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Fri
01
Apr

Ingram guilty of manslaughter

by Dennis Phillips
 
The Brenda Ingram trial for murder concluded on Tuesday with a unanimous jury convicting Ingram of Manslaughter. The jury deliberated for 2:45 minutes before returning the lesser charge. Ingram, facing murder, was judged to be guilty of killing her husband Holton Ingram Jr. on March 5, 2015. “It is what our system is formed behind. A jury of 12 decided and I have faith in our system,” Said District Judge Robert Stem. Stem presided over the case that lasted just seven days.
 
Fri
01
Apr

Crowning of the new 2016 RCFA Queen

by Margaret Salvaggio
 
As the day started, the excitement was growing because by the end of the day one of the eighteen young ladies would be picked the 2016 Robertson County Fair Association Queen. Saturday, March 26 would be a day in their lives that they would remember for a long time. The day they all had been waiting for.
 
Fri
25
Mar

Celebrating Texas Independence

By Margaret Salvaggio

The celebration was this past weekend in Wheelock, Texas at the Cavitt House, the house that Ann Cavitt, the widow of Andrew Cavitt, had built by a traveling architect from New England, Mr. Charleton. 

 

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Fri
25
Mar

Murder trial underway; statements allowed

By Dennis Phillips

The murder trial of Brenda Ingram got underway on Monday as the Robertson County DA Coty Siegert along with defense attorney of record Jim James sat 9 female and 3 men as jurors. Two alternate jurors were also selected Monday, both female.  

 

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Fri
18
Mar

A community coming together

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
This is about a young girl named Kris and how in the time she needed it most the community rose to her family’s side. Kris is an elevenyear- old student in the Mumford ISD and the daughter of Jessica Martinez and the late Christopher Lopez.
 
 

 

Fri
18
Mar

Officer Barrow recognized as Hearne Hero by citizens

By Dennis Phillips
 
The Hearne City Council recognized Officer Randal Barrow in an emotional ceremony during the regular council meeting this past Tuesday. With the Hearne High School’s ninth grade class present, the Mayor along with the rest of the council took a few minutes to recognize the heroic action of officer Barrow.
 
 

 

Fri
18
Mar

Drake not convicted; pre-trial diversion signed

By Dennis Phillips
 
“It gives me great pleasure to say that when someone gets accused of something they did not do, it gives me great pleasure to tell you that our legal system sometimes works perfectly,” said City Attorney Bryan Russ. “Mr. Drake was charges with misapplication of fiduciary funds back in 2015.
 

 

Fri
11
Mar

Lifting our youth

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Robertson County Zero Tolerance Coalition is having a focus group Friday, March 11 at ones Chapel from 6:30 p.m. until :30 p.m. 

 

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Fri
11
Mar

Butch’s BBQ is back in Calvert

By Margaret Salvaggio

The barbeque couldn’t taste any better, wait that’s not Butch, nope its Justin Ortega and his wife Natalie, the new owners of Butch’s BBQ. 

 

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Fri
11
Mar

Man escapes plane crash

By Dennis Phillips

At roughly 12:35 p.m. on March 4 the call rang out for the second small engine plane crash in Robertson County. The single engine plane went down in a tree-lined area at James Cemetery Road and FM 1940 in eastern Robertson County. 

 

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