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Mon
22
Aug

Don’t Text and Drive

Bo Deal of the Robertson County EMS accepts a check for $1,000 as the annual donation made by the Robertson County News & Franklin Advocate from the sale of the “Don’t Text and Drive” poster.

 

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Mon
22
Aug

St. Mary’s celebrating five years with Father David

This past Sunday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall after the mass everyone gathered at the Parish Hall to celebrate the five years that Father David Leibham has been the priest for St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Foods of all kinds, from main courses of spaghetti to pizza and everything in between were brought for everyone to enjoy celebrating with Father David.

 

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Fri
12
Aug

November elections set

By Melissa Freeman

 

In a large departure from the routine, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court was asked to pass a resolution in support of a lawsuit brought by a local family against the Robertson County Appraisal District, a suit that, if successful, could have a significant impact on Robertson and any other counties that follow its example. 

 

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Fri
12
Aug

One arrested, one on the run

By Dennis Phillips

 

According to the Franklin Police Department Desmond Walker 18, of Hearne and Maurice Golson 18, or Hearne broke into a local Franklin residence wielding a 9mm handgun and stealing electronics. Two residents were home at the time of the robbery, both adults, and were classified as uninjured. Both suspects fled to Hearne after the home invasion.  

 

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Fri
12
Aug

Hot Texas blaze extingushed by HVFP

The Hearne Fire Department was called out last Friday to a grass fire on the northbound side of Highway 6 just outside of Hearne. The blaze was getting higher and spreading fast. The Hearne Fire Department was on it fast and had the blaze down to nothing. With hard work and fast thinking the fire was contained and not much a delay to the traffic. 

 

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Fri
12
Aug

Batman vs. Superman Friday in the park

By Dennis Phillips

It is time for popcorn, snow cones, and a few super heroes battling for justice in Guy Chandler Park this Friday night. City Manager John Naron had a great idea and last month Guy Chandler Park packed with kids of all ages and parents to watch Zootopia. This Friday the painted white screen in the park will show a movie that all ages can enjoy, Batman vs. Superman. 

 

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Fri
05
Aug

A nightmare at the UT Tower

By Margaret Salvaggio

On Monday, August 1, 1966, fifty years ago, lives changed for many people on the campus of the University of Texas. A lone sharp shooter, reeked havoc on the lives of unsuspecting students and innocent bystanders carrying on with what seemed like an ordinary day. This story will tell you about a local resident of our small community of Hearne and how in one day, in fact, moments of one day changed her life drastically.

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Fri
05
Aug

Best of the Best gathered at Awards Banquet

Monday marked the first annual Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards banquet hosted by the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate. “I just wanted us to acknowledge all the wonderful businesses we have in Robertson County and what is better than steak?” said Teresa Phillips. Solely responsible for coordinating the event, Phillips hired local businesses as a way to give back to the community. “I believe in shopping locally, so I practice what I preach,” said Phillips. According to Phillips, everything at the event was bought in Robertson County.

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Fri
05
Aug

Recall petition circulating over place 1

By Dennis Phillips

This past Monday an election recall petition has surfaced claiming lack of confidence in Hearne City Council person Shirley Harris who holds place 1 on the Hearne City Council. The petition is calling for the resignation or a no confidence recall election. The petition reads further that the citizens of Hearne have lost confidence and that Harris is considered incompetent for the position.

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Fri
29
Jul

Commissioners close El Camino Real discussion

By Melissa Freeman

In a courtroom packed with residents deeply concerned with historical preservation, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court completed its discussion of the route of El Camino Real, a National Parks Service designated historic highway, which went through Robertson County. The County earlier agreed to a contract to place signs on the route determined by the Parks Service but local historian Robert Hicks has maintained that Parks Service designation is wrong so the signs will not follow the actual route, particularly as it goes along highways 1644 and 79.

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