Once again we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving. Many of us will gather with family and friends to stuff ourselves full of turkey and trimmings. Unfortunately, there are those among us who may not have that privilege at Thanksgiving or other times of the year due to their financial situations.
On Oct. 30 a Cherokee County Grand Jury convened to consider accusations against Byron Underwood, County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Cherokee County. The accusations arose out of a bill on a part for a tractor from Ag Power Equipment, the John Deere dealer in Tyler that was mistakenly billed to the county, but never paid by the county.
The grand jury returned a no bill in relation to the accusations.
First Baptist Church of Whitehouse located 801 East Main Street is happy to announce the second annual Drive Thru Bethlehem. Last year, over 1,500 visitors experienced Bethlehem from the comfort of their cars, as the story of Christmas came to life. Come hear the narration of the story of Jesus’ birth and see the Nativity, the angels, shepherds and wise men as you take your own journey through the streets of Bethlehem. People of all ages will enjoy this unique Christmas experience.
It was a tough night for District 16-5A football teams but it was not a total loss in the bi-district round last week.
Ennis overwhelmed Waco 48-7 to advance to the area round. The Lions (8-3) will play Cedar Park (10-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Waco ISD Stadium.
Whitehouse, Jacksonville and Corsicana all ended the 2017 gridiron season. A&M Consolidated defeated Whitehouse 35-7, Temple tripped Corsicana 35-17 and College Station shutout Jacksonville 65-0.
Jared Jackson and Jones Ard each scored 16 points and Shane Thomas contributed 15 points to help lead Troup to a 71-40 victory over Cross Roads in the 2017-2018 season opener last week.
The Tigers (1-0) were slated to host New Summerfield Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will open the TABO Classic against Canton at Whitehouse Friday, Nov. 24. Troup also will host Bullard with the varsity tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.