Three places on the Troup ISD Board of Trustees will be open for election, Saturday, May 5. Five candidates have filed including Joe Morris and Burnel “Sonny” Selden who are vying for the remaining two-year term in Place 1, Lee Morris who is challenging Gene W. Whitsell for Place 5 and running unopposed is John Whitsell for Place 4.
Each of the candidates was asked to respond to a series of questions. This, the first of a two-part report, is an introduction to the candidates who were asked to tell about themselves and why they have chosen to run for a seat on the school board. No response was received from John Whitsell, nor was a picture submitted by Burnel Seldon.
Whitehouse ISD Board Meeting
The hiring of Coach Marcus Gold as the new head football coach highlighted the Monday, April 9, meeting of the Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees. Gold, who has served as defensive coordinator, was approved to replace Adam Cook who had previously been promoted to the position of athletic director.
Several students and staff were recognized during the meeting. Student council member Morganne Tomlinson and her sponsor Randi Shaw were noted for their coordination of the “Shattered Dream” event which simulated a drunk-driving wreck and involved many local first responders. Meagan Killian was celebrated for her award winning artwork being displayed in the Texas Capital building and Kamryn Hightower was acknowledged as FFA talent show winner.
In honor of National County Government Month, Smith County is hosting two events for the public on Wednesday, April 25.
From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., job seekers are invited to the “Setting Yourself Up for Success with Smith County” Job Fair.
Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman of the Board, recently announced the promotion of Austin Bank employees Karrie Fields and Glenna Searcy. The promotions were approved at the March 2018 Board of Directors meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office in Jacksonville.
Troup golfers took the top four medalists honors and the Tigers coasted to the District 15-3A championship at Pine Springs Golf Course in Tyler last week.
The Lady Tigers placed third and three girls advanced as medalists. The Region II golf championship will be played at Oak Hurst Golf Club in Bullard for the boys and at Peach Tree Golf Course in Tyler for the girls. Both tournaments will be played Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24.