Letters to the Editor
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Patrick Warren has lived in Whitehouse almost all of his life. He loves God and people and, like his mother, hates trash on the road. He walks daily and waves at most cars. His wife died a few months ago and walking helps relieve the stress. more
About a month ago, I was driving north out of Whitehouse on 110 and saw a man walking south on the eastbound side waving to random cars as they drove by. At first I thought he was hailing a ride, and I felt it a bit “odd” that he would be waving at random cars. Day after day, I have seen the same man waving again to random cars along the way. Sometimes I also see him picking up trash.  more
I would like to publically thank Ozarka Water in Hawkins for donating four pallets of bottled water to Arp Independent School District. The water system of the City of Arp has been found to have excessive levels of asbestos in their drinking water. The city water pipes are over 50 years old and in some instances much older. These pipes are beginning to break down and release asbestos into the water. The city is investigating multiple plans to replace these antiquated pipes, but it will take some time. more
The Whitehouse Food Pantry was able to provide turkeys, hams, canned goods, toys, filled Christmas stockings and smiles for so many of our families in need because of the generous and loving hearts of our community. We want to thank all of you who contributed so that we could make it happen. more
In Regard to the Elections Integrity Commission The League of Women Voters on national, state and local levels works diligently to register, inform and encourage citizens to become active in our election process. The reliability and confidentiality of the system is critical. It is therefore deeply concerning to us that the new Elections Integrity Commission (EIC) has requested from Texas and other states, sensitive and personal voter information. more
“I’m just glad I could help.” It’s a quote I’ve heard several times over the past couple of days as the media talks to those who are using their fishing or duck hunting boats to rescue people from homes and roadways in southeast Texas. The flood waters rise, torrential rains continue and so many find themselves stranded.  more
Rock-a-bye roads There are too many of these rock-a-bye roads in our part of NE Texas. Very uneven, roads that roll every 10 feet, in some places, e.g. State Hwy 110 between Troup and New Summerfield. My mother, at 100, hated that road. She’d groan and yelp, as if in torture. more
Dear Editor, A very important issue on the ballot is concerning the taxpayers of Whitehouse ISD. There are two propositions on the ballot that our local school board and administrators want you to support. They are asking you to vote for a $95 million school bond which includes a host of grandiose items such as a new Brown Elementary campus, to be built on 83 acres of land that they have already purchased in Tyler.  They also want to level the existing Jr. High campus, including the historic C.L. Nix gymnasium, and build a new one on top of the existing tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, which they are going to relocate to the High School. Along with these projects, they also want to construct a covered practice facility at the High School for only $5.5 million and have you pay, for 30 years, for a new HVAC system for the High School, something that any other business would have paid for out of budget. more
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