Ride for the Rally Point comes through county

May 10, 2023 Jeremy Robinson, a cowboy and Army veteran who is on a 1,000-mile horseback ride through Texas to raise awareness about veteran homelessness, came through Hill County last week. The "Ride for the Rally Point" effort began in Huntsville in 2022, and Robinson and his horse, Trooper, completed half the trip before unforeseen … Continue reading Ride for the Rally Point comes through county

Wildcat sports update

May 3, 2023 Several Whitney High School athletes are headed to state after competing at the Region III 3A Track and Field Championship in Hewitt April 28-29. Boys advancing to the state meet pictured (l-r) are regional long jump champion Jordan Johnson and the 400m relay champion team of Jairdyn Anderson, Tristen Wilson, Marcus Wilson … Continue reading Wildcat sports update

Early voting underway this week for cities, schools

April 26, 2023 Early voting began Monday, April 24, as schools and cities in the area plan elections for the Saturday, May 6, uniform election date. Both the City of Whitney and Whitney Independent School District will need elections. Whitney Mayor Jerry Barker filed to keep his seat, and he will be challenged by Janice … Continue reading Early voting underway this week for cities, schools

Vietnam veterans honored

April 5, 2023 Local veterans and veterans' supporters met at Whitney Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday, March 29, for a laying of the wreaths service in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Pictured above are veterans along with representatives of local organizations, such as American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign … Continue reading Vietnam veterans honored

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Waco man sentenced for 2020 murder in Walmart parking lot

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 15, 2023 Alexander Santana Aleman. October 2020 booking photo A Waco man who was arrested after the October 2020 murder of a Fort Worth woman in the Hillsboro Walmart parking lot was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison in the 66th Judicial District Court. U.S. Marshals served an arrest warrant … Continue reading Waco man sentenced for 2020 murder in Walmart parking lot

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Best-selling author to speak in Whitney

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 1, 2023 Damon West, inspirational speaker and philanthropist, will speak at an event open to the public Sunday, February 5, at Open Range Cowboy Church in Whitney. The Whitney Fellowship Worship Band will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and West will speak at 6 p.m. Organizers encourage community members … Continue reading Best-selling author to speak in Whitney

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Whitney’s Christmas parade, tree lighting set for Saturday

December 1, 2022 The City of Whitney will honor Hill County firefighters and the citizens of Whitney and surrounding areas this year with "A Country Christmas" Saturday, December 3, starting at 6 p.m. The lighted parade will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a tree lighting, caroling and a time to visit … Continue reading Whitney’s Christmas parade, tree lighting set for Saturday

Veterans, public invited to local Veterans Day event

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 10, 2022 Chaplain, Colonel Randy A. Marshall (Ret.), pastor of White Bluff Chapel, will be the featured speaker at Whitney’s celebration and "thank you" event for veterans and their families. Local auxiliary volunteer Marsha Riley will present the Blue Star Moms address. The public is invited to the Lake Whitney Senior … Continue reading Veterans, public invited to local Veterans Day event

Garden Club holds work day in honor of beloved member

November 2, 2022 The Lake Whitney Garden Club cleaned up Memorial Garden in downtown Whitney from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27, to honor one of its beloved members, Pat Huffman, who recently passed away. An influential member of both the Master Gardeners of Hill County and the Lake Whitney Garden Club, Huffman … Continue reading Garden Club holds work day in honor of beloved member

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Whitney marks 100 years of historic bench site

Reporter: Ellie Mahan August 4, 2022 Sisters (l to r) Debbie Rose Money and Jennifer Rose Ryan marked the 100th anniversary of Whitney's historic bench site Saturday. The sisters are great-granddaughters of Tom Rose, who was known as dean of the "bench sitters." Displayed next to them are photos that were published in Life Magazine. … Continue reading Whitney marks 100 years of historic bench site

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Independence Day Celebration Saturday

A Whitney Independence Day celebration is set for Saturday, July 2. A “Celebrate Heroes” parade will start at 10 a.m. downtown, followed by downtown festivities beginning at 11 a.m. After the parade, there will be water slides and inflatables, a DJ, live music and a pie eating contest. There will also be face paintings, a … Continue reading Independence Day Celebration Saturday

Campers enjoy ‘Wild Wonders’ at state park

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 22, 2022 Lake Whitney State Park hosted summer fun and learning opportunities for children during this year's Wild Wonders Summer Camp. Youngsters entering pre-kindergarten through second grade started things off June 6-8 with a peewee camp, and third through sixth graders attended June 13-16. Along with plenty of fun and games, … Continue reading Campers enjoy ‘Wild Wonders’ at state park

The show goes on…

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 9, 2022 There’s still one more weekend to catch "Deliver Us From Mama" at Lake Whitney Arts. "It’s a rip-roaring, hilarious, high-octane race to beat the stork featuring aliens and car chases and skunks," said Director Ed Sanders. The cast includes Cindy Parks, Joe Neal Pedigo, Stacey Greenawalt, Gene Moore, Kitty … Continue reading The show goes on…

Garden Club works to beautify Whitney

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 19, 2022 Debbie King, Master Gardener of four years, traveled from New Braunfels to present a program on the care and feeding of perennials at the Lake Whitney Garden Club meeting, Thursday, May 12. Perennials are plants that live more than two years. A few perennials native to Central Texas include: … Continue reading Garden Club works to beautify Whitney

