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Whitehouse Independent School District celebrated the groundbreaking of Mozelle Brown Elementary School, a pre-kindergarten through 5th grade school in the Whitehouse ISD. One of four elementary schools, Brown Elementary will replace the current aging campus in downtown Whitehouse. The campus will open in August of 2018 and continue to serve the students of Whitehouse ISD located in Southeast Tyler and North of the city of Whitehouse. more
The week of September 18 – 24 will be a week that two local youth golfers will never forget. Annaka Watts, sophomore at Robert E. Lee High School, and Walker LaRue, senior at Whitehouse High School participated in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship, an official PGA TOUR Champions event held at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. Watts and LaRue were selected by a national panel of judges based on their playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee of Greater Tyler. more
The city council voted to approve several ordinances, including granting a possible deposit cap for owners of multiple properties, changing the zoning of a particular piece of property and changing the permissible uses for properties while in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 16. The council also voted to vacate the city’s right of way in the Nottingham Forest subdivision at Hook Norton Lane and Keble Lane. Community interest was the first subject introduced and there was a report by Fire Chief Madison Johnson more
The Troup Women’s Civic Organization (TWCO) held its annual salad supper and membership drive Monday, Sept.25. The event took place at the Cameron – J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library celebrating 35 years of giving back to the community. Jan Singletary presented an overview of the organization’s history. Current officers for TWCO include Susan Martin, president; Betty Odom, first vice president; Lisa Fleck, second vice president; Carol Whitsel, treasurer; Nancy Mowery, secretary and Ruth Wilson, parliamentarian. A total of 44 women were present and TWCO gained several new members by the end of the evening. more
Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 8-14. Experts say you may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. “Modern home furnishings, along with the fact that new homes tend to be build with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, all contribute to an increased rate at which home fires burn,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “These factors make home escape planning and practice critical.” more
City Manager Aaron Smith is seeing a lot of activity and progress within the City of Whitehouse. During Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Smith gave a presentation as part of the “Connecting Communities” initiative. more
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