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ABC Auto Parts is pleased to announce a new scholarship program, “Get Your Career in Gear,” that will award two graduating high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship to be used to pursue an automotive vocational career. more
Congratulations to these Troup Elementary students who created the winning Christmas ads for local businesses, featured in the Letters to Santa section of the December 21 edition. Students are identified by name, teacher and the business for which the ad was created. more
Let’s take a look back and review events that took place in the news from July through December of 2017. July – Troup ISD called a Tax Ratification Election to ask voters to approve a 13 cent tax increase per $100 valuation. The election was set for Aug. 26. more
A small group of church members, part of 4HIM Ministry at Lake Tyler Baptist Church, recently took gifts to children in Rockport schools. Rockport, hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, has been referred to as ground zero. The volunteers of 4HIM were able to deliver the presents to over 500 children in pre-kindergarten through third grade, according to youth minister Brian Kinney. more
A relatively new foundation has been formed with the purpose of providing assistance and support to veterans and their families in the Whitehouse community and surrounding areas. Clayton Vickers began the Ameri-Tex “Never Forgotten” Foundation in May 2017. A current endeavor of the foundation is the erection of a Veteran’s War Memorial in Whitehouse. more
Longtime readers of this publication may recall a section called Friends and Neighbors that ran through the first week of August this year. Here is a review of those whom you met in the pages of this paper. more
The Whitehouse FFA Leadership Development Event summary for 2017, submitted by Mrs. Charity Etchelecu who is WHS FFA advisor, includes a number of accomplishments by the FFA members and indicates a successful year. A total of three teams advanced to Area with two of the teams placing fourth at the area event. more
In regular session Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Whitehouse city council voted to approve the issuance of certificates of obligation not to exceed $6,000,000. As the certificates of obligation are intended to cover expenditures related to street repair and storm drainage systems, there were several residents of Dews Drive in attendance to speak to the measure. more
As the year draws to a close, and many are looking forward to what the new year brings, we will take a look back and review events that took place throughout 2017. more
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