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The directors of the Bullard High School Panther Band recently named the students who will fill the band’s top student leadership positions for the 2018- 2019 school year. “We are excited to announce our new drum majors for this school year,” said Gary Jordan, Bullard ISD Director of Bands. “The drum major positions are very important to any high school band more
The Whitehouse Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed Al Flanagan to Place 2, the seat vacated when Dr. Howard Patterson tendered his resignation July 18. A special meeting of the trustees was called Wednesday, Aug. 1, where the appointment was approved and Flanagan was sworn in by district superintendent Dr. Christopher Moran. 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 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
Whitehouse Independent School District school board member Dr. Howard Patterson tendered his resignation as Place 2 trustee on Wednesday, July 18. The board, meeting in closed session Tuesday, July 24, officially accepted the resignation. more
Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12. more
Supporters of Smith County Area Go Texan packed the inside of the Harvey Hall Convention Center in Tyler Saturday, July 21, for the fifth annual Smith County Area Go Texan Scholarship Gala fundraiser event. “We had a great event again this year,” said Gary Hettenbach, member of the Smith County Area Go Texan and board member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 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
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