Whitney well represented at county fair

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 2, 2022 The Hill County Fair wrapped up with the livestock auction Saturday, January 29. Whitney FFA member and eighth grader Keeli Peters earned reserve grand champion with her steer, Pepe. She will take Pepe to compete at the Fort Worth Stock Show this week. Pictured are (l to r): FFA … Continue reading Whitney well represented at county fair

Hill County Fair continues, annual auctions planned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 The Hill County Fair is underway this week and will continue through Saturday's livestock auction. Swine will be unloaded at the fairgrounds Wednesday morning starting at 8 a.m., with weigh in continuing upon arrival until noon. The swine show will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the Creative … Continue reading Hill County Fair continues, annual auctions planned

Hill County Fair queen crowned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 The Hill County Fair Queen Contest was held Saturday, January 15, ahead of this year's county fair. Jocelyn Kolar of Abbott, representing Hill County 4-H, was crowned 2022 queen. Pictured are (l to r): Caitlyn McLain (Abbott) - honorable mention; Kennedy Janek (Abbott)- princess, high sales, best introduction; Jocelyn … Continue reading Hill County Fair queen crowned

Participants gearing up for county fair

Reporter: Ellie Mahan and Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Events scheduled at Hillsboro fairgrounds next week… Whitney High School senior Cheyenne Delong will show a market steer and heifer at the fair. Young people throughout the county are preparing their livestock, creative arts and shop projects for next week's Hill County Fair. The fair … Continue reading Participants gearing up for county fair

County seeing surge in COVID-19 cases as omicron variant spreads

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 Local officials report that Hill County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases as the state is dealing with the rapidly spreading omicron variant. The Department of State Health Services COVID-19 tracker was estimating 307 active cases of the virus in the county as of Sunday, January 9, up … Continue reading County seeing surge in COVID-19 cases as omicron variant spreads

Hill County Fair queen nominees

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The 42nd annual Hill County Fair Queen contest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center on the Hill College campus in Hillsboro. Contestants from across the county will compete to reign over this year’s festivities. Pictured above in the … Continue reading Hill County Fair queen nominees

Hill County commissioners meet in final 2021 session

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 5, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court considered agenda items related to county construction projects in a meeting held Tuesday, December 28. Commissioners approved a contract with ICE Construction for the new Extension Office that will be constructed at the Hill County Fairgrounds. If the contract is approved by the company, … Continue reading Hill County commissioners meet in final 2021 session

County’s test site opening at new location

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 5, 2022 The free COVID-19 testing facility that has been operated at the Hill County Fairgrounds has moved to a new location and will reopen Thursday, January 6. When the facility opens this week, testing will be offered in a drive-thru format at the former Hillsboro Elementary School site on Jane … Continue reading County’s test site opening at new location

County to apply for grant to expand Exhibits Building

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 8, 2021 The Hill County Commissioners Court met in a brief special session Tuesday, November 30, and approved a grant application for upgrades to the Hill County Fairgrounds Exhibits Building. County Judge Justin Lewis asked for the court’s approval to apply to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for … Continue reading County to apply for grant to expand Exhibits Building

Registration underway for Hill County Fair Creative Arts

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 8, 2021 Registration is now underway for the Creative Arts Division of the 2022 Hill County Fair. The fair is scheduled for Monday, January 24, through Saturday, January 29, at the Hill County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Registration opened Monday, December 6, and will continue through Sunday, January 16. All items must … Continue reading Registration underway for Hill County Fair Creative Arts

Free COVID-19 testing center returns to Hill County this week

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 A free COVID-19 testing center is once again operating in Hillsboro this week as the latest surge in cases has caused long lines at some testing facilities. "We have been looking for additional COVID-19 testing resources for Hill County for some time," said Hill County Judge Justin Lewis Saturday, … Continue reading Free COVID-19 testing center returns to Hill County this week