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State Representative Travis Clardy will host town hall meetings across House District 11 to provide a legislative update on the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature and the Special Session that followed. The general public is encouraged to attend and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. more
Last week, millions of people across the United States of America experienced an event that is considered to be “once-in-a-lifetime, including a large crowd of students, parents, and community members gathered to witness the event at Bullard Intermediate School. As the moon crossed the path directly between Earth and the sun, a rare total solar eclipse was seen in the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court held a special meeting Monday and voted unanimously to approve and adopt an order calling for a $39.5 million bond election with a 10-year maturity to be held on Nov. 7. The money received from the bonds, if approved, will be used to pay for major county road and bridge projects over three years, which, according to commissioners, is Phase I of a six-year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project. more
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the first called Special Session of the 85th Texas Legislature came to a end. The Special Session brought about significant legislation to benefit public schools in Texas, according to "The House and Senate came together to provide relief and necessary funding for our school districts and retired teachers," said Nichols. "Right before the Special, I met with superintendents, retired teachers and educators from across Senate District 3 to discuss what they wanted me to focus on during this session. The passing of House Bill 21, which I was proud to support, addresses many of their issues." more
The administration of Bullard Independent School District welcomed back teachers and staff members from all six of the district’s campuses at the annual Bullard ISD Convocation, held Monday, Aug. 21, at Bullard High School’s Audry B. Owens Auditorium. “Convocation is my favorite day of the year,” said Todd Schneider, Bullard ISD Superintendent. “In our business, we get really busy during the summer in preparing for the next school year, and you don’t get to see the benefit of that until Convocation when teachers and staff are back on campus and students are about to come back. It’s always a powerful day for me personally and we try to make it that way for all of the employees of the district.” more
Kacy Crook is one for proving people wrong. Crook graduated Friday, Aug. 18 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College in Waco. She walked across the stage at the Waco Convention Center with more than 500 students from the Waco, North Texas and Williamson County campuses. Her parents and aunts attended the ceremony. more
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