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The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education and social dance training for middle school students, has announced plans to reestablish its national program in Smith County. more
“Mining Obituaries for Ancestors,” or reading obituaries, will be the topic of speaker Sandra Crowley at the East Texas Genealogical Society meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Crowley is a genealogist, author and lecturer who grew up attending family reunions and developed a natural curiosity about her family history. more
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones. Summer seal coat operations continue in the Tyler District. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays during this work to seal and protect roadways from water, and provide a longer life cycle. Because the time to complete work on each roadway is estimated, these schedules are subject to change. more
The Cameron – J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library hosted youth financial literacy camps each Tuesday and Thursday in July. The camps are a program provided by A Circle of Ten, Inc.’s Gateway to American Opportunities, a regional literacy initiative. more
Tyler Junior College has received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for an additional baccalaureate degree. On Thursday, July 26, THECB notified college officials of the decision to approve the college’s proposed Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Healthcare Technologies and Medical Systems. more
Summer must be coming to a close and preparations beginning for a new school year when the parent-teacher organization calls a meeting. The Brown Elementary PTO, temporarily displaced with the … more
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state. more
It is often said by those within school administrations that children’s safety is of the utmost priority. Many may wonder if such a statement is merely an empty platitude or if it actually expresses a sincere belief. As if in answer to any doubt about how seriously Arp ISD takes the issue of safety for its students and staff, the Arp Independent School District Police Department has officially been formed. more
Thanks to a generous donation, Meals on Wheels delivered more than just food Thursday, July 19, as volunteers visited their clients. Beverly and Jimmy Lusk are members of the community who have always been good donors to Meals on Wheels in Whitehouse, according to site director Carol Arnold. “Whatever I need, all I have to do is call her and she will provide the need,” Arnold said of Beverly Lusk. more
Arp Elementary is completing its fifth and final week of Literacy Academy, a first of its kind program at the school. The academy, which ran 8 a.m.-noon Mondays-Thursdays, was offered free of charge to students in kindergarten through second-grade and provided students an opportunity to practice guided reading, phonics and participate in enrichment activities. more
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