Weather

Second round of storms wreaks havoc on area

Just as East Texans were trying to dry out from a massive spring weather event, a second arrived rapidly on its heels this past week packing 70 mph winds, wreaking havoc and leaving thousands without power for several days. The first storm system roared into East Texas on May 28 dumping several inches of rain

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Storms topple trees, cut power

The late spring storms that barreled through Lindale and East Texas on Tuesday, May 28 downed trees, dumped several inches of rain and knocked out power to thousands of residents. And a second round of strong thunderstorms roared through the East Texas area late Monday night, leaving more than 60,000 residents without power through Tuesday

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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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Early morning clouds vanish as thousands enjoy solar eclipse

On a Monday when great numbers of people were afraid a spectacular “moonday’’ would be ruined by gathering clouds in the morning, Mother Nature came to the rescue for the a large contingent at The Cannery in downtown Lindale. It was a pleasant Eclipse in the Park day (or night, depending on how you looked

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The Economist | Eclipse Economics

Get ready for a big show (where you literally see nothing) with a huge audience! On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The path of totality (where the sun is fully hidden) enters Texas around Eagle Pass and crosses to the northeast,

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City officials making plans for rare solar eclipse April 8

In what promises to be the most eventful three minutes in the city’s history, Lindale tourism officials are gearing up for the total solar eclipse scheduled to arrive on April 8. The Total Eclipse of the Park will be a three-day event held at Darden Harvest Park to commemorate the rare eclipse which will be

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It’s time to start a vegetable garden

Time of planting is super critical. There are basically three kinds of vegetable crops you can grow: winter (cool-season) plants, spring and fall (mild-season) plants, and summer (hot-season) plants. The time to plant spring vegetable gardens with mild-temperature loving plants like beans, cucumbers, peppers, squash, and tomatoes is almost here.  These plants are generally planted between mid-March and

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East Texans tackle wildfires

    The largest wildfire in Texas history continues to ravage vast portions of the Panhandle, and as firefighters contain the destruction of the Smokehouse Creek fire and other blazes, East Texans are helping hold the line. The record-setting wildfire began Monday, Feb. 26, in Hutchinson County. According to data being collected by Texas A&M

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City officials making plans for rare solar eclipse April 8

In what promises to be the most eventful three minutes in the city’s history, Lindale tourism officials are gearing up for the total solar eclipse scheduled to arrive on April 8. The Total Eclipse of the Park will be a three-day event held at Darden Harvest Park to commemorate the rare eclipse which will be

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Cold start to new year as freezing temperatures, ice hit East Texas

It didn’t take long into the new year for winter’s fury to arrive as East Texans shivered through some serious, bone-chilling temperatures beginning early Monday (Jan. 15). Winter storm watches and warnings accompanied the icy weather with accumulations ranging to just under an inch in most places. Temperatures dropped into the lower teens late Monday

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