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Lindale Alumnus Makes Rugby All-Star Team as Freshman

Lindale Alumnus Makes Rugby All-Star Team as Freshman

Colleen Starkey, Sports and Assistant Editor

January 15, 2019


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Texas A&M freshman and Lindale alumna Lynsey McKinney was selected to play for the Texas Rugby All-Star team before being invited to attend the All-American Junior Women’s Rugby camp over Christmas break in Chula Vista, California. She began playing rugby in mid September for the 15-person tea...

Faculty Member Creates Charity in Memory of Former Student

Faculty Member Creates Charity in Memory of Former Student

Brady Blaylock, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

         She silently walks into the closet. Her eyes pause on the frame of a beautiful girl with shining red hair.  Putting a shirt on a hanger, she smiles with a warm feeling in her heart. Then, she takes a step back to look at all the clothes and shoes that will soon find their new owners...

Senior Year: A Balancing Act of Growing Up

Senior Year: A Balancing Act of Growing Up

Kaylee Rodriquez, Editor-In-Chief

January 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Staff Blogs

All of my life I grew up hearing “Do not grow up too quickly!” or “Stop wishing you were an adult; you will regret it!” Something that could be easily dismissible in the innocence of my childhood ended up being something I catch myself beginning to say to those younger than me. I never knew h...

Volleyball Teams Receive District Awards

Volleyball Teams Receive District Awards

Haylee Haxton, Copy Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Showcase, Sports

   Now that all of postseason play is finished for volleyball across the state of Texas, the District 15-5A Awards have been announced.  The Lindale Lady Eagles finished the 2018-2019 season with an overall record of 33-9, a district record of 8-2 with a second place finish, and were also Bi-Distri...

Junior Has Long-Awaited Surgery

Junior Has Long-Awaited Surgery

Bailey Spencer and Alanna Kologey

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Video

Her heart jumps as her fingers brush the bandage on her face. She has waited for what seems like a lifetime to be free of the extra cells around her eye, and she can not help but wonder if she will recognize herself. Nerves run wild and excitement tingles in her thoughts. With a shuddering breath, she s...

Making Art Out of Metal

Making Art Out of Metal

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

He hammers the mendable metal against the smooth, solid anvil. After taking one final swing, he takes a sharp look at the tip of his blade to make sure the edges are aligned and the middle is even. With a smile on his face, senior Brady Smith carefully sets aside his masterpiece to let it cool before shipping ...

Sophomore Eagle Scout Project Brings Accessibility to Local Park

Sophomore Eagle Scout Project Brings Accessibility to Local Park

Caroline Phillips, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

   Sophomore Jaycob Kenney recently completed his Eagle Scout project.  He was able, with city permission, to add handicap accessible features to Pool Park.    “When I was building this, I thought of my cousin.” Kenney said. “She has cerebral palsy and uses canes now, but this was befor...

Senior Paints Ornament for State Representative

Senior Paints Ornament for State Representative

Bailey Spencer, Copy Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Senior Chloe Bryant painted an ornament to portray State Representative Cole Hefner’s district. The school was approached in late October by Hefner’s office for the school to pick a student. “[Bryant] was selected as a student who was both talented and available,” art teacher Rebecca Harrison s...

Bowling Their Way to Success

Bowling Their Way to Success

Carter Colvin, Photo Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Showcase

Students in the Life Skills program competed in the bowling Special Olympics on November 8 at Oil Bowl Lanes in Longview. Fourteen students competed and all won a bronze, silver or gold medal which qualified them to win free bowling balls, bags and shoes. “Seeing these kids light up when they wins...

Movin’ On Up

Movin’ On Up

Haylee Haxton, Assistant Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

She shuffles the papers filling her desk while adjusting the wooden plaque with her name in bold across it. A sigh of relief leaves her lips as she is reminded of where she began. All those years ago, praying she could make ends meet for her children led her to a place she never expected. Hometown...

Students in Advanced Audio/Visual Class Partner With Theater to Create Films

Students in Advanced Audio/Visual Class Partner With Theater to Create Films

Carter Colvin, Photography Editor

November 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The advanced audio visual class will be producing both documentary and narrative films to be submitted to the University Interscholastic League and Interscholastic League Press Conference competitions in January.  The group partnered with the theater classes in a cross-curricular endeavor in order to maximize t...

Athlete Spotlight: Senior Football Lineman James Sandifer

Athlete Spotlight: Senior Football Lineman James Sandifer

Colleen Starkey, Assistant Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Video

He joins the huddle as the play is called. In a second, he will line up to block for the quarterback and protect him from potential tacklers. The ball is snapped, and he sees an opposing player quickly race over to take down the QB.  Just in time, he reaches the player and pancakes him to the ground ...

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