This past Saturday February 21 a group of local supporters of the Go Red Heart Disease Awareness happen to be taking their Third Annual Walk. Jackie Lewis started this walk in honor of her mother, Lois Marie Lewis, who had heart failure with numerous heart by-pass surgeries and kidney failure and pasted away April 15, 2008 and Jackie herself has had three by-pass surgeries January 3, 2008.
Robertson County has a great history starting back as far as some of the earliest Spanish Trails. The Robertson County Historical Commission is actively working to protect and promote the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail crossing Robertson County.
The month of February is known for being Black History Month and the Hearne School District gave a program to honor Black History. The program was in the gymnasium at the high school on February 27 and the program was held at 10 a.m. and then again at 1:30 p.m.
Most any Texas student will tell you March 2, 1836 is an important date to remember. It is Texas Independence Day. This was the day when Texas declared its independence from Mexico and established a sovereign country, The Republic of Texas.
On Friday, Feb. 20 from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the Hearne Elementary Cafeteria the Hearne Lions Club hosted their Annual Chili, Beans & Cornbread Supper. It was a festive event with delicious food that was not only scrumptious but benefited a wonderful cause. Proceeds from this fundraiser help the Lions Club to support the local youth in Robertson County through various programs.
On Saturday February 21 at 1:00 p.m. the Hearne VFW held their monthly turkey shoot. This event is held on the third Saturday of each month at the VFW hall in Hearne at 1:00 p.m. The event is a lot of fun. Anyone can attend, there is a $50 entry fee to shoot 10 rounds and the winner gets the “pot” minus 40% which goes to the veteran’s fund.
Hearne Healthcare Center hosted a health fair at BrookshireBro’s on Friday February 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The purpose of the fair was to help promote health awareness for Robertson County Residents and especially seniors. Communities, health professionals, andfamilies can work together tocreate opportunities for people to make healthier choices
The Milam County Genealogical Society met in Calvert Texas at Ms. Hazel Smitherman Kuzel and Ms. Jan Billingsley’s home on 600 East Texas. Their special guests were members and officers of the Calvert Historical Foundation.