Columns/Opinions

Fri
01
Apr

New economic development and more jobs

By Kent Brunette
 
Building on a series of past advances, Hearne’s incremental economic development progress continues. Hearne’s 4A and 4B Sales Tax Boards had Tuesday meetings scheduled to discuss two new economic developments that will bring new or improved facilities, sales taxes, and expanded or new jobs to Hearne. Truss Works South, currently operating on Fulton Street, is expanding its Hearne operations.
 
Fri
25
Mar

Spring has sprung

By Kent Brunette

Cherry Demolition is the contractor hired by the Hearne ISD School Board to tear down the old Hearne School. All of the structures have been reduced to rubble, except for the football stadium, band hall, a metal building near the practice field, and the former superintendent’s office. Weekdays, the firm has two big pieces of machinery loading a continuous stream of big trucks with debris. 

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Fri
25
Mar

Paxton seeks halt to regional haze rules

By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 18 asked an appeals court to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new regional haze regulations until a trial of the state’s pending lawsuit challenging the new rules. 

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Fri
18
Mar

Economic progress, transportation and local election

By Kent Brunette
 
If you notice more people around, it’s because one of the county’s two power plants is in the midst of a routine maintenance shutdown. This year’s shutdown is bringing some one thousand temporary workers to the county for about a sixweek period.
 
 

 

Fri
18
Mar

Full 5th Circuit to hear Texas voter ID case

By Ed Sterling
 
The entire U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will review Texas’ controversial voter identification law. A majority of the judges of the Fifth Circuit on March 9 voted in support of an “en banc” rehearing of oral arguments in Veasey v. Abbott, a case challenging the law. No date for the rehearing has been set.
 

 

Fri
11
Mar

License plate office and new events centre

By Kent Brunette

The incoming Robertson County Tax Assessor/Collector needs to lead the charge to reopen Hearne’s license plate office. Theresa Rucker and Mike “Duba” Brewer face each other in the May 24 Democratic Party run-off election. Local residents should ask both of these candidates if they will support reopening his important Hearne office. 

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

 

Fri
11
Mar

Cruz, Clinton emerge as winners in Texas primaries

By Ed Sterling

March 1 Super Tuesday election returns osted by the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Division show 2.8 million (about 20 percent) of the state’s 14.2 million registered voters cast a ballot in the Republican Party Presidential Primary. 

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Fri
04
Mar

Frontier felons fight over private fort

By Bartee Haile

Lt. William Whiting and his saddle-sore cavalrymen were warmly welcomed to Fort Leaton on Mar. 24, 1849 by the proprietor, who hoped to talk the army into making his private hideaway on the Rio Grande an official border outpost.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Robertson%20County%20NewsID275/

Fri
04
Mar

Court dismisses indictment against former governor

By Ed Sterling

Former Gov. Rick Perry is no longer facing criminal charges. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Feb. 24 ordered the dismissal of a 2014 felony indictment of Perry by a Travis County grand jury.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Robertson%20County%20NewsID275/

Fri
26
Feb

Residential real estate market

By Kent Brunette

Market value residential places to rent in Hearne are few and far between. Bart Lockhart, Michael Werlinger, Tommy Horlen, Jimmy Penick, Ben Spiller, and Kathy Bastani sometimes have market value rental units.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Robertson%20County%20NewsID275/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions