News & Events in 2018

No More Falls - Balance Class Begins in January
Posted December 15, 2018

Joanna Adcock with the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging in Waco will be presenting a free class called "Matter of Balance" starting in January. It will be held on Mondays from 1pm until 3pm at White Bluff Chapel. The program runs for 8 weeks, beginning on Monday, Jan 14.

There is no cost for the class, and no equipment is needed. To register, call or text WB resident Terry Boyer at 817-875-6592 or email her at

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants meet for 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. 

• view falls as controllable 
• set goals for increasing activity 
• make changes to reduce fall 
• risks at home 
• exercise to increase strength and balance 

• anyone 60 years and older who is mobile and cognitively aware 
• anyone concerned about falls 
• anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength 
• anyone who has fallen 
• anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

Video describing the class

Golf Course Update
Posted December 12, 2018

Jay Elder, from the WB Greens Committee and a member of the POA Board, reports that many greens on the New Course are being covered with tarps awaiting grass sprigs next year, and most sand bunkers are finished too!

Flu Shots at WB on Oct 31
Posted October 22, 2018

The WB VFD has worked with Eubanks Drug to setup a Flu Shot Clinic. It will he held at the White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department on October 31 from 9 am until 1 pm.

Everyone must pre-register to participate. You can register by phone or online:

Phone: Call Eubanks at (254)694-3314. Ask for Sarah or Sue or leave a message. Mention it's for the Flu Shot Clinic on Halloween.

Online: You can also register by filling out this form online. It will be sent directly to Eubanks. No downloading required. Just go to this link and fill out the form, then submit it.

If you have any questions, contact WB VFD member Kae Keith at 817-201-8853.

Hoping to have a safer flu season for everyone.

VFD Fundraiser - Heaters, Warm Beverages and Paved Parking
Posted October 19, 2018

The WBVFD Barbecue and Street Dance will be held Saturday, October 20th 5:00-9:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE.

Due to the rain, we have made a few changes for parking.   Our normal parking area will be too wet, so this year parking will be at the Chapel. You may drop off your passengers in front of the firehouse and park at the Chapel.  There are a few golf carts to shuttle our guests between the Chapel and the firehouse. 

HANDICAPPED parking is available in front of the POA Admin building. 

If you want to have your dinner to go, parallel parking is available in front of the firehouse between the “TO GO” signs.

There is seating available inside in the vehicle bays.  We are adding a propane heater in case of cooler weather and warm beverages such as coffee.

If you have not purchased your ticket yet, you may purchase a ticket at the door.  Prices are $20 a person.

This is an awesome community, and we really appreciate the Chapel and the POA allowing WBVFD usage of their property for our event.  We hope to see you at the Barbecue!!

WB VFD Fundraiser Featured Auction Items
Posted October 9, 2018

As usual, the WB VFD fundraiser on October 20 will include a raffle and auction. This year in particular there are some outstanding items that will be available for auction.

  • Guided fishing trip for 4 on Lake Whitney
  • Guided fishing trip for 2 on Lake Whitney
  • Four rounds of golf
  • Handcrafted leather bible cover with Bible
  • Limited edition prints from Whitney resident and nationally-known artist Robert Fobear whose works are sold at Southwest Galleries in Dallas (click on images to enlarge)
    • Framed goose print normally retails for $1200
    • Smaller framed print with seagull normally retails for $600
    • Two matted, unframed prints normally retail for $250 each

Electronics Recycling
Posted October 9, 2018

WBVFD will again offer as a benefit to White Bluff residents the transport of electronic items to Hilco for recycling. A list of acceptable items is in the flyer that was included with last month's Hilco bill.

The WBVFD offers this service twice a year to coincide with Hilco's program. You may bring your items to the fire station at any time between October 14 and October 23 and place them by the flag pole. The items will be taken inside the building each evening. If you need assistance with getting an item to the fire station, email Guin McGinnis or call him at 694-2187.

Please have your items at the fire station prior to October 23.

Note: Hilco does not accept loose batteries for recycling, but both Home Depot and Lowes accept Lithion Ion batteries at their Customer Service desks.

WB VFD Fundraiser Ticket Sales at Mailboxes on Monday, Oct 1
Posted September 25, 2018

The WB VFD BBQ & Music Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 5 pm - 9 pm. Tickets will be on sale at all mailboxes on Monday, October 1, from noon until 6 pm.

Everyone is invited to enjoy great food prepared by our firefighters and our own Henry Alderson will be spinning the tunes.

Exciting raffle and silent auction items will be available to bid on. A few of the items that you may go home with include

  • A guided fishing trip for 2 or 4
  • Handmade quilt made by the WB Going to Pieces quilting group
  • Artwork by Robert Fobear
  • 82 qt Tommy Bahama cooler
  • Numerous git certificates from local restaurants and businesses including A Daughter's Dream
  • And more!

Tickets to the 12th annual White Bluff VFD BBQ & Music fundraiser are also available online, at the POA office and from WBVFD members. 

