City of Whitesboro News ArchiveArchived News and Notices for 2008 - 2009
June 2009 Community Service Award Winners
The Mayor and City Council presented the Whitesboro Housing Authority with the June 2008 Community Service Award. Board Commissioners
This award is presented each month at the City Council regular called meeting as an expression of appreciation by the Citizens of Whitesboro for outstanding volunteer service to the community.
Left to right are: Chirs Goedecke, Wanda Tarrant, Lynda Anderson, Marlow Foster, Board Chairman Cynthia Wood and Mayor Dee Welch.
Outstanding Community Service Award for May, 2009
Pictured at right are the recipients of May's Outstanding Community Service Award presented by the Whitesboro City Council at their May regular monthly meeting.
Whitesboro Library Board:
Left to Right: Councilman, Charles Whitecotton; Library Administrator, Ginger Garvin; Board members, Janet Hawkins, Glenda Culpepper, Mary Welch, Karen Butts, Linda Wade, Lynda Anderson.
Water Rate Increase - removed 8/10/2009
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New signage unveiled at 150th Butterfield Celebration
The Whitesboro Economic Development Corporation and the Whitesboro City Council unveiled the first of 2 new Welcome to Whitesboro signage on Saturday September 13, 2008 marking the 150th celebration of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route.
The Butterfield Stage once made it’s 2nd stop in Texas at the Diamond Station, also known as the John Diamond Ranch, just west of Whitesboro. The Butterfield Stage route was the first mail transit and traveled from St Louis to San Francisco from 1858 to 1861. It crossed into Texas from Oklahoma on September 20, 1858 and made it’s first stop in Sherman before making its way to Whitesboro for a change of mules and a quick meal. The trip took 22 days each way and carried both mail and passengers to California and back to Missouri.
A piece of history restored
The stage coach is a refurbished original Butterfield Overland Stage Coach owned and operated by Ben Buckwalter, with the Whitesboro Post Office in the background.
These coaches were unique because of their scenes on the door. No two coaches were the same.