“What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.”

Hansell B. Duckett

WE’VE thoroughly enjoyed the Reel East Texas Film Festival and we’re hearing that the film makers – directors and producers – have thoroughly enjoyed Kilgore. Thank you, Chip Hale and James Draper.

YOU, of course, never want to be charged with littering so you conscientiously bag your leaves and pine needles rather than blow them into the street. Now you need them hauled away.

REPUBLIC Services – your trash company if you live in Kilgore – will do that for you at no extra charge. Call 903-984-5324 (that’s a new number for this season) and give them your address. They will collect up to 12 bags, once weekly.

SANTA and the Missus are scheduled to be in their little house at Hugh Camp Memorial Park, Liberty City, on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 1 through 16. They’ll be there to chat with children from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

HERE’S some great news. The long-delayed quiet zone – that project which will enhance the barriers at rail crossings and ultimately allow trains to come through town without the 115 decibel horn – is underway. Work will begin at the Southport Road crossing where the project is already marked. Expect workers at that location Monday.

(DURING next year’s Reel East Texas Film Festival, train noise should be much less disruptive.)

KILGORE College theater department is performing the hilarious ‘Greater Tuna’ this evening (Saturday) at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for KC students.

THE comedy is about life in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

“Stories from Trail Blazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law” will be published by New York University Press next May. The book, written by Jill Norgren includes a section on Olga Lapin, the first female attorney in Gregg County, first female Kilgore ISD board member, first female president of the Kilgore school board and a “First Lady of Kilgore.”  These notable women participated in the American Bar Association’s Women Trailblazers in the Law Project by recording oral histories of their lives in the law. 

ON the Facebook page, “Stories From…. “, the author will soon start daily posts of short bios of the women in the book.


November 18 - Tony Moore, Jean Austin, Anthony Coleman, Lisa Ann Ancelet, Dollie Mae Luster, Casey D, Cooper, Laurie Comer, Brandon Welch, Mary Caddell, Darnetta Strong, H.J. Holland, Charlotte Rhodes, Christopher Hinton, Carlos SanJuan

November 19 - Rick Jones, Brandy Patton, Betty Fowler, Kaye Watson, Barbara Young, Joe Johnson, Robert Garcia, Chris Mount, Irene Shepard, Joe Beall, Phyllis Nelson, Daniel Samford, Barbara Thurmand, James E. Ware, Nora Jo Fox, Anissa Tomlinson, Mark Gaudet, Jimmy Smith, Mark Killingsworth, Billy Clarke, David F. Hooker, Dianne Lyle, Jan Elliott

November 20 - Alma Nell Farmer, Daniel Chappell, Bill Brantley, Darryl Wright, Cliff Yowell, Judy Johnson, Mrs. Clarence Matthews, Brad Barnhart, Troy Jones, Jean Anderson, Harold Burkett, Ernie Paul, John E. Daniels, Derek Muckleroy, Herbert Hale, Timothy Hilburn, Wilson Dickson, Kelly Laird, Collin Clower, Rene Terry, J.R. Aman, Tracey Blackman, Stephanie Batson, Sammie Lewis, Cathy Arnold, Ricki Overman, Natasha Webster, Tea Andrews, Willie Brown, Alex Shockley, Payton Evans, Nadia Gilliam, Kirk Hagg, McKenna Marler, Rene’ Clark

November 21 - Loretta Vickberry, Kim Anderson, Gene Word, Shannon Moreno, Mrs. John Harris, Ruby Nell Pritchard, LaShawn Johnston, Allan Long, Stony Whatley, Ann Phillips, Mildred Smith, T.D. Haynes Jr., Michael Edington, Amy Baker, Vickie D. Bowers, Sherry Laney, Chad Nault, Darrell Bush III, Chris Ammons


November 20 - Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moore


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