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Fri
08
Jul

Fabulous fourth clebrated in Wheelock

By Meliss a Freeman

When does Wheelock return to its former glory as Robertson County’s premier city? On July 4th, of course. On Independence Day, Wheelock’s population soars as it becomes congested— for a couple of hours. It’s all about barbeque, entertainment, silent auction with some unique items, quilts, and the traditional parade, all headquartered at Wheelock’s historical school house. On Monday, the winding streets of Wheelock were lined with cars, trucks and portable chairs full of folks waiting for the parade to come by. 

 

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Fri
08
Jul

Donate to the cause

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Gulf Coast Mobile Blood Donation bus was here parked on the side of the Prosperity Bank last week. Melinda Berlan with phone in hand went around to the local businesses to sign people up to come and donate their blood  for a good cause. Blood banks are there for everyone whatever the situation may be. If ever an accident, or a surgery or if a catastrophic event should occur there will be a blood supply to provide to the people who need it. 

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Fri
01
Jul

Make sure your 4th is safe

By American Red Cross

The long holiday weekend is just ahead and many of you will take to the highway, fire up the grill or enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks. The American Red Cross has steps you can follow to safely enjoy your holiday. HIGHWAY SAFETY: Experts say millions of people will be on the highways over the Fourth of July weekend. The Red Cross reminds everyone to buckle up, observe speed limits and to not drink and drive. Be well rested and alert and give your full attention to the road. Don’t use your cell phone. Five more tips you should remember include:

 

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Fri
01
Jul

Soap, water and a little elbow grease

By Margaret Salvaggio

This past weekend behind the Ama’s 2 restaurant on Brown Street the Hearne Junior High Cheerleaders got busy and washed cars. The girls had an assemble line in effect, they swept out the car, only if the owner wanted it, then the car was moved up in the line to be hosed down then washing with

 

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Fri
01
Jul

Mumford Cheerleaders champion chant winners

By Tamm y Baker

The Mumford Mustang Varsity Cheerleaders recently returned from a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) summer camp with the title of Champion Chant Winners 2016. The camp was held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Members of the 2016-2017 Mumford Varsity Cheer Team are Taylor Lee, Captain (Sr.); Daniela Fernandez, Co-Captain (Jr.); Mariah Flores (Jr.); Heather Lee (Jr.); Anna Alcon (Soph.); Kaylee Hawes (Soph.); Madisyen Miller (Soph.); Calla Vinton (Soph.); Alondra Fernandez (Fr.); Mahkaila Guevara (Fr.); and Coleman Fazzino, Mascot (Fr.). The Mustang Cheerleaders are under the direction of Mrs. Tammy Baker, certified NCA Cheer Coach.

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Fri
01
Jul

Commissioners look to improve Hwy 6 safety

By Meliss a Freeman

On Monday, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court made plans to improve county highway safety and first responder communications. The Court agreed to look into the possibility of asking the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to suspend a caution light and add a safety lane at the intersection of Hwy 6, Sadberry Lane, and Lakeway Drive, an offset intersection with a history of serious automobile accidents. It also voted to purchase a communications tower to accommodate new communications equipment purchased through grant funds. An addition tower will be donated by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG).

 

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Fri
24
Jun

Ray Rodriguez appointed Robco Election Administrator

By Dennis Phillips

 In a special call meeting of the Robertson County Commissioner’s Court this past Friday Ray Rodriguez was appointed as the new Robertson County Election Administrator. Acting on the recommendation of outgoing Election Administrator Trudy Hancock, 

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Fri
24
Jun

Stem lawsuit close to positive end

By Dennis Phillips

For the City of Hearne the lawsuits as well as appeals filled by former Hearne Police Officer Stephen Stem looks to come to a close. According to the newly hired law firm of Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde and Zech, the final lawsuit, a state filled suit for reinstatement to the Hearne Police Department is all that remains. “All the federal suits are closed and the City was victorious in its defense of the suits,” said Attorney George Hyde. 

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Fri
24
Jun

Hearne All-Star are Champions

By Margaret Salvaggio

This past Saturday the Hearne All Star Team, boys ages ten through eleven, played their best two out of three against the College Station team here at the Hearne Little field. The two teams were playing for the title Texas East District 33 Champions. With having played their first game against each other Friday at Brian Bachmann Park in College Station and with the Hearne team winning that match up with a score of 21-0 the next game would then be played in Hearne. 

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Fri
17
Jun

Smith Welch Memorial Library Receives $2000 Grant

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Smith Welch Memorial Library a $2000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. “Dollar General has consistently helped fund our literacy programs at the library,” said Silvia Garcia, Library Youth Services Coordinator. 

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