News

Wed
24
Apr

Hearne VFD begins building repairs

The Hearne VFD had the old burned fire truck towed away to make way for repairs and a newer truck.

Laura Chesner
Staff Writer
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The Hearne VFD suffered a fire in their bay a couple of months ago that damaged the building and totaled this truck. According to Richard Dawson, Hearne VFD President, the building and equipment were all insured and the insurance will be helping with repairs and replacing the ruined equipment.
The repairs to the VFD building will begin later this week or the beginning of next week. The VFD is still looking for a replacement truck that will meet their needs and have been using their other engine in the meantime. Other Volunteer Fire Departments in the area have been providing mutual aide to make sure that all the community needs are met.
The original cause of the fire is still unknown and the insurance company is still investigating.

Thu
18
Apr

DEA sponsoring nationwide prescription drug round-up in Robertson County

The Robertson County Community Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration is giving Robertson County citizens another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. coalition members and local law enforcement will be collecting over-the-counter and prescription medications for safe disposal at the First Baptist Church parking lot in Hearne and at the Franklin Supermarket parking lot. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Teen prescription drug abuse is on the rise across the nation—but, according to the 2012 Texas School Survey, our local efforts at reducing teen access to prescription pills are paying off. Since the first prescription pill round-up in April of 2010, students who report past month prescription pill abuse has fallen from over five percent to three percent.

Thu
18
Apr

Robertson County News is heading to West, Texas

As the tragic events unfold across the morning media, residents of West, Texas are finding themselves in a state of shock and organized chaos. Local volunteer firefighters in West responded to a fire a at a local fertilizer plant — 30 minutes later an explosion that register a 2.1 on the Richter scale. The impact blast has leveled complete residential blocks of homes. The Robertson County News plans to depart Hearne and head to West in relief effort to assist with water, clothes, bedding and canned food. If you would like to contribute, we have a large enclosed trailer and are collecting needed supplies at the Robertson County News office — 120 W. Third St. in downtown Hearne. Items requested are: • Canned Food • Water • Clothing • Bedding • Stuffed toys for the kids All in all it has been estimated that 60 homes in total have been destroyed leaving the small town devastated and residents homeless.

Thu
11
Apr

Worship directory gets a brand-new look

Laura Chesner
Staff Writer
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The Worship Directory in the Robertson County News hasn’t changed in a long time. Until now. Starting next week there will be a whole new look to the worship directory. Better fonts, updated listings and a regular spotlight on a local congregation will be just some of the improvements.
“It’s something that I had on our to-do list when we arrived in this county and I think it is time it gets done,” says publisher Dennis Phillips.
If your congregation is missing from the worship directory, or the information needs updating, please feel free to contact the office during business hours. You can call 979-279-3411 and speak to Laura or you can email your updates to [email protected]

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