News & Events in 2010

Extended End-of-Year Spa Hours
Posted December 19, 2010

The spa will be open extended hours until the end of the year. If you still have unused property owner credits, this is one way to use them up before they expire.

  • Dec 22-23 8:30-5
  • Dec 24 8:30-12
  • Dec 25 closed
  • Dec 26 8:30-12
  • Dec 27 - Jan 1 8:30-5
  • Jan 2 8:30-12

Christmas Card Recycling
Posted December 19, 2010

For the third year, the Wilmarth's are collecting used Christmas cards (and any other used greeting cards) on behalf of St Jude's Ranch for Children in Texas and Nevada.

The children of St Jude's participate in making new cards by removing the fronts of the cards and attaching a new back made with recycled paper. In 2008, 15 pounds of greeting card fronts were collected in White Bluff, and in 2009, 42 pounds were collected to help the St Jude's program.

If you would like to help, you can drop off any used cards you have at the Wilmarth home. You can cut off the backs and drop off just the fronts, or you can drop off the entire card and they will remove the backs. Greeting cards with handwriting on the back side of the front of the card cannot be used.

The address to drop off the cards is 46010 White Bluff Dr. It is a gray stone house just past the condos. If no one is home, there will be a box to the right of the front door where you can leave them. Please drop off your cards by the middle of January.

For more information on the program, email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 694-4236, or go to the St Jude's greeting card recycling program website.

Brazos Chamber Orchestra Gala Event
Posted December 19, 2010

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra has planned an exciting gala event for Thursday, May 5 at the Cleburne Conference Center. Patrons will dine on a sumptuous meal prepared and served by the members of the Cleburne High School Culinary Arts Department. During dinner, members of the BCO will perform background music for entertainment.

After dinner, patrons will move into the theater to hear the Brazos Chamber Orchestra perform a wonderful concert featuring pianist Dean Peiskee performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert will also feature members of the Carnegie Players and Plaza Theater singing Broadway selections along with the orchestra. It will be a wonderful evening…one that you will not want to miss.

Reservations for tickets ($50 each) are available now. If you have friends or relatives that enjoy fine dining and great music, consider purchasing tickets also as gifts. They will be available in time for Christmas giving.

For more information, or to make reservations, email Todd Evans or call him at 817-938-4356, or call Frances Hafford at 817-645-5847.

Whistlestop Christmas
Posted December 19, 2010

Hulen Park, in Cleburne, is the site of the annual Whistlestop Christmas event. Over 3 million lights decorate the park each evening through December 31. The young, and young-at-heart, will delight in this spectacular light show.

TxDOT Work on FM 933
Posted December 11, 2010

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun a safety end-treatment and hazard elimination project along Farm to Market Road 933. The project will consist of new guardrail construction and safety end-treatments for culvert-ends at cross drainage locations under the roadway and at adjoining private driveways along FM 933, from Farm to Market Road 67 in Blum to FM 2604 north of Whitney.

Additionally, two feet of shoulder width will be added at various locations, which will result in at least eight-foot shoulders for the length of the project. The nearly 11-mile project is being undertaken by Knife River Corporation-South of Waco, at a cost of $4 million.

It is scheduled for completion in the late fall of 2011, weather permitting. TxDOT urges the public to observe all warning signs and to exercise caution when passing near construction personnel and equipment in the project area.

Deer Valley Invitation
Posted December 11, 2010

Deer Valley Restaurant and the Whitney Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 16, at 11:00. Come join Nicki, Ronda, Chef Rui Rui and Christy for free appetizers and beverages, and see what is new.

Spring RV Trip
Posted November 28, 2010

The White Bluff RV Club has selected Tyler State Park for their next group trip.

They will spend 5 nights there - April 25 through April 29, 2011. The dates were selected so that you can go to Canton First Monday on one or two days.

Kay Miller is the "Wagon Master" for this trip. You can email Kay or call her at 694-5506 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar on Dec 4
Posted November 28, 2010

Our Lady of the Lake Episcopal Church in Laguna Park will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the church Parish Hall on SH 22 (1 mile west of Lake Whitney Dam).

Shop for unique home decor, beautiful gifts, amaryllis gift boxes, narcissus bulbs for Southern gardeners, tree decorations, children's books, one-of-a-kind local crafts, and many other treasures for your wish lists. Nibble on scrumptious baked goods while you browse, and then buy some to take home. This fun gift shopping experience is not to be missed!

Holiday Concert on November 30
Posted November 28, 2010

The Hill College Music Department will present "Sounds of the Season" Tuesday night, November 30, at 7:30 in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center. The Chorale, Vocal Ensemble, and Concert Band will perform holiday favorites.

Featured on the program will be student conductors, and several student and faculty soloists. This holiday program always has a large attendance so be sure and come early to get your choice seats. Come ready to get into the holiday spirit. Admission is free as always.

Thanksgiving Bake Sale
Posted November 18, 2010

The Whitney Garden Club will be holding a Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Whitney Area Museum in downtown Whitney. This is a great opportunity to get home-baked desserts for your get-togethers later in the week.

Proceeds of the sale help to beautify and educate the community. The sale runs from 9am until sold out.

Local Food Bank on TV
Posted November 18, 2010

KWTX-TV has a video clip featuring the Whitney Food Bank. Go to, then click on "Preparing for Food for Families" in the News Video section at the upper right.

The video will likely not be there long, so if you want to see it, take a look soon. And don't forget the local Food Bank drive on Friday, November 19.

WB POA Town Hall Meeting
Posted November 15, 2010

George Collins called the 11/13 WB POA Town Hall meeting to order with the Board, Fred Molsen and about 60 residents present.  He reported that through September, we are on plan for the POA budget as established earlier in the year.   All capital improvements this year were fully funded from revenues including about $250K for contracted road repairs completed earlier this year and $106K for the POA portion of the Old Course greens replacement.  

