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Last week marked the anniversary of one of the darkest days in the history of Bullard and the East Texas community when a young girl was taken from a local church by a family member and found dead four days later. more
Lauren Bright, a senior at The Brook Hill School, will soon be vying for one of the top titles in the state, as she takes part in the upcoming Miss Texas Teen 2018 competition, to be held Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-26, at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel in Houston. more
In preparation for the opening of a new Texas Department of Public Safety Driver’s License Office that will potentially serve drivers in the area, officials closed down the office’s former location in Jacksonville, while opening the city’s new office days later. more
The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office remains on the scene Monday morning of a structure fire that damaged one business and completely destroyed another in the southwest part of the county. Smith County Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said her office was dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, November 5, to CubeSmart Self Storage, at 12324 Highway 155 South. more
The Smith County Tax Office branch in Noonday has added services to residents living in the southern portion of Smith County. more
United States Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5th District), who represents Cherokee County in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his intentions last week to not seek re-election. “Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018,” Hensarling told supporters in a statement posted to his Congressional website dated Tuesday, Oct. 31. “Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment, and I have already stayed far longer than I had originally planned.” more
Smith County’s Precinct 1 Constable began serving a six-month sentence in federal prison last week after pleading guilty to four counts of willfully failing to pay his federal income taxes in September. Constable Henry Jackson began serving his term at the Seagoville Unit near Dallas on Friday, Oct. 27. After his release, he will be subject to an additional year of probation. more
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