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“I don’t want another mother to go through what I’m going through right now.” Monica Bigham is speaking out on her son’s death and the bullying Dalton endured as a student in Bullard Independent School District. more
As Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas earlier this month, a local man, with the help of family members and friends, set out to help his fellow Texans during the clean-up process. more
Teaching Spanish classes at Bullard High School is the day job for husband and wife teaching partners Colby and Melinda Reid, helping students conjugate verbs and learn to correctly pronounce the Spanish alphabet. After the school bell rings to dismiss students for the day, the couple continues to team up, as they travel the short distance to Tyler to enjoy learning and training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. more
Smith County Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson was sentenced in federal court last week stemming from his guilty plea earlier this year on four counts of willfully failing to pay his federal income taxes. Jackson was given a six-month sentence in federal prison, as well as a year of probation during a sentencing hearing Tuesday, Sept. 12, in front of Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell in the United States District Court for the Easter District of Texas. Jackson, who has served in his position since 1999, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday, May 16, as he was presented with the information and decided to plead guilty rather than having the case brought before a Grand Jury. more
Officials announced on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has selected Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas System, which includes The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, to form a new health system to benefit East Texas. Ardent will assume majority ownership and day-to-day operations of the new system. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. more
Known throughout East Texas for its giving heart in times of need, the Bullard community, as well as Bullard Independent School District and The Brook Hill School, stepped up to help their neighbors from Southeast Texas who were directly impacted by the flood waters and storm damage of Hurricane Harvey last week. Through a collaborative effort of collecting from the Bullard community, as well as Lindale Church of Christ, Bullard Church of Christ, Southside Church or Christ in Jacksonville, and Sadler’s in Jacksonville, a total of five trucks and four trailers loaded down with donations departed Bullard and traveled to Mauriceville, with Campbell Custom Homes owner Jason Campbell aboard the expedition. more
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