Once a Rangerette, Always a Rangerette

Members of the original line of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes gather for a photo. If you can help identify the women in this photo from the KNH archives, email details to jdraper@kilgorenewsherald.com.

 “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

– F.Scott Fitzgerald,

“The Great Gatsby”

PARDON our dust: Kilgore News Herald’s online portal got a major facelift Thursday. We’re excited about the bells and whistles the new Website has to offer, and hopefully you’ll be patient with us while we get comfortable in the driver’s seat.

KILGORE’S Ally Venable has added a tour date in Sweden this summer (July 12) and the fall takes her to the UK, Denmark, Switzerland and France as well.

GREAT to see the young blues guitarist and KHS grad as an ambassador for Kilgore, rocking out across Europe (and the U.S. too)

Y’ALL know we’re preparing for a move (we’ll definitely give you a heads-up as soon as we pick out our new digs in downtown Kilgore) and packing has already turned up some treasures – and lots and lots of dust.

ON page 4A, that’s just one of the vintage photos we’ve discovered featuring the early years of the Kilgore College Rangerettes (and the oilboom and Kilgore College and many more). We’d love some help in identifying the trailblazers (left to right) in this reunion photograph, inscribed with just “Once a Rangerette, always a Rangerette.”

WE’LL be sharing more of these treasures in coming weeks.


June 1: Patty McCarty, Wendy McDonald, Lana Carol Peyton, Chris Newsome, Kelly Benairdes, Angie York, Joe Nash, Mary Ann Clapp, Karan Brunson, Diane Silvertooth, Gloria Jones, Ronnie Hendrix Jr., David Covnet, Ron Dale Sullivan, Colleen Carter, Shirley Kucifer, Tammie Scheehan, Opal Cansler

June 2: Lacey Krantz, Jamie Johns, John Hargis, Cecelia Smith Wilson, Shannon Carter, Barry Nowlin, Keith Lewis, Heather Wiggins, James Billings, Lindsey Kee, Lindsey Sullivan, Audrey Fowler, Christopher Chance Hales, Stephanie Scott, Robert C. Shelburne, Brooke Bryant

June 3: Chris Blanks, Mrs. A.G. Morton Jr., Nikki Hargrave, Lee Hamilton, Annette Neal, Judy Cole, Gilbert Andris

June 4: Gail Woodard, Joyce Odom, D’Anna Conway, Michael Waggoner, David McDonald, Calvin Coleman, Ali Wright


June 1: Truman and Laverne Foster, Joe David and June Clark, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Lloyd, Gregg and Melissa Johnson

June 2: Mr. and Mrs. James E. Woods

June 3: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harold Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lohr, James M. and Marian Richardson

June 4: Vernon and Brenda Brown, Daniel and Becky Crabtree, Mr. and Mrs. Don Peters


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