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The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce has opened its annual patriotic scholarship essay competition and is now seeking entries. The application process for the 2017 BACC Red, White, and Blue Patriotism Essay Competition began last month. The purpose of the competition is to honor American veterans and the sacrifices they have made to ensure freedom. more
Smith County has released an informational video so voters can easily obtain information on the Road Bond Election set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. “We are committed to go above and beyond in this process to make sure the public has full, accurate and timely information about the upcoming bond election,” Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran said. “We want them to make an informed decision, whether for or against, when they vote.” more
On September 29, 2017, in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas, a jury of 12 members found Clifton Wayne Jones guilty of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim, who shall remain nameless, confronted her accuser and testified about a series of sexual acts that Mr. Jones inflicted on her over a period of several months. more
Members of The Brook Hill School community will gather together to celebrate the school’s history, while also looking towards the future, at the ninth annual Founder’s Day Celebration event, to be held Monday, Oct. 9 more
With the city of Bullard being known originally as a farming community, one of the city’s local farms is celebrating a milestone in its history, as it prepares to open the front gates and welcome tourists and school children on field trips for another year of fall fun. Moore Farms, a favorite location for many East Texans in the fall known primarily for its vast fields of pumpkins, is located at 22142 CR 181 in Bullard, and is now open for all to come and experience. more
The Bullard Rotary Club announced a change in the schedule to its upcoming fourth annual golf tournament event, to be held Monday, Oct. 9, at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club, located at 700 N. Eagle’s Bluff Blvd. Originally scheduled to feature two flights for players hitting the links in support of the Bullard Rotary Club, the tournament will now feature just an afternoon flight, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a lunch served at 11:30 a.m. and a 1 p.m. tournament shotgun start. more
Four Smith County firefighters recently paid tribute to victims of September 11, 2001 by participating in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, held at the Renaissance Tower in Dallas on Saturday, Sept. 9. The annual event is a tribute to first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Each year, thousands of people gather in downtown Dallas to be a part of the incredibly symbolic and intensely physical tradition of stepping up to honor the fallen. Smith County Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson recognized the men for their efforts during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Sept. 26. more
A 35-year-old Flint man pleaded guilty to arson and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in September, according to Smith County Public Information Officer Casey Murphy. more
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