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Area unemployment at 3.7 percent for October

Wednesday, November 28

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Lindale/East Texas area stood at 3.4 percent for October, topping the 3.7 rate for the rest of the state, according to figures released recently by the Texas Workforce Commission. Out of a combined labor force of 110,300 in the Lindale/East Texas area, 106,500 were employed. This was a slight improvement over September’s 3.5 percent for the Lindale/East Texas area.

ETCOG’s GoBus now free for vets

Wednesday, November 28

Officials with the East Texas Council of Governments have announced veterans or military clients can now ride for free on the GoBus, a trip that had previously cost $4 per ride. To take part in this offer, riders will need to notify the ETCOG dispatch office of their service as they are setting up an appointment and show their driver a form of service identification for their first trip.

TJC schedules winter, spring registration

Wednesday, November 28

Tyler Junior College is offering online and walk-in registration for its upcoming winter and spring terms. Online registration is available at www.tjc.edu/register. Walk-in advising and registration will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Apache Rooms in Rogers Student Center, on the TJC main campus.

LHS takes down Jacksonville in basketball, 61-45

Wednesday, November 28

The Lindale High School boys basketball team ran its record to 3-0 this past week with a 61-45 win over Jacksonville in the LHS Gym. This win, added to a victory over Whitehouse on Saturday and an earlier win over Tatum enabled the Eagles to start the season with a perfect record. Cody Collinsworth led the Eagles with 21 points against Jacksonville. The 7-footer recently signed with the University of Portland. He moved into the Lindale ISD from Pilot Point.

Meals on Wheels’ “Santa for Seniors’’ set for Dec. 15

Wednesday, November 28

“Santa For Seniors’’ hosted by East Texas Meals on Wheels in partnership with Alpha Media Group, will continue until Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, officials announced. Things will conclude on Dec. 15 with adult and student civic organizations holding a “gift wrapping’’ party at the Alpha Media Group offices.

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