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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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Fri
21
Aug

Hearne students “supplied” by the community of Hearne

By Fredrick Webber

The Thirteenth Annual Hearne Back to School Rally was a great success thanks to the help and support of the local community. The Rally is to help gather school supplies for children who might have to start school without the adequate tools they need. In addition, it is a way for the community to come together and give our students the best possible start to the new year. As the committee move forward the goal will also include the following: Health and Wellness, Safety and Prevention, Sports and Clubs, After School Activities and Recreation. Hearne Back to School Rally was held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gentry-Godfrey Park. 

Fri
21
Aug

FM 1373 closed to replace bridges

By Bobby Colewell

Beginning Wednesday, August 19, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will shut down FM 1373 at Hardin Slough to replace the bridge. This closure is expected to last until December. Once Hard Slough is reopened, the contract will close down the roadway at Alligator Slough to replace that bridge as well. This closure at Alligator Slough is expected to be from December through March.  

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Fri
14
Aug

County in better shape than previously feared

In a summer than seemed to have more than its share of bad news, the County Judge Charles Ellison stated during Monday’s regular Commissioners’ Court session that earlier fears that county values would drop precipitously were overstated. He said that businesses moving into the county over the last couple of years are paying sufficient taxes to make up for losses in mineral values. Though the County may still lose revenue if its two power plants are significantly de-valued, (power plant values are being challenged) it appears it will lose less than a million in property value.
 

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