July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SBA announces July 28 FEMA deadline for disaster loans

Officials with the United States Small Business Administration have announced business owners can file for disaster loans as a result of the damaging and deadly storms that rolled through Smith County in May. More...

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Columns

Funny, he seemed so alive just yesterday

My phone rang the other day and when I answered it, the lady on the other end was surprised to hear my voice. “You’re not dead?” she asked. More...

Texas continues to reap benefits from space exploration

Throughout history, space has intrigued mankind. Ancient monuments are aligned with the sun, moon, and stars. Navigators throughout history have studied the stars to find their way across oceans. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY FORRER

Memorial services for Shirley Forrer, 86, of Tyler and formerly of Hideaway and Fort Worth are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 in the Browning Heights Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth with family members officiating. More...

LISD names King new police chief

Joey King, who has been with the Lindale ISD in a law enforcement capacity for the past five years, has been named the district’s police chief for its new police department, LISD officials announced. More...

First Fourth Celebration a hit

Patriotism on parade in Lindale

Despite rainy weather, more than 2,000 people attended and enjoyed the city of Lindale’s inaugural “Pre Fourth of July Celebration’’ on Saturday, June 27 in downtown Lindale, said Seong MacLaren, director of downtown developme More...

News

Smith County issues first same-sex marriage license

The Smith County Clerk’s Office issued its first same-sex marriage license at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, June 29, said County Public Information Officer Casey Murphy. This was the first such license issued by county officials since the U.S. More...

CODE TALKER AT ROTARY CLUB

Joe Martinez, a Native American Code Talker seen here with Lindale Rotary Club President Charlie Rand, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the club. More...

Fire officials urge common sense for Fourth celebrations

On Saturday, Americans will once again celebrate the country’s birthday with Fourth of July events, which inevitably will include fireworks. More...

Sports

New softball coach hired for Lindale High School

Meredith Grant, who has been an educator and softball coach since 1999, has been hired by the Lindale ISD as its new head softball coach for Lindale High School, Superintendent Stan Surratt announced. More...