A proposed law inspired by the death of a Kilgore student and intended to protect Texas students with epilepsy is one step closer to passage. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the first day of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session, District 11 Representative Travis Clardy filed House Bill 684, also known as Sam’s Law.
Kilgore’s Lions Club warmed the Community House and many a belly with its annual Chili Luncheon Friday. Diners from Gregg and Rusk Counties paid their door tickets at the entrance for bowls of red – with or without beans – and the choice of onions, jalapeno peppers, shredded cheese or pepper sauce. Ice tea cooled the palates and slices of assorted cakes sweetened the gums.
Litter control, reuse and recycle have been on the minds of Civic Garden Club members for 60 of the 75 years they have been established in the community. Members create hats from “trash” they have salvaged every January. They model their creations in hopes of winning a $20 prize! Lavada Thomas won this year’s prize. Joy Jordan was the 2nd place winner of $15.
“Dr. King recognized that education was the great equalizer.” His dream lives on at Kilgore College, Dr. Brenda Kays says. “We celebrate his legacy today by working to ensure that as many students as possible have access to quality post-secondary education,” the KC president told donors Friday morning, “and that they are able to achieve their educational goals and dreams.” Sponsor dollars from this week’s second annual breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are totally dedicated to scholarships, she added.
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