July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Zion Gear Company: Enjoy today, prepare for tomorrow

The rat race of the big city was not where Shawn and Stacie Elliott wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They needed something more and they wanted to raise their sons in a friendlier, simpler environment. More...

Special Sections

Community

Saluting heroes with summer fun

Heroes of all shapes and sizes are appearing in person at the Whitehouse Community Library as part of the annual Summer Reading Program. From pets to patriots, kids to kings, everyone is a hero in their own way. More...

Meals on Wheels

Weekly Menu July 23-30

Please call the day before if you are going to eat the next day. Bobbie & AckerHanksSenior Center118 Railroad Ave.Whitehouse, Texas903-839-6958 Troup MunicipalLibrary102 S. GeorgiaTroup, Texas903-842-3101 More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

Family reunion

“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ More...

Life Narrated

The cracked chicken

This past weekend, I went on an overnight trip to the Metroplex to see one of my favorite Christian singers and a beloved Christian speaker I adore as well. I traveled with a friend and stayed in a nice hotel. More...

The Idle American

A summer without doldrums

George Gershwin’s 1934 lyrics about summertime “bein’ easy” don’t fit Texas this year, and Nat King Cole’s hit tune of the 1960s about the “lazy/ hazy/crazy days” of summer is only one-third fulfilled. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Jam session and sing along More...

Obituaries

James Coats

James Walter Coats, 90, of Whitehouse passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Visitation was held at Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. More...

Larry Joe Martin

Mr. Larry Joe Martin, 70, of Troup passed away on July 20, 2015, in Tyler Texas. More...

Church News

Local Church Directory

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Church of the Assemblies of God 9107 Paluxy, Tyler 903-561-2086 First Assembly of God Whitehouse 502 HWY 110 S903-839-2356 More...

Whitehouse PD sees two return to duty

Two of the three Whitehouse police officers who have been on paid administrative leave have returned to duty while the third has been terminated. More...

Troup FFA —

Lane Smith, Callie Ivy and Savannah Martin (not pictured), members of the Troup FFA, received the Lone Star FFA Degrees (right) at the 87th Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi last week. More...

News

Whitehouse FFA project —

While attending the 2015 Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi, Whitehouse FFA Chapter officers conducted a service project collecting trash on the beach. More...

Local bands to play Click’s July 25

After recently making their Texas debut with the new lineup at the Rock the Park Music Festival in Whitehouse, Bibeau will make their debut in Tyler along with Tyler’s own powerhouse Reign (formerly Magdalene) and the great new alternative band More...

November ballot applications due

While November is still several months away, filing dates are already lined out to apply for an item to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. Filing of an application for a place on the November ballot begins July 27 and runs through Aug. 24. More...

School News

Austin Bank awards college scholarships to Troup, WH seniors

Austin Bank is proud to award college scholarships to 36 East Texas high school students as part of its Commitmentto Community program that supports the educational goals of area youth. More...

School supply donations needed

The Whitehouse Food Pantry, Philadelphia Blessing, is asking the community to help with a school supply drive for Whitehouse students that are in need. More...

Smith County AGT Scholarship Gala raises scholarship money for area ag students

Supporters of Smith County Area Go Texan packed the inside of the KE Bushman’s Winery and Celebration Center, located at 1565 Farm-to- Market 2493 in Bullard, Saturday, July 18, for the second annual Smith County AGT Scholarship Gala fundraiser More...

Sports

Dog days lead to start for Ladycats

Volleyball practice to begin Monday, Aug. 3

The dog days of summer mark more than an abundance of sun and heat. For thousands of Texas athletes it marks the final days of the summer break. Volleyball two-a-days starts in 10 days, or Monday, Aug. 3. More...

Final TYA registration slated for Saturday July, 25

Registration for TYA football and cheer will continue through July. Registration for football will be for 5-6 year old players in flag football, and fort 7-12 year old players for tackle football. Players must not be 13 before Dec. 1. More...

Troup Diamond Divas —

The 6-Under Troup Diamond Divas had a amazing season which landed them First Place in district and took them to state. They ended their season placing 11th in the state. More...