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The Christian Women’s Job Corps has received a grant from the United Way of Smith County to help their female constituents with the cost of childcare while enrolled in CWJC’s program, officials announced. The childcare subsidization will allow students of CWJC to complete a 12-week training program without the worry of childcare expense in order to gain necessary computer and employment soft skills. more
COLLEGE STATION – Vaccines are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to protect your horse’s health, preventing the contraction and spread of infectious diseases including Rabies, West Nile Virus, and Influenza. In continuation of National Immunization Awareness Month, Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers recommendations for equine vaccinations, suggesting that horses begin a routine vaccination schedule at a young age. more
Rachel Caine, a New York Times bestselling author, will be a part of a Writer’s Workshop scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Tyler Rose Garden, publicity officials announced. The workshop is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. University of Texas at Tyler creative writing professor Annet Jessop will also participate in the workshop. more
As first year college students go through a lot of growing pains as they face new challenges and opportunities. From figuring out which major to choose, learning how to juggle work and school and just living on your own for the first time, scam artists lie in wait hoping they students make a mistake. BBB reminds first year students to make wise life choices by making educated decisions. more
The Smith County Commissioners Court voted on Tuesday (Aug. 7) to continue a burn ban issued the previous week for Smith County. Smith County Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said the area was continuing to see dry conditions, low humidity and winds, which combined create a great risk for wildfires. Each day, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for Smith County has climbed, and on Tuesday morning it was at 686, she said. When used to determine forest fire potential, the KBDI ranges from 0 to 800. more
The Smith County Purchasing Department was recently awarded the 23rd annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2018 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc., said public information officer Casey Murphy. This award is earned by public and nonprofit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria, she said. more
After a year of working on a redesign, Smith County officials have announced the launch of a new website which should make finding public information easier for residents, said public information officer Casey Murphy. more
Smith County taxpayers are looking at a tax hike for fiscal year 2019 after county commissioners gave preliminary approval of a rate of 33.7311 per $100 valuation during their regular meeting this past Tuesday, (July 31). The proposed tax rate compares to 2018’s rate of 33 cents per $100 valuation. more
Texas Department of Transportation crews have begun the Interstate 20 Ramp Improvement Project from U.S. Highway 69 to Jim Hogg Road in Lindale, the first stage of providing access for the city’s East Centennial/I-20 North Parallel Corridor. This area is a planning partnership involving the city of Lindale, Smith County, the Texas Department of Transportation and eventually, the U.S. Department of Transportation. more
A job fair for hourly employment opportunities with Sanderson Farms is scheduled over a two-day period beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Tyler Junior College’s North Campus in Lindale, company officials announced. Other sessions and times are: Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Thursday, Aug. 16. Times are 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Officials said job seekers can attend any one of the nine session times to learn more about the various career opportunities available with the company. more
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