July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Kilgore Acro-Flyers medal in national contest

It’s a far, far cry from the cold metal that once encased his legs and feet – for the second time in as many years, Robert Flynn knows the weight of a U.S. nationals gold medal hanging from his neck. More...

Sole bidder snags school scoreboard with $300 offer

R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium will get an on-field makeover come next month as it is out with the old and in with the new scoreboard. CORRECTED: 10 a.m. July 30 More...

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Bluebirds saxophone player Alan 'Omenka' Webb wails on the World's Richest Acre during July 25's Fridays After 5 concert. More...

College trustees weigh long-view of expansion

Meeting to discuss their budget for 2014-2015 Monday night, Kilgore College administrators and trustees agreed more discussions are warranted, complicated and likely controversial, on far-reaching aspects of the school’s scope and vitality. More...

KILGOROUND

BASEBALL, BALLOONS AND ROOT Beer – tonight at Driller Park. INSIDE the park, the East Texas Pump jacks will host the Texas Marshals. Outside, there will be root beer and root beer floats plus representatives from the U.S. More...

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Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Your creativity surges, especially if you follow your instincts. You know when to be less forceful and when to use a more caring tone. Ask yourself what your objectives are before initiating a conversation. More...

Confusion remains about artificial sweeteners

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. Am I asking for trouble? -- P.C. More...

Sports

Pump Jacks in playoff contention as season nears its end

Home tonight, back Saturday as season enters final week; Hallonquist pitcher of the week

Their last outing wasn’t a good one, but the East Texas Pump Jacks have heated up just in time for the stretch run of the Texas Collegiate League season. More...

Torrence falls to Schumacher in round two

SONOMA, Calif. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

FOOTBALL Ticket sales start soon at KHS, Sabine High school football is approaching rapidly, and it’s already time for the start of season ticket sales at both Kilgore and Sabine. More...

Breaking News - 6:23 PM

Rough figures put quiet zone project total at $60,000

The initial cost projections to establish a Main Street District quiet zone have come in below some early expectations, a net estimate of about $60,000 to improve three crossings, close another and subsequently mute the trains that pass through downt More...

Breaking News - 11:20 AM

Civic groups collaborate on 'Entertainment Corridor'

Local leaders meet tonight on Commerce Street revitalization

Local leaders can agree Commerce Street is in need of a makeover, but what form the final facelift takes first needs a meeting of the minds. More...

'The Doctor'

As feds accuse East Texas psychiatrist in trafficking case, attorney blasts arrest

A Houston-based psychiatrist who practices “full-time” in East Texas is due to appear before a New York court Friday, facing charges of human trafficking. More...

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Hot air balloon racers sail over Kilgore Tuesday morning, set for to return today both in competition this morning and for "Baseball Balloons & Root Beer" at 6 p.m. at Driller Park. More...

Main Street: If you incent it, retail will come

Spurring development downtown, the carrot is preferable to the stick. More...

Newborn in tow, couple leaves to teach in Turkey

World travelers Mark and Kristen Studdard are ready to jet-set again, but this time they will have some extra-precious cargo. More...

Local

Local artists’ work set for year-long display at D’Lites

Downtown D’Lites owner Debbie VanDoren is trying to bring local art to Kilgore all year, rather than waiting for the annual KilGogh Art Exhibition & Wine Tasting. More...

Adapted to $20 million dip in property values, Kilgore ISD budget nearly set for coming year

With one budget year coming to its final month and a new budget year about to begin, Kilgore ISD administrators and Board of Trustees discussed the budget in detail at its July 28 workshop. More...

KISD preps cool trip for bus riders

Texas weather can get hot, and so can some of Kilgore ISD’s buses. More...

Obituaries

Reese Ellen Reistino

Reese Ellen Reistino was born into the arms of angels on July 28, 2014 in College Station. A private family graveside service will be Thursday, July 31 at the City Cemetery in Franklin. More...

LOSSIE B. BRIDGES, SR.

Funeral services for Lossie B. Bridges Sr., 80, of Longview will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Bethel Baptist Church, 323 S. Court St. Longview, with Rev. Kelton Wilson officiating. More...

TOM MALLOY JR.

A celebration of life for Tom A. Malloy Jr. will be held 1 p.m. August 2 at 1025 S. Shepherd, Unit 406, Houston. More...













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