As work continues on the FM 849 bridge near Hideaway, Lindale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Yeakley said his department has been busy to smooth out any problems related to emergency services in the area. On Tuesday Nov. 14, a truck carrying an oversized load (a tank vessel) on Interstate 20 crashed into the bridge, causing major structural damage.
Now that you’ve enjoyed your first holiday meal of the 2017 season, it’s time to look forward to the Christmas in Lindale Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2. The jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, will make his annual appearance during the Lindale Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade, which will kick things off at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of E.J. Moss Intermediate School. The parade will move out of the school’s parking lot and turn north on Highway 69 before concluding at the parking lot of Lindale’s First Baptist Church on Hubbard Street, across from Picker’s Pavilion at The Cannery in downtown Lindale.
Members of the Lindale Garden Club enjoyed a Thanksgiving-themed meeting earlier this month in the home of Frank and Pat Turner, publicity officials announced. Club member Debbie Wortman provided the meal, while C.W. Pilgrim shared stories of the importance of showing and expressing gratitude. Upcoming activities were also discussed, with plans being made to place wreaths on the residents’ doors at Lindale Healthcare Center and two side areas will be decorated at Colonial Nursing Home.