Dates Set for Citywide Garage Sale and Large Item Drop Off – 2014!

fall housecleaningWe are now heading into the fall season, and with that comes thoughts of fall cleaning……and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is here to help!  With two events, the Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale and the Large Item Drop-Off, we are going to help you to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE!

The Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and just like last year, we hope to have numerous households and organizations holding garage sales. We will be blasting the date through media and the internet and if you are wanting to hold a sale that day, please send an e-mail to with your address and any items of interest you would like advertised. We will add you to the list and start compiling a downloadable map for shoppers to help them navigate through Whitehouse the day of the sale. And keep checking back to this site regularly for updated information!

The Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is scheduled a week later, for Saturday, October 18th from 8:00am until noon.  Residents of Whitehouse wishing to bring their items to the Whitehouse Recycle Center will need to show proof of residency in the City limits with a current City of Whitehouse utility bill.   Items that are not suitable for trash pickup like mattresses, rusty metal furniture and grills, toys, bikes, appliances and more will be accepted.  Please note, construction materials WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Also being accepted will be electronic items.  STS Recycling will have a truck on hand to take items such as computers, printers, VCRs and more. As stated by a representative from STS Electronic Recycling, “We can aid you in recycling out of date, nonworking, or unwanted electronic equipment. THIS RECYCLING SERVICE IS PROVIDED AT NO COST TO YOU. All recyclables processed by STS Electronic Recycling are either reused or physically destroyed and recycled. We assure you that your business or personal information will be destroyed to Department of Defense (DOD) standards and we will provide you with a certificate of destruction if desired. Please visit our website at for more information.”

Computers (towers and laptops) Monitors Printers

Cables, mice, and keyboards Fax machines Telephones and telephone systems

Cell phones Copy machines Scanners Servers Projectors

Digital cameras Flat screen TVs (Please note: we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players Gaming systems Radios and stereos


Outstanding Yard for September 2014

IMGP8068RKWB awarded the Outstanding Yard for September to Barbara and Bob Paul for their beautiful yard at 103 Bluebird Lane in Whitehouse. Bob will quickly let you know that Barbara is the gardener and the many colorful flowerbeds are all her work. The Paul’s received a $25.00 gift card from Senter’s Nursery which sponsors this event for Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.


Outstanding Yard for August 2014

2014-08 WilliamsonKeep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for August 2014 to Sue and Al Williamson for their beautiful yard at 1208 Corey Drive in Whitehouse. Their yard has manicured beds, and beautiful flowers and bushes. The Williamsons received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this event.

KWB Wins Two Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful

14718117955_3e3e058395_kKWB President Beverly Casey and volunteers Dorothy LaFlure and Angela Klein presented two awards given to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful from Keep Texas Beautiful to the Whitehouse City Council on Tuesday, July 22nd. The first was an award for sustained excellence for a 3-year period and the other was a certificate of silver star recognition, based upon the activities and educational programming done in the year 2013. DSC_0690
These awards will be on display at the City headquarters, as a thank you to the City and the community of Whitehouse for their support of our programs and outreach. We are truly blessed to be in such a wonderful community!
As always, our mission is: “We care for others by inspiring individuals to be good stewards of the Whitehouse community.”DSC_0693

Outstanding Yard for July 2014

DSC_0484DSC_0490Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for July 2014 to Joyce and Lou Napolitano for their beautiful yard at 379 Royal Circle in Whitehouse.   Their yard has towering trees, lots of interesting flowerbeds, a productive garden and makes the birds welcome there.  The Napolitanos  received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this event.



Outstanding Yard for May 2014

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for May to Lynda and Wayne Riley for their beautiful yard at 109 Karla in Whitehouse. The Riley’s received a $25 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this IMGP7580Revent. Congratulations Riley family!IMGP7584R

Beautification at Whitehouse City Park

2014-05-21 Lantana planting at City Park resizedHazel Bateman and Dorothy LaFlure, volunteers with Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, planted sunny lantana in the beds in front of Whitehouse City Park this week. By late summer, it should be a mass of yellow! Thank you for all your hard work to beautify our lovely City!

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Outstanding Yard for April 2014

IMGP7364RKeep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for April 2014 to J.C. and Kay Hendrix for their beautiful yard at 405 Seth Street in Whitehouse. Although they live in the city of Whitehouse, their yard is surrounded by beautiful country pastures. The Hendrix received at $25 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which supports this event.







Pictures from the 2014 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off

Hundreds of volunteers showed up early on Saturday, April 5th at Whitehouse City Park to help pick up trash around Whitehouse. This yearly event is the signature event of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, and a nationwide event sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.


Keep Texas Beautiful Offers Scholarships to 2014 High School seniors!

Attention 2014 Texas High School Seniors!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship Contest.

Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.

Any Texas high school senior planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university next year and currently attending public, private, or home school may apply. One $3,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to students planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited university or college in Texas.

Applications deadline for online submission or postmarked by April 4, 2014, Midnight (CST). Both digital and mailed applications will be accepted, and will be judged based on student essays detailing creative solutions to litter problems.

For more information and to access the application, please visit

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