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Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractor, Missouri Petroleum, of St. Louis, Mo., is kicking off the Tyler District’s annual summer seal coat operations which helps preserve roadways. Workers will begin working on the list of 16 projects starting on Monday, August 7, and ending on Monday, Sept. 18. The scheduled work is subject to change due to inclement weather forecast for the area. more
State Representative Travis Clardy will host town hall meetings across House District 11 to provide a legislative update on the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature and the Special Session that followed. The general public is encouraged to attend and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. more
A sitting member of the Smith County Commissioners Court was indicted by a Grand Jury earlier this month, stemming from an April incident at her church. Commissioner JoAnn Hampton, 60, currently representing Smith County Precinct 4, was indicted Thursday, Sept. 7 on one count of Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled Criminal Negligence after having allegedly assaulted a woman inside of a church in April. more
Panther spirit was alive and well last week, as hundreds of Bullard Panther fans were on hand for the annual Bullard High School Homecoming Parade, held Wednesday, Sept. 20, throughout the streets of downtown Bullard. more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems, and special purpose taxing districts a total of $668.3 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of September. more
The judge presiding over the trial of the suspect in the November 2016 kidnapping and murder case of 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco denied granting a motion for continuance last week. Gustavo Zavala-Garcia is suspected of kidnapping the girl from Bullard First Assembly of God on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, setting off a frantic search that ended four days later after officials found her body inside of a water well on Zavala-Garcia property, located in the 23000 block of Old Jacksonville Highway, north of Bullard. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court approved an inter-local agreement with the City of Bullard on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to take its stray dogs into the Smith County Animal Shelter. Since the new Smith County Animal Shelter opened in December 2016, the Commissioners Court has approved similar agreements with the cities of Troup, Arp and Whitehouse. more
The mission of keeping the memory of a young Bullard child who passed away in a drowning accident in 2012 alive is the foundation of the third annual Backpacks 4 Colton campaign. Donations of school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year are currently being accepted for the cause, in memory of Colton Denney, who died after drowning in the family swimming pool Memorial Day Weekend 2012. more
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