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Sales tax receipts drop slightly in Lindale

4 days ago

For the first time in several months, Lindale’s sales tax receipts fell into the minus category, showing a 2.23 percent drop as compared to the same time in 2016, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office. This is outside the norm for Lindale merchants who realized positive returns for all of 2017.

Night work to close I-20 at FM 849

4 days ago

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation have announced night work is scheduled the rest of this week constructing a new over pass at FM 849 and Interstate 20 near Hideaway. This work will necessitate nighttime closures of I-20 with traffic being routed to ramps, said TxDOT spokesperson Kathi White. Work will begin in the eastbound lanes and the westbound next to allow the contractor to set the new bridge beams. Motorists are urged to take alternate routes to avoid delays during this work.

County plans first bond sale in May for roads

4 days ago

The Smith County Commissioners Court received its first monthly update during its weekly meeting (Tuesday, Jan. 9) on the $39.5 million bond package to improve county roads. Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said he plans to provide a monthly update about the bond projects to keep citizens updated about the status of projects under construction, as well as upcoming projects.

Nonpartisan forum scheduled

4 days ago

Concerned Educators of Senate District 2 will hold a nonpartisan forum with candidates for Texas Governor, Lt. Governor, District 2 Senate and House places on Jan. 20 at the Canton Civic Center beginning at 11 a.m., publicity officials announced.

Junior high girls win first place in weekend tournament

4 days ago

The Lindale Junior High School Lady Eagles hosted a basketball tournament this past weekend with two teams winning first place and two teams winning second place. The 7th grade B team won first place as did the 8th grade B team. The 7th grade A team and the 8th grade A team both claimed second place in their respective divisions.
  • OBITUARIES

    • Herbert Smith

      4 days ago

      Services for Herbert “Herb’’ Smith, 81 of Swan, were held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van with Chaplain Robert Laird officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel Cemetery in Smith County. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Prescott, Ark. and died Jan. 7, 2018 in Lindale. He was a resident of Swan most of his adult life.

    • Richard W. Folsom

      Wednesday, January 10

    • Jimmie Wayne Huffhines

      Wednesday, January 10