June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Friends and Neighbors

Nikki Simmons: Set to bring sunshine to growing fields at WISD

A new face on the Whitehouse ISD administration hill will be familiar to many already. The new Communications and PR Specialist for WISD is Nikki Simmons. More...

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News

Lazy days of summer set in at Troup, Whitehouse libraries

Activities scheduled from June 23-30

The heat is rising but it’s cool inside the libraries in Troup and Whitehouse. While the kids take part in summer fun and the summer reading program, the adults can look for a good book to relax with. More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

Ill-named illness

“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! More...

Life Narrated

Glasses

As a little girl, I remember several attempts at breaking an arm or leg. I thought having a cast would be really cool. I’d seen friends come to school with a cast and they were practically celebrities for a while. More...

The Idle American

A tip-off to truckers

Somewhere between pig Latin and social media’s abbreviations substituted for words- -perhaps a quarter-century ago--American drivers communicated on CB (citizens’ band) radios. More...

Bulletin

Bulletin Board

Community Activities Jam session and sing along Jam session and sing along runs from 1:30-4 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Acoustic instruments only. Music includes Country, Bluegrass and Gospel. More...

Obituaries

Marion Violet Laffoon

Funeral services for Marion Violet Laffoon, 74, of Chandler, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Cottle Funeral Home Chapel. Reverends Tommy Derrick and Rick Gray will be officiating the service under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. 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 S 903-839-2356 First Assembly of God Troup 606 E. Bryant •903-842-4566 More...

WISD elects new board president

Whitehouse ISD’s May election saw no contested races for Places 1, 6 and 7. With no balloting there was no change in board members but each of the three individuals in those places still must take their oath of office and sign affidavits. More...

Judge Baker indicted for violating Open Meetings Act

Smith County Judge Joel Baker was booked into the Smith County Jail in Tyler Friday after being charged with a misdemeanor for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act. More...

Early deadlines for newspaper

The Tri County Leader office will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Advertising and story deadlines will be moved to Friday, July 1. More...

Community

Arp Junior High readies for new school year

An $11.6 bond issue approved by the voters of Arp Independent School District has brought about an entirely new junior high facility. Last week, the old one came down. Some cheered and some shed tears of good memories within those walls. More...

Meals on Wheels Weekly Menu

June 23-30

Please call the day before if you are going to eat the next day. More...

Constable seeks three residents for warrants

The Smith County Precinct 3 Constable’s office is currently trying to locate the following individuals. If anyone has any information, call 903-590-4729 and ask for Cindy Carnes or Katrina Kam. All information will be kept confidential. More...

School News

TISD honors employees, Teachers of the Year

The Troup Women’s Civic Organization furnished all of Troup ISD employees a great Sadler’s barbeque luncheon with homemade desserts made by the ladies. More...

TISD celebrates reading program

What is typically the best attended Troup ISD board meeting of the year met all the marks again this year. More...

WISD trustees recognize achievements

During the June 14 Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees meeting, two individuals were congratulated for their achievements. More...

Sports

Whitehouse team wins THSBA State title

The Whitehouse Wildcat fishing team of Will Hughes and Carter Henderson captured first place in the Texas High School Bass Association State tournament at San Miguel Park at Toledo Bend. More...

House is All-District MVP

Mason House was named the Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player for the All-District 16-5A baseball roster. House and the Wildcats advanced to the State tournament before bowing out to the eventual State champion. More...

Stephenson, Medlock named to All-ET area track team

Chance Stephenson of Whitehouse and Brianna Medlock of Arp were named to the 2016 Tyler Morning Telegraph and ETFinalScore.com’s All-East Texas Track and Field team. More...