Local filmmakers attend meet and greet

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 22, 2022 Pictured (l to r) Will Boothman, who is from Whitney, Mitch Berntson of Hillsboro, George Meyers of Hillsboro and Producer/Writer/Actor JJ Perez met at a showing of their films held Friday evening, June 17. The Indie Short Film Festival in downtown Whitney was the second installment of Juniper Cove … Continue reading Local filmmakers attend meet and greet

Over 750 jobs expected at local job fair

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 9, 2022 Workforce Solutions, in partnership with Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, will host a job fair 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, June 14. The event will be held at Historic City Hall, located at 127 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro. Workforce Solutions officials said that … Continue reading Over 750 jobs expected at local job fair

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.

County working to collect hotel, motel taxes

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 25, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court met in a special session Tuesday, May 17, and approved a software contract to help the county collect hotel occupancy taxes on the growing number of home-based lodging options. The court also discussed negotiations regarding the sale of the county annex on Franklin Street … Continue reading County working to collect hotel, motel taxes

Area sales tax revenueremains strong in May

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 18, 2022 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.2 billion in local sales tax allocations for May, 11.8 percent more than in May 2021. Hill County's May allocation came to $346,690.95, up about 14 percent compared to last … Continue reading Area sales tax revenueremains strong in May

Voters to decide constitutional amendments, AISD bond May 7

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 Voters will decide the outcome of proposed statewide constitutional amendments, the Aquilla ISD bond proposal and Covington ISD's school board election on the Saturday, May 7, election date. Polling places throughout Hill and Bosque counties will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Locally, polling places include the … Continue reading Voters to decide constitutional amendments, AISD bond May 7

County finalizing Chapter 381 agreement for local Buc-ee’s

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 5, 2022 The Hill County Commissioners Court voted to move forward with economic development agreements related to the planned Buc-ee’s in Hillsboro and the expansion of a solar project in the county during a meeting held Tuesday, April 26. The court discussed the Buc-ee’s agreement in executive session before returning to … Continue reading County finalizing Chapter 381 agreement for local Buc-ee’s

Hill College honors retiring president with student grant

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 27, 2022 Hill College is honoring its retiring president with the Pamela J. Boehm Student Emergency Aid Grant. The announcement was made during the college’s annual Boots and Suits fund-raising event. “In honor of her 41 years of dedication to Hill College, and particularly her focus on student success, we are … Continue reading Hill College honors retiring president with student grant

Sales tax revenue stillstrong in city, county

Editor: Shannon Cottongame April 13, 2022 Sales tax figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week indicate that revenue is up considerably in Hill County and remains strong in both the City of Whitney and Bosque County compared to last year's revenue. Hegar announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special … Continue reading Sales tax revenue stillstrong in city, county

Paw Pals receives donation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 30, 2022 Emilee Miller, the daughter of Kelly Falls, saved $40 that she earned from doing chores and purchased pet food for Hill County Paw Pals’ dogs and cats. Emilee is in the third grade at Hillsboro Elementary School. “Our community is proud of Emilee’s philanthropic spirit,” Paw Pals said in … Continue reading Paw Pals receives donation

Whitney City Council holds February meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 2, 2022 The Whitney City Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, February 22, and heard citizen comments, departmental reports and voted on city business. Whitney resident Sonya Lott spoke to the council in open forum regarding the need for a good playground in the city. Lott said that school playgrounds … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds February meeting

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

Middle school band students earn spots in honor bands

January 12, 2022 Last month, 25 members of the Whitney Middle School Symphonic Band traveled to Groesbeck to compete against 18 other middle schools in the region for a chance at earning a spot in one of two honor bands. Director Michael Wilson said that Whitney had a strong showing, with 11 students making one … Continue reading Middle school band students earn spots in honor bands

Local Go Texan Scholarship applications now available

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Hill County Area Go Texan Committee has announced that 2022 scholarship applications are available. Hill County seniors are reminded that they are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Association (HLSRA). Those applications must be completed online at RodeoHouston.com no later than Tuesday, … Continue reading Local Go Texan Scholarship applications now available

Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital January 12, 2022 Effective immediately, Hill Regional Hospital has moved its COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We would appreciate your making an appointment online by visiting the website, http://www.hillregionalhospital.com. After choosing to make an appointment for a new vaccine or a booster, when you enter … Continue reading Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

Hillsboro to host human trafficking outreach event

January 12, 2022 The Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition will host “Not In My City: Human Trafficking Outreach” in five Central Texas counties Saturday, January 29. Organizers say that this event will give everyone an opportunity to play an active part in the fight against human trafficking. Locally, the event will begin at 1 … Continue reading Hillsboro to host human trafficking outreach event

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

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

Hill county Angel Tree applications available

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 Applications for the Hill County Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program are now available for families seeking assistance. Applications may be picked up at Hillsboro Walmart customer service desk located at 104 Coke Street, Eastland Title Company located at 69 West Franklin Street Hillsboro, Texas Through Time at 110 North … Continue reading Hill county Angel Tree applications available

‘Earth Angels’ exhibit opens at Texas Heritage Museum

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 A new art exhibit on temporary display in the Hill College Texas Heritage Museum (THM) features four large figures representing earth, air, fire and water. The figures, titled “Earth Angels,” are unique because North Texas artist Julia Schloss made them from a collection of salvaged materials. “Julia Schloss is … Continue reading ‘Earth Angels’ exhibit opens at Texas Heritage Museum

Adoption Day celebrated in Hill County

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 10, 2021 The Hill County Child Protective Services Board and other local officials and organizations gathered to celebrate Adoption Day Friday, November 5. This year, 23 children who were adopted over the past year with their 17 families were invited to the event, which was held at Historic City Hall in … Continue reading Adoption Day celebrated in Hill County

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

Local residents discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Four in ten American adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic, an increase from the one in ten adults who reported these symptoms in 2019, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study. The stress adults feel can be reflected in their children’s mental health. Local … Continue reading Local residents discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health

Hillsboro’s Autumn Fest rescheduled

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 Hillsboro Main Street announced last week that the AutumnFest event scheduled for this month has been postponed due to the pandemic. “Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the emergency situation in Hill County with no hospital beds available, the City of Hillsboro has visited with local … Continue reading Hillsboro’s Autumn Fest rescheduled

Hillsboro/Whitney Aglow to welcome guest speaker Monday

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 8, 2021 The Hillsboro and Whitney Community Lighthouse of Aglow International will welcome guest speaker Kryslyn Kellner to a meeting set for Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m. Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. Kryslyn Kellner Kellner is a Christian evangelist, recovery advocate, youth minister, women's jail coordinator, women’s ministry coordinator … Continue reading Hillsboro/Whitney Aglow to welcome guest speaker Monday