January 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

OVERTON: City tackles dam maintenance

The dam at Overton Lake got a bit of a buzz-cut this week, but it’s still looking scruffy. More...

'American Pickers' comes to East Texas

Russell Whatley and his family have some special signatures in their guestbook near where his mother-in-law’s roadside museum once stood – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of History Channel’s “American Pickers.” The antique h More...

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DAILY DIGEST

TUESDAY MCCARY’S CHAPEL United Methodist Church food pantry is open every Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for residents of Sabine school district. Proof of residency is required. McCary’s Chapel is at 5758 Old Hwy. More...

Lifestyles

‘This is something that comes from the heart’

Patriot Guard protects veterans' honor to the last

“These guys are here because they want to honor the veterans,” Roger Kilgore said. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

It is happening

“GOD KNEW what I needed with him,” said Teresa Richenberger as she refers to her husband Mike. More...

A WORD PLEASE

Too much punctuation can be a distraction

Parenthesis addiction is a rare but serious disease affecting approximately one out of every 20 writers I edit. Its painful side effects include lost readers and seething rage at the unseen editor who rewrote your work. More...

Sports

SABINE'S STEPHENS SIGNS WITH TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY!

Sabine High School’s softball season is just around the corner, and one Sabine senior knows her next destination. More...

KC sweeps Paris; on road in Carthage vs. Panola today

As the end of January is approaching, the time is now if the Kilgore College basketball teams are going to break out of the doldrums and make their move – and both teams took a step in the right direction Wednesday night here at Masters Gymnasi More...

KHS rolls; Sabine falls; Overton girls beat NS

So far, very early in the district schedule, the district standings for both boys and girls basketball in 16-4A look a lot like they did a year ago – and the Kilgore High School teams are at or near the top. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrested between Jan. 16 and 22: Jan. 16 Charles Edward Pauls, 49, of Henderson, was arrested on a charge of having an open container of alcohol prohibited on premise. More...

A PROMISE KEPT

Teen fulfills vow to mother, gets his diploma thanks to second chance from KHS

Tuesday evening Caleb Lay fulfilled a promise he made his mother to earn his high school diploma. More...

Murder suspect arrested

A tip Tuesday evening began a chaotic 24 hours at the Rusk County Sheriff ’s Office that ultimately ended with a 33-year-old’s arrest and arr aign- ment in the murder of a Kilgore man last week. More...

KILGOROUND

“TEXAS DOES NOT, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states.” --Alistair Cooke of the BBC • More...

Local

Main Street board paving way for downtown trolley

Clang-clang-clang or ding-dingding, Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board members hope to hear the sound of a trolley rolling down Main Street soon. How soon depends on ‘how much.’ More...

KHPF honors Hollingsworth, Nobles with Derrick Award

During Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation’s annual meeting, the group recognized its major contributors with the annual Derrick Award. More...

Despite expected zoning change, duplex development likely on hold

A green light from the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission ultimately hinges on Kilgore City Council members’ rubber-stamp – even with that, a local builder says, it may be some time before a duplex manager takes advantage of th More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

What do low oil prices mean for investors?

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

God values life. Do you?

In the beginning God created the first man and woman in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ..... A power play involving a respected elder or boss could backfire. Strong feelings are likely to emerge from the experience. More...

Obituaries

MORRIS J. SAGE

Memorial services for Morris J. Sage, 81, of Kilgore will be held on Monday, January 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Darwood Galaway officiating, under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Mr. More...

ELIZABETH ANN WADE

Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Wade, 71, of Kilgore are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Mrs. Wade passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 in her home. The family will hold a private service at a later time. More...

PINETHA ANN 'PIE' LAMPKIN-THOMAS

Funeral service for Pinetha Ann “Pie” Lampkin-Thomas will be Saturday, January, 24 at St. Paul Baptist Church 2100 S. High St., Longview at 11 a.m., officiated by her uncle, retired U.M.C. Minister Darnell Thomas Sr. More...