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Pistol packers ponder politicians' proposals

When House Bill 910 was passed by the Texas House of Representatives Tuesday, the state came one step closer to allowing its handgun-toting residents to openly carry their firearm. More...

Avalon Faire begins final 2015 weekend

The fuse is burning short on Kilgore's new Avalon Faire on FM 1252, kicking off the performers final two days of performances Saturday and Sunday. |align=left|width=250|height=185|link=node] More...

Q&A Local Candates Sound Off

CANDIDATES FORUM: 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Luke's UMC More...

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Daily Digest

DAILY DIGEST

SATURDAY MT. PLEASANT CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH is hosting a Career Day on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. Students and adults are welcome. Presenters will be Dr. Joyce Fortson More...

Lifestyles

Mad as Bedlam

Avalon's pirate prince lives off his rapier wit

Cap'n Thom Bedlam carries his walking schtick thrown idly over one shoulder -- he won the peg-leg gambling with an old sailor, leaving the old salt hopping mad. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Still thriving in the south

RAISING CATTLE AND LIVESTOCK is still a thriving business in the states of Texas and Oklahoma according to reports heard during The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Annual Barbecue held at the Iron Farm Cattle Company Ranch o More...

A WORD PLEASE

Best keep your grammar devoid of danglers

How big a problem is the dreaded dangler? In the real world, maybe not so big. Danglers, though sometimes serious, often aren’t so bad. Some don’t harm your message at all and could slip by even the most careful reader. More...

Sports

RANGERS WRAP UP A GOOD SPRING

Kilgore College head football coach J.J. More...

Raby, all three KHS boys relay teams make regionals

Gaona also going in triple jump, Hubbard in discus

Kilgore sophomore Katy Raby would love to make it back to the UIL state track and field meet in Austin next month. She’s got her chance – in two events. And Kilgore’s boys relay teams? They’re all still in the hunt. More...

Sabine, W. Rusk athletes regional qualifiers

Still-new Bruce Bradshaw Stadium at West Rusk High School was the site for the UIL Region III area track and field meet on Thursday, and several Sabine High School and West Rusk student athletes will be moving on to regionals. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrested between April 17 and 23. APRIL 17 Cheryl Ann Ford, 47, of Overton, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated (second offense). More...

Breaking News - 4/27/2015 5:49 PM

Election administrators note boost in early voter traffic

With about two hours left in the first day of early polling, voters are setting a brisk pace at City Hall, practically doubling the rate of initial balloting last year. More...

Breaking News - 4/27/2015 11:10 AM

Motorcycle rider dies after collision with car Saturday

One person is dead after a wreck Saturday afternoon involving a car and a motorcycle. Joshua Shane Clinton, 37, of Overton, died from his injuries following the crash, according to a press release from Kilgore Police Department. More...

LEADER OF THE PAC

Kilgore College Rangers run retro fundraiser

Running through a maze of 1,000-plus feet of yellow caution tape, Kilgore College students, faculty and staff collected as many balls as possible through the course before they lost their flag football belt to the “ghosts” chasing them. More...

State commission stays out of trustees' signage squabble

Early voting begins Monday morning, and the race for Kilgore College Trustee Place 3 has spawned a ‘he said, she said’ debate over political signage. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

HE CAPERS, HE DANCES, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May. – William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor • YOUTH of St. More...

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

The East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse recently honored Kilgore's Marion Richardson as "Volunteer of the Year" last week during the United Way's annual volunteer luncheon in Longview alo More...

Overton dismantles iconic-eyesore

For two decades the old Overton city water tank stood unused on the block of Rusk and Main Streets, causing one Overton employee to comment, “You can call it an icon or an eyesore, it can be each.” Tuesday morning, dismantling of the 1930 More...

Early voting begins Monday, shifts council to Meadowbrook

With early voting equipment moving into the council chambers at Kilgore City Hall, earlier this month elected officials canceled their regularly-scheduled April 28 meeting – instead, they’ll meet in an off-site workshop at Meadowbrook Gol More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

How can you become a 'healthy' investor?

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This “month” is designed to encourage people to follow a healthy, active lifestyle. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Marriage and the 'ultimate discrimination'

On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on four cases in which the Court is widely expected this summer to issue a landmark decision redefining marriage in the United States. Of course, the U.S. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 26

ARIES (March 21-April 19) .... Your imagination seems limitless, especially when making plans for the day. The unexpected occurs, mainly because of your spontaneity. Communication flourishes with a neighbor or sibling. More...

Obituaries

FLO FRANCIS

Funeral services for Flo Francis, 87, of Kilgore were held on Tuesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Kilgore with Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Burial followed at the Kilgore Cemetery. More...

SANDRA JOYCE HINTON

Gladewater — Graveside services for Sandra Joyce Hinton, 65, of Kilgore will be Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. Sandra passed after a lengthy battle with cancer. More...

CLARENCE LAURIE SYPERT

Gladewater — Memorial services for Clarence Laurie Sypert, 63, of Kilgore will be held Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. in the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater with Brother Bruce Wells of Liberty City Baptist Church, officiating. Mr. More...













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