Mom’s Place receives a certificate for KWB Business Hot Spot for February 2017

Mom’s Place received a certificate commemorating their receipt of the KWB Business Hot Spot for February 2017.  Congratulations Mom’s Place!


The Tea Garden made with recycled tires, looking good!

Check out the Tea Garden at the Whitehouse Wildscape prepared by KWB.  It is amazing what can be done with recycled tires and some native plants!  It is located in front of the former recycle center across 346 from the Municipal Court Building.

KWB refreshing the Whitehouse Wildscape for 2017!!


“CRAPE MURDER”: It’s what we do with those flowering trees during their dormant season that has landscape experts baffled and East Texans re-thinking their late winter “to do” list.…/what-is-crape-m…/659052753

East Texas is known for its beautiful landscape. Just like our loblolly pines stand out in the winter, our vibrant crape myrtles are the star of summer.

“Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” 2017 Kicks Off!

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful invites you to be a part of the largest one day clean-up event across America, the annual:

“Don’t Mess with Texas TrashOff”

Event times:  8:00 a.m.–12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017


Volunteers across America will be removing litter from our roadways and parks. Each year Whitehouse area churches, businesses, community leaders, neighborhoods, concerned citizens, scouts, and student groups, assist in the removal of thousands of pounds of litter and debris.


Meet us at the Whitehouse City Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

All participants get breakfast in the morning and pizza after the pickup.

A group photo of all the volunteers will be at 8:30 a.m., and all teams on the road by 9:00 a.m.

First 300 volunteers will receive a Trash-Off t-shirt!


Register today! Individual or team walk-ins that day are welcome.  Join in the fight against litter and make a difference in your community! For additional information, contact Dorothy LaFlure, DMWTTO Chairperson, at


Complete & return by mail to KWB, PO Box 882, Whitehouse, TX 75791 or email


Group or Individual Name__________________________________________________________

*Team Leader___________________________________________________________________


Phone Number___________________________________________________________________

Estimated Number of Volunteers____________________________________________________


*Team Leader:  Register all team members, pick up assigned route map, reporting sheet, t-shirts, trash bags & first aid kits for your team.  Return reporting sheet at end of event.


Team members should wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and bring a pair of gloves.


Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful

Higgins Recycles!

Students from Ms. Emmon’s third grade class at Higgins elementary were caught doing their weekly classroom recycling last month. Many classrooms do a lot to practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  Ms. Emmons says ” I want to do all I can to instill small practices that make a HUGE difference.”  Pictured here:

Tayla Morris,  Olivia Fraim & Ava Willis 

February 2017 Business Hot Spot was awarded to “Mom’s Place”!

The February 2017 Business Hot Spot was awarded to “Mom’s Place”, a consignment store with vintage decor. Pictured is Shannon Toney, owner, with Daisy the store mascot, a pot belly pig. Making the award for KWB are Hazel Bateman and Dorothy LaFlure.

Business Hot Spot certificate for January 2017!

KWB presents a Business Hot Spot certificate for January 2017 to Reel Reality. Dorothy LaFlure of KWB makes the presentation to Dale Reel, Owner, of Reel Reality. Congratulations!

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!

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