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Fri
16
Jan

Calvert City Council approves funds to help VFD with new Fire truck

By Erica Matysiak-Walton
 
Calvert City Council held their monthly meeting Monday January 12 at 5:00 p.m. All council members with the exception of Mayor Marcus Greaves and Omar Byters were in attendance. May Pro Tem Barry Satterwhite called the meeting to order and led the invocation and pledge.
 

 

Fri
16
Jan

One life claimed in Hwy. 79 fatality wreck

By Dennis Phillips
 
Michael Edward Fletcher, 48, of Bryan was killed in a collision with an empty grain hauler, a 2013 Peterbilt semi-truck this past Friday. The grain hauler, driven by David Wayne Erskine, 53, of Groesbeck was hit head on according to the Texas Department of Public Safety at roughly 6:15 a.m. According to the police report, Fletcher’s 2012 Chevy Pickup crossed into oncoming traffic causing the accident.
 

 

Fri
09
Jan

Ellison sworn in as County Judge

Charles Ellison raises his right hand to be sworn in as the new Robertson County Judge on January 1.
 
Fri
09
Jan

Hearne Depot takes a gander at graffiti

On Friday December 19 and Saturday the 20, Hearne Depot Museum held an open house. The historic Hearne Depot is still a resting place for the weary and intrepid traveler and locals alike. With a fare of punch and cookies, The Green Thumb Garden Club welcomed visitors from near and far: locals Judy Werlinger visited with four of her grandchildren: County Judge-elect Charles Ellison and Hearne Councilwoman Maxine Vaughn dropped in; a family from San Antonio used the
Hearne Depot as a rest stop on their way to the Rusk Polar Express Experience; and celebrants from as far away as Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, browsed the Depot while in the area for their son’s TAMU graduation.
 
Thu
01
Jan

2014 A look back at the news that shapes our lives

by Dennis Phillips
 
January 2, 2014 - Issue 1
 
• Owning the night; The Cotton Classic - The Mumford Mustangs ended the tournament with an 84-56 victory over neighboring Calvert to remain undefeated.
 
• Scott retires from First Star Bank - Louise “Lou” Scott retired from First Star Bank after 8 years and more than 40 years in the banking industry.

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Thu
01
Jan

Your tip could earn you money and help solve this holiday crime

On Tuesday, December 23 a burglary occurred at approximately 3:35 a.m. at Lakeside Grocery, located on South HWY 6. Law enforcement believes that the individuals in the photo taken from the video are also responsible for a previous burglary at this same establishment. These individuals are responsible for several hundred dollars in damage to the store as well as the theft of tobacco products for this current case.

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Thu
01
Jan

House fire rekindles more than once

Thu
01
Jan

Robertson County Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Fri
26
Dec

Roe’s final Commissioner Court tackles heavy agenda

by Dennis H. Phillips
 
With the approval of the Commissioner’s Court, the Judge’s office as well as 911 addressing will receive new computers, the funds, a total of $4,795.10 for the three computers will be paid out of overall capitol outlay. The election center is a threephase construction project for the County. With the first phase complete, the interior of the offices, the construction has moved on to phasetwo, the parking lot. The third phase is final completion of the drive-up window as well as other exterior work that will allow for bad weather voting convenience. The Commissioner’s agreed to pay the final invoices from the architects for the Historic Courthouse, Jail and Election Center projects. While the finetuning of the H/VAC is still “in the works,” the court agreed to pay the bills. In total four construction invoices were paid.
 
Fri
26
Dec

Hearne business growth continues

by Mayor Ruben Gomez
 
In 2014, Hearne’s business growth continued to move forward. 2015 promises to be another exciting year. The new administrator of the 80-bed Crossroads Nursing & Rehabilitation Center that is under construction at Rose Marie and Hackberry will be conducting job interviews out the Hearne Chamber of Commerce at 304 South Market in February and early March of next year. This new medical facility, which will likely open in mid-March, is bringing close to ninety new healthcare-related jobs to Hearne.
 

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