A New Generations van transporting students from Whitehouse on Friday, Oct. 13, was involved in a collision with a Honda sedan on State Highway 110 in front of New Generations center. Though incomplete, Jean Dark of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) stated in a report that the driver of the day care van failed to yield the right of way when turning left into the daycare center and was struck by the passenger car traveling south. None of the van occupants, including the driver and nine children, were seemingly injured.
Whitehouse city council Place 1, 3 and 5 will be voted on in November. Place 3 and Place 5 are uncontested seats. Though not named on the ballot, two men have registered as write-in candidates for Place 1. The council is comprised of five council members and the mayor. Council members are elected at large, meaning each one represents all Whitehouse citizens. Each of these positions is voluntary and without pay.
“The state recognizes this month [October] as principals month,” said Troup Independent School District (TISD) Superintendent Stuart Bird after the opening of the Oct. 10 TISD board meeting. “It’s a really important job,” said Bird, “these guys are on the firing line every day.” “They are responsible for the academic success of the school, the moral of the campus, the discipline, taking care of our children and in many, many, many ways it’s an all encompassing job,” he elaborated.
Jake Baronowski and Alex Richards, tennis pros from Tyler Athletic and Swim, recently spent a day playing tennis with students at Holloway. They are donating a week of Thanksgiving tennis camp to one Holloway student, a value of $165. Any student interested in attending the camp will have a chance to win by submitting an essay to coach Holly Drain. The essay needs to tell why the student would like to attend camp.