Young adult job fair, car show among upcoming East Texas events


Young Adult Job Fair Set for Tuesday

Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton is teaming up with Workforce Solutions East Texas to host a job fair for young adults from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Baptist Church, 4000 Frankston Highway.

People ages 16 to 24 who are interested in finding work are asked to dress for success and bring their resumes to the job fair, where on-site hiring and workforce resources will be available.

Workforce Solutions holds targeted youth job fairs that highlight the skills and training youth have gained through its training opportunities, and work to connect employers with them for long-term sustainable employment.

Vendors scheduled to be at the job fair include Express Employment Professionals, Snelling Staffing, Tyler Junior College, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Workforce Solutions East Texas, UT Health Northeast, Mastercorp, Anderson Merchandisers, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corp, A.T. Staffing, Baker Ripley, Trinity Valley Community College, Bradshaw State Jail, Etech, Office Pride, Just Energy, Suddenlink Communications, Advantage Resourcing, Right at Home, Texas College, Celina’s Staffing, Community Access Inc., Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores and Cricket Wireless.

The event is being held in April in connection with National County Government Month and National Youth Month. It is being sponsored by the East Texas Council of Governments under grants from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


Law Day celebration luncheon at UT Tyler

The Smith County Bar Foundation and Smith County Bar Association will celebrate Law Day on Wednesday. Law Day is the largest gathering of attorneys in Smith County and recognizes the achievements of local lawyers, legal staff, and non-attorneys. The theme designated this year by the American Bar Association is “The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.”

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road. The event is open to the public and reservations are $35. Reservations are available online at or by calling the Smith County Bar office at 903-526-2700.

The Smith County Bar Foundation’s 2017 Justinian Award will be presented to the Honorable James W. "Bill" Bass. The Justinian Award is a lifetime achievement award given to an out- standing Smith County attorney for his or her com- munity service, legal ethics and professionalism.

The recipient is chosen based on his or her out- standing conduct, character, and exemplification of a distinguished level of professionalism among lawyers in the bar. The Smith County Bar Association’s 2017 Award of Excellence will be presented to Robert H. Wilson.

Information: More details about Law Day can be found at Smith County Bar, American Bar Association or by calling 903-526-2700.


Classic car show to benefit Frankston students

There will be a classic car show in the parking lot of the Frankston ISD Administration building, 100 Perry Street, Frankston, from 10 a.m. to noon on May 6.

The car show will benefit the Frankston class of 2021. Registration for the event is $20 per car. Car show participant prizes will be drawn every 20 minutes.

Refreshments will be available.

Information: Contact Jensy Bizzell at 903-477-4128. 

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