Annual VFD Fundaiser on Oct 20, 2018
Posted July 31, 2018

The Annual WBVFD BBQ and Music Fundraiser will be held October 20, 2018 from 5p – 9p at the fire station. Tickets are $40 per couple, $20 for singles, and kids are $5 at the door.  Proceeds will go to help pay for the new fire truck and other much needed items for our firefighters.

This year's menu will feature BBQ brisket and sausage, beans, potato salad, drink and dessert. Dinner will be served from 5 - 6:30 p.m.  If you prefer, you may get your dinner to go. No alcohol will be served.

A DJ will once again spin tunes for the young and young-at-heart. Requests are always welcome.

A raffle will be held that night for the quilt pictured. This beautiful quilt, which was handmade and donated by the WB "Going to Pieces" quilting group, features lovely nature colors and much-loved hummingbirds.  The raffle will be held at 8:00 p.m. - you need not be present to win. Tickets will be sold that night, so make sure to get as many as you can.

Rides on one of the fire engines will be available for the kids and any interested adults. The VFD also expects to have a CareFlite helicopter and/or ambulance on display.

PawPals will have adoptable dogs there to pet and play with.

A raffle and silent auction will be held that evening. Terry Pierce is coordinating a collection of items for this. You can email Terry at or call / text her at 972-965-6088.

Please bring your own chairs to enjoy the weather and music outside along with watching demonstrations of the fire trucks and CareFlite helicopter land.  Take time to say hi to the firefighters and the CareFlite personnel.

Tickets to the 12th annual White Bluff VFD BBQ & Music fundraiser are now available at the POA office and will be available soon from WBVFD members.  Look for firefighters and support personnel at all the mailboxes on the afternoon of Monday, October 1 to meet and purchase tickets. You can also purchase tickets online or donate directly to the fire department. 

For tickets and more information, email the WBVFD Support group at or call Kae Keith at 817-201-8853.

Pickle Ball
Posted May 26, 2018

The WB Pickle Ball group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Range Court on Trailwood. Beginners are welcome, paddles and equipment are available, so come on out!

For more information or to have your name added to the Pickle Ball email list, send an email to Jody Yarbro.

Brush & Tree Limb Pickup
Posted May 26, 2018

As a service to the WB community, the men of White Bluff Chapel Men's Ministry have put together a group of volunteers to pick up brush and limbs from curbside on June 2nd. Since WB no longer has a burn pit the POA has made a mulching machine available between 9 and 1 at the maintenance facility.

Please contact Rick Faught at 817-913-0777 to be included, to volunteer, or for more information. God Bless White Bluff.

Hill County Child Protective Services Casino Night
Posted May 11, 2018

Hill County Child Protective Services will host a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, July 14. All of the money raised will be used to benefit the 90+ Hill County children in CPS care with clothing, Christmas gifts and other special needs.

Dinner will be served from 6:00 - 7:30. A fajita dinner will be cooked onsite by On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Gaming will take place from 7:30 - 10:00. Admission is $100 per couple and includes dinner for 2 plus $1000 in playing chips which can be used to bid on prizes such as

  • Baylor University Athletics sports memorabilia
  • Chicasaw / Winstar Hotel & Casino,Oklahoma - one night stay and 2 rounds of golf
  • Dallas FC Soccer - 4 Reg Season Game tickets - $180 value
  • El Fenix - Ft Worth - certificate
  • LaCantera Resort - San Antonio / one night stay plus meal certificate
  • Magnolia Market - Waco / Autographed book, $100 gift certificate, tour for up to 8 for Magnolia Market at the Silos
  • Shannon Brewing Co., Keller - tour passes and swag basket
  • Texas State Railroad - Piney Woods, Rusk, Texas - two passes
  • The Orleans Hotel - Las Vegas - two night stay
  • Firepit
  • Quilts

For more information, click on the flyer to the right or call Becky Watkins Jacobus at 254-694-6438, Paul Jacobus at 254-595-0029, or Cassie Fleming‭ at 254-694-8961‬.

Fort Graham Cemetery Association Meeting
Posted May 2, 2018

The Fort Graham Cemetery Association will hold a meeting on Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm at the cemetery.

Fort Graham Cemetery is located within White Bluff. If you or anyone you knew is associated with the cemetery, or if you have an interest in learning more about the cemetery, plan on attending this meeting.

For more information, contact Carlene Gribble.

Summer Fun for Kids
Posted May 2, 2018

The Lake Whitney Library will offer six programs for kids this summer, listed below.

Click on the attached flier for more information.

June 14 Chemistry Roadshow A&M
June 21 Senorita Margarita
June 28 Careflite Helicopter & Cleburne Firefighter Clown
July 12 Texas Wildlife and Texas Farm Bureau
July 19 Home Town Heroes: Local Police, EMS, and Firefighters plus Cowboy Campfire Songs
July 25 Whitney HS Band - Try Out Instruments

White Bluff Community Garage Sale
Posted April 26, 2018

Saturday, April 28th 8:00-4:00 pm

5516 FM 933 (across 933 from White Bluff entrance)

If you wish to participate contact Carolyn Hook 694-5713 ASAP.

