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Smith County road plan addresses Lindale needs

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The Smith County Commissioners Court received its first presentation on the proposed, six-year Smith County Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project on Tuesday, Aug. 8, said public information officer Casey Murphy. County Engineer Frank Davis rolled out the first working draft of the plan, a 52-page document listing potential road projects costing between $100 million and $120 million.

On Tap

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Encouraged by the success of the Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival, city tourism and The Cannery officials are looking to tap into another popular form of liquid refreshment in a couple of weeks – the craft beer market.

Lindale’s sales tax figures up 5.64 percent

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Even though Lindale’s sales tax figures were down a bit from July’s reporting period, merchants still realized a 5.64 percent increase from this period in 2016, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently. Locally, merchants realized sales of $1,964,570.11 for July, 2017 compared to $1,859,530.08 for the same period in 2016, according to Hegar’s figures. July’s figures showed a 6.79 percent jump for Lindale’s merchants.

TJC plans solar eclipse viewing Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 16

The total solar eclipse will be the biggest science event of the year, and all of the action will be covered live – rain or shine – on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College, school officials said. In addition to an outdoor viewing, the TJC science center will offer showings of “Totality,” a 25-minute film about solar and lunar eclipses and how they occur. The TJC science center is located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus. Parking is free.

CCF plans new “Moms, Inc.’’ year

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Community Christian Fellowship will begin a new year of “Moms, Inc.’’ on Sept. 19 with the theme “A Year of Blessing,’’ CCF officials announced. The program will be a Bible-based curriculum and is geared to guide a mother’s journey to experience a life of blessing more fully.