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Thu
03
Oct
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Annual calendar is in the works

It’s the time of year again when Robertson County News puts together their annual pet calendar.
We are accepting entries for the pets that will be in the contest to be in the calendar. Last year we just had dogs and cats but this year we would like people to put in their bunnies, fish, hamsters, turtles, or any other kind of pet a long with dogs and cats.
Past winners can resubmit their pets, but we ask that each animal be in a individual photo.
There are four ways to submit your pet; you can email you pet to [email protected] with a subject line saying Pet Calendar Submission, you can hand deliver a picture to the news office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., you can mail you picture to Robertson County News 120 W. Third Street Hearne, Texas 77859, or you can submit your pet’s photo to us on our Facebook event page called Robertson County Pet Calendar Submission.

Thu
03
Oct
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National Night Out is a hit with local famillies

The Hearne and Calvert National Night Out’s were huge success. Many people showed up to get to know their community and have fun while doing it.
The Hearne event had many activities for children such as sack races, ring toss, disk drop, and beanbag toss. There were booths set up but other members of the community as well.
First Star Bank had a table set up with bags of popcorn, the Zero Tolerance group also set up a table with a popcorn machine and a bag-o board for children to enjoy.
Hot dogs were provided by Sonic and the Hearne Police Department gave away goodie bags in a drawing for all the kids.
The Calvert Event provided activities such as a water-slide, a coloring station, and a fire education station for kids to enjoy.
The Calvert Fire Department provided all the hotdogs and popcorn. There was a lot of time for greeting and getting to know all the emergency responders.

Thu
03
Oct
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County closes out eventful year: continues to permit outside burning

In a brief meeting on Friday, the Commissioners’ Court closed out its business for fiscal year 2012-2013 by approving some final adjustments to the old budget. The panel opted not to re-instate the burn ban in hopes for rain that did, indeed, fall over the weekend.
The Court approved the construction of a pipeline under Mt. Vernon Rd. in Precinct 1 and approved a short invoice listing. Beginning Tuesday, October 1, the County will begin operating on the 2013-2014 leaner budget. Judge Jan Roe has invited those with questions to contact county government officials if they have questions over the new budget or the tax rate.

Thu
26
Sep
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Atmos Energy donates to Calvert Fire Department

As a token of its appreciation to volunteer firefighters and their service to the community, Atmos Energy has donated $500 to the Calvert Volunteer Fire Department general fund on September 24.

“Our partnership with firefighters is invaluable as it relates to public safety,” said Chace Murphy, manager of public affairs for Atmos Energy. “Many times we cannot effectively do our job without their assistance and this donation is an effort to show how much we appreciate the relationship we have with the fire department.”

Along with the monetary contribution, Atmos Energy also donated numerous brochures and pamphlets for the fire department to distribute to the community. The materials cover a range of topics including: safe digging practices, what to do if you smell natural gas, and energy efficiency.

Atmos Energy provides natural gas service to approximately 400 customers in the city of Calvert.

Thu
26
Sep
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National Night Out

National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity.
National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. The night consists of not only getting to know your neighbors, but games and free food.

The Hearne Police Department would like to invite everyone out on October 1 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where the community is invited to have fun while meeting the protectors of the city. For more information you can call the police department at (979) 279-5333.

Thu
26
Sep
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Local Teacher Honored

Local Report / Robertson County
HONOR — Verna Nelson teacher at Hearne ISD was honored on September 05, 2013 at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas for their celebration of 2013 Women of Distinction.

Thu
26
Sep
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Target a county official on October 5 at Pioneer Days

Tired of your washboard road?  Frustrated over a ticket you received from a constable?  Revenge for a good cause may be just around the corner. For a donation of any size, you can “weigh in” to see a pie in the face of a county official. Come to Pioneer Days at the Wheelock Community Center on FM 46 from 9 to 11 am and cast your vote with your cash.

Thu
26
Sep
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Rodeo gallops into Hearne

The Glover Rodeo was a huge success. The parade was Saturday morning and the rodeo events lasted all through the evening. They supplied a lot of yummy food and very friendly staff.

The rodeo is an older event and is well respected among the community.

Glover’s Rodeo started in 1982 and has always been held on the 3rd Saturday in the month of September. The Rodeo was originally held in Madisonville, Texas, home to the Glover family. The spirit of togetherness, the love for family, is the foundation that Melvin Glover pioneered Glover’s Rodeo. It provides the opportunity for the local community as well as out-of-towners to come together not only for a good time; it carries on the tradition and sport of the Rodeo.

More importantly it allows you to escape every day life and just celebrate for whatever you feel needs to be celebrated.

Wed
18
Sep
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Alleged murderer indicted one year later

Kevin Aundrell Godfrey, 18, of Hearne has been indicted by the Robertson County Grand Jury for the Capital Murder of Charles Workman, 63. In a statement from the Robertson County District Attorney’s office, evidence was presented to the Grand Jury on Tuesday, September 10.
The announcement came as an addition to last week’s regularly scheduled Grand Jury report. Godfrey was left out of the original report so that he could be officially arrested on the charge of capital murder. according to Robertson County DA/CA Coty Siegert.
Workman was found dead in his Hearne home with a gunshot wound to his head. Workman was allegedly murdered on or around September 10, 2012.
Godfrey, currently detained in Brazos County faces arson charges. Investigators believe that Godfrey set fire to Workman’s white 2000 Jaguar the day before Workman’s body was discovered.

Fri
06
Sep
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