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  1. TEA Releases FIRST Ratings, Accreditation StatusesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Texas Education Agency recently released accreditation statuses, including FIRST ratings, for school districts and charters across the state. Accreditation statuses are largely based on the district's Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas , which is essentially a scorecard of the school's financial situation.


  2. Manhunt Ends With CapturesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Hillsboro Reporter

    A search for two suspects who fled police was finally concluded around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, after more than 13 hours of searching by law-enforcement agencies from Hill and McLennan counties. Authorities attempted to stop a blue Cadillac driving north on Interstate 35 near Lacy Lakeview at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.


  3. HCAY Meeting Planned In HillsboroRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The annual meeting of Hill County Ag Youth will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Hill County Extension office, located at 126 South Covington Street in Hillsboro. HCAY is a non-profit organization that is responsible for administration of the Hill County Fair and Livestock Show.


  4. Historic Home Lost In Devastating FireRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Hillsboro Fire/Rescue responded to a fire at a historic home at 1 a.m. Thursday, February 26. According to reports, a two story home in the 400 block of Craig Street, which was built in 1896, was totally destroyed. Hillsboro firefighters were aided by volunteer fire departments from Itasca, Whitney, Peoria, Bynum, Aquilla, Abbott and Mil-ford.


  5. Covington Man Sentenced In District CourtRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    A punishment agreement was reached in Hill County 66th District Court Thursday, February 19, regarding the sentencing of 65-year-old Kenneth Abbott of Covington. Abbott received eight years in prison and 10 years of probation after being found guilty Wednesday, February 11, of one count of indecency with a child/sexual contact and two counts of indecency with a child/exposure.


  6. Hill County Day Speakers AnnouncedRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Speakers for this year's Hill County Day in Austin Thursday, February 26, will have a local flavor. Addressing the Hill County delegation in the afternoon will include Itasca graduate Bryan Daniel and former state Senator Kip Averitt.


  7. Auctions Conclude 2015 Hill County FairRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    It was another big afternoon for the youth of Hill County Saturday, January 31, as market animals from the 2015 Hill County Fair sold at auction. Saturday Livestock Auction The grand champion steer exhibited by Kennedy McFarland of Whitney led the way with a $12,000 price tag.


  8. Missing Man Possible Victim Of Foul PlayRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Sheriff's Office is ongoing in its investigation into the disappearance of 30-year-old John Christopher Terry, a father of two who has been missing for three months. According to Sheriff Michael Cox, foul play may have been involved in his disappearance.


  9. Elected Officials Take Oath Of OfficeRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Hill County elected officials, court reporters and other county employees were ceremoniously sworn into office Monday morning, January 5, at the Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro. Angelia Orr took the oath of office after being re-elected as district clerk.


  10. Meeting For Proposed Gas Peaking Plant Planned In AbbottRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    A community meeting in Abbott has been planned for Tuesday evening, December 16, regarding the Shawnee Energy Project, a 60 acre natural gas peaking plant proposed to be constructed three miles east of Abbott. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Abbott Independent School District cafeteria.


  11. FFA Students Advance To Area In LDERead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Students from nearby FFA chapters will be advancing to the Area competition in Leadership Development Events . The Area VIII competition will be held Saturday, November 22, at Robinson High School.


  12. Missing Man's Whereabouts Still UnknownRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox said Tuesday, November 4, that law enforcement officials have conducted new searches at the residence and area where a missing man's vehicle was found. According to the sheriff, 30-year-old John Christopher Terry of Carl's Corner was reported missing Friday evening, October 17. He was last seen Friday morning at a business in south Hillsboro.


  13. Search Continues For Missing ManRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Sheriff's Office and other area agencies continued their search for a missing Carl's Corner resident Tuesday, October 21. Sheriff Michael Cox said that 30-year-old John Christopher Terry was reported missing Friday evening, October 17. He was last seen Friday morning at a business in south Hillsboro. Reports indicated that Terry's sport-utility vehicle was found abandoned Saturday evening, October 18, on HCR 2346 west of Abbott.


  14. Felony Arrest Made By HCSORead the original story

    Oct 5, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    An arrest was made by the Hill County Sheriff's Office at 7:03 a.m. Thursday, October 2. Reports indicated that a suspicious vehicle was spotted on Interstate 35 north of Abbott. When authorities approached the vehicle, a 47-year-old McKinney man was found asleep.


  15. First Bale Of Cotton For Hill CountyRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The first bale of cotton in Hill County for the 2014 growing season was ginned Tuesday evening, August 26, at Birome Gin Company, owned and operated by Gerry and Lisa Kasberg. Daniel and Thomas Holy produced and harvested the cotton on land just east of Penelope. 1 comment

  16. School Finance System Unconstitutional AgainRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    In an outcome that school officials in districts across Texas had predicted, a Travis County district judge ruled Thursday, August 28, that the state's school finance system is unconstitutional.


  17. HISD Release Times, Traffic Patterns SetRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The 2014-2015 school year for the Hillsboro Independent School District is set to begin Monday, August 25, and officials have announced start and release times for the district's five campuses, plus traffic patterns around the schools.


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