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Annual Christmas Kickoff and Parade rescheduled due to rain

Tuesday, December 5

Due to the rainy weather in and around the city of Bullard earlier this week, two of the city’s annual Christmas traditions have been rescheduled. Organizers now have more time to prepare, as the second annual Bullard Christmas Kick-Off and annual Bullard Christmas Parade are now slated for Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the downtown Bullard area.

Locals face drug, counterfeit money charges after Flint arrest

Tuesday, December 5

Two local residents were booked into the Smith County Jail last week after authorities found drugs and counterfeit money inside of their truck after receiving a call reporting suspicious persons. Sgt. Darrell Coslin with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that deputies arrested Robert Paul Ford, Jr., 35, and Valerie Ann Grunden, 22, both of Tyler, on Wednesday, Nov. 29 after a local business owner called the department to report a suspicious vehicle parked off the road in the 17700 block of FM 2493 in Flint.

Sales tax numbers fall short in Bullard

Tuesday, December 5

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems, and special purpose taxing districts a total of $774.9 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of November. The amount released by Hegar’s office represents an increase of five percent increase from the sales tax allocations released in November 2016. The October sales tax allocations report showed a slight dip in monies received by the city of Bullard, while also reporting increases for Cherokee County and Smith County.
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A Texas Capitol Christmas

Tuesday, December 5

As we head into the holiday season and you gather with friends and family, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Here are five things happening around your state this month: