July 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rusk JP won't stop marriages

While the majority of the justices of the peace in Gregg and Rusk Counties have said they will not perform marriages anymore due to the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, Rusk Co. Pct. 5 JP Joe Sorrells has said the opposite. More...

The Shakesbeard.

TSF plans carefully for actors' whiskers. Page 1B More...

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DAILY DIGEST

MONDAY THE ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Arabella of Kilgore, 2103 Chandler St. TUESDAY More...

Lifestyles

The Shakesbeard.

finally, Rick Higginbotham says, he's gotten past the itching stage. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Star Spangled

“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming”…the Star Spangled Banner rang out in churches throughout the community on Wednesday night as they began an early More...

'Do' your best, but don't be too worried about it

A WORD PLEASE

Have you ever thought about the word “do”? My advice is don’t. More...

Sports

Cline keeps Meadowbrook rolling -- and vice versa

David Cline, the golf pro at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center, has a background that doesn’t get recognized often. Most people only notice his love for golf and Meadowbrook, and that’s all he has. More...

Torrence returns, hopes to make a run

NORWALK, Ohio – Steve Torrence has faced down bigger obstacles in his life, but there’s no doubt that the challenge immediately ahead of the young Texas touring pro is a formidable one. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

YOUTH BASEBALL T-ball, 7-8 all-star teams in action this weekend More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between June 26 and July 1. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 Kimberly Anne Hernandez, 39, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of violating bond or protective order. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Mr. Woodall, I guess my knowledge of the Constitution, Bill Of Rights, or States Rights is totally wrong by today’s standards. More...

KC president starts clock on retirement

Holda will step down in January '16

Kilgore College President Bill Holda announced his upcoming retirement in an email to community leaders and KC staffers Thursday morning. More...

Gregg County investigators pursue alleged assailants

A local man was hospitalized Wednesday after multiple assailants reportedly attacked him inside his Heritage Acres home outside the Kilgore City Limits. More...

Trustee: Succession plans pending

Dr. Bill Holda has served as Kilgore College’s president since the Fall of 1996, and his announcement on Thursday of his planned retirement in January underscores a major task already on trustees’ radar: finding his successor. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

“IT IS THE CUSTOM in Texas for a man to do as he pleases, until he is killed for it.” – A.C. More...

Local

More school districts, like KISD, eliminate homestead tax break

Kilgore ISD is no longer alone in its decision to take back its optional 20 percent homestead exemption from taxpayers. More...

Holda's retirement will close 40-year career at college, 20 as president

Dr. Bill Holda is a native of Lafayette, Ind. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from St. More...

Drug house raid yields crack cocaine, marijuana, pistol

After running a search warrant at 320 Rogers Street, Kilgore Police Department arrested Dandre Orange on two charges and a local warrant. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Keep your investments from going on 'vacation'

It’s that time of year when many of us hit the road for a summer vacation. If you are fortunate, you will be joining them — after all, “all work and no play” is a difficult way to live. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Of Christianity, salvation and service

Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life: and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.” (Romans 6 More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 5

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Remain upbeat. Your affection for a child or loved one will color your plans. A partner could be touchy or difficult. Follow your instincts when dealing with a temper tantrum. More...

Obituaries

HARRIET ARMSTRONG

Our beloved mom, born October 24, 1930, left the chains of this world on June 30, 2015, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, to enter the Gates of Heaven. She was a graduate of Kilgore Junior College. More...

JOSEPH A. LEINARD

Graveside memorial services for Joseph A. Leinard, 71, Overton, will be at 10:00am Sunday, July 5, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Overton with Chaplain John McCarty officiating. More...

BILLIRENE WARE

Mrs. Billirene Westmoreland Ware, 90, of Laird Hill passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Longview. A private interment with family and close friends will take place at the Ware Family Cemetery. More...













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