Overton library to host book talk
The McMillan Memorial Library will host a discussion with author Robert Cargill at noon on Monday, July 12 at the library, 401 S. Commerce St. in Overton.
Cargill will discuss his book “The Great Texas Oil Heist.”
Attendees must pre-register for this event at (903) 834-6318. Tickets for box lunches or no lunch are available.
The library asks that no children attend. Childcare will not be provided.
Dive-in movie planned July 17
The City of Kilgore will host a dive-in movie at the Kilgore City Pool from 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 17. “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be shown.
The movie screening is free to attend. Doors to the pool will open at 8 p.m., with the movie beginning at 9 p.m. or when it is dark.
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. The city asks people to refrain from brining in outside food or drink.
Men and Women of Alliance plan downtown event
The Kilgore Men and Women of Alliance will host a new Downtown Live event from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. on Commerce Street.
Food trucks and live music are planned. There will be food venders there. KMWA says the event is BYOB, but no bottles will be allowed.
Face painting for kids will be there.
Admission is free for kids 6 and under, $5 for kids 7-12 and $10 for those 13 or above. IDs will be checked at the gate, and security is present.
East Texas Oil Musum hosts ‘Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy’
The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College, beginning June 30, will present “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” featuring 62 carbon photos with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle.
The photos were taken in the early 1970s by Bill Witliff when he got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways.
Witliff documented the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse’s back.
The exhibition was created by the Witliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos.
This exhibition will be on display at the museum through Sept. 4 and is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It is also made possible by a partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to schedule a group tour, call the ETOM at (903) 983-8295 or visit www.kilgore.edu/oilmuseum.