December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Owens charged with solicitation

Chip Patrick Owens, a 2001 Whitehouse High School graduate, has been charged with Criminal Solicitation in a conspiracy to have his pregnant wife and her alleged lover killed. More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Caring is contagious at Brown Elementary

Ryder Kelly’s Gramps was a map reader for pilots during World War II. Stories that his grandma told him about the missions that Gramps went on turned his young mind to thinking of what he could do for his country. More...

Special Sections

Community

KWB Yard of November —

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful awarded Outstanding Yard for November and December to Gunny and Greta Moore for their beautiful yard at 1911 Waterton Blvd. in Whitehouse. More...

Caddo Mounds Friends meet

The next regular meeting of the Caddo Mounds Friends Association will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Museum, 1649 Highway 21 West, located about six miles west of Alto. More...

Brookshire’s Donation —

Tony Johnson, Whitehouse Brookshire’s Store Director, made a presentation of a $1,000 grant to the WISD Education Foundation during the recent Grand Reopening of the store in Whitehouse. More...

Inside

Living Out Loud

LED is not for me

“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

Elf

Quite a number of years ago, my family and I discovered a jewel of a Christmas movie. It appealed to my (then) younger kids because it was funny. More...

The Idle American

Turkeys in the news

Turkeys, I suppose, are unaware that their “jobs” in life are to gobble down granular foodstuff in a timely manner that will render them prime menu targets for us to gobble down—particularly at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Area Christmas services WH First Assembly of God Christmas candlelight communion service is set for Sunday Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. FBC Troup First Baptist Church of Troup will hold a Children’s Manger Scene at their 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Billie Jo Ballew

Billie Jo Ballew (née Vance) died Dec. 9, 2014 at Twilight Nursing Center in Corsicana. She was 89. Mrs. Ballew was born on Aug. 5, 1925 in Peeltown to her parents, Ed Vance and Marjorie Francis Merritt. She married Robert Edwin Ballew in 1945. 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...

Whitehouse YMCA Stocking Stuffer Raffle tickets on sale

The Whitehouse YMCA Stocking Stuffer Raffle is once again making Christmas shopping easy. With prizes ranging from a king-sized Simmons mattress set to season passes to Splash Kingdom, raffle tickets in their stocking will make anyone smile. More...

Troup cuts off pipe dreams of Lake Columbia

With three city council members voting in favor and one abstaining, the City of Troup agreed to sign a binding understanding with the Angelina and Neches River Authority that puts the City’s interest in the Lake Columbia project on the block fo More...

Leader adjusts holiday schedule

For the next two weeks the Tri County Leader will have early news and advertising deadlines due to the holidays. All news and advertising items will be due on Friday at noon for publication in the following week’s paper. More...

News

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Whitehouse Chamber directors were on hand to award Whitehouse Family Dentistry the December 2014 Business of the Month More...

Foundation surprises WISD teachers with grant awards

The Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation, accompanied by administration members, donors, and student members of the Whitehouse Junior High School cheerleading team and drum line, surprised teachers across the Whitehouse school district to award Founda More...

Celebration —

Mayor Charles Parker welcomed those in attendance at the recent Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting at the Whitehouse Brookshire’s. The store just completed a remodeling phase. More...

Sports

Wildcats declaw Bears, 3-1 in tourney

The Wildcats had to halt a furious Brownsboro rally for a 49-47 victory over the Bears in varsity boys basketball competition last week. More...

Ross drops 31 in loss to Winona

Troup outscored Winona in the final three quarters, but the Wildcats used an 18-5 first quarter run to edged the Lady Tigers 62-58 in varsity girls competition. More...

Ennis, Waskom in state finals

District 16-5A and District 8-3A (Division II) football teams advanced to the State championship games to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this week. More...