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A new business on Bullard’s Main St. now calls the city home, with the hopes of bringing fashionable men’s wear to the East Texas area. Bo Botello, owner of Botique, located at 475 E. Main St., Suite B, opened up the location in late September, with business at the retail location now in full bloom. “I am so excited to be open in Bullard,” said Botello. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for so long and I believe we’ve picked the most wonderful spot to do it. We have so many wonderful people around us and now, they don’t have to run into town with all the traffic to pick up something to wear; they can come here to us, and we have what they need. Business has been great since we opened up. We’re all very thankful to all of our clients.” more
A sense of patriotic pride will fill the streets of the city, as the Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce prepares to host the 18th annual BACC Red, White, and Blue Festival on 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 ways, and we hope that it will continue to be a family fun event, weather permitting, as always.” more
The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the organization’s 2017 annual patriotic scholarship essay competition. The BACC Red, White, and Blue Patriotism Essay Competition application process began in the month of October. The purpose of the competition is to “honor American veterans and the sacrifices they have made to ensure freedom.” more
The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce has announced additional details regarding one of the largest events held annually in the city of Bullard, as the organization is preparing to welcome thousands of community members and visitors in patriotic style for the 18th annual BACC Red, White, and Blue Festival Saturday, to be held Nov. 4, in downtown Bullard. To start the 2017 version of the BACC Red, White, and Blue Festival will be a continental breakfast for veterans, active military members, and their family members at Bullard Southern Baptist Church beginning at 8 a.m. more
A Bullard man was arrested earlier this month after attempting to rob a Longview business at gunpoint. According to arrest records, Santiago Galvan Jr., 19 years old, of Bullard, was arrested by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on Thursday, Oct. 12 and charged with Aggravated Robbery in Gregg County. more
While many recognize the month of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, few realize October also serves as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Throughout this month, a Bullard mother has been working hard to raise awareness about the condition through the life and smile of her young daughter. In an exclusive interview with Bullard Banner News, Leslie Hestwood, mother of three-year-old McCall Hestwood, discussed her daughter’s Down Syndrome and how she is bringing about awareness and helping to educate those who may not know about the condition. more
The streets of downtown Bullard will soon be filled with the holiday spirit, as the City of Bullard and Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Bullard Christmas Parade and third annual Bullard Christmas Kick-Off events 3-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. “We are so excited to now have this as a City Event, and to partner with the Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce to put on this event and the parade,” said Chelci Amburgy, City of Bullard Director of Public Relations and Communications. “This year will be full of lots of fun activities, food, Santa, Hot Chocolate, vendors, a photo booth, and of course the amazing parade! Mark your calendars because this is an event that you will not want to miss.” more
The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved an inter-local agreement with Tyler Junior College’s Veterinary Technology Program to provide services to the Smith County Animal Shelter. more
Due to dry conditions and a lack of rain in recent weeks, Cherokee County officials have placed the county under a burn ban. Set into place by Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis, a burn ban is a mandatory order which local governments are empowered to take action on the behalf of those they serve. more
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