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Election Day is quickly approaching and a seat on the Kilgore ISD school board is up for grabs. Two candidates, Dana Sneed and Jason Smith, are campaigning for the Position 7 seat. Sneed was an educator for 30 years and spent much of that time teaching in Kilgore. more
Businesses in 14 East Texas counties may soon get better broadband internet access with the help of a grant to create a regional broadband infrastructure plan. On Wednesday, April 17, the East Texas Council of Governments hosted a press conference to announce they had received a grant from the US Economic Development Administration. more
”We teach people to be solemn and quiet in church. You also gotta get out and celebrate – it’s a great victory.” Minister of First Baptist Church of Kilgore, the Rev. Glenn Young was happy to look out over the controlled chaos in Driller Park Saturday morning. There wasn’t anything solemn or quiet about it, not with hundreds of gleeful children stampeding across the grass as parents cheered them on in their search for Easter eggs. more
The Kilgore Main Street Program’s upcoming Fridays After 5 concert is an exciting opportunity for the young performer, not just because it’s Karisia Hernandez’s first time playing under the derricks of the World’s Richest Acre. “I usually play acoustic,” she said Monday. “Here, I’m playing full-band which is really exciting because I usually don’t get that chance to perform. I’m really excited about that and to experience Fridays After 5 because I’ve never done it before.” more
Warmer weather is on the way and Kilgoreites will get a chance to cool off in the city’s two water recreation facilities: the Lazy Splash Ranch and the city pool. Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck said the Lazy Splash Ranch should be opening this weekend. Work on the facility delayed the opening. “We had a false start this weekend and the crew couldn’t get it open in time. They’re shooting for this coming Saturday,” Selleck said. A variety of jobs were being carried out at the splash pad and the work delayed the planned opening on April 20. more
Early voting began Monday at Kilgore City Hall and continues into next week as residents weigh in on a handful of contested races on the local ballot. After initial polling earlier this week, the polls will be open again today, Thursday and Friday as well as Monday and Tuesday (April 29-30) for residents wishing to cast ballots ahead of Election Day, May 4. That Saturday, the polls at 815 N. Kilgore St. will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. more
The public is invited to a historical marker dedication commemorating the Danville Community near Kilgore. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The reception and program will be in the Bolding Barn, 2366 Danville Road, Kilgore. The marker is located on Hwy. 259 near the entrance to the Bolding Maize. more
The Kilgore College Theater Department production of “Crimes of the Heart” will premiere tomorrow evening in the Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus at 7:30 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a dark comedy set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, centers on three sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny, who reunite at the grandfather’s farm after many years apart. As the story unfolds, the sisters recount their shared past and the diverging paths their lives have taken. more
The Ministerial Alliance of Kilgore Churches invites Kilgore and surrounding communities to attend and participate in the observance of the 2019 National Day of Prayer, set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the amphitheater at Kilgore City Park. For those not familiar with the event, on April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States of America. President Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1988 to designate the first Thursday in May for the National Day of Prayer observance. more
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