Category: September 2018

Democratic Club presents the Great Gerrymandering debate

Vicki Baker In Texas, like most states, district maps — which define where the constituency of one representative ends and that of another begins — are drawn by the state’s lawmakers. Having politicians define their own districts has not gone entirely smoothly, and several cases involving political gerrymandering, or the drawing of districts (especially oddly…

Drink and learn

In the middle of Brussels, Belgium there is an interesting and much beloved unique sculpture. Manneken Pis (meaning “Lil’ Piddler” in Dutch) is a landmark sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. It was put in place in 1618 and is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels.…

MP-1: The Mineral Planet, a novel by CL Smothers

Carl Smothers An ancient entity has been the custodian of an invaluable asset for 1000 years. Aliens invade her planet, intending to exploit its resources and unintentionally create cataclysmic damages to her world. An interplanetary war breaks out to control the most valuable piece of real estate in the galaxy—MP-1. The Entity is drawn into…

A traditional Italian dinner

Frank Cianci For Italians, it’s all about love: love of family, love of food, love of wine, love of music. Family dinners, especially Sunday dinner at nonna’s (grandma’s), allowed us to express all those loves at once. Memories of those family dinners evoke strong emotions. One such dinner was polenta sulla spianatoia (polenta on the…

Experience these great Road Runner trips

Tom Zumann Pioneer Woman and Osage County Explore the Land of Wonder featuring the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Experience open prairies for viewing bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and wild Mustang sanctuary at Mowdy Ranch. The prairie visit also includes the Woolaroc wildlife preserve, which embodies the natural environment and cultural heritage. Be the judge…

Women’s Club members bring backpacks and school supplies

With sacks and bundles and packages, the Women’s Club members again answered the call for school supplies for the Denton County Friends of the Family and filled the clubhouse foyer. Pencils, paper, scissors, crayons were just a few from the long list of items. Backpacks of every size, color, depth, description filled in the spaces…

Robson Summer Rollers

Tricia Douglas Forty-two bowlers got out of the summer’s heat to enjoy the third annual Robson Summer Rollers ten-week league! This was a great way for our newcomers to see if they wanted to get involved with the bowling leagues starting up in September. Each summer we have grown and this year we had 14…

Baby Boomers plan off-site events

Dave Parker What could be better than getting together with other Baby Boomers and meeting on prime rib night at the Grill? On the first Friday in August, Boomers could enjoy a special meal, friendship and some adult beverages. Commander in Chief Margaret O’Neill introduced many new Boomers including Donna and Craig Walsh, Staci and…

Slow play go away

John Burkholder, Communications Director 9MGA Slow course play certainly doesn’t apply to you. You’re the fastest golfer you know, right? Right, but maybe you could still review and then incorporate some helpful tips to shave time off a round here at Robson and the other courses you play. And definitely pass them on to the…

HOA Business Expo

Shelbi Berg Mark your September calendar for the Business Expo! The Homeowners’ Association is sponsoring our eighth annual Business Expo to be held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, September 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The purpose of this expo is to provide our homeowners who own a business the opportunity to showcase their goods…