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Fri
22
Apr

Calvert ISD Board meeting changes location

by Melissa Freeman
 
After months of requests from residents to make meetings more accessible, the Calvert Board of Trustees held its first meeting in the school library on the Calvert High School first floor. That meant residents could walk down a few steps rather than up a few flights of steps. The guests were grateful. The meeting began with two teachers expressing their frustration over criticism that low scores were a result of poor teaching.
 
 
Fri
22
Apr

Candidate under investigation for vote harvesting

by Dennis Phillips
 
The Robertson County News was informed this week that incumbent candidate for City Council Joyce Rattler is now under investigation for what is commonly referred to as vote harvesting. According to Robertson County DA Coty Siegert, his office has received sufficient information to open an investigation. Hearne resident and current candidate for council Roderick Jackson presented evidence to the DA’s office including a video statement by a victim of the vote harvesting.
 
 
Fri
22
Apr

Brookshire Brothers 50 years of service

by Melissa Freeman
 
Everyone within a 100-mile radius seems to know all about how Wal-Mart closed in Hearne. But maybe that’s not as significant as the story that became a reality this week. Today, Thursday, April 21, Brookshire Brothers celebrates 50 years of doing business and doing it successfully in Hearne.
 
Fri
22
Apr

Hearne ISD Administrators chosen for Harvard Graduate School program

“Happy Days” are here again for Hearne ISD. Superintendent of Schools Mr. Raul Leonidas Nuques is proud to announce that Hearne ISD’s application for entrance into the elite Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s “School Turnaround Leadership” training program has been accepted. This professional development-training program is nationally and internationally recognized as producing better equipped and more knowledgeable administrators capable of successfully turning around poor performing campuses and districts.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

County turns out for “nonpartisan election” public hearing

By Melissa Freeman
 
Robertson County residents filled every seat in the Robertson County Courtroom Monday night as County Judge Charles Ellison went from person to person to gauge interest in moving county elections into the May nonpartisan (candidates do not declare a party affiliation) street/school board elections. The decision must be made by the Texas State Legislature, but County Commissioner Keith Petitt (pct. 1) asked for the hearing to determine whether Robertson County would be interested in requesting that the state congress consider the change.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

Pets are allowed in church

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
Since the new name change at Crosspoint Church on the Hill, formerly Christian Faith Center, there have been things happening, new changes, all for the good. Pastors Becky and Jason Hoffpauir have been blessed in more ways than one.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

One of these things at not like the others

By Dennis Phillips
 
You just never really know what you will find at a garage sale. Certainly you will find old books, VHS tapes, a bike or perhaps that special toy from years gone past. This weekend at the Elliott Baptist Church semi-annual garage sale you could have found all that but you would also have found J.D. and Anna Schroder out of Hearne.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

School closure Friday, April 15 in Honor

By Melissa Freeman
 
Lollie Ann Adams was a soft-spoken woman, but that quietness did little to hide the passion within. Lollie was passionate about her God, her family, her friends, her city and her school district. And she was passionate about Rev. Donnie Adams, who she went to be with last weekend. If there was ever a model marriage, Donnie and Lollie had one. The memory of those two together can teach us all a vitally important lesson. They not only loved each other; they didn’t neglect each other. They knew what it took to make a marriage last and get better every year. We have few examples like that these days, and we need to cherish the memory of the Adams legacy.
 
 
 
Fri
08
Apr

Pancakes in the Park this Saturday

By MELISSA FREEMAN

Hungry for pancakes and sausage? The Church of Latter Day Saints Youth Group would like to serve you a plate with juice to wash it down on Saturday, April 9, at the Virginia Field Park Pavilion in Calvert from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family and all proceeds will go to send kids to summer camp. This summer, the girls (one a member and six who are not but want to go to summer camp) are going to Messiah’s Ranch in southern Robertson County, the boys are going to Camp Constantine, a nearby Boy Scout camp. Local LDS youth will be selling tickets and helping serve to earn their way to camp.

 

Fri
08
Apr

Long hours, hard work and rewards

By MARGARET SALVAGGIO

It all started with the night of March 26, with eighteen beautiful young ladies represented by different organizations and groups in the Robertson County School Districts. Eighteen young ladies that worked very hard for months selling raffle tickets among all the other tasks that were before them in order to be on that stage competing for the Robertson County Fair Queen title. When the night was over the Robertson County Queen was named and the first and second runners up were standing beside her taking pictures and thanking all that supported them.

 

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