Keep calm, the camo's copacetic

KPD: Guard will be training so 'Don't get worried when you see them'


Local members of the Texas National Guard will be training in Kilgore this weekend, and Kilgore Police Department gave residents a heads-up Thursday to forestall anxious calls.

The Guardsmen will be training inside the city limits Friday evening and Saturday morning.

According to KPD's social media release, "They will utilize the woods between Stone Road and Meadowbrook Park for their maneuvers. They will be in full uniform and carrying their rifles, so don't get worried when you see them."

The department asked Facebook users to help spread the word, lest any "Red Dawn" fans get the wrong idea.

"Please share with your friends, so dispatch is not inundated with calls about an invasion."

Special Sections