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Fri
29
Mar

Hearne responds to rash of home invasions

Laura Chesner Staff Writer [email protected] Several home invasions have been reported to Hearne Police Department in recent weeks that have citizens concerned about their safety. The investigation by Hearne Police Department into this string of burglaries is currently ongoing. When reached for comment, Hearne Mayor, Ruben Gomez said that he recently met with Police Chief Thomas Williams to discuss what steps can be taken to prevent these types of instances from happening in the future. Chief Williams discussed several options with the Mayor, including specialized training for Hearne Police and dispatch and more street lights in poorly lit areas of town.

Fri
29
Mar

More high visibility changes on their way

Hearne Mayor Ruben Gomez Robertson County News Thanks to the Hearne City Council and Hearne’s 4A and 4B Sales Tax Boards, the massive old cotton compress firewall, loading docks, and concrete slabs beside the depot will soon become history. Cherry Demolition, a company out of Houston that specializes in tearing down large buildings, will soon be moving-in equipment and starting a demolition process that will likely take three or so weeks. While some noise and inconvenience are expected with a project of this size, the removal of this major longtime eyesore should help breathe new life into the area just north of the railroad tracks from downtown. Many people recall the removal of the old Hearne Lumber Company and its replacement with DaVita. Lots of visitors and residents alike are going to be amazed at what a big improvement tearing down these structures will make to the adjoining neighborhoods as well as to what people see from downtown and the highway.

Fri
29
Mar

Smith-Welch Library – more than great books

Kelly Ellison

Laura Chesner Staff Writer [email protected] Kelly Hover and Sylvia Garcia love to visit with library guests. They are always trying to find out new things for locals to enjoy and learn at the library. Recently, Sylvia decided to have a Zumba Fitness class at the library. Join her Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. for Zumba Fit Club. The first time is free, and if you decide to come back, there is a $5.00 donation to the Smith-Welch library’s summer reading program. A great way to get fit and help kids at the same time. Hover wants to remind people that the library also offers several other services. On Tuesday afternoons, locals can meet with Miosha Sanders to get help finding government assistance. She can help you find food banks, fill out Medicaid paperwork, explain your SNAP benefits and find doctors and clinics that accept CHIP. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kelly Ellison is still available to teach computer skills.

Thu
14
Mar

2013 Robertson County Youth Fair and Auction

2013 Queen Candidates

The 2013 Robertson County Fair starts on March 16, 2013 with the Queen’s Coronation and Dance and ends on March 25, 2013 with the youth auction sale. It should be an exciting week of fun and memorable family activities for those of all ages. This is the week that our youth have the opportunity to shine as they exhibit their projects and demonstrate what they have learned.
The Robertson County Fair is rich with history and dates back many years with the 2013 fair being the forty-eighth annual fair. Many changes have occurred over the years but the one constant is this: the key to a successful fair is the volunteers. In order for the fair to be successful, it takes many volunteers working numerous hours to provide the quality fair that we have in Robertson County.

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