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Flint man arrested on charges of child sexual abuse

Tuesday, March 13

A Flint resident, who also is a prominent insurance agent in the East Texas area, was arrested last week, and is now facing charges relating to child sexual abuse. William “Chip” Ronald Crist, 46, of Flint, was arrested on Thursday, March 8 inside of the Bullard Police Department, according to Smith County Judicial Records. Warrants for Crist’s arrest were signed by Senior State district Judge Joe D. Clayton.

Senator Robert Nichols receives Texas State Rifle Association award

Tuesday, March 13

On Saturday, March 3, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) presented State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) with the Doc Brown Legislator of the Year Award. In the 85th Texas Legislative Session, Nichols authored and passed Senate Bill 16, which lowered License to Carry fees in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law in the summer of 2017.

DPS offers tips as Spring Break season begins

Tuesday, March 13

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to keep safety a top priority as they prepare for this year’s Spring Break. Texans should be mindful that increased traffic often accompanies Spring Break, so the department is urging drivers to obey all traffic laws and use extra caution when driving during the next few weeks.

Gohmert to serve as guest speaker at Tyler Aggie Mothers Club scholarship auction, dinner event

Tuesday, March 6

Tyler Aggie Moms have announced the first of what they hope will become an annual fund-raiser event. The scholarship dinner and silent auction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at Hollytree Country Club, located at 6700 Hollytree Dr., in Tyler. Congressman Louie Gohmert, who serves in the US House of Representatives from Texas District 1, is slated to be the guest speaker at the event. Gohmert received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and is expected to share some stories from his time in Aggieland.