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Early voting for the March 6 primary elections begins Tuesday, Feb. 20 at various locations around Smith County, including the Lillie Russell Memorial Library in downtown Lindale. Hours and dates for early voting will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 23; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Feb. 26-March 2. more
Lindale’s sales tax figures followed the downward trend for the majority of Smith County entities this past month as local merchants experienced a 2.21 percent drop compared to this time a year ago, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office. Five of the nine cities in the county were on the negative side of the ledger during this reporting period which compares January’s 2017 sales to those in January, 2018. more
Smith County Engineer Frank Davis told county commissioners this past week his road crews will undertake several road bond projects in the next couple of months, with work in the Bullard area slated first. Davis presented his second monthly report concerning road bond projects to the court on Tuesday, Feb. 6. County voters approved a $39.5 million bond for road work in November. Four roads in the Bullard area are scheduled for reconstruction and overlay in February. They include County Roads 113, 119, 121, and 152. more
The second annual Lindale Rotary Club Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner, benefitting several local entities and organizations, is scheduled for 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26 in the Lindale Junior High School cafeteria, club officials announced. LJHS is located at 1500 Woodsprings Road. Tickets are $25 each for adults and $10 for youth tickets ages 7-15. more
LeTourneau University’s total Spring 2018 enrollment of 2,944 is the highest it has been in the past several years, having increased nearly 14 percent since Spring 2015, school officials said. Graduate enrollments are 377, and high school dual enrollment has grown to 786, up nearly 347 percent in the past three years. more
Navigating Medicare can be challenging under the best of circumstances. It becomes even more difficult when someone new to Medicare falls victim to the myths, or misconceptions, about the health care program. Let’s take a look at the most common myths in hopes that you’ll avoid the confusion that could cost you time or money. Myth No. 1: Medicare is free. more
Friday, January 26, 2018 Officer Stevens responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle at 700 Block Whitebear Trail. Report taken. Officer Stevens, and Officer Philpot responded to a suspicious circumstance at 1200 Block S Main St. Settled at scene. Officer Wedgeworth responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle at 700 Block Whitebear Trail. Report taken. Officer Philpot, and Sgt Lazarine responded to a forgery at 100 Block E Centennial Blvd. Report taken. more
A Lindale woman was among the latest true bill dispositions from a Smith County Grand Jury this past week in connection with her arrest on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Pool Park. Lindale police were called to Pool Park on a suspicious vehicle call where they cited 17-year-old Kelsey Wood in possession of alcohol and tobacco products, both misdemeanor offenses. more
The contractor for the Lindale Relief Route will be conducting single lane closures of the I-20 westbound main lanes and the frontage road for Toll 49 bridge work this week, officials with the Texas Department of Transportation said. The closures of the various lanes will occur throughout the week. Local law enforcement will be assisting with work zone traffic control. more
Several special events to honor retiring East Texas Medical Center System CEO Elmer Ellis are planned for February, ETMC publicity officials announced. After 50 years, Ellis is officially retiring on Feb. 28. Among the special events will be a service awards dinner, a community leadership reception and an ETMC team member reception. more
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