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County road meeting for Lindale switched to high school

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Smith County officials met with more than 75 residents from the southern portions of Smith County Tuesday, July 11 in Tyler to listen to their road concerns at the first Road and Bridge Strategic Planning Citizen Input Meeting, said public information officer Casey Murphy.

Benefit concert set Aug. 11 for ET Fraternal Order of Police

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Country music recording artist Curtis Grimes will headline a benefit concert for the East Texas Fraternal Order of Police on Friday, Aug. 11 at Coach’s and Cowboys in Tyler, said event organizer Holly Rand. In addition to the concert, a model car show will be featured as well as food and fun activities for all ages. The benefit will begin at 4 p.m. with food, drinks and games, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Advance concert tickets are $15 and are $20 at the door for those 18 and older. The venue is located at 8374 Paluxy Drive in Tyler and tickets can be purchased online at www.TXFOPLodge51.org. The East Texas Regional Fraternal Order of Police seeks to better the law enforcement profession throughout East Texas. Business and individual sponsorships are currently being sought for the fundraising event. For information regarding sponsorships, contact Event Management Project Progress at 903-780-7969 or Holly@ProgressRocks.com.

A&M AgriLife research celebrates 50 years

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OVERTON – While the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton celebrated 50 years serving Texans July 12, the extension service has grown to become a statewide, national and international agricultural education agency during the past 100-plus years. For the past 50 years, the Overton center has helped guide cattle, forage, ornamental plant and fruit and vegetable production. And AgriLife Extension outreach programs to educate producers and the public about best recommended practices.