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Trustees set search criteria for new supt.

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The Troup Independent School District Board of Trustees spent most of their Tuesday, Jan. 9, meeting discussing two of the agenda topics, the posting of the superintendent position and the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas [FIRST] report. Before attending to the discussion items on the agenda, the trustees were recognized for their service to the district. Each was presented with a Troup Tiger hoodie and a goody bag from Sweet Gourmet.

The search is on for the best chocolate dish

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A competition will soon be held that is definitely for chocolate lovers. The 13th annual Best Chocolate Dessert in East Texas contest, sponsored by Smith County Extension Education Association and the City of Tyler Glass Recreation Center, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27. There is a $2 entry fee for every dessert entered into the contest, but there is no limit on the number of entries by a single person. Judging is based on appearance, originality and, of course, taste, according to Penny Hunter, former chairman of the county extension clubs.

Whitehouse ISD Wildcat Events

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• Friday, Jan. 19: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., TJC dual credit registration, counseling office; 5 p.m., Ladycat/Wildcat JV basketball, auxiliary gym/arena; 5:30/7 p.m., JV/Varsity Wildcat soccer vs. Texas High, Wildcat Stadium; 6 p.m. Varsity Ladycat Soccer at All Saints Episcopal; 6:00/7:30 p.m., Ladycat/Wildcat Varsity basketball vs. Corsicana, WHS Arena; 7 p.m., 40th Anniversary of the 1978 Men’s Basketball State Championship Arena Dedication as the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena

Alignments to be set Feb. 1; UIL releases guidelines

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The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the 2018-2020 reclassification and realignment. The 2018-20 alignments will be released Thursday, Feb. 1, for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.

Troup to continue Mayor Bill Lacy’s legacy

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Mayor Bill Lacy of Troup passed away before his vision could be fulfilled.  Under his leadership, hundreds of people who live, work and play in the Troup area voiced their “concerns and solutions” in meetings and surveys.  Kathy Dowdy Holdway, President of A Circle of Ten, Inc. is proud to announce that efforts to increase local opportunities are continuing with youth, housing, literacy and business opportunities at the top of the list of priorities.