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Vision 2020, the comprehensive plan for the City of Whitehouse, was developed in 2005 and much of the plan has yet to become reality. The situation, however, appears to be changing. “In an … more
Smith County press release On Thursday, Feb. 8, a Smith County Grand Jury returned indictments on twenty five individuals. Nineteen of the indictments were for Engaging in Organized Criminal … more
Most people who drove past the official Whitehouse sign at the corner of Main Street and Highway 110 noticed that it needed work. The paint was fading and some of the wood was rotted. Daniel … more
It is time again for the annual fund-raising event for the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce - the Reverse Raffle, hosted at the McClain Ranch, 13478 F.M. 346 East in Whitehouse, on Saturday, April … more
The history of Mt. Rose Baptist Church of Troup won’t come to a close despite the destruction of the church building due to an early morning fire Friday, Feb. 16. The church organized in 1911 … more
The Troup Young Farmers and Troup FFA Alumni will host their Troup’s Best Awards and auction fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Troup High School Cafeteria. Attendees will receive … more
The primary election season is now in full swing across the State of Texas as early voting began Tuesday, Feb. 20. As an open primary state, any registered voter in Texas is allowed to take part … more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week he would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $911.9 million in local sales tax allocations for February. This is a 6.2 percent increase over Feb. 2017. The amounts are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly. Smith County received $1,832,567.89 for the month, which is an increase of 2.59 percent over last February’s payment of $1,786,146.26. The year-to-date total of $3,317,652.02 is 4.56 percent greater than the $3,172,853.14 reported in 2017. more
Hike and bike trails have been a popular idea among the residents of Whitehouse for some time. Plans for such trails were included in the Vision 2020, or city comprehensive plan, formed in 2005. Some of those ideas may soon become reality. Plans have been drawn for the location of a trail along a portion of the Blackhawk Creek near the wastewater treatment plant with possible access from Patrick Road, according to city manager Aaron Smith. The first phase of development will likely offer 1-1½ miles of trail, all on city property. What is currently proposed would be a primitive trail similar to that of Faulkner Park, according to Smith. more
The Whitehouse Fire Department is getting an update. Though perhaps not noticeable from the outside, necessary changes are being made inside to the existing building which has been around over 30 years. The original construction was intended for little more than holding meetings as there were no full-time fire fighters stationed around the clock, according to Fire Chief Madison Johnson. The building has since undergone some changes, but it was finally time for a remodel. more
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