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Fri
04
Dec

Hearne City accepts tax roll for more than 1.4 million

By Dennis Phillips

In a quick meeting the Hearne City Council approved the 2015 Property Tax Roll as is presented by the Robertson County Tax Assessors Office. Gross tax levy is reported as $1,473,633.63. The Council granted access to the City Online banking to the Chief Financial Officer, Mark Matlock. This will allow Matlock to better manage the auto draft payments that are made monthly from the city accounts 

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Fri
04
Dec

Calvert Christmas Dazzle: Annual tree lighting ushers in the season

By Melissa Freeman

About 100 Calvert residents and guests strolled into a winter wonderland at Calvert’s Virginia Field Park on Tuesday night. The transformation was spectacular. Guests passed beneath a long archway of white and red lights into a Gazebo in blue, green, red and white light. Santa’s, reindeer, candy canes and snowmen ushered celebrants into the archway—a dazzling walk into the Christmas season.

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Fri
04
Dec

Class of 2019 planning for their senior year

By Janene Day

Freshmen are getting a jump start on fundraising in order to successfully host their junior-senior prom and to enable the achieving, dedicated class to celebrate and go on a memorable and exciting senior trip.

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Thu
26
Nov

Commissioners vote to deny Don Hughes (AR-15). Franklin Safari’s “dangerous animal” request in 3 – 2 vote

By Melissa Freeman
 
After several months of discussion, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court voted on Monday not to allow Jason Clay, owner of Franklin Safari, to add several animals on the Texas “dangerous animals” list to his Safari collection.

 

Thu
26
Nov

VFD Chili Feast in Blackjack

By Kirra Booth
 
Winter weather has come and what better way to keep warm than a chili feast given by the Blackjack VFD. On Saturday, November 21, the winds were whipping all who entered the Blackjack Fire Department, but the aroma of chili cooking couldn’t keep anyone away.

 

Thu
26
Nov

HPD sells raffle tickets for Angel Tree

By Dennis Phillips
 
Want a chance to win a fully dipped, Howa Hogue Rifle with Kryptek Camouflage? The Hearne Police Department is selling raffle tickets to help support the local Angel Tree at Wilson Drug.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Hearne ISD receives stellar financial ranking

By Melissa Freeman

Though Hearne has had its academic challenges, it has remained remarkable solid financially, as was demonstrated again in the Hearne ISD Board of Education meeting on Monday.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Denton receives MADD award

By Margaret Salvaggio

Last Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00p.m. at the Square Event Center in the Downtown area in Bryan, Texas, the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) held their annual Heroes of the Highway Awards Ceremony. The MADD Bryan office serves fifteen counties and Robertson County is one of the many.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Chili weather just in time

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Blackjack Volunteer Fire Department is having their Chili Feast on Saturday, November 21 starting at 11:00 a.m. with the cost being $8.00 a plate. The Blackjack Fire Department will be the happening place with home cooked chili and the fixings. 

 

Fri
13
Nov

Commissioners’ table action on Safari animal expansion

By Melissa Freeman

Almost every seat in the courtroom was filled for a commissioners’ court meeting that proved to be rather uneventful. “Possible action on request from Jason Clay of the Franklin Safari” might have been the draw, but the Court’s decision hung in part on statements from the Robertson County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices concerning the availability of law enforcement  to handle the potential escape of a dangerous animals.

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