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Mumford Post Office closing

The Mumford Post Office will shut it’s doors on July 1.

The perceived benefits of living in rural America are obvious to many—a slower pace of life, clean air most of the time, lots of room for kids and pets and grow and express themselves, and lots of room for gardens and fresh veggies. But some Mumford residents may experience one disadvantage beginning July 1—a 20 to 30 mile drive round trip to get their mail after the Mumford post office closes.

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12
Jun
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St. Philip’s Episcopal Hearne welcomes new minister

Rev. Millard E. “Skip” Stutts

The Rev. Millard E. “Skip” Stutts will be the pastor at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Hearne.

His first Sunday will be at 11:00 a.m. on June 15 and the church members are excited to have him. Stutts currently is serving as a chaplain for Hospice Brazos Valley.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, then ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for which he pastored rural churches for more than 22 years.

He and his wife, Lynn, graduated from Texas A&M University. He served at Malmstrom AFB as a Missile Launch Control Officer, and then was an instructor at the USAF Officer Training School in San Antonio before going to seminary in 1990.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is located at 408 Cedar Street in Hearne. The phone number for the church is (979) 279-5372. The church one of the historical churches in Hearne.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

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12
Jun
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Hot enough to take a plunge

Christopher is about to hit the water after jumping off of the high dive at the Hearne Community Pool.

It’s that time of the year again when the kids are out of school and parents need to keep their kids occupied during the week. Well parents the Hearne Community Pool is open for the summer.

The pool hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. There is also a Wednesday teen night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for teens ages 13 through 19 and Thursday Family Night from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

The pool cost $3.00 per day per person or you can buy a summer pass for $90.00.

The pool is also available for renting. You can call the City of Hearne at (979) 279-3461 to schedule your time at the pool. It cost $200 to rent for two hours and $50 per hour after that. They ask for a $200 deposit which is returned to you if the pool area is clean after your scheduled time.

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06
Jun
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Council approves funds for newspaper office

The Hearne City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening to address a short agenda. With a full council table, the bills and previous agenda were quickly approved.

The second reading to approve 4A project funds for a proposed RV park on FM 485 was quickly tabled. “I would like a little more time to study the project,” said newly elected councilperson Hazel Embra. Having made a motion to table, the Mayor opened the item for discussion. “While I can not vote I would be happy to answer any questions, “ said Councilperson Mike Werlinger. However Embra preferred to just ask for more time to study the project. The vote: Embra, Rattler, and White for tabling the item, Vaughn and Gomez against and Werlinger abstained.

Thu
29
May
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Brotherhood Ride drives through Robertson County

On Wednesday May 28 the Brotherhood Ride cycled through Robertson County.

The Brotherhood Ride is a group of first responders that get together to honor the fallen heroes. Each year they chose a tragic event to honor and this year they are honoring the 19 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2013. The ride started on May 22 in Eunice, Louisiana and will end in Houston, Texas on May 30.

They began their ride in Eunice, Louisiana on day one and ended in Jasper, Texas. On day two they began n Jasper and ended in Alto, Texas. Day three they began in Alto and ended in Tyler, Texas. Day four they began in Tyler and ended in Dallas. Day five they began in Dallas and ended in West, Texas. Day six they began in West and ended in Bryan, Texas. Day seven they began in Bryan and ended in Montgomery, Texas, and on day eight they began in Montgomery and will end in Houston, Texas.

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29
May
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Walker to attend the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals

Jade Walker enjoys riding and rodeo.  The Finals will be held on July 21-22

Congratulations to Jade Walker of Gause, for qualifying for the Finals Rodeo in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The Finals rodeo will be held in Pueblo, CO July 21-27 and is the Little Britches equivalent to the National Finals Rodeo. Jade will compete against contestants from 21 other states vying for saddles, buckles, and more importantly, prestige.

Jade is a seventh grade student in the K-12 virtual academy, an on-line public school. She previously attended Mumford and Gause ISD’s. She is a straight-A student and has also participated in art contests and poetry contests.

In addition, she volunteers for Morning Star Ranch in Milano.

Thu
29
May
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Primary Run-off results narrows field for general election

Robertson County primary run-offs concluded at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 27. Early voters were able to cast ballots the week before as well to decide who would represent their party in the November general election.

Republicans had choices to make for four state office candidates and one county. In state offices, Robertson County Republicans chose Dan Patrick over David Dewhurst for lieutenant governor, 439 views to 171. For attorney general, local residents voted 383 to 203 in favor of Ken Paxton. In the agriculture commissioner’s race, it was Sid Miller narrowing winning the county majority, 279 to 255, over Tommy Merritt, and for railroad commission, Ryan Sitton was county favorite over Wayne Christian, 363 to 203.

Thu
29
May
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2014 Kosse Homecoming Rodeo

On June 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. the Kosse Homecoming Rodeo will take place at the rodeo arena located one mile north of Kosse on Highway 14. The rodeo will be an UPRA-CPRA co-approved rodeo; local riders are welcome to participate.

There are exciting changes to the 2014 Homecoming Rodeo. The rodeo will be produced by Champion Rodeo Company from Buffalo, Texas; which was featured in the new reality TV show, Highway Cowboys. Also, in addition to the calf scramble, muttin bustin, steer saddling, and double mugging; there will be a new even, Wild Ride, which will a must see.

Thu
29
May
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“American fighting spirit” celebrated at Depot

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News Veterans gather at the Hearne Depot to celebrate Memorial Day with guest speaker Mike Southerland.

Over fifty Robertson County residents and friends gathered at the Hearne Depot on Monday to remember those who have served—veterans of the United Stated Armed Forces and particularly those who have guaranteed our freedoms by fighting to defend them.

The commemoration began with a prayer led by American Legion Chaplain Calvin Woods, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the presenting of several awards by Chuck Carlson, the Hearne American Legion Commander and Robertson County Veterans Services Representative.

Carlson awarded this year’s Legion scholarships to Carla Hernandez of Hearne High School and Zack Vaughn of Mumford High School—finalists out of 10 or so candidates in each school.

Both plan to enter medicine, Carla as a Masters Degree pediatric nurse, Zack as a medical doctor. Carlson wishes to thank Prosperty Bank for their assistance and generosity with the legion scholarship fund.

Thu
22
May
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Standoff in Hearne ends without incident

Dennis Phillips | Robertson County News The scene Tuesday evening as negotiators work to peacefully resolve the standoff on Hwy. 6. No injuries were reported and the driver was transported to St. Joseph’s in Bryan for a diabetic condition.

UPDATE: 5/22/2014
The suspect has been identified as Paula Hyden of Bryan. It has also been confirmed that Hyden suffered a diabetic shock episode and no charges have been filled at the time of this update.
- Dennis Phillips
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A potentially dangerous situation unfolded on Hwy. 6 in Hearne Tuesday evening when a woman coming out of Bryan traveling north in the southbound lanes. The Driver originally refused to exit her vehicle when ordered to do so by the Texas Department of Public Safety officer at the scene.

Hearne Police Department along with the Bryan Police Department and SWAT units were on hand in case the situation escalated. After several hours of negotiation, the woman exited her vehicle and was transported to St. Joesph’s in Bryan due to a diabetic condition that officers believe started the event.

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