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East Texas had its share of cowboys and cowgirls rising in the ranks throughout the years and in Kilgore there still remain a few through hard work and endurance will leave legends that only some can … more
What a phenomenal year for KISD! Our UIL Academic teams, our sports teams and our music departments had exceptional success this year. These successes represent a great deal of hard work by our … more
Walls can be painted, walls can be moved and walls can even be torn down, but, oh, if those walls could only talk. It's human nature to take something with a grain of salt, something you have … more
In my last column, I mentioned that my eldest daughter participates in equestrian competitions, seemingly the most expensive and inconvenient activity available to inflict upon fathers of teenaged … more
MOTHER’S DAY is a day of celebration honoring the mother of the family, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Mothers are celebrated for their hearts and nurturing instincts and … more
These days, I find myself regularly traveling to exotic destinations like Krum, Texas, and Haughton, Louisiana, to watch my eldest and most expensive daughter compete in equestrian competitions. How … more
“Memories,” he said. “I was asked to give a talk on memories. How does one give a twenty minute talk on a lifetime of memories after being raised in Kilgore,” Caleb Pirtle III quipped as he … more
Authentic is a word used to define real or genuine and made to be or look just like the original. To question originality is somewhat confusing with other nationalities and in Kilgore it keeps the … more
It’s a perfectly logical thing to do: You need an answer to a grammar question, so you fire off an email to your friendly neighborhood grammar columnist. After all, you may not have anywhere else … more
Recently, I had the opportunity to take a grant-funded trip to an educator’s conference in San Francisco, California. Usually when I attend a teacher’s conference, I’m lucky if I make it to a … more
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