November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

J.B. Light

Funeral services for J.B. Light, 89, of Kilgore will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 21, in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with Reverend Joe McGraw and Reverend Thomas Ayres officiating.  Burial will follow at the Danville Cemetery. More...

Halliburton puts $35b pricetag on deal

Oil-and-gas giant acquires Baker Hughes

For about another year, it will be “business as usual” at Baker Hughes as Halliburton announced its acquisition of Baker Hughes Monday morning for $34.6 billion, Baker Hughes Enterprise Media Relations Specialist Melanie Kania said. More...

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Kilgore Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts unload a trailer of food at Helping Hands Saturday following their 2014 Scouting for Food campaign. More...

KILGOROUND

WE’LL SEE YOU tomorrow, Thursday, at the World’s Richest Acre when the singers sing, the dancers dance and the stars atop the derricks are illuminated. • FROM the it’s-a-smallworld department: 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, NOV. 19

HOROSCOPE

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your initial reaction to a situation could be anger or frustration. Reach out to a creative person who loves swapping ideas with you. You might discover that the two of you are capable of solving the world’s problems! More...

With all meds, you must balance risk and benefit

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old woman with diabetes. My body, as I have been told, is bad with arthritis, for which I have been prescribed Celebrex. More...

Sports

Redskins sign Huey to practice squad

Kilgore’s Michael Huey is back in the National Football League. Huey, a former Kilgore High School and University of Texas standout, was signed by the Washington Redskins on Monday to their practice squad. More...

Torrence drops close decision to Todd in finale

POMONA, Calif. – Steve Torrence overcame a poor qualifying performance Sunday at Auto Club Raceway but, in the end, he couldn’t overcome J.R. Todd at the 50th annual Auto Club Finals. More...

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

BASKETBALLKHS girls lose to Longview Kilgore High School is just getting its feet wet into the 2014 basketball season – in fact, the boys basketball program is still a week from tip-off. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2014 5:26 PM

Holda refutes asbestos allegations

In response to a story published elsewhere, publicizing allegations select Kilgore College buildings – including Dodson Auditorium – contain friable asbestos, KC President Bill Holda issued a blanket denial Wednesday afternoon. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2014 1:52 PM

Snowhill switched to Sunday as frightful forecast forces fix

UPDATED: Chamber's snowy slopes need sliders Nov. 23

With warnings of wet weather Friday and Saturday, Kilgore Chamber of Commerce staffers have rescheduled the 2014 Mt. Kilgore Snowhill Festival to 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday afternoon. More...

[Homelessness]

'It happens 24/7' KC students endure elements to better-understand struggle

On a night when overnight temperatures reached the mid-20s, Kilgore College students learned what it was like to be homeless for a night. More...

Group organizes fire district board

Voters on Nov. 4 voted to create a new emergency services district in an area generally identified as Liberty City. The fire department has begun now to organize a governing board for the new ESD. More...

Study highlights stadium's faults

During its study of many Kilgore ISD buildings, Huckabee found multiple glaring problems at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. More...

Local

Downtown stores prepare annual holiday soiree

Bookended by Black Friday on one side and Cyber Monday on the other, Small Business Saturday falls just in time, Melida Heien says, and Kilgore’s annual Mingle & Jingle is a perfect extension of the nationwide shop local campaign. More...

Donors save Thanksgiving boxes at local food charity

An outpouring of support from the community in recent weeks and a determined effort by local schoolchildren have saved one of Helping Hands’ key projects. More...

DPS emphasizes preparation for winter weather

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin preparing for possible winter weather, which can impact the state during the coming days and months. Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Nov. More...

Obituaries

Dan Franklin Platt

Services for Dan Franklin Platt, 75, of Karnack will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 21, at the Highland Park Baptist Church in Kilgore under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Reverends Riley Pippin and Roy Struthers officiating. More...

MARJORIE “ANITA” CHANCE BAILEY

Services for Marjorie “Anita” Chance Bailey, 79, of Kilgore will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Reverend Roger Hoffpowier officiating. More...

KENNETH JAMES “KEN” LAIRD

Memorial Services for Mr. Ken Laird, 65, of Kilgore will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore. Ken passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 in Kilgore. More...