March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local politician files bill to nix pot prohibition in Texas

On Monday, Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) filed House Bill 2165 to strike all references to marijuana offenses from the Texas statutes. This represents a comprehensive repeal of marijuana prohibition in Texas. More...

Coalition underscores pot concerns for kids

It’s time to talk about a serious issue: the effects of marijuana legalization on youth. Marijuana is already legal in some states, and with local news breaking stories like “Rep. More...

Manager aims for March 23 first day

Following a short, closed session discussion, Kilgore City Council members officially (and unanimously) approved the appointment of their new city manager Monday and, in another 5-0 vote, extended a contract for his signature. More...

Filing closes for May vote

The end of the filing period for the 2015 Spring election brought no major challenges to the anticipated ballots. Closing at 5 p.m. More...

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Daily Digest

DAILY DIGEST

WEDNESDAY KILGORE SENIOR CITIZENS club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Lions Club Building at 307 Rusk St. All seniors 55 or older are eligible for membership. THURSDAY More...

Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ..... Avoid a controlling person at all costs -- you will be a lot happier if you do. Trust your inner voice. You might surprise some of your friends with a sudden change. More...

Medicine may be vital in this osteoporosis case

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 57-year-old female, and I have osteoporosis. My average T score is -3.3. My L4 is -4.1. My doctors have told me that it is genetic and that calcium, vitamin D and estrogen are of no help. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 8:55 AM

Sports weather update for Thursday: Oil Belt baseball tourney games canceled for today

Schedule has been revised to host games Friday, Saturday; softball will play Saturday

Ice and snow, and just downright wet conditions, have forced Kilgore High School's baseball program to call off the first day of the Oil Belt Classic tournament that was to be played here at Driller Park on Thursday. More...

KHS loses to Paris on buzzer-beater; KC's season ends at RXIV tourney

No Kilgore basketball fan went home happy Tuesday night -- not the Kilgore High School fans who traveled to Forney to see their team take on unbeaten Paris in a third-round playoff game, and certainly not Kilgore College fans, who went to Jacksonvill More...

Bulldogs sting Hornets again, move to round 3

TYLER – Early on, the second-round playoff game here between Kilgore High School and Athens High Friday night looked like a very even matchup. But Kilgore proved in the second half that it was anything but. More...

Breaking News - 4:49 PM

'01 Rangers lead list of KC 2015 hall inductees

Basketball standout, Phoenix Sun Marcus Thornton on list, as well

One of the most accomplished teams in the history of Kilgore College and a current NBA star will headline the class of the Kilgore College athletic hall of fame this fall, the college has announced. More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2015 6:29 PM

OISD, KISD, SISD, KC delay Thursday start in light of frigid forecast

According to OISD Superintendent Stephen Dubose, "All Overton ISD campuses will delay the start of school on Thursday until 10:00 due to the possible icy conditions predicted overnight." More...

Mayoral candidates draw for a position on May 9 ballot

After picking the chance to draw first for a place on the City of Kilgore's Spring 2015 ballot Randy Renshaw, a former city council member, pulled No. 2 Thursday morning. More...

KC approves tuition, fee increases

With a 6-2 vote, the Kilgore College Board of Trustees increased tuition and fees beginning next fall. More...

'Rettes accept arts award in capital ceremony

“The company we are in in regards to the dance industry is pretty phenomenal,” Rangerette Assistant Director and Choreographer Shelley Wayne said. More...

KILGOROUND

“I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.” – Author Mary Lasswell • More...

Local

Boards address safety, ADA issues at stadium

R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium was once the cause of tension between Kilgore College and Kilgore ISD, but the two boards agreed Monday night the stadium needed safety improvements. More...

Schools' trustees weigh future of Heights

Although Kilgore ISD and Kilgore College would like to create a partnership around Kilgore Heights Elementary School, neither entity is ready to take the leap yet. More...

The Hall Monitor

Look out, Disney World, here comes the Bulldog Band! This Friday, the Kilgore High School Band will be making the trip to Florida to march in the Magic Kingdom parade. Good luck to all the students and directors, and have a Magical time! More...

Obituaries

VIOLA LOUISE HODGES

Services for Mrs. Viola Louise Hodges, 92, of Liberty City will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, with Rev. Bruce Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Cemetery in Kilgore. Mrs. More...

CHRISTOPHER BRITTON

Funeral services for Christopher Ardoin Britton, 35, of Kilgore will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Fredonia Baptist Church with Dr. Clarence Frank officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. More...

JAMES W. “BO” LEWIS

Private memorial services for James “Bo” Lewis, 72, of Kilgore will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Millville Cemetery outside of Henderson with Reverend Jason Hebert officiating. Mr. Lewis died Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Overton. More...













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