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

“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

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

City Council holds meeting, mayor requests feedback

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 28, 2021 The Whitney City Council heard monthly reports, received comments from citizens and approved special event permits in a meeting held Monday evening, July 19. At last month's meeting, Mayor Brad Slaten encouraged council members to attend events and be visible to represent the city and visit with the citizens … Continue reading City Council holds meeting, mayor requests feedback