August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire district tax increase awaits rural vote Nov. 4

The creation of Emergency Services District No. 2 is up to the voters. With a unanimous vote Monday morning, Gregg County’s commissioners agreed to add the measure to ballots Nov. More...

Two challengers step up for SISD school board

Sabine ISD voters will have two contested school board races on their ballots Nov. 4. They’ll also be sharing polling space in the Liberty City Community Center with neighboring voters in Gregg County. More...

After-school club expands for older kids

The Kilgore Unit of Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County is growing into a new location – Kilgore Middle School. More...

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'At our best we can change the world'

Throughout Rotary District 5830, governor Carroll Greenwaldt says, he sings the praises of the annual shoe drive in Kilgore. More...

Meadowbrook hosts free concert Aug. 27

Country singer Joel Olsson will perform in a free concert and dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Meadowbrook Golf & Event Center at 1306 Houston Street. More...

Contractors put finishing touches on new dorm near Kilgore College

There’s no official link between Kilgore College and Bennie Hall – within walking distance though, just a minute from campus via Broadway Boulevard, developer Anthony Saccoccio knows who his customers are. More...

Obituaries

DEWEY BRAWNER

Services for Dewey H. Brawner, 94, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 19 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Riley Pippen officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery. Mr. Brawner died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Kilgore. More...

ROBERT FLOYD

Memorial services for Robert Floyd, 77, of Kilgore, will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at First Christian Church in Kilgore. Mr. Floyd passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home in Kilgore. More...

MARY IMOGENE GORDON

Graveside services for Ms. Mary Imogene Gordon, 90, of Kilgore will be held Friday, August 22, at 1 p.m. in Little Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 8/19/2014 9:14 PM

Man dies in head-on collision on Hwy. 31

One man was killed and another was sent to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 31 west of Kilgore. More...

New KC youth orchestras open possibilities for young musicians

Musicians of all ages who enjoy toying with the strings of violins, violas, cellos and basses have a new opportunity in the coming school year.For the 2014-2015 school year, musicians beginning at age 10 can join the Kilgore College Youth and Communi More...

UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS

Cowboys fan fouls in pre-season punch

You’d think he’d be used to it by now. Pre-season games don’t count, but the injuries do. Even for fans. More...

College awarded $11.8 million in Pell grants in FY14

Kilgore College students collected almost $12 million in federal grant money – Pell Grants – in the 12 month period ending last September. More...

KILGOROUND

NOT JUST THE FINAL weekend before the start of the school year, Saturday is also Sip & Shop, the second iteration of that lighthearted shopping event introduced last month by downtown merchants. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Your intuitive voice often points you down an intriguing path. You will find that you are a lot better off than you might have anticipated. Keep your opinion to yourself for now. More...

Parathyroid surgery for the symptomatic

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: My primary-care doctor sent me to an endocrinologist after my blood test showed that I have high calcium levels in my blood (10.7 and 10.8) and very low vitamin D levels. More...

Sports

Davis, Jackson, SHSU open season vs. Eastern Washington on ESPN

Maybe it’s only fitting that two former Kilgore High School football standouts will play in ESPN’s very first college football game of the season. Donald Jackson III and A.J. More...

BULLDOGS, RANGERS COMPLETE FIRST SCRIMMAGES

Kilgore College tailback Shaq Ausberry (above) had one of the highlights of the Rangers intrasquad scrimmage Sunday afternoon when he vaulted a would-be tackle on his way to the end zone. More...

Three 'Jacks take TCL honors

The East Texas Pump Jacks have made two things pretty much annual events: making the Texas Collegiate League’s playoffs, and doing well in the league’s awards. More...