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At the joint meeting of the Whitehouse city council and the planning and zoning committee, the election of mayor as well as Place 2 and 4 on the city council was called for Tuesday, Nov. 6. Charles Parker currently serves as city mayor. Chad Cleckler and David Roquemore hold Place 2 and Place 4 on the council, respectively. more
Slater Dylan Brabec, 17, of Arp, was killed in a crash Wednesday, Aug. 1, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. more
On Friday, Aug. 3, Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran issued a burn ban due to rapidly increasing wildfire conditions. Moran issued the “Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning” after receiving the recommendation from the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office and Office of Emergency Management. more
Community Activities WFA hosts Back to School Health Fair The Whitehouse First Assembly will host a Back to School Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. All services at the fair are being offered to students kindergarten through 12th grade free of cost and include dental and hearing screenings, immunizations, haircuts and backpacks with school supplies. Other activities of the day include inflatables, a petting zoo, concessions and first responders with their vehicles as well as a blood drive by Carter BloodCare. The event will take place rain or shine. more
The Troup Chamber of Commerce is exploring the possibility of a city-wide garage sale in the fall and is requesting community input on the subject. The sale, which would likely take place on a Saturday, would be promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and open to all Troup citizens. more
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Kylie Altier from Nacogdoches ISD and Karyn Ard from Troup ISD have been named Elementary and Secondary Teachers’ of the Year for Region 7.  Both of these educators will represent Region 7 as semifinalists in the 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year. more
The Whitehouse First Assembly, located at 502 Highway 110 South, is hosting a Back to School Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. It was reported that scores of volunteers would be stuffing backpacks with school supplies on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to ready for the event. more
The Whitehouse Community Library’s 2018 summer reading program ,“Libraries Rock,” came to a close Saturday, Aug. 4. To celebrate participants’ success, the library hosted a party complete with face painting, a build your own sundae bar, and grand prize drawings. “As three o’clock drew near, patrons flocked to the library to return their reading logs just in the nick of time. As they were told, their completed reading log is the golden ticket to a possible grand prize,” Meghan Grudza, library director, described the event. more
The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,500 Firestone scholarship to John Womack of Troup. The scholarship is sponsored by Firestone. Womack plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Texas A&M University-College Station. This scholarship is one of 1,829 awarded through the national FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 114 sponsors contribute more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for students. more
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