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Early Tuesday, April 3, Troup city officials were alerted about a collapsed sewer main in the 1400 block of West Duval near Dairy Queen. The problem was first discovered when water was found seeping through a manhole cover located near Braden Street and West Duval. By mid-morning, crews had located the area of pipe that had collapsed, dug up the roadway and were searching for the ends of pipe to ascertain the length of pipe to be replaced. The City of Tyler had sent a large sewer cleaning truck and tried to clear the blockage in the pipe, according to Troup city manager Gene Cottle. Though they were unable to clear the blockage, they did locate the exact position of the collapse. more
Only 200 tickets will be sold to the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle, the annual fund-raiser of the chamber, and not many remain. Once sold out, additional tickets will not be available at the door. more
The county wide cleanup program, which runs throughout April, allows residents to take bulky items to the landfill for free. Available vouchers will be good to use from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday … more
The annual banquet hosted by the Troup Chamber of Commerce begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Troup High School. Tickets prices were reported for members and non-members, but are actually a single rate of $15 each or two for $25. Non-members will not be charged more to attend the event. more
Who could beat the King of Rock and Roll with his song, “Suspicious Minds”? Not many. But there is one man who comes close, and his name is Travis Powell. This 34-year-old North Carolina native has traveled the nation as an Elvis impersonator for years. With his whiskey-smooth vocals most people can’t tell the difference. more
Whitehouse Mayor Charles Parker addressed the members of the Whitehouse Sports Commission during their initial meeting Tuesday, April 3. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for volunteering,” Parker stated. “Serving your community in any way you can is certainly a great thing for all of us and I appreciate you stepping forward to do that.” more
The Whitehouse Community Library was recently honored as a recipient of a Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement grant. Winners were announced April 5 during the 2018 Texas Library Association conference in Dallas, Texas. The 2018 Texas Book Festival grant awards add up to more than $100,000, bringing the total distributed to Texas libraries since 1997 to over $3 million. more
The date has been set and folks from Troup will want to mark the date. The annual banquet of the Troup Chamber of Commerce begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Troup High School. John Moore has been invited as guest speaker and catering will be provided by Troup’s own Ray & Wade East Texas BBQ. more
Troup and Whitehouse each held special community wide events to celebrate the Easter holiday. Troup held an egg hunt at the First United Methodist Church for elementary-age children Saturday, March 31. It was reported that there were over 6,000 eggs for the children to collect. more
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