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Applications for the 2018 Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year. more
Troup citizens met together Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Cameron-J. Jarvis Library to learn more about helping develop and improve the city. The meeting was organized by A Circle of 10, a non-profit agency out of Jacksonville whose stated mission is to empower leaders and foster healthy collaborations to improve quality of life. more
Reed Thorn, a member of Arp FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Thorn’s parents are Richard and Laurel Thorn. Thorn’s award was sponsored by Stock Show Physicians. more
• Friday, Feb. 2: All day, Choir solo and ensemble contest, Robert E. Lee High School; All Day, Swim team Region 5 meet, Texas A&M University; Power Hour, faculty and staff Souper Bowl lunch, faculty dining room; 5 p.m., Ladycat/Wildcat JV basketball at Lindale High School; more
The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Jan. 23, approved the county’s donation of surplus computer equipment to Mustard Seed Ministries, which refurbishes them for local school children. Twice a year the county donates computer equipment it can no longer use to the nonprofit organization. The latest donation includes 34 desktops, 17 laptops, four printers, two scanners, two servers, one fax, 22 monitors and numerous boxes of old keyboards and mice. Dr. Karen Jones, founder and president of Mustard Seed Ministries, plans to pick up the equipment from the Smith County Information Technology Department on Monday, Jan. 29. more
It was in July 2017 when Governor Greg Abbott first announced the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) was accepting grant applications to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. “My top priority as governor is to keep our communities safe, and I thank the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to make that more
The Whitehouse Independent School District has undergone many changes in the last 40 years, but one thing has apparently remained the same, the community’s pride in its 1978 basketball state championship and the coach who led the team to victory, C.L. Nix. WISD held a reception to honor Nix Friday, Jan. 19, on the 40th anniversary of the team’s remarkable feat. He, his family, the members of the championship team and their families and all others who played under Nix were invited to participate. Between the games of the women’s and men’s teams scheduled that evening, Nix and the other invitees were honored and the announcement was made officially naming the arena the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena. more
“In Texas, we place immense value in our youth. We protect them, guide them, and are always working toward a better tomorrow to secure our young people’s bright and precious futures,” Governor Greg Abbott stated in his proclamation declaring January School Board Recognition month. “School boards play a vital role in our effort to develop education in the Lone Star State as they work with parents, education professionals, and community members to create successful learning environments,” Abbott continued. more
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