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Pictures from the Keep Texas Beautiful Conference

IMG_1931KTB affiliates from around the state of Texas headed to Fort Worth to attend the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful conference.  The conference was held at the Omni Fort Worth with 3 days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, an award dinner, fellowship and fun.  Keep Whitehouse Beautiful volunteers were awarded the 2015 Governor’s Community Achievement Award and recognized for their hard work.

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KWB Wins Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2015!

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Keep Whitehouse Beautiful has won the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2015. For more than two decades, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) to ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental programs in the state each year. The competition distributes $2 million in funding from TxDOT across the 10 communities, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way. A community’s environmental program is judged on achievements in seven areas: Community Leadership and Coordination, Public Awareness, Education, Beautification and Community Improvement, Litter Prevention and Cleanup, Solid Waste Management and Litter Law and Illegal Dumping Enforcement.

The last year Keep Whitehouse Beautiful won this award was in 2011, and the project completed by TxDOT was 2 Whitehouse monument signs on the north and west ends of town. Other projects completed from awards are benches and landscaping at the corner of Hwy 110 and FM 346, fencing and landscaping at Whitehouse City Park, the brick sidewalk in front of Brookshire’s, and the garden retaining wall and landscaping in front of Brown Elementary.

Beverly Casey, President of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful reacted to the news, “KWB would like to thank its business sponsors, friends, The City of Whitehouse, and our many volunteers that put in the hours to make Whitehouse a beautiful place to live. We invite the community to become good stewards of Whitehouse – by volunteering at our events, coming to our monthly meetings, becoming a friend or sponsor.”

Deadline for KWB Scholarship is March 18, 2015

graduation capKWB is offering its first ever scholarship for Whitehouse High School graduates going on to college.  We will be awarding one student $500 towards their college expenses.  Applications are with Mr. Murphey at WHS, and the deadline to submit them is Wednesday, March 18th.  We will be looking for enthusiastic students that have a history of volunteering in the Whitehouse community; that can include volunteering with Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.  Good luck!

Brown Elementary National Elementary Honor Society is awarded 2014 Campus Beautification Grant

2014 Campus Beautification Grant - Brown Elem1 resizedCongratulations to the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) at Brown Elementary, led by Nicole Moore. They have won the KWB Campus Beautification award for 2014. They will receive $200 to be used towards helping with the outside appearance of the school. They would like to plant one large crepe myrtle on the left side of the entrance, sustainable bushes on the right side of the building, and install some PVC pipe watering system for the bushes. Great job Brown Elementary!

 

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful awards this grant yearly to campuses within the Whitehouse ISD.   The grant, which is $200, will go towards any type of landscaping improvement for the campuses.  In years past, gardens, trees and flowers have been planted around the campuses.Brown Campus Beautification Grant - Brown Elem2 resized

Outstanding Yard for November & December 2014

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful awarded the Outstanding Yard for November and December to Gunny and Greta Moore for their beautiful yard at 1911 Waterton Blvd in Whitehouse. 2014-11-01 Moore

The Moore’s received a $25.00 gift certificate to Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this event for Keep Whitehouse Beautiful. You’ll want to go by and see their beautiful Christmas decorations!

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Outstanding Yard Award for October 2014

IMGP8426RKeep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the October Outstanding Yard award to Morris and Rose Crymes for their beautiful yard at 19673 Willingham Rd. (CR 2171) in Whitehouse.

As you can see in the pictures, their large lot has a beautiful white picket fence, many trees, shrubs and plants, all beautifully landscaped. Congratuations to Morris and Rose, they received a $25 gift certificate to Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this great event!IMGP8416R

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Whitehouse Large Item Drop Off – Saturday, October 18th!

fall housecleaningWe’ve put the Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale behind us, and now we are moving toward the Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off!

The Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is scheduled 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.  We will be accepting on behalf of STS Recycling 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 www.stsrecycle.com 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

 

SATURDAY APRIL 5 is the 2014 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off!

IMG_3287As we start planning our new year, there’s a big event in town that you will want to save the date for:  the annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off!  This year, the big cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 5th.

We are looking for individuals, organizations, student classes, businesses and neighborhoods to help us this year.  It’s a half-day filled with fun and fellowship while helping to make a difference in our community.

“Last year we had more than 300 people and we are expecting a great turnout again from our community,” said Beverly Casey, KWB President. “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.”IMG_3307

The event starts at Whitehouse City Park for registration and t-shirt pickup for the first 300 participants.  Then it’s off to a section of roadway with a group to pick up trash.  Those who come are encouraged to wear long pants, close-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirts and hats. They also may want to bring gloves, sunscreen and bug repellant. The first 300 to arrive at the event will get a free t-shirt, compliments of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.

According to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful member Dorothy LaFlure, “We’re expecting a great turnout again from our community,” she said. “It makes 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 there aware of litter and those driving by aware of litter.”

Will YOU volunteer this year?  We hope so!  DMWTantique

Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is Saturday, March 22nd!

Items dropped off at the last Large Item Roundup in March 2011

Items dropped off at the last Large Item Roundup in March 2013


Have your neighbors and family been making calls to A&E network to get you on the show “Hoarders?” Maybe it’s time to take advantage of the upcoming Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Large Item Drop Off set for Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This event is open to those who receive city services in Whitehouse.

The area near the city barn is where, with a city utility bill, you can drop off large unused or not working items such as appliances, mattresses, grills, furniture and other bulky pieces that are not appropriate for the trash. Tires are also accepted at a cost of $2 each.

And, as well, STS Recycling will have a truck on hand to pick up all electronic devices for recycling 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 www.stsrecycle.com 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 (we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players Gaming systems Radios and stereos

SAVE the DATE for the 2014 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off – Saturday, April 5th~

DMWTantiqueSAVE the DATE!….the 2014 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off will be Saturday, April 5th. Location – Whitehouse City Park. Volunteers / teams to arrive between 8 and 9am to register, get their trash picking bags, road assignments and free t-shirts, then head out to begin picking up trash. We will have instructions for everyone and also be taking photos – a big group photo before everyone heads out. Stay on the lookout for more information here, or on our Facebook page!

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