Smith County Commissioners approved a resolution proclaiming January 19, 2017, as "Cristy Arscott Day" in Smith County, honoring her for her 20 years of service as executive director of the Smith County Bar Association.
The 12th Annual Best Chocolate Dessert in East Texas Contest will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd Street in Tyler. The event is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Smith County Extension Education and City of Tyler Glass Recreation Center. Cash awards will be given for first, second and third place in youth (up to age 17) and adult (age 18 and older). Door prizes will also be given out and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable snack items for the Glass Recreation Center's after-school programs.