News

Fri
08
Jan

Darden released but remains a suspect in murder

By Dennis Phillips

In a statement released by the Robertson County District Attorney’s office Wednesday morning Jawuan Lee Darden will not be charged (currently) with the murder of Jaterryion Davis. According to the statement, as of Wednesday, the DA’s office will now take the lead role of the murder investigation at the request of Hearne Police Department.
 

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Fri
01
Jan

2016 Robertson County Pet Calendar INSIDE

By Dennis Phillips

 

If you are looking for an example of a true labor of love look no further than the Robertson County Pet Calendar. Every year starting in October the staff of the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate get the ball rolling to put out an amazing calendar for our communities.
 
Fri
01
Jan

Polar Express at First Step Learning Center

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

On Tuesday, December 22 just two days before Christmas the First Step Learning Center called on the conductor of the train to come and pick up all the passengers from each of their classes and take them into one main room and get ready for the ride of their lives. All the students, even the babies were asked  to come to daycare in their pajamas and enjoy a day of frolic and fun.
 
Fri
01
Jan

What you need to know about the Open Carry law effective Jan. 1

By Dennis Phillips

 

The Texas Legislature passed into law a persons right to openly carry a firearm in the state of Texas. Here are a few frequently asked and answered questions regarding the new open carry law as provided by Open Carry Texas. org Can I lawfully open carry a firearm in Texas?.
 
Fri
01
Jan

Raul Nuques brings diversified experience to Hearne ISD

by Melissa Freeman

 

Last week, Hearne ISD hired Mr. Raul Nuques as its new superintendent after a three and half month search, directed by the Texas Association of School Boards, an entity with a process it believes works very well.
 
Fri
25
Dec

Calvert ISD receives superior financial accountability rating

By Melissa Freeman

In its last meeting of the year held December 15, the Calvert ISD Board of Trustees received a superior financial accountability rating from the State, scoring 38 out of a possible 40 points, making it one of the most financially sound districts in Texas.

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Fri
25
Dec

Santa is on his way

Santa takes time out his busy schedule to visit the First Step Learning Center this past Saturday to take a picture with sweet baby Mackenzie and to hear all the wishes of the young ladies and gentlemen in the community and make sure they have a wonderful Christmas.

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Fri
25
Dec

GATX gives H.O.P.E something to smile about

By Margaret Salvaggio

This past Saturday a group of willing and ready men and women from GATX lead by their fearless leader, Landon DePreil went out and started a cleanup in and around the H.O.P.E  Animal Rescue Center. The cleanup started at 9:00 a.m. and finished up about 1:00 p.m.

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Fri
18
Dec

On the ballot

By Dennis Phillips

With the noise of the presidential election a constant buzz on popular media, here in Robertson County we have a few places up for grabs and several folks that are vying for your vote in March primary and the general election in November. 

 

Fri
18
Dec

Books and a Blanket

By Melissa Freeman

This ministry, started by Harper Cunningham and augmented by sister Maggie, has engaged the hearts of a lot of Brazos Valley folk. Young Harper, an elementary student who loves to read, wanted to “spread the love” to students who might not have the same exposure to books that she has. Her sister said a lot of kids might be cold, too, so they should add a blanket to the book. Collection boxes went up all over College Station and on Tuesday, December 15, over 2,000 books and over 400 blankets in colorful bags made their way to Davis gym on the Elementary school Campus—one bag and blanket for each elementary student, and five books to give the bag serious weight. 

 

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