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Seven authors, three of which are award-winning, plan to share homemade pie with the public at a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Cameron J- Jarvis Public Library in Troup. These authors are interested in knowing what people want to read and to have the opportunity of sharing stories and books with them. What better way to do that than a pie social? more
History was made when, for the first time, Whitehouse FFA received Gold Status for the National Chapter Award and placed eighth overall in the state at the 90th Annual Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth. The chapter advanced to National FFA to be judged and ranked among all FFA chapters in the nation. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to award FFA chapters who actively implement the FFA mission and strategies. Whitehouse is among the top 10 percent of chapters in the state. more
The Troup FFA officers traveled to Fort Worth to take part in the 90th Texas State FFA Convention, the largest student led youth organization in the nation. The convention, which ran Monday-Friday, July 9-13, attracted over 12,000 students and guests. more
Representatives from several local law enforcement agencies were honored for their service to the community during an appreciation luncheon event, taking place Tuesday, July 17, at the American Freedom Museum, located on the campus of The Brook Hill Upper School. “It is our pleasure to open our doors and welcome these amazing law enforcement officers to the Brook Hill campus,” said Steve Dement, founder of Brook Hill. more
A DNA analyst testified in the murder trial of a suspect accused of killing a Tyler girl after kidnapping her from a Bullard church in 2016, stating that it could take until mid-November for additional DNA testing and the subsequent report to be filed. In a pre-trial hearing for Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, held Thursday, July 12, inside the 241st District Court of Judge Jack Skeen Jr., Kristen Cossota with the Texas Department of Public Safety said that the DPS lab was beginning trace analysis of approximately 400 hairs with possible roots that may give experts enough for a DNA profile. more
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state. “We have already experienced extreme heat in most parts of the state this summer, and DPS wants to remind all Texans that the dangers from sustained high temperatures should not be taken lightly,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Heat-related injuries and deaths are often preventable if we take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and others.” more
Hot, hotter than you can imagine! A total of 14 boy scouts and two adult leaders from Bullard’s Troop No. 366 trekked to Camp Pirtle, southwest of Carthage, and attended Boy Scout summer camp in late June, on the banks of Lake Murvaul. more
A Flint resident was recently arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail after allegedly being seen beating a four-month-old puppy with a belt on video. Keith Allen McAllister, 23, of Flint, was arrested on Tuesday, July 10, and charged with one count of Cruelty to a Non-Livestock Animal, a third-degree felony charge, according to Smith County Jail Records. more
The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will be featured in Tyler on Sunday, July 29, at New Life Worship Center, located at 18535 US 69 in Tyler. This exciting concert event, part of Phelps’ Journey of Faith Tour, begins at 7 p.m. more
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