Milt Bergman reported that the WB roads suffered substantial damage from the flooding earlier this year. 30-40 areas were affected and the estimated cost to repair them is $135-300K. Fred Molsen has asked the insurance company to evaluate the road damage to see if insurance coverage applies. At the same time the POA is looking at improving some of the more heavily trafficked roads with extra width and concrete ribbon curbing. Milt is soliciting help from any property owner Civil Engineers or persons with roads experience in support of this effort – contact Milt if you can help.

George also reported that Financial policies for POA funds have been established and are in place; a copy is available for review at the POA office. The Bylaws of the POA are now on the POA website in the POA subsection of the Members section, along with minutes of the two most recent board meetings. The POA is making a significant effort to make increased use of the website to improve communication.

Guin McGinnis, President of the WBVFD announced the purchase and in-service status of the new pumper fire engine. This equipment was purchased at the recommendation of a consultant as part of a plan to improve our ISO (Insurance) rating. The new ISO inspection will take place in February 2011 and all insurance companies will be notified of the results.

Susan Johnston spoke on behalf of the Joint Committee for Christmas to announce the "Toys for Angels" Christmas gift program. There will be a gift drop-off date at the WBVFD on Sunday 12/12 from 2-4 PM. In addition, Double Diamond has generously donated $500 in support of this effort.

Milt Bergman explained Careflight Air Ambulance Services and reminded the residents that everyone is automatically a member as part of Hill County ESD #2. However it is important that you fill out the sign-up information card . Air Evac was also mentioned as a second provider of air ambulance service; Air Evac membership is by subscription and a discount is available through Hilco.

Fred Molsen announced that the AT&T tower will not be built this year. Improvements are planned for Bear Creek RV Park to add 50 amp electrical service, and repairs will be made to bathroom facilities at both RV parks. He also mentioned that there are currently no plans for new greens on the New Course. They are looking at a plan for "limited play" during the heat of the summer to keep the greens as healthy as possible. There is no fee increase planned for 2011 for slips in the Marina.

In early November 2011, it will be required for all Hill County residences to have their address clearly posted on the property. Any WB residents who do not yet have their reflective 5 digit numbers can request them from the WBVFD for a donation of $30 and that includes installation.

Security answered several questions from the residents. All residents are reminded to register their guests at the front gate. Also, please obey the posted speed limits within the development.

George closed the meeting which had been very positively received.

New Restaurant Worth a Try
Posted November 9, 2010
Updated February, 2011 - this restaurant is now out-of-business

There is a new restaurant north of White Bluff that is getting good reviews. It's called The Creek, and it is on 934, just outside of Osceola. They are open for lunch Thursday - Sunday, and dinner Thursday - Saturday. There's live country music Friday and Saturday nights.

The Cleburne newspaper did a review recently, and they have their own webpage for more information.

Diabetes Day at Eubank Drug
Posted November 9, 2010

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Join Eubank Drug at our new location on FM 933 for our 1st Annual Diabetes Day on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will have educational information, recipes, products, refreshments, and prizes.

If you are a diabetic, a caregiver or simply interested in healthy living, this day is for you!

Homestead Heritage Fair Nov 26-28
Posted November 9, 2010

The 23rd annual Homestead Heritage Fair will be held the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov 26-28. This exposition of fine crafts and heirloom skills is a fun and educational festival with activities for the entire family. Help to milk a cow, lend a hand at the old-fashioned timber frame barn raising and watch a master craftsman fashion a fine Windsor chair straight from a rough log. Afterwards, sample one of the multicultural dishes offered at the fair.

Hours are 9-9 on Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 on Sunday. Admission is free; parking is $10 at the door or $7 online. Homestead Heritage is located just off of 933, about 35 miles south of White Bluff. Go to the Homestead Heritage Fair website for more info.

WB Town Hall Meeting, VFD Spaghetti Lunch & Golf
Posted November 5, 2010

A town hall meeting will be held on Sat, Nov 13, 2010, at the Conference Center from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The planned agenda is:

  • Introduction and stated purpose of meeting
  • Brief summary of financial condition
  • Overview of questions and answers from Annual Meeting held May 15, 2010
  • Discuss recent golf course improvements and concerns regarding New Course greens
  • Improved communications with POA members
  • General question and answer session
  • Adjourn for golf and fellowship

A spaghetti luncheon at the Lighthouse Restaurant benefiting the WBVFD follows the Town Meeting. Tickets are $10 per person, and available that day, at the meeting or the Lighthouse.

A shotgun golf tournament will follow at 1 p.m. on the Old Course. Please call the Pro Shop to sign up for golf (254) 694-0304. $20 per person with prizes for the best 3 net scores. You must have either a GHINN handicap or have a handicap verified by the Pro Shop. Resort credits may be used. Comp rounds may not be used.

Free Violinist Concert at Hill College
Posted November 5, 2010

Violinist Elena Urioste, a 23-year old emerging artist, will perform on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 pm at Hill College in Hillsboro. Elena's debut performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were praised by three separate critics for their "hypnotic delicacy", "expressive poise", and "lyrical sensitivity".

For more information on this free concert, click here.

Rally for the Cure® Golf Event a Success
Posted November 5, 2010

Rally for the Cure

White Bluff Resort hosted their sixth Rally for the Cure® Golf Event on Monday, November 1. Fifty-six ladies enjoyed playing golf while rallying against breast cancer and supporting the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure®.

Registration fees from the four lady scramble teams plus miscellaneous donations from other individuals in the community resulted in a $2,000 contribution to the Komen Foundation. A big "thank you" goes out to the many volunteers who helped make this event a huge success.

The mission of Rally for the Cure is to empower people to join the fight against breast cancer by providing a platform for them to educate their family, friends and community on the importance of early detection through an activity they are passionate about. Since 1996 Komen has received over $50 million from Rally events to support their mission.

A participant in the event shared that her granddaughter is in a grassroots organization called the "Ta Tas" that educates young women on the importance of breast cancer health care and early detection. Some of the marketing endeavors left from our event were sent to this group. For more information and to help spread the news to parents and grandparents, go to the website

Individuals can support this great cause by continuing to save the pink lids from Yoplait, Dannon and Activa yogurt. Donations will benefit breast cancer research.

