Last week the Texas Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 2 with a 9-5 vote which sent the bill to the floor of the Senate for deliberation.
The new sidewalks, ramps and steps on the north side of Duval in downtown Troup should be complete this week. Business entrances should be returning to normal and show off a fresh look continuing look better every day. To add to the restoration project the Troup Community Development Corporation voted to approve an expenditure of up to $48,500 to fund decorative street lighting along the new sidewalks. Troup City Manager Gene Cottle advised the group that now was the time to make the change and take the opportunity for the city own the lighting rather than the power company. If the lights and poles are installed by Oncor, the city has no say in how they are used.
Always looking for a way to make sure the shelves at Philadelphia Blessing (Whitehouse Food Pantry) never come up short, the Whitehouse community is coming together for an eggcellent race to the finish line.
Tuesday, March 21, was a special day for nine Whitehouse High School athletes. Baseball players, a volleyball player, one football player and an athletic trainer all signed letters of intent to attend and participate in athletic competition at the collegiate level.