. 2 Constable officer tracks Robertson County suspects to Bryan

On Oct. 17, Robertson County Constable Benny McRea received a call from a Robertson County employee about a suspected theft. The county worker supplied McRea, who was then on vacation, with the location and description for the vehicle and suspects.

The suspects, according to the county worker had looted valuable scrap metals from a piece of property in Robertson County located on Jack Rabbit and FM 2549 that is littered with scrap metal and old vehicles. The land is family owned with a local overseer.

Thu
24
Oct
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Thompson arraigned for murder; pled not guilty

Trae Deandre Thompson, 27, of Hearne was arraigned this past Monday for the Murder of Hank Johnson. Appointed in July, Thompsons attorney Lonnie Gosch filled a motion for a special investigator to look into the 5-year old case. Thompson’s attorney also requested and was granted a bond reduction hearing scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28. Thompson was arraigned and granted a $500,000.00 bond during Monday’s arraignment.

Thompson pleaded not guilty to the charge of Murder and awaits the bond reduction hearing in the Robertson County Jail.

Thompson was indicted on May 14 by the Robertson County Grand Jury. This hearing formally charged Thompson with the murder of Hank Johnson.

Thu
24
Oct
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A Texas Fall Festival fit for a Queen

Calvert’s Fall Festival, a joint effort of the Discover Calvert Merchants Association and the Calvert Chamber of Commerce, was everything a fall festival should be and maybe a little bit more—how many similar fall fests get a visit from Britain’s most famous monarch—Queen Victoria?

Just after the cold front came in on Friday evening, announcing that Fall had come indeed, the barbeque pits were set up in preparation for a long morning of slow cooking. On Saturday, children and their parents woke up to crisp autumn breezes and a long day of family fun, starting with the parade at 9:30. The children’s games and art contest, supported by two local churches and a host of volunteers, produced lots of smiles as face art was applied to kids’ cheeks and kids, in turn, painted pumpkins for Halloween. A barrel train pulled kids around the Chamber lot and between rides; children played games and produced art.

Thu
24
Oct
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A Day in the Life — A Day to Remember

World War II history buffs by the hundreds experienced a unique opportunity to touch, see, hear and feel the world’s greatest armed conflict at Camp Hearne on Saturday. From the roar of a C47 over head to the touch and sound of some of the War’s most famous weapons, Camp Hearne and the Hearne Airport’s Saturday event provided the stuff for an historical feeding frenzy. For aviation lovers, it was a great day to appreciation a much-improved Hearne Municipal Airport and experience some genuine WWII Warbirds.

Thu
24
Oct
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A Day in the Life — A Day to Remember

World War II history buffs by the hundreds experienced a unique opportunity to touch, see, hear and feel the world’s greatest armed conflict at Camp Hearne on Saturday. From the roar of a C47 over head to the touch and sound of some of the War’s most famous weapons, Camp Hearne and the Hearne Airport’s Saturday event provided the stuff for an historical feeding frenzy. For aviation lovers, it was a great day to appreciation a much-improved Hearne Municipal Airport and experience some genuine WWII Warbirds.

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