SAVE the DATE for 2016 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off – April 9

DMWTantiqueRegistration is now open for the 2016 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off, scheduled for Saturday, April 9th, hosted by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.  Volunteers are needed from all walks of life; schools, churches, organizations, clubs and residential neighborhoods.  The Trash-Off will begin at 8am at Whitehouse City Park, where teams and  volunteers will check in, pick up their t-shirts and a snack, then then head out to an assigned roadway to pick up trash.  This event is part of a larger event across the nation as cities large and small make a statement about trash and litter.  As Beverly Casey, President of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful states, “Last year we had a huge turnout and we are expecting the same this year from our community. These volunteers make all the difference in the world.  It’s not only the fact that they are picking up litter that day. They’re also making everyone who is driving by aware of litter. Trash doesn’t just ‘go away.’ Someone has to pick it up–so don’t throw it out in the first place.”

Volunteers should come prepared to pick up trash, and be wearing long pants, closed-toe shoes, bring gloves and hats, sunscreen and bug repellent.  Trash bags are provided, and instructions will be given as to what to do once the bags are full.  Hot pizza will be ready for the volunteers as they come back to the park with their trash bags and reporting sheets.

To register a team or just yourself, please send an email to and let us know your name, organization/school/church and the number of people attending.  


KWB Volunteers Celebrate a Great 2015

The hard working volunteers of  KWB got together on a Friday night in December at the home of Ernie and Dorothy LaFlure to celebrate Christmas, enjoy the successes of a fantastic 2015, and feast on delicious Southern cooking.   If you are interested in joining this great organization to help Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, just send an email to and we’ll get back to you!12341056_10153392328573985_1873884192655169492_n12341249_10153392328303985_2254034538568225467_n

Beautification at Whitehouse Municipal Court – November 7, 2015

IMG_0262Volunteers with KWB spruced up the front beds at Whitehouse Municipal Court on Saturday, November 7th.  They planted knockout roses, bushes and decorative grass.  What do you think about the  before and after? We’ll finish soon, but not there yet!IMG_0270 (Edited)IMG_0157





Beautification at the Whitehouse Firestation

Earlier this year Keep Whitehouse Beautiful awarded the Whitehouse Firestation and Chief Madison Johnson $200 for a beautification project at the front of the station.  They chose to build 2 wood planters to put at the front entrance and planted 2 small evergreens in them.  Another project in the works is the planting of rosebushes in the front of Municipal Court which should be complete by the end of fall.IMG_0157IMG_0155

Locations for the 2015 Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale – Saturday, October 17

fall housecleaningThe annual Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale will be held at locations throughout Whitehouse on Saturday, October 17th.


