Keep Whitehouse Beautiful announces it’s July 2016 Business Hot Spot Award Winner. Congratulations to Whitehouse Flowers and gifts! Look at the flowers at the entrance!
The KWB Business Hot Spot Program recognizes local businesses that make an extra effort to provide both a litter free and attractive appearance to the community.
Whitehouse Recognized for Environmental Excellence
Whitehouse, Texas – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have recognized Keep Whitehouse Beautiful as one of 37 recipients of a Sustained Excellence Award as part of the 2016 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA). The GCAA are one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas.
Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement, and solid waste management. Those communities awarded with Sustained Excellence scored at least 90 points on the GCAA application consecutively in 2014 through 2016.
The Sustained Excellence Award was first presented in 1992 to honor continued excellence from year to year. Whitehouse received recognition on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Sugar Land, Texas during KTB’s 49th Annual Conference. Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Programs include:
o Sidewalks along 110 and crape myrtles along 346.
o Stone Whitehouse entrance signs.
o Fencing with stone pillars and landscaping for City Park.
o Benches and landscaping for the corners of 346 and 110.
o Raised rock planters in front of Brown Elementary.
The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities for more than 47 years, with TxDOT providing landscaping funding since 1986. The 10 winning communities share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is are your local affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. We are a 501[c] non-profit and totally volunteer organization that has been active in our community for 27 years.
Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 390 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Recognized as Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful
23 Texas Communities Honored by Statewide Nonprofit Organization
(AUSTIN) – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named Keep Whitehouse Beautiful a Silver Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just 23 of KTB’s more than 390 affiliates in 2016.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful successfully implemented programs to prevent litter, reduce waste, beautify community areas and educate local citizens last year. These activities included our annual Trash Off that brought together 270 volunteers to clean up 35 miles of roadways in the Whitehouse Area. KWB has many other ongoing programs including new sidewalks, beautification projects and monthly recognition of individuals and businesses with Yard of the Month and Business Hot Spot Awards.
To stay in good standing with KTB, community affiliates must annually submit a report, pay a fee, attend at least one training session and participate in at least one KTB-endorsed activity. In 2004, the organization introduced the concept of Silver Star recognition, to reward those communities who sought to go above and beyond the established requirements. To achieve this status, affiliates are required to meet additional benchmarks; they must share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their programs and initiatives, and participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs. KTB formally recognized Silver Star communities during its 49th Annual Conference in Sugar Land, which was held June 20-22, 2016.
Did you know?
- 6 times Keep Whitehouse Beautiful has been honored by the Keep Texas Beautiful Governor’s Community Achievement Award (a record for our size community in the State!). These awards have brought in excess of $500,000.00 in TXDOT funding for the following major capital projects:
- Sidewalks along 110 and crape myrtles along 346.
- Stone Whitehouse entrance signs.
- Fencing with stone pillars and landscaping for City Park.
- Benches and landscaping for the corners of 346 and 110.
- Raised rock planters in front of Brown Elementary.
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Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization and affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 390 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to take individual responsibility for making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information about KTB, visit www.ktb.org, follow us on Twitter at @keeptxbeautiful and like us on Facebook at @keeptxbeautiful
KWB has changed the look of the entrance of City Hall (painting the railing black) here in Whitehouse. What are you’re thoughts about the before and after pics below? Visit our Facebook page to like us and tell us your thoughts. Thanks again to Warren & Beverly Casey (president KWB) for all their help in making this happen!
It’s obvious when you drive by Johnny and Deenie Phillips home at 115 Woodhaven they have done the work, and we benefit from seeing the result. Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is pleased to name their’s our Outstanding Yard for June 2016! They will receive a $25.00 gift card from Senter’s Nursery who sponsors this event with KWB.
Tyler’s Nature Center (located at 11942 FM 848
Tyler, TX 75707) & Larry LeBeau resident State Wildlife Biologist hosted KWB (Keep Whitehouse Beautiful) today with an informative & exhaustive tour of 85 acres of East Texas trees, plants, & flowers. Numerous trails, both natural & concrete paths wind through & across Quail Creek & wooded areas. Amazing East Texas Wild-scape foliage (seen on pics) as well! Then we were off to Republic Ice House on University Blvd. for lunch …
KWB presented the Business Hot Spot for June 2016 to Jarrod Leisch, D.D.S. Receiving the award are Dr. Jarrod Leisch and staff members Jennifer, Mindy, Lori, Jan Jamie. Making the presentation for KWB are Hazel Bateman and Dorothy LaFlure. The KWB Business Hot Spot Program recognizes local businesses that make an extra effort to provide both a litter free and attractive appearance to the community. Look at the great landscaping at the entrance! Congratulations Jarrod Leisch, D.D.S.!