The Texas Division of Emergency Management has notified
Smith County that its family farmers are eligible to apply for low-interest
emergency disaster loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for April
On June 29, President Barack Obama declared nine Texas
counties as primary natural disaster areas, including Smith, Anderson,
Cherokee, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Another 25 counties were named
contiguous counties, including Gregg, Henderson, and Rusk counties.