The Economist | The Short-Term Outlook for the US Economy …

The US economy continues to defy the expectations of many, gaining jobs at a surprising pace given the challenges that seem to pop up constantly. Barring a major setback, we should see the expansionary pattern continue (possibly with some bumps along the way). Here’s a brief look at my latest projections for the US economy

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Lindale Police Department call logs for April 5-11

FRIDAY, APRIL 5: Assault-Simple, 15300 block FM 16 West, Report; Public Service, 3200 block South Main Street, Settled at Scene; Hit and Run Crash, 1400 block South Main Street, Report; Motor Vehicle Crash, 200 block South Main Street, Report; Public Service, 1000 block Brad Circle, Settled at Scene; Verbal Disturbance, 1300 block Brad Circle, Settled

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LHS boys, girls win Area track meet, advance to regionals

Lindale High School will be well represented this weekend at the Region II Track Meet at the University of North Texas in Denton after the boys and girls teams captured the Area meet this past week at Eagle Stadium. The varsity boys won the Area meet with 167 points while the girls secured first place

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Commissioner’s son restricted from entering county courtroom

Lance Phillips, son of Smith County Precinct 3 Commissioner Terry Phillips who was arrested earlier this month (April 2) for disrupting the commissioner’s meeting, was released on a $200,000 bond the next day but must adhere to certain conditions or be jailed again, officials said. Phillips is restricted from entering the county courtroom while the

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Cherokee County man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking

An Alto man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, said Davilyn Walston, spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs. Robert Jessie Martin, 45, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love on April 9, 2024.

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April showers drench East Texas

If indeed “April showers bring May flowers,’’ there should be a lot of blooming going on in the next few weeks thanks to drenching rains across Lindale and East Texas this past week. According to National Weather Service data, the region received between 3 and 5 inches of rain in a 24-hour period beginning early

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County jail inmate dies

Tonya Williams, an inmate in the Smith County Jail, died at the jail shortly after 6 a.m., Sunday, April 7, said spokesman Larry Christian. A code blue – a medical emergency – was called in for the second floor of the jail for someone having a medical emergency. Williams was given CPR then transported to

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Capital Highlights

Agencies blasted over wildfire oversight State agencies and regulators were heavily criticized at a Texas legislative hearing for failing to communicate during the deadly Panhandle wildfires, the Texas Tribune reported. The three-day hearing, held in Pampa, investigated the Smokehouse Creek fire and others that burned more than a million acres, destroyed hundreds of homes, killed

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The Economist | Homebuying

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently settled a major federal lawsuit. The primary issue was the compensation to buyers’ real estate agents required for homes listed on NAR’s multiple-listing services (MLS). While there was the potential for negotiation, most transactions tended to play out according to the default arrangement, with the buyers’ and sellers’

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Commissioner’s son arrested again during county meeting

Lance Phillips, son of Smith County Precinct 3 Commissioner Terry Phillips was arrested this past week after an outburst during the public comment portion of the commissioner’s meeting. Phillips’ arrest on Tuesday (April 2) was the fourth time he had been taken to jail for disrupting a meeting or court proceeding. He was arrested this

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