1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ cup ricotta cheese

1 egg yolk

Frozen puff pastry

1 small onion, diced

2 cups frozen spinach

Readers’ Choice is already upon us again.

2 eggplants

1 bell pepper

1 onion

Mixed Herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary)

2 cloves pressed garlic

3 big tomatoes

2 zucchini

Linden meets for big changes

The Linden City council and the economic development board met Friday, May 7, at the County Seat Café, where they discussed a number of items that included ratifying the vote for the Mayor and Alde

2 ¾ cups flour

2 t baking powder

½ t salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

Vegetable oil, for frying

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

A Town Hall meeting will be held on Saturday, May 22 at Center Hill Baptist Church in Linden at 5:00 p.m.



Columns & Opinions

Rural Jobs Act passes House

We are in the final month of the 87th Texas Legislative Session, the home stretch, and things are moving fast in Austin.


James Pinckney Henderson may not have been one of the most famous of early Texas figures, but his actions were perhaps some of the most important.

‘Constitutional carry’ bill close to becoming law

It is a near certainty that Texans will be allowed to carry handguns without a license in the near future as House Bill 1927 passed both chambers and heads to a conference committee to hash out ame


On May 5, Mexico will celebrate one of its most important patriotic holidays, known simply as Cinco de Mayo. It marks the victory of Mexico over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

State shows largest numerical population gain

Texas stands to gain two seats in the U.S.

Constitutional carry passes house

Last week, the House passed the only bill that we are constitutionally required to pass, the state budget.


Atlanta met up with Winnsboro last week in the first round of the baseball playoffs.

bloomburg softball takes titles, head to regional

Bloomburg’s softball team beat Yantis and Neches to claim both bi-district and area titles recently. The Lady Wildcats will face Saltillo in the regional semi-finals.

Atlanta’s softball team had a very successful season and until this past weekend had only lost two games all season long.

Linden-Kildare’s baseball team battled Alba-Golden last weekend, May 7-8, in a 3-game series.


MUMS Symphonic Band members, Jeremiah Turner, Chloe Vess, Cade Warren, and Ryan Raines performed on Saturday, May 1st at Pleasant Grove in the ATSSB Region 4 All-Region Band.


Jennifer Easter Girls’ Basketball MVP

Daimion Collins Basketball MVP and Caver Johnson Award

Kym Sheppard Most Improved Volleyball and Basketball



Congratulations to the newest members of the AR 100 - 3rd Grader Bostyn Huddleston, 4th Grader Ealianna Mebane, and 5th Graders Landry Peace, Noah Sheffield, Breckin Wells, Kaci Wilson, Payten Fren

Local author publishes book

Kimberly Strong, a Linden-Kildare graduate and the 2001 Miss Linden recipient recently published her first book.

Our winner this week

Our winner this week is Crystal Engle of Antioch. This was the closest race yet with 102 votes; second place got 92.

Queen City High School mathematics teacher, Lesley Dotson, was recently nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

 The Spring 2021 Wine

The Spring 2021 Wine, Women and Artistry event was held at O’Farrell Vinyards Saturday.

Congrats to Atlanta Middle School’s 2021 Cheer Squad!

Back row: Jaliyah Gordon, Kayden Allen, Aleesha Parkman, Brooklyn Thompson, Alajia Starling, Emma Jo McCall, Addison Spencer, Jayda Blaylock, and Madison Jones.


Keith Shelton

Keith Douglas Shelton, age 69, of Bivins, Texas, transitioned to his new life with no pain with Jesus Christ, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family.

Charles Robert Allen

Charles Robert Allen, 89, of Linden, went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 8, 2021.

Doris Larson Mahaffey

Doris Ann Larson Mahaffey, age 77, of Bivins, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in a Athens, Texas adult care facility.

Shirley Ann Finlayson

Shirley Ann Finlayson, age 71, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, and to be reunited with the love of her life, Friday, May 7, 2021 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family

Norman W. Wright

Norman W. Wright, age 79, of Douglassville, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

Dr. Irwin Boger “Bo” Price IV

Dr. Irwin Boger “Bo” Price IV, 36, of Atlanta, Texas was born on June 9, 1984 in Atlanta to Irwin Boger “Bogie” III & Janet Price.

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