September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bugg gets the caboose

The Troup City Council pushed forward the approval of the city’s new budget. The approval meeting date is set for Tuesday, Sept. 23. More...

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Community

HEROnation Day Toy Drive kicks off in Troup, Whitehouse

Whitehouse firefighters and Troup PD are taking part in the HEROnation Day Toy Drive. Heroes, like our police officers and firefighters, are known for their willingness to help others and they are stepping up to help again. More...

Clean up and help out: at TASCA fund-raiser

Have you been meaning to clean out that storage building and get rid of some of that old furniture? TASCA is here to help. More...

Meals on Wheels Weekly Menu

Sept. 18-25

Please call the day before if you are going to eat the next day. Bobbie & Acker HanksSenior Center118 Railroad Ave.Whitehouse, Texas903-839-6958 Troup MunicipalLibrary102 S. GeorgiaTroup, Texas903-842-3101 More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

If the walls could talk

“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

I won’t forget

Last week, we all paused our busy lives to focus on the immense tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. I was stunned by just how deeply I am still moved by it. More...

The Idle American

It all started with strings

Books could be written about lives radically changed by introduction to strings. Before duct tape, string had endless uses, ranging from Yo- Yos to string cheese. More...

Sports

Wildcats’ fight yields 1,051 total yards

Whitehouse and Sulphur Springs ran up and down the field like two NASCAR racers on the gridiron last week. Fortunately for Whitehouse, Sulphur Springs faltered like a car that ran out of gas at the end of a long race. More...

Ladycats fall to Spring Hill in marathon match

Whitehouse played Spring Hill in a marathon match last week and the Ladycats fell in five games, 16-25, 22- 25, 25-22, 25-22, 12-15. More...

8-3A starts district play Sept. 26

With the exception of New Diana, the District 8-3A teams completed the nondistrict schedule last week. New Diana elected to have an open date last week and will finish the pre-district slate at Garrison Friday, Sept. 19. More...

Social

Local Church Directory

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Church of the Assemblies of God 9107 Paluxy, Tyler 903-561-2086 First Assembly of God Whitehouse 502 HWY 110 S903-839-2356 More...

Troup Chamber Cash and Coffee slated for Sept. 25

The Troup Chamber of Commerce will host a Cash and Coffee Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Troup High School. The community is invited to attend. More...

Whitehouse Chamber readies for high rollers at banquet

The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce announces that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Whitehouse Chamber Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7 at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Lauren Reeder: Strike up the band

On a stage in Louisville, Kentucky, Troup’s Lauren Reeder will tune up her trumpet and make music with 80-someodd people she has never seen before. She has been chosen to be a member of the National FFA Band. More...

News

Site to be banquet, event center

Owners of the new Exxon convenience store and Fazoli’s at the corner of Bascom Road and F.M. 346 in Whitehouse have a new building under construction. Sami Muhammad said the new structure will fill the need for a banquet and event hall. More...

Smith County TEEA —

Members of the Smith County Texas Extension Education Association recently attended the 2014 TEEA State Conference. This was the 87th year for the conference. More...

Constable seeks three residents

The Smith County Precinct 3 Constable’s office is currently trying to locate the following individuals. If anyone has any information, call 903-590- 4729 and ask for Cindy Carnes or Katrina Kam. All information will be kept confidential. More...

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Obituaries

James E. Cheatham

Funeral services for James E. Cheatham, 81 of Troup were held Monday, Sept. 15 at Cottle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Smith officiating. Burial was in the Whitehouse Cemetery, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. More...

Betty Jo Swindle

A service of celebration of the life of Betty Jo Reynolds Swindle was conducted Sept. 11, 2014 at the Woodland United Methodist Church in Woodland by Rev. Jerry Irwin at 2:30 p.m. Interment services followed at Woodland Cemetery. More...