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Farmersville names new City Manager

Farmersville names new City Manager

Farmersville employees and citizens are looking forward to the arrival of a new man at the helm of city staff. After three years without a city manager, and two installments of a s ...

Truancy costs schools $21 Million

Truancy costs schools $21 Million

One or two unexcused absences seems like no big deal, but when you add up the numbers the amount of funds being lost per student is astronomical. A recent report released by the Tu ...

Council talking trash in Lindsay

Council talking trash in Lindsay

During last Tuesday’s city council meeting, Lindsay City Service Director Mike Camarena guided council through a study session focusing on the City’s future involvement with Consol ...

Water regulations go underground

Water regulations go underground

Local irrigation districts, water conservation districts, counties, and cities are looking to organize Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) before June 2017. The “what” is sim ...

Woodlake attempts to avoid water woes

Woodlake attempts to avoid water woes

Well inefficiencies are not uncommon in a drought that is in the midst of its fourth year. There is nobody who is exempt from the effects of another dry summer, including the City ...

East sees stars shining bright in Lindsay

East sees stars shining bright in Lindsay

Lindsay – Although soccer season may have officially ended a few months ago, Lindsay High’s Frank Skadan Stadium came alive one final time Friday, June 26 for the 7th annual Centra ...

A Wish for Alex

A Wish for Alex

Watching idly by while a loved one suffers from the crippling grip of cancer is more than anyone can take. Nonetheless there are families and friends all across the Valley, state a ...

Farmersville budget looks up the road

Farmersville budget looks up the road

Farmersville is hoping to provide more for its residents, starting with the roads they drive on. According to Mayor Greg Gomez, 25 million dollars of the 32 million dollar budget i ...

Groundwater sustainability is slippery to define

Groundwater sustainability is slippery to define

Where surface water is easy to see, calculate, and sell, the rivers that flow beneath the earth are much more of a quandary. In a world of regulation of resources the laws that app ...

SOS: Save our Sequoias

SOS: Save our Sequoias

OK, we put live salmon in trucks and bring them up river because of the drought. What are we willing to do to save another iconic species - the ancient giant sequoia trees in our o ...

General Tree re-‘Grant’ed National title

General Tree re-‘Grant’ed National title

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks – On June 20, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., over 170 people attended a ceremony held at the General Grant Tree, a national shrine in memory of the m ...

East sees stars shining bright in Lindsay

Lindsay – Although soccer season may have officially ended a few months ago, Lindsay High’s Frank Skadan Stadium came alive one final time Friday, June 26 for the 7th annual Central Section All-Star Girls Soccer game. With the best Tulare and Kings County had to offer converged on the field for one night, there were […]

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Supervisor salaries in line with Valley counties

  The Tulare County Board of Supervisors received three raises in the last three years, leading many employees and citizens to believe Supervisor salaries were inflated for the size of the County. But a recent investigation by the Tulare County Grand Jury reports the salaries are near the median for other county governments in the […]

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 ‘The Voice’ of the Valley to play in Exeter

Rudy Parris, former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” is bringing his fame and faith to Exeter this week. Parris will be performing a praise and worship concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3 at Cappella Coffee House in Exeter. Parris made his national television debut on Oct. 1, 2012 during Season 3 the vocal […]

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Farmersville and Lindsay plan ahead

With budget season in the midst public and private agencies are planning for the future of their organizations. School districts in particular are focusing on how their funds will meet the needs of students, staff and faculty. As of June 22 all four school districts in the foothills have passed their Local Control Accountability Plan […]

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Obituary: David H. Sandidge

At David’s request there will be no services. David was born in Lemon Cove on July 29, 1918. He passed away on June 22 in Visalia at the age of 96. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evensmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

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A Wish for Alex

Watching idly by while a loved one suffers from the crippling grip of cancer is more than anyone can take. Nonetheless there are families and friends all across the Valley, state and country doing just that. For the Fernandez family, they are not simply watching while their youngest son and sibling Alex fall terminally ill […]

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