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Fri
03
Jun

FM 485 Little Brazos River Bridge opens

By Margaret Salvaggio

After months of the long awaited opening of the Little Brazos River Bridge on FM 485, the time has come. On Wednesday, May 26 the ribbon cutting was set for high noon The construction on the new bridge started last August and finally was completed and traffic can now resume traveling down FM 485 without having to turn around and make a detour.  

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Fri
03
Jun

Remembering D-Day at Camp Hearne

When Allied operations stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), General Eisenhower never had a second plan nor did he expect anything less than victory. Field Marshall Rommel was defending France’s coastline and knew “for the Allies and Germany it will be the longest day.” D-Day loss of human lives on both sides was very high. We honor those service men and women and the civilian lives lost during this critical operation by remembering this day with a special WWII Living History event.

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Fri
27
May

Hearne ISD under TEA scrutiny

By Melissa Freeman

In a six-hour meeting closing in the early morning hours, the Hearne ISD Board of Trustees seated a new member, completely reorganized, and reflected its obvious divisions, despite calls for unity. During the course of the meeting, the District’s attorney, Darren Gibson, announced the Texas Education Agency inspectors would be coming the following day, Tuesday, May 24, to investigate charges of nepotism and other possibly illegal practices. The result, said Gibson, could be the loss of the District’s accreditation. “This is serious,” said Gibson.
 

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Fri
27
May

Naron named interim City Manager

By Dennis Phillips

Meet John Naron, Hearne’s new interim City Manager. For some it is not an introduction that is needed as Naron is a graduate of Hearne HS; class of 1999 and began his public school life at Blackshear Elementary. Born in Bryan, after graduation Naron joined the U.S. Navy where he worked on computerized weapons systems and spent a few years as a IT/ET for NSA, Bahrain. “I have been all over the world and believe that experience has really opened my mind to many different cultures and ideas,” said Naron.

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Fri
27
May

Brewer over Rucker for County Tax-Assessor-Collector

By Dennis Phillips

With 965 total Democrat votes cast in Tuesday’s primary, Franklin’s Michael “Duba” Brewer won with a solid 71.61% over Teresa Rucker. With the close of the primaries Democrat Chair Nelda Calhoun has step down from that position and election winner Jan Roe can officially assumed the duties for the party on June 1. Calhoun was elected to the Hearne School Board and took her position this past Monday. Calhoun resigned her position to Roe this past Sunday as not to occupy two elected offices at the same time

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Fri
27
May

New Council explores changes

By Dennis Phillips

In a flurry of resignation letters and walkouts by various city employees a breath of fresh air surrounded the council as the newly elected with the previously seated began working through some of the more pressing issues facing the city of Hearne. Accepting the resignation of City Attorney Bryan Russ, Jr., City Chief Financial Officer Mark Matlock and City Manager Pee-Wee Drake, a plethora of vacant offices can be seen at City Hall.

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Fri
20
May

Questions over heavy agenda

By Dennis Phillips

With much anticipation, three newly elected councilpersons took their seats after the former council took care of house keeping items such as pay the bills and approve the previous meetings minutes. With the vote canvas complete Mayor Ruben Gomez began the swearin ceremony for Roderick Jackson, Place 2, Martha Castilleja, Place 4 and Margaret Salvaggion, Place 6. All three repeated the oath of office and took their seats as the newly elected members of the Hearne City Council.Sharlicia Bee. 

 

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Fri
20
May

Lions award four schloarships to local youth

Ben Luster and Mike O’Neil congratulate Lions Club Scholarship winners Gabrielle Sifuentes, Holly Freeman, Yadira Hernandez, and 

 

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Fri
20
May

Grand Jury Indicts Davenport for double murder; arson

By Ad am Gallagher

Robertson County EMS would like to congratulate Jade Campbell on being promoted to EMS Lieutenant. Jade has been with RCEMS for five years and has been a medic for over three years. Jade is currently assigned to C shift, serving as a Field Training Officer. Jade will be coordinating our annual skills proficiency testing as well as working with the first responder training. As a Lieutenant, she will fill in as shift supervisor as needed. 

 

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Fri
20
May

Grand Jury Indicts Davenport for double murder; arson

By Sergeant Yohner

On May 10, 2016 the Robertson County Grand Jury met at the Robertson County Courthouse. After hearing the facts of the case the Grand Jury indicted 45-yearold William Davenport on two counts of Arson, two counts of murder and Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon in regards to the structure fire that took place at approximately 4:00 am at 1514 Sycamore Street in Hearne on January 15, 2016. The victims in that fire were 34 years old Wanda Vinton and 15 years old Cheyenne Vinton. The State Fire Marshal’s.

 

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