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Fri
03
Oct
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Texas Most Haunted haunts Calvert

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Photo By Ashley Phillips | Robertson County NewsJodi Smith, Kathy Stanley, Kristie Walker, Angela Maggiore, and Brenda Bransom the southern ladies of Texas Most Haunted. (Not Pictured) Selena Roame.

Calvert got a crash course in creepy this past weekend when DC network’s Texas Most Haunted came to investigate Cowboy Up among many other paranormal hot spots in Calvert. Texas Most Haunted is an all female paranormal investigation team consisting of members Brenda Bransom, Jodi Smith, Kathy Stanley, Kristie Walker, Angela Maggiore, Selena Roame, and a few helpers on the side, the show can be found on Roku Streaming devices.

The team visited many locations in Calvert this past weekend including The Orvis burial Vault, The Calvert Nursing Home, and the site of The Harvey family massacre. This team is focused on clearing up any misconceptions associated with “ ghost hunting.”

Thu
18
Sep
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No turkeys to be harmed in shooting

We would like to invite all veterans in the Robertson County area to join or VFW post. We are currently losing out WWII members and are really in need of younger veterans to help run our post, so we can keep helping disabled, homeless, children and families in their time of need. We have hall rentals and fundraisers to help send money to state and national VFW departments to fund the programs. Our next fundraiser of our monthly “Turkey Shoots” we will start on the Saturday September 20 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue monthly on the third Saturday of each month.

We need plenty of support, so please come out to the VFW and shoot with us, for fun and cash prizes. It’s a good time to visit our hall, with its newly reconstructed restrooms. It’s a great place to rent for weddings, birthdays, quinceaneras, reunions, etc. For more information please call Eddie Luster at (979)-814-0877.

Thu
18
Sep
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A day of blessing for Hearne’s furry friends

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Local Photo | Robertson County NewsKate Engler, will be participating in the event, with her pooch, Lucy. Kate is the daughter of Peter and Tara Engler of Robertson County.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is offering a “blessing of the animals” and benefit for the H.O.P.E. Rescue Center Saturday Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon on the church lawn, 408 Cedar St.

Robertson County and Brazos Valley residents may bring their pets to have them blessed on St. Francis Day by The Rev. Daryl Hay and The Rev. Skip Stutts.
An Italian, St. Francis was born a wealthy man but gave it up to become a traveling preacher. He is credited with arranging the first Christmas nativity scene. Francis died in 1226. The ancient custom of blessing animals celebrates St. Francis’s love for all creatures and the special bond between people and their pets.

Thu
18
Sep
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Blackmon Celebrates 50 years in the ministry

On Saturday, September 20, Rev. Larry Blackmon will celebrate his 50 year anniversary in ministry—a milestone few achieve. Over 21 of those years were served at First Baptist Church in Hearne and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, a grateful congregation will thank “Brother Larry” for his faithful service and celebrate his remarkable career.

Blackmon was licensed to minister by the Istrouma Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 20, 1964. At the time, he was a freshman at Louisiana College in Pineville. He preached and studied through college, earning his B.A. in 1967, and then went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth for his Master of Divinity, awarded in 1970.

Thu
04
Sep
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New Prose and Poetry night planned for Calvert

On Thursday, September 11, the Rusty Duck and Cocoamoda Gourmet Restaurant will host its first “Prose and Poetry” night. Writers and Poets are invited to come and read their work. Poetry fans whom wish to read a favorite poem are also invited to participate. Help us spread the word among your neighbors and friends. We want this to become a monthly event, be a part of something special in Calvert, Texas.

To read a short story or poem, you must call by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event and place your name on the program. Call Frank at (979) 492-6168 to be included, pieces must be suitable for all ages, this is a family friendly event.

Join us for a unique evening of literary fun and fellowship at the Rusty Duck on Main Street in downtown Calvert. The dress code is casual.

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.

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