Click here for more photos.

Line Dancing Starts Nov 4
Posted October 28, 2010

The weekly line dancing classes will begin on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at White Bluff Chapel. These classes are open to all property owners at White Bluff. A donation of $2 per session to cover utilities is being asked of each participant.

It's fun and great exercise. For more information, contact Dottie Redding at 694-8053 or

Poll Watching Party
Posted October 28 2010

Deer Valley Country Store has agreed to be open after the polls close on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 for a Poll Watching Party. If you want to join friends to see election results, please come to Deer Valley Country Store after 7 pm.

They will have their lunch menu available and will serve coffee, tea, and soft drinks. You may BYOB if you desire.

World Series Special
Posted October 28, 2010

White Bluff is having a World Series special. During each game, they are having 50 cent sliders (little burgers) & hot dogs. Also $1 Coors draft & $2 House wine. And when the Rangers are ahead in the game, it will be 1/2 price Coors draft & House wine. (On Saturday, it will be bottled Coors.)

One resident who was there for the first game said this was a lot of fun!

Veteran's Day Poet
Posted October 28, 2010

Poet Laureate of Bosque County, Fieldon Sherrod, will present a program of his patriotic and spiritual poetry to honor our veterans on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2010, in White Bluff Chapel's Maurice Martin Fellowship Hall.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m.

Safe Trick or Treating
Posted October 24, 2010

There are two safe trick or treating options available this year in Whitney. Both will be held on Saturday, October 30.

"Trunk or Treat" will be held at the White Bluff Chapel parking lot, from 5 pm - 6 pm. Visit with biblical characters and pick up treats from trunks.

"Biker Bible Bites" will be held at the Coldwell Banker parking lot in downtown Whitney, from 6 pm - 8 pm. This is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, and biblical characters from White Bluff will be participating.

For more information, contact Marelia Geren at or 694-7142.

Russian Choir to Perform at Hill College
Posted October 24, 2010

The State Symphony Capella of Russia, a 50-member choir, will perform on Monday, November 1, at 7:30 pm at Hill College in Hillsboro. The group was founded in 1991 as a result of a merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and the State Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on this free concert, click here.

Recycling Printer Cartridges
Posted October 24, 2010

The Boy Scouts of Whitney have an ongoing project to recycle printer cartridges.

If you would like to help, you can drop them off at Hospice of the Heart, located at 210 N Bosque in Whitney, any weekday between 8 and 5.

VFD Report on Recent Flooding
Posted October 18, 2010

Bob Kruse, the WB VFD Fire Chief, recently issued a report on the fire department's response to the flooding that occurred on September 8.

In it, he explains that during the time that the Covered Bridge was closed, numerous other roadways in the area were also closed. Plans were in place to transport any patient with medical needs by either boat or an all terrain vehicle during this time.

If the bridge had remained closed for an extended period of time, arrangements had already been made to have both a medical helicopter and a security helicopter on property.

To read the entire report, click here.

Line Dancing Class Coming to WB
Posted October 18, 2010

Carole Huens has agreed to teach a line dance class within White Bluff. This class is open to all White Bluff residents, and would be for fun and exercise - no public performing included.

The organizers would like to know how many people would plan to attend. If there is enough interest, the class will be held on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. at the White Bluff Chapel beginning in November. Cost is expected to be about $2 per class, to cover the cost of utilities.

If you are interested, contact Dottie Redding at 694-8053 or so that she can determine if there are enough people to hold the class.

WB Town Hall Meeting on Nov 13
Posted October 18, 2010

There will be a White Bluff Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the conference center from 10 a.m. to noon. George Collins will be presiding. There is no set agenda yet, but they expect to have one before the meeting.

Please call the White Bluff Resort main number at 694-4000 if you plan to attend the meeting, so that they can get an estimate of how many seats to have available.

The meeting will be followed by a golf tournament at the Old Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Voting Times and Places
Posted October 18, 2010

White Bluff residents will vote in the November 2 election at the Fort Graham Fire Station at 319 FM 2604, approximately 1 1/2 miles west of FM 933. Hours will be 7am - 7pm.

Early voting will be Monday - Friday, October 18 - October 29, from 8am - 5 pm. This will be in the basement of the Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro.

Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concerts
Posted October 18, 2010

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra will be holding its Fall Concert Series at the end of October.

There will be two performances. The first will be on Tuesday, Oct 26, at 7:30 pm at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W Henderson, in Cleburne. The second performance will be on Thursday, Oct 28, at 7:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 590 NE McAlister, in Burleson.

Reservations are suggested for the concert in Cleburne. There are still seats available, so please contact Todd Evans, Business Manager, at 817-938-4356 or for reservations or information.

Whitney Fun 5K on Oct 16
Posted October 11, 2010

Weight Watchers is sponsoring a Fall 5K on Saturday, Oct 16. The event will be held at the Lake Whitney State Park and begins at 8am.

This is not a race, but a FUN way to get in some exercise and stay active.  You can walk, run, bike - it does not matter...just start!

The event is open to everyone. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our local food bank, Our Daily Bread.

For more information, contact Carolyn Hook at

WB Resident to Demo Art in Clifton
Posted October 11, 2010

Toni Wengler will have cards, paintings and gift items for sale as well as an ongoing exhibit and demonstration of painting with colored pencils at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, on Saturday, Oct 16, from 10 am - 2:30 pm.

Other artists will also be having demos of their art in downtown Clifton that day, from 11 am - 3 pm.

WB VFD Street Dance Results
Posted October 11, 2010

Last month's Street Dance for the WB VFD raised over $10,000. This money will be used to help pay for the new department fire truck.

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, made donations, and volunteered their time to make this year's event a success.

White Bluff Residents to sing in Bosque Chorale
Posted October 11, 2010

The Bosque County Chorale has announced their Fall and Holiday programs.

