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Fri
22
Jul

Nuquez terminated as Hearne ISD Superintendent

By Melissa Freeman

Last Monday night, the Hearne ISD Board of Trustees placed its superintendent on administrative leave, hired a new interim superintendent, and faced some tough economic realities. During the public forum time before the meeting, three Hearne citizens spoke about various issues and questions they have for the board.  

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Fri
22
Jul

Allen Samuels redefines Hearne Dealership

By Dennis Phillips

For Marcus Ward, his new position as president of Allen Samuels in Hearne is all about the community. Before the sale of the dealership was completed Allen Samuels made an impact at the Robertson County Youth Live Stock Show in January spending $21,000.00 on auction items. “No one really noticed and that’s ok because it’s not about the recognition, it’s about the kids and the community,” said Marcus when asked about the auction. The plaques are proudly displayed through the glass as you head down the hall to his office. 

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Fri
22
Jul

Council accepts list of 15 names for City Manager candidates

By Dennis Phillips

In a closed session meeting, which lasted over an hour, the council approved a list of 15 names selected from more than 30 resumes, which were submitted for the position of City Manager. Among that list is current interim City Manager John Naron. “It is important for the council to follow the proper procedure to hire a City Manager,” said Naron. “Of course, I’m hopeful that the council recognizes all that has been accomplished since I was appointed as interim City Manager and takes the positive progress into consideration when making their decision.” 

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Fri
22
Jul

Residents flock to Tractor Supply soft open this past week

By Margaret Salvaggio

Tractor Supply Company store will hold its grand opening on Saturday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m. and will feature a number of activities, including an MTD lawn mower display. The store officially opened for business.

 

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Fri
15
Jul

Accidental discharge of gun was near fatal

By MARGARET SALVAGGIO

On Monday, July 11 a call was heard on the radio requesting for EMS and the Hearne Police Department to the Oak Tree Inn parking lot for a gunshot. When Hearne Police Department arrived they found a male with a gunshot to the stomach. While removing his duffle bag from a vehicle the gun discharged and the bullet went into his stomach area.

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Fri
15
Jul

In honor of Dallas; Flags at half-mast

By MARGARET SALVAGGIO

On Friday, July 8 at the Hearne Municipal Building lawn was the places to be at noon. A time of prayer was taking place with flags flying halfmast in honor of the fallen officers in Dallas. With a few Hearne citizens, Hearne Police Officers, City Manager John Naron and council members and with a few city employees they bowed their heads in silence for the fallen officers. What started out to be a friendly protest for the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota on a downtown Dallas Street, a sniper, Micah Xavier Johnson took aim and the next thing shots were ringing out with a deadly outcome.

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Fri
15
Jul

Councilman Jackson to be charged with assault by contact

By DENNIS PHILLIPS

Sources informed the Robertson County News that Councilmember Roderick Jackson would be charged with a Class C Misdemeanor of Assault by Contact. The investigation, lead by Sergeant Yohner of the Hearne Police Department began on May 23, just one week after Jackson was sworn in and took his place on the Hearne City Council.

 

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Fri
15
Jul

Bielamowicz announces retirement; County sets Burn Ban

By MELISSA FREEMAN

The Robertson County Commissioners’ Court had nothing but praise for long-time Robertson County Tax Assessor/Collector Carol Bielamowicz who announced her retirement after about 20 years of service to the County. Bielamowicz, who did not run for re-election this year, said that “it’s time.” Michael “Duba” Brewer, who will be the only candidate for the office on the November ballot, was appointed by the panel to complete Bielamowicz’ term, beginning July 18. The Court gave Bielamowicz their thanks for excellent work throughout her time as tax assessor/collector. They also approved the necessary audits required when any tax assessor/collect turns the job over to the new office holder. One of two of those audits has already been done and returned, “clean” to the County

 

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Fri
08
Jul

Gomez makes presentation to Sate Board of Education

By Margaret Salvaggio

One of four Blinn College students, from Hearne, has taken a course project outside the classroom to affect change in the Texas education system. Celia Gomez along with three other students teamed up this spring for a project in their Texas Government class in which they were asked make aware a problem in the community, researching the issue to determine possible solutions, and work to solve the problem through an interest group. Gomez and teammates in the project focused on public education curriculum reform, calling their interest group Curriculum Objective Reform for Education, or CORE. 

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Fri
08
Jul

City to review 30 applications for City Manager

By Dennis Phillips

According to councilperson Shirley Harris a donation of $400.00 made from the City to a small group of Hearne Junior High Cheerleader was illegal. Harris, siting the Texas Constitution asked that the donation that would help the girls get to cheer camp be taken away from the group. “I worked the car wash, I helped these kids and I want to see them get the help they need,” said councilperson Rodrick Jackson who was seen at the fund-raiser for the HJH Cheerleaders last week. “It’s personal. Shirley Harris went out of her way to find a reason to take that money away from these girls,” said Councilperson Margaret Salvaggio during Tuesdays regular meeting  

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