August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

High heat settles into East Texas

After a near-record rainy May, the summer Texas heat has set in over Kilgore. “We have a big high pressure system sitting over us, so it’s going to keep getting hotter,” National Weather Service meteorologist Mario Valverde said. More...

KILGOROUND

“LAWSUIT: A MACHINE which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.” – Ambrose Bierce • WE surely hope to see you at the Boys and Girls Club rummage sale Saturday, 724 E. Harris Street, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

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MONDAY THE ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Arabella of Kilgore, 2103 Chandler St. TUESDAY More...

Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) .....Your impulsiveness might cause a problem, especially if you trigger a partner because of it. Good sense will make all the difference. Your fiery ways are likely to mark the afternoon. More...

Diverticulitis symptoms need a second look

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 67-year-old woman. For the past year, at least twice a month for three or four days, I am sick with nausea, diarrhea, chills and feverishness, lower-left abdominal discomfort and no appetite. More...

Sports

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The process of preparation for the 2015 high school football season began all over the East Texas area on Monday morning, including here in Kilgore. More...

Schumacher gets revenge on Torrence

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LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

YOUTH BASEBALL 7-8 KBBA all-stars plagued by rain Playing in their age group’s Dixie Youth Baseball Youth AA World Series in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., the 7-and-8 year-old machine pitch all-stars from Kilgore have been beset by rain, as has th More...

Nursing board keeps eye on KC

Solid pass-rate eases concerns

December’s graduates from Kilgore College nursing program had an 87.23 percent passing rate on their Texas Board of Nursing NCLEX examinations. More...

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Kilgore receivers coach Joey Pippen (far right) looks on as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers warm up during Monday’s first day of practice for the upcoming season. More...

Agency: KC asbestos inquiry almost over

Two weeks, at least, but nearing completion: the end of another round of inspections at Kilgore College is coming soon. More...

State spares sales tax charges this weekend

The state’s annual sales tax holiday weekend is scheduled each year just in time for back-to-school shopping, and 2015’s should provide a particularlywelcome respite for Kilgore parents. More...

Local

Kilgore native brings crew for Friday concert

It’s been about five years since George Faber, Jr. brought his motley crew of musicians to the World’s Richest Acre, and they’re ready for a ‘cool evening of smooth jazz’ Friday night. More...

Club gets ready to kick-off shoe giveaway

There’s a week to go until the Kilgore Rotary Club’s annual shoe drive, and the shopping spree has already begun. Volunteers have to get an early start, Dr. More...

Rangerette film earns recognition in Texas, Madrid

“Sweethearts of the Gridiron,” the Overton Filmsproduced documentary about the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes, is continuing to earn recognition from the movie world in America and abroad. More...

Obituaries

SHALIA DEASON PYBAS

Memorial services for Mrs. Shalia Pybas, 69, of Kilgore will be held Friday, August 7 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore Thursday, August 6, from 6-7 p.m. More...

OBIE LAMPKIN

Funeral services for Obie Lampkin, 95, of Kilgore are pending at Cunningham Funeral Home. He died August 3, 2015 at his residence. More...

TAMI SMITH

Funeral services for Tami Smith, 46, of Tyler, formerly of Kilgore, are pending at Cunningham Funeral Home. She died Friday July 31, 2015 in Tyler. More...