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The University of Texas at Tyler today announced a tuition adjustment proposal that would help fund new student success initiatives and remediate the impact of cuts to the state-funded portion of UT Tyler’s budget. The proposal, which must be approved by the UT Board of Regents, would increases tuition for the fall 2018 and fall 2019 terms. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, approved the completion and final payment of two large road projects in the county. The Commissioners Court voted to accept the completion of the construction contract with Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd., for road improvements to County Road 1261 (Big Eddy Road), as well as CR 1253. The contract was approved for $1,274,544, and was completed for $1,129,340, with an underrun of $145,204, Smith County Engineer Frank Davis reported. more
The Bullard High School theater program recently transported kids of all ages through one of the most recognizable works in literature, as the company wrapped up its performances of its 2017 musical event, “Willy Wonka: The Musical,” based on the popular book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by British author Roald Dahl. more
A motion to delay was granted in the trial of a former Brook Hill coach who was arrested and charged with Enticing a Child in 2015. Originally scheduled to take place Monday, Nov. 27, the trial of Ricky Eugene Clements, 63, also known as “Papa Ricky” to Brook Hill students and in the community, was to begin in the court of Judge Randall Rogers in the Smith County Court at Law No. 2. more
One of the newest traditions to be featured in the city of Bullard continues to shine brightly in the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season, as several local businesses, organizations, and community members took part in the third annual Bullard Christmas Tree Decorating Contest this year. This year’s contest was a part of the third annual Bullard Christmas Kickoff event, celebrating the start of the Christmas season, held Wednesday, Dec. 6, in downtown Bullard. more
The trial of the suspect accused of kidnapping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in the city of Bullard in November 2016 could be rescheduled to a later date due to a delay in DNA testing. During a pre-trial hearing held Thursday, Dec. 14, inside the courtroom of the 241st District Court of Judge Jack Skeen Jr., suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia made an appearance with his legal defense team, as well as prosecutors from the Smith County District Attorney’s Office. more
Another successful season for the Bullard Future Farmers of America Leadership Development Events teams has now come and gone, but not before representing the organization at the State level and bringing home a State competition banner. more
A total of 24 Boy Scouts and parents from local Bullard Boy Scout Troop No. 366 will embark on the experience of a lifetime in the North Country and Canada, canoeing through some of the 2,000 lakes in Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park in June 2018. “Our troop is blessed that we have a town and parents that support our Boy Scout Troop’s adventures” said Mark Maple, assistant scoutmaster. “Our troop has never attempted this High Adventure camp, but when I mentioned it to the Scouts, they were all in.” more
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