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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two stories exploring Lindale’s business growth and some of the factors which have contributed to this expansion. Last week’s story dealt with the foresight of city leaders in securing extraterritorial jurisdiction areas for the city. Today’s story examines with how the Lindale City Council and city staff have created a vision and plan for the future. more
Seven students from Lindale have qualified for the state Destination Imagination competition in Mansfield April 6-7, school officials announced. Six of the seven attend E.J. Moss Intermediate School and one is home schooled. Destination Imagination is a non-profit organization, led by volunteers, which helps youngsters learn 21st century skills and principles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. more
For the third straight month, Lindale’s sales tax figures were in the red showing a drop of 2.41 percent compared to the same reporting period a year ago, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office recently. Last month, local merchants experienced a 2.21 drop. Five of Smith County’s entities were in the minus category with Bullard realizing a 16.66 drop and Arp next at minus 12.36. New Chapel Hill posted a 34.72 increase to lead the county. more
Smith County Precinct 5 voters chose Lindale’s Jon W. Johnson for their next justice of the peace after this past week’s primary election results were tabulated. In unofficial but complete results, Johnson garnered 2,087 votes to 857 votes for Danny Brown and 564 votes for Darin W. Grissom. There wasn’t a Democratic candidate on the primary ballot and since Johnson tallied more than 50 percent of the vote, there won’t be a runoff and he’ll assume the position next January. more
Friday, March 2, 2018 Officer Stevens responded to a public service at the police department. Questions asked and answered. Officer Wedgeworth responded to a public service at 200 Block Margaret St. Questions asked and answered. Sgt Flores responded to an animal complaint at 3200 Block S Main St. Settled at scene. Officer Wedgeworth, Officer Stevens, and Sgt Flores responded to an accident at 553 I20 E. Report taken. Officer Ramsey responded to a public service at the police department. Questions asked and answered. Officer Stevens, and Officer Ramsey responded to an alarm at 300 Block S Main St. False alarm. Officer Fortunas and Officer Chambers responded to a public service at 300 Block S Main St. Settled at scene. Officer Fortunas responded to a suspicious vehicle at 200 Block Cannery Row. Settled at scene. more
The Tyler Aggie Moms’ annual scholarship dinner and silent auction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler, club officials announced. Guest speaker is scheduled to be U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. more
The Tyler Music Coterie’s Hambrick/Mueller Young Musician of the Year Scholarship auditions are scheduled for Saturday, April 14 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 507 Broad Street in Chandler, officials announced. Deadline for applications is Saturday, March 31. An applicant must be a 2018 graduating high school senior entering college as a music major in a U.S. college or university in the fall of 2018 and live within an approximate 65- mile radius of Tyler. more
The phone call can come at any hour. Your elderly parent has fallen ill and needs your help. If you haven’t gotten the call yet, chances are you will. About 70 percent of our parents will require some kind of personal care during their old age. Sometimes, the care will extend for years. Caregivers often find themselves at wits’ end, careening from one crisis to another and having little time to confront the problem that cropped up yesterday, let alone tackle the one that just reared its head today. The challenges can quickly become overwhelming. more
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has appointed TJC Professor Stephanie Lassanske as a member of the Social Work Field of Study Advisory Committee, school officials announced. The Social Work FOS Advisory Committee helps to create the field of study degree plan for social work in Texas. Lassanske holds an Associate of Arts from Tyler Junior College, a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Texas, and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. more
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two stories exploring Lindale’s business growth and some of the factors which have contributed to this expansion. Today’s story deals with the foresight and vision Lindale city leaders had when they negotiated boundary deals with the city of Tyler. --- It’s easy to assume when looking at Lindale’s recent growth surge that it is a recent phenomenon. more
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