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Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson 51 passed away Sunday March 16, 2014 at Huntsville memorial hospital visitation was from 1 - 6 p.m. Friday March 21, 2014 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

A celebration of Christopher’s life was held at 1:00 p.m. March 22, 2014, at New Elam Baptist church, Derron Robinson officiated.

Christopher Johnson was born June 19, 1962 to Richards L. Johnson, Sr. and Josephine Roach Johnson in Robertson County, Texas.

He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and united with the New Elam Missionary Baptist Church under the tutelage of Rev. O. W. Mack. Chris was a part of the Usher ministry while at New Elam. He later joined the Cathedral of Faith Church in Beaumont, Texas under Rev. Delbert Allen Mack Sr. and attended services in Houston, Texas.

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Crime of the week

Robertson County Crime Stoppers and Bremond Police Department needs your help in solving a BURGLARY OF A HABITATION that occurred on Burnett St, Bremond, Texas. The residence was broken into between the hours of 430am and 1030am, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
The actor(s) entered in to the residence by breaking a window. The following items were taken from the residence, a Remington 1100 12-gauge shotgun, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and a Nintendo WII 2. The total value of the items take is approximately $900.00.
If you or someone you know has information please call Crime Stoppers at (800) 299-0191, this information could be worth up to $1000.00. You may also text your tip by texting your tip and this codeword RCTIP to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637). You will remain anonymous and will not have to give your name or your phone number.

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Robertson County Grand Jury Report

Indictments handed down by the Grand Jury on Friday, March21, 2014
Danny Guzman, of Hearne, was indicted with possession of a controlled substance – cocaine – less than One Gram.
James Leo Welvaert, of Hearne, was indicted with theft of metal.
Clarence Dunn, III. , of Hearne, was indicted with continuous violence against the family.
Krystal Kay Wells, of Bryan, was indicted with theft of property $1500.00-$20,000.00.
Carmen Munoz-Licea, of Hearne, was indicted with possession of a controlled substance – cocaine – more than one gram but less than four grams.
Ruby Valdez, of Hearne, was indicted with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine – less than one gram.
Edward Jerome Peterson, of Hearne, was indicted with tamper/fabricate physical evidence.
Dexter Elaine Brown, of Hearne, was indicted with theft of cattle.
Ralph Deandre Ballard, of Calvert, was indicted with theft of cattle.

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Robertson County Arrest Report

Robertson County Arrest Report
Recent arrests by various law enforcement agencies in Robertson County.
• Godfrey, Kevin Aundrell of College Station was arrested on a bench warrant by RCSO.
• Brock Jr., Jerry Lee of Franklin was arrested and charged with probation violation and a second DWI by RCSO.
• Carter, Diaz Ramon of Atlanta was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces by RCSO.
• Schendt, Zachery of McKinney was arrested and held for a warrant from Collin County by the Pct. 4 Constable.
• Meece, Ryan Nash of Sugarland was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams, forgery of a financial instrument, evading arrest on foot, vehicular evading arrest, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz. by HPD.
• Hoffman, Donald Neal of Franklin was arrested on a hold from Caldwell Count by RCSO.

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Spring break crowds go on Safari

Ever thought of Robertson County as a major tourist destination? Probably not. But it may have achieved that distinction over Spring Break as thousands of people drove through the Franklin Safari. Hard to believe? Owner Jason Clay does not have the final numbers but he thinks as many as 8,000 made the trek. What started out as a trickle a year and a half ago has become a flood. So why did people from Bryan/College Station, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and even as far away as Pennsylvania decide to make Robertson County their destination? It’s not the beach, after all.
Jason gives a lot of the credit to a SuddenLink advertisement. SuddenLink shot the video and placed the ad next to programs it televises like Animal Planet and others of that ilk. It seems to have paid off. On Tuesday afternoon, cars were lined up from the entrance all the way out to Hwy. 79.

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City of Hearne enters into lower electricity rate deal

Dennis Phillips
Robertson County News


Miss Juarez-Perez competes for Miss Teen Texas

Miss Genie Juarez-Perez, age 16, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held on June 15-16, 2014 at the beautiful Royal Sonesta in Houston, Tx. The pageant is held for girls ages 16 through 18.
The newly crowned Miss Teen Texas will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. She has the chance to represent the great state of Texas for the entire year. She will also tour Hollywood and walk away with a modeling scholarship.
Pageants are held for girls ages four to eighteen, in five different age groups. Contestants will compete in 4 overall categories including Formal Wear Modeling, Personal Introduction, Interview and Community Service Project. National American Miss also offers optional contests such as the Top Model Search, Talent, Actress, and so much more.


Roe, Ellison to face off in November

With the votes tallied, there will be no need for a runoff in the county’s top spot this year. Incumbant County Judge Jan Roe (DEM) finished with 61.13% (1,184) of the vote over Bobby Jeff Nickelson (DEM) with 38.87% (753). County Judge hopeful Charles Ellison (REP) secured 61.90% (780) over Mark Burrow (REP) with 38.10% (480). Roe and Ellison will now begin working on campaign strategy for the general election in November 2014.
Justice of the Peace Precint 3 will see a runoff between Melanie Green (REP) with 48.23% (252) against Ray Mathews (REP with 22.46% (117). A candidate needed 51% of the vote to avoid the runoff election this May. The winner will face Jana Foreman (DEM) who ran unoposed in this primary election.
Running unopposed for County Commissioner Pct. 2, incumbant Donald Threadgill (DEM) garnered 100% of the vote with 222 votes casts.


2014 Robertson County Primary Election Results

Robertson County 2014 March Primaries
March 4, 2014
Registered Voters: 11,117
Ballots Cast: 3,392
Voter Turnout: 30.51 %

Republican Party
United States Senator (Vote For 1)
Dwayne Stovall (REP) 11.68% 148
John Cornyn (REP) 57.06% 723
Chris Mapp (REP) 1.10% 14
Reid Reasor (REP) 1.97% 25
Steve Stockman (REP) 23.91% 303
Ken Cope (REP) 1.89% 24
Curt Cleaver (REP) 0.24% 3
Linda Vega (REP) 2.13% 27
Total Cast Votes 1,267

United States Representative, Dist 17 (Vote For 1)
Bill Flores (REP) 100.00% 1,082
Total Cast Votes 1,082

Governor (Vote For 1)
Miriam Martinez (REP) 0.99% 13
SECEDE Kilgore (REP) 1.37% 18
Lisa Fritsch (REP) 3.43% 45
Greg Abbott (REP) 94.21% 1,236
Total Cast Votes 1,312


Golden wins calf scramble

A calf scramble was held February 16 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
4-H and FFA youth competed for $800 certificates to purchase breeding animals to exhibit in the 2015 San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. Twelve certificates were awarded to those who caught a calf.
William Golden, Jr. of Calvert, Texas, was one such winner. William is not only an active member of the Calvert FFA chapter but, he is also involved in 4-H, NHS, student council and participates in football, basketball and track. William hopes to use the certificate he won to purchase a breeding gilt for the 2015 Stock Show.
The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is “A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” In pursuit of its mission, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed more than $134 million to youth education since 1984 and $11.1 million in 2013.

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