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The Troup Independent School District Board of Trustees spent most of their Tuesday, Jan. 9, meeting discussing two of the agenda topics, the posting of the superintendent position and the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas [FIRST] report. Before attending to the discussion items on the agenda, the trustees were recognized for their service to the district. Each was presented with a Troup Tiger hoodie and a goody bag from Sweet Gourmet. more
The Whitehouse City Council held a joint meeting with members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission as well as representatives of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful on Thursday, Jan. 11. The stated purpose of the meeting was “to discuss and make recommendations for vision and direction of the City of Whitehouse.” The current Vision 2020 plan is nearing an end and the Jan. 11 meeting opened initial discussions on the next phase of future city development planning. more
Recreation, Education and Community, otherwise known as the REC, is a non-profit formed under the family care ministry of Crossroads Church in Tyler and was chosen by Whitehouse to run the city’s recreation center located at 301 Terry Street. “One of the first things that we will implement is the 24/7 operation hours,” Anthony Johnson had stated, during last summer’s negotiations with the city to operate the center. Johnson serves as executive director of the REC. more
“The long hours and enormous responsibilities of school board service often are not visible to those who may not fully understand the challenges facing public education,” said James B. Crow, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in regards to the governor’s proclamation that January was School Board Recognition Month. more
Community Activities TCDC to meet The Troup Community Development Corporation is meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. A seat on the TCDC board remains open and interested parties can find an application at www.trouptexas.org under the tab, “apply to serve on city board or commission.” TCDC can also be found on facebook at Troup Community Development Corporation. more
A competition will soon be held that is definitely for chocolate lovers. The 13th annual Best Chocolate Dessert in East Texas contest, sponsored by Smith County Extension Education Association and the City of Tyler Glass Recreation Center, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27. There is a $2 entry fee for every dessert entered into the contest, but there is no limit on the number of entries by a single person. Judging is based on appearance, originality and, of course, taste, according to Penny Hunter, former chairman of the county extension clubs. more
‘A’ Honor Roll Grade Six: Bailey Blanton, Chloie Hageberg, Christian Howell, Elizabeth Lewis, Katie Peterson, Joseph Salgado, Colby Turner. Grade Seven: Connor Ard, Meredith Howell, Sarah Neel, Danielle Puckett, Cailey Smith. more
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