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Fri
21
Nov

Hearne’s housing issue top concern for council

In what has been routine, councilperson Hazel Embra voted to abstained from paying the city bills. The council in previous
meetings has altered the process in which bills are paid. Now all bills are reviewed and approved by council members before payment is made by the city.
 
Fri
21
Nov

Pursuit speeds through Franklin, crashes in Hearne

Both Hearne and Franklin Police Departments quickly responded along side Robertson County EMS this past Friday 
morning to a two-vehicle crash around 10:00 a.m. The driver of the car was being followed from Franklin where his speed was gauged at 88 mph in a 55 leading the Franklin Police department straight to Hearne.
 
Fri
21
Nov

AB Christopher Gonzales graduates Airforce Training

Air Force Airman Christopher J. Gonzales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline  and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
 
Fri
21
Nov

Commissioners canvas vote from general and special election

With Kieth Nickleson residing in the absence of Judge Jan Roe, the county met in a special meeting this past Tuesday to canvas the vote from the general election held in November along with a few other house keeping and minor agenda items. 
 
Fri
14
Nov

A night of elegant fun with RC B&G Gala

Looking for good food, good entertainment, and good service— the last from some really cool youngsters? Then the Golden Hands Gala is the event for you. On the evening of November 22 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, the Boys and Girls Club of
Robertson County will hold its annual Golden Hands Gala in honor of some very special folks in the County— the givers—who have impacted the lives of families and children in positive ways
 
Fri
14
Nov

Fisher honored by Legion Veterans

Honoring Mike Fisher of the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, Chuck Carlson presents the honor to Sheriff Gerald Yezak on
behalf of the American Legion. Fisher was unable to attend the ceremony held at Chandler Park this past Tuesday to honor military veterans.
 
Fri
14
Nov

Mumford ISD Veterans Day pride assembly

Mumford ISD held its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30pm.The assembly began with 
the presentation of the colors by flag bearers and freshman student council members Andrew Eckenrode and Austin Saenz.  The recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance was led by freshman student council member Maria Rodriguez.
 
Fri
14
Nov

Holidays sure to increase traffic accidents

On Tuesday afternoon, a wreck occurred fifty yards from Fourth Street when an 18 – wheeler sideswiped a BMW Z4 3.0. According to the on-sight witness, the semi was traveling approximately fifteen miles faster than the BMW when it attempted to change out of the turn lane
 
Fri
24
Oct
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Columbus Village residents could face higher rent

In a letter from Jane Grubbs, the authorized agent for Columbus - 80 aka Columbus Village Apartments dated October 10 to resident’s notification has been made to HUD (The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development) with the intent to repay all loans.

Owners of Columbus - 80 are required to give 150-day notice to residents as well as HUD with their intent to repay the loans essentially turning the property into a privately owned development.

Intent means that Columbus - 80 will no longer be required to adhere to HUD with regards to rent restrictions or requirements once repayment of the loan has been made and this repayment could result in a rent increase to local tenants.

For more information you can contact Jane Grubbs at (713) 522-3330 and you can also contact the local HUD office, Russell W. Brandes, Property Manager at 713-718-3144.

Fri
24
Oct
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Tips and treats make for a great Halloween

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Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies has been a popular Halloween tradition in the United States and other countries for an estimated 100 years. From the ancient Celtic festivals, early Roman Catholic holidays, medieval practices and even British politics. Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. By the ninth century, Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with older pagan rites. In 1000 A.D., the church designated November 2 as All Souls’ Day, a time for honoring the dead. Poor people would visit the houses of wealthier families and receive pastries called soul cakes in exchange for a promise to pray for the souls of the homeowners’ dead relatives, known as souling, the practice was later taken up by children, who would go from door to door asking for gifts such as food, money and ale.

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