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• Friday, Feb. 2: All day, Choir solo and ensemble contest, Robert E. Lee High School; All Day, Swim team Region 5 meet, Texas A&M University; Power Hour, faculty and staff Souper Bowl lunch, faculty dining room; 5 p.m., Ladycat/Wildcat JV basketball at Lindale High School; more
The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Jan. 23, approved the county’s donation of surplus computer equipment to Mustard Seed Ministries, which refurbishes them for local school children. Twice a year the county donates computer equipment it can no longer use to the nonprofit organization. The latest donation includes 34 desktops, 17 laptops, four printers, two scanners, two servers, one fax, 22 monitors and numerous boxes of old keyboards and mice. Dr. Karen Jones, founder and president of Mustard Seed Ministries, plans to pick up the equipment from the Smith County Information Technology Department on Monday, Jan. 29. more
It was in July 2017 when Governor Greg Abbott first announced the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) was accepting grant applications to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. “My top priority as governor is to keep our communities safe, and I thank the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to make that more
The Whitehouse Independent School District has undergone many changes in the last 40 years, but one thing has apparently remained the same, the community’s pride in its 1978 basketball state championship and the coach who led the team to victory, C.L. Nix. WISD held a reception to honor Nix Friday, Jan. 19, on the 40th anniversary of the team’s remarkable feat. He, his family, the members of the championship team and their families and all others who played under Nix were invited to participate. Between the games of the women’s and men’s teams scheduled that evening, Nix and the other invitees were honored and the announcement was made officially naming the arena the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena. more
“In Texas, we place immense value in our youth. We protect them, guide them, and are always working toward a better tomorrow to secure our young people’s bright and precious futures,” Governor Greg Abbott stated in his proclamation declaring January School Board Recognition month. “School boards play a vital role in our effort to develop education in the Lone Star State as they work with parents, education professionals, and community members to create successful learning environments,” Abbott continued. more
Community Activities Recycle-Recycle-Recycle Republic Services in Whitehouse picks up recycling on Wednesday. Recyclable items include paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. Troup has a self-service recycling receptacle. The Allied Waste Recycling bin is located at the corner of W. Bradford and N. Georgia. more
This handsome guy’s name is Duke and he is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People. Duke is a big, sweet, loveable guy. He would be best suited in a household with no small children because of his size – he weighs 55 pounds. Duke longs for a country home and a more
The Smith County Commissioners Court received its first monthly update Tuesday, Jan. 9, on the $39.5 million bond package to improve county roads. Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said he plans to provide a monthly update about the bond projects to keep citizens informed about the status of projects under construction, as well as upcoming projects. Smith County voters voted to approve the county’s $39.5 million road bond proposal, passing the measure with 73 percent of the vote Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to unofficial voting totals. more
Mention Texas Farm Bureau and most people would think of insurance. Texas Farm Bureau does provide more than just insurance. Through its 206 county offices across the state, Farm Bureaus provide political advocacy, or an agricultural voice in the local, state and national legislatures; offer leadership programs and supply agricultural educational opportunities including teacher resources and traveling exhibits. more
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