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A Wednesday morning car fire on the Kilgore College campus was caused by degraded batteries in a flashlight, according to Kilgore Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos. Kilgore College Police Department was called about the fire at approximately 9:25 a.m., said college Public Information Coordinator Chris Craddock. more
The doors of the Texan Theater will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, for dancing, dining and donating all in support of Kilgore ISD. Money raised will go to the KISD Education Foundation, which works to increase private support for educational activities at KISD which benefit students and personnel by supporting activities not funded by tax dollars. more
Kilgore High School hosted its annual Black History Program Friday in the school gym, featuring music, singers and remarks by speakers. The event aimed celebrate the contributions of African-Americans in the U.S. while paying tribute to the struggles and injustice they faced throughout American history. With a theme of “Overcoming The Struggle To Achieve Success”, the program also encouraged students to pursue their goals and make something of their lives despite any obstacles they face. more
Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Jamie Mariah Lowery, 28, of Winona was arrested on a warrant from another from another agency. more
Kilgore High School students take to Dodson Auditorium’s runway during the 2019 A Touch of Fame & Fashion Style Show, including the annual Beauty & Handsome Presentation. more
Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck has long opposed state legislators’ efforts to put a hair-trigger on tax rate rollback elections. Earlier this month, the Texas Senate’s new Property Tax Committee voted 4-0 in favor of a rollback rate bill that would automatically spur an election if taxing entities (counties, cities, schools, colleges, etc.) attempt to increase taxes by more than 2.5 percent. A similar attempt in the last legislative session ended when the House and Senate couldn’t rectify their preferred thresholds for the cap. From conversations with lawmakers, it’s unlikely – the Texas Tribune reported Wednesday – the state will adopt 2.5 compared to the current rollback rate of 8 percent. more
East Texas Regional Airport is slated to continue with improvements after Gregg County Commissioners voted to approve the facility’s updated Master Plan, which includes an updated Capital Improvement Plan. At a Jan. 30, meeting commissioners gave the go-ahead to the plan, which ETRA Director Roy Miller said must be updated on a regular basis to comply with Federal Aviation Administration recommendations. more
Only about a dozen tickets remain for Kilgore Legacy Foundation’s sixth annual Red & Black Ball March 2. “They are going fast,” says foundation president Willie Vinson. Looking forward to a large crowd in Kilgore College’s Devall Student Center Ballroom, Vinson’s most excited about the turnout for this year’s scholarship competition: eight teenagers applied, five girls and three boys, a record for the contest. more
Gregg County Historical Commission is starting its 2019-2020 term with an induction of members and plans for projects in Kilgore. At a Jan. 30 Gregg County Commissioners Meeting, 20 members were appointed to the GCHC, with Johnny King as the new chairman. Officers are elected by group members. Several Kilgore members were re-appointed and another Kilgoreite, Laura McKeathan, was appointed for the first time. more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. more
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