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Sabine UIL team wins state titles

Sabine High School is home to the University Interscholastic League state champion calculator application team and champion individual. More...

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DAILY DIGEST

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...

Lifestyles

'Texas is just so homey'

TSF cast, crew get warm welcome from chamber, museum supporters

After a warm plate of barbecue Wednesday afternoon, Sarah Fish was ready to make a return trip to the center of the earth at the East Texas Oil Museum. More...

CHITCHAT CORNER

Chicken sausage? Not in the South!

A COUPLE decided to sit behind me in a booth at a local restaurant last week and before I knew it, had me “in stitches” with laughter. More...

HOPE FOR TODAY

Graduates: Follow God beyond this milestone

During May over six million students are expected to graduate from high schools, colleges and universities. These teenagers and twenty-somethings will reach a milestone and have a new beginning for themselves. More...

Sports

Thurman signs with Houston

Turns out that UIL state track meet in Austin was just a warm-up for bigger things for West Rusk High School standout Breyon Thurman. More...

YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS

FOOTBALL KC camp June 6-10 The annual Kilgore College football camp for boys ages 7 through 15 will be Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day and ending at noon. More...

KILGORE'S DAVIS COMPETES AT STATE BASEBALL TOURNEY WITH BROOK HILL

Kilgore's own Garrett Davis (here, at left with sister Haylie) attends Brook Hill in Bullard, and is a member of the baseball team. More...

For The Record

KPD ARREST REPORTS

The Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrested between May 20 and 25: FRIDAY, MAY 20 Earnest Lynn Kenney, 59, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Michael Brian Stanley, 53, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. More...

Fraud audit argument continues

Few details available with analysis poised to get underway next week

Three weeks after he was hired to perform a ‘fraud audit’ at Sabine ISD, a Dallas-based CPA is reportedly set to begin work at the school next week – though it’s still unclear precisely what that work will entail. More...

Hughes secures Senate office

Ellis wins seat on state ed board

District 5 Rep. Bryan Hughes secured a runaway run-off win for the State Senate District 1 post, and the primary runner-up for State Board of Education District 9 pulled almost 20 points ahead of the Super Tuesday frontrunner May 24. More...

Major general will speak at veterans monument Monday

The Kilgore War Veterans Association will welcome Major General James “Red” Brown of the U.S. Army reserve as keynote speaker during the group’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning. More...

KILGOROUND

BILL WOODALL

“A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.” – Saki (H.H. Munro), ‘The Comments of Moung Ka • ALL that singing and cheering you heard from the direction of Kilgore College mid-week? More...

Local

DPS encourages safe driving over Memorial Day weekend stretch

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement from across the state this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to make Texas roadways safer and encourage safe driving habits. More...

Photos

Kilgore City Clerk Deborah Dane administers the oath of office to new Place 4 City Council member Victor Boyd – flanked by his mother, Evelyn Jackson Walker – Tuesday evening. More...

Home alarm system sales go door-to-door

Despite its ordinance restricting door-to-door sales calls, state law requires the City of Kilgore to permit qualified vendors of home security systems to make the rounds in local neighborhoods – it’s up to residents, officials note, whet More...

Advice & Entertainment

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Identity theft

Identity theft is a big problem. How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a lot of victims, and a lot of money. More...

MINISTER'S MOMENT

Law and gospel for transgender madness

Texas and other states Wednesday sued the federal government over recent orders that schools, under threat of defunding, allow people to use bathrooms and locker-rooms not of their birth gender but of their choice. More...

HOROSCOPE

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, MAY 29

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ....You might want to take some much-needed personal time. Excuse yourself from plans, if need be. You will gain from allowing yourself to relax and enjoy. A confidential conversation opens you up to a new perspective. More...

Obituaries

JERE OTIS WHITTINGTON

MARCH 18, 1925 – MAY 12, 2016

Col. Jere O. Whittington, US Army, Retired, died peacefully on May 12, 2016 in San Antonio, leaving a legacy of adventure, travel, diplomacy, humor, optimism – and organization. More...

NATHANAEL D. “TANY” HIERHOLZER

Services for Nathanael D. “Tany” Hierholzer, 80, of Kilgore will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Highland Park Baptist Church with Brother Riley Pippen officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, May 31 at Dallas/Ft. More...

BOB GABRIEL

Services for Bob Gabriel, 74, of Liberty City will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Pastor Wayne Norvell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. More...