August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TISD board wraps up summer, plans ahead

Troup ISD Board wraps up summer, plans for new school year At the Troup ISD Board meeting on Tuesday recognition was given to Troup’s FFA Chapter’s Silver Rating and Golden Horizon Award. More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Jeff Fields McCormack: Author and all around good guy

Next week starts a new chapter in the life of Jeff Mc- Cormack of Troup. He starts high school and he continues his signings. Signings? Yes. McCormack is now a published author. More...

Special Sections

Community

American Heritage Girls troop growing

Whitehouse families have discovered a new program for their daughters called American Heritage Girls (AHG). More...

Calling Dr. Cowan —

Cameron Cowan is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, and is engaged to Lisa Jane Matsell of Houston. More...

WHS Class of 1984 reunion scheduled

Seems like just yesterday they walked across the stage, but the Whitehouse High School class of 1984 will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation with a class reunion on Sept. 26-27. More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

Class of 2027

“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

It’s back to school time

A couple weeks ago, I made a trip to Whitehouse High School during evening band practice to help my fearless Tri County Leader editor take pictures of the band kids. More...

The Idle American

15 seconds of what?

What with “back-to-school” bedlam now at full bore, some of us smile at the growing “gettingready” game plans. More...

Sports

Tigers, Wildcats preparing for 2014 season

The grueling two-adays practices and scrimmages are just about complete for Troup and Whitehouse. Both scrimmage for the final time this week, and the 2014 regular season will start Friday, Aug. 29. More...

Season football tickets available

While they last Whitehouse High School football season tickets will be on sale in the Athletic Office. The packet contains tickets to five home games. The cost of season tickets is $30. More...

Lady Tigers win Gary Tournament

The Lady Tigers started off the 2014 season in a valley but quickly climbed to the top of the hill. Troup fell to New Diana and Whitehouse in a season-opening dual match, but the Lady Tigers rebounded to win the Gary Tournament last week. 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...

Breaking News - 5:05 PM

Jeter pulls out of Whitehouse race

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...

Whitehouse election:

Changes faces and places

At the close of the filing time on Monday, the City of Whitehouse had two candidates for mayor. Charles Parker and Christian Reagan had filed for the position. More...

Budget balancing continues

City Manager Kevin Huckabee said it was a real challenge to stay within the current tax rate but with each department willing to give and take, the budget will balance and no one goes away empty handed. More...

News

Troup UMC to celebrate anniversary

The congregation of Troup’s First United Methodist Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their church building on Sunday, Sept. 7. Coffee and fellowship is set for 9:45-10:45 a.m. More...

Exhibit set at museum

Since the Tyler Museum of Art opened its doors in 1971, Texas art has been a critical component in its exhibition programming. As a direct result, the TMA has played a vital role in the contemporary Texas art scene over the past four decades. More...

New Chamber member —

Welcome to the newest member of the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce - Big Dog Custom Carts of East Texas. Located at 204 Highway 110 S in Whitehouse, they specialize in customizing golf carts. More...

School News

WISD new teachers —

The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce hosted a back to school breakfast for new teachers in Whitehouse ISD. More...

Meet the teacher nights set for WISD

The elementary campuses in Whitehouse ISD will hold their Meet the Teacher events on Thursday, Aug. 21. Times will vary from campus to campus. Cain Elementary Pre- K – 2nd grade will meet 5:30-6:15 p.m. Third-fifth grades come 6:30-7:15 p.m. More...

Troup teachers dance into new school year —

The first day of new teacher/aide orientation began with a scavenger hunt around town and on the campuses. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Jam session and sing along More...

Obituaries

Theo Webb Bomar

Funeral services for Theo Webb Bomar, 89, of Troup were held Sunday, Aug. 17 at Cottle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Henry’s Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Benny Portwood officiating, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. More...

Frankie Cornelison Colvin

Funeral services for Frankie Cornelison Colvin, of Troup was held Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the Cottle Funeral Home Chapel with Roy Cooper officiating. Burial was in the Mixon Cemetery, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. Mrs. More...

Stephen Slider

Funeral services for Stephen Slider, 55, of Mixon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. Jason Driskell officiating. Interment will be at Mixon Cemetery near Jacksonville. Mr. More...