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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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Fri
13
May

Illegal voting case headed to Grand Jury

By Dennis Phillips

On April 16 the Robertson County News reported on the investigation surrounding illegal voting by former Hearne Councilwoman Joyce Rattler. Rattler, who was recently defeated by Margaret Salvaggio by a tight vote of 393 to 369 this past Saturday, may be facing serious charges for her alleged involvement with the reported voting crime.

 

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Fri
13
May

Working hard to pay their way into cheer camp

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Mumford Mustang Cheerleaders are working hard in order to raise the money they to send themselves to NCA Cheer Camp this summer. The camp is being held at Sam Houston State University and the girls are working hard to earn the money.

 

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Fri
13
May

A mother’s love

By Margaret Salvaggio

Motherhood can be a challenge, but always is a blessing, no matter how many bottles are cleaned or dirty diapers are changed in a day it all comes down to that one moment when a child’s smile can melt her heart. Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed differently all around the world. The American expression was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. She would later denounce the holidays’ commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar.

 

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