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Thu
22
Sep

Robertson County hosts public hearing over its proposed budget

By Melissa Freeman

Unlike years past when the county judge made the budget case to a packed courtroom of concerned taxpayers, this years’ 2016-2017 budget hearing featured the comments of only one citizen with little response from the Court. Perhaps the County has become accustomed to tax increases as mineral values continue their decline. Though the proposed tax increase to cover the 2016- 2017 is much less than the highest estimates, the property owners of Robertson County will still face a probable two cent increase in taxes in January--from .475 to .495 on every $100 valuation--to support this year’s proposed budget. 

 

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Thu
22
Sep

Hi-Ho Glover... Away

By Margaret Salvaggio

Cowboys, cowgirls, horses with bulls and calves, that is everything you need for a good time at the rodeo. The Glover Rodeo came to Hearne out at the Robertson County Fairgrounds this past weekend. Trailers, trucks, cars and even the occasional BBQ pits were out and parked all around the grounds. If you have never .

 

 

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Thu
22
Sep

Cops smoke pot farm

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Robertson County Sheriff, Gerald Yezak along with several of his staff members, Texas Game Wardens and Agents with Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division began the seizer of a marijuana grow located on nonactive Luminant mine land that is located in the North East part of Robertson County. On Thursday, September 15, 2016 while conducting further investigation of the area approximately 5,900 marijuana plants were recovered. The estimated value of the marijuana plants that were recovered is approximately 2.9 million dollars. Investigators also located what appeared to be a camp in which the individuals growing the marijuana lived. These marijuana plants were being watered by a system that consisted of a generator, pump, and hoses that were wound through each field. 

 

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Thu
22
Sep

Trojans of the week

Eli Smith, grade 3 and Ginasia Allen, grade 2, Trojans of the Week are chosen by their teacher for academic excellence, good behavior and good leadership in the classroom.

 

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Thu
15
Sep

Thirty-five years of ropin’ and ridin’

Glover  Rodeo This Weekend

By Margaret Salvaggio

Thirty-five years of rodeo life for the Glover family and they are still going strong with family and friends to keep it alive and strong. This weekend the fun shall begin with a parade starting at 11:30 a.m. on Alamo Street. Horses, four-wheelers or whatever you have to join in with to make the parade a huge success. The Grand entry will be at 7:30 p.m. and Showtime at 7:45 p.m.             

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Thu
15
Sep

High-speed chase ends with phone call from jail

By Angela Schlieker

At 4:45 a.m. Thursday, September 8, Bremond Police Officer Justin Anastasiades entered into a high-speed vehicle pursuit, which involved three police departments, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety. The chase began on Highway 14 in Bremond and continued south down Highway 6 into Calvert, reaching speeds of 110 miles per hour.          

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Thu
15
Sep

First Responder Appreciation

By Erin Powell

For the past fifteen years when September 11 rolls around, it is not considered just another ordinary day. Everybody remembers where they were when they heard the tragic news that a plane flew into the World Trade Center in New York. Our country was under attack. Immediately, first responders went to work without thinking twice, or having any idea of what lied ahead.          

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Thu
15
Sep

Festival Time

By Margaret Salvaggio

With fall setting in and maybe a cooler weather forecast it is time for the St. Mary’s Church Fall Festival. The excitement is in the air with all the preparations to make the festival fun time for everyone that attends each year. There is always the spaghetti dinner that is served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased up until the moment. The ladies and gentlemen of the parish take many hours to prepare the spaghetti dinner with bread, salad, dessert and a drink. It is always big hit and not many leftovers when it is all done for the day.       

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Thu
15
Sep

Marijuana growing operation busted

Sheriff ’s Office

Late Tuesday afternoon, September 13, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Game Wardens and Agents with DPS Special Investigations seized a large marijuana growing operation in a remote location in NE Robertson County.This is currently at press time so not many  details are available. The investigation is ongoing and the site will have a heavy law enforcement presence for the next couple of days.    

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Thu
08
Sep

Honoring First Responders of Robertson County

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

It is a great privilege to have an outstanding force of men and women that protect and serve the county. When they walk out of their homes everyday it is never known what it will be like. It can be just a routine traffic stop to a small fenderbender or on the other side we don’t like to think about, a major accident, or even a hostage situation. The day is always an unknown. 

 

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