The Fall show theme will be a Patriotic Radio Show. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Nov 11, at 7:00 pm at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, and Friday, Nov 12, at 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Clifton. Note: If the Clifton football team makes the playoffs, then the Nov 12 show will be moved to Sunday, Nov 14, at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Clifton.

In December, the group will perform the Messiah. The only performance will be Friday, Dec 10, at 7:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton. Last year's performance of the Messiah was standing room only.

Tickets are free and can be obtained from the Bosque Arts Center, or by calling any of the members of the Chorale. White Bluff members are Chris and Charlie Whisenand at 694-8838, Caroline & John Upchurch at 694-8575 and Linda & Mac McClary at 694-7978.

Rally for the Cure on Nov 1
Posted October 11, 2010
Updated October 12, 2010

Have fun playing golf while supporting breast cancer research on Monday, Nov 1, at 9am at the Old Course.

The event is open to any lady. Form your own team or sign up and you will be put together with others on a team. No handicap required. The format will be a 4 lady team scramble.

Each individual is responsible for her own golf - free rounds are available. The entry fee is $20, and all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Donations can be made in the jar at the golf course.

For more information, or to sign up by Oct 16, contact Joan Grubbs at or 694-8559 or Linda Yeary at or 694-2044.

Update Oct 12: Even if you don't play golf, you can participate by saving Yoplait, Activa and Dannon pink yogurt lids. Bring them to the Old Course on Nov. 1 or call and we'll pick them up.

White Bluff Garage Sale on Oct 30
Posted October 11, 2010, updated October 25, 2010

Champions Real Estate, located across the street from the White Bluff entrance, will be hosting their last Garage Sale of the year on Saturday, October 30. Any White Bluff resident may setup a table there for free. Come join the fun and get rid of things you don't need.

The sale will run from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. You are welcome to setup anytime before then. Bring your own tables and cash box.

Champions will run an ad in the Tackle Box the prior Wednesday. Deer Valley will provide water and tea.

Stop by the Champions office ahead of time to sign up, or call 694-1010 if you have any questions.

Updated October 25, 2010: The starting time for this event will be 8:00 am.

Bosque Fall Art Show Oct 16-30
Posted October 8, 2010

The Bosque County Art Club invites you to attend the 8th annual Art Show and Sale. This year's show will be held from Saturday, Oct 16, through Saturday, Oct 30.

You can see the show at the Bosque Arts Center Gallery, 215 College Hill Drive, in Clifton. Hours are Oct 16 from 10 am until 4pm, then Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm, and Saturdays 10am - 2 pm. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Arts Center at 254-675-3724.

The Clifton Fall Fest will also be held on October 16. For more information, click here.

White Bluff Art Show
Posted October 1, 2010

An invitation is extended to anyone in the community to show their art at the White Bluff Art Show to be held November 20 - 21. This is a way to share your talents with the community. Art work may be sold or just displayed for viewing.

The Art Show will be held in the Maurice Martin Fellowship Hall at White Bluff Chapel on Saturday, Nov 20, from 10 am until 4 pm, and on Sunday, Nov 21, during fellowship time after the Worship Service.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work, contact Ginger Seurkamp at 694-7206 to reserve a table at no charge.

Meridian Festival Weekend - Oct 23
Posted October 1, 2010

On Saturday, October 23, Meridian will be the site of a number of events.

The premier event is the invitation-only National Championship Barbecue Cookoff. Samples of award-winning brisket, chicken, ribs and more are available.

Other events include an Arts and Crafts Show, Bosque Bottoms 5k and 2k Fun Run, Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Car Show, Children's Activities, Gunfighters Performances, Live Music under the Pavilion and a Parade.

For more information, go to the Barbecue Website.

First Annual White Bluff Property Owners Cook-Off
Posted October 8, 2010

John and Yvonne Curtis will be hosting the 1st Annual White Bluff Property Owners Cook-Off on Saturday, October 16. All entrants MUST be White Bluff property owners. Categories are brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs.

Beans, potato salad, and tea will be provided. Covered dishes are welcome. A television will be setup to watch sports that afternoon.

Judges are also needed, and all residents of White Bluff are welcome to stop by and visit during the day.

  • You must bring your smokers/grills and set-up, cooking your meat choices on site.
  • You can begin cooking at 6pm on Friday. Judging will be at 3pm on Saturday.
  • There is a $20 entry fee per meat choice.
  • Entries are limited to the first 15. Winner receives 70% of pay per category, 2nd place receives 30%
  • You must provide proof you are a residents of White Bluff - your membership card will be your proof.
  • Bring chairs and coolers with drinks of choice.
  • If you are a smoker, bring a can to dispose of cigarette butts...the Curtises do not want these on the lawn.

For more information, contact Yvonne Curtis at 694-0829 or Contact Chrystal Dudley at 694-6892 to sign-up to cook, or to be a judge.

WB VFD Says Thanks
Posted October 1, 2010

The White Bluff VFD would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2010 Street Dance a big success.

Over 200 people attended this year's event, and many more who could not attend contributed donations. The kids enjoyed a special storytime and entertainment just for them, and young and old alike were interested in the Air Evac helicopter that flew in for the event.

As in past years, the raffle was a lot of fun. There were over 35 raffle items, and it was fun to see who won what items. Several people had luck on their side that night and won more than one item, which led to some friendly ribbing from the crowd.

The cash pot drew a lot of interest. The lucky winner donated the proceeds back to the VFD, which was greatly appreciated.

The WB Water Committee donated the remainder of their funds to the department in a short presentation. Guin McGinnis, president of the VFD, and Bob Kruse, fire chief, accepted the check and promised to use the funds in the best way possible to benefit the residents of White Bluff.

To see some pictures of the event, click here.

Fall Exercise Class
Posted October 1, 2010

With fall here and cooler weather, the Water Aerobics class will move their exercise class back to White Bluff Chapel beginning Monday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. The class will meet each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dottie Redding at 694-8053 or or Ann Duncan at 694-2791 or

Fall Cleaning
Posted October 1, 2010

King Memorial United Methodist Church in Whitney has an annual garage sale every Spring. This is a large event, with some good merchandise, and there are always lots of White Bluff residents seen shopping there.

