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Unemployment figures have been released by the Texas Workforce Commission and in the Lindale/East Texas area 3.7 percent of the population was out of work in July. The combined labor force for the Lindale/East Texas area stood at 109,000 with 105,000 remaining employed. The 3.7 percent unemployment rate compares to 4.1 percent for July, 2017, according to TWC figures. more
Several volunteer fire departments from Smith County responded to a 20-acre grass fire in the Winona area on Wednesday (Aug. 29) which was started by a tractor, said County Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson. McCoy-Wasson said a man on the property – located on county road 3103 – was mowing pasture when something on his tractor shorted out, starting the fire. more
Joe and Charlotte Fauss and Calvary Commission of Lindale were recently honored with the Judith Coleman Chaplain Offender Program Award by the American Correctional Association, publicity officials announced. more
The Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool recently donated free safety equipment to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Road and Bridge Department worth more than $16,000, publicity officials announced. more
Friday, August 17, 2018 Officer Stevens responded to a public service at the police department. Questions asked and answered. Officer Ramsey responded to a motorist assist at 16400 Block Woodlands Dr. Officer Ramsey, and Officer Stevens responded to a suspicious person at 15300 Block Brittan Ct. Subject was okay. Officer Stevens, Officer Taylor, Sgt Flores, Detective more
Vaccinations are an essential component of preventative medicine when it comes to protecting the health of a herd of cattle. As National Immunization Awareness Month comes to a close, Dr. Brandon Dominguez, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recommends that cattle begin a routine vaccination schedule at a young age with the guidance and administration of an accredited veterinarian. “Cattle should receive their first vaccination against clostridial diseases and respiratory viruses at least two weeks prior to weaning,” more
Maintenance crews from the Texas Department of Transportation plans to conduct routine ditch work on roadways around Smith County this week, said spokesperson Kathi White. Mill and inlay operations will begin the week of Sept. 3, on Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. between US 271 and FM 14. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. more
The Texas Education Forum hosting six candidates and six public education advocates will be held beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Canton Civic Center at 800 Flea Market Road, publicity officials announced. more
Tyler Junior College faculty and staff started their new academic year with a weather report -- of sorts -- as TJC class of 2000 alumna and local TV meteorologist Katie Vossler served as guest speaker for Fall Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 21. more
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