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The Smith County Tax Office branch in Noonday has added services to residents living in the southern portion of Smith County. more
United States Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5th District), who represents Cherokee County in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his intentions last week to not seek re-election. “Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018,” Hensarling told supporters in a statement posted to his Congressional website dated Tuesday, Oct. 31. “Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment, and I have already stayed far longer than I had originally planned.” more
Smith County’s Precinct 1 Constable began serving a six-month sentence in federal prison last week after pleading guilty to four counts of willfully failing to pay his federal income taxes in September. Constable Henry Jackson began serving his term at the Seagoville Unit near Dallas on Friday, Oct. 27. After his release, he will be subject to an additional year of probation. more
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
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