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05
Jun

Fishing Derby rescheduled for June 21

“It’s been a tough season for weather, we want to be sure that this event goes off without a hitch,” said Publisher Dennis Phillips. “With all the rain, the ground is just soaked and we need a few more days of sun to dry things out.”
 
 
Fri
05
Jun

Winner announced from the Knights of Columbus raffle

Margaret Salvaggio
Robertson County News The Knights of Columbus Council 10555 announces the winners of their scholarship raffle held on May 14. The winners are: First place Daniel Garcia of Bryan, Second place was Bob Small of Easterly and Third place was Ed Wolf from Cameron.
 
Fri
05
Jun

Remembering D-Day at Camp Hearne

Cathy Lazarus

There were many Allied led operations during World War II that contributed to winning that War. Perhaps none are more
significant than Operation Overlord. Landing day was June 6, 1944 or D-Day. The Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and secured territory to bring millions of service men and 7 million tons of supplies to Hitler’s back door.
 
Fri
05
Jun

Hearne Council approves annexation expanding the city limits

Dennis Phillips

The Hearne City council approved the annexation  of 577-acre tract of land at last Tuesdays meeting. In a vote of 4 for and 1 abstain the annexation is complete and can be added to the tax roll of the city. The Downtown education / civic center project was discussed as City Manager Pee Wee Drake presented a grant proposal that could add as much as $350,000.00 to the kitty.

 

 
Fri
29
May

Commissioners approve the hiring of part time workers and a district clerk’s office employee

Melissa Freeman
 
Despite a hiring freeze, Robertson County Commissioners Court approved three potential new hires and authorized County Judge Charles Ellison and Commissioner Donald Threadgill (pct. 2) to go to Omaha, Nebraska, to protect the County’s interest with Union Pacific Railroad.
 
Fri
29
May

Calvert Woman’s Club Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Jan Todd Batson
Calvert Woman’s Club located at 404 Mitchell St. did not let the recent rains dampen their 75th Anniversary on Saturday afternoon, May 23. Members were dressed in black and white attire to honor the occasion.
 
 
Fri
29
May

A Day for sober reflection Memorial Day 2015

Melissa Freeman
Despite threatening clouds and mosquitoes the size of dive bombers, between fifty and sixty Robertson County residents
met at the Hearne Depot on Monday to remember the men and woman of this country’s armed forces who, through 240
years of our history, have fought and often died to guarantee our freedoms.
 
 
Fri
29
May

Tasty gathering

Margaret Salvaggio
 
Scott Moody moved to Hearne, Texas when he was three with his family and remained here until he graduated from Hearne
High School in 1981 and then went on to South West Texas State University in 1987 for a degree in Physical Education and a minor in History.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Dramatic race for Calvert ISD trustee place ends with Schells’ installation

Melissa Freeman
In an election aptly described as a “nail-biter,” or perhaps a “photo-finish,” Shemeika Schells became one of two new Calvert
ISD trustees on Tuesday night. For those who don’t vote because they don’t think their vote counts, the Schells-Alston race should provide a much needed attitude change.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Promenade to Paris

Kelviaun Mitchell
Junior class sponsor Mrs. Candace Frank and the junior class excitedly settled on a Parisian theme for the 2015 Hearne High School prom. With a majestically decorated European backdrop enhanced by twinkling lights, flickering candles, 
and ornate chandeliers, the promenade began. As each person walked in, they were tantalized with the aroma of fresh coffee beans reminiscent of sidewalk cafes and were swept toward the huge, captivating Eiffel Tower.
 
 

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