Beat the Spring Cleaning crowd and get a jump on things for the fall. Contact Jerry Blankenship at 694-1094 if you have anything you would like to donate. He would be happy to pick it up and deliver it to the Church.

VFD Street Dance Tickets at the Door
Posted September 23, 2010

Tickets to the WB VFD Street Dance this Saturday, September 25, at 5 pm WILL be available at the door.

Tickets are $35 per couple, $18 for singles, and $5 for kids. Hope to see you there.

Golf Course Schedules
Posted September 23, 2010

The New Course closed on September 20th for aerification and a much needed rest. It will reopen for weekend play on October 1, 2, and 3 and close again on Oct 4 for additional work on the greens. The New Course will then reopen October 9.

While the New Course is closed the Old Course will be open.

Whitney Pioneer Days - Oct 2
Posted September 23, 2010

The 35th annual Pioneer Days in Whitney will be held this year on Saturday, October 2. This is the largest annual event in Whitney, and it attracts over 5,000 people.

Events include carnival rides, food booths, arts & crafts and other items for sale, photo contests, a parade, horse apple bingo, and a street dance.

For more information, contact the Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 694-2540.

Photos from the Recent Flooding
Posted September 11, 2010

Several people have sent in photos of the recent flooding. Click here to see them.

Boaters – Lake Level Alert
Posted September 11, 2010

Good news: the recent 10" or so of rains have filled the lake above the 'normal' level of 533 feet to a peak of 535 feet (now back close to 533 with recent releases from Whitney Dam). The bad news is that the lake and surrounding streams have not been flooded in some time, and this means that for the next several weeks, boaters need to beware of floating logs and other debris in the lake.

Some of those large stumps that were just above the surface a couple of weeks ago are now just below, so beware when boating in areas with stumps.

Also, if your boat is in the marina, check it for water accumulation during the storms.

Wood Carving Class
Posted September 11, 2010

Wood carving classes will be starting back up on Thursday, Sep 16. The classes are open to everyone and begin at 6:30 pm, in the Chapel Fellowship Hall. Meetings are held twice a month, on the 1st Monday and the 3rd Thursday of each month.

There is no cost for the class. For more information, contact Harry Seurkamp at 694-7206 or

Call for Donations for the WB VFD Auction
Posted September 11, 2010

The WB VFD is looking for items to be donated for the auction which they hold in conjunction with the street dance. In the past, they have had donations of motor scooters, paintings of WB Resort, and similar items.

The donation is tax-deductible, and the VFD can furnish receipts. If you have anything that you think might be appropriate, please contact Scotty or Kay Lea Scott at 694-5738 or

Old Course Reopening, New Course Closing Temporarily
Posted September 11, 2010

The White Bluff Old Course is expected to reopen on Friday, Sep 17, with the new greens.

The New Course will close for a 3 week break starting Monday, September 20. During this time, the Old Course will be open 7 days a week.

Hill College Performing Arts Announces 2010-11 Schedule
Posted September 11, 2010

The Hill College Performing Arts series for 2010-11 has been announced. This is a series of free concerts held in the evenings at Hill College in Hillsboro.

The first performance will be by the Jim Cullen Jazz Band on Tuesday, September 21, at 7:30 pm. They have performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and more. Later in the season, there will be performances by the State Symphony Capella of Russia, Elena Urioste (violinist), and the International Tenors.

For more information on these free concerts, click here.

Covered Bridge Reopened
Posted September 8, 2010, 1:20 pm

The White Bluff Covered Bridge reopened about 12:50 this afternoon. FM 933 into Whitney opened about 1/2 hour before that.

White Bluff Drive by the marina is closed, due to water overflowing from the pond into the lake. There is water over the roads in numerous other places throughout the neighborhood. The forecast calls for more rain this afternoon, so it is best to stay home if possible today.

Covered Bridge Closed due to Flooding
Posted September 8, 2010, 9:20 am

The White Bluff Covered Bridge is closed due to flooding. In addition, FM 933 and FM 934 are also closed, along with Whitney schools.

WB Security is looking into other options out of the neighborhood, but since the roads outside the neighborhood are also flooded, they do not expect to find an alternative.

We will post further information when we hear more. If you hear that the bridge is reopened before we do, please let us know at

Sept 7 Meeting to Discuss WISD Tax Ratification Election
Posted September 3, 2010

Whitney ISD will hold an informational meeting on the above mentioned election on Tuesday, September 7 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Maurice Martin Fellowship Hall at White Bluff Chapel. The meeting is open to everyone.

In order for WISD to net approximately $340,000 annually from the State and keep your tax rate unchanged, a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) is required. This special election will be held Saturday, September 18. Superintendent Gene Solis will be available at this meeting to explain this Tax Ratification and answer any questions you may have.

For more information, click here.

WB VFD Street Dance Tickets on Sale at Mailboxes Tuesday, Sep 7
Posted August 31, 2010

Don't forget to get your tickets to this year's WB VFD Street Dance and Dinner at any of the mailboxes on Tuesday, September 7, from noon - 6pm.

The dance will be held Saturday, September 25. Tickets are $35 per couple ($18 singles) and the proceeds will go to help pay for the newly-acquired fire truck which will be on display at the dance.

For more information, click here.

Hillsboro Weekend of Events
Posted August 31, 2010

Hillsboro is hosting a group of events on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25.

Trash Pickup Labor Day Weekend
Posted August 31, 2010

IESI will NOT be picking up trash at White Bluff on Labor Day Monday, September 6. Instead, they will pickup on Tuesday, September 7.

Patsy Cline not coming back to Whitney
Posted August 22, 2010

Contrary to a prior announcement, Lake Whitney Arts regrets that Patsy Cline will not be returning to their theater this fall. The Lake Whitney Arts Theater must pay royalties for the right to produce their shows, and the royalties on Patsy Cline have increased since their show in February of 2010. At this time , they do not have the funding to pay the royalties for this show.

