Actress Makenna Madsen of Hutto performs a scene for a music video shot in the stables at Tri-Star Farm in Hutto on Friday, March 6.
Some Hutto students got a taste of Hollywood when a California artist asked them to participate in her music video titled “You’ve Got Time Now.”
The Daddy Daughter Dance beneﬁting Orange Santa was held Saturday evening at Hutto High School. Daddies and daughters of Hutto danced the night away.
The Hutto Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of CrossFit Hutto on Saturday along with owners Coy and Debbie Balusek and Jose Gonzales and several members of the community. Attendees got to join in cutting the ribbon, take part in a workout followed by drinks, snacks, games and prizes. CrossFit Hutto is located at 204 Investment Loop in Hutto. Call (512) 843-5234 for more information.
A dedicated group of quilters known as the ‘Knot Perfect Quilters’ are always in need of all cotton fabrics, any color, pattern, or style as they make a whole lot of highly functional and unique quilts. Quilting helpers are always appreciated and this fun group will share their knowledge with all newcomers. No experience is necessary.
Save the dates for Hutto Community Wildlife class on March 14 and April 25. The classes are free and open to Hutto residents. Donations are appreciated and will be used for Hutto Lutheran Church classroom space.
The Hutto Middle School Robotics team presented their latest robot 'EVA,' created to transport materials and build wind turbines to district leadership and the school board on Friday afternoon. The robot was built in six weeks based on annual competition specifications set by Boosting, Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Robotics. B.E.S.T. Robotics aims to involve students in real world business activities ranging from marketing to engineering. Students learn skills such as abstract thinking, teamwork, self-direct learning, project management, decision making and leadership.
I am so proud of our unique community. Hutto is always growing, always changing, but one thing remains the same: YOU truly care about our community.
Feb. 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Invasive species can be plants, animals or microorganisms. An "invasive species" was defined in 1999 as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. (Executive Order 13112: http://tinyurl.com/lzvjo4y).
Lebron graduates from basic combat training
Nathan James Swed celebrates his second birthday on Feb. 13. He is the son of Julie and Phillip Swed of Hutto. He was born 28 minutes before Valentine's Day so he is his family's favorite Valentine's gift.
Hutto announced the 2015 graduates of the Central Texas Supervisor Academy, a joint training effort presented by Strategic Government Resources and the Central Texas Municipal Training Alliance.
Transformation nears end of first phase
When fire strikes, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. And in a situation like that, you’ve got no one to depend on but yourself. Here’s a review of fire safety tips that can help you help yourself when fire strikes.
Full of color and sparkle, the set of “Beauty and the Beast” transported the audience to a world of adventure and mystique.
TxDOT takes public comments
Genocide. Geno-from the Greek word for race or tribe and –cide from the Latin word for killing. Genocide is defined as violent crimes against a group of people with the intent to destroy the existence of the group. It is the deliberate extermination of a racial, religious or ethnic group. Genocide is mass murder deliberately planned and carried out by individuals.
Local student graduate from UNT
On Jan. 15, the City of Hutto showed its appreciation for outgoing board and commission members by recognizing their efforts and involvement. Board and commission honorees included:
The City of Hutto announced that Parks and Recreation Director Mike Hemker received the 2014 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Koger Stokes Award. The award is the association's highest honor and recognizes outstanding service and dedication to local and statewide athletic endeavors.
The City of Hutto announced Assistant City Secretary Seth Gipson completed the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program (TMCCP), a university-level professional education program for city clerks and city secretaries in Texas.
Every name has a story and every single story is unique. Each written or oral testimony by a person who survived the Holocaust shares the thoughts, feelings and experiences of that one person. Hundreds of thousands of survivor stories have been told and have been recorded in words and film. Countless more will remain untold forever, too painful to remember and too sorrowful to talk about.
The Good Water Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists (GWMN) is the Williamson County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program, a joint venture between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. In these days of ever shrinking state budgets, Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners help bridge the gap by volunteering their time, expertise and knowledge.
Honor is first ever in HHS choir program
Most of the historic images we see about the Holocaust are ones that illustrate the pain and despair of the Jewish people or the cruelty of the Nazis. It is important to remember that the Jewish people had a long history in Europe before the Holocaust.
Wendell and Ethel Washington, Sr. celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7, 2015. Wendell is 84 years and Ethel is 82. She just celebrated her 82nd birthday on Jan. 3.
Lexie Paige Herrin was born Dec. 23, 2014 in Sugarland to Sean and Jennifer Lockwood Herrin of Rosenberg. She weighted 8 pounds and 2 ounces.
