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10
Jun

TV Guy gets 12 years for Burglary

By Dennis Phillips

Everyone loves a stupid criminal report and this one is a good one. Billy Earl Anderson 21, with a juvenile rap sheet and one prior conviction for burglary of a building never really perfected his criminal techniques. According to Robertson County DA Coty Siegert, the case of Anderson was a snap shot of stupid criminal behavior.  

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Fri
03
Jun

River of Life Church gets grant from Union Pacific

By Margaret Salvaggio

Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific presented a grant check Wednesday, March 30, in the amount of $10,000.00 to Andi Odom from the River of Life Church. The grant money from Union Pacific goes along way in helping the community of Hearne. The River of Life Church has been able to purchase a 15- passenger van to help with church trips to summer camps and even helping getting church members that can not drive or do not have a vehicle to get to and from church.  

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Fri
03
Jun

The Land of the Free

By Pastor Becky Hoffpauir

Before we can enter into freedom, we must decide if we want to go where God is taking us. In order to get milk and honey, the Israelites had to walk away from the place where Pharaoh ruled. Just like Israel, we too need to be delivered from a person (Satan) and a place. Galatians 5:1,“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” In studying a certain Bible Study, I read a story from the author that was very interesting. She had taken her small children to a circus. They didn’t really care much about anything but the elephants.  

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Fri
03
Jun

Chance to win FREE Schlitterbahn tickets could be in this paper

For the second year the Robertson County News along with Schlitterbahn Waterparks has teamed up to bring you the chance to win free tickets to the New Braunsfels park. Here’s how the contest works. Every week until August 20 vouchers for free tickets will be hidden in both the  Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate. Randomly placed by the publisher of the  newspapers, Dennis Phillips.   

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Fri
03
Jun

FM 485 Little Brazos River Bridge opens

By Margaret Salvaggio

After months of the long awaited opening of the Little Brazos River Bridge on FM 485, the time has come. On Wednesday, May 26 the ribbon cutting was set for high noon The construction on the new bridge started last August and finally was completed and traffic can now resume traveling down FM 485 without having to turn around and make a detour.  

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Fri
03
Jun

Remembering D-Day at Camp Hearne

When Allied operations stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), General Eisenhower never had a second plan nor did he expect anything less than victory. Field Marshall Rommel was defending France’s coastline and knew “for the Allies and Germany it will be the longest day.” D-Day loss of human lives on both sides was very high. We honor those service men and women and the civilian lives lost during this critical operation by remembering this day with a special WWII Living History event.

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Fri
27
May

Hearne ISD under TEA scrutiny

By Melissa Freeman

In a six-hour meeting closing in the early morning hours, the Hearne ISD Board of Trustees seated a new member, completely reorganized, and reflected its obvious divisions, despite calls for unity. During the course of the meeting, the District’s attorney, Darren Gibson, announced the Texas Education Agency inspectors would be coming the following day, Tuesday, May 24, to investigate charges of nepotism and other possibly illegal practices. The result, said Gibson, could be the loss of the District’s accreditation. “This is serious,” said Gibson.
 

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Fri
27
May

Naron named interim City Manager

By Dennis Phillips

Meet John Naron, Hearne’s new interim City Manager. For some it is not an introduction that is needed as Naron is a graduate of Hearne HS; class of 1999 and began his public school life at Blackshear Elementary. Born in Bryan, after graduation Naron joined the U.S. Navy where he worked on computerized weapons systems and spent a few years as a IT/ET for NSA, Bahrain. “I have been all over the world and believe that experience has really opened my mind to many different cultures and ideas,” said Naron.

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Fri
27
May

Brewer over Rucker for County Tax-Assessor-Collector

By Dennis Phillips

With 965 total Democrat votes cast in Tuesday’s primary, Franklin’s Michael “Duba” Brewer won with a solid 71.61% over Teresa Rucker. With the close of the primaries Democrat Chair Nelda Calhoun has step down from that position and election winner Jan Roe can officially assumed the duties for the party on June 1. Calhoun was elected to the Hearne School Board and took her position this past Monday. Calhoun resigned her position to Roe this past Sunday as not to occupy two elected offices at the same time

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Fri
27
May

New Council explores changes

By Dennis Phillips

In a flurry of resignation letters and walkouts by various city employees a breath of fresh air surrounded the council as the newly elected with the previously seated began working through some of the more pressing issues facing the city of Hearne. Accepting the resignation of City Attorney Bryan Russ, Jr., City Chief Financial Officer Mark Matlock and City Manager Pee-Wee Drake, a plethora of vacant offices can be seen at City Hall.

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