Local Events

Whitney 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 scavenger hunt, a cornhole tournament and Giant Jenga games with prizes available.

Another attraction at the event will be food trucks and vendor booths. Texas Tacos, The Royal Icebox Sno Cones, Hillbilly Sisters Kettle Corn, Monde-Mundo, Artisan Pizza and Shiver Me Shavers plan to be at the event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dave’s Burgers will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Whitney Fire Department will also be there serving pulled pork sandwiches.

Youth summer golf academy now registering

Hillsboro Country Club is offering a Junior Golf Academy for kids ages four-17 years old, regardless of skill level. It is open to members and non-members.

Classes are every Thursday through August 6. Ages four to six will meet from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; ages seven to 10 meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and 11 to 17 will meet from 11 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $145 for the first child and $95 for each additional sibling. Instruction will be held at the Hillsboro Country Club.

For more information, contact Scott Johnson at M.Scott.Johnson@sbcglobal.net, call 254-580-8200 or see website: http://www.HillsboroCountryClub.com.

Texas Through Time schedules summer events

Texas Through Time dinosaur museum in Hillsboro has announced its schedule of summer events.

Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the museum will host Dino Story Time for children.

On the first Wednesday of each month through August, “Watercolor Wednesdays” are scheduled. Kids can paint prehistoric creatures from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Family Fun Fridays will be the second Friday of each month through August.

The last Saturday of every month will be “SatArtDay” from 5 to 7 p.m., and adults will enjoy trivia on June 25, a Dino Murder Mystery on July 30, and game night on August 27.

Upcoming June activities include Happy Hour Art from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17; Jurassic Park Motorpool Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and Dino Movie Night featuring Jurassic Park on the outdoor screen at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

Texas Through Time is located at 110 North Waco Street in Hillsboro.


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3 thoughts on “Local Events

  1. Hi. I was trying to get some information about the 5k race on the 2nd of July. The article says that it starts at 6:30 am, but I was wondering where the starting line is. The last few races have started at the elementary school, is this one also going to be there. Any information would be great. Thanks.


    1. Tom, I just called the City of Whitney, and they told me that they are not doing a 5K race this year anymore. I apologize for the confusion. At the time that the flyers were circulating, a 5K was planned.


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