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Independence Day celebrations are planned for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Tyler north of Whitehouse, and Eagle’s Bluff Country Club in Bullard. The annual fireworks show at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Hot dogs, water, snow cones and watermelon will be provided free (while supplies last). Food vendors will be available for sales of chicken sandwiches, barbecue, popcorn, soft drinks and more. more
Hearing a child’s first words is one of a parent’s proudest moments in life. Watching that child start to master their language by ways of vocabulary words, English homework and college essays can be an exciting journey for a parent to witness. more
Community Activities Jam session and sing along Jam session and sing along runs from 1:30-4 p.m. each Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Acoustic instruments only. Music includes Country, Bluegrass and Gospel. TASCA members are free. Guests are $1 each. TASCA is located at 10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd), Whitehouse. more
Texas Rangers, a Justice of the Peace and Smith County Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigators were called in to process a scene at the Smith County Jail early on Monday, June 12. An inmate had died due to an apparent suicide by hanging. Jail staff found Carlos Jose Hernandez Jr, 21, of Troup, dead in his cell at about 12:20 a.m. Justice of the Peace Judge Quincy Beavers was called after medical personnel were on the scene. Following his inquest, Beavers ordered that an autopsy be completed by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas. Hernandez had been placed in a side cell on suicide watch so he could be monitored. He had responded to questions from officers upon his booking that gave them concern for his safety. more
Sales tax allocations for the State of Texas paid out were 3.6 percent more than in June 2016. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced $640 million was sent out to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts last week. These amounts are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. more
A Smith County Woman accused of hitting an out-of-town driver and a local Good Samaritan on Loop 49 in April turned herself into authorities last week and was charged with two counts. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a three-vehicle accident on Loop 49, just north of Highway 64, at around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. more
The Shark Brothers will appear at 1 and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. Tickets are $5 for children, seniors and students and $7 for adults. Parking is free. more
Growing up in Cushing, Caleb Davis was raised to do the right thing. His father Ross, who Davis credits as the most influential person in his life, made sure he had what he needed. He needed God, love, food and big dose of character. Troup will soon see that his parents did a pretty good job of bringing up a man who can stand tall in a crisis and can also take a knee to talk to a child. more
The Smith County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office is currently trying to locate the following individuals. If anyone has any information, call 903-590-4729 and ask for Courtney Isaacks or Katrina Kam. All information will be kept confidential. more
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