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The Whitehouse city council held budget workshops for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to wrangle with a nearly $9 million budget. Two such workshops took place in the same week, Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 2. more
A Flint man learned the consequences of texting while driving last week when his vehicle left the roadway and ended up in Lake Palestine. more
It is that time of year when East Texans are still experiencing summer weather, but local school districts are beginning fall semesters. As a result of voter approval of a nearly $95 million bond in November 2016, Whitehouse ISD now boasts two new school campuses, Brown Elementary at 14600 CR 2191 or Oscar Burkett Road, and Whitehouse Junior High at 101 Bain Place. more
Although the greater Tyler area received rain last week, burn ban orders still remain in effect for both Cherokee and Smith counties. During an emergency meeting of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court held Tuesday, Aug. 7, officials declared a burn ban to be in effect for the next 90 days, according to Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis. more
The Troup ISD Board of Trustees, following the executive session Monday, Aug. 13, approved the hiring of Lisa Doster as agriculture teacher, Christian Harley as eighth-grade US history teacher and Shellie McAllister as seventh-grade English language arts and reading instructor. more
On Thursday, Aug. 9, Troup ISD Superintendent Tammy Jones hosted a back to school pep rally for teachers and staff with the aid of the band as well as varsity, junior varsity and middle school cheerleaders. Jones’ intention was to get everyone into the school spirit. The principals introduced their staff, members of each campus performed a cheer and recognitions were made. Individuals even competed in minute-to-win-it competitions. Jones encouraged all who were present to remember why they chose the field of education and to keep that as their focus throughout the year. more
Kilgore College held its summer graduation ceremony in Dodson Auditorium Thursday, Aug. 9, awarding 278 degrees and certificates. David Hammons and Travon Williams, two students from Troup, were among the 268 graduates. more
The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (SWGSB-SMU) held its 2018 Commencement ceremony on Friday, June 8 for Class 59, the 59th class to fulfill the requirements of this graduate program renowned for its dynamic faculty, challenging curriculum, and exceptional student body from throughout the world. more
Josh Maple, a Class of 2013 graduate of Bullard High School, recently graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a dual degree. Maple was granted his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business with an emphasis in Recording and also a Master’s degree in Business Administration. more
Adrianna Schell, a University of Dallas student from Troup, completed the spring 2018 semester studying abroad on the university’s 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy. Since 1970, University of Dallas students have been given the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying in Rome, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization. more
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