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When Shadarria Tennison first started going to the Kilgore facility after-school, she was grieving, angry. “My grandmother was my best friend. She loved everyone and no one was a stranger,” Tennison told Kilgore Rotarians last month. “She died when I was 9. It was very hard for me. Me, trying to understand that she was gone. I felt like someone took something away from me I thought was going to be there forever.” more
If someone contacts you with threats to disconnect electric service unless you make immediate payment – typically using a prepaid card or another non-traceable form of payment – be alert that you are likely the target of a scam. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) continues to receive reports that involve criminals posing as SWEPCO representatives contacting customers and demanding immediate payment. They use phone, in-person and online tactics. more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. more
2019 has gotten off to a rainy start in East Texas and bad weather is predicted again for this weekend. Kilgore Police Department shared a Facebook post from the National Weather Service Friday indicating a high chance of severe weather Saturday between 2 a.m. and noon. The report states possible severe weather could include high winds from 60 to 70 mph, quarter to dime-sized hail and a low possibility of tornado activity. more
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Rep. Ralph M. Hall, 95, died Thursday, according to the congressman’s successor. Hall was one of the last conservative Texas Democrats to switch over to the GOP and made history as the oldest member of the U.S. House. He was a veteran of the Texas Senate, and East Texans elected him to the U.S. House in 1980 as a Democrat. He switched to the Republican party in 2004. more
Kilgore College has rolled out an online orientation system to help new students enroll more easily. At Monday’s board meeting, KC staff demonstrated how the new system works to board trustees and students in attendance. “The idea was to make sure students had everything they needed to be successful from the beginning through the whole entire process of being a Kilgore College student,” said Title III Project Director Dr. William Stowe. more
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects pets as well as people. Pet owners are often unaware that their pets may be at risk for this condition, and that it can be very dangerous if not treated. Dr. John N. Stallone, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, studies hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases in pets. He discusses the common causes and symptoms of hypertension, as well as the methods used to treat this disease and bring blood pressure down to normal levels. more
Kilgore College plans to make higher education a reality for more students by offering sizable tuition discounts to those who qualify for a new program. At a press conference Wednesday morning, KC President Dr. Brenda Kays announced the KC Connection program and congratulated five local students who signed contracts with the college. more
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