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Fri
26
Feb

Commissioners Court approves funds for Texas Independence celebration; receives Water District report

By Melissa Freeman

The Robertson County Commissioners lent their support to the County’s March 11 Texas Independence Day celebration by awarding $1,585 in HOT funds to promote the event at Wheelock’s Cavitt House.

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Fri
26
Feb

County Attorney convicts robber in drug buy tie-up

By Dennis Phillips

Keonna Wells of Hearne sits today in the Robertson County Jail awaiting transport to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for her role in the 2015 burglary of a drug dealer.

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Fri
26
Feb

Real life sanctuary

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Pentecostals of Robertson County Church every year has a Kids Church that the members put on. This year the theme was “Real Life Sanctuary”. For the Kids’ Church the church sanctuary was decorated to look like a wildlife sanctuary. Characters include a veterinarian, a veterinarian technician, a game warden, a professor, a mountain man, and poachers. On February 7 the children saw a bear being rescued from poachers and learned the God provided a sanctuary for Noah.

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Fri
26
Feb

Ingram murder trial set for March 21

By Dennis Phillips

The Robertson County DA/CA Coty Siegert has reported to the Franklin Advocate that Brenda Ingram’s, 66, trial for the murder of Holton Ingram, 75.

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Fri
19
Feb

Check your pulse at the first annual Heath Fair

By Dennis Phillips

The Crossroads Nursing Home and Franklin Nursing Home teamed up last Thursday to present the first Health Fair in Robertson County in as many years as folks could remember. Mackenzie Reid from Crossroads Nursing home sat down with the Franklin Advocate at the start of the event. “We are hoping to make this an annual event.  
 

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Fri
19
Feb

City sells to make way for new downtown building

By Dennis Phillips

With a vote of 5-0 the Hearne City Council opened and accepted the only bid for three downtown buildings that sit on four city block lots. The bid for $100,000.00 by Eezinet made way for the demolition of the buildings located at 204 and 206 W. 4th Street. The old buildings once tore down will make room for a new downtown building styled to match the building scheme.  
 

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Fri
19
Feb

Bittersweet farewells and memories to take home

By Margaret Salvaggio

The morning started off beautiful, the sun shining, a breeze blowing, except for one slight difference, the people that would be gathering and why they would be coming together.
 

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Fri
19
Feb

Plane crashes in Southern Robertson County

By Dennis Phillips

At roughly 11:30 a.m. near Jack Rabbit Lane on private property a single engine plane that carried three crashed. According to the Federal Aviation Administration reports the pilot reported smoke inside the cockpit and loss of engine power. Two people were sent to the hospital with reported minor injuries.  
 

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Fri
12
Feb

Commissioners hold off on burn ban despite high fire danger

By Melissa Freeman

Most of Monday’s Robertson County Commissioners’ Court proceedings were devoted to recording reports from various county departments, including some key reports from Sheriff Gerald Yezak. 

 

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Fri
12
Feb

In God We Trust on patrol

By Dennis Phillip

Around the Nation the motto “In God We Trust” has often met with adversary, but not in Robertson County. 

 

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