Whitney High School Drill Team earns multiple accolades at camp

Pictured (l to r) are: front row - First Lieutenant Roselyn Villarreal, Captain Eliza Banner, Second Lieutenant Annette Prado; second row - Hannah Jaynes, Social Officer Nayeli Estrada, Sandra Contreras, Jaden Henderson, Katie Davis, Jaden Cashio; back row - Evelyn Figueroa, Raylee Thornton, Elyse Minniear, Jaycee Green, Skylie Jones, Marilyn Hatfield and Andrea Figueroa. Reporter: … Continue reading Whitney High School Drill Team earns multiple accolades at camp

LW Senior Center offers fun & fellowship

The list of activities offered at Lake Whitney Senior Center continues to grow as more seniors join in the weekly fun. Whitney area residents gather each Tuesday for games, food, crafts, exercise, dancing, Bible study and other special programs. Pictured are attendees enjoying a recent game of dominoes at the center, which is located at … Continue reading LW Senior Center offers fun & fellowship

Whitney resident races at Bristol Motor Speedway

Reporter: Ellie Mahan July 21, 2021 People who have lived in the country for a long time may have friends who made a hobby out of racing on dirt roads, cruising on back roads every chance they get. For Joe Sheddan, owner of Joe Sheddan excavation and a 21-year Whitney resident, it’s not just a … Continue reading Whitney resident races at Bristol Motor Speedway

Hill County Grand Jury returns July’s list of indictments

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 21, 2021 A Hill County Grand Jury that convened Friday, July 9, returned the following indictments: Fred Damontrell Adams, 25, of Mesquite, possession of methamphetamine under one gram Shawneece Nicole Adkins, 24, of Blum, possession of methamphetamine between one and four grams Tommy Anderson, 30, of Lockhart, bail jump and failure … Continue reading Hill County Grand Jury returns July’s list of indictments

Taxes must be collected on vacation rentals

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 21, 2021 Hill County officials are reminding those who rent rooms or homes to guests that they are required to collect state hotel occupancy taxes. Hotel owners, operators or managers must collect state hotel occupancy tax from their guests who rent a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or … Continue reading Taxes must be collected on vacation rentals

WISD campuses preparing for registration next week

Registration dates for Whitney elementary school, intermediate school, middle school and high school are set for Tuesday, July 27, through Thursday, July 29, at each campus. The first day of school for Whitney students is Wednesday, August 18 Whitney elementary school Elementary school registration will be Tuesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., … Continue reading WISD campuses preparing for registration next week

Sentences handed down in 66th Judicial District Court

The office of District Attorney Mark Pratt prosecuted felony criminal cases in the 66th Judicial District Court of Hill County, presided over by District Judge Lee Harris, in June. The following Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) sentences were handed down: Ignacio Rafael Cazares, online solicitation of a minor, eight years prison Mercedes Dawn Clemons, … Continue reading Sentences handed down in 66th Judicial District Court

Summer Activities Continue At The Library

The Lake Whitney Public Library has worked to keep the area's young people occupied and learning throughout the summer with a number of virtual activities, including Zoom classes. The next opportunity will be a Zoom class on computer programming set for Friday, July 23, and Friday, August 20, at 3 p.m. In this class, instructor … Continue reading Summer Activities Continue At The Library

Marcia Ball coming to Bosque Arts

Austin rhythm and blues legend Marcia Ball will perform with her band at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton Saturday, July 10. Visit http://www.BosqueArtsCenter.org or call 254-675-3724 for details. The Bosque Arts Center in Clifton will welcome legendary rhythm and blues pianist Marcia Ball and her band Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Often compared … Continue reading Marcia Ball coming to Bosque Arts

Hill College, North Texas Automobile Dealers launch Auto Tech Apprenticeship Program

North Texas Automobile Dealers Association Chairman Charlie Gilchrist and Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm were joined by their teams to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the new Auto Tech Apprenticeship program at the college’s Cleburne Technical Center. Hill College is providing college-to-career opportunities for its students pursuing an automotive technology degree or certification … Continue reading Hill College, North Texas Automobile Dealers launch Auto Tech Apprenticeship Program

HC students earn All-Texas recognition

Hill College Phi Kappa Theta (PTK) chapter president Marites “Thess” Mitchell and chapter member Abigail Sympson were recently honored at the 2021 All-Texas Academic Team Virtual Medallion Ceremony, hosted by The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Nominees were evaluated on several criteria, including academic achievement, community service, leadership and … Continue reading HC students earn All-Texas recognition

Millions of dollars are lost to government impostor scams

Government impostor scams have caused costly headaches for many victims as callers claiming to be from agencies like the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration or others scam innocent people out of money. A recent study from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) shows that reports on government impostor scams have decreased, but the pandemic has … Continue reading Millions of dollars are lost to government impostor scams

Services for longtime Whitney teacher scheduled for Saturday

Graveside services have been scheduled for a longtime Whitney teacher who passed away Tuesday, June 15, after battling COVID-19 at an area medical facility. Middle school teacher Dana Kay Howard, 72, had been an educator in the district for 35 years. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Bethlehem Cemetery … Continue reading Services for longtime Whitney teacher scheduled for Saturday

Drivers must “Move Over/ Slow Down” near workers

The side of a highway may be a chaotic environment, but it’s also the daily office space for law enforcement, first responders, utility workers, tow truck drivers and TxDOT workers. That’s why TxDOT is calling on Texas drivers to keep these roadside workers safe. TxDOT’s “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” safety initiative is urging motorists to … Continue reading Drivers must “Move Over/ Slow Down” near workers

Caritas offers assistance to area veterans

Each week, a case manager with Caritas Veterans Case Management Program visits Hillsboro, and he wants to get the word out that veterans who are struggling have access to help. Jason McCarty, who is a veteran himself and served as an Army combat medic, is in Hillsboro every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. … Continue reading Caritas offers assistance to area veterans

Hill County Grand Jury returns June’s list of indictments

A Hill County Grand Jury that convened Friday, June 4, returned the following indictments: Miguel Angel Acosta, 25, of Dallas, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle; possession of THC oil under one gram Christopher Michael Barnett, 42, of Elm Mott, possession of methamphetamine under one gram Melvin Jay Brown, 48, of Itasca, endangering a child/imminent danger … Continue reading Hill County Grand Jury returns June’s list of indictments