Newspapers win awards at TPA convention

The Robertson County News and the Franklin Advocate are once again award winning newspapers as both papers received the honor at this years Texas Press Association (TPA) convention.

Council meets after holiday break

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Newly appointed Laura Stanley takes her seat for the first time at last Tuesday’s Franklin City Council meeting with a smile.

The Franklin City Council returned to business after two cancelled council meetings over the holiday break.

Historic Jail gets needed face lift

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Kevin Gassen, working the tractor helps framer, Pat Binder lift and install one of the 12 columns that are being replaced due to wood rot.

The historic Robertson County Jail is under construction for the next couple of weeks as Gassen Construction has begun repairs to both the upper and lower exterior porch decks and the 12 columns.

Columns & Opinions

Running for an office is your civic duty

In small Texas towns I have noticed that certain community individuals always run for local offices such as Mayor, City Council and School Board.

Governor requests presidential disaster declaration

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan.

You dumped what on a school

Then again, I could be wrong.


After a stunning hiccup against the Lady Bumblebees from Academy on Tuesday the Franklin Lady Lions needed to bounce back quickly if they hoped to stay in the race for a district championship.

The Lions effort was present in both games but the shooting touch and the defense was not up to the usual Franklin standard in either game.

It was not the way the game was expected to be for the Franklin Lions when they traveled to Mc-Gregor this past Friday for a crucial district game.

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