Hill County Newswire

Hill County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Hill County, TX.

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  1. Wright County RootsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Mansfield Mirror

    ... his father born in Ireland and mother, born Missouri. Phillip shows up in a registration for voters in 1861, Hill County, Texas. He is listed in a Hill County biography as a repairer of wagons and was allowed to stay in Hill County during the War, ...

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  2. Commissioners Continue Work On Fiscal BudgetRead the original story

    Monday | Hillsboro Reporter

    Hill County commissioners con-tinued working on the numbers for the upcoming fiscal year in a budget workshop held during a Tuesday, August 25, meeting. The court recently proposed a tax increase to provide funding for many of the key issues the county is facing in the coming year.

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  3. Meeting Held By Hill County ESD 1Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Emergency Services District 1 met in regular session Thursday evening, August 20. Board members made a motion to deny an appeal submitted by the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department regarding the issuance of its quarterly payment. Board President Clarence Pressley said that the department had failed to submit paperwork to the district last quarter, and its payout was forfeited.

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  4. Former HCSO Officials Attend HearingsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Suspended Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox and two former members of his staff were in court in Hillsboro Friday afternoon, August 21, for pre-trial hearings. Cox, along with former Chief Deputy Mark Wilson and former Jail Captain Leroy Rodriguez, appeared with their attorneys before retired 220th District Court Judge James E. Morgan, sitting by assignment in 66th District Court.

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  5. ESD 2 To Hold Sales-Tax ElectionRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Emergency Services District 2 will hold a sales-tax election in November. ESD 2 board members approved a motion to hold the election at a regular meeting held Thursday, August 20. According to ESD 2 President Barbara Leetun, the reasoning behind imposing a sales-tax is to take some of the tax burden off of area property owners.

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  6. Penelope Trailer Theft Foiled As Community Pulls TogetherRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Hillsboro Reporter

    ... Internet fundraising campaign. Thanks to the social media ap-peal, surveillance video and dili-gent work by the Hill County Sheriff's Office, the trailer stolen from Penelope High School Saturday, August 15, was recovered Tuesday, August 18. 'All ...

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  7. Local Deputies Evacuate Rural Homes After Discovery Of Live GrenadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | KWTX

    Hill County deputies evacuated nearby homes Friday afternoon after a resident called to report he found what he thought was a live hand grenade inside a house. Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins said deputies evacuated "a couple" of nearby homes as a precaution and called for a bomb squad to investigate the item that was found.

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  8. Well Water Testing Offered By Extension ServiceRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Local well owners have an opportunity to have their water tested at a discounted rate, and also to learn more about water quality. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, along with the Hill County Leadership Advisory Board, will be sponsoring a water well screening from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., September 9 to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested through the Texas Well Owner Network and Texas Water Resources Institute.

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  9. Hill County Sheriff's Office Recovers Penelope ISD TrailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins tips from citizens received on Facebook helped investigators track the owner of the truck and develop a suspect. Collins said the suspect and the owner of the truck are not the same person.

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  10. Woman Detained Following Fatal AccidentRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Hillsboro Reporter

    A Waco resident was in custody Wednesday morning, August 12, following a traffic accident Mon-day morning, August 10, in Hill County. Dianne Moore, 54, was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Shane Brassell on a charge of criminal negligent homicide.

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  11. Hill County Public NoticeRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Hillsboro Reporter

    PUBLIC NOTICE Hill County is currently accepting proposals for case management software including components for jail, courts, prosecutors, clerks, and hot checks. An information packet containing specifications can be obtained online at the Hill County website, www.co.hill.tx.us, or by contacting Hill County Judge Justin Lewis at 254-582-4020.

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  12. Taxing Entities Receive Certified ValuesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The process to set ad valorem tax rates for the 2015 tax year has begun after Hill County Appraisal District recently delivered certified tax values to local entities. For the second year in a row since the economic downturn in 2009, values have continued to climb.

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  13. Hill County Grand Jury Returns IndictmentsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Grand Jury met Friday, July 24, and made the following indictments: Marketh Willis-Bailey, 22, of Dallas, burglary of a building and evading arrest with a previous conviction; Cassidy James Cain, 32, of Trinidad, possession of a controlled substance; Jack Walter Childress, 53, of Whitney, possession of a controlled substance. Crystal Lynn Choate, 26, of Hillsboro, forgery; Michael Paul Ensor, 34, of Covington, possession of a controlled substance; Ashley Carol Fleming, 29, of Elgin, evading arrest with a vehicle.

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  14. New County Agents Hoping to Expand Productivity, Educational OfferingsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | Hillsboro Reporter

    Two new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents have arrived in Hill County, bringing a wealth of experience, education and enthusiasm. Zach Davis began July 1 as County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Angie Nors joined the team August 3 as Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development.

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  15. Homicide Investigated Near Mount CalmRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 2 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Sheriff's Office spent hours Wednesday afternoon, July 29, processing the scene of a homicide at a residence near Mount Calm. According to temporary Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins, dispatchers were notified around 2 p.m. that shots had been fired inside a house at the intersection of Highway 31 and HCR 3254 west of Mount Calm.

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  16. Mt. Calm murder victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | KXXV-TV Waco

    The name of the victim of an execution-style murder that happened in Mount Calm on Wednesday morning has been identified. Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins said 30-year-old Jose Riqueno died after being shot in the head, chest and arm in his own bedroom.

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  17. Smith Foundation Announces New WebsiteRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    ... activities. In considering requests for funding, the board places priority on organizations and programs serving Hill County. In 2014, the Smith Foundation awarded grants totaling almost $137,000 to 14 organizations across Hill County. Grantees ...

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  18. Man shot to death in homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | KXXV-TV Waco

    Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins says deputies were dispatched to a home in the 100-block of County Road 3254 in Mount Calm around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both suspects are described as tall males - one slim and the other overweight.

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  19. ESD 2 Board Discusses Sales Tax ElectionRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    The Hill County Emergency Services District 2 board of commissioners met Thursday, July 16, to discuss the possibility of holding a sales-tax election in November. The district is currently funded through a six-percent property tax.

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  20. Hillsboro Police Apprehend Forgery SuspectRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | Hillsboro Reporter

    ... individual, and Justice of the Peace Shane Brassell set bond at $20,000 on the man. Booking the suspect into the Hill County Law Enforcement Center were officers Greg Sutton, Christopher Cary and Sergeant Michael Vicars.

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