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Letters To The Editor 4/3/14

Letter to the Editor
Senior Photography – Grades 9 – 12
Humor—“A comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.” [Webster]

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Blue Ribbons for remembrance

The Robertson County Children Protective Services Board and Scotty’s House placed 38 ribbons and a banner on the new historic courthouse fence Monday afternoon to remember the 38 child abuse/neglect cases that went before the Robertson County District Court in 2013. That up from most of the previous 10 years, but the state numbers were truly staggering with over 66,000 children placed in jeopardy statewide.

The blue ribbons were placed to remind residents that child abuse is not acceptable in this County. They remind us that several of our County children are now in foster care to keep them safe.

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

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Texas Triple Threat Hair Show comes to the Pridgeon Center

Contestants, models, vendors and friends came from all across this half of Texas—from the D/FW Metroplex to Houston and San Antonio, from East Texas to Killeen--to compete for bragging rights and a cool $1,000 (first prize) in LaTonya Darnell’s Texas Triple Threat Hair Show last Sunday, March 30.

Four contestants with about 10 models apiece descended on Franklin’s Pridgeon Center to provide the main thrust of a multi-faceted event. Also included in the 12 noon to 9:30 pm extravaganza were barber and hair-styling training; a vendors’ market with hair products, purses, and other accessories; food and fun.

After an afternoon and evening of intense competition, Toni Archer of Waco took the 1st place trophy and the big money. In second place was Adrian Thomas-Harvey of Hearne followed by Jackie Daniels of Duncanville, each receiving trophies.

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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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County Election center plans in limbo

The Robertson County Commissioners’ Court experienced “sticker shock” when the panel looked at cost estimates for a new election center that was originally projected to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000. Estimates of the cost of extensive site work have driven the price tag to a projected $535,108 and put the entire project on shaky footing. Unfortunately, the current Election Center is on borrowed property and the lender, First Baptist of Franklin, may soon need its space back.
After approving minutes and an employee bond, the panel turned its attention to election matters, placing the vote canvasses of the recent Democratic and Republic primaries on the County Clerk’s record and approving County contracts with all the cities and school districts holding elections on May 10 (all municipalities and ISD’s except Franklin ISD). It also allowed an election office employee to accrue comp time at time and a half for working on Memorial Day.

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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
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