Hoping to improve upon their 4-6 season from a year ago, Lindale High School’s Eagles begin that quest Friday night (Aug. 17) with scrimmage against the Crandall Pirates at Eagle Stadium.
The freshman and junior varsity teams will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by the varsity.
Nearly 10 years ago, Lindale ISD trustees asked district taxpayers to approve a bond proposal for improvements which included a new junior high school, the performing arts center and a new baseball/softball complex.
Monday night (Aug. 13), the LISD board unanimously passed a resolution calling for another bond election – for $32.410 million – to provide new classrooms for the high school, expansion of the high school cafeteria, a multi-use activity center, improvements to Eagle Stadium and funds to beef up the district’s security.
Tyler Junior College Board of Trustees have scheduled public hearings on a its proposed tax rate for 2018-19 – 0.199926 per $100 valuation which is the same as last fiscal year -- with both meetings scheduled for the White Administrative Services Center on the main TJC campus, school public officials announced.
The first public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 and the second is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
The board approved the tax rate during a special called meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Continuing a steady climb since the first of the year, Lindale’s sales tax figures improved from last month’s report, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office.
Lindale’s share of the sales tax pie was minus 0.2 percent, up from July’s .93 percent.
These figures are based on comparisons from July, 2017 ($1,964,570.11) to July 2018 ($1,960,619.72).
The University of Texas at Tyler’s STEM-focused K-12 charter schools have a new name: University Academy, school officials announced.
“Our new name, University Academy, indicates we are the beneficiary of the leading-edge pedagogical research from UT Tyler’s College of Education and Psychology,” said Dr. Jo Ann Simmons, University Academy superintendent. “The name is also appropriate because our students will graduate with an average of 30 hours of college credit from a UT institution, giving them a head start as they continue on to higher ed.”