August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

No turning back now

New traffic signs went up on F.M. 346, in front of and east of Whitehouse High School. They are “no U-turn” signs. The goal is to make the morning school traffic safer in that area. More...

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Community

Lone Star Tractor show set

The Lone Star Antique Tractor and Engine Association will host their fall show on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6 in Whitehouse at the Chip McClain Place, FM 346 East (three miles east of Hwy. 110). More...

Car show scheduled for Aug. 28

TheWhitehouseChamber of Commerce, RG Car Shows and Jimbo’s Texas present the monthly car show for your enjoyment on Thursday, Aug. 28, 5-8 p.m. at Jimbo’s Texas Restaurant on Hwy. 110 North in Whitehouse. More...

Literacy program offered at Troup library

Gateway to American Opportunities, regional literacy initiative of A Circle of Ten, Inc. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Clothes Closet open The Clothes Closet at the Church of Christ, 412 W. Duval in Troup, is open the first Tuesday of the month for those in need of clothing for their family. Doors are open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. More...

Sports

2014 MEET THE TIGERS — TROUP

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Wildcats to open 2014 gridiron season

Whitehouse used a strong showing in the summer 7-on-7 Tournament and performed better in the final scrimmage to prepare for the start of the 2014 football season Friday, Aug. 29. More...

Tigers at Rusk to start new campaign

Ready or not, the Troup Tigers will start the 2014 football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Rusk. More...

Church News

Local Church Directory

Assembly of GodCornerstone Church ofthe Assemblies of God9107 Paluxy, Tyler903-561-2086First Assemblyof God Whitehouse502 HWY 110 S903-839-2356 More...

Whitehouse election:

Jeter pulls name from council hat

Mike Jeter has pulled his name from the running for Whitehouse City Council Place 2. This is the second, last minute change of heart after the close of the filing deadline for the Nov. 4 election. More...

Ice, ice baby (the challenge)

It was a great day for a cold shower and that’s what hundreds gave themselves on Sunday in Whitehouse. It was David’s Day II and the community was out in force. More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Refuge church: A new church - big heart, big vision

The Rev. More...

News

Early deadline scheduled for holiday

The office of the Tri County Leader will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, due to the Labor Day holiday. The deadline for news as well as advertising will be noon on Friday, Aug. 29. More...

ETGS to host seminar Sept. 12-13

The East Texas Genealogical Society will hold their annual seminar Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Assembly of God Church, 5309 Rhones Quarter Road in Tyler. Friday’s session is set for 7-9 p.m. More...

Saturday recycling to end Oct. 1

As of Oct. 1 the Recycle Center in Whitehouse will no longer be open on Saturdays for recycling. Those wishing to recycle will still be able to bring the accepted items on Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

Ayyyyyy!

“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

Ice bucket challenges

I crawled into bed a few minutes ago, knowing full well my alarm with sound in about six hours. As I lay there reading my People magazine, it struck me that I had not typed up my article for this column yet. More...

The Idle American

Salt back in season?

Among my mental gaps are some ludicrous misunderstandings about salt. Generally, I’ve been “buffaloed” about its origin, as well as the subtlety of Morton Salt’s 100-year-old ad. Still, I’ve “soldiered on.” More...

Obituaries

Melinda Lewis

A memorial for Melinda Lewis, age 64, of Jacksonville, was held Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Dr. Darin Wood and Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Private graveside services were held. More...

Evelyn Dodd Gunn

Evelyn Dodd Gunn entered into the presence of her heavenly Father on Aug. 21, 2014. A celebration of Evelyn’s life was held Saturday, Aug. 23 in the chapel of Cottle Funeral Home in Troup with the Rev. Clint Covington officiating. More...

Elijah Adam Benson

Elijah Adam Benson, age 17, of Burnet passed away on Aug. 19, 2014. He was born on Aug. 18, 1997, in Clear Lake City. Elijah was a senior at Burnet High School. He was a member of the Bulldog band and varsity BETC (Theater Company). More...