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Four years after the sale of Kilgore Heights Elementary School to Kilgore College, Kilgore ISD is still using revenue from the sale to pay for dual-credit programs. KISD made the sale to KC, which turned the property into The Ballpark at KC Commons, for $550,000 in 2015 and the school district has been using the money as scholarships for high-schoolers to take college-level coursework through KC since the fall of that year. more
In their second time facing each other on the dais of the Kilgore Candidates Forum, incumbent Ronnie Spradlin and challenger Victor Boyd exchanged no blows in their mutual pursuit of the mayor’s seat. Rather, both men underscored their shared desire to continue serving the city, and to be the one to see its current momentum through in the next two years. more
Students have been directed back inside Kilgore Middle School following a reported fire in the building Tuesday afternoon. Kilgore Fire Chief Johnny Bellows confirmed the “All OK” after a fan motor kicked off a short evacuation. Firefighters and police were dispatched to the campus about 11:40, per radio traffic, as students were evacuated and corralled outside the school. more
Sunny skies on Saturday will give thousands of Kilgoreites young and old a clear view as two helicopter-loads of Easter eggs sprinkle down on Driller Park. With multiple local churches in Kilgore and Liberty partnering for a ‘Resurrection Celebration Festival & Easter Egg Hunt’ April 20, there’s a good chance they’ll better last year’s egg haul, when more than 40,000 of the plastic containers and their hidden treasurers were collected by kiddoes. more
Kilgore College Theatre will present “Crimes of the Heart” beginning April 25 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. The play is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27, with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for KC students with a student ID. more
The Historic Pirtle Bar-B-Q is back Saturday, April 27, with three hours of beef, crawfish, desserts and live entertainment from returning favorites, the men of Nouveaux Cajun Xpress. Set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pirtle United Methodist Church, the annual event boasts the “Best Bar-B-Q Around” for $15 per plate, including a barbecue beef sandwich plus sides of beans and potato salad with iced two. Cakes and pies will be available for an additional charge. more
The 10th annual East Texas Energy Symposium returns to Kilgore College Tuesday, May 7. The gathering of oil-and-gas professionals is set once again in KC’s Devall Student Center Ballroom, hosted … more
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