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Local Cub Scout Pack 359 is seeking new members. A “School Night for Scouting” will be hosted 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Whitehouse United Methodist Church located at 405 West Main Street. Students in first- through fifth-grade interested in joining the Boy Scouts, or those just seeking information, are encouraged to attend the meeting. more
The Troup Community Development Corporation board adopted the 2018-2019 budget during the meeting Monday, Aug. 20. Included in the nearly $432,000 budget are expenses for several upcoming projects. A $45,000 amount in matching funds has been set aside in anticipation of a grant to construct new downtown sidewalks along Georgia Street from West Duval Street to West Calvert Street. more
The City of Bullard will welcome input from residents on the 2018 proposed property tax rate and 2018-2019 proposed budget during upcoming public hearing events. The values for the proposed 2018 tax rate in the city of Bullard will slightly increase this year, going from .563264 cents to .595347 cents per each $100 of appraised value, announced by city officials at the City of Bullard’s regular scheduled City Council meeting, held Tuesday, Aug. 14. more
A man was flown to a local hospital and listed in serious condition last week after nearly drowning in the waters of Lake Palestine. According to officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 on a boat dock in the Cumberland Ridge neighborhood off County Road 187 in Bullard, near Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. more
The Community Church of Troup, which has served the community since 1981, changed its name to River of Life. The non-denominational church is located at 104 West Duval and is led by Andre’ Kriel. Although the church has been known as Community Church, the name has actually been The River of Life Community Church. The congregation, according to Kriel, felt the name River of Life was a more contemporary name that was also more reflective of the goal of the church. more
The Whitehouse FFA chapter of Whitehouse has been recognized in 2018 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. Charity Etchelecu is the FFA sponsor of the Whitehouse FFA. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. more
One of Smith County’s major, bond-funded road projects has been completed while another is starting, according to County Engineer Frank Davis. During the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Aug. 14, Davis gave his monthly progress report of Road and Bridge Bond Improvement Projects for the last month. more
The Whitehouse city council held budget workshops for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to wrangle with a nearly $9 million budget. Two such workshops took place in the same week, Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 2. more
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