Family credits 10-year-old with saving baby brother

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 23, 2022 10-year-old Aubrey Morris holds her 11-month-old brother Hayden. Thanks to a heroic act by 10-year-old Aubrey Morris, a family at a home in Blum is united together in gratitude for their safety and health after enduring a trip to the hospital last week. Aubrey, who is from Aurora, West … Continue reading Family credits 10-year-old with saving baby brother

Blum grad plans to help veterans through therapeutic horsemanship

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 16, 2022 Stormie Swinburne Recent Blum graduate Stormie Swinburne was ecstatic the first time she put on her leather jacket with patches that read “All American Quarter Horse Congress Reserve Champion.” The hours of training with her horse Doc paid off when she earned the congress jacket by winning reserve champion … Continue reading Blum grad plans to help veterans through therapeutic horsemanship

Hill County Retired Teachers present scholarships

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 9, 2022 The Hill County Retired Teachers Association recently presented $500 scholarships for Hill College to Hill County students. Pictured (l to r) are: Reagan McDaniel of Covington, Brylee Tucker of Hillsboro and Ashton Ringer of Blum. Not pictured is Danna Guille-Chavez from Whitney.

WMS holds Special Olympics Send Off

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 26, 2022 Whitney Middle School students lined the hallway to cheer on special education students as they left for a Special Olympics Track Meet in Blum Friday, May 20. The cheerleaders led a cheer as the students walked through a handmade sign. Other students also made signs to support their favorite … Continue reading WMS holds Special Olympics Send Off

Blum wins bi-district championship

May 5, 2022 The Blum High School varsity softball team won the bi-district championship with an 18-2 victory over Three Way Thursday, April 28. The Lady Bobcats will face Bryson in the regional quarterfinals, with the date and time to be announced as of press time. The team ended the regular season as the number … Continue reading Blum wins bi-district championship

Atmos supports Food For Good Backpack program

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 4, 2022 Atmos Energy recently donated $5,000 to the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance to support their Food for Good Backpack Program. This gift is one of hundreds made by Atmos Energy as part of an enterprise-wide Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities drive to invest in educational, literacy, energy assistance and food … Continue reading Atmos supports Food For Good Backpack program

Blum schools considering four-day week

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 6, 2022 Blum Independent School District is surveying parents on the possibility of implementing a four-day school week. Superintendent Jeff Sanders said that the district recently surveyed teachers on the proposal and now wants to see how parents feel. Sanders said that the idea came about as the school considered ways … Continue reading Blum schools considering four-day week

Family loses home in fire that burns three structures

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Multiple fire departments responded to three structure fires off of FM 2604 north of Whitney Friday afternoon, March 11. At 2:18 p.m., volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the 100 block of Cedar Hill Drive. Just moments later, firefighters arrived to find a two-story home fully engulfed in flames. … Continue reading Family loses home in fire that burns three structures

Local ranchers appear in Miranda Lambert video

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 9, 2022 Miranda Lambert poses with her double Ashley Merrill on the day of shooting the music video for "If I Was a Cowboy," in November 2021. Ashley and Jack Merrill, who live on a ranch in Blum, acted in Miranda Lambert’s official music video for her song “If I Was … Continue reading Local ranchers appear in Miranda Lambert video

Parker seeks treasurer’s position

February 9, 2022 Rachel Parker Rachel Parker has announced her candidacy for Hill County treasurer. Parker is a native of Hill County who grew up in White Bluff and graduated from Blum High School. She has lived in Whitney her entire life, except for a few years spent in Washington as a military spouse. "I … Continue reading Parker seeks treasurer’s position

Blum volleyball advances to state tourney

November 17, 2021 The Blum High School varsity volleyball team earned a trip to the state volleyball tournament with a 3-0 win over Hubbard Saturday, November 13. The Lady Cats won the regional final by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 after defeating Bryson a day earlier in the regional semi-final round (25-8, 25-11, 25-13). The … Continue reading Blum volleyball advances to state tourney

Blum Bobcats defeat Milford 76-30

November 3, 2021 The Blum High School varsity football team traveled to Milford Thursday, October 28, for a District 11-1A Division I game and came out with a 76-30 win. The Bobcats scored 16 points in the final minute of the first half to take a 46-14 lead. Blum continued to dominate in the second … Continue reading Blum Bobcats defeat Milford 76-30

HCSO deputy shoots armed man at Hill County business

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 The Hill County Sheriff’s Office released information over the weekend regarding a shooting involving a deputy that occurred Saturday, October 9. According to reports, the sheriff's office received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 1:19 a.m. Saturday regarding a man who appeared to be passed out in the driver's seat … Continue reading HCSO deputy shoots armed man at Hill County business