Garden Trip open to Everyone
Posted August 22, 2010

Join the Lake Whitney Garden Club for a bus trip on Thursday, Oct. 14.

They will travel to Martha's Bloomers in Navasota. Martha's Bloomers was recognized by Southern Living Magazine as one of the top 50 shops in 2008. They will have lunch at Cafe M. Bloomers Tea Room with time for shopping.

Then they are off to Brenham to Ellison's Greenhouse for a guided tour. Ellison's ranks among the top wholesale greenhouse operations in the state of Texas. Their next stop will be the Antique Rose Emporium before heading home.

Cost is $70.00 per person which includes the bus, lunch and tour. Reservations and payment due September 15. Contact Carrie Hicks at 694-4886 (before Sep 1) or 254-205-3451 (after Sep 1), or

Weight Watchers
Posted August 15, 2010

There is a local Weight Watchers group that meets at The Forum in Whitney every Tuesday evening. Registration is at 5:30, and the meeting starts at 6:00.

Contact Carolyn Hook at 694-5713 or Carolyn has been leading the group for the past five years.

Zumba Exercise Classes
Posted August 15, 2010

Update - this class is no longer being held at White Bluff.

Want to have some fun, spend time with friends, and get some exercise at the same time? There is a new ladies Zumba exercise group at White Bluff.

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia during the 1990's. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun.

The White Bluff program is taught by an instructor from the Joshua area. It is a low-impact, aerobic workout, for the "retired ladies". Each class costs $15 per person.

The group meets Wednesdays from 10am-11am at the Sales Office. If you want to participate, you must signup first with Connie Stahl at 694-3671 or

Learn Something New
Posted August 9, 2010

The fall schedule for Baylor's "Lifelong Learning in Retirement" program is now available. The program features four-week long courses, 1 1/2 hours per week, on a variety of topics, such as history, literature, music, and fashion. More information on the program can be found here.

Call Baylor at 254-710-6440 to get a snail mail brochure, which gives much better descriptions of each class. To talk with someone in White Bluff who has participated in this program, contact Tom or Sandy Moore at 694-0050.

White Bluff Wildlife
Posted August 9, 2010

Bobcats and cougars enjoy living here in White Bluff as much as we do. Be especially aware if you have small outdoor pets. A bobcat was recently spotted on Lakeside Trail roaming through the backyards.

Dining Out Comes and Goes
Posted August 3, 2010, updated August 25, 2010

There are two new places in Whitney to dine out.

For pecan-smoked BBQ, try Mutt's Dawghouse BBQ.  It is located on the corner of 933 and 22, behind Cam Tool Machine Shop, and across 22 from the strip shopping center. (Note: This business has changed its name to Hooten Holler 'n BBQ.)

For ice cream treats and shaved ice, try The Island.  It's in downtown Whitney on Colorado St, just north of Colorado Street Grille.

Birds of a Feather, a restaurant that was in downtown Whitney, has closed.

For more information on the new restaurants, go to the Dining page.

Can You Repair Sewing Machines?
Posted August 3, 2010

Critters, the White Bluff group that makes stuffed animals to be distributed to children in Hill County hospitals, has Singer sewing machines in need of servicing. 

If you are interested in volunteering your services, please contact Sandy Cannon at 694-1983 or

Boat Engines and Mud Daubers
Posted July 28, 2010

There is a new article on mud daubers and the harm they can cause boat engines. For more information, click here and look for the article in the Maintenance section.

Voter Registration
Posted July 28, 2010

If you need to register to vote in this November's election, click here for more information.

New Hours for the Lighthouse and Trophy Grille
Posted July 28, 2010

The Lighthouse will now be open only Friday and Saturday evenings. The Trophy Grille will be open all other evenings. Go to the Dining page for details.

POA Covered Dish Dinner
Posted August 9, 2010

The August POA dinner will be held Tuesday, August 10, at 7 pm at the White Bluff Chapel. Bring a covered dish, and meet your neighbors in this informal setting.

Labor Day Festival at Homestead Heritage
Posted August 9, 2010

Homestead Heritage will hold its annual Sorghum Festival on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010, from 10 am - 5 pm. Compared to their Thanksgiving Festival, which attracts around 10,000 visitors, this is MUCH smaller. If the weather is nice that day, it is a pleasant way to spend a few hours roaming through the craft village.

Homestead Heritage is located just off of 933, about 35 miles south of White Bluff. More information on Homestead Heritage can be found at their website.

Antique Alley Texas in September
Posted August 9, 2010

The next Antique Alley Texas event will be held rain-or-shine on September 17-19, 2010. Antique Alley is 25 miles of shopping along FM-4, from Cleburne to Grandview. There is everything from antique vendors who travel here from throughout the country, to garage sales.

Whipp Farm, along the way, has one of the better collections of vendors.

For more information, go to Antique Alley Texas.

Movie to be shot in Whitney - Auditions on Aug 1
Posted July 28, 2010

There will be a full-length film shot in Whitney at the end of August. The film is about the lead character, Paul, returning home for his sister Tanya's birthday and running around town on a scavenger hunt escorted by Tanya's best friend, Ashley. The town of Whitney stars as Paul's home town.

For more information on the film, the filming, and on auditioning on August 1 for the film, click here.

White Bluff Garage Sale on July 31
Posted July 24, 2010

Champions Real Estate, located across the street from the White Bluff entrance, will be hosting a second Garage Sale on Saturday, July 31. Any White Bluff resident may setup a table there for free.

The sale will run from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. You are welcome to setup anytime before then. Bring your own tables and cash box.

Champions will run an ad in the Tackle Box the prior Wednesday. Deer Valley will provide water and tea.

Stop by the Champions office ahead of time to sign up, or call 694-1010 if you have any questions.

WB VFD 4th Annual Street Dance tickets on sale
Posted July 18, 2010

Tickets for the 4th Annual WB VFD Street Dance & Dinner on Saturday, September 25, are now on sale.

