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