Commissioners approve abatement for expansion of Hill County solar project

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 23, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court approved a tax abatement agreement for the expansion of a solar project within an existing reinvestment zone Tuesday, June 14. In April, the court voted to propose a tax abatement agreement with Hill Solar II, LLC, which will be an expansion of the Hill … Continue reading Commissioners approve abatement for expansion of Hill County solar project

ESD 1 Board raising VFD payouts to offset costs

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 30, 2022 The Hill County Emergency Services District (ESD) 1 Board of Commissioners met in regular session Thursday, March 17, and discussed measures to save on fuel costs. Fire departments have been dealing with rising operating costs, plus an uptick in calls for service. The board instructed departments to restrict the … Continue reading ESD 1 Board raising VFD payouts to offset costs

VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Persistent dry conditions for the past several months have led to an increase in grass fires throughout Hill County and the area, prompting local firefighters to ask residents to refrain from outdoor burning until conditions improve. According to reports from Hill County Emergency Services District 1, area fire departments … Continue reading VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase

ESD 2 accepts resignation, closes on new property

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 1, 2021 The Hill County Emergency Services District (ESD) 2 Board of Commissioners met in a regular session Thursday, November 18, and accepted the resignation of commissioner Dan Giles. Giles told the board that he will be moving out of ESD 2 and into the City of Hillsboro, making him ineligible … Continue reading ESD 2 accepts resignation, closes on new property

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

AED project credited with saving life

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 3, 2021 The Hill County Emergency Services District (ESD) 2 Board of Commissioners heard a report on the success of the recent effort to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sheriff’s office vehicles and heard an update on new facilities during a meeting held Thursday, October 21. Covington Volunteer Fire Department … Continue reading AED project credited with saving life