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Fri
22
May

Dramatic race for Calvert ISD trustee place ends with Schells’ installation

Melissa Freeman
In an election aptly described as a “nail-biter,” or perhaps a “photo-finish,” Shemeika Schells became one of two new Calvert
ISD trustees on Tuesday night. For those who don’t vote because they don’t think their vote counts, the Schells-Alston race should provide a much needed attitude change.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Promenade to Paris

Kelviaun Mitchell
Junior class sponsor Mrs. Candace Frank and the junior class excitedly settled on a Parisian theme for the 2015 Hearne High School prom. With a majestically decorated European backdrop enhanced by twinkling lights, flickering candles, 
and ornate chandeliers, the promenade began. As each person walked in, they were tantalized with the aroma of fresh coffee beans reminiscent of sidewalk cafes and were swept toward the huge, captivating Eiffel Tower.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Memorial Day observance at Hearne Depot

Melissa Freeman
 
It’s impossible to calculate how much a free people owe to those who secured that freedom for them. First, it’s impossible
to calculate the value of freedom. As Americans, we have always had a lot of it, and most of us do not know what it is like to live without the almost endless opportunities we have. 
 
 
Fri
22
May

Newly elected officials take seats

Dennis Phillips
It was a breath of fresh air inside the Hearne council chambers on Tuesday. For the first time since March 2, the Hearne Council met with a full council table and full agenda. The oath of office for Emmett Aguirre, Shirley Harris and Mayor Ruben Gomez was entered into record following a canvas of the vote from the city election.
 
Fri
15
May
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And now, the rest of the story

Dennis Phillips

Publisher

Robertson County News

In the article headlined “City of Hearne in standstill” penned by Emily Wilkins of The eagle several key detail were left out leaving readers to believe that the city is in utter chaos.

First fact is at the time of the cancellation of the May 12 and May 14 council meetings there were 19 provisional votes outstanding. Since then 10 have been disqualified and 9 provisional have been counted. The final provisional ballot was counted Wednesday afternoon.

Since the May 12 and May 14 were cancelled a new meeting would have to be posted for 72 hours. The meeting Thursday was a violation of the open meetings act since that meeting had been cancelled. The “reposting” did not allow for 72 hours as prescribed by state law.

Fri
15
May

New members inducted to HHS Honor Society

by Dennis Phillips

The National Honor Society family at Hearne High School grew this past Tuesday evening with six new students earning the achievement. Senior Octavia Pierce along with sophomores Kinnikinic Bundage, Adrian Gasga, Blanca Hernandez, AnQuenette Miles and Esmeralda Padilla all took the pledge and joined the elite among Hearne High School Students.

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Fri
15
May

Rev. Larry Blackmon retiring

Rev. Larry Blackmon, who has been pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hearne since May 16, 1993, announced his retirement. Sunday, May 17 will be his last time to preach as pastor of First Baptist Church of Hearne. Br. Larry and his wife, Dianne will be moving to West, Texas where they purchased a retirement home. He will be working with the Latham Springs Baptist Camp and Retreat Center as a director of development. They will be building an adult conference center and Br. Larry will be working to see this started and completed. He is presently president of the board of trustees at Latham Springs.

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Fri
15
May

Ellison urges county departments to tighten belts

by Melissa Freeman

Robertson County News
In Monday’s regular session, the County voted to stretch its shrinking dollars by joining the Choice Partners purchasing co-operative, a Harris County-based group with a list of service providers willing to offer competitive pricing for a host of goods and services to government and school district entities across the state. Choice Partners representative, Janet Wachs, demonstrated to the Commissioners that Choice Partners had the potential to provide larger discounts for a host of services from fuel cards to construction costs (in the event the County constructs a new jail). Joining is free to the County and the commissioners are under no obligation to use the service.

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Fri
08
May

Memories come crashing down

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
Let’s take a walk back into time, back to when Jesse Mumford, who in 1855 successfully petitioned the county court for a license to operate a ferry at a site on the Brazos just east of old Fort Tenoxtitlán. The community was established on the east bank of the Brazos in a plantation area. The post office opened in 1878, and by 1885 the Mumford community’s population had reached fifty, with a general store, and a cotton gin.
 

 

Fri
08
May

The EVENT makes a big splash

By Melissa Freeman
 
From unbridled hilarity in the Kids Zone to seamless non-stop (and outstanding) entertainment on the big stage, the EVENT, downtown Hearne’s main spring attraction, went off without a hitch all day Saturday. Through its sponsors, the EVENT raised almost $11,000 ($8200 after all expenses were paid) to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Robertson County.
 

 

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