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Fri
18
Sep

A good step to better heath

by Dennis Phillips
 
It is proven, a better health practice for employees makes for a better work environment. It can lower insurance premiums, reduce claims against a businesses health insurance policy. Keeping employees healthy makes for a healthier business. Robertson County Treasurer Mindy Turner has spearheaded a program to keep county employees healthier and to have a little fun in the process.
 
Fri
11
Sep

Commissioners face concerned citizens in tax rate public hearing

By Melissa Freeman
 
Though the first of two required public hearings over the proposed county tax rate did not fill the courtroom with tax payers as it has previous years, several citizens voiced their concerns about the tax rate and county priorities during Monday’s 9 am hearing. Citizens’ chief concerns were the following: that county employees were receiving a bonus this year because the 2015 – 16 fiscal year has 27 rather than 26 pay periods (thus salaries were not frozen as the county
Fri
11
Sep

Sheriff K9 Unit 1 - Bad Guys 0

Robertson County Sheriff Deputy Wes Edwards and K-9 Pablo conducted a traffic stop roughly 1/2 mile south of JS Tire this past Tuesday evening that led to the arrest of an individual who had in his possession marijuana, pipes as well as other illegal drug use related items.
 
Fri
11
Sep

Honoring the fallen

By Margaret Salvaggio

The call came into the Robertson County News office on Friday, September 4, around 10:30 a.m. notifying the paper that the Hearne Police Department was going to have a time of remembrance at 11:00 a.m. for the fallen Brother Deputy Goforth that was being laid to rest at about that time in Houston.
 
Fri
11
Sep

City tax rate proposed to remain the same

By Dennis Phillips

With the opening of the first of two scheduled public hearings, Mayor Ruben Gomez announced the councils’ intention to unchange the tax rate. Currently set at 0.71039 per $100 value, residents can look forward to a property tax bill tat will mirror 2014. “We have held this tax rate since 2010,” said Mayor Gomez, “the proposed budget will keep the rate the same.”
 
Fri
04
Sep

Labor Day Holiday for Hearne students and teachers

By Jan Todd Batson

Fri
04
Sep

Intervention that excites: the Calvert ISD solution

By Melissa Freeman

Fri
28
Aug

County tax rate likely to increase by three cents to .475

By Melissa Freeman
With only a month left of its current fiscal year, the County is moving rapidly toward adopting a new budget and tax rate, both going into effect on October 1. Though losses to decreased mineral values have been largely made up by new business revenue (loss in value apart from industry  now totals between $130,000 and $140,000), the County power plants’ suits to lower their appraised values--one already filed and one likely to be filed in the next month--will  deny the County about two million in value until those suits are settled.
Fri
28
Aug

Hearne Elementary hosts meet the Teacher Night

By Jan Todd Batson
Excited children and parents arrived at Hearne Elementary on Thursday evening, August 20, to meet teacher they will have for the 2015-2016 school year. The building was open  from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to meet teachers, administrators, or just to find a classroom and become more familiar with the building. The 2015-2016 school year began for students on Monday, August 24. Hearne Elementary  has nineteen newly hired teachers. Mr. McGrew, elementary principal, is looking forward to a great year. 
Fri
21
Aug

Prosperity Bank stuffing the bus for local students

By Margaret Salvaggio

Prosperity Bank every year around this time has an unusual customer parked outside their building. It is big in size and has a familiar color to it, yellow, school bus yellow. The employees at the bank have helped collect school supplies for the children in our community each year for some time now. Their efforts have paid off and have helped children that can’t afford all the necessary supplies they need for their classes.

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