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20
Jun
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Firework limits for Robertson County

Robertson County Commissioners Court has put in an order prohibiting certain fireworks in unincorporated areas. This order states that no person may sell, detonate, ignite, or anyway use fireworks classified as “skyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins” in specified areas of the county.
The order does not prohibit permissible fireworks such as common fireworks small in size and large firework devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation.
If a person commits an offence knowingly or intentionally it is a Class C misdemeanor.
Some cities in the county have placed a couple of their own rules as well.
Hearne and Bremond have banned fireworks within the city limits, but Hearne has set a designated location for people to go and shoot off fireworks.

Thu
20
Jun
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Flag Day tradition celebrated with flag retirement in Hearne

On June 14, 2013 the American Legion and VFW sponsored a flag burning to retire old and wore down American flags. This event was held at Chandler Park at 10:30a.m.
VFW Commander, Ed Luster, and the American Legion Commander, Chuck Carlson, lead the event with a salute to the American Flag and the pledge. Luster’s granddaughter, Jayda Vega, led the pledge.
Other local veterans that attended the ceremony were Andrew Cannon and Delfino Sifuentes.
The ceremony was small but had a great impact on those involved.

Suezan Hoskins / Robertson County News
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Thu
13
Jun
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Calvert Council hears another citizen complaint

The Calvert City Council met briefly in open session Monday night to hear from its utility providers and field another complaint against the police department from a Calvert resident.  
First, the panel heard from its city superintendent, Kevin O’Carroll, who reported that water pumps—both part of the city’s water system and the city’s waste water system—were all running.  He said that the original installer, Smith Pumps, covered much of the cost of repairs.  The lift station on FM 1644 had also been repaired and the electrical problem that caused it to go out had been corrected.
In her report, Police Chief Nancy Juvrud said that the department had actually received a compliment.  A letter to the editor in the Robertson County News commended Officer James West for going above and beyond his duty to help residents. She also reported that she and two other officers were attending “active shooter” training in College Station.

Thu
13
Jun
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Rental property devastated by fire

Local fire departments were called out to a house on fire on 701 first street in Hearne Monday June 10. The fire is under investigation. Further information has not been provided at this time. Zeke Bermudez / Robertson County News

Thu
13
Jun
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Robertson County Grand Jury Report

• Dylan Dwayne Putnam, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Less Than One Gram.
• Javora Genell Stewart, indicted for Endangering A Child.
• Bryan Keith Herzog, indicted for Hindering Apprehension.
• Larry Darnell White, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance – More Than Four Grams But Less Than Two Hundred Grams; Possession of a Controlled Substance – More Than Four Hundred Grams.
• Leonard Frank Fields, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance – More Than Four Hundred Grams.
• Petrick Leshane Jones, indicted for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.
• James Arness Sapp, indicted for Evading Arrest With a Motor Vehicle.
• Christopher Daryl Edwards, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Georgia Marie Franklin, indicted for Evading Arrest With A Motor Vehicle.
• Tonya Michele Arevalo, indicted for Forgery – Check; Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse.

Thu
13
Jun
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4 The Cause

Kenneth Riels, Ben Luster, Jamie Thomason, and Miranda Salazar make up the Brookshire Brothers golf team at the Robertson County Charity Golf Classic this past Saturday. More pictures on page 5. Zeke Bermudez / Robertson County News

Thu
13
Jun
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New nursing home to be built in Hearne

Creative Solutions in Health Care plans to build an eighty-bed, state-of-the-art nursing home in Hearne on seventeen acres at the intersection of Hackberry Street and Rose Marie Boulevard that the company recently purchased from the City of Hearne.  A tentative golden shovel ground-breaking is planned for Tuesday, July 16.
“We are excited about opening a facility that will serve Hearne and surrounding communities,” commented Gary Blake, Creative Solutions’ founder and owner.  “I am especially excited about building this facility in Hearne since my aunt and uncle, Charlie and Naomi Blake, were very active members of Hearne’s business community years ago.  This facility continues a family tradition of involvement in this area.”

Thu
13
Jun
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Mayor Gomez locks in lower electric rates for Hearne

As with all commodities, electricity can be lowered by the price of gas. With this in mind Hearne’s Mayor, Ruben Gomez re-entered into negotiation with the city’s electric provider, American Electric Power, securing lower rates for utility customers of Hearne.
Having negotiated a lower rate a little over a year ago, Mayor Gomez recently solidified an even lower rate that will carry the residents of Hearne into 2018. The overall reduction, .02¢ per kilowatt, but customers will not see that reduction all at once or on every bill.
From May 2013 (prorated) to the final bill in December 2014, customers will receive a .5¢ reduction. This reduction will be executed on the final bill in December 2014 and then again December 2015. Customers will get a break on their electric bills, just in time for Christmas.

Thu
13
Jun
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City of Hearne grants Blackshear $200,000 for improvements

Plans for an update at the Blackshear School have been set into action by a loan given to the Blackshear Alumni Association. This loan comes with great privilege and hard work.
Blackshear has been approved for a $200,000 loan with performance agreements. The loan will be split into two halves, the first half will be provided when the renovations begin. The second half of the money will be provided after six months. The application for the loan had to have specific requirements in order to be considered. The school had to provide a detailed list of improvements including equipment needed, financial statements for the last few years, financial statements for the last quarter, a map of the property, a business plan, and a tax certificate.

Thu
06
Jun
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City Hall is growing Mushrooms

Chlorophyllum molybdites, or the common Toadstool mushroom, were found outside of Hearne City hall. This mushroom is a spore-bearing fruiting body of fungus. It has an umbrella-like cap. The cap is very poisonous to eat. If ingested it can be very bad, maybe even fatal.
Some symptoms of eating these wild mushrooms are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, weakness, and sweating. If you or someone you know has ingested one of these mushrooms they should seek immediate medical help.
If you spot these wild mushrooms you should pick them, or kick them, and discard them in the trash. These mushrooms are spread by the wind blowing the spores.
To prevent them from growing in your yard make sure you clean up pet waste, dispose of rotting mulch, and have old tree stumps ground. These mushrooms may not harm your yard in any way, but they could harm your loved ones.

 

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