July 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dude in drag skirts offense

A would-be cowgirl was out-of-luck at a downtown retailer this week when his unwanted advances and harassment got him the boot and a harsh reprimand from Kilgore police. More...

Waste Not

Two months since storm, residual curbside tree debris irks council

Tuesday night’s task was to pick an outside contractor for mowing and landscaping of select public greens, but Kilgore City Council members’ discussion shifted to greenery of a different sort. More...

Engineers plumb depths of three water solutions

The flow of water service negotiations between Kilgore and Longview was practically cut off in late June, but local elected officials’ workshop discussion trended in favor of the deal Tuesday night. More...

Texas Shakespeare Festival cast members

Texas Shakespeare Festival cast members rev up the audience Tuesday night during the company's second annual Talent Showcase. More...

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Daily Digest

DAILY DIGEST

TUESDAY Local scout leaders are hosting a free pool party from 6 p.m. to 8 Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Kilgore City Pool for all local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. More...

Lifestyles

The joy on their faces is AWESOME

I n the First Christian Church gym, children and adults threw paper snowballs at each other, ran a rubber duck relay and played a round of duck-duck-goose before singing the songs of worship they learned during the church’s first Special Needs More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

A little son goes a long way

IT was found to be a virtual bee hive this last week, as men from the ALERT Academy worked clearing land for a playground for children and a future serenity park for the women in the wooded area surrounding the Son Shine Lighthouse in New London, Tex More...

A WORD PLEASE

Don't let sleeping grammar problems lie

Summertime is here, and with it, come endless hours of sitting in the shade regretting all the years we spent baking in the sun. More...

Sports

IT'S ALMOST TIME

IT's ALMOST TIME -- Kilgore wide receiver Nick Orange (left) is shown here making a catch against Van last season. More...

Kilgore 8-U in Dixie's Region 3 in Longview

Baseball is still going for the Kilgore Boys Baseball Association’s 8-and-under team, who are playing in a tournament in Longview this weekend. More...

Pump Jacks up to fourth in standings

Don’t count the East Texas Pump Jacks out of the Texas Collegiate League’s playoffs just yet. The Pump Jacks have been back to their old winning ways recently, including a 1-0 win over the Texas Marshals here at Driller Park on Thursday. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between July 18 and 24: JULY 18 Jorge Alberto Estrella, 17, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of no driver’s license and motor vehicle inspection violation. More...

$20 million dip in property values means slimmer budget for KISD

Superintendent: 'Nothing to hinder education' among $96,000 in net cuts

By JAMES DRAPERnews1@kilgorenewsherald.comIn the past five years, preliminary estimates for Kilgore ISD's taxable values have been between $103 million and $165 million below the certified numbers released in late summer. More...

Where's the Line?

With immigration at the Mexican border capturing people’s attentions across the country, Lorie Cox is doing what she can to prevent the issue from reaching Kilgore. More...

CHURCH STAGES SPECIAL NEEDS VBS

KFD Capt. Michael Stanley helps Lindsey Carpenter try on firefighting equipment during First Christian More...

I Want My Big Baby Back: Officer recovers stolen cycle

When a thief hijacked his Harley July 15, Jonathan Cornett was heartbroken, doubtful he’d ever see ‘Big Baby’ again. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

“YOU MUST LIVE in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau • More...

Local

Ballparks' bids vastly exceed initial estimates

Two strikes, but perhaps third time’s the charm. More...

Historical group will bring past to life at cemetery for October tour

The shades of long-dead Kilgore residents will soon welcome guests to Danville Cemetery. More...

With supply of free Pump Jacks tickets exhausted, chamber organizers expect record crowd for July 30 balloon event

No ticket, no problem. While the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and other distributors have run out of the free-admission passes to the East Texas Pump Jacks’ July 30 ballgame, visitors will still find plenty to do outside More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Should you be a "hands-on' investor?

If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. But the process of investing can sometimes seem anything but simple. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Membership says something

Membership has its privileges, or so the credit-card company American Express told us two decades ago in its advertising campaign that spanned some nine years. And, more than privileges, membership also says something. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Your instincts will guide you as an older person or friend tries to manipulate a situation. You are likely to react in the most unanticipated way. A loved one might give you the cold shoulder. More...

Obituaries

ANDREW TIPPS “ANDY” GILLEY

Memorial services for Andrew Tipps “Andy” Gilley, 68, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Mr. Gilley passed away suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Kilgore. More...

LARRY BUFORD JENKINS

Funeral services for Larry Buford Jenkins, 81, of Liberty City were Friday, July 25, at Lakeview Funeral Home. Mr. Jenkins was born September 16, 1932, in Tyler to George Shirley and Lois Hunger Jenkins and passed away July 21, 2014 in Kilgore. More...

LOSSIE B. BRIDGES

Funeral services for Mr. Lossie B. Bridges of Longview are pending at Victory Funeral Services in Kilgore. He died on July 23, 2014. More...