420 Hwy 110 North (Bargain Barn)
113 S. Hearon Dr – All kinds of crocheted blankets, hats, scarves, tools, clothes and household items
109 East Main (Dusty Door Decor) – vintage items, antiques, furniture…a huge building full of vendors wares and more!
107 Bascom Road (Whitehouse Community Library) – Books and VHS for $1/foot
403 Seth Street (off of FM 848) – Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17, : Washer, dryer, tools, scrubs, clothes, books and too much household items to list. All from 5 families. If you are hunting for bargains, you will find them here!
400 Prince Charles – Furniture, outdoor furniture, new baby bed, mens and womens clothes, TV, Christmas decorations and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
1108 Angie Street – 05 Frigidair Electric Glass top Range & Oven – $250
507B West Main Street – Children and men’s clothing, rugs, Christmas decoration sales will go to Operation Christmas child shoe boxes
10080 FM 346 (Magnolia Hill)
405 Amanda Ct.-clothes, houshold goods etc..
1928 Waterton Blvd
1806 Waterton Circle – Multi-family garage sale starts FRIDAY from 8-? and continues Saturday from 7-? Sears refrigerator, kids toys, books, purses, HH goods, kitchen items, ladies clothes, jewelry, Christmas items and much more!
1807 Waterton – Tons of bargin kids clothes, shoes and toys…Barbie explorer and laptop..Dora play house an accessories..Barney and Elmo dvds and vhs tapes…tons of other kids gadgets and brand kid Shoes/clothes and much much more for the whole family!!!!
1811 Waterton Circle
1816 Waterton Circle – Friday and Saturday. Wide variety of items. Dishes/glassware, vintage & collectibles, games, toys, NASCAR collectibles, girl’s clothes, LP records, small Whirlpool refrigerator, Culbransen Equinox 2 organ.
1904 Silver Cove – hard wood coffee table with 2 matching end tables, living room chair, Christmas tree, kids toys, door knobs and hardware (indoor and locking outdoor), women’s clothes, picture frames and household decorations
1809 Ruby Cove
1715 Sapphire Cay
1901 Golden Bay – Boys and girls clothes, Green Machine, kid size air hockey/pool table, toys, Christmas decorations, lamps, books, etc.
1918 Golden Bay – Toddler items, manly stuff, home decor
1920 Golden Bay – Furniture, home decor, glassware, books, cookware and exercise equipment
1111 Candice Drive-chairs, coffee tables, life-jackets, wakeboards, ski’s, home decor
704 Hwy 110 South (The Resale Shop)
201 Hwy 110 (The Pretty Peacock)
300 Hwy 110 South (Whitehouse Indoor Flea Market) – Glassware, quilts, linens, cookie jars, chandeliers, lamps, art work, folk art, picture frames, old doors and windows, tables, chairs, desks, night stands, cabinets, book shelves,wood high chairs, bar stools,toys for young children, vintage toys and playsets, Native American decor, pots and pans, dishes—sets and individual pieces and lots more!!
10878 Lost Creek – A lot of brand new with tags clothes/gifts/accessories…Christmas shopping can be done easily, Example. Big men’s: bill blass slacks / Texas rangers shirts/ size 15 shoes/, for Women: Vera Bradley/ xl clothes, juniors aeropostle shirts, for collectors antique S&P shakers from WWII/ dinnerware/ currier & Ives/crocheted throws, kids toys, games, puzzles, princess table and chairs,…A lot of $1 and less items
104 Leamington Spa
110 Leisure Lane (back of the house)
467 Redbud Circle
468 Redbud Circle
470 Redbud Circle
225 Willowbrook Lane
513 Willingham Road – Downsizing sale—tools, nice recliners, household items, some clothing
19484 Willingham Road (CR2171) – 4 Family yard sale. Port-a-crib, ceramics / bisque, kitchenware, 7 foot Medieval knight , metal bench , teen girls clothes size 0 and 3-4, young men’s clothes, toddler boy clothes, toys, Christmas décor, purses, books, and lots more.
10871 CR 2173 (off Willingham) – 7-3 Saturday. Baby items including bouncer, swing, bassinet, lots of children’s clothes and shoes, mattresses, exercise bike, trolling motor, lots of misc

Smith County Master Gardener Exhibit at the East Texas Fair – How Did We Get Water 100 Years Ago

The Smith County Master Gardener’s exhibit at the East Texas State Fair was: “How Did We Get Our Water 100 Years Ago” We hope you had a chance to visit it on your trip to the fair!IMG_1896


KWB Outstanding Yard – September 2015

68245Keep Whitehouse Beautiful has chosen Lee and Karen Bierig’s beautiful yard at 1111 Candice Drive in Whitehouse for the Outstanding Yard for September.Their corner lot is landscaped to look great from both sides They received a $25 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery which co-sponsers this event with KWB.


Annual Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale – Saturday, October 17

The annual citywide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th. Residents can sign up for garage sales by sending an email to
You hold the sale, and we do the advertising for you! We’ll have posts on Craigslist, radio ads, articles in local papers and websites and we will publish the list of garage sales in the Tri County Leader the Thursday before the sale. We will also have a current list on our website.


For shoppers, you can view a list of locations (in a printable PDF form) a few days before the sale.  Keep coming back to for updates on the locations!




KWB Assists in Beautification of Higgins Elementary

IMG_1829On Saturday, August 22, 2015, KWB volunteers assisted the parents of Higgins Elementary in weeding, adding compost, plants and mulch to the front entrance flower bed.  A big thank you to Meagan Schneider for organizing this event and to Nix Landscape and Supply for their donation of mulch as well as to all of the parents and students for their hard work.

KWB Outstanding Yard – August 2015

20150729_154116KWB has chosen the beautiful lakeside yard at 15336 McElroy Road as the Outstanding Yard for August 2015. The home and gardens belong to Andrew and Lindy Dolan and their three children. Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the family with $25.00 gift certificate compliments of Senter’s Nursery which sponsors this event  If you know of a yard which deserves the title “Outstanding”, please send an email to!

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