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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. more
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. more
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). more
Approximately 400 youngsters and adults enjoyed First United Methodist Church – Lindale’s “Back to School Carnival’’ Saturday, Aug.4 as an outreach to the community to help families get their children ready for school, church officials said. more
Friday, August 3, 2018 Officer Stevens responded to an alarm at 1100 Block S Main St. False alarm. Officer Ramsey, Officer Stevens, and Detective Philpot responded to an escort at 200 Block W South St. Officer Stevens responded to a found property at 3200 Block S Main St. Report taken. Officer Stevens, Sgt Flores, and Detective Philpot responded to a criminal trespass at 17000 Block I20 W. Report taken. Officer Ramsey responded to a public service at the police department. Questions asked and answered. Sgt Flores, and more
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.” more
Despite scattered showers throughout the region, drought conditions and growing fire danger continue to be a major threat to East Texas growers and crops, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service. Panola County reported one small area of the county received 6 inches of rain in a half hour, but the majority of areas only received 0.25-1 inch of rainfall. Cherokee County producers were forced to move livestock due to ponds and creeks going dry. more
Texas Department of Transportation crews will continue to work on projects in and around Lindale as well as Smith County, spokesperson Kathi White announced. Work on the Interstate 20 Ramp Improvement Project – designed to allow for access to Lindale’s East Centennial/I-20 North Parallel Corridor – will carry an estimated cost of $14.8 million. The contractor, Longview Bridge and Road Ltd., is in the process of clearing right-of-ways. more
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