Unemployment rates up slightly in latest report

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 23, 2022 According to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) last week, Hill and Bosque county unemployment rates rose slightly in May but remain well below the rates from one year ago. In May, Hill County's unemployment rate was reported at 3.5 percent, up from 3.2 percent in April. … Continue reading Unemployment rates up slightly in latest report

November ballots set after runoffs

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 2, 2022 Hill and Bosque county residents voted in statewide primary runoff elections Tuesday, May 24, deciding several party-level races ahead of November’s general election. One local race was also decided in Bosque County, as Michele Valdez defeated Leslie Perry 349-222 in the Republican runoff for Precinct 2 justice of the … Continue reading November ballots set after runoffs

Crash near Whitney claims 4 lives

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 2, 2022 A crash in Bosque County near Whitney killed four occupants of a sport-utility vehicle Saturday, May 21. According to Department of Public Safety reports, troopers were called to the scene on Farm Road 56 near Farm Road 2114 in the Laguna Park/Whitney area at 9:20 p.m. Sergeant Ryan Howard … Continue reading Crash near Whitney claims 4 lives

Runoff early voting ends Friday, election day polling places set

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 19, 2022 Early voting in the Tuesday, May 24, primary runoff elections will wrap up Friday, May 20. Polling places in Hill and Bosque counties will also be open on election day from 7 a.m. until 7p.m. There will be one local race on the Republican ballot in Bosque County for … Continue reading Runoff early voting ends Friday, election day polling places set

State’s second case of avian influenza found in Bosque County

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 18, 2022 The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a bald eagle located in Bosque County — the second confirmed case in a wild bird in Texas. The bald eagle, which was symptomatic, was reported to a Texas Parks and Wildlife … Continue reading State’s second case of avian influenza found in Bosque County

Early voting to begin in Bosque County, statewide primary runoffs

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Early voting in the Tuesday, May 24, primary runoff elections will get underway Monday, May 16, and continue through Friday, May 20. There will be one local race on the Republican ballot in Bosque County and several statewide races for both parties to decide. Local voters will be back … Continue reading Early voting to begin in Bosque County, statewide primary runoffs

Historical Commission plans program on the Kent Colony

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 The Bosque County Historical Commission invites all citizens to a special program Saturday, May 14, at the Meridian Civic Center beginning at noon. The program “The Colony at Kent,” will be presented by Travis Bryant. The Kent Colony was the oldest settlement in the Bosque Territory, established in 1850. … Continue reading Historical Commission plans program on the Kent Colony

Voters to decide constitutional amendments, AISD bond May 7

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 Voters will decide the outcome of proposed statewide constitutional amendments, the Aquilla ISD bond proposal and Covington ISD's school board election on the Saturday, May 7, election date. Polling places throughout Hill and Bosque counties will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Locally, polling places include the … Continue reading Voters to decide constitutional amendments, AISD bond May 7

Historical Commission plans program on the Kent Colony

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 The Bosque County Historical Commission invites all citizens to a special program Saturday, May 14, at the Meridian Civic Center beginning at noon. The program “The Colony at Kent,” will be presented by Travis Bryant. The Kent Colony was the oldest settlement in the Bosque Territory, established in 1850. … Continue reading Historical Commission plans program on the Kent Colony

Sales tax revenue stillstrong in city, county

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 13, 2022 Sales tax figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week indicate that revenue is up considerably in Hill County and remains strong in both the City of Whitney and Bosque County compared to last year's revenue. Hegar announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special … Continue reading Sales tax revenue stillstrong in city, county

Missing man’s body found in Lake Whitney

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 John Walter Mauhar The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, March 10, that a body believed to be a man who went missing in January has been recovered from Lake Whitney. Authorities initially asked for the public’s help in January, when 50-year-old John Walter Mauhar of Waco went missing … Continue reading Missing man’s body found in Lake Whitney

Area polling places set for March 1 primary elections

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 23, 2022 Early voting will wrap up Friday, February 25, in the Republican and Democratic primary elections, and election day polling places have been set in Hill and Bosque counties for Tuesday, March 1. Through Friday, early voting will continue from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the following Hill County … Continue reading Area polling places set for March 1 primary elections

Early voting underway at new county annex

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 16, 2022 Crews were on site working on the county's new Precinct 1 annex between Whitney and Blum, in the Huron community, last week before early voting began at the location. While the building is not yet ready to house county offices, it is already serving the west side of the … Continue reading Early voting underway at new county annex

Early voting to begin in March primary elections

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 9, 2022 Although most local candidates will be unopposed in this year's election cycle, area voters will still have some decisions to make as early voting begins next week in the March Republican and Democratic primary elections. The early voting period opens Monday, February 14, and will continue through Friday, February … Continue reading Early voting to begin in March primary elections

