Authorities investigate after hoax shooting call

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 21, 2022 A false report of a shooting at Whitney Elementary School initiated a district-wide lockdown and a multi-agency law enforcement response Tuesday afternoon, September 13. The Hill County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 4:24 p.m. after a call came in to the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office from what authorities called … Continue reading Authorities investigate after hoax shooting call

Whitney ISD continues to focus on safety with school year underway

Reporter: Ellie Mahan September 1, 2022 Following the recent tragedy of the school shooting in Uvalde, superintendents across Hill County met with county officials and local law enforcement agencies in June to discuss updated security measures that will be taken during the 2022-2023 school year. To ensure that the Texas Education Agency school safety requirements … Continue reading Whitney ISD continues to focus on safety with school year underway

Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 30, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Tuesday, June 21, to hear monthly reports and consider agenda items. In open forum, resident Alan Ellis told the council that he would like to donate $10,000 toward the effort to create a better park for children and the community. … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Whitney PD makes arrest in stabbing investigation

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 30, 2022 A Hillsboro man was arrested Wednesday, June 22, in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Whitney earlier this month. Derrick Simmons, 41, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault causing bodily injury, a second-degree felony. Simmons was booked into the Hill County Law Enforcement Center with … Continue reading Whitney PD makes arrest in stabbing investigation

Whitney PD arrests two for drugs, weapons

March 23, 2022 A Whitney Police Department narcotics investigation culminated in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of drugs and weapons last week. Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley said that the investigation was launched with other law enforcement agencies in response to multiple citizen complaints. Officers joined with the Hill County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading Whitney PD arrests two for drugs, weapons

Police investigating incident at downtown restaurant/bar

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 Whitney Police Department responded to a disturbance involving a stabbing at End Zone Sports Grill in downtown Whitney Saturday night, January 22. Few details had been released as of The Lakelander's press time Sunday, but Whitney Police Chief Chris Bentley confirmed that there was a stabbing at the location … Continue reading Police investigating incident at downtown restaurant/bar

HCSO Investigates Shooting Death Of Man At LW State Park

Editor: Shannon Cottongame The Hill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at Lake Whitney State Park that occurred Wednesday night, December 22. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11:23 p.m. regarding a shooting at a campsite. Units from Whitney Police Department, Whitney … Continue reading HCSO Investigates Shooting Death Of Man At LW State Park

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

Whitney City Council holds monthly meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Monday night, November 15, to consider several agenda items. In public comments, Carol Westbrook of the Hill County Salvation Army requested that the council mandate that businesses on West Washington Avenue bag their trash before putting it in trash containers. … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds monthly meeting

Juvenile struck by vehicle in Whitney Friday

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 An auto-pedestrian crash was reported in Whitney Friday afternoon, October 22. According to reports, Whitney Police Department and EMS were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Brazos Street just after 5 p.m. after a juvenile was struck by a vehicle. She was reportedly transported to a Waco hospital … Continue reading Juvenile struck by vehicle in Whitney Friday

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