For more information, click here.

"Always... Patsy Cline" coming back to Whitney
Posted July 18, 2010 (updated August 22, 2010)

Lake Whitney Arts has announced that a repeat performance of "Always... Patsy Cline", with Gail Warren and Angela Montgomery, will be coming back to the theatre in September. Specifics will be announced at a later date.

(In August, due to funding, Lake Whitney Arts had to cancel this performance. )

Surf's Up !
Posted July 18, 2010

Well, actually the lake level is up. Thanks to a substantial water release from Possum Kingdom Lake and Lake Granbury, we have an additional 3 1/2 feet of water in Lake Whitney over the last couple of weeks and are now above the lake level where we started the summer. At 532 feet, we are just 1 foot below "full".

With the lake level up, it is a great time to take a ride up the Brazos. The river is navigable all the way to Ham Creek Park where there are restroom facilities and a picnic area. Be sure to use a map for your trip upriver to avoid the mud flats.

White Bluff Now "Favorites / Bookmarks"
Posted July 18, 2010

If you have setup "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" in your browser for any of the pages in White Bluff Now except the home page, you will most likely need to save them again.

When we first envisioned White Bluff Now, we thought it would be 6-7 pages of information. It has grown to over 70 pages at this point, and we have had to switch to more robust software to maintain the site effectively.

The site should look nearly identical, with the exception of adding a new button on the left menu for Recycling.

POA Meeting Minutes
Posted July 8, 2010

The 2010 POA Meeting Minutes and Construction Activity Report are now posted in the Members section of the White Bluff Resort website. Click here to view these. Call Double Diamond at 800-324-7438 if you need the logon ID.

Pets on the Old Course
Posted July 8, 2010

The process to kill all the weeds and grass on the 18 greens of the Old Course and the putting green has begun. As part of this process, the POA will apply a chemical that can be harmful to humans and pets. Each green will be covered with a tarp. Please heed the warning signs and stay away from the greens until approximately July 18. Please do not allow your pets to roam free near these greens during this period. We will remove the signs from the greens when it is safe.

Couples' Golf Tournament on July 26
Posted July 8, 2010

There will be a Par 3 Couples' Tournament, followed by a covered dish dinner, on July 26 at the New Course. For more information, click here.

POA Covered Dish Dinner
Posted July 8, 2010

The July POA dinner will be held Tuesday, July 13, at 7 pm at the White Bluff Chapel. Bring a covered dish, and meet your neighbors in this informal setting.

Water & Sewer Rates Settled
Posted June 26, 2010

White Bluff residents and Double Diamond Utilities have reached a settlement regarding water and sewer rates. Click here for more details.

Super Bowl Volunteers Needed
Posted June 26, 2010

If you'd like to have some fun volunteering to help with the Super Bowl coming to the DFW area in 2011, go to and click on Volunteer.

White Bluff Garage Sale
Posted June 9, 2010

Champions Real Estate, located across the street from the White Bluff entrance, will be hosting a Garage Sale on Saturday, June 26. Any White Bluff resident may setup a table there for free.

The sale will run from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. You are welcome to setup anytime before then. Bring your own tables and cash box.

Champions will run an ad in the Tackle Box the prior Wednesday. Deer Valley will provide water and tea.

Stop by the Champions office ahead of time to sign up, or call 694-1010 if you have any questions.

Voting for Texas Senate
Posted June 9, 2010

The run-off election to fill Kip Averitt's seat in the Texas Senate will be held Saturday, June 22. Voting on that day will be at the Fort Graham Fire Station at 319 FM 2604, approximately 1 1/2 miles west of FM 933.

Early voting will be from June 14-18, 8am-5pm, in the basement of the Hillsboro Courthouse.

Electronics Recycling
Posted June 9, 2010

Hilco Electric Coop will be sponsoring free recycling of old electronics on June 29-30, 2010. Call 800-338-6425 for more information.

POA Covered Dish Picnic
Posted June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Rustic Pool Pavilion

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, tea, and water will be provided by the POA. Please bring a side dish or a dessert. We hope to see you there!!

Summer Hours for White Bluff Resort
Posted May 25, 2010 (updated May 26)

Effective Monday, May 31, the hours for the White Bluff dining and golf facilities will be as follows:

Lighthouse Restaurant, 694-0305

Wed, Thurs 6 pm - 9 pm
Fri, Sat 6 pm - 10 pm
Thursday All you can eat catfish

Bar opens at 5 pm daily

Trophy Grille, 694-0306

Sun - Tue 7 am - 9 pm
Wed - Sat 7 am - 7 pm (kitchen closes at 5 pm)
Tuesday Steak night starting at 5 pm

New Course, 694-0304
Open 7 am - 7 pm every day except Wednesday. (Open Wednesdays during Old Course greens renovation.)

Old Course, 694-0303
Closed for 6-8 weeks beginning July 6, 2010, for greens renovation.

"Castle" and Seafood Restaurant coming to Lake Whitney
Posted May 21, 2010

In Laguna Park, on the Bosque County side of the lake, the 5000 sq ft " Texas Wedding Castle" is under construction. The photos on their website look like nothing you've ever seen on Lake Whitney.

The developers of the Castle will also be opening a new seafood restaurant in Laguna Park, on Highway 22, just past the dam. It is expected to open this summer.

Blackberry, Peach and Plum Farm in Whitney
Posted May 21, 2010

Majestic Farms in Whitney offers pick-your-own blackberries, and just-picked peaches and plums. The blackberry picking is easy - you can pick a gallon of berries in under an hour for $10. Peaches are $6 for 5 lbs or $28 for a half-bushel. If you decide to go, call the farm for directions from the Country Club Retirement Community on 933 - it's much simpler than following the directions on their website.

Whitney Public Library Summer Program for Kids and Grandkids
Posted May 21, 2010

Each Wednesday at 10:30 am from June 16 - July 21, the Whitney Library will be having a kids program for ages 4-14. Call 694-4639 for more information.

