County Life

Thu
07
Sep

Coastal cotton industry hit hard by Hurricane Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI – Hurricane Harvey and its after-effects have the coastal cotton industry reeling, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts.

Dr. John Robinson, College Station, said harvest activities were 40 percent complete leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey and estimated 300,000 to 400,000 bales of cotton were still on the stalk prior to the storm.

“One producer I talked to said three quarters of his cotton was on the ground from the heavy rain and high winds,” he said. Harvested cotton could also be impacted, he said.

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Thu
31
Aug

Big Country Electric Cooperative Linemen Assist in Hurricane Harvey Restoration

Monday morning, six linemen from Big Country Electric Cooperative packed their bags and loaded two bucket trucks and one pickup with supplies and equipment and headed for the coast. Cato Macias and Alfred Robles (Stamford office), Mason Guerra and Jakob Clawson (Roby office), Gabriel Vasquez and Mike Martinez (Snyder office) will be heading to Jackson Electric Cooperative in Ganado, TX (northeast of Victoria) to assist in any way possible. Co-ops across the state are sending crews to the coast.

Thu
31
Aug

ROBY HOMECOMING 35th BIENNIAL

by Robert Allen

Homecoming, coming home, returning to that place where we grew up. Even if it’s just for a little while. Going back to memories of long ago things. Football games, driving the drag (an endless circle through town for those that have no clue), hanging out with all of our friends, playing and marching in the band, bonfire building for the big Homecoming game, staying out later than we should. The list would be endless and different for everyone because we all have our own remembrances.

Thu
27
Jul

Happy Retirement

Richard Gaona, president of the Fisher County Appraisal District board, presented Elaine Field with a beautiful clock in honor of her 38 years of service for the Appraisal District. Co-workers, friends and family surprised Elaine with a surprise retirement party on July 6th.

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Thu
27
Jul

Neighboring counties hear about benefit rate increases

Representatives from the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) traveled from Austin recently to speak to Fisher and Kent county commissioners about increases in rates for employee benefits.

TAC was able to get benefits renewals out to counties about two weeks early this year, good news for counties as they approach finalizing their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. TAC has spent the last two years training in order to move through the system fast enough to get the renewals out this early. The overall goal is to get the renewals out another two weeks earlier in years to come.

Kathy Davenport is the Employee Benefits Consultant for the Northwest Territory for TAC. She presented information to the Kent commissioners while her colleague, Ernesto Martinez spoke to the Fisher County Court about insurance rates for 2018.

Thu
20
Jul

Stonewall Memorial Hospital Receives Multi-Rural Grant

Stonewall Memorial Hospital was awarded a Multi-Plan Rural Grant on July 18, 2017 in the amount of $10,000.00. Stonewall Memorial Hospital applied for the grant to help with their Transition of Care program. This program identifies patients who are in need of assistance with their discharge plan for the 30 days post hospital discharge. The Transition of Care program RN will call patients within 2 business days after hospital discharge to assure that all needs have been met that were identified during the discharge planning process. If the patient is experiencing any problems with medications or follow up appointments then the RN will assist the patient with the appropriate referrals for assistance. Stonewall Memorial Hospital is very excited about the Transition of Care program and the help it will provide to our patients.

Thu
15
Jun

Fisher County Hurricane track club

By Adrian Daniel

Saturday June 10th the Fisher County Hurricane track club participated in Guthrie for their first track meet of the summer. The young future athletes did a tremendous job of representing our small towns and came away with a lot of top finishes. The girls 8 U relay consisting of Braylee Carrillo, Kate VanPoppel, Elizabeth Turner, Avery Gonzalez captured 1st place with a time of 1:18 seconds in the sprint relay.

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Thu
15
Jun

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary

Lawrence & Bobbie Dickson will celebrate 65 years of marriage on June 26, 2017 Their family will be hosting a reception for them this Saturday, June 17th at the Senior Citizens Building in Rotan. from 3-5.

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Thu
08
Jun

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mom & Dad

Lynette, Julie, Jerry, Pecos, Kelsey & Christian

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Thu
01
Jun

Roby Lions Club promotes literacy locally

Roby Lions Club promotes literacy locally

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