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The Troup Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner celebration Thursday, April 19, at Troup High School. At the banquet, City of Troup and TISD employees were honored and the citizen-of-the-year and lifetime achievement awards were announced. more
Though the month of April is often a joyous time for students as the end of the school year draws near, the students of Troup High School are instead mourning the loss of a friend. Alyssa Baker and her mother Susan both died as the result of a car wreck that took place approximately 4:40 p.m. Friday, April 20, on F.M. 177, about 7 miles south of Jacksonville. more
Two candidates are vying for each of two seats on the Troup ISD Board of Trustees. Joe Morris and Burnel “Sonny” Selden are competing for the remaining two-year term in Place 1. Lee Morris is challenging Gene W. Whitsell for Place 5. John Whitsell will appear on the ballot unopposed in Place 4. more
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced earlier this month he would send $651 million in local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts for the month, which is five percent more than in April 2017. Smith County’s disbursement is down slightly by 0.87 percent, having received $1,320,402.04 compared to $1,331,993.85 for the same period last year. The year-to-date total is up, however, by 4.15 percent overall. Smith County has received $5,968,155.38 to date compared to $5,729,897.38 for the same time in 2017. more
Church Activities HCUMC hosts fifth Sunday singing A Fifth Sunday Singing will be held at the Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 4539 FM 13 E, 6 miles east of Troup. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, and afterwards guests will be treated to a hamburger cook-out. The HCUMC choir will be featured as well as several guest musicians. Everyone is welcome! more
SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) honored Carly Dyess of Sam Houston State University as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo, in Nashville in March. The award celebrated outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. more
Mayor Joe Carlyle, with council consent, tasked Suzanne Loudamy with the promotion of the splash pad as well as efforts to solicit donations for its construction at the March 19 city council meeting. An anonymous donor has already contributed $100,000 towards the project but an estimated additional $40,000 is needed. more
The roadways in the Whitehouse area are cleaner now thanks to 255 participants at the annual “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off” and “Great American Clean Up”, organized by Keep Whitehouse … more
Smith County Road 2191 will be closed for several weeks for improvements. On Tuesday, April 24, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved the temporary closure of CR 2191, also known as Oscar Burkett Road, at the construction site of the new Brown Elementary School in Whitehouse. more
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