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Applications for the 2018 Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year. more
Troup citizens met together Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Cameron-J. Jarvis Library to learn more about helping develop and improve the city. The meeting was organized by A Circle of 10, a non-profit agency out of Jacksonville whose stated mission is to empower leaders and foster healthy collaborations to improve quality of life. more
Reed Thorn, a member of Arp FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Thorn’s parents are Richard and Laurel Thorn. Thorn’s award was sponsored by Stock Show Physicians. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Jan. 23, approved the county’s donation of surplus computer equipment to Mustard Seed Ministries, which refurbishes them for local school children. Twice a year the county donates computer equipment it can no longer use to the nonprofit organization. The latest donation includes 34 desktops, 17 laptops, four printers, two scanners, two servers, one fax, 22 monitors and numerous boxes of old keyboards and mice. Dr. Karen Jones, founder and president of Mustard Seed Ministries, plans to pick up the equipment from the Smith County Information Technology Department on Monday, Jan. 29. more
It was in July 2017 when Governor Greg Abbott first announced the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) was accepting grant applications to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. “My top priority as governor is to keep our communities safe, and I thank the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to make that more
This handsome guy’s name is Duke and he is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People. Duke is a big, sweet, loveable guy. He would be best suited in a household with no small children because of his size – he weighs 55 pounds. Duke longs for a country home and a more
The Smith County Commissioners Court received its first monthly update Tuesday, Jan. 9, on the $39.5 million bond package to improve county roads. Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said he plans to provide a monthly update about the bond projects to keep citizens informed about the status of projects under construction, as well as upcoming projects. Smith County voters voted to approve the county’s $39.5 million road bond proposal, passing the measure with 73 percent of the vote Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to unofficial voting totals. more
Mention Texas Farm Bureau and most people would think of insurance. Texas Farm Bureau does provide more than just insurance. Through its 206 county offices across the state, Farm Bureaus provide political advocacy, or an agricultural voice in the local, state and national legislatures; offer leadership programs and supply agricultural educational opportunities including teacher resources and traveling exhibits. more
Speeches, Awards, and Singing? District Convention! On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Whitehouse FFA took students to Bullard ISD for the Mineola District Convention. During this convention schools received awards for placing in the top three at District Leadership Development Events (LDE) contest. We had representatives from the teams walk the stage. Leslie Hargis accepted the Ag more
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