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Fri
07
Aug

County approves Barn Ban: Drought index soaring

With the drought index past the 575 cut off, the Robertson County Commissioners instituted a barn ban in a special session on Monday. Commissioners noted that, with the drought index predicted to soar into the 700 range in the next couple of weeks, conditions for burning are going from dangerous to extremely hazardous. Hundred degree temperatures and no rain in the forecast, plus random grass fire outbreaks along county roads, have forced most area counties to forbid burning.
 
Fri
07
Aug

Mansion destroyed by fire sparks investigation

The blaze was felt through the neighborhood as drivers and onlookers witness the 9 bedrooms, 11-bath mansion destroyed by fire. The home was built in 2006 and was up for sale with a price tag of $1.2 million dollars. The home featured a pool, elevator and was measured at 7,966 sq. ft.
 
Fri
07
Aug

PTO City Wide Sale was a success

Even though the weather may have been a little warm the Hearne PTO was just getting started with their First Annual City Wide Sale. This past Saturday, stating at 7:00a.m. in the Hearne High School parking lot with good deals galore to be seen.
 
Fri
07
Aug

Siegert reaches plea agreement in Workman murder case

Kevin Godfrey, 22, of Hearne pleads guilty to the charge of arson this past Monday. Godfrey was facing a capitol murder charge along with the arson charge in the 2012 murder of former Hearne Councilman Charles Workman.
 
Fri
07
Aug

Pedestrian killed following accident at Love’s Truck Stop

At 7:50 Hearne Police Department responded to an emergency call at Loves Travel Stop on Hwy. 6. Reportedly a man had been struck and dragged by a semi-truck in the back parking area of the busy truck stop.
 
Fri
31
Jul

County begins budgeting process

As the County moves into its yearly budget cycle, it faces some grim realities—  that it will probably not be  able afford the same level of services it is currently providing. However, CountyJudge Charles Ellison added, minerals will most likely not be valued as low as previously feared. Three County employee positions have been eliminated at a savings of approximately $150,000, but that’s a drop in the bucket, said Ellison, if the County faces a two to three million dollar shortfall. On the plus side, commissioners are planning to make significant cuts  in “road and bridge” budgets 

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Fri
31
Jul

Journey to far away lands

Joyce Minter in her colorful shirt as the American flag is preparing lunch for the  attendees at the Bethany Baptist VBS.

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Fri
31
Jul

The ticket hunt goes on...

Publisher Dennis Phillips got tricky with the tickets this week hiding both newspapers in the same place. After a meeting, Phillips stashed the golden ticket letters at Mudd Creek Convenience Store in Franklin where both winning papers were found  by Franklinites. Left is Judy Rodriquez who plans to take her family to Schlitterbahn  in South Padre Island and Katherine Slay is headed off with her family to Galveston Schlitterbahn. Congratulations to both of this weeks winners and remember the hunt goes on as more tickets are still out and about Robertson County

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Fri
31
Jul

CISD welcomes new head coach

“Calvert I.S.D. superintendent Maxie Morgan announces the employment of a new head coach for their athletic program. Mr. Wayne Ware will assume those duties as the Trojansbegin a new football season with two-a-days starting on August 3. Coach Ware is a certified physical education teacher and will also teach physical education. Coach Ware comes to Calvert from Covington I.S.D. where he was head coach and athletic director. He has also coached several other districts including Spur I.S.D. and Chillicothe I.S.D. Coach Ware has sixteen years experience in coaching and is a graduate of McNeese State University located in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Fri
24
Jul

Hurricane force baseball

This past Saturday at the Hearne Little Park there was some major baseball being played. The Brazos Valley Hurricanes  hosted a two day invitational nonsanctioned baseball tournament. Teams came from Caldwell, Franklin, and from Hearne to participate in the all-American sport.
 

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