Winter arrived with a vengeance this week in Lindale and around East Texas, with freezing rain turning to snow early Tuesday morning and accumulations of approximately 2-3 inches seen by mid-morning Tuesday. Driving was hazardous all around East Texas, as thick ice coated U.S. Highway 69, FM 16 and FM 849 around Lindale.
Each January, school boards across the state are recognized and Lindale ISD officials have expressed their appreciation for the work performed by the seven trustees currently on the job. Lindale ISD trustees “are the voice of our Lindale community, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our children,’’ said LISD Superintendent Stan Surratt.
Shelbie Glover, president and CEO of the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce, recently completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year, nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, IOM officials announced. The IOM is a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tyler Junior College opened its Spring 2018 semester with convocation ceremonies Tuesday (Jan. 9) in Wise Auditorium, school publicity officials announced. TJC President Dr. Mike Metke welcomed faculty and staff after a performance by the Chapel Hill High School Jazz Band. Metke said 15 of the 18 members of the high school group were connected to TJC through dual credit classes, Early College High School or the TJC Promise scholarship program.