Hill County Retired Teachers plan first meeting of 2021-22 year

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 22, 2021 HCRTA officers are (l to r): Front row - Linda Yeary, Treasurer/Technology Contact; Linda DeWitt, 1st Vice-President; and Sammye McPherson, Hospitality Chairperson. Back row - Kay Brown, President; Monte Geren, Immediate Past President; and Sandra Pepper, Secretary. Last year, the Hill County Retired Teachers Association (HCRTA) was instructed by … Continue reading Hill County Retired Teachers plan first meeting of 2021-22 year

Local DAR celebrates Constitution Week with meeting, special skit presentation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 22, 2021 Fort Graham DAR Chapter members pictured are: seated - Madeleine Lively, Beverly Hicks and Gerry Milnor; standing - Beth Woolsey, Penny Collins, Linda Turner, Carlene Gribble. Not pictured is Justin Floyd, who provided the voice of George Washington. Constitution Week, which is observed every year on September 17-23, is … Continue reading Local DAR celebrates Constitution Week with meeting, special skit presentation

Final performances of “Hat Tricks” planned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 Lake Whitney Arts’ "Hat Tricks" features a talented local ensemble cast. Final performances are Friday through Sunday, September 17-19. This quirky show was a finalist for the 2008 Oregon Book Awards and Angus Bowmer Award in Drama. Pictured above, Bailey Folkestad (left) and Donna Booth (right) sport dreamy hats … Continue reading Final performances of “Hat Tricks” planned

Hillsboro’s Autumn Fest rescheduled

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 Hillsboro Main Street announced last week that the AutumnFest event scheduled for this month has been postponed due to the pandemic. “Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the emergency situation in Hill County with no hospital beds available, the City of Hillsboro has visited with local … Continue reading Hillsboro’s Autumn Fest rescheduled

Whitney FFA to host “Ag-Stavaganza”

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Whitney FFA will host an "Ag-Stravaganza" Saturday, September 25, in downtown Whitney from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This event will raise funds to send the Whitney FFA chapter officers to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Plans include a silent auction, fish fry and cornhole tournament. … Continue reading Whitney FFA to host “Ag-Stavaganza”

Commissioners hold special session as county budget work continues

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Hill County Commissioners Court met in a special session Tuesday, August 31, to consider several agenda items and continue working on the county budget. The court voted to solicit proposals for maintenance of the county's Lake Whitney tourism website, which is funded by hotel occupancy taxes in the … Continue reading Commissioners hold special session as county budget work continues

Hillsboro/Whitney Aglow to welcome guest speaker Monday

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Hillsboro and Whitney Community Lighthouse of Aglow International will welcome guest speaker Kryslyn Kellner to a meeting set for Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m. Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. Kryslyn Kellner Kellner is a Christian evangelist, recovery advocate, youth minister, women's jail coordinator, women’s ministry coordinator … Continue reading Hillsboro/Whitney Aglow to welcome guest speaker Monday

Retired teachers attend leadership training

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 Doug Hennig, Bosque County Retired Teachers Association President, Laura Rothrock, District 12 President, and Kay Brown, Hill County Retired Teachers Association President, attended the District 12 Texas Retired Teachers Association local presidents leadership training over the summer at the Region 12 Service Center in Waco. District 12 consists of … Continue reading Retired teachers attend leadership training

Anniversary celebration set for Lake Whitney Senior Center

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 Senior Center visitors enjoy chair yoga Lake Whitney Senior Center is overjoyed to invite Lake Whitney and the surrounding communities to a second-year anniversary celebration Tuesday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will be a festive occasion with free pizza and cake for everyone. Come … Continue reading Anniversary celebration set for Lake Whitney Senior Center

Descendants return to the bench

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 Descendants of the elderly Whitney residents who fought the city (and their wives) for the right to "sit, spit and whittle" on the bench at the corner of Brazos Street and Washington Avenue gathered Saturday, August 14, to rededicate the bench. Organizer Anne Chastain, who now operates a winery … Continue reading Descendants return to the bench

Public invited to historical program Thursday

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 Senior District Judge Robert Stem will present a program on the Miers Expedition at the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the campus of the Hill County Cell Block Museum Thursday, August 19, at 6 p.m. The program will be jointly hosted by the Hill County Historical Commission, the Hill … Continue reading Public invited to historical program Thursday

Church hosts 12-step recovery program weekly

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program that meets every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro. Organizers say that the program is for anyone with "hurts that haunt our hearts, hang ups that cause us pain and habits that mess up our … Continue reading Church hosts 12-step recovery program weekly

“Battle of the Bench” activities set for this Saturday downtown

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 11, 2021 Anne Chastain, who now operates Juniper Cove Winery at the location of the original Battle of the Benches, has refurbished the bench at the corner of Brazos Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Whitney. Residents of Whitney are invited to attend the "Battle of the Bench" event set for … Continue reading “Battle of the Bench” activities set for this Saturday downtown

Downtown event to highlight town’s Battle of the Benches

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 4, 2021 An event recalling Whitney's 1949 "Battle of the Benches" has been scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 14, on Brazos Street between Washington Avenue and Railroad Street in downtown Whitney. Anne Chastain, who now operates Juniper Cove Winery at the location of the original Battle of the … Continue reading Downtown event to highlight town’s Battle of the Benches

Annual sales tax holiday set for this weekend statewide

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 4, 2021 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below … Continue reading Annual sales tax holiday set for this weekend statewide

Whitney businesses unite in effort to promote community

Reporter: Ellie Mahan July 28, 2021 The Whitney Business Alliance chooses a different business as its meeting location each month, with the owner providing a tour of their location. The alliance's last meeting was Thursday, July 22, at Buckshot Rustic Furniture and Gifts. The attendees pictured above are Jason Ince, Gordon Rogers, Terry Boyer, Charles … Continue reading Whitney businesses unite in effort to promote community

Descendants of town’s bench sitters sought for celebration

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 28, 2021 A celebration based on Whitney's 1949 claim to fame dubbed "The Battle of the Benches" has been planned for August, and the organizer is looking for descendants of the "bench sitters" of that time to participate. Whitney was featured in the August 15, 1949, edition of Life Magazine after … Continue reading Descendants of town’s bench sitters sought for celebration

Tickets available for LWA’s Hansel And Gretel

Lake Whitney Arts is heading into final rehearsals for Hansel and Gretel by Vera Morris, directed by Whitney Gant. This show features a cast of very talented youngsters and will run for one weekend only, Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. This wonderfully entertaining version of the classic tale is guaranteed to delight young … Continue reading Tickets available for LWA’s Hansel And Gretel

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

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