Valentine’s Day has been associated with the emotion of love for many hundreds of years, and is now celebrated by the exchanging of flowers, assorted candy treats, and cards telling those special people in our lives how much we care about them.
Members of the Bullard Panther baseball and Lady Panther softball programs were on hand recently, combining their powerful bats to raise money for their respective programs by swinging for the fences in the inaugural Panther/Lady Panther Home Run Derby event, held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bullard High School’s baseball field.
Bullard FFA members are working hard to prepare their animal and shop projects, as the organization will compete at the upcoming annual Smith County Youth Expo, to be held Wednesday through Friday, March 1-3, at Lindale High School.
The murder conviction of a Bullard man was recently upheld by a jury after he allegedly beat a man to death with a baseball bat.
The man charged for the murder of a 10-year-old Tyler girl found dead in Bullard last November was identified as a prisoner who caused a scene on the roof of the Smith County Jail Friday, Feb. 17. Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail after allegedly confessing to the murder of Kayla Gomez-Orozco Sunday, Nov. 6, reportedly became uncooperative after recreation time Friday, and climbed over a fence and up an old basketball goal, and refused orders by jailers to come down.