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Fri
18
Dec

From Junior to Senior

By Margaret Salvaggio

Last week at the Hearne High School cafeteria gathered parents, grandparents and family members to be a part of the special occasion in their student’s life, the receiving of their class rings. It is an honor to be able to purchase and wear a class ring that has been earned by hard work. It signifies the accomplishments that each student has gone throughout the years of becoming a senior.

 

Fri
11
Dec

Free vision screening for young children

The New Baden Camp Creek Lions Club will sponsor free vision screenings for children six months to six years of age. Older children will be screened if time permits. The screenings will take place at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2015 at the New Baden General Store, 3550 Main Street in New Baden. Located just across the RR tracks off US 79 and FM 1940.

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Fri
11
Dec

Sing in the season with the Hearne Community Choir

Get in the spirit of the season with the Hearne Community Choir concert on Sunday, December 13, 6:00 p.m., in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary. The Hearne Community Choir features singers from several local churches (and some from B/CS as well). With songs from County, to pop, to Jamaican, to classical chants and carolsboth new and modern, this performance has it all! If you don’t like one style of music, just wait a minute. It will change.

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Fri
11
Dec

Sales Tax Board moves toward Event Center construction

By Melissa Freeman

In a meeting marked by long discussions and very little positive action, the Hearne 4A Sales Tax Board did manage to make two decisions other than “table” or “defer to 4B” on two matters. It did agree to add $100,000 to the $75,000 it had already pledged to build an Events Center next to the Hearne Depot. The pledged funds will be used as incentive to potential grantors, showing the city’s willingness to do its part. One government (US Department of Agriculture Rural Development) grant and one private grant, totaling $700,000, are possible, said Hearne Economic Development Director Kent Brunette. Other grants are remotely possible but less likely, he said.

Fri
11
Dec

The fire fighters and their families were invited to attend the Christmas party

By Margaret Salvaggio

The fire fighters and their families were invited to attend the Christmas party and enjoy a catered meal of BBQ ribs, brisket and sausage with beans, macaroni and cheese, and salad with a choice of three desserts, pecan pie, banana pudding or peach cobbler. A feast for a hungry firefighter.

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Fri
04
Dec

Local teen killed over dice game at Moody Center

By Dennis Phillips

“If you would please bow your heads as we say a prayer for the Hearne youth lost over Thanksgiving,” said Mayor Gomez before officially opening Tuesday night’s council meeting. Municipal Judge Hazel Embra delivered the prayer to those present for the meeting.

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Fri
04
Dec

Hearne City accepts tax roll for more than 1.4 million

By Dennis Phillips

In a quick meeting the Hearne City Council approved the 2015 Property Tax Roll as is presented by the Robertson County Tax Assessors Office. Gross tax levy is reported as $1,473,633.63. The Council granted access to the City Online banking to the Chief Financial Officer, Mark Matlock. This will allow Matlock to better manage the auto draft payments that are made monthly from the city accounts 

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Fri
04
Dec

Calvert Christmas Dazzle: Annual tree lighting ushers in the season

By Melissa Freeman

About 100 Calvert residents and guests strolled into a winter wonderland at Calvert’s Virginia Field Park on Tuesday night. The transformation was spectacular. Guests passed beneath a long archway of white and red lights into a Gazebo in blue, green, red and white light. Santa’s, reindeer, candy canes and snowmen ushered celebrants into the archway—a dazzling walk into the Christmas season.

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Fri
04
Dec

Class of 2019 planning for their senior year

By Janene Day

Freshmen are getting a jump start on fundraising in order to successfully host their junior-senior prom and to enable the achieving, dedicated class to celebrate and go on a memorable and exciting senior trip.

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Thu
26
Nov

Commissioners vote to deny Don Hughes (AR-15). Franklin Safari’s “dangerous animal” request in 3 – 2 vote

By Melissa Freeman
 
After several months of discussion, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court voted on Monday not to allow Jason Clay, owner of Franklin Safari, to add several animals on the Texas “dangerous animals” list to his Safari collection.

 

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