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TISD trustees look at tax increase

5 days ago

Taxes. They’re ugly, but necessary. The Troup Independent School Board was forced to focus on a possible tax increase at last week’s trustees meeting Monday, June 12.

Whitley band reunion July 1

5 days ago

After 46 years of itchy uniforms, marching drills, hot summer practices and the thrill of seeing his kids succeed; Denny Whitley has hung up his director’s baton and is ready to enjoy a change in scenery. This calls for a celebration. Friends, family, colleagues, band boosters and of course band alumni from Whitehouse, Clarksville and Timpson are all invited to attend the Whitley Band Reunion set for Saturday, July 1, at Whitehouse High School.

Pleasant Hill, Eagle’s Bluff to host Independence Day celebrations

5 days ago

Independence Day celebrations are planned for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tyler north of Whitehouse, and Eagle’s Bluff Country Club in Bullard. The annual fireworks show at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Hot dogs, water, snow cones and watermelon will be provided free (while supplies last). Food vendors will be available for sales of chicken sandwiches, barbecue, popcorn, soft drinks and more.

House drafted by San Diego

5 days ago

Mason House, who was just named to the Second Team Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State, Class-5A roster, was drafted last week by the San Diego Padres. House, a standout for the Whitehouse Wildcats, was the 78th pick overall and the first pick by the Padres in the third round of the draft. His “slot” value is $732,000.