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Breaking News - 7/1/2015 6:37 PM

Kilgore Police arrest one man at Rogers Street building on two charges, including manufacture and delivery

KPD narcotics agents seize crack cocaine, marijuana, pistol and drug paraphernalia in search

After running a search warrant at 320 Rogers Street, Kilgore Police Department arrested Dandre Orange on two charges and a local warrant.Orange, 24, of Kilgore, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled sub More...

Bringing out the BIG GUNS

Supporters welcome back Bravo Co.

It was “just” a little family gathering at the end of a training stint, but for Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin the camo-clad crowd in the Stone Road Armory was a poignant reminder Saturday. More...

Officials slow local move in gay marriage tug o' war

As the week began, the first marriage license issued by the Gregg County Clerk’s office was not to a man and a woman, but to Carla Chappell and Angela Lunsford. More...

Leverett's Chapel board holds-off on charter school proposal

Trustees at Leverett’s Chapel ISD have mothballed plans to establish a public charter school near Laird Hill, relying instead on recent improvements to square the district with state education officials. More...

Simpson: Scrap state's marriage licensing

As word of the United States’ Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage spread, Texas Representative David Simpson released a statement Monday morning calling for a special session of the Texas Legislature – his goal is to end tradit More...

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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. FYI More...

Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ... You’ll find that pressure builds no matter which way you turn. You know what is happening with an older relative, but others might not. Use your discretion here. More...

Overall health trumps number on scale

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 64 and healthy. I’m very petite at 4 feet, 10 inches tall. I’ve had a low weight most of my life, keeping around 95 pounds. More...

Sports

More KBBA all-star teams punch state tourney tickets

A few more Kilgore Boys Baseball Association all-star teams qualified for their state tournaments last weekend, and the KBBA now has at least one all-star team going to state in almost every age division. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

GOLF Gandy takes title; Niles first in net Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center held its men’s club championship last weekend, shortened a bit due to the rain. More...

BRAVO FOR THE ACRO-FLYERS

Nevaeh Ann Felts (top) and Aubrey Wells (bottom) were silver medal-winners last weekend at the USA Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C., representing the Kilgore Acrobatic Gymnastics team, or the Acro More...

Breaking News - 7/1/2015 4:37 PM

Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells takes alternate tack to move forward after gay marriage ruling

Rusk County JP will continue performing marriages after Supreme Court concluded the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage

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 County Pct. 5 JP Joe Sorrells has said the opposite. More...

Breaking News - 7/1/2015 5:30 PM

Heritage Acres resident reports home invasion, assault

Sheriff's office investigates multiple allegations from Shell Camp Road incidents this week

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

Kilgore ISD goes it alone

Trustees take back homestead tax break

As far as anyone knows, Kilgore school district just became the first in the state to take back the 20 percent tax exemption on homesteads. More...

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Fridays After 5 keeps summer fun rolling on downtown ... SEE PAGE 3 More...

OISD tackles new tax 'swap'

It’ll be a win-win-win, says Overton ISD Superintendent Stephen Dubose, if a softshoe shuffle with the district’s tax rate pays off this summer. More...

KILGOROUND

“THE FIRST REQUISITE of a good citizen in this Republic is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 1902 • LOOK for your Saturday paper on Friday. More...

News

Kilgore College honor society inducts 54

Upsilon Delta, the Kilgore College chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the national English honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 54 students who qualified for membership this spring. More...

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Photos

(From left) David "Sasquatch Slim" Smith, Kira Annalise and Willie Heath Neal perform their blend of "acoustic Americana hillbilly music" during last week's Fridays After 5 concert downtown. More...

Kilgore student receives military scholarship

One of the military community’s premier benefits has become even more valuable to 700 college and high school students. More...

AgriLife: Much of peach crop excellent quality, quantity

COLLEGE STATION – As predicted in March, this year’s peach crop is turning out to be one of the best in many years. In March, Dr. More...

Obituaries

Billirene Ware

Visitation for Mrs. Billirene Westmoreland Ware, 90, of Larid Hill will be held on Thursday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Ware passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Longview. More...

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.  Harriet was a past member of the R More...

SHERYL ANN TALIAFERRO

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sheryl Ann Taliaferro, 69, of Kilgore will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in the Chapel at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Reverend David Dusek officiating. Mrs. Taliaferro passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 in Longview. More...













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