August 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

KC watchdog questions budget tactics

Transparency debate gets pointed at public hearing

Taking sharp questions from a resident Friday afternoon, some Kilgore College trustees responded in kind during a public hearing on the board’s proposed increase to the school’s tax rate. More...

Some sup't pay doesn't add up with agencies

The salary number reported by school superintendents has no bearing on the size of their retirement plan, the Texas Retirement System said this week. Maybe. More...

Kilgore ISD trustees talk truancy change

With a change to the law, truancy will now be handled as a civil matter with emphasis on school districts working with parents. More...

'New Era'

Latest slate of officers leads 2015-2015 'Rettes

After 10 different combinations, last year’s Rangerette officers took the stage one last time Aug. More...

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Daily Digest

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

CHITCHAT CORNER

Twenty-five days and more

“IT was absolutely awesome,” said Carol Hinton as she describes her latest adventure in travels. “Pat Applewhite and I took a twenty-five day vacation, took in seventeen states and drove 6,900 miles to complete it. More...

A WORD PLEASE

Are you apostrophe-savvy?

Apostrophes are equal opportunity humiliators. More...

Annual genealogical society seminar set for next month

East Texas Genealogical Society will hold its two-day annual fall seminar in mid-September. More...

Sports

COWBOYS CURMUDGEON: Cowboys drop third preseason game To Vikings 28-14

It will be recorded as a 28-14 loss, but for the Dallas Cowboys, their third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings was more a mission accomplished. The team accomplished some major goals while the available starters were in. More...

Trinity holds off scrappy Leverett's Chapel in low-scoring 21-12 battle

LAIRD HILL – Leverett’s Chapel’s players might have had a little bit of revenge on their minds, as they hosted the Trinity School of Texas for the 2015 season opener here on Friday – but the Titans, who had the best season in More...

Young 'Dogs give good effort, but Nac wins

Dragons take 28-10 victory; Bulldogs play Corpus program next Saturday in Houston

It was the 2015 season opener for both Kilgore and Nacogdoches, and it looked like it a bit for both. It wasn’t filled with mistakes, but there were a few, and Kilgore’s proved more costly, as Nac left R.E. St. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between Aug. 21 and Aug. 28. FRIDAY, AUG. 21 Kabreuntray Dewayne McMillion, 21, of Gladewater, was arrested on a local warrant. SATURDAY, AUG. 22 More...

Breaking News - 8/30/2015 5:30 PM

Boy, 5, killed in Sunday afternoon hit-and-run

Police seek white female driver of gray minivan

A 5-year-old boy was riding his push scooter on Florence Street Sunday afternoon when he was killed in a hit-and-run. More...

'We are so grateful'

Two Kilgore residents – A.J. Hampton and Verner Laird – were at Tuesday night’s Kilgore City Council meeting because of five citizens and three members of the fire department. More...

City approves $1.5 million more for new ball complex

It’s taken years of effort and numerous trips back to the drawing board, but as of Tuesday night the City of Kilgore has a solution and a palatable price tag for the Commerce Street baseball complex. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

“MEN HAVE LOST sight of distant horizons. Nobody writes for humanity, for civilization; they write for their country, their sect; to amuse their friends or annoy their enemies.” – Norman Douglas, 1917 • YOU have deer season. More...

Local

SAFFE collects stuffed animals for special needs guests

As the fourth annual Special Abilities Family Fun Event Day approaches on Sept. 18-19, organizers are seeking new or gentlyused stuffed animals to give away to the two-day event’s special needs guests, including children and adults. More...

Advocate: Make investments in families for children's sake

When a homeless or needy person approaches someone asking for money, Jessica Gramling says, avoid the temptation to give that type of assistance. More...

Commissioners unanimously select budget for FY16

The majority of Tuesday morning’s Gregg County Commissioners Court meeting was spent on health insurance, but the county’s budget and tax rate passed unanimously as well. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Investors can learn much from American workforce

We’re getting close to Labor Day, a celebration of the men and women who roll up their sleeves and go to work each day. If you’re in the workforce yourself, you can appreciate this recognition of your efforts. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Ministry involves touch of some

“While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ... You will want to make amends, but you might not succeed. There seems to be an innate awkwardness between you and a loved one. As a result, you easily could decide to cocoon at home for the day. More...

Obituaries

HAROLD C. RUSSELL JR.

Harold C. Russell Jr. (Rusty), 59, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer. He was born February 5, 1956 in Kilgore to Marlene Joyce Summral and Harold Curren Russell Sr. More...

JUDI GRIFFIN

Services for Judi Egenia Griffin, 68, Arp, are pending at Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton. Mrs. Griffin died Friday, August 27, 2015. She was born November 11, 1946. More...

BETTYE WALKER BARTON

Service for Bettye Walker Barton, 92, Overton, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ryan Jouett officiating. Burial will follow in Overton City Cemetery. More...













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