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Owners of multi-line telephone systems in the state of Texas will be required to provide direct-dial access to 9-1-1 without having to dial an additional digit such as “9” first before getting an outside line as of Friday, Sept. 1. more
A local resident has thrown his hat into the ring for the Republican primary election, running as a challenger for the District 11 seat in the Texas House of Representatives. Danny Ward of Alto, identified as a conservative Republican, announced his candidacy officially through a press release sent to the local media. more
A Bullard woman was arrested last week after being identified as a suspect in a jewelry theft case in Cherokee County. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation into the case began Tuesday, July 11, when the department received word of a case of stolen property from a residence in Petty Estates, located near Lake Palestine in northwestern Cherokee County. A statement from the homeowner provided by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department said that she had returned home after being out of town and noticed several items from the home missing, including a large amount of jewelry. more
Two men were seriously injured last week when their single-engine plane crashed along the side of Highway 69 in Cherokee County, about three miles south of Bullard during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane departed Tyler Pounds Regional Airport before crashing on Highway 69, near mile 352. more
Bullard’s Masonic Lodge #785 is under new leadership, as the organization held a ceremony for the installation of newly elected officers for 2017-2018 on Saturday, July 15, at the Bullard Lodge, located at 113 S. Phillips St. more
Despite being under investigation by the Texas Rangers, Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood (Precinct 4) will keep his seat on the Commissioners Court. Underwood has faced scrutiny since a personal item was noticed on his expense report submitted during a recent Commissioners Court meeting. … more
Cherokee County residents will have a chance to have their voices heard by their State Representative this week, as Texas House District 11 Representative Travis Clardy’s office announced his District Director, Jerri Jones, will be in attendance at two upcoming meetings. According to a press release sent by Clardy’s office, Jones will answer questions, listen to concerns, and assist with matters involving state agencies and policies during the meetings, both scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10. more
Longtime Smith County Extension Agent Chad Gulley was honored this summer with state and national Distinguished Service Awards. Gulley, the Smith County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award, along with four other agents from Texas, at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 9-13. more
A suspect was taken into custody the Smith County Sheriff’s Office after a June stabbing in the Flint area. According to a press release sent by Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, the sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 reporting a stabbing in the vicinity of the 22000 block of Highway 155 S., in Flint. more
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