March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TISD looks to making more improvements to facilities

Troup agriculture teachers Preston Lindsey and Megan Kay reviewed several projects Troup students have been involved in during last week’s TISD Board of Trustees meeting. More...

Higgins doubles duties at Marshal’s office

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Nathan Higgins is the Animal Control Officer for the city of Whitehouse. His job is usually thankless and sometimes dangerous. More...

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Community

Living Out Loud

Average is OK, right?

“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! More...

Bob Bowman’s East Texas

The biscuit and cornbread whistles

In the 1940s, the daily lives of Dibollians were punctuated by the shrill blasts of a siren affixed to a 100- foot water tower owned by Southern Pine Lumber Company. More...

Life Narrated

Rich in the way it matters

I grew up in a world where practicality trumped everything. Some people might see it as frugal or cheap, but in my parents’ eyes, it just made sense. I don’t recall many meals in restaurants. More...

School News

WHS Class of 1991 plans reunion

Plans are underway and reservations are being taken for the 20 year reunion of the Whitehouse High School 1991 graduating class. The event is set for Saturday, May 5 at Hollytree Country Club. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. More...

Troup outstanding students —

Troup Elementary Students of the Month for Fourth and Fifth Grade are, back row, Bryson Williams, Jyrese Micheaux and Armando Martinez; and front row, Corbin Whitsell, Morgan Colvin and Emily Neel. More...

WHITEHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL

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Obituaries

Carolyn Bain

Services for Carolyn Bain, 65, of Whitehouse were held Saturday, March 24, in the Cottle funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Pinecrest Cemetery, Troup. Carolyn died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in a Tyler hospital. She was born Feb. More...

Rust said he is looking forward to investigation

This article was posted online Thursday, March 22, at the Tri County Leader Web site at www.tricountyleader.com. More...

McFarlin negotiating contract

Whitehouse High School head football coach Randy McFarlin’s contract has not been extended beyond the 2012-2013 school year. McFarlin said he is still in negotiations with WISD for his Athletic Director and Head Coaching job. More...

Funeral home gets new owners

After 35 years of serving the families of East Texas, Gene and Phyllis Cottle are moving on to the next stage of their lives and leaving behind the funeral home business. More...

News

Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce Business Expo slated for April 10

Preparations are underway for the 6th annual Whitehouse Chamber Business Expo, scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event, which will be held at C.L. More...

Whitehouse Police Beat

During the period from Sunday March 18, to Saturday, March 24, the Whitehouse Police Department responded to 87 calls. +++ On Sunday, March 18, officers responded to 14 calls including: ACCIDENT, TOMLIN & 110, two-vehicle accident, with injuries. More...

CHAMBER NOTES

The Reverse Raffle was March 17. There was a raffle for $10,000! There were cruises, nights on the town and trips to Shreveport auctioned. There was food and drink the entire evening. There was dancing after the Raffle. More...

Inside

Many volunteers needed for Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off scheduled for Saturday, April 14

The Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at Whitehouse City Park. This signature event for Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is part of the Great American Cleanup, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. More...

WHS spring plant sale to continue

The horticulture students at Whitehouse High School have been busy in the greenhouse growing and nurturing hundreds of bedding plants that are just about ready for planting in yards and gardens across the area. More...

Bulletin

BULLETIN BOARD

Community Activities Clothes Closet open The Clothes Closet at the Church of Christ, 412 W. Duval in Troup, is open the first Tuesday of the month for those in need of clothing for their family. Doors are open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. More...

Sports

Wildcats participate in Tommy Miller meet

Whitehouse participated in the Tommy Miller Relays in Hallsville Friday, March 23. First place winners included Jasmine Starks, Chaynee Atwood and Troy Hayden in the varsity divisions. More...

Tiger power —

The Lady Tigers powerlifting state qualifiers included DeAndrea Jiles, Kristin Dean, Ariel Hartless, Savannah Martin and Gabby Sewell. More...

Lady Tigers blank Sabine, overwhelm Lady Raiders

The Lady Tigers completed the first round of district play undefeated and are in first place in the team standings after they defeated Sabine 6-0 Friday, March 23. Troup had a bye Tuesday and will be back in action at 6 pm. More...