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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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Public Service Announcement

Fri
06
Sep
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Jamboree is this Saturday

The New Baden Jamboree has been swinging fine Texas music since 1954 and is always on the first Saturday of each month. This Saturday September 7 is going to be a super musical event.
The first group to perform is The Seale Family Bluegrass Band. If you like Bluegrass and Country music you have to hear this band. This is their first time as a group to play at New Baden. The fiddle player and banjo player have won every kind of music contest they have entered.
The second group to play is another new band to New Baden called Diamond Plate from Hearne, Texas. Dennis Phillips of the Robertson County News performs with this group. They have several CDs out and play a variety of good music.
The third group to play is Rim Shot with Jerry Williams, Roy Pilgrim, Mike Holt, and Eric Mathis. These guys have been together for many years and are a New Baden favorite.

Fri
06
Sep
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Red Hatters “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

Once a day each month in Calvert, there is a party with ‘Puttin on the Ritz’, Red Hatters. All women of all ages are invited.  If you are under 50 you wear pink, over 50 you wear purple and red.  Everyone is invited to join.  You do not have to go to every party but when you have attended one of these fun days you will want to attend each month.
On August 15, they had lunch at Cindi B’s new cafe.
Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken salad, and peach cobbler served in a ice cream cone were just some of the delicious foods that were offered with a smile. 
The door prize was given to Olivia Washburn.
After lunch a few members drove to Bryan to enjoy a movie and eat popcorn.
If you would like to join in the fun, let a Red Hatter know.

Local Report / Robertson County News

Fri
06
Sep
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The 411 on 911

On July 22, Chris Lamb, Chief of EMS and Director of Operations proposed new software to improve dispatching services for Robertson County. The goal was to implement new software but Lamb got more than he bargained for. “I just want to go back to taking care of the people of Robertson County,” said Lamb in open court, “I don’t care about all the politics. I’m spending more time dealing with the rumors than helping people.”
Lamb was just one of many that had had their fill of rumors that swelled throughout the county regarding a possible consolidation of 911 services.
Judge Jan Roe addressed the court to outline what had transpired over the previous 30+ days regarding the Sheriff’s office, 911 dispatching and to quell any rumors. This would be the third time the Judge told the same story, in open court.
Judge Jan Roe’s idea:
1. Buy the new 911 dispatch software.

Fri
06
Sep
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Standoff ends; suspects still on the run

According to Sheriff Gerald Yezak, three suspects were identified by Hearne PD at the Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy. 6 in Hearne just past 10:30 p.m. this past Monday night.
According to Hearne PD, at least one of the suspects was identified as having felony warrants and the possibility of armed and dangerous. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver with the warrants kept driving leading the Hearne PD on a high speed chase to a residential neighborhood in Calvert. It is believed that the key suspect is wanted for the August 16 armed robbery of the Texas Bank and Trust branch at Highway 21 in Bryan.
The driver and two passengers ditched the vehicle in the front yard of a residential home on Cottonwood Street.
According the Hearne PD, one suspect was captured and later released, believed to be a passenger in the vehicle. It was believed at the time that the remaining to suspects hid in the home as police surrounded the residents.

Sat
31
Aug
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Yard of the Month

Melissa Freeman / Robertson County News

Don Coleman standing behind the feature he created. That is one of the reasons Dona and Debra received yard of the month for August by the Green Thumb Garden Club.

Sat
31
Aug
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Commissioners retain burn ban, approve tower clock, and return to budget challenges

The Robertson County Commissioners took a brief break from budget discussions to handle routine business items Monday afternoon.  It began the session with a public hearing over the District and County Court’s continuing efforts to scan and maintain all of their records going back to the 1800’s in digital format.  When no one responded to Judge Jan Roe’s request for questions or comments, the hearing closed and, 10 minutes later, the regular session began.  

The court recorded office revenues of over $38,600 for the County Clerk’s office, and $13,848.20 for the District Clerk’s office. The panel also agreed to allow the District Clerk to raise filing fees from $5 to $10 per archive filing.  It approved a tax refund for a resident who had overpaid and agreed to hold a referendum during the May election cycle over the proposal to build a new jail.

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