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The people of Kilgore did exceptionally well with the Christmas parade Tuesday evening in spite of road construction and new routes. The re-naming of Kilgore Street to Steve Torrence Street through the month of December was one of the highlights of the evening, along with seeing well-designe…

Keep a song in the heart and it will keep you open to God’s blessings, according to Randy “Rooster” Luman. He should know as he has been surrounded by song, music and has had a straight line to top artists in the field of all genres throughout his lifetime.

The previous owner of Kilgore News Herald used to warn me about trying to “preach to the crowd” but would let me slide by on special occasions like Easter or Christmas. The new owners at M. Roberts Media have yet to say anything and just tend to let me do my own thing. Let’s face it — somebo…

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For a time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;…

“What’s in a name?” Juliet asks herself in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and then continues, “That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet” (Act II, Scene II, Lines 43-44).

It is the people within the community that makes a difference. Kilgore seems to be exceptionally blessed with those whose vision and talent makes an indelible mark in the world. Like some communities, Kilgore resembles the hub of a wheel with spokes reaching out not only to neighboring commu…

The Kilgore Church Women met at Christ the King Catholic Church on Oct. 22. Twenty-eight members and guests were present, representing five churches. Mary Grush introduced Revard Pfeifer, who welcomed everyone and voiced the invocation.

When Mother Nature decides to stir things up, you have to admit she does a good job of it. Hats off to those who embraced the harsh wind in support of the East Texas Oilman’s Chili Cook-Off held on Thursday. As for me, I enjoyed the ostrich chili over the possum and deer chili this year, and…

Is temptation in and of itself morally wrong? What do philosophers say about our tempting desires? What do theologians say? A 7th annual symposium in Kilgore will take up the topic “Are we responsible for our tempting desires?” and all are welcome to join in the discussion with their questio…

Pilgrim’s Midweek Bible Study, titled “Salvation History is Our Story,” presently is making its way through the book of Acts, which describes Jesus’s Spirit-empowered apostles’ serving as His witnesses in Jerusalem; in all Judea and Samaria; and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).

The people of Kilgore did exceptionally well with the Christmas parade Tuesday evening in spite of road construction and new routes. The re-naming of Kilgore Street to Steve Torrence Street through the month of December was one of the highlights of the evening, along with seeing well-designe…

Keep a song in the heart and it will keep you open to God’s blessings, according to Randy “Rooster” Luman. He should know as he has been surrounded by song, music and has had a straight line to top artists in the field of all genres throughout his lifetime.

The previous owner of Kilgore News Herald used to warn me about trying to “preach to the crowd” but would let me slide by on special occasions like Easter or Christmas. The new owners at M. Roberts Media have yet to say anything and just tend to let me do my own thing. Let’s face it — somebo…

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For a time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;…

“What’s in a name?” Juliet asks herself in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and then continues, “That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet” (Act II, Scene II, Lines 43-44).

It is the people within the community that makes a difference. Kilgore seems to be exceptionally blessed with those whose vision and talent makes an indelible mark in the world. Like some communities, Kilgore resembles the hub of a wheel with spokes reaching out not only to neighboring commu…

The Kilgore Church Women met at Christ the King Catholic Church on Oct. 22. Twenty-eight members and guests were present, representing five churches. Mary Grush introduced Revard Pfeifer, who welcomed everyone and voiced the invocation.

When Mother Nature decides to stir things up, you have to admit she does a good job of it. Hats off to those who embraced the harsh wind in support of the East Texas Oilman’s Chili Cook-Off held on Thursday. As for me, I enjoyed the ostrich chili over the possum and deer chili this year, and…

Is temptation in and of itself morally wrong? What do philosophers say about our tempting desires? What do theologians say? A 7th annual symposium in Kilgore will take up the topic “Are we responsible for our tempting desires?” and all are welcome to join in the discussion with their questio…

Pilgrim’s Midweek Bible Study, titled “Salvation History is Our Story,” presently is making its way through the book of Acts, which describes Jesus’s Spirit-empowered apostles’ serving as His witnesses in Jerusalem; in all Judea and Samaria; and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Jinna Katelyn Olvera, a graduate of Rahab’s Retreat and Ranch, was awarded a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter CU Mineola. She is enrolled in Tyler Junior College and began her education in August 2021 to become a licensed barber.

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26-27

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kilgore, honored its long-time accompanist Carolyn Holcombe, giving thanks to God in the divine service and making a presentation to her at her home after the congregation’s quarterly meal together. Pictured (left to right) are Elder Remo Gualti…

Regardless of our political affiliations, many of us have been captivated in recent weeks by the dramatic events taking place in Afghanistan, perhaps especially the American and other efforts to rescue U.S. citizens from the Taliban who were rapidly taking over the country.

Especially frustrating during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, or “public health emergency” declared in January of 2020 and reportedly repeatedly renewed since, are the seemingly-contradictory scientific conclusions and the resulting constantly-changing guidelines and recommendations from h…

Last Sunday I enjoyed being in the audience for the Texas Shakespeare Festival’s fine production of Romeo and Juliet: a story I cannot remember for sure when I saw dramatized last, and a story I do not think I have so deeply considered as an ordained clergyman ever.

Some four years ago the popular musical group the Killers released a plaintive track titled “Have All The Songs Been Written,” which reportedly came from the subject line of an email that front man Brandon Flowers sent to his friend, U2’s Bono, while Flowers was experiencing writer’s block.

The Kilgore Church Women met on Friday, April 23 at the First Baptist Church. Eleven women were in attendance, representing three local churches. President Martha Clark opened the meeting with prayer. A short business meeting followed the lunch fellowship.

When we read the Bible, we can easily wonder how God communicated to His chosen and sent human messengers and how those messengers in turn communicated to God’s people, the answers to both of which questions relate to how God communicates with us now.