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Mustard Seed Ministries volunteers picked up two truck and trailer loads of surplus computer equipment donated by Smith County last week. On Tuesday, May 29, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved the county’s donation to the nonprofit organization that refurbishes computer equipment for local school children. more
Bob and Alice Fields celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 2. They were married June 6, 1958. Happy Anniversary, with love from your family. more
A 2015 Whitehouse High School graduate and Whitehouse native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes. more
With the arrival of warmer weather, your pets will undoubtedly want to spend more time outdoors. The extreme heat during the summer months poses a deadly threat to animals. The following are some tips to help insure that you and your four legged companions have a healthy, happy and safe summer. more
If you have ever gone without air conditioning you know how difficult, uncomfortable, and dangerous it is, especially in the blazing summer heat. And summer hasn’t even started yet. That’s why 89.5 KVNE and 91.3 KGLY are partners with The Salvation Army for the Beat the Heat Fan Drive, which runs throughout June. more
Members of the First Baptist Church of Troup took community children on a Shipwrecked vacation Bible school adventure beginning Sunday, June 3, and ending Wednesday, June 6. The church taught students four years old through sixth grade that Jesus rescues you from loneliness, worry, struggles, when you do wrong and when you feel powerless. more
Second-grade students who presented a $937.50 check to the Troup Community Development Corporation were recognized by Mayor Joe Carlyle at the Troup city council meeting, Monday, May 21. The students had presented the proceeds of their lemonade stand to assist with the cost of construction a splash park in town. The second-grade representatives were given certificates, one for each class, recognizing their efforts on behalf of the city. more
Two individual donations were made to the City of Whitehouse at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the city council. The first donation was $500 specified for the Whitehouse Fire Department and was presented by Gene Keenon. The second donation was presented by Daniel Cleckler. more
Texas Department of Transportation has released the following updates on area construction projects. Smith County: The bridge replacement project at F.M. 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler, is expected to be completed by spring 2019. The contractor is set to begin earthwork on the bridge approaches. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 45 miles per hour. The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider one. more
A reading program has been established at both the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library and the Whitehouse Community Library. The Troup library’s reading program will last six weeks, beginning Wednesday, June 20, and continuing each Wednesday through July 25 and is open to all children who have just completed 5th grade and younger. more
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