News & Events in 2019

Cut Water Usage Now to Save on Sewer Rates for 2020
Posted November 14, 2019

Don't forget that each year's sewer rates for your home are based on your total water usage in the December, January and February bills. To minimize your sewer rate for next year, be sure to conserve water as much as possible during this time period. Consider watering your lawn in late November then cutting back on outdoor watering in December - February to help with 2020 bills.

Note that meters may be read a few days before the end of the month so keep that in mind when you begin to conserve.


Paw Pals Garage Sale on Nov 2-3
Posted October 12, 2019

Paw Pals of Hill County will hold their annual garage sale Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2019 at Suite 178 in the Outlets at Hillsboro. This is the annual fund raiser for the local non-profit, no kill animal shelter. All donations for the garage sale can be dropped off at that location any day during the week of Monday, Oct. 28 from 8 am - 6 pm. For more information, call 254-580-0679 or email hcpawpals@yahoo.com. The sale will be 8 am - 5 pm on Saturday and noon - 5 pm on Sunday.


Fill A Child's Christmas Wish
Posted September 23, 2019

Each year Hill County Child Protective Services Board of Directors makes sure every child in foster care under Hill County Child Protective Services supervision receives a wonderful Christmas filled with gifts from their Wish Lists. The number of children served under this program runs between 75-100.

You have the opportunity to be a part of this program by sponsoring a child (or children) this year. You may wish to be given the Wish List of a child and enjoy filling a Christmas Dream yourself, or you may choose to let board members do the shopping for you.

Many of the children in care have never really experienced the joy of the season and it is hoped that they will feel loved and worthy this year. The CPS board's goal is always to help the children in foster care be "normal" kids, and having a wonderful Christmas seems like a very "normal" part of what childhood should be like.

If you would like to help, click on the image in this article and fill out the form.



Ladies Golf
Posted August 11, 2019

Calling all White Bluff Lady Golfers. Join the Ladies Golf Association for thier first play day of 2019 on Thursday, Sept 5, 2019 at the New Course, time TBD. All skill levels welcome.

They will be playing a scramble and there will be no membership dues for the remainder of this year.  They are meeting to play golf and make friends. Both 9 hole and 18 hole players are welcome.

Please email Betty Moodt bmoodt@windstream.net or Cassie Fleming cfleming@windstream.net to sign up.

They are looking forward to rebuilding the Ladies Golf Association.


Got Snail Mail?
Posted August 5, 2019

Want to know if there's anything worthwhile in your mailbox before making a trip out to pick it up today? Sign up for the USPS's "Informed Delivery" service. Each morning, you'll receive an email with a scanned image of the front of all first class mail, plus a list of packages arriving that day. The list may also include upcoming packages with expected delivery dates.

To signup, go to https://informeddelivery.usps.com and follow the steps to get registered. The service is free and may save you several trips to the mailboxes each week.


New Time for Pickle Ball Players
Posted August 5, 2019

Until the weather gets cooler, the scheduled time for Pickle Ball on Thursdays will be 8:00 pm. The time for Saturdays remains the same at 8:30 am.

The group has been having good turnouts on both days, so come on out. There will usually be several players.


Tea Talks
Posted July 26, 2019

Larry Smith, a White Bluff resident and retired National Park Ranger, will be presenting talks along with iced tea for the next 5 Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 pm each evening. Two will discuss a trip to the Holylands, 2 will discuss the best National Parks you've never heard of, and the last will be on Learning the Night Sky.

For more information, click on the poster to the right.



VBS Tweens Offering Car Wash for Charity on Jun 25
Posted June 11, 2019

During this year's WB VBS the Tweens, ages 10 to 12 are offering a car wash to raise money for charity. The car wash will be held on Tuesday June 25 from 12:45 until 2:45pm.

They will be accepting donations for the car wash. The proceeds will be shared by three charities: Ministerial Alliance, WB Volunteer Fire Dept and Isaiah's Place.

The car wash will be held in the Chapel parking lot.


Pickle Ball Summer Schedule
Posted June 11, 2019

Beginning this week, the Pickle Ball summer schedule is:

Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm
Saturday mornings at 8:30 am

Jody Yarbro usually sends out reminders, so if you aren't on his email list, you can send him an email to jhyarbro51@gmail.com to be added. Either way, though, they usually have a great turnout with players ready to play.

They meet at the Range Court on Trailwood.


Kids' Summer Activities
Posted June 8, 2019

The Lake Whitney Library will be hosting 6 programs for kids this summer on various topics - first responders, magic, dance and more. The programs will be held on June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 and July 25 at 10:30 in the morning.

Click on the flyer to see more details.



Annual VFD BBQ Fundraiser to be held Sat, Oct 26
Posted June 8, 2019

The 13th annual WB VFD BBQ & Music fundraiser will be held this year on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

This annual event is the primary fundraiser for the VFD and always draws a good crowd. Dinner, music, and raffles will be featured as in past years. Make plans to save that evening for a great time with your neighbors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the WB VFD webpage.



Got Snakes?
Posted June 4, 2019

Now is the time of the year when lots of White Bluff residents are seeing snakes in their yards.

