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The “Back to School Bash” for agricultural students was held Friday, Aug. 25. The students met on campus at the red barn across from the high school to hold “Ag Olympics.” more
• Thursday, Sept. 21 – Dress up theme, hallway theme day, 4:00/5:30/7:00 p.m. 9th B, 9th A, JV football vs. Sulphur Springs at Sulphur Springs; 6:00 p.m. UIL academics parent meeting in WHS cafeteria more
The Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation (WISD EF) was organized in 2014. In just three years, the foundation has been able to fund educational grants totaling $140,000. Applications for current grants are being accepted at the district office through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Those chosen for awards will receive the grants in November. more
The City of Troup held a special meeting Monday, Sept. 11, to host the second public hearing on the proposed property tax rate of $0.912933 per $100 valuation, which is expected to generate $681,832. No citizen attended the meeting so no public comment was made. The city proposes to use the increase in total tax revenue for the purpose of employee compensation and benefits and street repairs. more
Troup officers Sergeant Kyle Stowers and Lieutenant Shawn Murry recently travelled to Orange County on their own time and at their own expense to help in and around Vidor. Lieutenant Murray even took a vacation day in order to be able to go when they did. They left on Thursday, Aug. 31 and spent the long weekend volunteering their time and efforts, returning on Labor Day, Sept. 4. more
Since 2004, Whitehouse native and local businessman Brad Hawkins has been involved in post disaster aid following all types of natural disasters. While he began with hauling donations and serving food, the donations following disasters has become so great that Hawkins now focuses on preparing hot meals for first responders and others in need. more
Student enrollment for Troup and Whitehouse is lower than the 2016 enrollment, while the numbers for Arp show an overall increase in students. Troup shows a district-wide decrease of a single student with 1,079 enrolled last year and 1,078 students enroll presently. The high school increased registration from 307 to 323 students. The middle school also showed an increase from last year’s 233 to this year’s 248. The drop in numbers at the elementary from 539 to 507 accounted for the district showing an overall decrease of one. more
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