The Whitehouse City Council held a joint meeting with members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission as well as representatives of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful on Thursday, Jan. 11. The stated purpose of the meeting was “to discuss and make recommendations for vision and direction of the City of Whitehouse.” The current Vision 2020 plan is nearing an end and the Jan. 11 meeting opened initial discussions on the next phase of future city development planning.
Recreation, Education and Community, otherwise known as the REC, is a non-profit formed under the family care ministry of Crossroads Church in Tyler and was chosen by Whitehouse to run the city’s recreation center located at 301 Terry Street. “One of the first things that we will implement is the 24/7 operation hours,” Anthony Johnson had stated, during last summer’s negotiations with the city to operate the center. Johnson serves as executive director of the REC.
“The long hours and enormous responsibilities of school board service often are not visible to those who may not fully understand the challenges facing public education,” said James B. Crow, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in regards to the governor’s proclamation that January was School Board Recognition Month.