Applicants Sought for Appraisal Review Board Service

TYLER − District Judge Robert Wilson, administrative judge for the state district courts in Smith County, is accepting applications from Smith County citizens interested in service on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) for the Smith County Appraisal District (SCAD). An application should be submitted to Judge Wilson through the SCAD Taxpayer Liaison Officer no later

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Smith County Employee Recognitions

  Smith County Commissioner Cary Nix was honored during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, for 10 years of service to the county. County Judge Nathaniel Moran thanked Commissioner Nix for his decade of service and said he is very deliberate in his thoughts and his speech. Judge Moran said he was an easy

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Senate Redistricting Committee Seeks Public Input

  AUSTIN—Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston) announced today that the Texas Senate Redistricting Committee will hold a series of regional hearings to solicit testimony from the public about the upcoming redistricting process. In a first for the Texas Senate, these regional hearings will allow members of the public to testify before the Committee via

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Smith County Property Tax Payments Due

  Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector Gary Barber said since January 31 falls on a Sunday this year, those mailing their property tax payments must have them postmarked on or before February 1. They will be able to make payments online, in person or through the Tax Office’s new drop-box in Tyler until Monday, February 1,

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Smith County Jury Duty Cancelled for Monday, January 25

Smith County has cancelled jury duty for Monday, January 25, 2021. Smith County residents who were planning to report for jury duty on Monday with their yellow cards DO NOT have to make the trip to the Smith County Courthouse. However, if you have received a summons to report for jury duty on Tuesday or

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Gregg County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Anabolic Steroids

Online sales of anabolic steroids generated over $450,000 in proceeds MARSHALL – A 53-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today. Tony Goss pleaded guilty on Sep. 30, 2020 to possession with the intent to

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Suspect jailed on murder, aggravated assault charges

Demarkus Bircher, 21 of Tyler, remains in the Smith County Jail on murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from a shooting which occurred around midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Smith County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry Christian said. Deputies responded to a shooting call in the 3200 block off Jackson Avenue in the New Chapel Hill

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ET men jailed for involvement in Capitol riot

Two East Texas men remained jailed for allegedly taking part in the unlawful siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, federal officials said. Ryan Nichols, 30 of Longview and Alex Kirk Harkrider, 33, of Carthage were both arrested on Monday (Jan. 18). Nichols is in the Smith County Jail while Harkrider is being held

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