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Fri
10
Jul

Star Spangled Celebration

 
The American Spirit was flying high this Fourth of July at the annual Wheelock Parade and BBQ. Parade goers lined up early to get their favorite spots to view the parade lineup. This tiny town parade has been drawing in locals and outsiders alike for many years, and this year did not disappoint. The parade started at 10:00 a.m. with the American flag whipping strongly against the same winds that carried it all those years ago on July 4, 1776, when Continental Congress declared our Independence as a new nation apart from the British Empire, under God.

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Fri
10
Jul

DIST. 33 CHAMPIONS

Just like the boys winning a State Championship the girls followed right in their footsteps and won their Championship too. The girls received a first round bye and lost their second round game to Bryan National with a score of 6-4. Then they cam back to won four straight games 15-5 over Franklin, 12-0 over Madisonville, 4-3 over Bryan National, and 14-2 over Bryan National to win the District 33 Nine and Ten year old division in the softball title.
 

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Fri
10
Jul

And the first winner is…

Readers of the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate are on the hunt for free tickets to Texas’ Schlitterbahn Water Parks. Starting three weeks ago, the publisher of the newspapers began marking newspapers and hiding them all around Robertson County. The contest is for two lucky winners, one from each newspaper to hunt andfind the winning newspaper.” 
 

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Fri
10
Jul

Drake stays on as City Manager, for now

The Hearne City Council is looking to fill two positions officially vacated last month. The City Municipal Judge as well as City Attorney is left unfilled at the time of this report as the City orders advertising to find qualified individuals to fill these vacancies. While questions have been brought up over conflict of interest to fill the Municipal, as well as to the legality of person that can fill the position, the council took no action this past Tuesday simply tabling the topic to fill the position until advertising could run it’s course through the Texas Municipal League, Robertson County News as well as Texas Workforce Commission.
 

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Fri
03
Jul

Wheelock Independence Day Parade, BBQ, and silent auction

Flags are waving over Wheelock. Decorations are being applied to floats, wagons, antique cars, lawnmowers, horses and buggies, bicycles and just about anything that moves.
 
Fri
03
Jul

Kids starring cast at first fishing derby in Hearne

It was the place to be, and be seen this past Sunday as kids from all walks of life came out to try their luck in the freshly stocked city pond at Eastside Park.
 
Fri
03
Jul

RV Source hosts sucessful first time event for Rob Co.

RV Source held a BBQ cook-off on June 19 and 20  at their new place of business at 10212 South State Highway 6 (Country RV old location). They had a great turn out with 41 teams entering the cookoff.
 
Fri
26
Jun

Hearne Council selects Hazel Embra as interim municipal judge

By unanimous decision, both resignation letters  of City Attorney Bryan F. Russ and Municipal Judge Bill Lund were  ccepted
by the Hearne City Council on Tuesday evening.
 
Fri
26
Jun

CS Bomb Squad detonates suspicious device at Holiday Inn

“The 911 call came in around 10:38 this morning for a PVC type pipe, taped off at both ends with a rod sticking out of it,” said
Sheriff Yezak. “No one should panic, the situation is being handled.”
 
Fri
26
Jun

Free Schlitterbahn tickets inside?

“It’s a game a lot like treasure hunting,” said Publisher Dennis Phillips. Here’s what is going on. In one newspaper, either a Franklin Advocate or Robertson County News there is free tickets to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in South Padre Island.
 

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