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ETCOG announces major grant for broadband plan

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Businesses in 14 East Texas counties may soon get better broadband internet access with the help of a grant to create a regional broadband infrastructure plan. On Wednesday, April 17, the East Texas Council of Governments hosted a press conference to announce they had received a grant from the US Economic Development Administration.

Splash pad to open this Saturday, pool work continues

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Warmer weather is on the way and Kilgoreites will get a chance to cool off in the city’s two water recreation facilities: the Lazy Splash Ranch and the city pool. Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck said the Lazy Splash Ranch should be opening this weekend. Work on the facility delayed the opening. “We had a false start this weekend and the crew couldn’t get it open in time. They’re shooting for this coming Saturday,” Selleck said. A variety of jobs were being carried out at the splash pad and the work delayed the planned opening on April 20.

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Historical commission will unveil Danville marker Saturday

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The public is invited to a historical marker dedication commemorating the Danville Community near Kilgore. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The reception and program will be in the Bolding Barn, 2366 Danville Road, Kilgore. The marker is located on Hwy. 259 near the entrance to the Bolding Maize.

Ministerial alliance prepares annual National Day of Prayer ceremony

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The Ministerial Alliance of Kilgore Churches invites Kilgore and surrounding communities to attend and participate in the observance of the 2019 National Day of Prayer, set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the amphitheater at Kilgore City Park. For those not familiar with the event, on April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States of America. President Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1988 to designate the first Thursday in May for the National Day of Prayer observance.

Early voting continues at city hall through April 29

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Early voting began Monday at Kilgore City Hall and continues into next week as residents weigh in on a handful of contested races on the local ballot. After initial polling earlier this week, the polls will be open again today, Thursday and Friday as well as Monday and Tuesday (April 29-30) for residents wishing to cast ballots ahead of Election Day, May 4. That Saturday, the polls at 815 N. Kilgore St. will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.