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Stephen F. Austin has released the names of students who received their degrees during May commencement exercises. Many students from our readership area were among the listed graduates. Troup: Amy Camp, Master of Science in Environmental Science, Arthur Temple Col more
To celebrate sixth months in business, Hand-Picked store owner Melynda Tisdale hosted a customer appreciation sale Monday, June 18. Hand Picked is a women’s retail clothing store located at 610 North Highway 110, Suite M, in the Brookshire’s shopping center in Whitehouse. Although she moved here from Idaho in 2013, Tisdale had been raised in Slocumb and was familiar with East Texas. After working as a nurse for Trinity Mother Frances from 2013 until her retirement last year, she opened her boutique in December of 2017. From nursing to retail isn’t such a stretch for Tisdale. more
Due to the observance of Independence Day, the Tri County Leader will be closed Wednesday, July 4. As this will affect the printing date, deadlines have been adjusted accordingly. All advertising, news and sports information for publication in the July 5 issue is due by noon Friday, June 29. more
Animal lovers of all ages gathered at the Whitehouse Community Library Thursday, June 14, for a visit from Caldwell Zoo representatives and in anticipation of what animal friends might be introduced. The library hosted the guests from the zoo as part of the scheduled summer events. Morgan Armstrong, Alex Sudduth and Lori Wise, who were present, are part of a six-person group responsible for educational and outreach activities of the zoo. more
After attending to what could be referred to as housekeeping measures, including the review and approval of the monthly financial statement and previous meeting minutes, the Troup Community Development Corporation recessed their Monday, June 18, meeting to hold a public hearing. more
With schools closed for summer, families may be searching for inexpensive ways to keep their children occupied. For those seeking outdoor fun, the City of Whitehouse provides public parks for residents and guests. Gardenview Park, located at 218 Gardenview Street, features many shade trees and a small natural creek. Several picnic tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday-Saturday. more
A Smith County Grand Jury of the 7th Judicial District Court brought several indictments after meeting Thursday, June 7. Those indicted included one Troup and four Whitehouse residents. more
The fifth annual gala of the Smith County Area Go Texan is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at the Harvey Hall Center, 2000 West Front Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is the major fund-raising event of the organization. This year’s gala will feature both silent and live auctions as well as live music from the Frank Ray Band and an opportunity to hit the dance floor, all while helping finance scholarships for local students. The meal for the event is being catered by 1836 Texas Kitchen. more
Church Activities Lake Tyler to host VBS Lake Tyler Baptist Church is hosting vacation Bible school with the theme, Polar Blast – Where Jesus’ Love is Cool. The dates for VBS are Friday-Saturday, June 22-23 and Sunday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. as a part of morning worship services. Pre-registration forms are available online at For more information, contact Debbie Shelton at (903) 283-1119 or Tina Kinney at (903) 570-6829. more
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