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Fri
20
May

Grand Jury Indicts Davenport for double murder; arson

By Sergeant Yohner

On May 10, 2016 the Robertson County Grand Jury met at the Robertson County Courthouse. After hearing the facts of the case the Grand Jury indicted 45-yearold William Davenport on two counts of Arson, two counts of murder and Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon in regards to the structure fire that took place at approximately 4:00 am at 1514 Sycamore Street in Hearne on January 15, 2016. The victims in that fire were 34 years old Wanda Vinton and 15 years old Cheyenne Vinton. The State Fire Marshal’s.

 

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Fri
13
May

Illegal voting case headed to Grand Jury

By Dennis Phillips

On April 16 the Robertson County News reported on the investigation surrounding illegal voting by former Hearne Councilwoman Joyce Rattler. Rattler, who was recently defeated by Margaret Salvaggio by a tight vote of 393 to 369 this past Saturday, may be facing serious charges for her alleged involvement with the reported voting crime.

 

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Fri
13
May

Working hard to pay their way into cheer camp

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Mumford Mustang Cheerleaders are working hard in order to raise the money they to send themselves to NCA Cheer Camp this summer. The camp is being held at Sam Houston State University and the girls are working hard to earn the money.

 

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Fri
13
May

A mother’s love

By Margaret Salvaggio

Motherhood can be a challenge, but always is a blessing, no matter how many bottles are cleaned or dirty diapers are changed in a day it all comes down to that one moment when a child’s smile can melt her heart. Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed differently all around the world. The American expression was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. She would later denounce the holidays’ commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar.

 

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Fri
06
May

County moves birth and death certificate issuance exclusively to County Clerk’s office

By Melissa Freeman

By approving a resolution that many counties approved some time ago, the Robertson County Commissioners Court voted to centralize the issuance of all birth and death certificates with the County Clerk’s office. Justice of the Peace Keith Folterman (pct. 1) presented the resolution to the Court, explaining that people looking for death certificates often  have to make an extensive investigation because they don’t know whether one of the four JP’s or the County Clerk has the certificate. To centralize issuance and maintain certificates, all  county JP’s must sign a resolution that also has the County Clerk’s approval.

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Fri
06
May

Foster parents needed: information session May 10 at Ama’s Mexican Restaurant

By Melissa Freeman

Robertson County desperately needs foster parents for its children. Currently, if a child is taken from his or her Robertson County home due to parental abuse or neglect, that child may be sent to Brazos County, Burleson County, or counties much farther away. Unless an in-county relative can qualify to take that child, he or she will be taken away from schools, friends, and other relatives because Robertson County has no foster parents on the local child protective services list.

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Fri
06
May

Kids hooked on fishing

The second annual Hearne Fishing Derby was blessed with perfect weather as droves of Robertson County residents filled Eastside Park in Hearne this past Sunday, The Derby opened at 10:00 a.m. for the kids as local fishermen helped teach the youngsters the art of cat fishing, how to cast and bait and catch fish.

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Fri
06
May

Winning $1000 ticket and May Day Queen honored

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Calvert Chamber of Commerce Spring Sidewalk Arts and Craft Festival started at 10:00 a.m. downtown Calvert this past Saturday and was a success. The next day on that Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Karen Wiese Memorial Pavilion in the Virginia Field Park the May Pole Dance with Victorian Music playing for the enjoyment of all the attendees was a sight to see.

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Fri
29
Apr

Crossroads serves up spaghetti

BY Erin Feldman

Tuesday evening, April 19, Crossroads Nursing and Rehabilitation held a Spaghetti Dinner as a thank you to all the volunteers and family members of the residents. Father David from St. Mary’s Catholic Church said a prayer before the dinner of Spaghetti with Meatballs or Chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta, tossed salad and Italian cream cake.

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Fri
29
Apr

2016 CITY AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS MEET THE CANDIDATES

I am Martha Ruiz Castilleja, the oldest of 7 children born to George (the postman) and Josephine Lara Ruiz. I was born and raised in Hearne, Texas and I have lived here my entire life. I am a widow. I was married to my late husband, Alfonso Castilleja, Jr. for 37 years. We have 4 children: Cynthia (Cindy) Castilleja, George (Tony) and wife Amanda Castilleja, James (Jamie) Castilleja, Sr. and Nicholas (NIc) Castilleja. We have 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren (expecting one in September). My name is Rodrick Jackson, Sr. I am 41 years of age. I am the father of 4 children; Shavaria, Rodrick, Jr., Micha and Malique. I have 9 grandchildren. My parents are Joe and Lydia Cooks, Jr. My grandmother, whom is my butterfly, is Lillian Griggs of Calvert, Texas.

 

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