March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Whitehouse First Ladies ranked internationally

The First Ladies finished out their competition season with the American Dance/Drill Team National contest held at UNT, March 20-21. They were awarded several officer and team awards. More...

Special Sections

Community

Azalea Belles prepare to greet visitors

The Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the 2015 Azalea Belles have been chosen. More...

WHS twirling, dance competition scheduled for Saturday, March 28

The Whitehouse High School majorettes are hosting a twirling and dance competition on Saturday, March 28 at WHS. Teams and solo performers are signed up by the dozens for a great day of talent competition. More...

Meals on Wheels Weekly Menu

March 26- April 2

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

Letters to the Editor

Pickin’ up cans

My name is James M. Norman Jr., I am a life long resident of Smith County Texas. I attended Whitehouse High School, graduated, (not with honors mind you), but graduated none the less, in 1978. More...

Sports

Mekalip leads team —

The Troup girls golf team competed at the Peach Tree Golf Course in Bullard Monday March 16. Lauren Mekalip, a junior, paced the team after carding a 90 on the 18-hole course. More...

Lady Tigers off to good district start

An eight-run second inning decided the outcome of the district game with Arp last week. The Lady Tigers stormed to a 12-2 victory over their Highway 135 rivals to improve to 3-0 in District 18-3A and 11-6 for the season. Troup 12, Arp 2 More...

Wildcats embarrass Lions in loop opener

BY DON TREUL Sports Whitehouse shutout John Tyler to open District 16-5A competition last week. The Wildcats later fell to Lufkin to move to 1-1 in the loop standings. More...

March for Meals: A step in the direction

Well over 1,000 homebound people in Smith County are served by dedicated and committed volunteers through the Meals on Wheels ministry each week. More...

Fifth Sunday singing, benefit set for March 29

The Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church Choir, directed by Don Gray, will perform a special Easter program entitled “Crimson Love” at 6 p.m. on March 29. More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Gigi Delk: The blonde blur

You want to talk about movers and shakers, Gigi Delk of Whitehouse has to be in the top five of that list. What is she moving and shaking? She is moving people forward and shaking up the world of higher education with every breath she draws. More...

News

Run 4 the Son 5K set for Saturday, April 4

Lace up the tennies and sign-up for the Run 4 the Son 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 4 starting at the Whitehouse Fire Station. This day of fun is making a run to fill the shelves at the Whitehouse Food Pantry. More...

April 15 deadline for filing for proper tax renditions

Michael Barnett, Chief Appraiser, Smith County Appraisal District, reminds business owners that property renditions must be filed with the appraisal district no later than April 15, 2015. By written request, the deadline may be extended to May 15. More...

Smith County clean up set to start March 30

The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up will be held March 30 through May 2. More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

“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

Confessions of a book addict

I’ve mentioned before how I love to read. I am always buying a new book off Amazon or in used bookstores. The back left hand corner of the Goodwill store is my kryptonite. That’s where the books are displayed. More...

The Idle American

Pull up a chair

Ask any chiropractor, masseur or masseuse, and answers will be similar. Most Americans are tense, on the wrong side of the frazzle equation. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Jam session and sing along More...

Obituaries

Clara Lee Rose

Funeral services for Clara Lee Rose, 87, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Whitehouse Cemetery. More...

Thelma Pettigrew Tennyson

Memorial services for Thelma Pettigrew Tennyson of Whitehouse are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at Whitehouse Church of God in Christ, 18118 County Road 2194, Whitehouse, Texas 75791. More...

Richard Eric Acker

Funeral services for Richard Eric Acker, 49, of Troup were held Saturday, March 21 at The Gospel Barn of Troup with Reverend Steven Oakes officiating. Burial was in the Pinecrest Cemetery, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. More...