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Mistrial declared in Commissioner’s abuse case

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A mistrial was declared last week in a trial involving a Smith County Commissioner accused of assaulting an elderly woman inside of a Smith County church in 2017. Smith County Precinct 4 Commissioner JoAnn Hampton appeared in the 241st District Court inside the Smith County Courthouse Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 12-14, for her trail after having been indicted by a Smith County grand jury on two counts of Injury to an Elderly Individual last September.

Early voting for March primary elections underway

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The primary election season is now in full swing across the State of Texas, as early voting began on Tuesday, Feb. 20. As an open primary state, any registered voter in Texas is allowed to take part in either the Democrat or Republican primary, but not in both. One’s vote in the primary does not obligate an individual to vote for any specific party or candidate during the general election. The State Republican Executive Committee approved placing 11 propositions on the March Republican primary ballot.

Kamel hopes to retake District 6 seat against Schaefer

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Ted Kamel is looking to retake his former seat in the Texas House of Representatives, as he announced his campaign for State Representative District 6, against incumbent Rep. Matt Schaefer, last October. Kamel served in the role as District 6 representative for a total of four terms, from 1991 to 1999. During his time in the Texas House, he passed 50 bills, including expanding The University of Texas at Tyler to a four year university and creating the UT Tyler School of Engineering.

Applications for Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2018 due Wednesday, Feb. 28

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Applications and nominations for people that have made a positive impact on Bullard Independent School District will be accepted for the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2018 until next week. This year’s Bullard ISD Wall of Honor nomination process began on Thursday, Jan. 25, with applications required to be turned in to the Bullard ISD Administration Office by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Regular registration deadline for BEF Color Glow Run quickly approaching

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The regular registration deadline for the upcoming ninth annual Bullard Education Foundation Strides for Excellence Fun Run, to be held 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, on the grounds of the Bullard Independent School District, is quickly approaching. “We are super excited about this year’s event because it’s always great to see the Bullard community come together to support a worthy cause such an organization giving back to students at Bullard ISD,” said Erin