Storm Shelters
Posted April 10, 2018

Recently a property owner approached the Protective Services Committee about a concern he had. He has in-ground storm shelter and was concerned that if a tree were to fall on it he might not be able to get out on his own.

Security has agreed to keep track of these so that they can check after a bad storm goes through White Bluff. If you have a storm shelter of any type, send your name, address, phone numbers, and an "outside WB contact number" to Security at or call them at 254-694-4471 with that information.

Electronics Recycling
Posted April 10, 2018

WBVFD will again offer as a benefit to White Bluff residents the transport of electronic items to Hilco for recycling. A list of acceptable items is in the flyer that was included with last month's Hilco bill.

The WBVFD offers this service twice a year to coincide with Hilco's program. You may bring your items to the fire station at any time during the month prior to the pickup and place them by the flag pole. The items will be taken inside the building each evening. If you need assistance with getting an item to the fire station, email Guin McGinnis or call him at 694-2187.

Please have your items at the fire station prior to April 16.

Note: Hilco does not accept loose batteries for recycling, but both Home Depot and Lowes accept Lithion Ion batteries at their Customer Service desks.

Pickle Ball at WB
Posted February 13, 2018

The first Pickle Ball Play Day was very successful, with 20+ people showing up to play or watch. Only 2 of the people had ever played pickle ball before. Everyone is invited to play and learn the game, even though you may have never played it before.

Until the weather is better, pickle ball play will be weather-oriented. When spring arrives, the group intends to have regular days/evenings scheduled. Anyone that wants to play on their own can check out the equipment at the front gate security office.

The Range Court on Trailwood has 4 pickle ball courts lined out. If you wish to be put on the WB Pickle Ball Email Blast for information on play and schedules, contact Melissa Hayes at or Jody Yarbro at or 254-717-1557.

The next scheduled Pickle Ball Play Day is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2:00, Range Court. If you intend to be a regular player, you probably should buy your own pickle ball paddle, as the group has only a few loaners.

White Bluff Chapel Hosting Annual Adult Bible Retreat
Posted February 7, 2018

Jody Yarbro, Chair of the Adult Education Committee, has announced the dates of the upcoming annual Winter Bible Study Weekend.  Return guest speaker will be Dr. Hulitt Gloer.  Those of you who attended last year's study will remember Gloer as a powerful and knowledgeable speaker.  Dr. Gloer is a Preaching Professor at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, and past interim Associate Pastor at White Bluff Chapel.

The opening session is slated for Friday night, February 23, with morning and afternoon sessions provided on Saturday, February 24.  His theme for this year will be: KINGDOM VISIONS: LUKE'S STORIES OF JESUS.  Dr. Gloer will also deliver the sermon at Sunday's Worship Service.

Because of how well Gloer was received at last year's event by the strong turnout of members, we fully expect another full house this year.  You can come to one or all sessions.  If you want to have lunch on Saturday, call the Chapel office at 254-694-7060 or you can sign up in Fellowship Hall.

Bible Study at WBC Starts Tonight
Posted January 31, 2018

The Wednesday Night Bible Study at White Bluff Chapel will start back up on January 31st. During this seven-week study, they will watch the video series "Discerning the Voice of God", led by the internationally recognized Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer, the daughter of Tony Evans and one of the stars in the movie "The War Room". There is no book to purchase, and there will be no required homework.

A light meal will be served at 6:30 pm (donations appreciated), and the study will begin at 7.

For more information email Michael and Marilyn Pollard.

Brisket Fundraiser for the Super Bowl
Posted January 18, 2018

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb 4 - orders being taken until Saturday January 27 for 1/2 brisket for $45, whole brisket for $65, or by the pound $8/lb.

This fundraiser is being done by the Whitney High School Musical Fine Arts Booster group. They support the band, color guard, Royelle drill team and choir. Call Sarah at 254-205-2896 to reserve your brisket.

Fixer Upper Businesses
Posted January 11, 2018

A White Bluff resident, Reba Miller, recently visited The Sawmill as seen on the Fixer Upper TV show, met the owner, Aubrey Stringer, and ordered a new mantel from him. She thought other home owners might also be interested in getting a nice or upgraded fireplace mantel, and offered to answer any questions. She can be reached at 972-489-4783.

The sawmill is located at 108 S 4th St in Valley Mills. Other Fixer Upper related businesses include

Reflective House Numbers May Save Your Life
Posted January 11, 2018

All newly constructed homes in White Bluff are required to have reflective house numbers displayed near the street. Owners of previously built homes are STRONGLY encouraged to add these numbers to their curb if they have not already done so.

Because of the non-standard house numbering system we have within White Bluff, it can be difficult for first responders to find a home quickly during an emergency. A few years ago, the WB VFD was called to a residence for a suspected heart attack. It was the middle of the night, and pitch black. The residence did not have reflective house numbers displayed at the street and this cost the VFD extra time locating the home. Luckily, the delay had no impact on the prognosis. But, next time, it might.

The WB VFD sells a pair of street numbers for $30 including installation. To order these numbers for your home, go to the order form on the WBVFD webpage.

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