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Balloonists stages third Kilgore race

Crews jumped into vehicles as 56 pilots darted out of the doors at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview, all searching for the perfect launch site for another day of the Balloon Federation of America’s U.S. National Championships. More...

KISD puts magnifying glass on empty buildings

A district-wide facility study will begin with what to do with the now-vacant Maude Laird Middle School and Kilgore Heights Elementary School. More...

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Lifestyles

Race Day in Kilgore

(Clockwise from Center) Hot air balloon pilot Bill Adler prepares for take-off Wednesday morning during the Kilgore stretch of the U.S. National Championships. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

I got the T-shirt

I GOT THE T-SHIRT FUN, FUN, FUN was found at Driller Park on Wednesday evening at the combined Pump Jack’s baseball game and Hot Air Balloon blast. More...

Floral arrangement program topic

President Joyce Riddles called the meeting to order. She led the Pledge of Allegiance and said the prayer for the meeting and the meal. Shari Butler read the minutes from the July 9 meeting, which were approved as read. More...

Obituaries

PAULINE GABY

Pauline “Polly” Gaby, 88, of Winnie, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Winnie Community Hospital. She was born on May 12, 1926, in Dallas to Alma and John Anderson. More...

JACK E. TERRY

Jack E. Terry, 87, of Longview passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born December 26, 1926 in Morris, Okla., to Isaac and Gladys Veal Terry. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1956. Mr. More...

RANDALL “RANDY” YOUNG

Funeral services for Randall “Randy” Young, 49, of Liberty City will be held in the Chapel at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore on Saturday, August 2, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. More...

Whistle Stop:

Quiet zone pricetag pegged at $41,000

Initial cost projections to establish a Main Street District quiet zone have come in far below early expectations: a $41,000 net investment by the city could potentially improve three crossings, close another and subsequently mute the trains that pas More...

Taxes will rise, council ponders, 'By how much?'

Kilgore council members received the city’s draft budget as a dynamic spreadsheet Friday morning – the better, Scott Sellers said, to see adjustments and set spending priorities on the fly. More...

Pro bono planners unveil schematics for Commerce St.

At the moment, Kilgore’s Commerce Street is broad enough to live up to its ‘Entertainment Corridor’ designation, but local leaders want its overall appeal and ambience to truly live up to the name. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

WE RECENTLY MET SOMEONE who complained there’s nothing to do when schools are not in session. More...

Local

Company raises $1,500 for local charity's students

Oil Exchange owner Brian Feiden looked down, his arm covered in goose bumps, as he explained to members of Hearts Anonymous how he decided to choose them as the local organization to help during the month of June. More...

From Ethiopia to East Texas, orphan embraces volunteering

When missionaries Les and Maxine Williams began helping a young orphan girl, Semi Cheksa, they had no idea the impact God would make through her in East Texas. More...

Letters to the Editor

Oftentimes, in public meetings and private conversations, I hear criticism for particular projects being pursued by the City of Kilgore, Gregg Co, etc. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Your legacy is in your hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

God shares our troubles

Then he [Jesus] called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You will need to make time for a partner, best friend and/or close family member. Clearly, you are working on a different plane. Even your jovial nature seems to irritate this person. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrested between July 25 and July 30. More...