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In the past, a funeral home who ran afoul of City of Kilgore operations at one of the local cemeteries would be called before Kilgore City Council members to rectify the issue. With a vote Feb. 12, the elected officials agreed an administrative solution is preferable for the sake of all parties. more
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 McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church food pantry is … more
Bucky VanDoren is living his dream of appearing on the silver screen and didn’t have to go to Hollywood to do it. VanDoren, son of Alan and Debbie VanDoren, owners of Downtown D’Lites, found his footing in Georgia’s burgeoning TV and film industry. A theatrical education at Kilgore College was a springboard for the young actor, who made the move in order to seek real-world experience. more
A sales tax increase proposed by Sabine Volunteer Fire Department to generate funds for Emergency Services District No. 2 received enough signatures to land a spot on the ballot in May and, on Tuesday, ESD No. 2’s board voted to hold a public hearing on the issue. “We did have our meeting and the ESD board did vote to approve to move forward with a public hearing with the approved amount of signatures from the registrar’s office,” said Richard Sisk, fire chief of Sabine VFD. “They voted to set the public hearing date for March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Sabine High School auditorium.” more
The old leather skates just ain’t what they used to be, but Lee Downing was still tempted to lace them up for his 90th birthday party at Kilgore Skateland. They’re old friends: Lee bought the pair when he was a boy, back in 1942. more
We’re in the third wave of the coffee craze, Claude Hammond says, and he’s happy to submerge himself in the thriving, centuries-old craft. The first wave brought ground coffee in a can, to be brewed in a percolator on the stove or a coffee machine on the counter. “The second wave of coffee is best-represented by chains such as Starbucks where greater care is taken toward the purchase and roasting of beans and toward the preparation of the coffee beverage,” the beverage aficionado noted. “The third wave takes it even farther,” a refinement of quality and taste by select sourcing, preparation and more. more
It’s a great time to be a journalist. That’s the position of Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit digital news agency covering public policy and politics in Texas. Smith delivered this message, and thoughts on the state of modern journalism, to an audience of students, reporters and citizens in Dodson Auditorium at Kilgore College Tuesday. more
A Kilgore Middle School student was swiftly removed from campus Wednesday after school officials were alerted the child had an unloaded gun. more
No one was injured in a pre-dawn fire on Parkview, sparked by an old bathroom heater. Kilgore firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Parkview at 5:11 a.m. “Sgt. Terry Linder from the police department was on patrol and he was the first one on scene,” according to KPD Assistant Chief Mark Henderson. “He advised there were flames coming from the attic. more
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