August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State ratings give Bullard passing mark

Bullard Independent School District was recently named as a “met standard” school by the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. More...

United Way kicks off campaign

A crowd of donors and supporters of the United Way of Smith County gathered at a party in southwest Tyler as the group honored eight contributing companies and kicked off its 2014-2015 campaign Thursday, Aug. 21. More...

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News

Investment group purchases Bullard country club

Eagle’s Bluff Country Club, located on the shores of Lake Palestine in Bullard, recently announced a change in ownership as the country club has been purchased by an investment group led by Steven Plybon. More...

School News

Construction begins on BHS greenhouse

The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, or AFNR, Department of the Bullard Independent School District will soon have another educational tool to help students enrolled in the agriculture classes at Bullard High School as construction has begun More...

Back to School Bites

When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. More...

TB&T selects six BH seniors for board

Six members of the senior class at The Brook Hill School were recently selected to serve on the 2014-2015 Texas Bank and Trust Student Board of Directors. More...

School resource officer returns to BISD duties

As the bells ring at schools inside the Bullard Independent School District, students will return to the classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year. It also means Bullard Police Officer Hipolito Valle returns to his job of protecting BISD students. More...

Troop 366 takes ice bucket challenge, donates $574

Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 366 in Bullard gathered together Sunday, Aug. 24 to raise awareness for a cause near and dear to the troop’s heart. More...

Office to close for Labor Day

Due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Bullard Banner News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. Deadlines for advertisements and news stories will remain 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. More...

Sports

Lady Panthers improve to 9-4

The Bullard Lady Panther varsity volleyball team squared off at home against Huntington Friday, Aug. 22, defeating the Lady Red Devils 25-20, 25-11, 25-22 in a three game match. More...

Brook Hill girls win consolation bracket in Eustace Tourney

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball team has begun the 2014 season in dominating fashion, achieving a record of 7-2, one of the best starts in school history. More...

The Bullard Panther football team

The Bullard Panther football team (above) is on the prowl as the 2014 season begins. The team will begin the season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Panther Stadium against the Groesbeck Goats. More...

Opinion

The Dream: President McCartney

EDITOR'S VIEWPOINT

Ever since I was a child, I have been dared to dream big. I was told that if I worked hard enough, I could and would achieve anything I dreamed of doing. More...

Achieving dreams

CHECKLIST CHARLIE

Since March, Achieving Dreams has already enrolled 10 Achievers – their affectionate name for participants. Achieving Dreams, the new nonprofit, focuses on the usefulness and development of adults with special needs. More...