Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Hearne’s Little League season opened Saturday morning and the day’s chill and bluster didn’t seem to “chill” the joy of youngsters ready to take the field. And a fine field (fields) it is, too. Hearne’s Little League Association with the help of local entrepreneurs and also the city of Hearne have... + continue reading
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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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... + continue reading
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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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... + continue reading
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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... + continue reading
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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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... + continue reading

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04/01/2014
Dennis Phillips Publisher Robertson County News The City of Hearne adopted a new rate schedule that will lower utilities rates by as much as .02100¢ per Kwh. Currently Hearne utility customers are paying .12996¢ per Kwh. Customers will continue to pay this rate through 2014. Starting January... + continue reading
03/05/2014
Robertson County 2014 March Primaries March 4, 2014 Registered Voters: 11,117 Ballots Cast: 3,392 Voter Turnout: 30.51 % Republican Party United States Senator (Vote For 1) Dwayne Stovall (REP) 11.68% 148 John Cornyn (REP) 57.06% 723 Chris Mapp (REP) 1.10% 14 Reid... + continue reading

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Robertson County may not have a large population, but it encompasses a lot of square miles—areas that must be protected from fires and other disasters. The primary entities charged with that protection are the County’s volunteer fire departments—eight in all—and each is assigned a primary service... + continue reading
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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... + continue reading
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Ever thought of Robertson County as a major tourist destination? Probably not. But it may have achieved that distinction over Spring Break as thousands of people drove through the Franklin Safari. Hard to believe? Owner Jason Clay does not have the final numbers but he thinks as many as 8,000 made... + continue reading
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Fresh off their championship in their own Franklin Lions Relays on last week, the Lady Lions Track Team, like everyone else around the State, took a test break.  STAAR testing took precedence over... + continue reading

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With the release of the independent film “Blackfish” more attention has been given to the treatment of Killer Whales held in captivity by amusement parks such as SeaWorld. Blackfish’s director... + continue reading

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Local Report / [email protected] Howdy folks! It’s once again time for the New Baden Jamboree. As you all know it is the oldest on going Jamboree in Texas since 1954. Always on the... + continue reading