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Courthouse project updated

During their regular meeting on May 14, Smith County Commissioners received an update on the county’s parking garage and courthouse construction projects, which are scheduled to be open in the fall of 2024, said Public Information Officer Casey Murphy. The five-story, 543-vehicle parking garage is on schedule, Murphy said, at a cost of $15.4 million.

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Lindale Graduation Tab – 2024

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Early voting under way for county precinct election

Smith County residents living in the Commissioner Precinct 3 area can cast early ballots in the Republican Primary Runoff Election through Friday, May 24, county officials said. The only race on the ballot will be for the Smith County Precinct 3 Commissioner Runoff between incumbent Terry Phillips and challenger J. Scott Herod. General Election day

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TPWD Emphasizes Need for Boaters to “Clean, Drain, and Dry”

  AUSTIN – As we approach Memorial Day and summertime, Texans throughout the state will head to the water for fun and recreation. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) urges boaters and paddlers who enjoy the waterways to do their part to protect the Texas lakes we love from aquatic invasive species. “Memorial Day

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LISD ready to close out another successful year

In a matter of days, more than 300 Lindale High School seniors will cross the graduation stage, culminating a 12-year journey and open the door to their future. For Lindale ISD Superintendent Stan Surratt, graduation is the culmination of another successful year for the district, a year in which academics, athletics and various types of

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Commissioners approve going with new vendor for elections

Smith County Commissioners heard reports concerning tax abatements throughout the county as well as changing vendors for record keeping for voters and elections during their regular weekly meeting held May 7. After considerable discussion, commissioners approved the change to VR Systems by unanimous vote. County Elections Administrator Michelle Allcon told commissioners officials with California-based Votec

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Council OKs keeping Tyler CPA firm

Lindale City Council members approved retaining Gollob Morgan Peddy to perform the city’s audit for fiscal year 2023-24 during their regular meeting held Tuesday, May 7. In related news, the votes from the May 4 city election, which saw Jerretta Nance Pate defeat incumbent Place 2 council member and Mayor Pro Tem Yvette Martin 170

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Lady Eagles fall to Canton in softball; Baseball team advances to semifinals

Lindale High School’s Lady Eagles were bounced from the Class 4A Regional Semi-Finals state softball tournament this past week while the boys baseball team advanced in the state playoffs to take on Texarkana Pleasant Grove on Saturday, May 18 in the Regional Quarterfinals. BASEBALL The Eagles began their run through the playoffs with a pair

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37th Annual Lindale Rodeo returns

The 37th Annual Lindale Champions Rodeo, sponsored by Peltier Chevrolet and The Edwards Team at Century 21 First Group, will get under way at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16 at Cross Brand Cowboy Church, 11915 FM 2015, east of Lindale, officials announced. Action will continue through Saturday, May 18. Mutton Bustin’ begins each night’s activities

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GoBus expands with in-house maintenance facility underway

ETCOG proudly announces the groundbreaking of an in-house maintenance facility for GoBus. This facility will enable staff to implement thorough preventive safety measures on organizational vehicles throughout the 14-county region. “Following years of research and planning, we are thrilled to be commencing the groundbreaking of construction,” stated Transportation Director Vince Huerta. The decision to establish

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