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Fri
25
Mar

Murder trial underway; statements allowed

By Dennis Phillips

The murder trial of Brenda Ingram got underway on Monday as the Robertson County DA Coty Siegert along with defense attorney of record Jim James sat 9 female and 3 men as jurors. Two alternate jurors were also selected Monday, both female.  

 

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Fri
18
Mar

A community coming together

By Margaret Salvaggio
 
This is about a young girl named Kris and how in the time she needed it most the community rose to her family’s side. Kris is an elevenyear- old student in the Mumford ISD and the daughter of Jessica Martinez and the late Christopher Lopez.
 
 

 

Fri
18
Mar

Officer Barrow recognized as Hearne Hero by citizens

By Dennis Phillips
 
The Hearne City Council recognized Officer Randal Barrow in an emotional ceremony during the regular council meeting this past Tuesday. With the Hearne High School’s ninth grade class present, the Mayor along with the rest of the council took a few minutes to recognize the heroic action of officer Barrow.
 
 

 

Fri
18
Mar

Drake not convicted; pre-trial diversion signed

By Dennis Phillips
 
“It gives me great pleasure to say that when someone gets accused of something they did not do, it gives me great pleasure to tell you that our legal system sometimes works perfectly,” said City Attorney Bryan Russ. “Mr. Drake was charges with misapplication of fiduciary funds back in 2015.
 

 

Fri
11
Mar

Lifting our youth

By Margaret Salvaggio

The Robertson County Zero Tolerance Coalition is having a focus group Friday, March 11 at ones Chapel from 6:30 p.m. until :30 p.m. 

 

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Fri
11
Mar

Butch’s BBQ is back in Calvert

By Margaret Salvaggio

The barbeque couldn’t taste any better, wait that’s not Butch, nope its Justin Ortega and his wife Natalie, the new owners of Butch’s BBQ. 

 

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Fri
11
Mar

Man escapes plane crash

By Dennis Phillips

At roughly 12:35 p.m. on March 4 the call rang out for the second small engine plane crash in Robertson County. The single engine plane went down in a tree-lined area at James Cemetery Road and FM 1940 in eastern Robertson County. 

 

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Fri
04
Mar

Hearne Council meeting cancelled

By Dennis Phillips

The Hearne City Council failed to meet this past Tuesday due to a violation with the Open Meetings Act.

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Fri
04
Mar

A Glimpse into combat: “13 Hours” with Kris “Tanto” Paronto

By Melissa Freeman

When is a standing-roomonly crowd of about 400 absolutely quiet, when former CIA Security Team member and Army Ranger Tanto Paronto describes 13 hours in Benghazi to a packed house in Franklin’s Pridgeon Center. Last Thursday night.

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Fri
04
Mar

Picking place on the ballots

By Dennis Phillips

Candidates that registered to run for Hearne City Council and HISD School Board picked for ballot position this past Tuesday. Positions were drawn and the ballot positions for May’s election are:

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