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Sales tax drops again in Lindale

Wednesday, May 16

While Lindale’s sales tax receipts remained in the minus column for the fifth straight month, the percentage wasn’t a low as it was in April, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar. Local merchants experienced a 2.59 percent drop compared to a year ago, but it wasn’t as large as April’s figure which was 4.21 percent.

Magnolia knocks Lindale out of state playoffs

Wednesday, May 16

Lindale High School’s baseball season ended in Bryan this past Friday (May 11) as the Magnolia High School Bulldogs dropped the Eagles 6-1 and 15-1 in the area round of the Class 5A playoffs. The Eagles finished their season with a 23-8-1 record after taking second place in District 17-5A this year. Magnolia will now go on to play Georgetown in the regional round. Georgetown defeated another 17-5A team, Ennis, in the area playoffs. The Tigers finished third in district behind Lindale.

Lindale, Hideaway students earn UT Tyler degrees

Wednesday, May 16

Commencement exercises were held for more than 1,200 degree candidates representing four colleges at the University of Texas at Tyler during the weekend of May 4-5, school publicity officials announced. School president Dr. Michael Tidwell, Heartland Security Insurance Group Chairman and CEO Billy Hibbs Jr. presented the candidates from the college of Nursing and Health Sciences, college of Arts and Sciences, the Soules College of Business and college of Education and Psychology and college of Engineering.

Lindale Rodeo arrives May 17

Wednesday, May 16

When the month of May arrives, East Texans know the 31st annual Lone Star Ram Lindale Championship Rodeo presented by Real Edge Real Estate is about to begin another three-day run at the Lindale Rodeo Arena. This year’s rodeo will be May 17-19 with gates opening at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17, officials announced. Live music will be on the schedule with rodeo action getting under way at 7:30 p.m. each day.

Former LHS golfer just misses place in national tournament

Wednesday, May 16

Golf can be a cruel game, something the Oklahoma Christian Eagles were reminded of on Wednesday (May 9) at La Paloma Golf Course in the NCAA Division II South Central-West Super Regional in Amarillo. After three days and three rounds of grinding golf, the Eagles finished just one shot out of a playoff for a spot in the Division II Championship later this month. To make matters worse, none of the Eagles were able to earn one of the two available individual berths in the national tournament, either.

    • John C. Kilgo

      Wednesday, May 16

      Funeral services for John Carter Kilgo, 86, of Hideaway, were held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Wade Funeral Home chapel in Hubbard, Texas with interment in the Penelope Cemetery in Penelope, Texas. Local arrangements were handled by Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale.

    • Shirley June Williams

      Wednesday, May 16

    • Janet E. Benson

      Wednesday, May 9

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