MOST CONVENIENT COUNTY IN CENTRAL TEXAS

In The Middle Of Everything

Robertson County & Its Towns Of Franklin, Hearne, Calvert, & Bremond Are Within 200 Miles Of 80% Of Texas' Population. With The Biggest Residential Housing Boom Just North Of Bryan/College Station, Franklin ISD & Its 10 Residential Subdivisions Are Our County's Preferred Place To Settle Down.

In All Directions

Improved TX6, US79, & US190 all intersect in Robertson County & bring some 22,000 vehicles a day (over 8 million a year) through the county's most populated town of 5,000 residents. Seven different Union Pacific subdivisions also connect in Robertson County. UP's Brazos Yard, the largest railroad classification yard in the state, is being built between Mumford & Hearne off of FM50.

Wide Open Spaces To Develop

From corporate campuses, to pipeline construction, to oil/gas & power plant/coal mine/power line activities, to distribution & manufacturing facilities, to retail operations, Robertson County has property & building offerings of all shapes and sizes.


Robertson County has lots of wide open spaces for your company to plant its roots and grow. Small-, mid-, or large-acreage tracts of land can be found in unincorporated areas, with or without highway or railroad access.

PROVEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FIRM plus TRUSTED NEWS SOURCE

ROBCOTX Economic Development Firm

A recent retiree puts seventeen years of experience as the only economic development director in Robertson County to work to help your company and our county prosper. Actions include: 

  • Getting highway traffic counts, 
  • Developing and finding funding for special multi-year projects, 
  • Locating properties that meet your precise needs, 
  • Acquiring deed records and tracking down heirs, 
  • Assessing which local, state, and federal tax incentives might be best for your company, 
  • Locating utilities, 
  • Finding local contractors, 
  • Arranging for temporary and permanent offices and accommodations, 
  • Hooking you up with local accommodations, restaurants and caterers, 
  • Conducting meetings with elected and appointed officials, 
  • Finding qualified workers, and
  • Introducing your company to other local businesses.

DESPITE CHALLENGING POLITICAL AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES OVER THE PAST SEVENTEEN YEARS, POSITIVE OUTCOMES INCLUDE:

  • Successfully promoted a city constantly bombarded with negative publicity;
  • Consistently brought new jobs, new businesses, and increased tax revenues to Hearne;
  • Developed hotel/motel and sales tax sources and property tax base contributors that generate tax dollars to fund major city projects for the foreseeable future;
  • Spearheaded long-term projects (UP's classification yard & a proposed wallboard plant) that will become major economic generators in the years ahead.

CROSSROADS REPORTS WEEKLY NEWS COLUMNS

Timely, free, news-you-can-use, columns report to the masses the latest local economic developments, politics, and other relevant news in Hearne, Franklin, Calvert, Bremond, Mumford, Milano, & Gause. Hundreds of past columns were printed in the weekly newspaper for over a decade and a half. Freshly written, popular, periodic columns appear online at this website and on Facebook @KentBrunette.

About William Kent Brunette

The economic development professional and column writer is a Texas native with family roots in the county dating back to the Texas Revolution. Other credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin; Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School,
  • Former AARP federal lobbyist, 
  • Wrote three "how-to" books that were published by three major New York publishing houses, 
  • National consumer spokesperson for AARP, American Express, Bank of America, Citibank, & AT&T, and 
  • Consumer advocate. 

William Kent Brunette returned to his hometown in 2003 to help it prosper. The part-time, 64-year old Brunette manages both ROBCOTX ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CROSSROADS REPORTS.


ROBCOTX's cozy Hearne meeting space and two 4-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mascots, Olivia and Owen, are pictured below.   

CONTACT ROBCOTX ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT or CROSSROADS REPORTS

Available after-hours and most weekdays, weekends, and holidays, we handle client issues as they arise. To keep overhead expenses as low as possible, Mr. Brunette operates out of his home office. It has ample private meeting space. Arrangements can easily be made to conduct meetings at AMA's Restaurant or elsewhere around the county.

ROBCOTX DEVELOPMENT & CROSSROADS REPORTS

1300 Cypress Street
Hearne, TX 77859
979.820.0066
brunette@robcotx.com

ROBERTSON COUNTY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

FRANKLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

351 Cooks Lane

Franklin, TX 77856

979.828.3276

www.franklintexas.org

CALVERT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

704 Main Street

Calvert, TX 77837

979.364.2559

www.calverttxchamber.com

HEARNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

304 South Market Street

Hearne, TX 77859

979.595.8150

www.hearnechamber.org

@hearnechamber Facebook

BREMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Bremond, TX 76629

254.746.7636

bremondchamber@yahoo.com