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Fri
29
May

Commissioners approve the hiring of part time workers and a district clerk’s office employee

Melissa Freeman
 
Despite a hiring freeze, Robertson County Commissioners Court approved three potential new hires and authorized County Judge Charles Ellison and Commissioner Donald Threadgill (pct. 2) to go to Omaha, Nebraska, to protect the County’s interest with Union Pacific Railroad.
 
Fri
29
May

Calvert Woman’s Club Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Jan Todd Batson
Calvert Woman’s Club located at 404 Mitchell St. did not let the recent rains dampen their 75th Anniversary on Saturday afternoon, May 23. Members were dressed in black and white attire to honor the occasion.
 
 
Fri
29
May

A Day for sober reflection Memorial Day 2015

Melissa Freeman
Despite threatening clouds and mosquitoes the size of dive bombers, between fifty and sixty Robertson County residents
met at the Hearne Depot on Monday to remember the men and woman of this country’s armed forces who, through 240
years of our history, have fought and often died to guarantee our freedoms.
 
 
Fri
29
May

Tasty gathering

Margaret Salvaggio
 
Scott Moody moved to Hearne, Texas when he was three with his family and remained here until he graduated from Hearne
High School in 1981 and then went on to South West Texas State University in 1987 for a degree in Physical Education and a minor in History.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Dramatic race for Calvert ISD trustee place ends with Schells’ installation

Melissa Freeman
In an election aptly described as a “nail-biter,” or perhaps a “photo-finish,” Shemeika Schells became one of two new Calvert
ISD trustees on Tuesday night. For those who don’t vote because they don’t think their vote counts, the Schells-Alston race should provide a much needed attitude change.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Promenade to Paris

Kelviaun Mitchell
Junior class sponsor Mrs. Candace Frank and the junior class excitedly settled on a Parisian theme for the 2015 Hearne High School prom. With a majestically decorated European backdrop enhanced by twinkling lights, flickering candles, 
and ornate chandeliers, the promenade began. As each person walked in, they were tantalized with the aroma of fresh coffee beans reminiscent of sidewalk cafes and were swept toward the huge, captivating Eiffel Tower.
 
 
Fri
22
May

Memorial Day observance at Hearne Depot

Melissa Freeman
 
It’s impossible to calculate how much a free people owe to those who secured that freedom for them. First, it’s impossible
to calculate the value of freedom. As Americans, we have always had a lot of it, and most of us do not know what it is like to live without the almost endless opportunities we have. 
 
 
Fri
22
May

Newly elected officials take seats

Dennis Phillips
It was a breath of fresh air inside the Hearne council chambers on Tuesday. For the first time since March 2, the Hearne Council met with a full council table and full agenda. The oath of office for Emmett Aguirre, Shirley Harris and Mayor Ruben Gomez was entered into record following a canvas of the vote from the city election.
 
Fri
15
May
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And now, the rest of the story

Dennis Phillips

Publisher

Robertson County News

In the article headlined “City of Hearne in standstill” penned by Emily Wilkins of The eagle several key detail were left out leaving readers to believe that the city is in utter chaos.

First fact is at the time of the cancellation of the May 12 and May 14 council meetings there were 19 provisional votes outstanding. Since then 10 have been disqualified and 9 provisional have been counted. The final provisional ballot was counted Wednesday afternoon.

Since the May 12 and May 14 were cancelled a new meeting would have to be posted for 72 hours. The meeting Thursday was a violation of the open meetings act since that meeting had been cancelled. The “reposting” did not allow for 72 hours as prescribed by state law.

Fri
15
May

New members inducted to HHS Honor Society

by Dennis Phillips

The National Honor Society family at Hearne High School grew this past Tuesday evening with six new students earning the achievement. Senior Octavia Pierce along with sophomores Kinnikinic Bundage, Adrian Gasga, Blanca Hernandez, AnQuenette Miles and Esmeralda Padilla all took the pledge and joined the elite among Hearne High School Students.

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