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The Smith County Commissioners Court this past week approved a three-year tax abatement for an engineering firm that plans to renovate and relocate to the long-vacant The Forum Building in downtown Tyler, said county public information officer Casey Murphy. Action came during the commissioners’ regular weekly meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 14. It was approved unanimously. more
Texans aged 65 or older, those who are disabled and disabled veterans may postpone paying delinquent and current property taxes on their homes by taking advantage of an option called “tax deferral” by signing an affidavit at the Smith County Appraisal District office, said SCAD’s chief appraiser Mike Barnett “If the affidavit is on file, an over-65 homeowner, one who is disabled or is a disabled veteran, cannot lose a homestead because of delinquent taxes,” Barnett said. This special form of tax relief also halts a lawsuit filed to collect delinquent property taxes on the home, according to Barnett. more
Members of the Lindale Garden Club enjoyed a Thanksgiving-themed meeting earlier this month in the home of Frank and Pat Turner, publicity officials announced. Club member Debbie Wortman provided the meal, while C.W. Pilgrim shared stories of the importance of showing and expressing gratitude. Upcoming activities were also discussed, with plans being made to place wreaths on the residents’ doors at Lindale Healthcare Center and two side areas will be decorated at Colonial Nursing Home. more
Now that you’ve enjoyed your first holiday meal of the 2017 season, it’s time to look forward to the Christmas in Lindale Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2. The jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, will make his annual appearance during the Lindale Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade, which will kick things off at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of E.J. Moss Intermediate School. The parade will move out of the school’s parking lot and turn north on Highway 69 before concluding at the parking lot of Lindale’s First Baptist Church on Hubbard Street, across from Picker’s Pavilion at The Cannery in downtown Lindale. more
The $39.5 million Smith County Road Bond passed with 73 percent of the vote Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to complete but unofficial voting totals. Smith County ballots showed 4,411 people, or 73 percent voted for the bond, while 1,629, or 27 percent voted against the issuance of bonds for road and bridge construction and major improvements. more
Lindale shoppers and businesses will have a bit of extra spice this Christmas season thanks to a clever promotion from the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce. Ella The Chamber Elf will be the focus of the “Lindale Business Scavenger Hunt,’’ designed to promote local businesses and bring more local shoppers into Lindale stores. more
Lindale’s country music superstar Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year award during the 2017 CMA Awards this past Wednesday (Nov. 8) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In addition to the vocalist of the year category, she was nominated for Album of the Year (“The Weight of These Wings”), Single of the Year (“Tin Man”), Song of the Year (“Tin Man”) and Music Video of the Year (“Vice”). more
A story in the Lindale News and Times on Nov. 2, which told of volunteers from Lindale traveling to the Texas Gulf Coast to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, contained some misleading information which was provided to the newspaper. more
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