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The Chatter Box

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Community calendar events can be emailed to news@robconews.com. Please state “Community Calendar” in the subject line.

Smith Welch a Place for More than just a good read

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If you haven’t dropped by the Smith-Welch Memorial Library at 105 W 5th St in Hearne, set a reminder to drop by and see some of the great things happening there. Our newest librarian, Kaitlyn Gonzalez, is enjoying her new role and is glad that she has the opportunity to work as Librarian here.

Community

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Teresa Phillips pulling winning raffle tickets at the newspapers ribbon cutting. Addie and Kathy that works at the newspaper share a hug and a new toy for Christmas.

Practice fire safety this holiday season

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Increased wildfire potential is expected across much of the state early this week due to approaching dry cold fronts and high temperatures. Dry fuel conditions will expand north from the southern Hill Country into the Rolling Plains, southern High Plains, eastern Hill Country, and Cross Timbers regions this week, aligning with the pre-and post-frontal winds to create an increase in potential wildfire activity.

County tops 800 total COVID-19 cases

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According to the report issued by the Robertson County Emergency Management Coordinator COVID-19, total cases have topped 805. The report is provided by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and this is the only report provided from that state department.

Foster children need a Santa too

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The year 2020 has seen a lot of inconveniences, hardships, and downright tragedies. One local tragedy that might have flown under the radar is the record number of children in foster care--double last year’s already high numbers.

Love your pets, don’t dump them

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The newspaper was approached this week with a heart-wrenching story about pet dumping. Living in a rural community, we as residents see stray animals on our highways and back roads that we travel every day.