Family displaced after home fire extinguished Thursday

Franklin Advocate The Franklin Volunteer Fire Department vent the roof at 206 Short Street this past Thursday after a fire broke out in the home around 12 noon. No injuries were reported and the blaze was quickly contained by the department.




COVID-19 delayed elections get date and times

COVID-19 prevention prepartions will be made to insure a safe voting environment for local Robertson County residents.

Due to the pandemic, all local elections were postponed but in the Commissioner’s Court meeting on Tuesday, early voting dates have been established and are sure to be approved at the next meeting

Robertson County Graduation dates and times slated

Caps will go into the air as the Robertson County High Schools have created a COVID-19 friendly way to graduate.

The Bremond High School graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. on the Tiger Field. The guest list is by invitation only.

COVID-19 Cases reach 7 in Robertson County

The COVID-19 cases reported in Robertson County have reached 7 confirmed.

Columns & Opinions

Texas bolsters efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Gov.

Hiring practices at Robco jail needs an overhaul

With the new construction for a new jail well underway and the anticipation of a brand new facility, which in case you are wondering I support, I have a concern and that is the ongoing fiasco that

Governor, president spotlight actions in the pandemic, economic downturn

Capitol Highlights By Ed Sterling Texas Press Association

Texas, along with the rest of the nation and the world, continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic last week as cases and deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus increased.


As reported last week in the Robertson County News and the Franklin Advocate, St.

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UIL puts brakes on athletics

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is the governing body that oversees the athletic programs in the State of Texas for high school girls and boys sports.

The Bremond Tigers are not noted for their strong play in basketball, it’s just not a sport of emphasis.



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