Commissioners Court

set to meet Tuesday

The Smith County Commissioners Court will convene Tuesday for its regularly scheduled weekly meeting.

The court will receive an update on jail population, which has been trending upward in recent weeks. They also will vote whether to approve the sale of about three dozen struck off properties. Struck off properties are typically those that are owned by the taxing entity due to delinquent taxes.The agenda also includes a contract renewal for the Smith County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office’s federal equitable sharing agreements.

The meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Court at the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson St.

— Cory McCoy

DPS IDs man killed

in motorcycle crash

A Tyler man died after being ejected from his motorcycle Sunday morning in Winona.

William Powell, 33, of Tyler, was pronounced dead on the scene of the wreck on County Road 345 just west of Wildcat Drive at about 9:42 a.m., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Powell’s 2013 black Harley Davidson motorcycle was going east on CR 345 when it veered north off the roadway for an unknown reason into a ditch and struck a tree.

The motorcycle then launched into pasture and came to a stop, according to the DPS preliminary investigation.

DPS said the investigation is still on going.

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