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August is on the horizon and that prompts preparations for the start of school. In Whitehouse ISD that first day is Aug. 16 and that is not far away. In efforts to help many in the community, the Whitehouse Food Pantry (Philadelphia Blessing), is collecting several of the basic school supplies for distribution to their clients. more
Thirty year old Joshua Adam Scales faced a jury of his peers last week and heard their verdict of guilty for the murder of Jordan LaDue in July of 2016 at a home in Troup. After a mistrial declared by Judge Christi Kennedy of the 114th District Court in Smith County, a new trial began on July 18. Two days later Scales took the stand and told jurors he didn’t know why LaDue was entering his house and he shot in self defense. more
Culvert work is complete and FM 344 at Bell Branch Creek near Whitehouse is open to traffic again. According to TxDOT there is additional work to be done but the disruption to traffic should be minimal. The job also includes restoring the pavement. more
On the cabinet door above his desk Tom Mensch, Director of Bands for Whitehouse ISD, has a simple piece of white paper with black text that says “Never glance at the size of the mountain, always dwell on Jesus.” Five minutes with Mensch and you will quickly know where his life is centered. With an existence that often resembles the first tune up for the band after a long summer vacation, there is always peace in his heart. more
Troup Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Rollo Insurance Group office in Troup on Thursday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
The Smith County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office is currently trying to locate the following individuals. If anyone has any information, call 903-590-4729 and ask for Courtney Isaacks or Katrina Kam. All information will be kept confidential. more
Troup High School senior Colton Whitsell was asked to go to Texas Boys State by American Legion Post 418 of Troup. American Legion Boys State provides an outstanding educational program of government instruction for high school students. Students travel to Austin where they become a part of the operation of local, county and state government. It also emphasizes the importance of being a good citizen and how to be active in your community. more
All eleven 2016-2017 Whitehouse High School Veterinary Medical Application Practicum students received their verification that they have all passed their Certified Veterinary Assistants exam. Out of the 11, four students have completed their 300-hour clinical observation requirement and have their certification in hand, while seven have minimum hours left to complete in a clinic and will have their full certification at the end of the summer. more
Jessica Carter of Whitehouse was one of 69 students named to the College of Pharmacy dean’s list for Spring 2017. Dean’s list standing is reserved for full-time students with a 3.80 or higher grade point average. more
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