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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $710.4 million in local sales tax allocations for June. The report released by the Texas Comptroller’s office stated the figures released for June represent an 11 percent increase from the amount released statewide in 2017. more
A total of 17 Boy Scouts and seven adults are headed to the north woods of Canada on an epic outdoor adventure where they will be blessed by canoeing, fishing and enjoying God’s handiwork and seeing wild creatures that are not in East Texas, when they trek north to the Northern Tier Canoe Base in Ely, MN. more
Smith County Treasurer Kelli White was named as a finalist for a statewide County Treasurer’s award. The County Treasurers Association of Texas held its 46th annual Education Seminar in San Marcos recently. more
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents that many customers can skip the trip to a driver license office altogether, which is especially convenient during the busy summer months. Most residents who are eligible to skip the trip are not taking advantage of the option to quickly renew their Texas Driver’s License or identification card online (or by phone). Address changes can also be taken care of online (or by mail) in many instances. more
Texas State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) recently was presented with the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ from the Texas oil and gas industry at a luncheon for East Texas leaders at the Lufkin Lions Club. “I am honored to be presented with the ‘Legislative Champion Award’ from the Texas Oil and Gas Association and other industry members,” said Nichols. “I understand how important the oil and gas industry is to our state in not only providing jobs for Texans, but also in ensuring Texas maintains its strong and growing economy.” more
An arrest was made last week in the case of vandalism at two local Brookshire’s grocery stores in Smith County. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the case began in early March when a Smith County deputy responded to a report of graffiti at the Brookshire’s store in Flint, located in the 20100 block of Highway 155 South. more
On June 12, 2018, in the 369th Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas, Jose Trevino was found guilty of sexually molesting his stepdaughter. The victim, who shall remain nameless, confronted her accuser and testified about the multiple times that Mr. Trevino crept into her room while she was sleeping and would molest her. more
State Rep. Travis Clardy announced that a member of his district staff will be on hand Wednesday, June 20, at the following locations to meet one-on-one with constituents who wish to discuss state legislative issues or who need assistance with state agencies: - Rusk – Singletary Memorial Library from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. more
With the summer months now in full swing, several local churches are offering children the opportunity to take part in a number of upcoming Vacation Bible School events around Bullard. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court and Veteran Services Office on Tuesday kicked off “Operation Reciprocity: Serving Those Who Served Us,” a summer-long outreach initiative for the local veteran community. The county will provide information to the public about services offered by the Smith County Veteran Services Office (VSO) and will ask for feedback about how the county can better serve the local veteran community through its VSO. more
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