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29
Apr

Crossroads serves up spaghetti

BY Erin Feldman

Tuesday evening, April 19, Crossroads Nursing and Rehabilitation held a Spaghetti Dinner as a thank you to all the volunteers and family members of the residents. Father David from St. Mary’s Catholic Church said a prayer before the dinner of Spaghetti with Meatballs or Chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta, tossed salad and Italian cream cake.

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Fri
29
Apr

2016 CITY AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS MEET THE CANDIDATES

I am Martha Ruiz Castilleja, the oldest of 7 children born to George (the postman) and Josephine Lara Ruiz. I was born and raised in Hearne, Texas and I have lived here my entire life. I am a widow. I was married to my late husband, Alfonso Castilleja, Jr. for 37 years. We have 4 children: Cynthia (Cindy) Castilleja, George (Tony) and wife Amanda Castilleja, James (Jamie) Castilleja, Sr. and Nicholas (NIc) Castilleja. We have 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren (expecting one in September). My name is Rodrick Jackson, Sr. I am 41 years of age. I am the father of 4 children; Shavaria, Rodrick, Jr., Micha and Malique. I have 9 grandchildren. My parents are Joe and Lydia Cooks, Jr. My grandmother, whom is my butterfly, is Lillian Griggs of Calvert, Texas.

 

Fri
29
Apr

Live music, vendors and fishing planned

By Dennis Phillips

For the second year the Robertson County News will host the annual Fishing Derby at Eastside Park. Starting at 10 a.m. the newspaper crew along with several volunteers will spend the day teaching local children how to fish. But that’s not all the event has to offer. More than 15 vendors, from food to crafts and shaved ice will be set up at the park. The water slide and jump castle will be open for the kids to take a break jumping and sliding. Be sure to bring the kids something they can get wet in to enjoy the water slide.

 

Fri
22
Apr

Calvert ISD Board meeting changes location

by Melissa Freeman
 
After months of requests from residents to make meetings more accessible, the Calvert Board of Trustees held its first meeting in the school library on the Calvert High School first floor. That meant residents could walk down a few steps rather than up a few flights of steps. The guests were grateful. The meeting began with two teachers expressing their frustration over criticism that low scores were a result of poor teaching.
 
 
Fri
22
Apr

Candidate under investigation for vote harvesting

by Dennis Phillips
 
The Robertson County News was informed this week that incumbent candidate for City Council Joyce Rattler is now under investigation for what is commonly referred to as vote harvesting. According to Robertson County DA Coty Siegert, his office has received sufficient information to open an investigation. Hearne resident and current candidate for council Roderick Jackson presented evidence to the DA’s office including a video statement by a victim of the vote harvesting.
 
 
Fri
22
Apr

Brookshire Brothers 50 years of service

by Melissa Freeman
 
Everyone within a 100-mile radius seems to know all about how Wal-Mart closed in Hearne. But maybe that’s not as significant as the story that became a reality this week. Today, Thursday, April 21, Brookshire Brothers celebrates 50 years of doing business and doing it successfully in Hearne.
 
Fri
22
Apr

Hearne ISD Administrators chosen for Harvard Graduate School program

“Happy Days” are here again for Hearne ISD. Superintendent of Schools Mr. Raul Leonidas Nuques is proud to announce that Hearne ISD’s application for entrance into the elite Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s “School Turnaround Leadership” training program has been accepted. This professional development-training program is nationally and internationally recognized as producing better equipped and more knowledgeable administrators capable of successfully turning around poor performing campuses and districts.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

County turns out for “nonpartisan election” public hearing

By Melissa Freeman
 
Robertson County residents filled every seat in the Robertson County Courtroom Monday night as County Judge Charles Ellison went from person to person to gauge interest in moving county elections into the May nonpartisan (candidates do not declare a party affiliation) street/school board elections. The decision must be made by the Texas State Legislature, but County Commissioner Keith Petitt (pct. 1) asked for the hearing to determine whether Robertson County would be interested in requesting that the state congress consider the change.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

Pets are allowed in church

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
Since the new name change at Crosspoint Church on the Hill, formerly Christian Faith Center, there have been things happening, new changes, all for the good. Pastors Becky and Jason Hoffpauir have been blessed in more ways than one.
 
 
Fri
15
Apr

One of these things at not like the others

By Dennis Phillips
 
You just never really know what you will find at a garage sale. Certainly you will find old books, VHS tapes, a bike or perhaps that special toy from years gone past. This weekend at the Elliott Baptist Church semi-annual garage sale you could have found all that but you would also have found J.D. and Anna Schroder out of Hearne.
 
 

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