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A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. • Have only licensed electricians install, repair and dismantle jobsite wiring. That way, everything will be completed according to electrical safety codes. more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.6 billion in March, 9 percent more than in March 2018. “State sales tax revenue growth was again strong in March, as we saw increased collections in all major economic sectors, including retail trade, information services, oil and gas and restaurants,” Hegar said. “Much of the increase stemmed more from consumer spending rather than business spending.” more
Since becoming head women’s basketball coach at Kilgore College last summer, Addie Lees has recorded a successful year and is set to begin her second at KC. Coach Lees told the Kilgore Rotary Club about her first season at the college which, by her own admission, passed quickly. “It feels like it’s been nonstop. It’s actually gone by really fast,” Lees told the Rotarians. more
Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests March 30 to April 6. SATURDAY, MARCH 30 James Earl Sanders, 61, of Kilgore, was arrested on charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. Vincente Dequence Bell, 39, of Winona, was arrested on charges including possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 more
A third suspect was arrested Thursday following a March 31 shootout on Miles Street. Kilgore Police Department announced Xiavier Leandre Epps was in custody Thursday, and the 21-year-old Ore City resident was booked into Gregg County Jail April 5. more
After more than three hours of discussion, the Texas House nearly unanimously passed a comprehensive bill to reform the way schools are funded and slow the growth of property tax bills. House Bill 3 would increase base funding for each student by $890, fund full-day pre-K for low-income 4-year-olds in most school districts, compress tax rates for all districts and reduce the amount of money wealthier districts pay the state in recapture payments to shore up poorer districts. Because Democrats spearheaded a change in the bill, it would also provide across-the-board raises for all full-time school employees who are not administrators. more
In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs April 8–12, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be joined by law enforcement and safety advocates to ask motorists to stay alert and slow down when driving through work zones on Texas roadways. This year’s slogan is “Drive Like You Work Here.” more
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