In law enforcement, a good partner is the ultimate teammate: loyal, trustworthy and will always be at your side to protect and defend. This has been true for as long as officers have been on patrol, regardless of whether that partner has two or four legs. Hunter, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, is just such a partner and he has the contest hardware to prove it. This K-9 is the partner of Smith County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Kevin Petty and serves as a detector of contraband and assists in subduing suspects for the constable’s office.
The Tyler Junior College Veterinary Technician program recognized its inaugural class of graduates during a pinning ceremony held Thursday, May 3, at Picker’s Pavilion in downtown Lindale, school publicity officials announced. The 11 graduates received their pins and took the official veterinary technician’s oath, which was administered by Jennifer Council, program professor. They received their Associate of Applied Science degrees during TJC spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11, in Wagstaff Gym on the TJC main campus.
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.