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Thu
26
Nov

VFD Chili Feast in Blackjack

By Kirra Booth
 
Winter weather has come and what better way to keep warm than a chili feast given by the Blackjack VFD. On Saturday, November 21, the winds were whipping all who entered the Blackjack Fire Department, but the aroma of chili cooking couldn’t keep anyone away.

 

Thu
26
Nov

HPD sells raffle tickets for Angel Tree

By Dennis Phillips
 
Want a chance to win a fully dipped, Howa Hogue Rifle with Kryptek Camouflage? The Hearne Police Department is selling raffle tickets to help support the local Angel Tree at Wilson Drug.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Hearne ISD receives stellar financial ranking

By Melissa Freeman

Though Hearne has had its academic challenges, it has remained remarkable solid financially, as was demonstrated again in the Hearne ISD Board of Education meeting on Monday.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Denton receives MADD award

By Margaret Salvaggio

Last Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00p.m. at the Square Event Center in the Downtown area in Bryan, Texas, the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) held their annual Heroes of the Highway Awards Ceremony. The MADD Bryan office serves fifteen counties and Robertson County is one of the many.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Chili weather just in time

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Blackjack Volunteer Fire Department is having their Chili Feast on Saturday, November 21 starting at 11:00 a.m. with the cost being $8.00 a plate. The Blackjack Fire Department will be the happening place with home cooked chili and the fixings. 

 

Fri
13
Nov

Commissioners’ table action on Safari animal expansion

By Melissa Freeman

Almost every seat in the courtroom was filled for a commissioners’ court meeting that proved to be rather uneventful. “Possible action on request from Jason Clay of the Franklin Safari” might have been the draw, but the Court’s decision hung in part on statements from the Robertson County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices concerning the availability of law enforcement  to handle the potential escape of a dangerous animals.

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Fri
13
Nov

Does the definition say it all?

By Margaret Salvaggio

The definition of the word Veterans Day, by the dictionary is: a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954.

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Fri
13
Nov

Blue Lives Matter takes a stand in Robertson County

By Dennis Phillips

Heather and Kevin Gassen, Franklin residents and the owners of K&H Signs are stepping up local efforts to bring attention to recent law enforcement tragedies across the nation as well as the ones close to home.

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Fri
06
Nov

Wicked family times

Miranda dressed as the Wicked Witch, Mike as Dorothy and Lilly as a winged monkey from the Wizard of Oz were definitely grabbing everyone’s attention.
 
Fri
06
Nov

War, sacrifice and America’s Veterans

While we can all rejoice this Veterans Day that the steady flow of U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan has slowed to a trickle, we must never forget the incredible sacrifice that America’s defenders continue to make on our behalf. Such is the case of Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler, who died leading a Delta Force rescue mission of ISIS hostages held in Iraq on Oct. 22. 
 

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