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Fri
11
Dec

Sales Tax Board moves toward Event Center construction

By Melissa Freeman

In a meeting marked by long discussions and very little positive action, the Hearne 4A Sales Tax Board did manage to make two decisions other than “table” or “defer to 4B” on two matters. It did agree to add $100,000 to the $75,000 it had already pledged to build an Events Center next to the Hearne Depot. The pledged funds will be used as incentive to potential grantors, showing the city’s willingness to do its part. One government (US Department of Agriculture Rural Development) grant and one private grant, totaling $700,000, are possible, said Hearne Economic Development Director Kent Brunette. Other grants are remotely possible but less likely, he said.

Fri
11
Dec

The fire fighters and their families were invited to attend the Christmas party

By Margaret Salvaggio

The fire fighters and their families were invited to attend the Christmas party and enjoy a catered meal of BBQ ribs, brisket and sausage with beans, macaroni and cheese, and salad with a choice of three desserts, pecan pie, banana pudding or peach cobbler. A feast for a hungry firefighter.

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Fri
04
Dec

Local teen killed over dice game at Moody Center

By Dennis Phillips

“If you would please bow your heads as we say a prayer for the Hearne youth lost over Thanksgiving,” said Mayor Gomez before officially opening Tuesday night’s council meeting. Municipal Judge Hazel Embra delivered the prayer to those present for the meeting.

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Fri
04
Dec

Hearne City accepts tax roll for more than 1.4 million

By Dennis Phillips

In a quick meeting the Hearne City Council approved the 2015 Property Tax Roll as is presented by the Robertson County Tax Assessors Office. Gross tax levy is reported as $1,473,633.63. The Council granted access to the City Online banking to the Chief Financial Officer, Mark Matlock. This will allow Matlock to better manage the auto draft payments that are made monthly from the city accounts 

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Fri
04
Dec

Calvert Christmas Dazzle: Annual tree lighting ushers in the season

By Melissa Freeman

About 100 Calvert residents and guests strolled into a winter wonderland at Calvert’s Virginia Field Park on Tuesday night. The transformation was spectacular. Guests passed beneath a long archway of white and red lights into a Gazebo in blue, green, red and white light. Santa’s, reindeer, candy canes and snowmen ushered celebrants into the archway—a dazzling walk into the Christmas season.

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Fri
04
Dec

Class of 2019 planning for their senior year

By Janene Day

Freshmen are getting a jump start on fundraising in order to successfully host their junior-senior prom and to enable the achieving, dedicated class to celebrate and go on a memorable and exciting senior trip.

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Thu
26
Nov

Commissioners vote to deny Don Hughes (AR-15). Franklin Safari’s “dangerous animal” request in 3 – 2 vote

By Melissa Freeman
 
After several months of discussion, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court voted on Monday not to allow Jason Clay, owner of Franklin Safari, to add several animals on the Texas “dangerous animals” list to his Safari collection.

 

Thu
26
Nov

VFD Chili Feast in Blackjack

By Kirra Booth
 
Winter weather has come and what better way to keep warm than a chili feast given by the Blackjack VFD. On Saturday, November 21, the winds were whipping all who entered the Blackjack Fire Department, but the aroma of chili cooking couldn’t keep anyone away.

 

Thu
26
Nov

HPD sells raffle tickets for Angel Tree

By Dennis Phillips
 
Want a chance to win a fully dipped, Howa Hogue Rifle with Kryptek Camouflage? The Hearne Police Department is selling raffle tickets to help support the local Angel Tree at Wilson Drug.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Hearne ISD receives stellar financial ranking

By Melissa Freeman

Though Hearne has had its academic challenges, it has remained remarkable solid financially, as was demonstrated again in the Hearne ISD Board of Education meeting on Monday.

 

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