Sales tax allocations up in September for city, county

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 14, 2022 Sales tax revenue for both the City of Whitney and Hill County was up when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced September's numbers last week. The September allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly and showed that the City of Whitney's revenue was … Continue reading Sales tax allocations up in September for city, county

Whitney marks 100 years of historic bench site

Reporter: Ellie Mahan August 4, 2022 Sisters (l to r) Debbie Rose Money and Jennifer Rose Ryan marked the 100th anniversary of Whitney's historic bench site Saturday. The sisters are great-granddaughters of Tom Rose, who was known as dean of the "bench sitters." Displayed next to them are photos that were published in Life Magazine. … Continue reading Whitney marks 100 years of historic bench site

Council appoints interim police chief, Barker now serving as acting mayor

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 28, 2022 Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Barker led the Whitney City Council meeting Monday, July 18, following the departure of former mayor Brad Slaten. Barker plans to serve in the role until the next city election in May. The Whitney City Council appointed an interim police chief and accepted the resignation … Continue reading Council appoints interim police chief, Barker now serving as acting mayor

Area sales tax allocations up this month

July sales tax allocations to Hill County were up over 20 percent compared to the same time last year and Whitney's were up 14 percent, according to data released by State Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week. Hegar will send Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.03 billion in local sales tax … Continue reading Area sales tax allocations up this month

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 … Continue reading Independence Day Celebration Saturday

Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 30, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Tuesday, June 21, to hear monthly reports and consider agenda items. In open forum, resident Alan Ellis told the council that he would like to donate $10,000 toward the effort to create a better park for children and the community. … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Flags out for America until Labor Day

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 16, 2022 As a show of unity in the Whitney community, the Whitney Business Alliance is joining with the City of Whitney and the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce to encourage residents and business owners to display American flags outside of their homes or businesses until Labor Day. The flags are … Continue reading Flags out for America until Labor Day

Area sales tax revenueremains strong in May

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 18, 2022 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.2 billion in local sales tax allocations for May, 11.8 percent more than in May 2021. Hill County's May allocation came to $346,690.95, up about 14 percent compared to last … Continue reading Area sales tax revenueremains strong in May

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

Whitney sales tax proceeds up 25 percent this month

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 16, 2022 Sales tax revenue continues to look good locally, with the City of Whitney's February payment up 25 percent and Hill County's allocation up 27 percent from the same time last year. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose … Continue reading Whitney sales tax proceeds up 25 percent this month

Filing opens for May’s city, school elections

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 The candidate filing period for May city and school elections will open Wednesday, January 19, and continue through Friday, February 18. The election date will be Saturday, May 7, with early voting beginning April 25. The City of Whitney has three council positions available. The two-year terms are currently … Continue reading Filing opens for May’s city, school elections

Christmas spirit comes to downtown Whitney

The City of Whitney got into the Christmas spirit with a parade followed by the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree Saturday night, December 4. Pictured above, Mayor Brad Slaten, introduced by City Administrator/Police Chief Chris Bentley, lit the tree. Following the tree lighting, holiday dance performances were provided by To The Pointe Dance Studio … Continue reading Christmas spirit comes to downtown Whitney

Wildcat bonfire and pep rally conducted

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats and fans enjoyed a bonfire and pep rally Wednesday night, October 20, behind Cedar Creek Baptist Church. The event was inspired by students and organized and sponsored by the Whitney Athletic Booster Club, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, City of Whitney, Brookshire’s and Cedar Creek Baptist … Continue reading Wildcat bonfire and pep rally conducted