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Fri
12
Aug

One arrested, one on the run

By Dennis Phillips

 

According to the Franklin Police Department Desmond Walker 18, of Hearne and Maurice Golson 18, or Hearne broke into a local Franklin residence wielding a 9mm handgun and stealing electronics. Two residents were home at the time of the robbery, both adults, and were classified as uninjured. Both suspects fled to Hearne after the home invasion.  

 

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Fri
12
Aug

Hot Texas blaze extingushed by HVFP

The Hearne Fire Department was called out last Friday to a grass fire on the northbound side of Highway 6 just outside of Hearne. The blaze was getting higher and spreading fast. The Hearne Fire Department was on it fast and had the blaze down to nothing. With hard work and fast thinking the fire was contained and not much a delay to the traffic. 

 

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Fri
12
Aug

Batman vs. Superman Friday in the park

By Dennis Phillips

It is time for popcorn, snow cones, and a few super heroes battling for justice in Guy Chandler Park this Friday night. City Manager John Naron had a great idea and last month Guy Chandler Park packed with kids of all ages and parents to watch Zootopia. This Friday the painted white screen in the park will show a movie that all ages can enjoy, Batman vs. Superman. 

 

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Fri
05
Aug

A nightmare at the UT Tower

By Margaret Salvaggio

On Monday, August 1, 1966, fifty years ago, lives changed for many people on the campus of the University of Texas. A lone sharp shooter, reeked havoc on the lives of unsuspecting students and innocent bystanders carrying on with what seemed like an ordinary day. This story will tell you about a local resident of our small community of Hearne and how in one day, in fact, moments of one day changed her life drastically.

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Fri
05
Aug

Best of the Best gathered at Awards Banquet

Monday marked the first annual Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards banquet hosted by the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate. “I just wanted us to acknowledge all the wonderful businesses we have in Robertson County and what is better than steak?” said Teresa Phillips. Solely responsible for coordinating the event, Phillips hired local businesses as a way to give back to the community. “I believe in shopping locally, so I practice what I preach,” said Phillips. According to Phillips, everything at the event was bought in Robertson County.

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Fri
05
Aug

Recall petition circulating over place 1

By Dennis Phillips

This past Monday an election recall petition has surfaced claiming lack of confidence in Hearne City Council person Shirley Harris who holds place 1 on the Hearne City Council. The petition is calling for the resignation or a no confidence recall election. The petition reads further that the citizens of Hearne have lost confidence and that Harris is considered incompetent for the position.

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Fri
29
Jul

Commissioners close El Camino Real discussion

By Melissa Freeman

In a courtroom packed with residents deeply concerned with historical preservation, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court completed its discussion of the route of El Camino Real, a National Parks Service designated historic highway, which went through Robertson County. The County earlier agreed to a contract to place signs on the route determined by the Parks Service but local historian Robert Hicks has maintained that Parks Service designation is wrong so the signs will not follow the actual route, particularly as it goes along highways 1644 and 79.

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Fri
29
Jul

SouthStar Bank names Justen Salcido Franklin Branch Manager

Salcido has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will serve as the Franklin Branch’s community liaison and lead lender, filling the vacancy left by newly elected tax assessor collector Michael ‘Duba’ Brewer. SouthStar Bank today announced that Franklin’s own Justen Salcido has been named Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the institution’s Franklin branch. Salcido returns home to focus on promoting community values while providing flexible, common sense financial services.

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Fri
29
Jul

Is that popcorn I smell?

By Margaret Salvaggio

Who needs drivein movies or a theatre, when you have movies in the park? The Guy Chandler Memorial Park was turned into an outdoor theatre this past Friday night with popcorn, drinks and even snow cones. The only thing missing were the plush seating and the nasty sticky floors. There was nature and lawn chairs and even blankets on the ground seating. The idea came from John Naron, Hearne City Manager and what an idea it turned out to be.

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Fri
29
Jul

Faith reinforced with fellowship and hotdogs

By Margaret Salvaggio

With all the recent events around the country it seems that everyone hates everyone but sometimes we have to understand that hate is not where it is. We as a community have to learn that in God’s eyes there are no colors, no discrimination and definitely no hating each other.

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