LW Library is open to public
Lake Whitney Public Library is open to the public again. Patrons are asked to wear masks and will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the library. Strict cleaning protocols are in place, including quarantining of returned books prior to re-shelving. Computers, printers and faxes are not yet available. Several electronic reading resources are also available at by clicking “eBook Resources.” Audio and video selections are also available online, and curbside service is still being offered at the library.
Remember to get sale permit
The City of Whitney is reminding residents that they must obtain a garage sale permit prior to holding a garage sale or yard sale. Permits are available at City Hall, located at 115 West Jefferson Avenue, at a cost of $5. Call the city at 254-694-2261 for more information.
Market open every Saturday
The Lake Whitney Farmers Market is set up at the intersection of Highway 22 and Farm Road 933 each Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon offering produce, honey, bread, homemade soaps and lotions and other homemade items.
Online story time for kids
Lake Whitney Senior Center’s Grandparents Storytime is being held each Monday virtually. Visit the King Memorial United Methodist Church Facebook page or the church website to view videos.
Call 2-1-1 for assistance
Texans can call the Texas Health and Human Services Commission information number at 2-1-1 for information about state and local health and human services programs. This includes finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment.For information specific to COVID-19 assistance, select option six.
Mental health hotline open
Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. The statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line can be called 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.
Counseling offered locally
Substance abuse counseling is now available by appointment Tuesday through Friday at Veterans Pardners, located at 111 North Colorado Street in Whitney. For more information, call Amy Anderson at 254-694-5029 and leave a message if there is no answer.

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