WHITEHOUSE ISD PRESS RELEASE
The WHS junior, underwent one successful surgery Sunday and according to family members was set to undergo a second surgery today.
Mann also underwent successful surgery Sunday on her leg.
Sunday afternoon, Whitehouse ISD administrators visited the students, faculty member and the families of those who remain hospitalized in Houston. After visiting with those still hospitalized, Whitehouse ISD officials remain optimistic regarding their recoveries.
Several of the students that were involved in the accident have returned to school today.
Whitehouse ISD counselors and faculty have made themselves readily available on campus today to speak with students regarding Saturday’s accident.
WHITEHOUSE ISD PRESS RELEASE 4-13-2014 PM
Two Whitehouse High School students and faculty member Holly Mann will remain in the hospital overnight as a result of the three car accident that took place Saturday night.
The accident occurred on Highway 59 in Wharton, Texas. Wharton Police Department officials confirmed that Whitehouse ISD students and faculty were traveling north on Highway 59 when another vehicle traveling south in the northbound lane struck the Whitehouse ISD vehicle.
Whitehouse ISD officials have spoken with Wharton County district attorney Ross Kurtz, who indicated the accident is being investigated as a criminal investigation jointly between the Wharton Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Kurtz told officials the driver of the suspect vehicle was given a blood alcohol test.
Kurtz indicated that the driver of the other vehicle had been convicted of two prior Driving While Intoxicated charges.
All other students involved in the accident have returned home.
WHITEHOUSE ISD PRESS RELEASE 4-13-2014 AM
Two Whitehouse Independent School District vehicles that were transporting Whitehouse High school students were involved in a vehicle accident late Saturday night in Wharton Texas.
Several students and one teacher were transported to a Wharton hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries and have all since been treated and released. Two students and one faculty member were taken by care-flight to a Houston hospital and remain hospitalized as of Sunday morning.
All parents of students involved in the accident are aware of the situation.
The vehicles were traveling from Corpus Christi where they had attended a Career and Technical Education Contest.
DISTRICT CALENDAR CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Due to school being closed on Monday, March 3rd because of inclement weather, Whitehouse ISD students will be required to attend school on Monday, June 2, 2014. Friday, May 30, 2014 will be regular dismissal rather than early dismissal and Monday, June 2, 2014 will be early dismissal at 1:00.
HOLLOWAY STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN THE CHEROKEE COUNTY JR. LIVE-STOCK SHOW
Emmy Walley is an 11 year old student at Holloway 6th Grade School who is part of the Lookout 4-H Chapter. On March 27th and 28th, she participated in the Cherokee County Jr. Livestock Show held in Jacksonville, Texas. She showed her dairy heifer in the 6 to 12 month class. Her heifer was awarded a blue ribbon for placing 3rd out of 7 at the show. Emmy was also awarded a silver belt buckle for champion showmanship. Emmy’s 4-H chapter also won the Heardmanship and Queen Contest as well as 4-H Chapter of the year.