August 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ICE BUCKET BRIGADE

Members of the 74th line of the Kilgore College Rangerettes get coolers of ice and water dumped on them by the 75th line following a practice at R.E. St. John Stadium Thursday afternoon. More...

KISD expands dual language in second year, sees growth

For more than a decade, Kilgore ISD offered ESL classes – students were pulled from their regular classes into a classroom in which they learned to speak English – to students who spoke primarily Spanish. More...

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Jim Jewell of Total Sports Entertainment trains Kilgore High School Career & Technical Education instruction Benjamin Wood in the use of the video scoreboard system at R.E. St. More...

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Lifestyles

FALL FILM FESTIVAL

Kicking off with an opening night reception Sept. 10, the Kilgore Fall Film Festival at 4 Star Cinema continues through Sept. 30 with six hard-to-find selections on screen. Weekday showings at the festival begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Some of the best things

Some of the best things can be found next door…and so is the case with neighboring communities. This last weekend, a last minute decision had us traveling to Lindale to visit Parrott Park and the Old Mill Pond Museum. More...

A WORD PLEASE

Intent plays a part in grammar choice

A few weeks ago I mentioned here a CNN article “about the president making an unannounced stop.” More...

Sports

New-look Sabine beats Queen City, 28-12, in season opener

LIBERTY CITY -- A wet, soggy night couldn't diminish the joy Sabine High School's team, coaches and fans felt after the Cardinals won their season opener here at James Bamberg Stadium. More...

Ragin' Red loses tough one on final play

In Houston next Saturday night vs. Flour Bluff

NACOGDOCHES -- If the rest of Kilgore's 2014 season is going to be as exciting as the season opener, it could be a wild ride. More...

Leverett's Chapel loses heartbreaker at Trinity

LONGVIEW -- The Leverett's Chapel Lions' 2014 season began with a heartbreaker here Friday night, a 32-30 loss to the Trinity School of Texas. LC (0-1) plays its first four games this season on the road, and takes on Karnack twice. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Our granddaughter who lives in North Carolina recently came for a visit. Wanting to give her a taste of “growing up in Kilgore,” we went to the library and to the city pool. More...

KISD develops emergency plan for each campus, receives payment after damaging May storm

Every Kilgore ISD building is getting new signs designating shelter areas in case of a weather emergency. The red additions are a product of safety trainings within KISD. More...

Council hears feedback on proposed switch to fire-based ambulance service

During official approval of Tuesday night’s agenda, with more than a dozen audience members wishing to speak on the Emergency Medical Services question, Kilgore City Council members agreed to add a public hearing to the EMS vote and to increase More...

For Whom the Pell Tolls

Free to students, federal funds can be costly for colleges

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

City assumes risk for work on ballfields

Some votes just aren’t unanimous. The City of Kilgore has limited funding for the construction of the Kilgore Baseball Complex, and the public works department is struggling to find bidders to take on the work within an acceptable cost range. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

IN THE LATE ‘70s or very early ‘80s, our children were young and Joe White’s hair was a different color. More...

Local

Retired teacher shares back-to-school wisdom

Former teacher Nora Schleier can still recall the smell of new crayons, construction paper, lead pencils and rubber erasers. More...

Public skips public hearing on FY2015 tax rate, budget

Between their Aug. 12 session and this week’s city council meeting Tuesday night at Kilgore City Hall, there were no changes to the City of Kilgore’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. More...

White retiring from ETOM

One of Kilgore College’s treasures, The East Texas Oil Museum, will bid farewell this month to a man who has been with the museum since its inception 37 years ago and who has devoted half of his life to the preservation and public education of More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Make right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren

On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

All our strength

“God is our refuge and strength, An ever-resent help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Try to follow a loved one’s plans without being difficult or critical. You might need a little break from people to recharge your batteries. More...

Obituaries

BLAKE BAILEY

Mystical blue eyes Revealed love and adventure We embraced his depth Blake Bryant Bailey died of natural causes at age 44 on August 27 while on assignment evaluating storm damage in Michigan. More...

HERBERT HOOVER POULTER

Services for Mr. Herbert Hoover Poulter, 85, of Kilgore will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Poulter passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in a Kilgore nursing facility. More...

TORREY LANG WALDON

Funeral services for Torrey Lang Waldon, 44, of Kilgore will be noon Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Reeder- Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. There will be a time of visitation an hour prior to the service. More...