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The fifth annual gala of the Smith County Area Go Texan is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at the Harvey Hall Center, 2000 West Front Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is the major fund-raising event of the organization. This year’s gala will feature both silent and live auctions as well as live music from the Frank Ray Band and an opportunity to hit the dance floor, all while helping finance scholarships for local students. The meal for the event is being catered by 1836 Texas Kitchen. more
The First Ladies Officers traveled to Rockwall this past week to attend the American Dance and Drill Team Officer Camp. They were among over 30 different schools that were represented. Throughout the three day camp, the officers attended leadership sessions, learned new choreography, and performed their home routine, camp dance, and a creative choreography piece.  The officers worked hard to set goals for the upcoming school year as well as pushed themselves to become stronger dancers. more
Various colleges have named students to their President’s and Dean’s lists for spring 2018. In each instance, in order to qualify for the Principal’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average and take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit. Morgan Andie McCoy, of Whitehouse, was among 234 students honored for academic success at Howard Payne University and was named to the President’s list. more
Baylor University, the oldest continuously operating university in Texas, conferred degrees on a record number of nearly 3,000 graduates during three spring commencement exercises May 11-12 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Samantha Paige DuVall, of Whitehouse, was among the graduates and received Bachelor of Science in Education, Health Science Studies, graduating magna cum laude. more
The newest member to the Troup Independent School District Board of Trustees was introduced Monday, June 11, at the board meeting. Superintendent Tammy Jones formally introduced Joe Morris and welcomed him to the board. Students in the first- and second-grades involved in the reading acceleration program had the opportunity to display their improved skills as they read to TISD trustees. more
Whitehouse High School has a new principal though he is a familiar face to many within the district. Josh Garred has 18 years experience in education, 12 of those in administration, the last four of which were spent as principal of Whitehouse Junior High School. more
The Whitehouse Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the selection of William Ripley as principal of Whitehouse Junior High School and Laurie Blain as Cain Elementary principal during the meeting Monday, June 11. more
LeTourneau University held Spring 2018 commencement services recently for over 400 graduates who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Graduates included Robin Everett, of Arp, who earned a Master of Arts in Psychology. more
All A honor roll First - Levi Chambers, Addison Corbell, Blake Corbett, Calley Coskey, Kari Cover, Dakota Davenport, Ashlynn Dowdle, Logan Jakubik Ayleigh Johnston, Bristol Kelly, Anberlyn Law Kasyn McGee, Makenzi Molnari, Michael Morris, Jade Rentz, Andres Rodriguez, Arislady Rojas, Wyatt Ross, Jordyn Simmons, Saydee Sluder, Joseph Taulli, Taygen Thompson, Livvy Turner, Alyssa Wagner, Amelia Wharton, Maryn Wright, Presley Wright, Evan Zeagler more
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