Peoples Bank holds ribbon cutting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Local residents and representatives of the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce joined Peoples Bank in a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration Friday, May 6. Renovations on the building at 307 North Brazos Street were recently completed, and offices were moved to their permanent home from the temporary location on … Continue reading Peoples Bank holds ribbon cutting

Cleburne Railroaders plan White Bluff Block Party

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 5, 2022 The Cleburne Railroaders, the number one independent professional baseball team in the state, will hold a White Bluff Block Party from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the home of Bill Dudley, season ticket holder and owner of B&C Exteriors. The event will have entertainment for … Continue reading Cleburne Railroaders plan White Bluff Block Party

Hill College registering for mini, summer semesters

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 Registration for Hill College’s May mini-mester and three summer sessions is now open for new and current students. The May mini-mester allows students to take courses online in an accelerated timeframe of three weeks. Classes begin May 16, and available courses consist of core curriculum and general electives. Hill … Continue reading Hill College registering for mini, summer semesters

WHS German Folk Dancers earn first in state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 27, 2022 For the third year, Whitney High School German Folk Dancers have earned first place at the Texas State German Contest. Team members are Linsey Bledsoe, Jasmyne Britain, Lilly Cundiff, Kacie Davis, Kade Deaton, Fabio Garcia, Manny Herrera, Syvana Hill, Ben Hunt, Jack Lee, Prila McIntyre, Kaelyn Motherspau, John Nesselroad, … Continue reading WHS German Folk Dancers earn first in state

Golfers qualify for state

April 27, 2022 The Whitney High School golf team competed at regionals at Brenham Country Club Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19. Tate Winkler shot an 82 on the first day and an 88 on the second day, and Rob Riney shot an 87 the first day and an 82 on the second day. … Continue reading Golfers qualify for state

Vietnam veterans service held

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 6, 2022 The auxiliary of Lake Whitney Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12176 held services and activities to mark National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Tuesday, March 29. As part of the day’s events, a Vietnam Veterans Day Service was held at Whitney Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday afternoon. VFW Post … Continue reading Vietnam veterans service held

Commissioners enact 30-day county burn ban

Editor: shannon Cottongame March 30, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court implemented a 30-day burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hill County and discussed other business during a meeting held Tuesday, March 22. The county has recently had a sharp increase in grass fire calls, although the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, which the Texas Forest Service … Continue reading Commissioners enact 30-day county burn ban

Business Alliance recognizes 70+ Whitney area women in business

Reporter: Ellie Mahan March 23, 2022 Whitney Business Alliance President Carol Eubank addresses a group of women gathered for a celebration and leadership event last week. Encouragement, words of wisdom and all things green filled The Place at Lake Whitney Thursday, March 17, when the Whitney Business Alliance turned its regular meeting into a festive … Continue reading Business Alliance recognizes 70+ Whitney area women in business

Local activities planned to mark Vietnam Veterans Day

March 23, 2022 The auxiliary of Lake Whitney Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12176 has announced services and activities to mark National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Tuesday, March 29. The auxiliary will be at Brookshire’s in Whitney from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 29, giving cupcakes to all veterans. The auxiliary then … Continue reading Local activities planned to mark Vietnam Veterans Day

Hill County 4-H Shooting Sports team brings home ribbons

March 23, 2022 The Hill County 4-H Shooting Sports Club proudly represented Hill County recently at the Spring Fever Shoot hosted by Burleson 4-H Shooting Sports. Club members received the following honors in the Senior Division - Camryn Camp, first place in light rifle metallic sight, second place in light rifle any sight, second place … Continue reading Hill County 4-H Shooting Sports team brings home ribbons

WISD board holds March meeting, hears reports from administrators

Reporter: Ellie Mahan March 16, 2022 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, March 7, in a regular session to review monthly district business and hear administrator reports for each campus. Superintendent John McCullough announced that the district will use its last bad weather day. Monday, April 18, will be a regular school day … Continue reading WISD board holds March meeting, hears reports from administrators

State demographer to speak at county summit March 31

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Dr. Lloyd B. Potter Registration is now open for the first annual Hill County Summit to be held at the Hill College Performing Arts Center on the Hill College campus Thursday, March 31. Local elected county, school and city officials and the public are encouraged to attend and hear … Continue reading State demographer to speak at county summit March 31

Lakeside Village VFD to hold breakfast, bake sale March 12

March 9, 2022 The Lakeside Village Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Breakfast and Bake Sale Saturday, March 12, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Village Fire Hall. Cost of the breakfast is by donation only, and the bake sale items are priced for purchase. The menu for breakfast will be … Continue reading Lakeside Village VFD to hold breakfast, bake sale March 12

Whitney native to co-host ESPN fishing podcast

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 2, 2022 Murray Richter, a 1998 Whitney graduate and Dallas-area author, will co-host ESPN's Reel Talk Radio podcast with Captain Debbie Hanson, broadcasting from Ft. Myers, Florida. Listeners can listen live Saturday, March 5, at 6 a.m. Central Time at https://espnswfl.com/shows/espn- swfl-reel-talk/. The podcast will also be available in the show … Continue reading Whitney native to co-host ESPN fishing podcast