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Fri
31
Jul

County begins budgeting process

As the County moves into its yearly budget cycle, it faces some grim realities—  that it will probably not be  able afford the same level of services it is currently providing. However, CountyJudge Charles Ellison added, minerals will most likely not be valued as low as previously feared. Three County employee positions have been eliminated at a savings of approximately $150,000, but that’s a drop in the bucket, said Ellison, if the County faces a two to three million dollar shortfall. On the plus side, commissioners are planning to make significant cuts  in “road and bridge” budgets 

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Fri
31
Jul

Journey to far away lands

Joyce Minter in her colorful shirt as the American flag is preparing lunch for the  attendees at the Bethany Baptist VBS.

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Fri
31
Jul

The ticket hunt goes on...

Publisher Dennis Phillips got tricky with the tickets this week hiding both newspapers in the same place. After a meeting, Phillips stashed the golden ticket letters at Mudd Creek Convenience Store in Franklin where both winning papers were found  by Franklinites. Left is Judy Rodriquez who plans to take her family to Schlitterbahn  in South Padre Island and Katherine Slay is headed off with her family to Galveston Schlitterbahn. Congratulations to both of this weeks winners and remember the hunt goes on as more tickets are still out and about Robertson County

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Fri
31
Jul

CISD welcomes new head coach

“Calvert I.S.D. superintendent Maxie Morgan announces the employment of a new head coach for their athletic program. Mr. Wayne Ware will assume those duties as the Trojansbegin a new football season with two-a-days starting on August 3. Coach Ware is a certified physical education teacher and will also teach physical education. Coach Ware comes to Calvert from Covington I.S.D. where he was head coach and athletic director. He has also coached several other districts including Spur I.S.D. and Chillicothe I.S.D. Coach Ware has sixteen years experience in coaching and is a graduate of McNeese State University located in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Fri
24
Jul

Hurricane force baseball

This past Saturday at the Hearne Little Park there was some major baseball being played. The Brazos Valley Hurricanes  hosted a two day invitational nonsanctioned baseball tournament. Teams came from Caldwell, Franklin, and from Hearne to participate in the all-American sport.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Hearne ISD Board authorizes significant facility improvements

The Hearne Independent School District Board of Trustees met Monday night to approve some major improvements in its current facilities plus some additions to its physical plant.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Winners to be announced August 6

You just thought you were through counting the Best of the Best ballots Colten Freeman checked the mail to find a fistful of final entries.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Winners to be announced August 6

You just thought you were through counting the Best of the Best ballots Colten Freeman checked the mail to find a fistful of final entries.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Eagle Head Coach Chip Baker; excited about 2015 football season

The Hearne Eagles 2015 football season kicks off Monday morning, August 3 as this year’s hopefuls begin two-a-day practices. Players will report at 6:45 a.m., ready to begin the new season with high hopes of improving on last year’s 0-10 finish.
 
Fri
17
Jul

County expedites National Gypsum plant development

By Meliss a Freeman
In its first regular meeting of the month, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court authorized the 2015 November election in seven locations: Hearne, Calvert, Franklin, Bremond, Benchley, Wheelock and Seale. Assistant Election Administrator Ray Rodriguez explained that voters will be voting on Texas state constitutional amendments only and voter turnout will most likely be low. Early voting was set for October 19 – 24 and 26 – 30 at the Franklin Election Center from 8 am to 5 pm each day. Election day is November 3 at all seven locations.
 

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