Dog Park Petition
Posted May 18, 2010

In March of this year, there were petitions placed at each of the mailboxes regarding a proposal for a dog park within White Bluff. These petitions were removed from the mailboxes and not returned to the person who posted them.

The proposal states, in part, "There will be a small fee charged for its use as a way to pay back for the fencing, therefore NO charge will be passed along to anyone not using the facility."

To see the petition in its entirety, or for information on signing the petition, click here.

If you have any questions, contact Carol Buckland at 694-7394.

Annual POA Meeting
Posted May 15, 2010

The annual POA meeting was held today, May 15, 2010. Approximately 500 property owners were in attendance.

There were two director positions to be voted on. George Collins was reelected to serve another term; Milt Bergman was elected to fill the second opening.

The Old Course will be closed for 6-8 weeks, beginning July 6, to replace the greens with MiniVerde Bermuda.

It was announced that AT&T has agreed to install a cell tower within White Bluff. It is expected to be completed in about 12 months.

Double Diamond will be posting the minutes of the meeting on their website, and we will provide a link to that when they do.

White Bluff Chapel Vacation Bible School
Posted May 15, 2010

White Bluff Chapel 2010 VBS will be held from June 21-25, 9 am - noon each day.

Sign up your children or grandchildren, ages 3-12, for an enjoyable week of learning and experiencing God's transformations. Teens are encouraged to volunteer as helpers.

Registration forms are available at the Chapel office, and must be returned by May 30.

For more information contact Kay Lea Scott at 694-5738 or or Marelia Geren at 694-7142 or

New Weather Feature added to White Bluff Now!
Posted May 14, 2010

At the upper right on the home page of White Bluff Now!, we have added a "Weather Underground" sticker, courtesy of Mike Hicks. It is live, and updated every 2 seconds.

Should the weather conditions being reported in this sticker indicate severe weather or weather warnings, the blue bar at the top becomes red to draw attention.

The "Local Radar" link in the left-hand column gives a very detailed radar map. Click on the link shown below the sticker to see weather graphs with today's temperature, wind, and rain.

New Bridge Construction at the Old Course
Posted May 11, 2010

Construction has begun on the new bridge at #12 hole on the Old Course. To see pictures of the progress, click here.

Spaghetti Social to Benefit WB VFD
Posted April 12, 2010

On Saturday, May 15, the Lighthouse Restaurant will be serving a spaghetti lunch to benefit the WB Volunteer Fire Department. It will start immediately following the POA meeting, and run until 1:00 pm. Come join your neighbors and support your fire department.

Vocal Majority Jazz Concert
Posted April 8, 2010

The Vocal Majority Chorus, including two members from the White Bluff community, will be having a jazz concert on April 23 (evening) and April 24 (matinee and evening) in Richardson.

Imagine yourself surrounded by family and friends, tapping your toes, snapping your fingers, and humming along to the smooth, soulful sounds of all-time favorites like Birth of the Blues, Route 66, My Funny Valentine, This Can't Be Love, and many other favorites!

Order tickets today by calling the Eisemann Center ticket office at 972-744-4650 or going to

Chili Cookoff
Posted April 5, 2010

White Bluff Chapel is sponsoring a chili cook-off, open to all White Bluff residents, on Sunday, April 18. If you want to participate, complete an entry form available at any of the mailbox locations and return it to the chapel by noon on Monday, April 12.

A chili and cornbread lunch will be served around 11:15 that day. A donation for the meal is requested.

New Family Activities Offered by White Bluff
Posted March 18, 2010

On Saturday nights at 8 pm, throughout the summer, White Bluff will have a small fire pit lit next to the hotel that overlooks Lake Whitney. Complimentary s'more packets and coat hangers will be available at the Lighthouse Restaurant starting at 8 pm. For the young, and young-at-heart.

Saturday, March 20th, for two weeks, White Bluff will feature a complimentary Disney movie and popcorn in the conference center starting at 7 pm. A staff member will be on location to sell soft drinks and work the film. Please accompany your children if you wish for them to have supervision. Lion King will be the first film played, followed by Aladdin the following week. Please call the hotel if you have any questions 254-694-4000.

Dog Park Petition
Posted March 13, 2010

There is a petition posted in each mail shelter, on the bulletin board in each area. If you are interested, please sign up with your name and phone number. If you need/want further information, contact Carol Buckland at 694-7394.

Windows Rattled by Explosion
Posted March 12, 2010

Some residents of White Bluff heard an explosion and felt their windows rattle around 4 pm today, followed by smoke coming from Steiner Valley Ranch.

It turns out the two events were unrelated. The explosion was a dynamite explosion coming from one of the limestone quarries in Bosque county, and the fire was a controlled burn by some ranch hands at Steiner Valley Ranch.

Care Flite Air Ambulance Service: Sign Up Now for Free
Posted March 12, 2010

Residents of White Bluff are now covered by a Caring-Heart Membership, which can provide air ambulance service in event of an emergency. If you have not already signed up for this free membership, click here for the form that you should fill out to do so.

If you have recently paid for this membership, call the number below and request a refund.

For more information on Care Flite, call 877-339-2273 or go to

Note: Air Evac is a second air ambulance service that serves White Bluff. In the event of an emergency, local emergency personnel will request whichever service (Care Flite or Air Evac) can provide the fastest response at that particular time. Membership in Air Evac can be purchased by White Bluff residents.

For more information on Air Evac, call 800-793-0010 or go to . Click here for an application at a discounted rate, courtesy of Hilco.

Free CFL Lightbulbs from Hilco
Posted March 10, 2010

Hilco is offering 5 free CFL lightbulbs to all members.

To get yours, take the tear-out card from the center of March's Texas Co-op Power Magazine to the Hilco office at the corner of 933 and 1171. Offer good while supplies last.

WB VFD Dinner & Street Dance
Posted March 8, 2010

Save the Date - Saturday, September 25, 2010, for the 4th annual WB VFD Dinner & Street Dance from 5 pm - 9 pm. More details to follow.

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