A total of three arrest warrant affidavits connected to a recent homicide in Bullard, released last week, shine a light on the details in the death of a Tyler woman, including how her body was found in a trash can by law enforcement officials.
The fifth annual Smith County Area Go Texan scholarship gala is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at Harvey Hall Convention Center, located at 2000 West Front St., in Tyler. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is the major fundraising event of the organization.
The gala will feature both silent and live auctions as well as live music from the Frank Ray Band and an opportunity to hit the dance floor, all while supporting local students through the scholarships financed through gala proceeds. The meal for the event is being catered by 1836 Texas Kitchen.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the body of a Tyler man was discovered inside of a vehicle last week.
According to a release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, officers received a call reporting a possible deceased person located in a vehicle on County Road 3306, west of Jacksonville, Friday, July 6.
The release identified the deceased as a white male, who was later determined to be Olen John Defoore, 38, of Tyler.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.77 billion in the month of June, 13.7 percent more than in June 2017.
“Sales tax revenue increased for almost all major economic sectors,” Hegar said. “The strong revenue growth was led by collections from the mining and manufacturing sectors. The construction, wholesale and retail trade sectors also saw strong gains.”
Tyler Junior College will offer a specially designated orientation session for students in technical programs.
Prospective students and their families are welcome to attend the free event, which will be held noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Skills Training Center at TJC West, located at 1530 South Southwest Loop 323 in Tyler.
Orientation will be offered for prospective students in TJC technical programs, including automotive technology, electrical/electronic controls technology, heating and air conditioning technology, industrial maintenance technology, power plant technology, and welding technology.