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Thu
17
Apr
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Hearne Council candidate lends a hand

Hearne City Council candidate Hazel Embra donned her apron and helped kids learn how to cook at the Boys and Girls Club last Tuesday. Luminant’s Steve Jenkins was on hand for a visit and he couldn’t tell what Ola Mae Redmon (Club cooking instructor), Assistant Embra, and the Club kids were making but he testified that it looked and smelled “good.” Really good.

Embra wants voters to know she is serious about helping Hearne residents and wants to extend her assistance as a member of the Hearne City Council. She is a life-long resident of Hearne, married to Deacon Donald Embra, mother of Rev. Kenneth Stewart, and the grandmother of six, great-grandmother of two. That probably explains in part why she’s handy in the kitchen—especially while helping kiddos do the cooking.

Thu
17
Apr
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Calvert, Hearne ISD relationship tested

Herne High School Principal Jonathan Wells

With a phone call, athletic competition between Hearne ISD and Calvert ISD almost came to an end. The caller identifies himself as Hearne High School Principal Jonathan Wells in a voice mail message left on Calvert ISD Athletic Director Marcus Wortham voice mail answering service.

Once identified, Wells proceeds with this message: “I was calling you to uh, let you know that Hearne, uh, will not be scheduling any athletic events, that’s volleyball, basketball uh, with Calvert. If you have any questions, you can call me back.” Wells goes on to provide a call back phone number and continues, “You can let the people in Calvert know we will not be scheduling any sporting events, uh, with Calvert. If you have any questions give me a call back. Have a great day.”

Thu
10
Apr
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First annual SSG Scott Burgess Memorial 5k

This past Saturday the first SSG Scott Burgess Memorial Walk/Run was held at the Franklin Ranch. The proceeds of the run fund a scholarship for Franklin High School Seniors.

Scott was killed in Afghanistan while serving the Army during Operation Enduring Freedom on April 4th, 2011. He left behind a wife, and two daughters, along with many other loved family and friends. Having this run each year will allow our community to take a time of remembrance of our hometown hero and the ultimate sacrifice he gave for our country.

Our generous sponsors including, The Gym, Wilson Livestock Services, Stacey Reynolds Photography, M3T Photography, Ryan and Logan Kyle, Gilbert and Teresa Vela, Gary and Mindy Turner, and BCS Trophy made this event possible.

Justin Bowen came in first in the men’s division followed by Coty Siegert, and Paul Herring. Sara Huggins came in first in the women’s division followed by Kristi Rogers, and Tonya Baker.

Thu
10
Apr
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St. Joseph Express excellent for non-emergency health care needs

Local businesses, school districts, governments, and residents alike are urged to utilize Hearne’s St. Joseph Express for their walk-in, extended-hours, non-emergency health care needs.  In a county without a hospital or emergency room, we are very fortunate to have the same type of urgent care facility in Robertson County that people have access to in much larger cities.  As with all other businesses, however, this facility needs to stay busy to remain open in Hearne and available to our community.

Thu
10
Apr
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The EVENT is slated for April 26

Get your dancing and shopping shoes on—THE EVENT is returning to down town Hearne. On April 26 beginning a 11 am, this year’s festivities, benefiting the Boys and Girls Club, will feature lots of food and fun on Magnolia and 4th Streets in the heart of downtown.

The Magnolia Street Vendors Market with unique, one of kind things to buy and lots of food to eat will open at 11 am. A full afternoon and evening of entertainment with singers, dancers, bands and a magic man—Ben Jackson of Houston—begins a noon.

Some entertainment highlights include soloists Doug White and Mike Mathis Sr., the Alyssa Allen Band, the Rhythm Rockers line dance team from College Station, the Spignerettes of Calvert, the Brazos Valley Band for those who like it big and brassy, the magic of Ben Jackson, singers Pricilla Siegert and Lisa Yezak, and featured entertainer Diamond Plate, the band that will rock you all the way to 10 pm.

Thu
10
Apr
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Trains collide, derail near Kosse

Two Union Pacific trains collided Sunday night just south of Kosse, derailing one locomotive and 14 freight cars.

Two employees were injured in the accident, which happened about 9:45 p.m. between a mile to a mile and a half south of the town, according to Union Pacific representative Elizabeth Hutchison. Local emergency first responders went to the accident scene, but it was not known how serious the injuries were, only that both victims were receiving medical treatment.

Both trains were southbound, but one train was stopped on the tracks when the second train hit it from behind. The trains were pulling other cars that did not derail. One of the trains was carrying iron ore, and the other was carrying containers of various commodities.

The accident is under investigation by various agencies, including the Federal Railroad Administration and Union Pacific itself, Hutchison said. The railroad made all notifications required by law, she said.

Thu
03
Apr
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Letters To The Editor 4/3/14

Letter to the Editor
Senior Photography – Grades 9 – 12
Humor—“A comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.” [Webster]

Thu
03
Apr
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Blue Ribbons for remembrance

The Robertson County Children Protective Services Board and Scotty’s House placed 38 ribbons and a banner on the new historic courthouse fence Monday afternoon to remember the 38 child abuse/neglect cases that went before the Robertson County District Court in 2013. That up from most of the previous 10 years, but the state numbers were truly staggering with over 66,000 children placed in jeopardy statewide.

The blue ribbons were placed to remind residents that child abuse is not acceptable in this County. They remind us that several of our County children are now in foster care to keep them safe.

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

Thu
03
Apr
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Texas Triple Threat Hair Show comes to the Pridgeon Center

Contestants, models, vendors and friends came from all across this half of Texas—from the D/FW Metroplex to Houston and San Antonio, from East Texas to Killeen--to compete for bragging rights and a cool $1,000 (first prize) in LaTonya Darnell’s Texas Triple Threat Hair Show last Sunday, March 30.

Four contestants with about 10 models apiece descended on Franklin’s Pridgeon Center to provide the main thrust of a multi-faceted event. Also included in the 12 noon to 9:30 pm extravaganza were barber and hair-styling training; a vendors’ market with hair products, purses, and other accessories; food and fun.

After an afternoon and evening of intense competition, Toni Archer of Waco took the 1st place trophy and the big money. In second place was Adrian Thomas-Harvey of Hearne followed by Jackie Daniels of Duncanville, each receiving trophies.

Tue
01
Apr
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Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson 51 passed away Sunday March 16, 2014 at Huntsville memorial hospital visitation was from 1 - 6 p.m. Friday March 21, 2014 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

A celebration of Christopher’s life was held at 1:00 p.m. March 22, 2014, at New Elam Baptist church, Derron Robinson officiated.

Christopher Johnson was born June 19, 1962 to Richards L. Johnson, Sr. and Josephine Roach Johnson in Robertson County, Texas.

He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and united with the New Elam Missionary Baptist Church under the tutelage of Rev. O. W. Mack. Chris was a part of the Usher ministry while at New Elam. He later joined the Cathedral of Faith Church in Beaumont, Texas under Rev. Delbert Allen Mack Sr. and attended services in Houston, Texas.

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