Please join me in welcoming Ralph & Kimberly Medina new owners of a brand new restaurant for downtown Whitney.  It will be in the former Cactus Grill building, 101 E. Washington Street.  Phone: 254-266-3078. It will open on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with a spectacular GRAND OPENING and Ribbon cutting ceremony by the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.  They will feature Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, seven days a week.  Mon thru Thurs. & Sun. from 6am to 10pm.  Friday & Saturday from 6am to Midnight.  They will have several Big Screen TV’s and a Sports Grill for all those sports enthusiasts.  We are very happy to welcome them and look forward to having them in our downtown.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 14, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diana Reed
Executive Secretary -Treasurer
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce




Please join me in welcoming our newest Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce member  WHITNEY FAMILY MEDICINE

Jim Drees, PA and Dr. Randy Henderson

1314 N. Brazos Street (next to Sonic)

Whitney, TX 76692


Fax:  254-694-7436

They are officially open (formerly Hill County Primary Care Clinic at the hospital) and welcome all regular patients and any new patients that need great medical care.

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8-5pm  Closed from Noon to 1:30p.m. for Lunch

Please stop by and see their new location when you get a chance and we are very happy to have this new member in our Chamber.


Diana Reed
Executive Secretary -Treasurer
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce

4th Annual 2014 Pioneer Day Pageant Entrants Needed

Miss Pioneer Day 2014,   Jr. Miss Pioneer Day 2014 & ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day 2014 4th. Annual Pageant


Please stop in at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce to pick up an entry form for our pageant at 102 W. Railroad in Whitney or call Diana Reed at 254-694-2540 for rules and additional information. The Miss category is 15-19 yrs of age, the Jr. Miss category is 10-14 yrs of age and the “Lil Miss category is 5-9 yrs of age.   You must be a student or a resident of Hill County to qualify.  Fee:  $40.00 for all age groupsThe deadline for turning the forms back in is July 1, 2014 by 4:00p.m.  The pageant will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00p.m. at the Whitney Middle School Auditorium.

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Texas Education Resource

Post by Arianna Long

With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Top colleges and universities are now offering online options as part of their curriculum. Unfortunately, in the past when students try to research these opportunities, information is fragmented and not easily accessible. With this in mind, over the past couple of years my team and I have worked to research, catalogue, and publish a database of every online program offered by an accredited college starting with the United States. Our database is a thorough list of institutions and degree programs, with in-depth information including the specific accreditation’s of each institution.

School districts and cities in Texas, as well as other organizations have recently cited our resource on their websites, enabling students, educators and their families to access our database. Examples include:


Check out the Whitney Lions Club May 2014 Newsletter here. 




New Member Hubbard Chamber Of Commerce



Hubbard, the Victorian Crossroads of Central Texas”

Hubbard is located at the crossroads of State Highways 31 and 171, approximately 25 miles northeast of Waco in southern Hill County. Population is approximately 1500. Rich in history and it was formally organized in 1881.






HILLSBORO, TXApril 28, 2014 – Just in time for Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day, Outlets at Hillsboro announces that Coach, a global leader in premium handbags and accessories for women and men, will be opening an approximate 7,000 square foot store in Space 158 across from the Gap Outlet store.  The store will open at 10 AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Lake Whitney State Park Hosts Successful Hip Hop Workshop

South Dallas Cultural Center participants engage in the Oh, Deer! game as part of the  Arts in the Parks Hip Event at Lake Whitney State Park

Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas –Texas Parks & Wildlife Department staff hosted a group of teenage children for an Arts in the Parks Socially Conscious Hip Hop Workshop at Lake Whitney State Park on Saturday, April 19th in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Ten children and three adult chaperones from South Dallas Cultural Center spent the day at Lake Whitney State Park.  The workshop featured a van tour of the park, a guided nature walk, environmental education activities and time to write and present conservation-inspired hip hop poetry under the coaching of poet KD Brown.

“Socially conscious hip hop” is a genre of hip hop based on themes related to social issues or conflict.  This form of poetry aims to subtly inform the public about social issues and lead them to form their own opinions.

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department official Chris Bishop, “We’ve been looking forward to this program for months, and the results exceeded our expectations.  The children from South Dallas Cultural Center are exceptional.  These children fully engaged the event and put forth their best work on everything that we asked of them.  The poetry that they shared at the end of the day was both beautiful and inspiring.”

The South Dallas Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, a member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and a partner in the National Performance Network.  The South Dallas Cultural Center offers a wide variety of visual and performing arts events and youth programs featuring creative, fun and educational activities for children.

“It may be trite to say ‘it takes a village,’ but that certainly applies to this program.  This Arts in the Parks program, part of National Poetry Month, was made possible by the enormous contributions of our brothers and sisters in the Region 5 State Parks Office and Lake Whitney, Dinosaur Valley and Meridian State Parks,” said Bishop.  “Additionally, Brookshire’s of Whitney contributed drinks and snacks for the children, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce provided welcome packets and American Self Storage of Whitney generously sponsored a lunch meal at the Texas Country Café for both the children and event facilitators.  We are fortunate to have generous friends, both in our community and in Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.”

Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.

                             For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Luke Stucker, (254) 694-3793, email –luke.stucker@tpwd.texas.gov, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.

Whitney’s Cowfest Job Fair on Saturday April 25th 10am-5pm