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Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Your public commitments might be your focus at present. Most discussions and agreements made today start in a very hopeful vein but will hit a glitch. Nevertheless, you will emerge on top of your game. Tonight: You could go into the wee hours.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might be more in touch with what troubles you and others than most people. Focus on your image and long-term desires. Others surround you and are part of your support. Take the lead in making plans today. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You become energized midday. As a result, you feel as if you can’t be stopped. Others keep appearing at your door or on your cell. If you want to accomplish certain tasks, you might need to screen calls and visits. Tonight: Listen carefully to a loved one’s sug…

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You have a fiery determination to create a more fun Saturday than you have for a while. You give up the concept of cabin fever and decide to get into winter sports and happenings. Tonight: Acting as if there is no tomorrow.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You are full of energy and zip. Your sense of humor emerges and has a sparkling, dry tone to it. Some people misread you and think you are being sarcastic. Patch up a problem before it becomes an issue. Tonight: You have a winning way that others are drawn to.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might feel you are in control of a specific situation but really are not. Your professional or public image might be on the upswing; however, a surprise could come out of blue, and it might take some adjusting. Tonight: Your treat.

Kilgore High School graduate and acclaimed blues guitarist Ally Venable’s 2019 album “Texas Honey” has been named one the of top 20 blues albums of 2019 by an internet blues radio station.

Stroll under the crape myrtles at the World’s Richest Acre Park and you’ll find a cluster of bricks engraved with the names of Kilgore women who’ve been honored through the years as First Lady of Kilgore.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You spring into action on the first day of the year. It appears that you are about to accomplish a resolution or two almost immediately. Get past confusion if possible. A loved one admires your energy and commitment. Tonight: A must appearance.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

If you’re like most of us, you overindulged a bit too much in 2019. No, not on calories (well, maybe those too!), but on “noise.” That’s the name for the dizzying onslaught of information from work emails, app notifications, the 24/7 news cycle, social media updates, and other forms of scree…

The Kilgore News Herald has announced the winners of the annual Christmas card contest. Winners are pictured here with representatives from local businesses.

Every day, it seems, the world wide web delivers up a new list of the 25 best gift ideas under $30 or the 50 best tech gifts – priced under $50 – I can still have delivered before Christmas.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might feel jovial this morning until you have to rescue someone from the blues, or a most unanticipated event hits. You have the wherewithal to deal with this issue. Remain confident. Tonight: Your mood proves contagious.

As a child growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I will never forget the Thanksgiving when my father walked in with complete strangers to join us in a meager Thanksgiving meal.  He announced their incoming as if they were part of the family and after the surprised look on my mother’s face, she quietly started setting the table for the extra guests and trying to figure out if she needed to put one more potato in the pot. We knew nothing about the family other than they needed a place to eat.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Your public commitments might be your focus at present. Most discussions and agreements made today start in a very hopeful vein but will hit a glitch. Nevertheless, you will emerge on top of your game. Tonight: You could go into the wee hours.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might be more in touch with what troubles you and others than most people. Focus on your image and long-term desires. Others surround you and are part of your support. Take the lead in making plans today. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You become energized midday. As a result, you feel as if you can’t be stopped. Others keep appearing at your door or on your cell. If you want to accomplish certain tasks, you might need to screen calls and visits. Tonight: Listen carefully to a loved one’s sug…

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You have a fiery determination to create a more fun Saturday than you have for a while. You give up the concept of cabin fever and decide to get into winter sports and happenings. Tonight: Acting as if there is no tomorrow.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You are full of energy and zip. Your sense of humor emerges and has a sparkling, dry tone to it. Some people misread you and think you are being sarcastic. Patch up a problem before it becomes an issue. Tonight: You have a winning way that others are drawn to.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might feel you are in control of a specific situation but really are not. Your professional or public image might be on the upswing; however, a surprise could come out of blue, and it might take some adjusting. Tonight: Your treat.

Kilgore High School graduate and acclaimed blues guitarist Ally Venable’s 2019 album “Texas Honey” has been named one the of top 20 blues albums of 2019 by an internet blues radio station.

Stroll under the crape myrtles at the World’s Richest Acre Park and you’ll find a cluster of bricks engraved with the names of Kilgore women who’ve been honored through the years as First Lady of Kilgore.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You spring into action on the first day of the year. It appears that you are about to accomplish a resolution or two almost immediately. Get past confusion if possible. A loved one admires your energy and commitment. Tonight: A must appearance.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

If you’re like most of us, you overindulged a bit too much in 2019. No, not on calories (well, maybe those too!), but on “noise.” That’s the name for the dizzying onslaught of information from work emails, app notifications, the 24/7 news cycle, social media updates, and other forms of scree…

The Kilgore News Herald has announced the winners of the annual Christmas card contest. Winners are pictured here with representatives from local businesses.

