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With the arrival of warmer weather, your pets will undoubtedly want to spend more time outdoors. The extreme heat during the summer months poses a deadly threat to animals. The following are some tips to help insure that you and your four legged companions have a healthy, happy and safe summer. more
If you have ever gone without air conditioning you know how difficult, uncomfortable, and dangerous it is, especially in the blazing summer heat. And summer hasn’t even started yet. That’s why 89.5 KVNE and 91.3 KGLY are partners with The Salvation Army for the Beat the Heat Fan Drive, which runs throughout June. more
East Texas Communities Foundation awarded $189,500 in scholarships to high school and college students from East Texas for the 2018-19 school years. New scholarship recipients were honored at a reception at Marvin United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 10. Scholarship amounts ranged from $300-$5,000 per student originating from 52 different scholarship funds at East Texas Communities Foundation. more
Members of the First Baptist Church of Troup took community children on a Shipwrecked vacation Bible school adventure beginning Sunday, June 3, and ending Wednesday, June 6. The church taught students four years old through sixth grade that Jesus rescues you from loneliness, worry, struggles, when you do wrong and when you feel powerless. more
From animation to athletics, horsemanship to robotics, and scuba to improvisational comedy, TJC has a summer camp to spark the imagination of any young explorer. Registration is open for TJC Summer Camps for children ages 3 and up. Camps began Monday, June 4, and continue through mid-August. more
Second-grade students who presented a $937.50 check to the Troup Community Development Corporation were recognized by Mayor Joe Carlyle at the Troup city council meeting, Monday, May 21. The students had presented the proceeds of their lemonade stand to assist with the cost of construction a splash park in town. The second-grade representatives were given certificates, one for each class, recognizing their efforts on behalf of the city. more
The class of 2018 seniors graduating Whitehouse High School totaled 339 students. Commencement ceremonies took place in the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena Saturday, June 2. During her salutatorian address, Tess Hamilton thanked many family, friends and teachers for what they meant to her during her high school years and what they had taught her. more
Two individual donations were made to the City of Whitehouse at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the city council. The first donation was $500 specified for the Whitehouse Fire Department and was presented by Gene Keenon. The second donation was presented by Daniel Cleckler. more
Texas Department of Transportation has released the following updates on area construction projects. Smith County: The bridge replacement project at F.M. 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler, is expected to be completed by spring 2019. The contractor is set to begin earthwork on the bridge approaches. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 45 miles per hour. The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider one. more
Community Activities East Texas Genealogical Society to meet The East Texas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Taylor Auditorium of the Tyler Public Library, 201 South College. The meeting topic is “Quill and Scrawl – Ease the Pain of Early Handwriting.” Meetings are free and open to the public. For information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or www.etgs.org or www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/. more
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