December 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

College signs tech center agreement with KEDC

In a unanimous decision the Kilgore College Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement with Kilgore Economic Development Corporation for the Advanced Technology Center. More...

'Tis not the season. 'Tis the job.

Officers quietly lend cash, gas, compassion year-round

A pancake platter and sausage. And an orange juice. The simple Whataburger breakfast was an “act of kindness,” sure, but nothing out of the ordinary, Vance Callahan says with a shrug, his expression nonplussed under a fresh crew cut. More...

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DAILY DIGEST

WEDNESDAY KILGORE SENIOR CITIZENS club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Lions Club Building at 307 Rusk St. All seniors 55 or older are eligible for membership. OVERTON/NEW LONDON TUESDAY More...

Lifestyles

CHITCHAT CORNER

True gifts of the season

“THEIR LOVE IS REAL, GENUINE AND FROM THE HEART AND SOUL,” I heard on a commercial while in Oklahoma recently. The commercial was an invitation to visit the state and it came from two of the five civilized tribes of the Indian nation. More...

It's beginning to look...

Kilgore Improvement & Beautification Association's team of judges chose their favorite sets of Christmas lights this week, closing two categories but adding a new one for 2014. Find photos of additional winners on Page 6B. More...

A WORD PLEASE

Holiday apostrophes create catastrophic confusion

The new year, that is, New Year’s, is upon us. Soon after will come Presidents Day, also known as Presidents’ Day, then Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Veterans Day, Xmas and a bunch of other holidays no one knows how to write. More...

Sports

KILGORE RULED THE STATE 10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

It was 10 years ago this week, specifically Dec. 18, 2004, that the Kilgore High School football program capped an undefeated season with a 33-27 win in two overtimes over Dallas Lincoln. More...

Lady 'Dogs lose to Henderson, as break arrives

Christmas holidays are closing in, which means basketball is winding down for just a short time, but Kilgore High School’s girls had a rivalry game before the break. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

FOOTBALL Wood, Haynes tabbed all-state honorable mentions Kilgore High School seniors Jarod Wood and Kris Haynes were named honorable mentions on the Texas Associated Press Class 4A all-state football team this week. More...

Kilgore gets interim manager on loan from Metroplex community

Mark Israelson has 15 years under his belt working with the City of Plano – come January, he can add ‘Interim Kilgore City Manager’ to his resume. More...

Woman dies in collision with rig

A White Oak woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 259/31 south of Interstate 20. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

THIS IS TRULY the season for giving, the season for taking a page from the personal book of Anup Bhandari – as far as we can tell, the local artist gives every spare second (and probably every spare penny) to the less fortunate. More...

Local

KEDC strikes deal with Triumph, says goodbye to assistant director

As Triumph Structures of East Texas invests $5.3 million in its Kilgore operation, its set for a reimbursement of up to $400,000 from Kilgore Economic Development Corporation. More...

Texas Shakespeare Festival actors

Texas Shakespeare Festival actors (from left) Matthew Simpson, Maeghan Sullivan, Jason Richards and Shelby Gilliam perform multiple parts in their stage-and-radio play "A Christmas Carol" in Tyler's Liberty Hall. More...

Chamber recruits young professionals

The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce offers regular opportunities for professional development – as of this week, a new outlet focuses specifically on individuals in the early and still-developing stages of their careers. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Time for a family meeting to discuss financial preparations?

During the holiday season, you no doubt have a lot going on in your life — work functions, gatherings with friends and neighbors, tracking down the elusive “perfect gift,” etc. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

First Christmas gift

According to a story I once heard, a church was having a Christmas pageant, and a wellliked young boy was chosen to play the innkeeper. The idea was that this boy would listen to Joseph explain his need for a room. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21

ARIES (March 21-April 19) .... Your mind might be on those at a distance whom you care about. Some of you might be putting last-minute gifts in the mail, while others could be taking off to visit a special friend. Let the good feelings flow. More...

Obituaries

LOLA VIRGINIA (HOWELL) HILL

Services for Lola Virginia Hill, 87, of Kilgore will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Rusk County Memorial Gardens. More...

DOWELL THOMAS “D.T.” HOUSTON RIDDLES

Services for D.T. Riddles, 90, of Liberty City are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with Reverend Kelly Bryan officiating. Mr. More...

ELVERS LACY SR.

Funeral services for Elvers Lacy Sr., 77, of Kilgore, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23,in the Victory Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Ray A. Geter officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. More...