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Fri
15
May

Rev. Larry Blackmon retiring

Rev. Larry Blackmon, who has been pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hearne since May 16, 1993, announced his retirement. Sunday, May 17 will be his last time to preach as pastor of First Baptist Church of Hearne. Br. Larry and his wife, Dianne will be moving to West, Texas where they purchased a retirement home. He will be working with the Latham Springs Baptist Camp and Retreat Center as a director of development. They will be building an adult conference center and Br. Larry will be working to see this started and completed. He is presently president of the board of trustees at Latham Springs.

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Fri
15
May

Ellison urges county departments to tighten belts

by Melissa Freeman

Robertson County News
In Monday’s regular session, the County voted to stretch its shrinking dollars by joining the Choice Partners purchasing co-operative, a Harris County-based group with a list of service providers willing to offer competitive pricing for a host of goods and services to government and school district entities across the state. Choice Partners representative, Janet Wachs, demonstrated to the Commissioners that Choice Partners had the potential to provide larger discounts for a host of services from fuel cards to construction costs (in the event the County constructs a new jail). Joining is free to the County and the commissioners are under no obligation to use the service.

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Fri
08
May

Memories come crashing down

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
Let’s take a walk back into time, back to when Jesse Mumford, who in 1855 successfully petitioned the county court for a license to operate a ferry at a site on the Brazos just east of old Fort Tenoxtitlán. The community was established on the east bank of the Brazos in a plantation area. The post office opened in 1878, and by 1885 the Mumford community’s population had reached fifty, with a general store, and a cotton gin.
 

 

Fri
08
May

The EVENT makes a big splash

By Melissa Freeman
 
From unbridled hilarity in the Kids Zone to seamless non-stop (and outstanding) entertainment on the big stage, the EVENT, downtown Hearne’s main spring attraction, went off without a hitch all day Saturday. Through its sponsors, the EVENT raised almost $11,000 ($8200 after all expenses were paid) to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Robertson County.
 

 

Fri
08
May

VieVu Body cameras issued to all Hearne Police Officers

By Dennis Phillips
 
Across the United States and right here in Hearne citizens are demanding more accountability from police officers. Police officers are seeking more accountability from the citizens. Police Departments have found the answer, body worn cameras that collect both audio and video anytime an officer is engaged with a citizen.
 

 

Fri
01
May

Spring into Calvert

Spring has sprung in Calvert with all the beautiful flowers that are being planted corner by corner. Linda Couch Caldwell is taking Calvert and making the town colorful with all the flowers and plants she has been planting.
 
Fri
01
May

Commissioners complete Election Office construction

Last year, Robertson County was awarded just under a million dollars in Texas Department of Transportation TIF grant
funds and since then, the County has been jumping through all the hoops to be able to use it.
 
Fri
01
May

Chili pots earn for local charities

If you were wondering about all the commotion going on downtown in front of Prosperity Bank Friday, April 24, well there was a chili cook off. Chili coinsures from around town came to taste the chili to see which one tasted the best. Each chili represented a different organization
 
Fri
01
May

Hearne city truck involved in rollover accident

Thursday afternoon, April 23, a Hearne city truck towing a trailer was involved in a roller-over accident. The driver lost control and the truck rolled into the median it finally came to a stop, upside down, in the northbound lanes of Highway 6.
 
Fri
24
Apr

Win a computer from the library

Would you like to win a complete computer system? Here is your chance to help the Smith- Welch Library’s Summer Reading program and maybe take home a computer to boot. Every summer, the library keeps reading in the foreground
for area youths with its summer reading program.
 

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