Monday’s regular Commissioners’ Court session took an unusual turn as commissioners heard arguments for two possible routes for the historically significant El Camino Real, the “Royal” Spanish road that opened up the southwest to pioneer exploration and expansion.
As we celebrate this year, the 50th anniversary of the Robertson County Fair, we should reflect on its history and how this organization was shaped into the fair that we have come to know today. Several years ago Calvert and Hearne had separate livestock shows in their own towns. Around 1965 an idea was brought about for there to be a single Robertson County Junior Livestock Show and Auction in which all members of the county could participate.
The time is approaching and the fun begins with the Robertson County Fair and Livestock Show. The Queen Coronation, which is Saturday, March 21 at 6:00 pm and with a dance that will follow l starting at 9:00 pm featuring The Texas Twisters and to take place out at the Robertson County Fairgrounds, at the Firemen’s Hall, which kicks off the week of fun and hard work for the kids that enter into the fair.
The Hearne City Council met in special session on Wednesday, March 11 to canvas votes, possible sit an appointed council member as well as appoint a new Mayor Pro-Tem. The gallery as well as the council members realized as the time passed the schedule appointed time of 1:30 p.m., that two of the council had no intentions of showing up.
This past Saturday February 21 a group of local supporters of the Go Red Heart Disease Awareness happen to be taking their Third Annual Walk. Jackie Lewis started this walk in honor of her mother, Lois Marie Lewis, who had heart failure with numerous heart by-pass surgeries and kidney failure and pasted away April 15, 2008 and Jackie herself has had three by-pass surgeries January 3, 2008.
Robertson County has a great history starting back as far as some of the earliest Spanish Trails. The Robertson County Historical Commission is actively working to protect and promote the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail crossing Robertson County.