May 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lining numerous streets throughout Kilgore, the stars-and-stripes of the Kilgore Rotary Club's flag program dot the green in front of the Kilgore sign on Hwy. 259 Friday. More...

KILGOROUND

JAMES DRAPER

“LISTEN to the rhythm of the falling rain...” – sung by the Cascades in 1962 from lyrics by John Claude Gummoe • THE MOLD for the arm of a wind turbine is an impressive sight, especially when a single half of it stretches more More...

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Daily Digest

DAILY DIGEST

SATURDAY AN INFORMAL/UNJUDGED DAYLILY SHOW (arranged by the ETDS) will be held on Saturday, May 30 at Blue Moon Gardens (4.5 mi E of Edom) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

The Light Touch

Kilgore dentists break-in Japanese laser tech

Patient comfort, Tatsuya Kashima says, is the glittering beam’s focus: even compared to the sharpest scalpel, a cardon dioxide wave laser ensures less penetration into sensitive tissue, less pain, less bleeding, shorter procedures and, even, fa More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Memorial Day

To quote President George Washington, “When we assumed the Soldier, We did not lay aside the Citizen.” There is a lot to be said in that time-honored quote as this weekend marks the federal holiday in the United States for remembering the More...

A WORD PLEASE

No one has absolute authority on grammar rules

Some interesting stuff landed in the mailbag for this week. Let’s dive in. First comes a question about a column in which I wrote: “Never use an apostrophe to form a plural unless it’s necessary for clarity.” More...

Sports

Kilgore athletes to national Crossfit Games

Crossfit, a physical fitness regimen and a sport unto itself, has seen its popularity soar in recent years, to the point that the sport’s national games are on ESPN, literally a worldwide event. More...

DAUGHDRILL IS KILGORE BASEBALL MVP

Kilgore senior Brady Daughdrill (left) hurls a pitch to the plate at a home game this season. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

SOFTBALL KHS banquet May 28 The annual banquet for the Kilgore High School softball program will be next Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church here in Kilgore. Tickets are $10 each, and will be on sale at the door. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrested between May 15 and 22: MAY 15 Chris McFarland, 43, of Longview, was arrested on a charge of violating bond or protective order. More...

'It's the Wrong Ruling'

Woman decries system that may reward half her home to daughters' abuser

More than a year-and-a-half after she filed for divorce, Amanda Bradshaw is still legally married to the man who was convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child after committing multiple acts of sexual assault against her daughters and another ch More...

Welcome to Kilgore,

Pop. 14,948

Kilgore’s population has swelled by more than 15 percent since Census 2010. According to new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week, it’s the most rapid growth in Gregg County and among neighboring cities. More...

County investigates crash-turned-homicide

Emergency personnel expected they’d arrive at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Dispatched shortly after the reported car wreck at 10 p.m. More...

Local

‘Sweethear ts’ returns home

After traveling across Texas, “Sweethearts of the Gridiron” will be returning to Kilgore where the story began in 1940. More...

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Javoria Easley makes one of his long jump attempts into the pit at the practice field Friday during the Kilgore Intermediate School fifth grade field day events. More...

KILGORE TO KATHMANDU

$35 tickets available for June 11 Nepal fundraiser

As international relief efforts continue in Nepal following last month’s devastating earthquake – and a similar, destructive quake this month – local organizers are spearheading a Kilgore fundraiser to send help around the world. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Make timely adjustments to your 529 Plan

If you have schoolage children, you might greet the arrival of June with some relief — for at least a few months, you don’t have to worry about “encouraging” kids to do their homework, study for tests, give you their permissio More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Rain, rain, go away?

“Rain, rain, go away,” so begins a children’s rhyme dating back to the seventeenth century, and East Texans have said those or similar words much more recently. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 24

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ..... Your optimism surges and is likely to attract many people who want to be around you. You have a tendency to be spontaneous, which could shock some and delight others. More...

Obituaries

VERLIN CROSBY

Verlin Meers Crosby, 57, Kilgore, passed away on May 19, 2015 at his home. He was born November 2, 1957 in Snyder, Texas. He worked as a painter. More...

JOHN ALLEN FRANCO

Cremation services for Mr. John Allen Franco, 24, of Liberty City are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Mr. Franco died Wednesday in Liberty City. More...

LINDA MUCKELROY HALL

Memorial services for Linda Muckelroy Hall of Dallas will be held Saturday May 23, at 11 a.m. at Black and Clark Funeral Home, 2517 E. Illinois, Dallas. More...













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