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A new face to students, parents, and teachers is now set in place to lead the Bullard High School administration during the 2018-2019 school year. During a regular scheduled School Board Meeting, on Monday, May 14, the Bullard Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of Superintendent Todd Schneider in the hiring of Kevin Blain as BHS Principal, effective at the start of the new school term. more
The Smith County Elections Office is inviting the public to view new voting machines Smith County is considering to purchase. Smith County voters recently had an opportunity to visit the Elections office, while members of the media, as well as election workers, city secretaries for Tyler and Bullard, representatives from Tyler Independent School District, UT Tyler, the Democratic and Republican Parties, and Lighthouse for the Blind, attended a recent demonstration of the new voter machines and learned how they work. more
The late Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton was posthumously inducted into the Texas Division of Emergency Management Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 15. The award was accepted by his widow, Nancy Seaton; his daughter, Melissa Seaton; and Smith County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator Connie McCoy-Wasson, during the Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio. more
The University of Texas at Tyler held its 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, with numerous local residents receiving various degrees. More than 1,200 degree candidates were recognized at the Commencement ceremonies, held inside the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. more
Charities in East Texas benefited from the generosity of more than 2,475 donors during East Texas Giving Day, the region’s day of giving to support local nonprofits. The online fundraising effort began at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24th, and ended at midnight. Based on preliminary results, donors contributed $755,428 to support the causes they care about in 32 East Texas counties in the 18-hour fundraising period. more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced recently that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts a total of $861 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of May. The report released by the Texas Comptroller’s office stated the figures released for May represent a 9.4 percent increase from the amount released statewide in May 2017. more
Friends and family gathered inside of The Brook Hill School’s Upper School Courtyard Saturday, May 19, as the school’s Board of Trustees and administrators bestowed high school diplomas to a total of 84 graduating seniors, the largest graduating class in the school’s history, at the Brook Hill 2018 Commencement Exercises Ceremony. The Brook Hill Class of 2018 will represent the school well as they head into the world, as the Class of 2018 seniors were awarded a total of 327 acceptance letters to 134 colleges and universities around the United States and around the world, while cashing in on $5,315,413 in college scholarships, setting new school records in all three categories. more
The Bullard Education Foundation honored the academic successes of several distinguished Bullard High School students, as well as the hard work of teachers, at the annual BEF Achievement Recognition Banquet Tuesday, May 15, at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler. more
The hallways of several Bullard Independent School District campuses rang aloud with the tones of Pomp and Circumstance recently, as the Bullard High School Class of 2018 took part in the school’s annual traditions of Senior Breakfast and Graduation Walkthrough Friday, May 11. “The Senior Breakfast and Senior Walkthrough events have definitely become traditional events, and we’re big on traditions here at Bullard ISD,” said Donna Jeffus, Coordinator of Alternative Education and CTE. “These particular events have become big events within Bullard ISD and the community, and are always well attended by the senior class and their parents. more
The Bullard Banner News office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The deadline to receive advertising and story information will move to 12 p.m. Friday, May 25 due to the holiday. Anyone wishing to have advertisements or stories in the Wednesday, May 30 issue of the paper is asked to have all information turned into the office by noon on Friday, May 26. more
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