June 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tennessee health group to acquire Good Shepherd

The deal is all but done on the sale of Good Shepherd Health System to Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Good Shepherd announced the proposed acquisition Friday morning and said the memorandum of understanding had been signed. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

“If you say Texas Shakespeare Festival in New York City, people have heard of it. It’s very well known. It’s got a huge reputation in other parts of the United States. More...

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Sabine FD tanker nears completion

In a few months Sabine Fire Department should have its newest vehicle – a tanker truck with a capacity of 5,000 gallons of water. More...

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William Harmon, of Carpco Efficient Energy of Gladewater, rolls a filing cabinet out of storage at Kilgore Heights Elementary School Friday, collecting school furniture and other supplies donated by More...

KC hosts softball complex groundbreaking June 30

Kilgore College will host a groundbreaking ceremony next week to celebrate the beginning of construction for the new KC Commons softball complex. The public is invited to the ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

How can you declare your financial independence?

Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

A Christian's thoughts after Orlando shooting

Demonstrating again that His thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:7-9), God on June 12th allowed an American born Muslim to exercise his freewill in earthly matters by entering a gay nightclub and leaving 49 people dead and doze More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 26

ARIES (March 21-April 19) .... You’ll need some time to yourself. Recognize your limits. Indulge in a lazy day: Read the paper, take a nap, watch a baseball game or do whatever knocks your socks off. More...

Obituaries

MRS. LELIA VAN METER

Funeral services for Mrs. Lelia Van Meter, 82, of Liberty City will be held Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with Reverend Rodney Puryear officiating and Ms. Gaylynn Ellerd bringing personal remarks. More...

ERIC N. WRIGHT

Graveside services with Fireman Honors for Mr. Eric N. Wright, 73, of Kilgore will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Kilgore City Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, with Chief John Bellows officiating. Mr. More...

JOE SCOTT BAILEY

Joe Scott Bailey died June 16, 2016, from the effects of long-term diabetes. He was born August 20, 1968 to Warren Joe Bailey and Barbara Bailey Levine in Kilgore. More...

Sabine ISD trustees change attorneys, court controversy

Within minutes of firing one set of attorneys and hiring another, Sabine ISD trustees demonstrated their need for legal counsel – if only to referee. More...

Complaints catch TEA's eye

The Texas Education Agency will be taking a close look at Liberty City’s embattled education system. More...

Compassion, not religion, drives romantic comedy

When describing the villain of “The Merchant of Venice,” director Leslie Reidel uses the word “rich,” but the adjective has nothing to do with monetary wealth. More...

Lifestyles

'I’m actually home'

TSF regular relocates to Kilgore

When Meghan Potter arrived in Kilgore for her sixth season with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, she came home. Not just for the summer, but for the foreseeable future. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Where's the beef?

“OHH, it was fabulous,” said Kelly Watson. “It was perfect in every way.” Kelly and her husband, David, have returned from spending nine days of luxury in Belize, celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. More...

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Kornpop the Clown is stunned to see Weldon Hunt Jr. hoist the entertainer's inflatable barbell high above his head Thursday morning in the Kilgore Community House. Kornpop, a.k.a. More...

Sports

All-star play begins for 9's, 12's; continues for 14's

It’ll be another busy weekend for the all-star teams from the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association. The 9-year-old and 12-year-old allstars will be in action this weekend at Nacogdoches, and the 10-year-olds will be in action in Henderson. More...

Torrence pulls out of this weekend's event

A health issue temporarily has accomplished what rivals have not and that is to slow the pace of Steve Torrence and his Capco Contractors/ Rio Ammunition Top Fuel dragster. More...

SABINE'S HEFFNER COLLECTS TABC AWARD

Sabine ISD coach Jason Heffner, pictured above with his children Sydney (age 5, left) and Shawn (7) last weekend, accepting the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches award for Class 3A middle schoo More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between June 17 and June 23. More...