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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.

Mon
21
Oct
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Escapee sought by Hearn PD - UPDATED

UPDATE: This escapee has been captured. He turned himself in at the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.

According to Chief Thomas Williams of the Hearne Police Department, Phillip Robinson escaped from the Hearne Police Department at approximately 11:20 p.m. on October 19.

Robison escaped while in custody and is described as a 19-year old black male with a dark complexion. Robinson was being held on Criminal Mischief charges which is a parole violation and resisting arrest.

Robinson is 5'11 and around 155 pounds.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Phillip Robinson should contact the Hearne Police Department at 979-279-5333. Do not try to apprehend this fugitive.

Wed
16
Oct
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County begins the new fiscal year

The Robertson County Commissioners’ Court opened the 2013-2014 fiscal year with a long list of decisions to make; committees were set up and contracts affirmed. The Court approved the addition of a voter ID center in the County Election Office, and with the historic courthouse and jail nearing completion, the Court it looked toward a December date when citizens will be invited to see their new/old 1880s Courthouse.
Shortly after beginning deliberations at 2 pm on Monday, the court approved County Clerk collections of $36,447.34 and tax collections for August 2013 of $43,106.13.

Wed
16
Oct
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JFK assassination anniversary event scheduled for Oct. 26

Bremond Historical Museum would like to invite everyone out the JFK Assassination 50 year anniversary.
This special event will be at the Bremond Historical Museum on October 26.
Phyllis Hall, a nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the time, will be the guest speaker and relive the events that occurred that monumental day.
There are tickets available for the 11:oo a.m. lunch session for $10 and for the 2:00 p.m. refreshment session for $7. Students can get in for $3 during the afternoon session.
For tickets call (254) 746-5008 or (254) 746-7771.

Suezan Hoskins / Robertson County News

Wed
16
Oct
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Sheriff’s officers on call at Bremond football games

It is the responsibility of every school district in the state of Texas to keep kids safe. However, according to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) it is not required. Both agencies have left the decisions of how to provide school security for events up to the local school boards and in the hands of Superintendents.
Standard practice seems to be that a school district will hire off-duty law enforcement officers, security gaurds or constables to patrol and provide security for scheduled ISD events. Athletic events as well as many other types of gatherings; science fairs to band recitals often find off-duty police amoung the crowd.

Wed
16
Oct
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Local students learn fire safety

On Thursday October 10 the Calvert VFD partnered with Calvert Elementary school to present “Don’t Fear Firefighters in Gear” to grades Pre-K through 5.  
Fire Prevention week was October 6-12.  The main focus this year was to not fear firefighters when they are in all their gear because they are there to rescue and help people.  
Topics that were also talked about were what to do, what they needed to know when calling 9-1-1, and the infamous Stop-Drop-Roll if your clothing catches fire.
The students were sent home with packets from the Fire Department that included activity books, fire prevention pamphlets, pencils, erasers, and many more goodies.
After it was all said and done the presentation was a success.

Local Report / Robertson County News

Thu
10
Oct
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A great day for pie in Wheelock

Despite the early morning heat Pioneer Days did not melt. The event started off bright and early with a bang, literally. There were some re-enactors there to perform a bit for the crowd.
Many businesses and families had set up booths to sell some items. There was a cakewalk, and even a dunking booth.
The children had their own area to have fun, which included a big slide, a bounce house, and a train ride around the event.
Franklin Safari had a petting zoo set up for kids to play with the animals.
There was a great concession stand that served food like hotdogs and BBQ sandwiches, along with ice cold beverages.
Inside the Wheelock Civic Center was an auction and out front of the building was a small car show.

Suezan Hoskins / Robertson County News

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