If you need help getting rid of these creatures, call White Bluff resident Larry Smith at 817-602-0676. He will be glad to get rid of the snake for you. This is just one of the services that the WB Chapel Men's Ministry offers. These services are free but a donation may be made to WB Chapel if you wish.



White Bluff Chapel To Host VBS Jun 24-27
Posted May 30, 2019

White Bluff Chapel is pleased to invite children throughout the Whitney community and those visiting members of Whitney churches to attend Vacation Bible School June 24-27. There will be three different age groups, each with a different schedule. Classes for ages 4-12 and ages 4-9 will run from 9:30-noon Monday through Thursday. Tweens, ages 10-12, will meet from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday the tweens will attend 9:30-noon.

Family members and interested parties are invited to join the assembly for closing Monday through Thursday from 11:30-12:00 in the White Bluff Chapel Sanctuary. Each day a different age group will be spotlighted.

Children can be registered online at WhiteBluffChapel.org. Registration must be completed by June 16 in order to qualify for the free t-shirt. Permission slips must also be submitted prior to the start of VBS.



VFD Pancake Breakfast Sunday, April 14
Posted April 10, 2019



The White Bluff VFD will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 14, from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at the fire department. Bring your appetite!



Texas Woodcarvers Championship in Cleburne April 6-7
Posted April 6, 2019

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild State Championship will be held this weekend, Apr 6-7, at the Cleburne Conference Center. Hours are Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 3. Admission is free.

There are tables of quality carvings by great artists for sale - Santas, wildlife, western art, caricatures and whimsical items.

Some of the WB carvers Chapel Chippers have carvings in the competition. The Chapel Chippers carved and created a cute golf scene and have it entered into the club championship category. It consists of 12 golfers on various parts of a two coarse. The scenes are limited to 2 x 3 feet.

Monday thru Friday there are several carving classes for anyone interested in learning to carve. Or you can come and just watch a piece of wood being carved into a masterpiece.


Easter Holy Week Services at WB Chapel
Posted April 6, 2019

White Bluff Chapel's Music Director, Tom Reedy, has announced the Chapel's Holy Week services leading up to Easter Sunday. All services are open to the public, so invite your family, friends and neighbors.

The Maundy Thursday Service features Communion in commemoration of the Last Supper of Christ. The Friday evening Tenebrae Service is a moving, solemn ceremony featuring a candlelight finale. The early morning Easter Sunday Sunrise Service is held outdoors, at the end of White Bluff Drive, overlooking Lake Whitney. The traditional Easter Service features a life-sized cross covered in live flowers, brought and affixed by attendees at the service. All events except the Sunrise service are held in the Chapel at 1070 White Bluff Drive.

White Bluff Chapel Holy Week Services
Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19 Tenebrae Service 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunrise Service 7:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 21 Easter Service 9:15 a.m.


Community Invited to W.B. Chapel Winter Bible Retreat
Posted February 8, 2019

Dr. Hulitt Gloer, former Preaching Professor at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, will soon be in Whitney again to present White Bluff Chapel's annual Winter Bible Retreat of 2019. Jody Yarbro, Chairman of the Adult Education Committee of the Chapel, is pleased to announce the popular Dr. Gloer's third retreat here in a row, which is scheduled the weekend of Friday through Saturday, February 15 – 16. He notes that Gloer is a powerful and knowledgeable speaker who always draws a large crowd and provides an engaging message. Additionally, Dr. Gloer previously served as past interim Associate Pastor at White Bluff Chapel.

The retreat will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday evening, February 15 and will continue on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 AM until early afternoon.  Dr. Gloer will also provide the Sunday sermon at the Chapel's 9:15 AM Worship Service on February 17. 

The WBC Winter Retreat is open to the Whitney community.  Those interested should contact the Chapel office week-days between 9:00 AM and noon at 254-694-7060 to confirm their planned attendance. The Chapel's Hospitality team will provide refreshments on Friday evening and a light lunch on Saturday.



Free Pancake Brunch Hosted by WBVFD
Posted January 31, 2019

Saturday, Feb 9, 10 am - Noon

Stop by the fire station and enjoy some delicious pancakes and sausage prepared by the men and women who make up the White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department .  This event is sponsored by Hill County Emergency Service District 1.

Our firemen do so much more than protect you by putting out fires.  Several are trained in advanced medical first aid.  You may have seen our firemen around our neighborhood taking out the fire department boat to help stranded boaters on the lake, helping a mother and daughter who were visiting our marina unlock their car on a 100 degree day, or helping a resident get up after falling.  These are a few stories that a lot of residents do not hear about but makes our fire department so valuable to our community. 

Although we are very blessed that WB has many residents that have a giving heart and volunteer for our fire department, not every department in Hill Country is as fortunate.  This is why ESD1  is asking all fire departments of Hill County to come together on February 9th and promote being a volunteer.

Maybe you would like to join our fire department!  Please come out to the firehouse to meet our firemen and enjoy a delicious brunch!


Balance Class at WB a Success
Posted January 17, 2019

There was an overwhelming response to the Balance Class offered this month at WB. Twenty-six people attended the 1st of 8 classes, and many others are signed up for a second class. We will schedule additional classes as soon as we can through the Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging.

For more information, call Terry Boyer at 817-875-6592 or email her at boyercnt@yahoo.com



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