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The annual Whitehouse Christmas parade marched through town on a warm, sunny Saturday, Dec. 2. The 45 minute exhibition of cars, floats and marchers took place in front of a crowd that came prepared to watch the event. People brought blankets, chairs and food, choosing a spot early from which to view the parade themed “Rockin’ Christmas.” more
Whitehouse held its second public hearing on proposed annexation and zoning Tuesday, Nov. 28. Many local residents who would be affected by the annexation attended the hearing. Most of those present chose to speak to the council and voiced a variety of concerns regarding the proposed annexation. “I really do appreciate all of you coming out,” stated David Roquemore as he opened the public hearing. “It’s great to have input.” more
Boy Scout Troop 319 served as color guard and led the Arp parade Monday night, Dec. 4. Spectators had gathered early to find the perfect spot to view the parade. Ashley Hembree acted as master of ceremonies for the parade and played Christmas music for those gathering prior to the event. more
Whitehouse Food Pantry will be giving filled Christmas stockings to clients’ children in our community who are in need of some extra Christmas joy for ages 2-12. These children receive very little and we are asking our community to please help us in bringing smiles and happy hearts to these children in need. We are needing donations of candy canes, Swiss Miss packets, Hot Wheels, girl’s hair clips and bows, play dough, crayons and coloring books, socks, knit gloves and caps, apples and oranges, colored and designed pencils, stickers, etc. Please help us in this project as we try to fulfill our mission of meeting the needs of those children who are our top priority. more
December holiday events are in full swing but there is still much to see and do. • Troup has announced its 2017 Christmas parade will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Serving as grand marshal is Connie Switzer who will lead the parade from the intersection of Carolina and Duval Street down Duval until it turns right onto Front Street. Following the parade, Santa will be found at the Cameron – J. Jarvis Library parking lot where candy and prizes will be given out. More information can be found at www.trouptexas.org. more
A monthly Hot Rod Day is hosted at Shields Mountain BBQ, located at 1010 Highway 110 North, and December’s show was held Saturday, Dec. 2. Classic vehicle owners, some of whom are members of the Copperhead Row car club, get together to show off their cars and trucks and “talk shop.” more
New Creation, a ministry led by Greg and Lisa Fleck, held its annual Christmas Elegance dinner for the ladies of Bethel House. The candlelight dinner was hosted at Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Troup Friday, Dec. 1, and included decorated tables, Christmas music, a testimony, a guest speaker and fellowship among the ladies. more
Newly elected Place 1 council member James Wansley was sworn in along with returning council members Paul Hickey, Place 3, and Dick Jackson, Place 5, Thursday, Nov. 16, by city secretary Susan Hargis. Nick Moss, outgoing representative for Place 1 on the council, was recognized for his service. A climate controlled truck to be used for animal control had been donated to Whitehouse by John Soules Sr. and was accepted by the council. more
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