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Details announced regarding 18th annual BACC Red, White, and Blue Festival Nov. 4

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The City of Bullard will come alive with patriotic spirit, as well as be painted in a shade of red, white, and blue, as the Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce prepares to host the 18th annual BACC Red, White, and Blue Festival Saturday, Nov. 4, in downtown Bullard. “We’re very excited for the Red, White, and Blue Festival,” said Katie Clarkston, BACC member and event planner. “This is my third or fourth year to be a part of the Red, White, and Blue Committee. The event is growing in a number of different way, and we hope that it will continue to be a family fun event, weather permitting, as always.”

PATH’s annual “Coats for Kids” collection drive underway in Tyler and Smith County

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Cooler temperatures are just around the corner in East Texas, and as the thermometer sinks lower many kids in Tyler and Smith County will go without a coat this winter. You can help keep a child age 0-18 years warm this winter by donating a new or gently used coat. People Attempting To Help (PATH) kicked off their annual Coats for Kids drive on Oct. 1. New and gently used coats can be dropped off at the following locations: Comet Cleaners, Hart’s Cleaners, Progress Cleaners, Regency Cleaners, Shannon’s Cleaners, The Cleaning Company, VIP Cleaners, Edward Jones – Whitehouse and PATH.

Smith County Extension Agent retires after 17 years

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Longtime Smith County Extension Agent Chad Gulley has retired after more than 17 years of service. Gulley has served as the County Extension Agent - Agriculture and Natural Resources - for Smith County since 2011. He has also served the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services in Polk and Nacogdoches, for a total of more than 17 years.

Three arrested, booked into Smith County jail after evading, barricading in residence

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A total of three people were arrested last week and booked into the Smith County Jail after a pursuit escaladed into an incident with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. On October 12, 2017 a Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol attempted to stop a 2008 Ford Raptor pickup for speeding in southeastern Smith County.