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.

Covington eighth grader qualifies for Rodeo World Championship

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 12, 2022 According to the Women's Rodeo World Championship leadership board, Rylie Edens, is the number one challenger in breakaway roping. Photo by Women's Rodeo World Championship Rylie Edens, eighth grader at Covington Junior High and Hillsboro resident, has qualified for the Women’s Rodeo World Championship Showdown Round. She will compete … Continue reading Covington eighth grader qualifies for Rodeo World Championship

Student wins car after donating blood

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 23, 2022 GOOD DEED PAYS OFF. Covington High School senior Bryson Blalock (center) won a 2021 Chevrolet Spark in a recent Carter BloodCare drawing. The vehicle was delivered to the school Wednesday, February 16. Blalock is pictured with his parents and representatives from Carter BloodCare and Classic Fleet. Covington High School … Continue reading Student wins car after donating blood

Marker to be dedicated at area cemetary

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the Covington Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors the Covington Cemetery as an important and educational part of local history. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be … Continue reading Marker to be dedicated at area cemetary

Arrests made in Covington as alleged Meetings Act violations investigated

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 Additional arrests of Covington city employees and council members have been made in recent days as the investigation into alleged Texas Open Meetings Act violations in the city continues. The latest string of arrests came after Covington Mayor George Burnett was arrested by the Hill County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, … Continue reading Arrests made in Covington as alleged Meetings Act violations investigated

Covington’s mayor charged with violation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Hill County Sheriff’s Office arrested the mayor of Covington Wednesday, September 1, after an investigation into an alleged open meetings act violation. George L. Burnett, 72, of Covington was charged with a violation of the Texas Open Meetings act, which is a Class B misdemeanor. According to Hill … Continue reading Covington’s mayor charged with violation

Church reopens after last year’s fire

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 11, 2021 One year after a fire destroyed Woodrow Baptist Church near Covington, the congregation is once again worshiping on site after rebuilding the church. Services had been held at First Baptist Church activity center in Blum since the fire in July of last year. The first service in the new … Continue reading Church reopens after last year’s fire