EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two stories exploring Lindale’s business growth and some of the factors which have contributed to this expansion. Last week’s story dealt with the foresight of city leaders in securing extraterritorial jurisdiction areas for the city. Today’s story examines with how the Lindale City Council and city staff have created a vision and plan for the future.
Seven students from Lindale have qualified for the state Destination Imagination competition in Mansfield April 6-7, school officials announced. Six of the seven attend E.J. Moss Intermediate School and one is home schooled. Destination Imagination is a non-profit organization, led by volunteers, which helps youngsters learn 21st century skills and principles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Smith County Precinct 5 voters chose Lindale’s Jon W. Johnson for their next justice of the peace after this past week’s primary election results were tabulated. In unofficial but complete results, Johnson garnered 2,087 votes to 857 votes for Danny Brown and 564 votes for Darin W. Grissom. There wasn’t a Democratic candidate on the primary ballot and since Johnson tallied more than 50 percent of the vote, there won’t be a runoff and he’ll assume the position next January.