Every day, it seems, the world wide web delivers up a new list of the 25 best gift ideas under $30 or the 50 best tech gifts – priced under $50 – I can still have delivered before Christmas.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  You might feel jovial this morning until you have to rescue someone from the blues, or a most unanticipated event hits. You have the wherewithal to deal with this issue. Remain confident. Tonight: Your mood proves contagious.

As a child growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I will never forget the Thanksgiving when my father walked in with complete strangers to join us in a meager Thanksgiving meal.  He announced their incoming as if they were part of the family and after the surprised look on my mother’s face, she quietly started setting the table for the extra guests and trying to figure out if she needed to put one more potato in the pot. We knew nothing about the family other than they needed a place to eat.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★ Apply your high energy where it counts. You finally can move a stalled project forward. Avoid a power play by not playing. Tension builds as the day ages, and you have a lot on your plate. Do not let the pressure get to you. Tonight: Pace yourself.

Kilgore Public Library hosted an Open House event Friday, Dec. 6. Guests were able to partake in Christmas activities, such as making ornaments and entering a gingerbread house contest.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Emotions seem to run high around you. With the holidays barreling down on you and others, the pace quickens. You might be prone to having a disagreement with someone you look up to. Tonight: You might have to kiss and make up.

As a child growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I will never forget the Thanksgiving when my father walked in with complete strangers to join us in a meager Thanksgiving meal.  He announced their incoming as if they were part of the family and after the surprised look on my mother’s face, she quietly started setting the table for the extra guests and trying to figure out if she needed to put one more potato in the pot. We knew nothing about the family other than they needed a place to eat.

Yes, I am one of “those” people.  About thirty minutes after Labor Day has officially ended, I feel a strange compulsion to binge on my mother’s iced sugar cookies shaped like snowmen while listening to Nat King Cole croon about chestnuts.  I usually resist breaking out my collection of “international” Santa figurines–including Las Vegas Santa indulging his gambling addiction on the slots–until after Halloween.  But once I’ve polished off my kids’ trick-or-treat candy, I go into full-out Christmas-prep beast mode.

Avalon Faire, Kilgore’s very own Renaissance festival, is well-known for its festivities in the spring and its Oktoberfest celebration in the fall. Now, for the first time ever, they will ring in the holiday cheer with the Avalon Christmas Market.

The clip-clop of a horse’s hooves, the strumming of guitars, Santa’s hearty chuckle, families’ laughter and the ringing of bells welcoming shoppers into downtown stores – Kilgore’s Mingle & Jingle creates its own special soundtrack.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ You may feel subdued, but you will recharge during the day. Your power of observation will be enhanced. You could feel as if you cannot express your feelings about a key matter just yet. Tonight: Let someone else make the first move.

As a child growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I will never forget the Thanksgiving when my father walked in with complete strangers to join us in a meager Thanksgiving meal.  He announced their incoming as if they were part of the family and after the surprised look on my mother’s face, she quietly started setting the table for the extra guests and trying to figure out if she needed to put one more potato in the pot. We knew nothing about the family other than they needed a place to eat.

As a child growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I will never forget the Thanksgiving when my father walked in with complete strangers to join us in a meager Thanksgiving meal.  He announced their incoming as if they were part of the family and after the surprised look on my mother’s face, she quietly started setting the table for the extra guests and trying to figure out if she needed to put one more potato in the pot. We knew nothing about the family other than they needed a place to eat.

WE hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, too. Get your Merry Christmases ready – 25 days and counting.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)  A friend has great ideas and invites you along on an excursion he or she has cooked up. You might not believe how free you can feel as you wander through various places, chatting away. Tonight: A late dinner.

Santa Claus was born in the North, Santa Flavious at a photo shoot. It was 2015. The photographer’s original Santa Claus stand-in had backed out last-minute. Costume rented, camera in-hand, the stressed shutterbug wracked her brain – who could fill out that Yuletide duds? She had a friend. He was jolly. He was whiskery. He was… fluffy. He’d do the trick.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Reach out for someone at a distance. Do not hesitate to confirm what you hear if you feel somewhat confused by the message. A conversation or the seed of a new idea might distract you. Tonight: Be entertained.