October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Whitehouse council approves city curfew

The Whitehouse City Council approved three ordinances at Monday's meeting, including an underage curfew. Members voted unanimously to approve the ordinance which offers restrictions for those under 17 years of age. More...

Chamber dinner nears

Tickets are on sale for the Whitehouse Chamber Awards Dinner at the chamber office at the Tri County Leader. Excitement is growing as plans are progressing, said chamber director Sandra Knackstedt. More...

DuPree named interim supt.

Following the second of two executive sessions in Monday night's special Whitehouse ISD board of trustees meeting, Daniel DuPree was approved as the interim superintendent. More...

Special Sections

Community

Council OKs sale of canine officer

In addition to the ordinances approved in Monday's lengthy session, the Whitehouse City Council also took action on several other agenda items including the sale of the police department's canine officer to his former partner. More...

Youngblood, Lepold exchange vows in Austin

Meredith Youngblood and Eric Lepold exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 11, 2008 in the Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church of Austin. Kyle McDaniel officiated the double-ring ceremony. More...

Local recording artist signs with Austin management group

Shelly Wilson, Christian recording artist from Troup, is releasing her second album, "Under the Shadow of your Wings," and has signed with the Austinbased artist management company Sherr y's Soulful Sound FX. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Outdoor warning system test The City of Whitehouse test the outdoor warning siren system the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. Should there be inclement weather the testing will be postponed to the following month. More...

Obituaries

Brenda Gail Coon

Memorial services for Brenda Coon of Alpharetta, Ga, formerly of Whitehouse, will be Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Whitehouse with Bro. Benny Portwood officiating. More...

Thomas Christopher O'Leary

Services for Thomas Christopher "Chris" O'Leary, 20, of Whitehouse were held Oct. 29 at Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel in Tyler. Chris died Oct. 26, 2008 at ETMC from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. More...

Jerry Dewayne Wood

MABANK - Services for Jerry Dewayne Wood, 57, of Mabank were held Oct. 24 at Cooper Funeral Home chapel, Athens, with David Grissom officiating. Burial with militar y honors was in Fincastle Cemetery near Poynor. Mr. Wood died Oct. More...

Tyler police seek driver involved in fatal crash

Tyler police are seeking the woman involved in a fatal crash over the weekend. Angela K. More...

Early voting continues

Early voting continues through Oct. 31 for national and local elections. The last opportunity for early voting runs through Oct. 31 with hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Photo

Photo/Suzanne Loudamy The brisk weather and seasonal decorations, such as these outside of Troup City Hall, herald the arrival of fall. Along with the decorations comes many fall fests. See page 4A for a listing of local event. More...

Troup applies for Homeland Security grant

During discussion and reports given at Tuesday night's Troup City Council meeting, City Administrator Russ Obar announced that he and Utilities Director Jon Hall as well as Mayor John Whitsell had just completed the necessary paperwork to apply fo More...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Oscar Denis brings his band lifestyle to Troup ISD

Oscar Denis came to Troup this summer and brought his band lifestyle with him. If you're a "band nerd" you know what that is. More...

School News

Lots of things happening at THS

Troup High School has gotten off to a great start this year. The first nine week grading period has gone by very quickly. More...

WHS students earn AP Scholar awards

Nineteen students from Whitehouse High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams in the spring of 2008. More...

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK

Students of the week at Whitehouse High School are seniors Blake Anglin and Meredith Smith. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers celebrate senior night with win over district's #2 team

With the district rankings already decided, the Lady Tigers were playing for pride Tuesday as they defeated the second-place Frankston Maidens. More...

Whitehouse earns perfect district mark

The Ladycats completed their run through District 14-4A Tuesday, adding a perfect 10-0 record to their list of accomplishments. The home win over Jacksonville (25-8, 25-14, 25-6) sets the stage for an expected Whitehouse vs. More...

Attaway makes verbal commitment

Brady Attaway has given his verbal commitment to play football for Stephen F. Austin State University. The Lumberjacks run the same offense as the Wildcats, so the senior quarterback should feel right at home. More...