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15
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Accidental discharge of gun was near fatal

By MARGARET SALVAGGIO

On Monday, July 11 a call was heard on the radio requesting for EMS and the Hearne Police Department to the Oak Tree Inn parking lot for a gunshot. When Hearne Police Department arrived they found a male with a gunshot to the stomach. While removing his duffle bag from a vehicle the gun discharged and the bullet went into his stomach area.

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Fri
15
Jul

In honor of Dallas; Flags at half-mast

By MARGARET SALVAGGIO

On Friday, July 8 at the Hearne Municipal Building lawn was the places to be at noon. A time of prayer was taking place with flags flying halfmast in honor of the fallen officers in Dallas. With a few Hearne citizens, Hearne Police Officers, City Manager John Naron and council members and with a few city employees they bowed their heads in silence for the fallen officers. What started out to be a friendly protest for the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota on a downtown Dallas Street, a sniper, Micah Xavier Johnson took aim and the next thing shots were ringing out with a deadly outcome.

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Fri
15
Jul

Councilman Jackson to be charged with assault by contact

By DENNIS PHILLIPS

Sources informed the Robertson County News that Councilmember Roderick Jackson would be charged with a Class C Misdemeanor of Assault by Contact. The investigation, lead by Sergeant Yohner of the Hearne Police Department began on May 23, just one week after Jackson was sworn in and took his place on the Hearne City Council.

 

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15
Jul

Bielamowicz announces retirement; County sets Burn Ban

By MELISSA FREEMAN

The Robertson County Commissioners’ Court had nothing but praise for long-time Robertson County Tax Assessor/Collector Carol Bielamowicz who announced her retirement after about 20 years of service to the County. Bielamowicz, who did not run for re-election this year, said that “it’s time.” Michael “Duba” Brewer, who will be the only candidate for the office on the November ballot, was appointed by the panel to complete Bielamowicz’ term, beginning July 18. The Court gave Bielamowicz their thanks for excellent work throughout her time as tax assessor/collector. They also approved the necessary audits required when any tax assessor/collect turns the job over to the new office holder. One of two of those audits has already been done and returned, “clean” to the County

 

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Fri
08
Jul

Gomez makes presentation to Sate Board of Education

By Margaret Salvaggio

One of four Blinn College students, from Hearne, has taken a course project outside the classroom to affect change in the Texas education system. Celia Gomez along with three other students teamed up this spring for a project in their Texas Government class in which they were asked make aware a problem in the community, researching the issue to determine possible solutions, and work to solve the problem through an interest group. Gomez and teammates in the project focused on public education curriculum reform, calling their interest group Curriculum Objective Reform for Education, or CORE. 

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Fri
08
Jul

City to review 30 applications for City Manager

By Dennis Phillips

According to councilperson Shirley Harris a donation of $400.00 made from the City to a small group of Hearne Junior High Cheerleader was illegal. Harris, siting the Texas Constitution asked that the donation that would help the girls get to cheer camp be taken away from the group. “I worked the car wash, I helped these kids and I want to see them get the help they need,” said councilperson Rodrick Jackson who was seen at the fund-raiser for the HJH Cheerleaders last week. “It’s personal. Shirley Harris went out of her way to find a reason to take that money away from these girls,” said Councilperson Margaret Salvaggio during Tuesdays regular meeting  

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Fri
08
Jul

Fabulous fourth clebrated in Wheelock

By Meliss a Freeman

When does Wheelock return to its former glory as Robertson County’s premier city? On July 4th, of course. On Independence Day, Wheelock’s population soars as it becomes congested— for a couple of hours. It’s all about barbeque, entertainment, silent auction with some unique items, quilts, and the traditional parade, all headquartered at Wheelock’s historical school house. On Monday, the winding streets of Wheelock were lined with cars, trucks and portable chairs full of folks waiting for the parade to come by. 

 

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Fri
08
Jul

Donate to the cause

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Gulf Coast Mobile Blood Donation bus was here parked on the side of the Prosperity Bank last week. Melinda Berlan with phone in hand went around to the local businesses to sign people up to come and donate their blood  for a good cause. Blood banks are there for everyone whatever the situation may be. If ever an accident, or a surgery or if a catastrophic event should occur there will be a blood supply to provide to the people who need it. 

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Fri
01
Jul

Make sure your 4th is safe

By American Red Cross

The long holiday weekend is just ahead and many of you will take to the highway, fire up the grill or enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks. The American Red Cross has steps you can follow to safely enjoy your holiday. HIGHWAY SAFETY: Experts say millions of people will be on the highways over the Fourth of July weekend. The Red Cross reminds everyone to buckle up, observe speed limits and to not drink and drive. Be well rested and alert and give your full attention to the road. Don’t use your cell phone. Five more tips you should remember include:

 

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Fri
01
Jul

Soap, water and a little elbow grease

By Margaret Salvaggio

This past weekend behind the Ama’s 2 restaurant on Brown Street the Hearne Junior High Cheerleaders got busy and washed cars. The girls had an assemble line in effect, they swept out the car, only if the owner wanted it, then the car was moved up in the line to be hosed down then washing with

 

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