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Tue
26
Nov

Commissioners lend support to Hearne’s civic center project and approve bid to build county election center

During its second regular session, the Robertson County Commissioners Court handled a number of routine matters and agreed in principal to support the city of Hearne’s efforts to convert some downtown buildings into an education and civic center. Though not asking for funds at this time, the Hearne hoped that in the near future the County would provide two to four payments totaling $60,000 from County Hotel/Motel tax (about half of the County’s collections from Hearne hotels and motels) in support of a new civic center. The County would, in turn, have a say in how the facility was managed. Hearne Economic Development Director Kent Brunette provided the County with a similar agreement from the city/county of Nacogdoches to serve as a model.
The court voted to record its contracts with both major political parties to hold primary elections. It also approved district clerk collections of $7,428.37 for September and $6,469.27 for October.

Tue
26
Nov

Thanks to Mr. Johnson

When Roy Johnson left California to become Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Robertson County, the club Board felt it was struggling against almost insurmountable odds. It had raised the $100,000 the Boys and Girls Clubs of American suggested a small opening club must have, and it had tried to comply with all the requests of the BFCA Regional Director (though it took a long time for the Board to actually figure out what the Regional Director wanted), but it still wasn’t enough. The Regional Director did not think the Board had enough credibility and he didn’t think that Robertson County had what it took to sustain a Boys and Girls Club. That was three years ago—three years of continuous operation.

Thu
07
Nov
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Robertson County Election Results

Thu
07
Nov
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City-Wide Fall Clean up scheduled

The City of Hearne will be holding the fall clean up in the City on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14. Large bulky items can place on curbside on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 until

 7:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 13. All large Piles will be recorded by date and time of pickup at each address, any pile that shows up after that will be treated as illegal dumping and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Basic restriction will be no roofing materials/shingles, no paint, no tires, no batteries, no asbestos, no household trash, or hazardous waste.

Also there will be a pick up at the Citizens Collection Station located out on Vaughn Lane at Eagle Disposal.

Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You must bring a current light bill to use the facility free of charge.

Thu
07
Nov
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Library drawing slated for Nov. 25

The Carnegie Library will be having a Christmas basket raffle to benefit daily supplies, programs, books, and special projects needing completion around the library. Raffle tickets cost $5.00 for six of them or $1.00 each. To purchases the tickets stop by the library. The Drawing will be held on November 25 after 5:00 p.m.

The Carnegie Library is also hosting a Gingerbread House Contest. Entry forms for the contest have been sent out to the school for ages 4-11. Entries forms are due on November 15. If you bring your entry forms back to school they are due at 3:00 p.m. and if you bring the entry forms to the library they are due by 5:00 p.m. The library hopes that at least 20 children participate. If you have any questions you can call Melanie Redden or need an entry form come by the library.

Thu
07
Nov
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Veterans Day returns to 11/11/11

Holidays often morph into something other than their original concept, and that has certainly happened to Veterans Day. At first it was Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended the First World War, an agreement signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month—November 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Then it became Veterans Day—a day to honor the service of all of our veterans, still scheduled for 11 - 11. Next it morphed into one of those Monday holidays used to extend a weekend and all reference to 11, 11, 11 disappeared. But sometimes it comes back.

This year on Monday of next week, Veterans Day falls on November 11, and if you celebrate in Hearne, you can honor our veterans at the 11th hour. Returning to tradition can be pretty cool.

Thu
07
Nov
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Chili Cook Off never tasted better

On Saturday November 2, the Bremond Public Library and the TSGWarehouse hosted a very delicious success.

The judges for the chili cook off were Lori Kimbrough, Jessie Koenig, Melanie Stellbauer, Greg Allen, and Larry Muehlstein.

There were 16 teams that participated and made their own kind of yummy chili.

Third place went to the Backwood Country Gals with their “real Texas chili”. They won $50.

Second place went to Tessy Crawford, who won $75 and first place went to Melinda Jackson who won $100.

The spoon award for best presentation, décor, and theme went to Brother Stan Ortner. He also won the Best Chili in Bremond through Donations.

“Come on out next year for some great chili!” Officer Jacob Luna exclaimed.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Thu
07
Nov
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Cuddlie Lion spotted at Trunk Or Treat

Local Photo / Robertson County News
Jake Vega was a little lion for Halloween at the annual Trunk or Treat hosted by the Hearne Police Department at the Hearne High School Football Field.

Thu
31
Oct
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Ace Hardware is now officially open

On Thursday, October 24 Ace Hardware staff, the Hearne Chamber of Commerce, and many friends and family members joined together to have the official ribbon cutting.

The ceremonial ribbon cutting signifies that the store has been accepted into the community. Keith Jentsch, the store owner, was very thrilled to finally have the stores grand opening ribbon cutting, especially after all the hard work it took to get the store up and running.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Thu
31
Oct
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Semi-annual DEA RX Pill Round-up a success

The Robertson County Community Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration held their 6th semi-annual prescription pill round-up last Saturday in Hearne and Franklin. The event collected 30,843 pills, or approximately 150 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. The event also collected 4,888 milliliters of liquid medicine. This is an increase of over 7,000 pills from the event held last April.

Coalition members and local law enforcement encouraged community members to drop off over-the-counter and prescription medications for safe disposal. This event is held nationally to combat rising teen prescription drug abuse, according to the 2010 Texas School Survey, one in three Robertson County students reported having abused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Seventy percent of these teens report that they get their drugs from friends and family, often right out of the home medicine cabinet.

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