Archive for the ‘Public Awareness’ Category

Boy Scout Troop 359 helps with the Adopt a Highway Program!

Boy Scout Troop 359 helped with the Adopt a Highway Program Saturday.They had 8 boys and 3 leaders and collected 20 bags of trash including large items like a car bumper! They helped their Troop Sponsor, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, police it’s 2 mile stretch of 346 that is part of the TXDOT Adopt a Hwy Program and is sponsored locally by KWB. It is amazing and sad how much trash is thrown along our roadways in just a few months since the last cleanup effort. We wish we could say we found no trash! Great Work Scouts! You are learning how to be great citizens!

Working on the Brown Wall and Four Corners!

KWB with the help of First Baptist Youth Group replanted bulbs, weeded and trimmed Latana along the Brown Wall and Four Corners in Whitehouse. KWB President and Master Gardner, Hazel Bateman demonstrated the proper techniques for the youth group before starting. Thank you First Baptist Youth Group for the hard work and learning to be great citizens!

Hazel Batemna, KWB President, has all the tools!

KWB Celebrates Arbor Day 2017!

KWB members celebrate Arbor Day by assisting in the planting of 95 trees at Lindsey Park in Tyler. This Arbor Day celebration was very well attended and was hosted by Tyler City Parks and Keep Tyler Beautiful.

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful announces new officers for 2017!

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is pleased to announce it’s new officers have been elected for 2017.
From right to left, in the photo, they are as follows:  Debbie Shafer, Secretary, Hazel Bateman, President, Daryl Lynch, Vice President, Ernest LaFlure, Treasurer.
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Keep America Beautiful Reminds Us that It is “Giving Tuesday”!

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Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale is Saturday October 22nd!

The annual citywide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd! 

Residents can sign up for a garage sale by sending an email to info@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com . Please include your address, and any key items of interest and your hours open.

Last fall, we had over 60 sales participate and we expect more this year!

You hold the sale, and we do the advertising for you! We will have posts on Craigslist, radio ads, articles in the Tri County Leader and on our facebook and website pages. 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.DSC_1163DSC_0241

Dairy Queen is recognized as Keep Whitehouse Beautiful’s Business Hot Spot for September!

The Whitehouse Dairy Queen is recognized as Keep Whitehouse Beautiful’s Business Hot Spot for September! Check out the great flowers when you do a drive through pick up.

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. September Hot spot

KWB Receives Sustained Excellence Award!

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][3] 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.

Beverly Casey and Eddie Ray represent KWB at Keep Texas Beautiful Conference. KWB receives Silver Star Designation!

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Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Recognized as Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

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

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