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It’s time again for the Whitehouse High School horticulture program to host its annual spring plant sale. Spring bedding plants, vegetable flats and hanging plants will be available for purchase from 2:45-6 p.m. Friday, April 6, and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the WHS greenhouse. Visitors to the sale are asked to take the new entrance off Bascom Road. more
Whitehouse residents and former residents are creating legacies in foreign lands through their connections and work with Wonder Voyage, a non-profit organization that creates personalized pilgrimages and voyages. Twenty years ago, Michael Fleming, pastor of Whitehouse First Assembly, was introduced to the organization before it was officially established. Fleming reported that his introduction to Shawn Small came when he was a youth pastor in Dallas looking for an opportunity to take students on trips to do mission work and service projects. more
Whitehouse Community Library and non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers are asking Whitehouse residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Whitehouse residents can provide a lifeline for America’s bravest. Residents can donate their phones and/or tablets at Whitehouse Community Library. The donation box is located in the library’s lobby at 107 Bascom Rd. “This is a great opportunity to declutter old electronics from your home and help out an organization with a great cause,” said Meghan Grudza, Library Director. more
Five area women will be recognized for their contributions to Cherokee County communities during a Tuesday, March 27, luncheon that begins at noon at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St., in Jacksonville. The local event was launched in 2014 as an observance of National Women’s History Month and is hosted by Cherokee County Women with Purpose. more
March for Meals is an annual awareness campaign of Meals on Wheels in which city officials work with regular ministry volunteers for a day delivering meals to home-bound seniors. This year Meals on Wheels organizations across East Texas celebrated March for Meals on Thursday, March 15. more
The city council of Troup authorized Mayor Joe Carlyle to sign a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Awareness month for the City of Troup. Many riders, all members of the Region 9 Confederation of Clubs [COC], were present as the proclamation was approved and signed at the Monday, March 19, city council meeting. The proclamation by Troup states in part, “it is the responsibility of all who put themselves behind the wheel, to become aware of motorcyclists, regarding them with the same respect as any other vehicle traveling the highways of this county.” more
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a woman who reportedly made a terroristic threat via email against the law enforcement organization. According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the organization received an email on Monday, March 5, through its website. An investigation into the matter began quickly after the email’s sender made references to blowing up the building. more
On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, a controlled fire at Camp Tyler Outdoor School [CTOS] broke out and the Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department had to be called in to extinguish the blaze. … more
It’s time for the annual fund-raising event of the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce and we are excited to once again offer you an opportunity to purchase tickets giving you the chance to win $10,000. Only 200 tickets will be sold and the last ticket drawn wins the $10,000. The raffle will be held Saturday, April 14, at the McClain Ranch located at 13478 F.M. 346 East in Whitehouse. more
If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Smith County Appraisal District. A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming. more
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