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Appeals court sides with state in tax suit

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that Kilgore ISD had no legal grounds to lower or reject local option homestead exemptions for residents in their Gregg County tax base. In a press release from Paxton’s office, the AG lambasted districts for “brushing off” state laws by altering LOHEs.

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Family, DA blast parole opportunity for KFC murderer

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Judy Johnson hates writing ‘impact letters.’ She’s the sister of Joey Johnson, one of the five victims of the KFC Murders of 1983, and her heart sinks every time she gets a notice from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Parole Division. “Each time, I have to answer how I feel about that person who killed those five people.”

Sabine board debates future of school pool

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Sabine ISD board members didn’t decide the fate of the district’s swimming pool Monday night but shared plenty of opinions on how best to deal with the old amenity, which badly needs repairs. By the end of the night, they decided to hold off on a vote to repair the pool or to allocate funds elsewhere.

Authorities name ‘Doe’ found in Kilgore in 2006

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The identity of a young woman found dead in Kilgore in 2006 has been confirmed. On Monday, Gregg County Sheriff’s Office released a statement confirming 21-year-old Dana Lynn Dodd was the woman found dead on an oil lease off Fritz Swanson Road on Oct. 29, 2006. Dodd, last known to be living in Jacksonville, Florida, was identified by a joint effort between the sheriff’s office and the DNA Doe Project, an organization which uses genetic genealogy to identify persons in cold cases.