Kilgoround 8-29-18


“If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”

– Neil Simon

DR. PEGGY Coghlan, the first-ever assistant to KC Rangerette founding director Gussie Nell Davis and the first-ever female vice president of Kilgore College – she was V.P. of Instruction and chief academic officer from 1993 until she retired in ’96 – died last Thursday.

DR. Coghlan was salutatorian at Kilgore High School in 1946 and valedictorian at Kilgore College in 1948, back when KC recorded such honors, and was a Rangerette. She was later named a distinguished alumnus. She met Howard, who would become her husband, at KC – together they became civic leaders in Longview. In Kilgore, she’s also recognized as the driving force behind the organization of the Kilgore College Foundation.

GOVERNOR Dolph Briscoe appointed Dr. Coghlan to the first Texas Commission on the Status of Women and she was named to Governor Bill Clements’ Blue Ribbon Committee on Education.

OUR condolences, not to just her family and friends, but to the community that will miss her activism.

SINCE ‘net neutrality’ was legislated away, internet providers can legitimately slow data speeds of customers who are using too much bandwidth. Thus, when firefighters in California, during the recent spate of monstrous wildfires, were communicating via Verizon’s data package, Verizon deemed they were using too much bandwidth and “throttled” their service. Firefighters were forced to switch to “alternate providers” to communicate.

SENATOR Bryan Hughes (Senate District 1), Representative Jay Dean (House District 7) and Representative Travis Clardy (House District 11) will be at the Devall Ballroom at Kilgore College September 25.

AS THEY did last year, the trio will provide legislative briefings on specific key issues of importance to the Kilgore business district and community. In addition, luncheon attendees may address specific concerns in written form which will be turned in at the reservation desk. All questions submitted will be presented to the legislators by the moderator, as time allows. Questions may also be submitted early by emailing

PRE-REGISTRATION is required, email; members will pay $25 for the luncheon, non-members will pay $35.


August 29 - Coy Bradford, Josh Shaw, Babby Wise, Jacob Wigley, Ladell Coleman, Delvert Lynch, Jonathan Manley, Garrett Stanley

August 30 - Cheri Hill, David Stroud, Geneviene Warner, Scott Cagle, Jan Hattaway, Sandra Ware, Sandra Huffman, Annie Kate Sharp, Wesley Scott, Janie Green, Mrs. Mike Merritt, Kevin Sheppard, Justin McClenny, Summer Henson, Cheryl Tiel, Christopher Stoddard, Sammy Jo Wise, Tina Henry, Mya Collins

August 31 - Marcy Sims, Kelli Dawning, Michael Clements Jr., Jo Ann Colbert, R. Mills Griffin, John Barnett, Rhonda Taylor, Diane Lambert, Bill Linn, Philip Couch, Paul Winningham, A.V. Adams, Jan Holt, Tom Boudreau, Kelly Powers, John Jackson, Libby Lane, Chuck Turner, Wesley Causly, Raymond Caldwell, Rocky Vincent, J.F. Burnett, Susan Warren, Chad Gorman, Blane Sinclair, Mia Wheat, Jaden Roberson, Greg Pool, Fred Kappen


August 29 - Delbert and Lydia Lynch

August 30 - Rev. and Mrs. Gary L. Walker, Andy and Jan Elliott, Calvin and Susan Sims, Clifton and Virginia Cameron, Michael and Shella McCarty, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maxwell, Wayne and Marsha Cain, Nolan and Sandra Lewis

August 31 - Mr. and Mrs. Tim Anderson, Wesley and Shara Jobe


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