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08
Aug
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Five families lose home to blaze

“Please, let the firefighters know what a great job they all did,” said Fire Investigator Lt. Janine Mather. Mather is with the State of Texas Fire Marshall’s office and is responsible for investigating fires within 20 Texas counties, including Robertson.
On Saturday, August 3, Calvert Fire Chief Joe Jackson and volunteer firefighter Zeke Bermudez were the first to respond to the call. “I told the chief we needed back up, he told me Hearne was on the way,” said Bermudez. Along with Hearne Fire Department, Bremond as well as Franklin responded to the blaze at 5:55 p.m.
The blaze engulfed eight apartments and displaced five families when it was finally extinguished six hours later. All residents were accounted for and no injuries were sustained.

Thu
08
Aug
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Drug sting nets 5; 4 more sought by authorities

In open commissioner’s court last Thursday, Coty Siegert, Robertson County/District Attorney announced the success of a recent methamphetamine drug operation that netted 19 indictments and have already landed 5 in jail. Warrants for four other suspects involved have been issued. All suspects are from Robertson County.
Richard Paul Lehoski of Hearne has been charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance greater than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams, a 2nd degree felony.
Douglas Carl Herwald of Hearne faces one count with intent to deliver and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance greater than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams, a 2nd degree felony. He also faces one count of possession of controlled substance less than 1 gram, a state jail felony.

Wed
31
Jul
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EMS poster now available at the Franklin EMS station

Suezan Hoskins / Robertson County News

Wed
31
Jul
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Pastry, pies and cookies always help

Dennis Phillips / Robertson County News

Wed
31
Jul
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Commissioners face sobering economic realities

MELISSA FREEMAN / Robertson County News

Wed
31
Jul
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The Event moves downtown

Melissa Freeman / Robertson County News

Thu
18
Jul
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EnCana comes to the Boys and Girls Club

Even though it was probably the hottest day of the year so far, EnCana Oil and Gas Company came to Hearne last Thursday to play some kick ball at the Boys and Girls Club in the Wood Field parking lot.  It was the EnCana anti-smoking kick ball game which EnCana won, 12 to 5, but probably because it recruited Boys and Girls Club members to play on its team as well.
Leading the EnCana team were Calvert standouts Xauvier Laury and James Lloyd, Boys and Girls Club members who can kick the ball.  Recently, Calvert club members have also joined the Boys and Girls Club traveling basketball team and played in the local Mark Flowers league, honing their skills for the 2013-2014 school season and making a successful traveling team
Despite the heat, both teams played vigorously and showed the value of lungs without tar build-up.

Melissa Freeman - [email protected]

Thu
18
Jul
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First Victoria merges with Prosperity Bank

Prosperity Bank announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with First Victoria National Bank Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary First Victoria National Bank headquartered in Victoria, Texas, whereby First Victoria National Bank will be merged with and into Prosperity Bank. Prosperity has completed six merger transactions in the last eighteen months. First Victoria National Bank operates thirty-four banking offices including one loan production office, four in Victoria, Texas, seven in the South Texas area including Corpus Christi, six in the Bryan/College Station area including Hearne, five in the Central Texas area including New Braunfels, and twelve in the Houston area including The Woodlands and Huntsville. As of March 31, 2013, First Victoria National Bank, on a consolidated basis, reported total assets of $2.410 billion, total loans of $1.608 billion and total deposits of $2.147 billion.

Thu
18
Jul
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On your mark, get set, construct

Gause ISD is breaking ground on their new track and field complex. The track should be ready to use by mid-September 2013, and the football field will not be ready until the 2014-15 school year. The complex consists of a football field and modern day track and field amenities. Hellas Construction Company is building the facility.  This complex will enhance our athletic program and the community will appreciate the public access to the facility.
Gause ISD is a high-performing Pre K through 8th grade public school with enrollment openings for grades Kinder, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th. If you are interested in your child transferring to Gause School, please call 979-279-5891. School will begin on August 26th with Meet the Teacher Night and Open House on Thursday, August 22 from 5 – 7 pm.

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Wed
03
Jul
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Blood Drive

The Blood Center of Brazos Valley is continuing its partnership with Hearne Church of Christ to help save lives. The community is invited to support the church’s next blood drive on Sunday, July 21. All who donate or attempt to donate will receive a navy blue flag-design Commit for Life T-shirt!
Blood donations are needed every day to help patients in the Brazos Valley region – including surgery patients, trauma patients, individuals with anemia, premature babies, and more.  Donations tend to decline in the summer months, but the need for blood is constant.
Hearne church of Christ is located at 1202 Live Oak street. To schedule your donation contact Minister Joey Peacher at (979) 599-4590.
Blood Center of Brazos Valley is asking its donors to Commit for Life.

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