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Students from across the state will be recognized as part of the 2018 Law Day contest, an annual competition hosted by the State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) that invites students to submit essays, photographs, and posters that celebrate the rule of law. State Bar President Tom Vick and TYLA President Baili Rhodes will present the awards at the Texas Law Center. The winners were honored by their local bar associations before advancing to the statewide competition. This year’s national Law Day theme is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom. more
Troup High School students honored one of their own during the week of April 23-27 which followed the tragic vehicle accident that cut short the life of Alyssa Baker and her mother Susan. On Monday, April 23, the student body wore yellow to honor Baker. The color was chosen because she loved sunflowers, according to Sydney Garrett and Holly Weathers who were friends of Baker’s. more
SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) honored Carly Dyess of Sam Houston State University as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo, in Nashville in March. The award celebrated outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. more
Troup Elementary has named March students of the month. more
Three places on the Troup ISD Board of Trustees will be open for election, Saturday, May 5. Five candidates have filed including Joe Morris and Burnel “Sonny” Selden who are vying for the remaining two-year term in Place 1, Lee Morris who is challenging Gene W. Whitsell for Place 5 and running unopposed is John Whitsell for Place 4. Each of the candidates was asked to respond to a series of questions. This, the first of a two-part report, is an introduction to the candidates who were asked to tell about themselves and why they have chosen to run for a seat on the school board. No response was received from John Whitsell, nor was a picture submitted by Burnel Seldon. more
The hiring of Coach Marcus Gold as the new head football coach highlighted the Monday, April 9, meeting of the Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees. Gold, who has served as defensive coordinator, was approved to replace Adam Cook who had previously been promoted to the position of athletic director. Several students and staff were recognized during the meeting. Student council member Morganne Tomlinson and her sponsor Randi Shaw were noted for their coordination of the “Shattered Dream” event which simulated a drunk-driving wreck and involved many local first responders. Meagan Killian was celebrated for her award winning artwork being displayed in the Texas Capital building and Kamryn Hightower was acknowledged as FFA talent show winner. more
Jeff McCormack, a senior at Troup High School, gave a check to the City of Troup on behalf of the National Honor Society. The NHS had held a movie night benefiting the Troup Police Department and the $366 total was presented at the Monday, April 16, city council meeting. McCormack previously hosted a spaghetti dinner benefiting the Troup PD K9 program in March 2017, raising $1,700. more
Troup Independent School District trustees are taking steps to improve security at school campuses. The position of a full-time school resource officer (SRO) for the elementary campus was approved at the Monday, April 9, meeting of the school board. Other measures are also being considered. more
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