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Carol Arnold, on-site director for Meals on Wheels-Whitehouse, 118 Railroad Avenue, recently put out a plea for Seniors for Santa. It had been requested that members of the community who were able to do so drop off items for the home-bound residents who are served by Meals on Wheels. more
We are having a community cleanup day at Gardenview Park (corner of Gardenview St. and Hillcrest Drive) in Whitehouse on Saturday, Jan. 20. The event is sponsored by the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful. The city is providing the chainsaw and chipper crews but we need volunteers to help pick up limbs and do general raking and litter removal. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves and pants. If you have them, rakes and some wheel barrows would be helpful. High School age children are welcome! more
The Troup Rotary Club and Troup ISD are rounding up all the crawfish they can find in East Texas to prepare for the fourth annual Scholarship Crawfish Boil. The big day is Friday, May 5 in downtown Troup. more
It all comes down to the voting that will be completed on Saturday, May 6. Only two school districts, Whitehouse and Arp, could see a change in the make-up of their board of trustees. Long-time WISD board member Darrell Crymes drew an opponent for his seat. He is orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Conflitti. more
The annual Whitehouse Christmas parade marched through town on a warm, sunny Saturday, Dec. 2. The 45 minute exhibition of cars, floats and marchers took place in front of a crowd that came prepared to watch the event. People brought blankets, chairs and food, choosing a spot early from which to view the parade themed “Rockin’ Christmas.” more
Melissa Young knows a lot about Troup and Troup ISD. As a product of the school system and then a leader for the next generation, it has certainly been a learning experience. Young is retiring from her seat on the TISD Board of Trustees this month after 15 years of service. “I’ve lived in Troup all but 10 years of my life,” Young said. “When we moved away for work, we always knew we’d be back.” more
Whitehouse held its second public hearing on proposed annexation and zoning Tuesday, Nov. 28. Many local residents who would be affected by the annexation attended the hearing. Most of those present chose to speak to the council and voiced a variety of concerns regarding the proposed annexation. “I really do appreciate all of you coming out,” stated David Roquemore as he opened the public hearing. “It’s great to have input.” more
Boy Scout Troop 319 served as color guard and led the Arp parade Monday night, Dec. 4. Spectators had gathered early to find the perfect spot to view the parade. Ashley Hembree acted as master of ceremonies for the parade and played Christmas music for those gathering prior to the event. more
First Baptist Church-Whitehouse held its second annual Drive-Thru Bethlehem event Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 13-15, which took visitors on a drive through a reconstructed town of Bethlehem from the era when Jesus was born. The experience included several scenes with accompanying audio that could be accessed online through smart phones or on a CD given to guests as they begin their journey. The church used to hold Christmas Eve services with 600-800 people in attendance, according to Don Pardoe, one of the Drive Thru Bethlehem project directors. more
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