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Representatives from more than 30 school districts gathered at the Region 7 Education Service Center on Longview Street in Kilgore Friday to meet with applicants seeking careers in education. The job fair gives career-seekers a chance to meet face-to-face with staff from various school districts in the East Texas area to find out if a particular district might be a good fit. more
Severe weather with the possibility of tornado activity is expected in Kilgore beginning tonight and lasting into tomorrow. more
It could have been five bullets, maybe 10, as two groups exchanged fire on Miles Street March 31. As the investigation proceeds, Kilgore officers say the shootout began with a robbery, escalated to a short gun battle and ended with an 18-year-old woman shot in the neck. more
Four Kilgore High School students will be competing at the national level this summer thanks to their gold-medal ranking in a health science competition in Corpus Christi April 4-7. KHS juniors Mackenna Watkins, Anushka Pradhan, Alison Rashidi and Sydney Chowdhury earned the rank of state champions in the SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Quiz Bowl by scoring higher than 17 other teams from across Texas. more
A familiar sight at the East Texas Oil Museum will soon be gone for good. The wooden oil derrick which has stood at the museum’s entrance since its construction in 1980 is slated for removal, according to a report given at a Kilgore College Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. “Something happened – who knows what? It could have been the wind, it could have been an earthquake, it could be just about anything but the derrick has shifted. It’s showing splintered wood. It has a terrible bow in it, it’s under an incredible amount of stress,” said Brian Nutt, chair of KC’s Property & Facilities Committee. more
Jill McCartney’s waiting on just one office-seeker to confirm for Sunday afternoon’s 2019 Candidates Forum in the Texan Theater. If all goes according to plan, it will mean a full stage in the South Kilgore Street venue as Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and Kilgore News Herald host the contenders in three local races for a two-hour Q&A session April 14. more
Kilgore College is paring down their course curriculum to help more students stay engaged with their majors and graduate on time with their desired degree or credential. As part of their “Focus to Finish” initiative, KC aims to reduce student burnout and get them enrolled in the courses they need without burying them in developmental education classes. more
Kilgore College will be affected by a recent Supreme Court decision that is hitting entities statewide with a bill for tax refunds to be paid to energy companies. It started with a lawsuit in 2011 when the Supreme Court changed how much tax certain companies pay on some types of oilfield equipment. The rehearing denial finally closed the case, meaning taxes levied on oilfield compressors by entities statewide for the previous five years are now considered excessive and refunds must be issued to companies owning such equipment. more
Kilgore Rotary Club’s next quarterly blood drive is set for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. It will be the 23rd time the civic group and the congregation have partnered to collect blood donations – they’ve netted 300 units of blood in previous events. The Blood Center East Texas runs the operation inside the church’s Parish Hall at 713 Florey Street. more
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