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Next Courthouse Citizen Input Meeting Set for November 18

Smith County officials have held three Smith County Courthouse Citizen Input Meetings throughout the county this month, and plan to hold one in Tyler on Monday, November 18.

Smith County is working to formulate a plan for a new Smith County Courthouse. Before a plan is presented to voters, Smith County officials are working to gather public input on whether the public agrees that a new courthouse is needed, where it should go, what factors for consideration are most important, and to answer any questions or listen to any comments citizens may have.

Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran and Commissioners have been holding evening meetings in each of the county’s precincts.

On November 4, Judge Moran talked to 14 people at the first meeting in Lindale, in Commissioner Terry Phillip’s Precinct 3.

On November 7, Judge Moran and Precinct 2 Commissioner Cary Nix held a meeting in Whitehouse that was attended by 15 people

On November 12, Precinct 1 Commissioner Jeff Warr held a Citizen Input Meeting in Bullard, which was attended by 38 people.

On Monday, November 18, Judge Moran and Precinct 4 Commissioner JoAnn Hampton will host a meeting from 6-7 p.m. at St. Louis Baptist Church, 4000 Frankston Highway in Tyler.

Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran has said the intended timeline is to present an initial plan for a new courthouse in the spring of 2020, hold additional public meetings throughout the summer of 2020, to ensure the citizens have full and accurate information, and to call for a vote on a proposed plan for the November 2020 election.

Smith County has created a new webpage – Smith County Courthouse Planning -- which lays out the county’s intentions, includes courthouse studies conducted over the last 20 years, and has a Citizen Input Survey.

County officials are asking all Smith County residents to take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief survey, which can be found at


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