Information sought about missing man

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 9, 2022 John Walter Mauhar The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the disappearance of John Walter Mauhar of Waco. Mauhar is 50 years old and described as 6’ tall, approximately 220 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair, and balding with a beard.Mauhar checked into the Little Rocky Lodge in … Continue reading Information sought about missing man

Hill, Bosque jobless rates down in December

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 2, 2022 Hill County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.3 percent in November to 4 percent in December, according to data released recently by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). December's rate was down significantly from the December 2020 figure of 5.9 percent, when the county was being more severely impacted by the … Continue reading Hill, Bosque jobless rates down in December

January sales tax allocations distributed to cities, counties

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $992.9 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 26.8 percent more than in January 2021. Locally, Hill County's payment was $264,630.66 for January, less than a one-percent decrease … Continue reading January sales tax allocations distributed to cities, counties

Singing Aggies return to Clifton

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will once again grace the stage of Frazier Performance Hall at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton. The “Voice of Aggieland” will perform on Thursday, January 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 per person and may be purchased that evening. … Continue reading Singing Aggies return to Clifton

Bosque County sex offender on ‘Most Wanted’ list arrested

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 5, 2022 Manuel Muniz Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Manuel Muniz, of Morgan, is back in custody following his arrest on December 13. Members of U.S. Border Patrol encountered Muniz at the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry. A Crime Stoppers reward will be paid in his arrest. Muniz, 51, was … Continue reading Bosque County sex offender on ‘Most Wanted’ list arrested

Most candidates unopposed after primary filing wraps up

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 22, 2021 The majority of local candidates will be unopposed in next year's election cycle after the filing period ended with mostly uncontested races at the county level Monday, December 13. Most Republican incumbents in Hill County filed to keep their seats, with only County Treasurer Rhonda Burkhart and Precinct 3 … Continue reading Most candidates unopposed after primary filing wraps up

Grand Juries return December list of indictments for Hill and Bosque Counties

December 15, 2021 A Hill County Grand Jury that convened Friday, December 3, returned the following indictments: Ryan Keith Anderson, 36, of Whitney, possession of methamphetamine between four and 200 grams with intent to deliver Amber Lynn Arellano, 29, of Blum, possession of methamphetamine under one gram Timothy Jacob Bishop, 28, of Whitney, indecency with … Continue reading Grand Juries return December list of indictments for Hill and Bosque Counties

Hill, Bosque unemployment rates on downward trend

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 1, 2021 Area unemployment rates continued to fall in October, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Hill County's October unemployment rate was recorded at 4.4 percent, down from September's rate of 4.6 percent. In October, there were 721 unemployed Hill County residents out of a total labor … Continue reading Hill, Bosque unemployment rates on downward trend

Robbery Investigated at area convenience store

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a robbery at a Laguna Park convenience store over the weekend. According to a press release, authorities responded to the Lake Stop convenience store at the Whitney Dam at approximately 8:20 p.m. Saturday, November 20. Surveillance cameras captured the incident, in which … Continue reading Robbery Investigated at area convenience store

Farm and Ranch Seminar set in Bosque County

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled for Thursday, December 9. The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 14 locations across Central Texas. The Bosque County Extension Office will … Continue reading Farm and Ranch Seminar set in Bosque County

Area sales tax numbers look good in November

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 17, 2021 Area sales tax allocations remained strong when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released November figures last week. Whitney's November payment came to $87,028.48, up 33 percent from last November. Year-to-date figures show Whitney taking in $727,629.29 so far in 2021, up 12 percent compared to the same period in 2020. … Continue reading Area sales tax numbers look good in November

Hill, Bosque county polling places set for Election Day

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 Hill and Bosque county residents will vote on eight proposed Texas constitutional amendments along with the rest of the state Tuesday, November 2. Voters in the Aquilla Independent School District will also select school board members on that date. Hill County polling places in the local area include: Precincts … Continue reading Hill, Bosque county polling places set for Election Day

Hay collection underway for Bosque County Hay Show

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Bosque County is collecting hay samples for the 43rd Annual Bosque County Hay Show and Scholarship Fundraiser. Those interested in submitting hay samples into this year’s contest may drop them at the Bosque County Extension Office, located at 104 South Fuller in … Continue reading Hay collection underway for Bosque County Hay Show

Bosque County residents sought for AgriLife Change Club Study

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 A university-led, paid study called Change Club offers Bosque County residents an opportunity to engage their community by exploring ways to improve the health of its residents. As part of the study, Change Club, led by Texas A&M AgriLife and Cornell University, will implement a new community-change project that … Continue reading Bosque County residents sought for AgriLife Change Club Study

Bosque County officials provide update on COVID-19 surge

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 1, 2021 The Bosque County Emergency Management office released an update Friday, August 27, amid the latest increase in COVID-19 cases. The most serious issue the county is currently facing is finding intensive care unit (ICU) beds for seriously ill patients. "This also means if you have a heart attack or … Continue reading Bosque County officials provide update on COVID-19 surge