Garden Club works to beautify Whitney

Reporter: Ellie Mahan May 19, 2022 Debbie King, Master Gardener of four years, traveled from New Braunfels to present a program on the care and feeding of perennials at the Lake Whitney Garden Club meeting, Thursday, May 12. Perennials are plants that live more than two years. A few perennials native to Central Texas include: … Continue reading Garden Club works to beautify Whitney

BARK holds bass tournament

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) welcomed 60 teams to Lake Whitney for its second annual bass tournament fund raiser Saturday, May 7. First place winners were Russell Farmer and Ronnie Griggs of Cleburne with 26.92 lbs. Other winners were: second place - Will Davis and Collin Reyes of Wichita … Continue reading BARK holds bass tournament

Author draws inspiration from time in Whitney

Reporter: Ellie Mahan April 27, 2022 Murray Richter, now a published author of two children’s books, attended Whitney High School and graduated in 1988. When he moved from Alice to Whitney in the early 1980’s, he spent time fishing, skiing and soaking up all the nature and fun that Lake Whitney had to offer. His … Continue reading Author draws inspiration from time in Whitney

GolfPass ranks White Bluff New Course first in state

March 22, 2022 NBC Sports GolfPass has released the results of over 320,000 golf course reviews for 2021, and the new course at White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney was ranked number one in Texas and number 29 in the nation. The old course at the resort was ranked the second best course in Texas. … Continue reading GolfPass ranks White Bluff New Course first in state

Missing man’s body found in Lake Whitney

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 John Walter Mauhar The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, March 10, that a body believed to be a man who went missing in January has been recovered from Lake Whitney. Authorities initially asked for the public’s help in January, when 50-year-old John Walter Mauhar of Waco went missing … Continue reading Missing man’s body found in Lake Whitney

Whitney native to co-host ESPN fishing podcast

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 2, 2022 Murray Richter, a 1998 Whitney graduate and Dallas-area author, will co-host ESPN's Reel Talk Radio podcast with Captain Debbie Hanson, broadcasting from Ft. Myers, Florida. Listeners can listen live Saturday, March 5, at 6 a.m. Central Time at https://espnswfl.com/shows/espn- swfl-reel-talk/. The podcast will also be available in the show … Continue reading Whitney native to co-host ESPN fishing podcast

TPWD says white bass run expectations high for 2022

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 2, 2022 Anglers across the state look forward to hitting the water each spring for the annual white bass spawning run upstream from reservoirs into rivers and creeks. Whether it be fishing on the bank, motorized boat or paddle craft, the white bass run can provide an exciting day on the … Continue reading TPWD says white bass run expectations high for 2022

Record-breaking Lake Whitney catch

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 16, 2022 While fishing at Lake Whitney Thursday, February 10, Cody Pratka caught a Largemouth Black Bass that weighed in at 12.30 pounds. Pratka submitted paperwork to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for his catch to go down in history as the largest fish of that type ever caught at … Continue reading Record-breaking Lake Whitney catch

Chamber welcomes the Lucky Minnow

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 2, 2022 Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to welcome The Lucky Minnow Outdoor Store to the chamber. Pictured is owner Lori Fahnders with Samuel and Ember Fahnders; Jayson Lam, Chamber Director representing People's Bank; Kristen Fregia; And Lil’ Miss Pioneer Day Queen Madison Elmore. The Lucky … Continue reading Chamber welcomes the Lucky Minnow

Vehicles found in Lake Whitney during cold case investigation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 Multiple vehicles were recently located in Lake Whitney as the Bosque County Sheriff's Office worked with Adventures with Purpose, a volunteer dive team that works to help law enforcement solve cold cases. The effort was conducted based on information received about the 2009 disappearance of Bosque County resident John … Continue reading Vehicles found in Lake Whitney during cold case investigation

Local Couple to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bobby and Sherry Creech will celebrate 50 years of marriage this week. Above, they are pictured at their 1971 wedding. Bobby Carroll Creech and Sherry Ann (Hutchins) Creech of Lake Whitney will celebrate 50 years of marriage this Saturday. The couple married November 27, 1971, at First Baptist Church in Maypearl. Bobby’s hometown was Mesquite, … Continue reading Local Couple to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Lake Whitney to host Texas Team Trail championship

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 20, 2021 More than 80 fishing teams are expected to make their way to Lake Whitney this week as the Texas Team Trail 2021 National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's is held here Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24. The event was originally set to be held … Continue reading Lake Whitney to host Texas Team Trail championship

Fishing team members earn scholarships

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Whitney High School students Carson Griffith and Mason Seely each received $150 scholarships for winning third place during a fishing tournament at Stillhouse Hollow Lake Sunday, October 10. Their fish weighed in at a combined total of more than 12 pounds for their five catches on the two-person team. … Continue reading Fishing team members earn scholarships

Fishing trip winners

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 ghfgh Matt Bryant (left) and Eddie Miller (right) were the winners of the Whitney FFA's cornhole tournament held during the recent Ag-Stravaganza in downtown Whitney. The team won a guided fishing trip donated by Guaranteed Guide Service. The event also included a silent auction, fish fry and live music … Continue reading Fishing trip winners

Corps of Engineers project now underway to inspect 16 sluice gates at Whitney dam

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 Those traveling or enjoying recreation near the Whitney Dam will see equipment in the area as the Corps of Engineers works to inspect the sluice gates at the dam. Highway 22 traffic will proceed uninterrupted during the project, Corps officials said. The public is asked to keep a safe … Continue reading Corps of Engineers project now underway to inspect 16 sluice gates at Whitney dam