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Whitehouse city council Place 1, 3 and 5 will be voted on in November. Place 3 and Place 5 are uncontested seats. Though not named on the ballot, two men have registered as write-in candidates for Place 1. The council is comprised of five council members and the mayor. Council members are elected at large, meaning each one represents all Whitehouse citizens. Each of these positions is voluntary and without pay. more
You can read, view and support your library, too. The Whitehouse Community Library will host its bi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. Though the library usually has items for sale at the front entrance, the bi-annual fall sale will be much larger with a greater selection of adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs. The prices of the sale range from 50 cents to $2. Arrive early enough and you might even be able to snag one or more of the limited homemade baked goods that will also be for sale. more
October brings out the pranks and parties, in addition to the vampire jokes directed at blood-collections staff with Carter BloodCare. While it is all intended for fun, some blood donors do feel uneasy anticipating the needle sticks. One suggestion for those donors is to consider the person who might receive your donated gift of blood. more
The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free Crapemyrtle when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees. more
Smith County donated surplus computer equipment this week to Mustard Seed Ministries to be given to local school children. Dr. Karen Jones, founder and president of Mustard Seed Ministries, along with three technicians, picked up surplus technology equipment Tuesday, Oct. 3, collected by the Smith County Information Technology Department. Smith County Commissioners voted to donate surplus computer equipment to the local ministry that supplies them to school children. Donated items included 63 computers, 64 monitors, two scanners and seven printers. more
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued the following updates for road projects in Smith County. State Highway 64 from Loop 323 to 1.7 miles southeast of Spur 248 will have night time mill and inlay operations continue. The project consists of making repairs to the curb and gutter across from Brookshire’s on State Highway 64 just east of Loop 323 and placing a new surface from Loop 323 to Chapel Hill. more
The annual awards dinner for the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce moved locations this year. Due to construction issues, the banquet could not be held at the Whitehouse High School and was instead hosted at the event center of Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association. more
There will be no names on November’s ballot for Whitehouse City Council, Place One. Two write-in names, however, will be posted in the polling booth. Those names are Michael Fleming and James Wansley. more
Cooler temperatures are just around the corner in East Texas, and as the thermometer sinks lower many kids in Tyler and Smith County will go without a coat this winter. You can help keep a child age 0-18 years warm this winter by donating a new or gently used coat. People Attempting To Help (PATH) kicked off their annual Coats for Kids drive on Oct. 1. New and gently used coats can be dropped off at the following locations: Comet Cleaners, Hart’s Cleaners, Progress Cleaners, Regency Cleaners, Shannon’s Cleaners, The Cleaning Company, VIP Cleaners, Edward Jones – Whitehouse and PATH. more
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