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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

Thu
27
Feb

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.

Local Report / Robertson County News

Thu
27
Feb

Commissioners tackle Election Center challenges

With the historic courthouse reconstruction completed and the historical jail set to open at the end of March, the Court turned its attention to the proposed Election Center to be constructed a block south of the courthouse square and unanticipated drainage problems the site poses. Without extensive site preparation work, water will flood adjacent and nearby properties whenever it rains, said County Judge Jan Roe. The solution is either do the work to divert the water or build on another site. The court agreed that using another site was not an option. Any other site would be too far away from the courthouse square and other county offices need the use of the conference room the Election Center will provide. Fortunately, said Roe, construction savings reflected in courthouse construction accounts should pay for the additional site work leaving total construction costs within budget.

Thu
27
Feb

Carnegie Library up for Caldwell Country Cares Grant

The Robertson County Carnegie Library has been chosen as a finalist for the Caldwell Country Care $1,000 Grant for the month of February. For the library to receive the grant they have to be the top voted non-profit finalist, but are up against two others.
How to vote:
• Log on to www.kbtx.com
• Go to the KBTX Cares tab
• Find Caldwell Country Cares under the KBTX Cares tab
• Set up a login
• Vote for Robertson County Carnegie Library
You can log back in at any time to watch the voting progress to see who wins.
Voting begins Wednesday, February 25 and ends Friday, February 28.
The library will be having pig day story time on February 28 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. followed by Dr. Seuss’ story time on March 3 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
On March 7 from 3:30 from 4:30 p.m. there will be craft day at the library as well.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Thu
27
Feb

Bremond Public Library receives financial boost at pie event

On Saturday, February 22, the Bremond Public Library held a Pie, Cake, and Cobbler Bake-off and Auction. The event took place at the TSG Warehouse in Bremond and was a huge hit among the community members. All proceeds went to the Bremond Public Library.
The doors opened at 7:00 p.m. to the public with lots of samples to be tried. There were items ranging from a cherry pie, to hummingbird cakes, to apple pies, to even a cheesecake.
There were four awards given out, first through third and an overall.
First place went to Heather McKee who brought Caramel Pecan Cheesecake, second place went to DeAnne LaFarve, who baked a carrot cake, and third place went to Janet Hadley with a Hummingbird cake.
The overall winner went to Natasha Gouge who baked a delicious Apple Crumble Pie.
Judges were Stan Ortner, Kris Swinnea, and Ira Gray.

Thu
20
Feb

Chamber recognizes new restaurant

On Thursday, February 13, Hearne Chamber of Commerce and the community recognized A&M Cajun Soul Restaurant with a ceremonial ribbon cutting signifying the acceptance of the new building.
On this beautiful sunny day Melvin Arbor got to cut a big yellow ribbon in front of the new restaurant surrounded by the Hearne Chamber of Commerce, Robertson County officials, friends, and family.
Arbor and his wife, A’Lana, showed their gratitude to the Chamber of Commerce and other participants by serving Boudain balls and red beans and rice for everyone to enjoy.

Thu
20
Feb

City of Hearne receives favorable audit report

During its Tuesday night meeting, the Hearne City Council learned it had an “unqualified” or “clean” auditor’s report, meaning its auditor, the firm of Seidel, Schroeder, and Co. found no notable problems with either its bank balances or its financial practices. Though the City paid out over 11 million last year, it took in over a million more through a variety of sources of income including utilities, taxes, grants, fines and fees for services, and 4A, 4B, and Hotel/Motel Taxes (HOT funds). The HOT funds were in the red but other sources of income made up for that deficit.
The firm’s representative did point out a few problems but also noted that the city had its own fail-safe methods in place to “mitigate” those problems. For example, it has no clerk to check in and out city materials and machinery but it does have those items in a locked facility with police surveillance.

Thu
20
Feb

Remembering Tillie Hedrick

In complex times like ours, we can’t make it through a day without the work of experts in a host of fields—car experts, computer experts, education experts, medical experts, spiritual experts—but in our specialized world, one area of expertise seems to be fading away. We don’t seem to have many experts in making life good. We lost another one Saturday night.
Tillie Hedrick, like her husband Joe before her, was an expert in making life exceptionally good.

Thu
13
Feb

Sanderson Farms earned award

The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD) awarded the “Industrial Groundwater Conservationist of the Year” award to Sanderson Farms, Inc. Brazos Processing Plant at a ceremony held prior to the February 11 Bryan City Council meeting. The award honors industrial entities that strive to reduce the impact of their groundwater use on District aquifers.
Sanderson Farms management and employees began a serious commitment in 2008 to more efficiently manage their poultry processing plant located just west of FM 2818, while protecting the vital resources and minimizing their impact on the environment. The company focused on water conservation and the implementation of new technology that would reduce the dependence on groundwater.

Thu
06
Feb

Special gift for Jill Hightower

The Praying Piecers, a local quilt guild led by Peggy Cooper, presented a wonderful gift to Mrs. Jill Hightower and her family Monday morning at the Franklin Methodist Church Activity Building. It was a quilt made from clothing once worn by her two sons, Justin and Patrick, which she lost this past summer. Mrs. Hightower’s granddaughter Ryan noticed that the way the ladies joined the fabrics was like Justin & Patrick were holding each other and that brought the family even greater comfort than they imagined.
Spurred by their personal tragedy, the Hightower family has formed a non-profit organization called the N.O.W. Foundation to help dysfunctional families overcome addiction and facilitate change by offering education and support. N.O.W. comes from the motto “Not an Option to Wait”.

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