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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
[email protected]

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]

Thu
11
Apr

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Folks from all over Robertson County came to the courthouse to tie blue ribbons in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Laura Chesner Staff Writer [email protected] In 1983, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a result, child abuse awareness activities are promoted across the country during April of each year. The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect coordinates Child Abuse Prevention Month activities at the Federal level, providing information and releasing updated national statistics about child abuse and neglect. Many governors also issue proclamations to encourage initiatives and events in their States. In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother's tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country.

Thu
04
Apr

Home invasion investigation continues

The HPD has been using their Facebook page to communicate with citizens

Laura Chesner Staff Writer [email protected] Starting last week, Hearne residents reported home invasions by a group of armed males. One of the first reports came during the weekend of the Fair. One Hearne resident reported that four men wearing hoodies and masks forced their way through his front door. The victim says that one of the suspects pulled out a pistol and held it to his head as the three others ransacked his home. His three-year-old little girl was sound asleep in another room. “I wanted to do something about it, but I didn't know if the gun was loaded or not, and I didn't know if he was going to shoot me, or shoot her,” he said. “I was helpless,” said the victim who preferred to remain anonymous. Since the initial break-in, others have been reported in Hearne and Hearne Police have been taking a pro-active role in the investigation. Sergeant Stephen Yohner is heading up the investigation into these home invasions.

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