December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HAVE YOU BEEN GOOD?

With Santa in the house at Liberty City's Christmas in the Park, Ember Rucker passes on her Christmas wish-list and gets a candy cane for her troubles Saturday evening. More...

Council ponders public works project's pricetag

Should the city’s brush truck cost an arm or a rig? More...

District takes long-term look at facilities work

In their latest facilities improvement project, Kilgore ISD administrators aim to avoid immediate solutions that cause problems later. 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. More...

Advice & Entertainment

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) What you expect to hear and what you actually hear might cause you to hit the pause button. You’ll need to verify facts and other types of information that might come forward. More...

Salt lamps may not help, but won't hurt

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: Himalayan salt lamps have become a mini-rage in my family. We now have one “burning” 24 hours per day in our bedroom and soon will have another for our living room. The same is true with other family members. More...

Sports

Kilgore's Borders named A&M DU president

Kilgore native Chelsi Borders has been elected president of the Texas A&M University chapter of Ducks Unlimited. More...

SHS boys win tourney; Kilgore teams in CH event

December is normally tournament time for high school basketball teams, getting all tuned up for district games that begin after the Christmas break. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

FOOTBALLWR's Brister named to AP 3A all-state team West Rusk offensive lineman Corey Brister was named earlier this week to the Texas Associated Press Class 3A allstate football team. More...

Council approves interim city manager

Kilgore will not be without a central person after outgoing city manager Scott Sellers leaves later this month. City Council approved interim city manager will be Mark Israelson, as recommended by Strategic Government Resources. More...

Consultant gives college A-B grade

Overall, Larry Snodgrass, president of ERI Consulting, gave the Kilgore College facilities a “solid B-plus or A-minus” grade following tyheir inspection for asbestos problems. More...

KMS teaches 'campus culture' to administrators

Eighty new school administrators from across the Region VII Education Service Center area roamed the halls of Kilgore Middle School Dec. 11 to experience the campus’ culture for themselves. More...

Photo

Jana Castaneda (right) adjusts Teresa Packer’s antlers before St. Luke United Methodist Church’s Reindeer Run for Rapha House Saturday morning. More...

KILGOROUND

TIME, THAT AGED nurse, Rock’d me to patience. – John Keats, Endymion • JUST IN CASE you’ve yet to finish your Christmas shopping, please accept this gentle reminder: More...

Local

Oh, what fun it is to drive...

Forest Home Baptist Church members young and old welcome guests to the final evening of their 2014 Drive-Thru Nativity Saturday night off the Hwy. 259 bypass. More...

Kilgore ISD film festival contest ends this week

There’s just one day remaining for students and community members to show ‘I Believe in KISD.’ The district’s inaugural, mini-film festival has (so far) drawn a smattering of entries, superintendent Cara Cooke said Tuesday, an More...

Library welcomes holiday visitors in open house today

With the halls decked for the holidays, Kilgore Public Library will host its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, providing cookies and punch along with live music for visitors. The library is located at 301 North Henderson Blvd. More...

Obituaries

MARGUERITE GOGGAN LESSLEY

Marguerite Goggan Lessley, 95, died December 10, 2014, in Kilgore. She was born in Henderson January 13, 1917. She was a member of DAR, the Hilltoppers, Diversity Club, Art Guilds, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. More...

ELVORD COOTS WOODS

Funeral services for Elvord Coots Woods, 95, of Kilgore will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Cunningham Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grabel Cemetery under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home. He was born March More...

ZACHARY JAMES HAMMOND

Memorial services for Zachary James Hammond, 22, of Gladewater are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, December 18, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with Mr. Jody Clements officiating. More...