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Thu
24
Sep

Hogg Maulies record live album in Rotan

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 It has been a few years since the Texas Country band, Hogg Maulies, have played in Rotan, and they have decided to mark their return in style. Their newest album entitled, Live @ the Lance, will be recorded this weekend at the Red Dirt Reunion music festival. The “Lance”, in the album’s title, comes from where many Rotanites may have guessed: the Lance Theater in downtown Rotan, TX.

   The theater contains a lot of memories for bandleader and former Rotan resident, Rode Morrow. “We always thought it would be cool to do a record at the Lance. It’s catchy. It sounds cool, and it kind of pays homage to where I got started.

 

Thu
17
Sep

Roby School Board makes nominations for Appraisal District Board

 

At the Roby CISD School Board meeting Monday night the board made nominations for the Fisher and Jones County Appraisal District Board of Directors. The nominations for the Fisher County are as follows:Vick Burk,

Terry Coker, Richard Gaona, Raford Hargrove, Jason Carter

   The nominations for Jones County are...

 

Thu
17
Sep

Rotan ISD School Board spotlights yearbook Staff

 

The Rotan ISD School Board recognized the members of the Rotan High School Yearbook Staff at the School Board meeting last Monday night. This upcoming school year will be the fist year in many where a designated student staff will oversee the production of the yearbook.

Thu
17
Sep

Homecoming in… Eskota!? by Elaine Starkey

 

The old town of Eskota in the Southeast corner of Fisher County has never been very big. The town was supposed to be named after Riley Trent, but the railroaders threw off the Eskota sign in Trent and the Trent sign in Eskota. I have never been able to find out why the signs were not simply switched back, nor what Eskota was named for. 

   I’ve heard a couple of stories...

 

Thu
17
Sep

County Commissioners green light “Saturday Night on the Square”

 

Betty Joy Vaught represented the Roby Ex Students’ Association to proposing the Saturday Night on the Square event to the Commissioners’ Court last Monday, She requested official permission to utilize the courthouse square in order to host a dance for the Roby Homecoming Alumni. 

   “We all used to hang out on the square. So, during... 

 

Thu
17
Sep

Rotan City Council welcomes Neighborhood Watch

 

Members from the newly formed Neighborhood Watch Committee were present at the Rotan City Council meeting this last week. Delvie Robinson, spokesperson for the Watch Committee informed the council of their recent organization development...

 

 

Thu
17
Sep

Prayer on the Square

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Several were in attendance at the courthouse square last Friday, to have a time of prayer and reflection for those lost in the 

September 11th tragedy. George Pasley (den leader), Mason Pasley, J.D. Ditmore, Kadon Waldon, Adler Pasley, Kallen Moody, 

members of Cub Scout Troop 175 began the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. 

Ministers from several denominations were present, and lead the group in prayer and inspirational speeches. 

 
Thu
10
Sep

Local Schools are off to a great start

 

In an interview last week, local superintendents reported the total enrollment of Roby is 278 students with the elementary/jr. high campus at 204 students and the high school campus at 74 students. Rotan reported the total enrollment at 275 students with the elementary at 162 students and the secondary at 113 students. 

   In a brief interview with the superintendents last week they talked about getting back into the swing of things.

 

Thu
10
Sep

Fire on County Rd 120

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The Roby and Rotan Fire Departments were called out to a fire in the 4 o’clock hour of September 9. The fire broke out at the Spradlin home while the owners were on vacation in Colorado. Their son, Brian Dickson was asleep inside.

Thu
10
Sep

Question of the Week

 

How many citations have been issued in the last year and how much money has been collected due to those citations?

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