The Burn Unit Team's is holding its inaugural Chili Cookoff to help raise money and support for the organization that assists burn victims, and their families during times of healing and recovery, while providing awareness and a positive environment for their families, friends and sponsors. Team members are also committed to supporting those in law enforcement, fire fighters and EMTs affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as veterans, "while striving to stay active within the community to assist with other charitable opportunities."
This year, Williamson County Emergency Medical Services celebrates 40 years of providing pre-hospital services to Williamson County residents. Formed in 1975, in collaboration with Williamson County and several cities in Williamson County, Wilco EMS has provided excellent customer service and first-rate pre-hospital clinical care to more than 500,000 patients in these 40 years.
Over the weekend, The Hutto News learned of the loss of Hutto icon "Captain Red" Oman. Below is a release from the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce:
January is a good time to plant trees because they are dormant and have some time to establish their roots with the winter rains. During January, bare rooted trees are often cheaper than container grown that can be planted at other times of the year. Native trees are wise choices because they are drought tolerant and well adapted to the alkaline soil in our area.
It’s a fact. It’s even more important to practice fire safety when you live in a multiple-unit dwelling like an apartment. Your attitude towards fire affects everyone in your building, just as your neighbors’ attitude and practices, or lack of them, affects your safety.
Join the community for the Miss Heart of Hutto Beauty Pageant benefiting the Hutto Community Food Pantry on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Hutto Lutheran Church.
When I was in high school, I thought history was dull so I paid little attention and read my library books during class. In college, when one of my history professors took our class to a cemetery to make rubbings of gravestones, I considered it creepy. Fortunately, age can make us wiser; I finally learned that history is fascinating and that the past continues to be important to us now, if only to help ensure that we never repeat the mistakes made by the generations before us. There is so much to be learned from the past. I wish I had realized that when I was younger.
Happy New Year, Hutto! While we open a new chapter and look forward to all the opportunities 2015 will bring, let us take a look at all that we accomplished in 2014.
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell University is one of several bird reporting counts conducted each year. While the tradition began on Christmas Day, it is now occurs for several weeks. This year the 115th CBC began on Sunday, Dec.14 and runs through Monday, Jan. 5.
Red Oman has been a 40-year-plus member of the Hutto Lions Club. He participated in and enjoyed many of the Club activities. He served two terms as president and was on the board of directors for several years.
Daughter of local family transforms passion into career
The Hutto Chamber of Commerce, joined by city leadership and community members, celebrated the opening of Hippo Vapo with co-owners Justin McCarty and Nathan Killough in a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Hutto Vipo sells e-cigarettes, starter kits, batteries, variable and mechanical mods, atomizers, clearomizers, tanks, accessories and e-liquid (or vapors). The shop is located at 210 E Hwy. 79, Ste. 203. More information at hippovapo.com or by calling (512) 642-6905.
The annual celebration of Saint Lucia took place at Hutto Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 7thimmediately following the regular worship service. The young lady representing St. Lucia was Kirstyn Lawson, a freshman at Hutto High School, and a very active member of Hutto Lutheran Church. Kirstyn wore the traditional white dress with a red sash and a crown of lights in her hair. She watched over the maidens and star boys as they served cookies, Swedish rolls, and tea to the members of the congregation.
Instructor Sara Ferguson led a wreath-making workshop Sunday, Dec. 7, benefiting the Hutto Cultural Arts Community. Hutto Has Heart is a nonprofit community established to promote awareness of needs within the city, and to provide opportunities to serve Hutto's neighbors. Visit www.huttohasheart.org for more information.
North Wind Farms Miniature Horse Farm in the outskirts of Hutto held its annual Christmas party for Central Texas clients. Children and adults from the Christy Center, Hutto-based Central Texas Ability Sports, Hutto-based Beyond the Limits and others accepted invitations to the party. All had fun decorating the miniature horses and participating in a variety of horse-related activities. Snacks for the individuals and special treats for the minis followed the fun.
Public workshop focuses on future
Home exit drills can save lives
The City of Hutto welcomes you to experience the holiday season, Hutto style! Old Town Hutto will transform into a holiday wonderland complete with everyone’s favorite - SNOW. Yes, it will be a “White Christmas” in Downtown Hutto! Plus, the city has planned an array of events sure to get you in the spirit! Santa will also be here, so be sure to bring your wish list.
During the month of November, Farley Middle School band students competed for seats in area honor band competitions.
Hutto Parks and Recreation is offering Holiday Camp for all elementary school-aged children while school is out. Treat your kids to arts and crafts, games, activities, and great field trips. The cost is $25 per day per child. Early drop-off and late pick-up is also available for an additional $5 per day per child. Registration is happening now! Space is limited. Call (512) 759- 4000 for details.
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