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Thu
05
Jun
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Vegetable Field Day Scheduled

A Vegetable Field Day will be held approximately 1 and a half miles south of Hwy 79 on FM 1940, just south of New Baden. The program will be held on Saturday, June 21 with registration to begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. & conclude around 12:00 p.m.

The topics covered will focus on subjects of interest to small commercial producers and home gardeners. Topics will include preparing the soil for gardening season, use of plastic for weed control, irrigation systems for small producers, feeding nutrients through your irrigation system, keeping herbicide and insecticide use to a minimum yet have a successful garden, view tomato variety plots (21 varieties) and other vegetable and melon variety plots, discussion on nematodes in home and commercial gardens and a discussion on heirloom varieties of vegetables and melons. Three CEU’s will also be available for those that have a pesticide license (two general & one IPM).

Thu
05
Jun
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New Baden Jamboree

It’s once again time for the New Baden Jamboree. As you all know it is the oldest on going Jamboree in Texas since 1954. And is always on the first Saturday of each month. This Saturday, June 7, is going to be a super musical event.

Powell the first group to play is one of New Baden’s favorites “Rim Shot” Jerry Williams, Roy Pilgrim and Mike Holt have some of the most versatile music of any group around and are also some very good musicians and vocalist.

Thu
22
May
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Memorial Day planned at the Hearne Railroad Depot

This year’s Memorial Day commemoration in Hearne on Monday at 9:00 a.m. will be both unique and traditional. As in year’s past, MC Chuck Carlson (our county’s VA representative and American Legion commander) will honor those who have served in defense of our country—after all, those who served are the reason Hearne residents can meet to celebrate Memorial Day.

New this year will be the location—Hearne’s historic train depot. Another first will be special speaker Mike Southerland, Lt. Col. Rtd., and former Bryan City Councilman. Southerland was a helicopter pilot in the Viet Nam War and former commander of the 420th Engineer Brigade headquartered in Bryan. Southerland was a stand-out on the Bryan City Council—often voting against the majority—and an interesting man to hear.

Also unique will be Camp Hearne’s presentation of a renovated plague honoring four Hearne graduates who died in WWII.

Thu
08
May
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Hearne downtown revitalization efforts continue

Kent Brunette | Robertson County News

Just like outdoor plants in the Spring, Hearne’s downtown is starting to show more signs of life.  As with lots of other small towns, Hearne has been engaged in a multi-year effort to try to revitalize its downtown.  

Moving and restoring Hearne’s iconic depot took some 25 years.  Just across the east/west railroad tracks from downtown, the city purchased a 7-acre tract and removed the remnants of the old Hearne Cotton Compress.   This property will hopefully one day be used by a store that needs more space than downtown storefronts can provide.  It could also be used to build a new multi-million dollar convention center should Hearne outgrow the meetings and events centre below.

The old Hearne Lumber Company had become an eyesore and fire hazard.  It’s now gone, replaced with a DaVita Kidney Dialysis Clinic that serves customers from several counties.  Across Cedar on Fourth Street, Templeton’s replaced Lockhart’s.

Thu
17
Apr
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The Six at the Gallery

It was a night for appreciating the arts as guests packed the Gallery in Calvert to enjoy “the Art Bunch”--the works of six local artists who headquarter in Calvert. Hosted by their mentor, Lebba Kropp, the six displayed their art in this fifth annual event to the obvious delight of local patrons. At times, you could hardly “stir ‘em with a stick.”

Intensifying the experience, the “Pickers Circle” was performing across the street. Folks could move back and forth between the two and enjoy arts both visual and auditory. With free admission to both, one could hardly beat the entertainment potential. The food was excellent as well.

Covering the Gallery walls were the works of Terry Baker, Rita Barker, Cynthie Hanks, Georgeanna Muse, Mary Waldson, and Jamie Weger. All displayed different styles, different media, and a different eye on the world.

Thu
13
Jun
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Dad, Pops, Padre, Father…

Father’s day… A day where fathers are honored or a day where dads can be lazy and have a good excuse for it. Two different explanations that are practically the same.
On July 19, 1910, the governor of the of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” It was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States.

Thu
02
May

Calvert Woman’s Club goes on a Round Top adventure

Donna McBee stands in front of JW's in Round Top

Members of the Calvert Woman’s Club enjoyed “A Round Top Adventure”, Thursday, April 4. Ella Lee Hart, Jeanne Williams, Vonnie Burnitt, Alice Griffin, Donna McBee, Mary Foyle Alston, and guest Lynda Fleming met at Katy Hamman Stricker Library and Heritage Center at 9:45a.m. to caravan to their destination. Each first weekend in April and October, the areas of Round Top, Carmine, and Warrenton are converged upon with countless vendors, dealers, and sellers of all kind. They come from all over the country and erect tents, booths, and occupy buildings to display their wares. One and all are invited to look over their offerings; from antiques to collectibles, to just about any item you might imagine—new or old, furniture to textiles to western items, shoes, clothing, etc. So much you might not see it all in a day, or weekend. Buyers and lookers come from all over the country as well.

Wed
24
Apr

Calvert Ladies flaunt Red Hats

On Tuesday, April 23 Calvert Red Hats, Puttin on the Ritz, had lunch in Cameron at Ginno's Italian Restaurant. Following the lunch, the ladies enjoyed an afternoon of shopping at "The Bling Box Boutique" right next door to Ginno’s. One Red Hat shopper described it as, ”a beautiful store where a girl could just hang out all day. “Anyone who would like to join them, they would love to have you. Contact a Red Hatter for the next day out. There is no fee, just grab a red hat, a red bow, or scarf, or not. Just come. Calvert Red Hat ladies attending were Diane Linkenhoker, Olivia Washburn, Mary Foyle Alston, Ruth Bellomy, Sheila Wiese and Evelyn Seigler.

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