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For over three decades, one thing has been constant in the life of Dan Campbell: his job with the United States Post Office in Flint. Now, with an average of 10-15 job changes in a worker’s lifespan, Campbell is about to embark on a new adventure, as he will officially retire from the Post Office on Monday, July 31, ending a career spanning a total of nearly 33 years. more
While most school-aged children are taking it easy at home during the months of summer vacation, a total of 15 Boy Scouts representing Troop No. 366 were camping in tents in the June while attending the Trevor Rees Jones Scout Camp, near Athens. The Scouts attended the camp for a week, allowing the Troop to have fun together, learn life skills, and even tempt fate by rappelling down a 30-foot tower, among other activities afforded to them during the camp adventure. more
Smith County officials met with more than 75 residents from the southern portions of the county Tuesday, July 11, to listen to and hear their concerns at the first Smith County Road and Bridge Strategic Planning Citizen Input Meeting, held inside the Tyler Police Faulkner Park Substation. more
After an intermission for the summer months, the Bullard Panther Marching Band is getting back together, as the organization prepares to host a number of summer band events for both incoming and returning members. “I’m extremely excited about the upcoming school year for the band,” said Gary Jordan, Bullard ISD Director of Bands. “We’re predicting to have around 180 members of the Panther Band this year, with roughly 60 of those being freshman band students. Even though it’s not a year to advance in UIL marching contest, we’re looking at performing at contests in Sunnyvale, Mineola, and Royse City, as well as performances at the State Fair of Texas, Disney World, and at halftime at a Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack football game. more
The man who has been accused of causing a wreck on Interstate 20 East in Van Zandt County resulting in the death of a mother and her young child has been officially charged. Terry Donte Rose, 48, of Garland, was charged last week with two counts of criminal negligent homicide as a result of the wreck involving two other vehicles. According to the preliminary report provided to Bullard Banner News by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Rose, identified as the driver of a 2014 Ford F-350 truck, was traveling eastbound on I-20 near Van at approximately 9:53 p.m. on Friday, July 7 Rose’s truck struck the back of an eastbound 2004 Ford Taurus, causing the Taurus to crash into the back of a 2007 Audi. more
Two Smith County Sheriff’s Detectives will be undergoing surgery soon and a blood drive has been planned in their honor. Detective Sherman Dollison was injured during the Smith County Courthouse shooting in 2005. Last year, he learned his kidney was failing because of his past injury and he needed a transplant. Detective Josh Hill has stepped up in a big way by giving Dollison one of his kidneys during a transplant surgery planned for August. more
The Smith County Area Go Texan committee will host the fourth annual Smith County Area Go Texan Scholarship Fundraiser Gala Saturday, July 22, at the Harvey Hall Convention Center, located at 2000 W. Front St., in Tyler. more
Donald Love, a Bullard High School graduate, is an avid dancer, and will soon have the opportunity to dance on one of the world’s biggest stages once again. Love was recently selected as one of 18 young dancers on the 2017-2018 Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue hip-hop dance team, his second consecutive year to claim a roster spot on the squad. more
The city of Bullard was recently in the spotlight, as the Smith County Commissioners Court highlighted Bullard as a part of the court’s Connecting Communities initiative. more
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