July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County offering warrant amnesty

On Aug. 1, Smith County will roll out a two-week warrant amnesty campaign, followed by a major warrant round up. The Smith County Collections Department, Justice Courts, Sheriff’s and Constable’s Of fices are combining efforts Aug. More...

Special Sections

Community

Living Out Loud

Christmas on the shelves already

“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...

Bob Bowman’s East Texas

Texas’ Lone Stars

A reader from Gladewater called a few weeks back with an interesting question: “How many towns named Lone Star are located in Texas?” At my last count, there were 10, and six of them are in East Texas. More...

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Gaming arena sets grand opening More...

Sports

Summer Reading Program wraps up with awards event

The Troup Municipal Librar y’s Summer Reading Program completed with an awards program on Saturday, July 24. First, second and third place winners were announced in various age groups, with about 50 people attending the ceremony. More...

Troup Rotary sponsoring golf tourney

The Troup Rotar y is sponsoring a golf tournament at Hilltop Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 21. The tourney tees off at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Cost is $25 per player with a maximum of five members per team. More...

WHS grad wins major league debut

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Tomlin’s major league debut was a major success. More...

Social

WHS Class of 2000 plans October reunion

Graduates of Whitehouse High School from the Class of 2000 are set to gather the weekend of Oct. 22-23 to celebrate their 10-year reunion. More...

ET Genealogy group hosting workshops

In August, beginning genealogists can get a few pointers from experienced researchers with a series of workshops sponsored by the East Texas Genealogical Society (ETGS) and the Tyler Public Library. More...

PETS OF THE WEEK

Be a responsible pet owner –spay or neuter your pets.

Missie is a 2 year old spayed female short haired grey tabby cat. She is litter box trained, is declawed on her front paws and has a short tail like a Manx cat. Missie is friendly and very playful and loves to play with other cats. More...

Council reviews first budget draft

City manager approval tabled; members discuss on-street parking ordinance

Whitehouse City Council members were presented with the first proposed budget package for the 2010-11 year at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting and were pleased overall. More...

Clean-up effort ends Saturday

The Smith County Wide Clean-Up continues through July 31. The County Clean-up event is an opportunity for residents of Smith County to bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill for free. More...

Segment 5 of Loop 49 under way

Loop 49 continues to take shape as it approaches State Highway 110 from the west. More...

Hackett’s lifetime includes memorable events

Born in 1920, Leon Hackett has seen a lifetime of change. Many of those days were in and around the Troup/Arp area. Most have been changes for the better. More...

News

Whitehouse Police Beat

During the period from Sunday, July 18 to Saturday, July 24, the Whitehouse Police Department responded to 113 calls and made five arrests. More...

Constable’s office lists local warrants

The Smith County Constable’s Office, Pct. 3, is trying to locate the following individuals. If you have any information, call Capt. Donn Rust at 903-842-2664. All information will be confidential. More...

School News

UT Tyler reports President’s HR

The University of Texas at Tyler has named 282 students to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2010 spring semester, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. More...

Diabetes ed classes start Aug. 3

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you can find reliable and up-to-date information about the chronic disease and its treatment at the upcoming Empower Diabetes class at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. More...

Troup ISD calendar includes student, teacher orientations

A bevy of activities are on the Troup ISD calendar of events, all leading to the start of school on Aug. 23. First up is a football parent meeting set for 6:30 p.m. tonight, July 29, at Troup High School auditorium. More...

Obituaries

Edna Mae Rushing

Graveside services for Edna Mae Rushing, 89, of Whitehouse were held July 13, 2010 at Whitehouse Cemetery with the Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Mrs. More...

Keith Cohagen

Services for Keith Cohagen, 59, of Troup were held July 18 at the Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Troup, with Pastor David Goodwin officiating. More...

Church News

Henry’s Chapel sets dedication

With all of the siding in place and grand new front porch welcoming members and guests alike, Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church is set to celebrate with a dedication service on Saturday, July 31. The service will begin at 2 p.m. More...