May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TEA releases accreditation statuses, statewide results

Texas fifth graders did not score quite as well as last year’s on their state reading tests, but they beat their predecessors in math. More...

New storms add to burden

A rough estimate puts last weekend’s rainfall at about seven inches in Kilgore – a disproportionate amount concentrated in one area, Josh Selleck adds, contributing to another flood event. More...

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State lauds college's SBDC

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center has been named the state’s SBDC of the Year by the North Texas SBDC Network. More...

'Pirtle Picnic' returns Saturday

They were fine enough, but the good ol’ days weren’t all that great when it came to carting folks to Pirtle’s annual picnic. More...

College hosts two spring graduation ceremonies Friday

Kilgore College will host two spring graduation ceremonies Friday, May 6, with 543 degrees and certificates set to be awarded. The two ceremonies are set for 2 and 6 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. The 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

SHIRLEY FASANG

Memorial services for Shirley Fasang, 83, of Kilgore will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Trinity Assembly of God with Pastor Roger Hoffpower officiating. Shirley died Monday, May 2, 2016 at The Willows in Kilgore. More...

MARVIN R. AVANCE, JR.

Services for Marvin Avance, 84, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Forest Home Baptist Church with Reverend James Henderson, Reverend Buddy Duggins and Jerdy Wolverton officiating. More...

MRS. WINNIE NICKS

Services for Mrs. Winnie Nicks, 84, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with the Reverend Darwood Galaway officiating. More...

Hospital networks reach agreement

New setup will be Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and CHRISTUS Health have announced the finalization of an agreement that brings together these two prestigious health systems and will create CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. More...

'Where's the accountability?'

More school districts join outcry against STAAR testing amid numerous problems

Most of the Educational Service District Region 4 superintendents, which includes some of the largest school districts in the state -- Houston ISD, Cypress- Fairbanks ISD and Katy ISD – sent a letter to Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Mora More...

Energy exec decries bad science from oil-and-gas opponents

Naysayers, according to Todd Staples, want the world to do without fossil fuels. And they want to use bad science to make their argument, he told guests at the East Texas Energy Symposium Tuesday. More...

KILGOROUND

“The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” – Justice Hugo Black, Everson v. More...

Advice & Entertainment

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'Triple negative' breast cancer is more aggressive

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: One of my relatives has been diagnosed with stage 2 or 3 triple-negative breast cancer. Her death sentence is chemotherapy every two weeks for eight weeks, and then every week for 20 weeks! More...

Sports

Raby makes state for third straight year

She'll triple jump; Sabine's Caudle, WR's Thurman also to Austin

Maybe Kilgore’s Katy Raby can bring it home for the Bulldogs. More...

Mehringer makes SC's Top 10 plays!

SFA finishes regular season this weekend against SHSU

There’s nothing like a little love on the national scale to make someone feel good. More...

Cardinals make playoffs

It’s playoff time for the Sabine High School baseball team. The Cardinals beat White Oak on Friday, 3-2, and are in the UIL 3A playoffs. Sabine (9-11) faces Mildred Friday at 7:30 p.m. More...