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The Kilgore Woman’s Club met at the home of Linda Sartor on March 14, 2019. Other hostesses were Joan Smith, Sylvia Nelson, Roberta Boggs, Sandra Holley, and Wilma Jones. The dining room table was decorated with an Easter egg tree. Refreshments were colored green for St. Patrick’s Day. Jackie Fout reported on plans for the luncheon to be held on April 11. Gayla Baxter and Kim Link were accepted as new members. more
President, Nita Collier opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Reo Calender gave the prayer for the meeting and the meal. Merlean Thompson, Secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting. No corrections, approved as read. Gloria Kennedy, Treasurer, gave the treasury report. It was approved for audit. more
Kilgore High School’s Health Science Club made a challenge a while back for students -- and anyone else -- to walk or run a marathon-length distance in order to encourage folks to be more active. It all culminated downtown last Saturday morning with the 5K and one-mile fun run/walk Color Dash, complete with colored chalk for the participants.Ryan May, a freshman at KHS, was the first finisher in 24 minutes, 55 seconds. Estrella Galvan and Melissa Vega both finished in 25:44. The 50 and over winners were Diana Schnarr and Carol Brady (39 minutes). Molly LeMaire was the top finisher in the 30-50 division (30:17), and Hudson Harris (49:47), Ava Castro (50:10), and Harper Lewis (57 minutes). In all, there were 48 participants. Organizers hope to make it an annual event. Congratulations to all! more
Kilgore ISD must repay more than half a million dollars of tax revenue collected in recent years thanks to the final disposition of an ongoing court case with statewide implications. The district owes $668,046.49 to more than a dozen entities in the form of tax revenue. A change in state law means revenue collected over this time was improperly levied and new tax rates will decrease revenue from these entities in the future. more
Kilgore FFA students were finally rewarded after months of hard work at last Saturday’s annual FFA Project Show and Sale. Students and advisers gathered at the Leon Gibson Memorial Ag Farm March 22 and 23 to to show off their livestock projects and all the effort that went into them over months. more
October 2018 brought the end of era in Overton with the closure of the 60-year-old community golf course. A new era may be on the horizon, however, as a local business looks to “rebuild and rebirth” the amenity as a private facility with public access. High Hill Farm’s Jason Romano took his proposal to Overton City Council members Thursday, and the idea is now in the negotiation phase of a potential lease on the municipal property. more
LeTourneau University’s Spring Masterworks concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Belcher Center, featuring a 90-voice mass choir, full orchestra and soloists. LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford will give the welcome and invitation. The public concert is free of charge. The evening will include the premiere performance of LETU Director of Fine Arts Dr. Jim Taylor’s Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2, a 17-minute suite for choir, orchestra and soloists. Taylor’s original composition is based on an 11th century manuscript housed at Cambridge University for two centuries and said to be the most important collection of Latin poetry between Charlemagne and Carmina Burana. more
For an hour after school, Kilgore kids are getting fit, learning discipline and being steered onto the right path in life. About 20 KISD students meet in a converted warehouse space on Harris Street Monday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. to practice squats, push-ups and other exercises at the Ignition Station. Hannah Beets, physical education teacher at Chandler Elementary, got the idea to combine the workouts from her CrossFit class with her passion to work with kids and help them excel mentally and physically. more
Liberty City-area residents will get a chance to vote on a sales tax rate increase this fall. A unanimous vote to put the measure on the ballot was recorded at a meeting of the Gregg County Emergency Services District No. 2 board on Tuesday. Held in the auditorium of Sabine High School, the meeting allowed members of the public to comment on the proposed measure, which would add 1.5 cents to the sales tax rate within ESD No. 2. more
Kilgore’s Planning and Zoning Board approved Kilgore Tire Center’s request for a zoning change, giving the green light to a business expansion at 2801 US Hwy. 259. At a Wednesday morning meeting, board members unanimously voted to send a recommendation to the city council to approve a change to Kilgore’s Comprehensive Plan, allowing the construction project to begin. Board Chairman Randy Renshaw said it was necessary for the board to approve a zoning change and construction plan for the property before they could approve the recommendation. more
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