Kilgore College Board of Trustees President Larry Woodfin chats with KC President Dr. Brenda Kays during the first of two scheduled public hearings on the college's tax rate. At their August 13 board meeting, trustees voted to keep the rate the same as it has been since 2015: 17.5 cents per $100 of property valuation. As required, the board members met at noon on August 24 in the R.E. “Sonny” Spradlin Jr. Executive Board Room on the first floor of the McLaurin Administration Building and waited 15 minutes for members of the public to arrive and give comments. No members of the public arrived or attempted to schedule comments and the meeting was adjourned after the allotted time. The next public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. The board will officially adopt the tax rate at a September 10 meeting after both public hearings have occurred.