DPS encourages safe driving, holiday enforcement campaign begins December 23

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 22, 2021 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging everyone to end 2021 safely as they head out on the road for the holidays. The Texas Highway Patrol will conduct its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns beginning December 23, looking for people who are speeding, … Continue reading DPS encourages safe driving, holiday enforcement campaign begins December 23

City mourns loss of medic after fatal off-duty crash

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 8, 2021 A West resident who served as a medic for Whitney EMS and a firefighter in Harker Heights was killed in a traffic accident near Copperas Cove early Tuesday morning, November 30. Twenty-three-year-old Cole Simmons’ vehicle was reportedly struck on State Highway 9 after another driver’s visibility was impaired by … Continue reading City mourns loss of medic after fatal off-duty crash

Court pursues property for county annex in Precinct 1

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 17, 2021 The Hill County Commissioners Court moved forward with a project to open an annex on the west side of the county and heard a presentation on a settlement related to the nationwide opioid crisis in a meeting held Tuesday, November 9. It has been a goal of the court … Continue reading Court pursues property for county annex in Precinct 1

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

Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 22 west of Whitney

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 6, 2021 A pedestrian was killed in a collision near Whitney in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 30. Reports indicated that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on State Highway 22 near Private Road 2223, west of Whitney at approximately 3:30 a.m. DPS … Continue reading Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 22 west of Whitney

Single-vehicle crash claims the life of Whitney resident

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 22, 2021 A Whitney woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Whitney Thursday, September 17. Whitney police, fire and emergency medical services were dispatched to the intersection of State Highway 22 and Farm Road 933 at approximately 3:20 p.m. after a report of a vehicle striking a signal pole. According to … Continue reading Single-vehicle crash claims the life of Whitney resident

Man dies in motorcycle crash on 933

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 A crash involving a motorcycle and sport-utility vehicle resulted in the death of a Hewitt man Friday, September 3. According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), troopers responded to the scene on FM 933 at FM 2114 in Aquilla at approximately 9:15 a.m. DPS Sergeant Ryan Howard reported … Continue reading Man dies in motorcycle crash on 933