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Thu
10
Nov

Celebrating 32.2 Million Veterans across the US

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

The time is upon us for this special occasion to honor all the men and women in the military whether they are serving, have served and those that have given their lives for their country. This Friday will definitely be a busy day all over the Robertson County and other areas celebrating all Veterans here and other towns all over the United States.

 

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Thu
10
Nov

Republicans dominate Robertson County in 2016

By Dennis Phillips

 

While the rest of the country may be secondguessing the results that has landed Republican Billionaire Donald trump in the White House come this January, Robertson County knew who they wanted and turned out to vote. President Elect Donald Trump accepting the results late Wednesday morning after Hillary Clinton honed to congratulate him addressed viewers to thank his many staffers, voters and constitutes. Trump talked of unity and for many media broadcasters still on air commenting that it was his best speech of the campaign. Trump received 66.17% of all votes cast in Robertson County. The two-thirds margin spells a continuing shift in Robertson County, which was once considered historically a democratic county.

 

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Thu
10
Nov

BBQ is an all time favorite fundraiser

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

The Perry Memorial Church of God in Christ had a fundraiser to raise money for their building fund in the church. They sold a lot of BBQ to make the fund $800.00 more than what they had before. The community pulled together and came out to help the church make the event a good one.

 

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Thu
03
Nov

Frustrated citizens walk out of unproductive city council meeting

By Erin Powell

 

Once again, the Hearne City Council failed to approve meeting minutes from the previous council meeting. The stalemates in this process are Councilwoman Harris and Councilman Jackson, stating that what is being recorded on the recording device in the meeting is not the same as what is being transcribed and that 

 

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Thu
03
Nov

Getting bigger and better

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

The 6th Annual Trunk or Treat put on every year by the Hearne Police Department is getting bigger and better every year. The community participation is getting better and there were more vehicles giving out candy. Anyone that wanted to raise a trunk and give out candy was welcomed this past Monday, October 31, Halloween night in the parking lot at the Hearne Elementary Gym. 

 

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Thu
03
Nov

Rural communities and local health issues

By Margaret Salvaggio

 

In the year 2013 the Episcopal Health Foundation was established and their was the connecting people, institutions and community to have healthy communities for all. EFH focused their efforts on the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, which is compromised of fiftyseven communities and working on the needs of underserved populations across the region.  

 

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Thu
27
Oct

Baking for a cure

By Margaret Salvaggio

This past Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. there was an invasion of pink surrounding the Ama’s 2 in the Family Dollar parking lot. Tables were being set up and then, and then the ladies dressed all in pink started to remove from their vehicles sweet smelling baked goods.            

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Thu
27
Oct

Not all was lost

Amanda and Mike Autrey hold a recovered American Flag from the Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home demolition on Monday. The flag was buried within a wall of the building and when the bucket truck operator spotted the flag he stopped working to save it. The old funeral home was demolished to make way for a new Chicken Express.            

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Thu
27
Oct

Zero Tolerance fights drugs in Hearne Schools

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Robertson County Community Coalition gave their annual banquet at the Eastside Park Clubhouse. Rev. Benny Carroll opened the 2016 RCCC Banquet with a prayer and Hearne ISD Zero Tolerence sponsor Ronda Jackson presented this year’s successes to an appreciative audience.             

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Thu
27
Oct

Lone Star Legal Aid Honors Angie Bates

By Lone Star Legal Aid

In commemoration of National Pro Bono Celebration (October 23-29), Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) honors Angie Bates, Robertson County’s Crime Victims Liaison, with the Helping Hands Award. The Lone Star Legal Aid Pro Bono Award recognizes attorneys, law firms, community partners, and individuals who donate their time and legal expertise to ensuring that all Robertson County residents have equal access to the courts.            

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