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A member of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court who was previously under investigation by the Texas Rangers was deemed innocent by a grand jury. Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood (Precinct 4) faced scrutiny since a personal item was noticed on his expense report submitted during a Commissioners Court meeting in July. more
The spirit of Christmas is on its way back to the streets of downtown Bullard, as the annual Bullard Christmas Parade and third annual Bullard Christmas Kickoff events will take place Monday, Dec. 4, hosted by the City of Bullard and Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce. more
Members of the Bullard Rotary Club were able to make the Thanksgiving holiday a special one for several Bullard residents, as the organization took part in an annual tradition of passing out Thanksgiving turkey dinners. This year, a number of the organization’s members passed out the meals to Bullard families on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Bullard Elementary School campus, while other members traveled to deliver the meals at residences around the city. more
On the breezy afternoon of Friday, November 17, a small delegation from the Haiti National Amputee Soccer Team visited Bullard and provided a demonstration of amputee soccer at Bullard City Hall. The team is traveling across America on a Goodwill Tour, sharing their story of hope through athletic performances, artwork, and stories of triumph through tragic circumstances. more
Texas homeowners may postpone paying the current property taxes on the appreciating value of their homes. Homeowners may take advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” by signing an affidavit at the Smith County Appraisal District office. This special form of tax relief allows homeowners to pay the taxes on 105 percent of the preceding year’s appraised value of their homesteads, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homesteads. more
Residents of the city of Bullard who use the city’s trash services are noticing a slight increase on their water bills beginning in the month of November, as a new fee pertaining to trash services has gone into effect. A new administration fee approved by the Bullard City Council during a special called meeting held Monday, Sept. 25 began accumulating on residents’ accounts on the first of October, and is now on their November bills. more
With any job in law enforcement, officers need special equipment designed for their safety and protection. Bullard Police Department’s K-9 officer now has such a piece of life-saving equipment available thanks to a non-profit company. Epor, who has been the BPD’s K-9 officer for approximately three years, recently received a bullet and stab protective vest that will protect him while on the job with his partner, K-9 Officer Steven Anderson, who has been with Epor since the K-9 joined the force. The protective vest has made its way to Epor thanks to a donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. more
Two years after being arrested and charged with Enticing a Child, the trial for a former coach at The Brook Hill School began earlier this week. For five years, Clements, 63, of Flint, also known as “Papa Ricky” to Brook Hill students and in the community, served as the Lady Guard volleyball head coach, as well as the head coach for the Lady Guard basketball team. The trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the court of Judge Randall Rogers in the Smith County Court at Law No. 2. more
A Bullard man, originally arrested and indicted for sexual assault of a child, was sentenced last week on a lesser charge of Enticing a Child. Cory Jacob Caraway, 25, of Bullard was arrested April 17 after a warrant was issued by District Judge Christi Kennedy. Caraway was indicted in June for sexually assault of a child – a teenager with whom he was engaged in a long-term relationship. He was released the next day on $75,000 bond. more
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