Man charged with murder after shooting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 23, 2022 The Hill County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with murder after a fatal shooting that occurred in Abbott Friday, June 17. Nicholas Charassri According to reports, the shooting was reported by a 9-1-1 caller just after 5 p.m., and deputies responded to the scene in the 400 block … Continue reading Man charged with murder after shooting

Sheriff’s office investigating after man impersonates officer on I-35

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 13, 2022 Authorities offer safety tips for drivers… The Hill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a man impersonating a law enforcement officer and attempting contact with a driver on Interstate 35. The incident occurred on Friday, April 1, when authorities say a man driving a black sport-utility vehicle … Continue reading Sheriff’s office investigating after man impersonates officer on I-35

County prepares annex to serve west side

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court approved utility applications for the new annex property on the west side of the county and discussed changes to the county's feral hog bounty program at a meeting held Tuesday, January 11. In November, the court moved forward with the purchase of two buildings … Continue reading County prepares annex to serve west side

Grand Juries return December list of indictments for Hill and Bosque Counties

December 15, 2021 A Hill County Grand Jury that convened Friday, December 3, returned the following indictments: Ryan Keith Anderson, 36, of Whitney, possession of methamphetamine between four and 200 grams with intent to deliver Amber Lynn Arellano, 29, of Blum, possession of methamphetamine under one gram Timothy Jacob Bishop, 28, of Whitney, indecency with … Continue reading Grand Juries return December list of indictments for Hill and Bosque Counties

Hill County CARES wraps up efforts with donations for area children

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 15, 2021 Pictured presenting a check from Hill County CARES to the Hill County Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro is Linda Young. Receiving the check was Captain Justin Motherspau, along with Dispatcher Heather Cornelius, Administrator Pam Rose and Records Manager Shannon Garcia. Hill County CARES (HCC) recently presented a check to the … Continue reading Hill County CARES wraps up efforts with donations for area children

Master Gardeners refresh local park

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 10, 2021 Master Gardeners refresh local parkThe Hill County Master Gardeners recently refreshed the Whitney Veterans Memorial Park in preparation for Veterans Day. The Hill County Sheriff’s Office helped with heavy labor, and several Whitney veterans participated. The organization would like to thank the Hill County Sheriff’s Office for their time … Continue reading Master Gardeners refresh local park

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

Missing child recovered after crash kills reported abductor

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 A missing eight-year-old girl was found and hospitalized over the weekend after a crash that killed her abductor and the driver of a second vehicle. The investigation began when the Bosque County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) responded to a residence in Walnut Springs at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, September 24, after … Continue reading Missing child recovered after crash kills reported abductor

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

Hill County working to prevent illegal dumping on county roads

Reporter: Ellie Mahan August 25, 2021 Hill County has had more than 50 cases of illegal dumping this year. Two years ago, the Hill County Sheriff’s Office appointed Jeff Ward as the environmental deputy. Ward investigates cases of illegal dumping and ensures that abandoned items are properly disposed of. People illegally dump a wide range … Continue reading Hill County working to prevent illegal dumping on county roads