Each month, representatives from Kilgore Improvement and Beautification Association review properties across the city and choose the best examples of landscaping, yard decoration and presentation.

The monthly winners place a KIBA sign in front of their home or business in recognition of their achievement.

Awards are presented to a residential property, a commercial property and a Beauty Spot of the Month is chosen as well.

For July, the Yard of the Month was awarded to Kim and Craig Hughes of 2702 Spruce St.

Beauty Spot of the Month was awarded to Merita and Bob Barbee of 1111 Brook Drive.

Commercial Beauty Spot of the Month was given to Whataburger at 108 N. Hwy 259 for their newly completed and landscaped drive-thru lanes.

Kim Gore, of KIBA, also announced a list of nominees for July beauty spots. These include:

 3609 Forest Lane

 608 Edgewood Road

 117 Inwood Circle

 2411 Redbud St.

 2401 Redbud St.

 2812 Crestwood Lane

 3300 Mimosa Place

 504 Hunter St.

 Kilgore College

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