News

Fri
10
Apr

Life Saving award to be presented to HPD Officer Murphy

by Sgt. Randall Barrow
Robertson County News
On March 28th, 2015 at approximately 8:30pm, Robertson County EMS received a call for service at Eastside Apartments located at 1102 S. Riley St. in reference to a three year old child choking. Officer Murphy with Hearne Police Department arrived at the Police Department ready for duty approximately thirty minutes before his shift began, heard the EMS call and took it upon himself to respond to assist. Upon arrival, Officer Murphy observed a frantic mother carrying her child who appeared blue in the face. Officer Murphy took the child and began giving the child “back blows”. After the third blow the obstruction was cleared and the child began crying and gasping for air. The object the child was choking on was identified as a piece of hard candy.
Fri
10
Apr

RCFA receives donation

Jeff Stanton of Fortson Oil Company presenting a $1500 check to the RCFA for our Annual Scholarship Fund Drive. Fortson has made a direct contribution to the RCFA’s Scholarship fund each of the past 6 years.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Fri
10
Apr

No quorum, altered agenda, Hearne council heats up

by Dennis Phillips
Publisher
Robertson County News Business as usual has taken on a new meaning when talking about the Hearne City Council. The regularly called meeting for this past Tuesday, scheduled to begin at 5:30 failed to do so when a no quorum was called due to the absence of Mayor Ruben Gomez and Councilperson Michael Werlinger. Officially Lashaunda White appeared but do to a medical situation that arose just minutes before the meetings scheduled start was escorted out of the building. This left only Councilpersons Joyce Rattler and Hazel Embra present along with every media outlet in the area present to do nothing more than stare at each other.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Fri
10
Apr

UIL hands down public reprimand to Calvert ISD

by Dennis Phillips
Publisher
Robertson County News The University Interscholastic League handed down a public reprimand along with three years probation to Calvert ISD and specifically Athletic Director Marcus Wortham. The probationary measures comes from the failure to sub, it student eligibility forms in a timely manner. Worthem himself was sighted for failure to complete the UIL rules compliance program for the basketball season. Though Worthem did complete the rules test, he did not complete the test in a UIL timely manner. Only coaches associated with a sport need take the compliance program. A basketball coach that did not coach track would not have to take the track compliance, however as Athletic Director a coach is required to complete the rules compliance program for every sport.
Fri
03
Apr

Beauty comes to Calvert

On April 9, Calvert is getting a free load of good dirt, donated by Razzmatazz Boutique, along with plastic containers, brick, and rock, delivered to repair and fill neglected planters on Main Street in Calvert. 
 
Fri
03
Apr

Second annual Visual Arts Gala deemed a success

For the second year in a row a Visual Arts Gala was held at the Art Show at the Robertson County Fair on Thursday, March
26, 2015. Teams of Volunteers helped install the show for judging earlier in the week and the result was a rainbow of ribbons.
 
Fri
03
Apr

Cakes, cookies and all things sweet

On Friday, March 20, even thought the weather was destined for showers there were members of the Endtime  vangelistic
Pentecostal Church from Bryan, Texas having a bake sale in front of Prosperity Bank with their home baked goodies to raise money for Bishop McWilliams and his wife for the Pastor and wife Appreciation Celebration. All items were sold right before
the rain started and they were pleased with the outcome
 
Fri
03
Apr

Wheelock VFD adds military truck from Texas A&M Forest Service to fleet

Wheelock Volunteer Fire Department now has a converted military truck to protect its community from fire and related hazards thanks to the DoD Firefighter Property Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service. The program provides excess military equipment to fire departments and emergency service providers and is managed nationally by USDA Forest Service.
 
Fri
27
Mar

Commissioners’ approve El Camino Real route

Monday’s regular Commissioners’ Court session took an unusual turn as commissioners heard arguments for two possible routes for the historically significant El Camino Real, the “Royal” Spanish road that opened up the southwest to pioneer exploration and expansion.
 
Fri
27
Mar

From then to now at the fair

As we celebrate this year, the 50th anniversary of the Robertson County Fair, we should reflect on its history and how this  organization was shaped into the fair that we have come to know today. Several years ago Calvert and Hearne had separate livestock shows in their own towns. Around 1965 an idea was brought about for there to be a single Robertson County Junior Livestock Show and Auction in which all members of the county could participate. 
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News