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Smith County residents will be able to celebrate Memorial Day with a bang again this year by purchasing and igniting fireworks. Earlier this month, Smith County Commissioners voted to approve an order authorizing fireworks sales from Wednesday, May 23 through Monday, May 28. The 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1150, authorizing three additional periods that fireworks may be sold to the public as long as the Commissioners Courts in each county issues an order authorizing such sales each year. more
Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday through Monday, May 26-28. more
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers to use extra caution around motorcycles on roads and highways in conjunction with Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, which occurs annually in May. more
A Bullard teenager was killed, and four others were injured, after a rollover accident in North Central Texas last weekend. According to reports, the accident occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on Interstate 35 near mile marker 348, south of the city of West, causing traffic to be backed up for hours. more
The city of Bullard was filled with patriotic pride and American freedom, as members of the East Texas community paid tribute to true American heroes at the 2018 East Texas Salute event, held Saturday, May 12, on the grounds of the Brook Hill Upper School and the American Freedom Museum. The event this year, which drew an estimated attendance of 6,500-7,000, was to celebrate and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, a group of American heroes that were not given the honor they deserved when they returned from the battlefield. more
Cub Scout Pack No. 366, under the leadership of Cub Scout Master Tony Vining, recently held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet. During the supper, the Cubs were given many awards and rewarded for their hard work this year. more
Patriotic pride will return to the city of Bullard, as The American Freedom Museum will take time to honor the sacrifices made by veterans at the upcoming East Texas Salute 2018 event, to be held 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on the museum’s grounds, located on the campus of The Brook Hill Upper School. “The East Texas Salute provides the opportunity for the citizens and students of East Texas to show their appreciation for the sacrifices of our military men and women, to acknowledge their courage, and to show them the honor and support they have earned,” said Jan Hommel, director of the American Freedom Museum. more
The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new event aimed at bringing together its members and fostering relationships, in an effort to expand the city’s growing business community. In the month of March, BACC held its inaugural Bullard Morning Brew event, a monthly event where chamber members and representatives of businesses in the organization gather together for coffee and breakfast, while having the opportunity to promote and share about their business and its impact on the city. more
With early voting now officially over, voters living within the boundaries of Bullard Independent School District only have one more opportunity to select who will fill open seats on the school’s governing body. Seats for Place 3 and Place 4 on the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees will be up for grabs in the Saturday, May 6 general election. The two seats were the spots for former trustee Dr. John Alexander, who turned in his resignation in late 2017, and current member Karen Padrucco, who chose to not seek re-election, respectfully. more
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