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My mother and I recently visited family and friends for nearly two weeks in the Midwest, where we both noticed earlier sunrises and later sunsets and appreciated cooler temperatures than at least East Texas was experiencing at the time.

First Christian Church wanted to show its appreciation of the Kilgore Police Department during National Police Week, May 15-22. The Evangelism Committee put together snack bags for all 51 employees of KPD and delivered them to Officer Charles Taylor. The committee noted that “the reason that…

The German word Himmelfahrt may look and sound somewhat-funny to us, but the word often refers to the more-serious topic of Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, which the Bible says took place 40 days after His resurrection from the dead (Acts 1:1-11) and the Church observes, as it has for …

History has definitely been made in the town of Kilgore recently. The view of the people surrounding the beloved Roy H. Laird Hospital to welcome in a new vision has marked the day and a turning point for progress in this town.

April 17, Easter Sunday, was one of the biannual appearances of what are sometimes called “Chreasters,” people who come to church only on Christmas and Easter (the term is a “portmanteau,” a blend of two words, as “breakfast” and “lunch” blend into “brunch”).

A familiar face always puts one at ease whether it is in a crowd or standing alone at a crosswalk. She is one whose genuine smile and greetings of acknowledgement warms the heart and adds comfort to those who may be needing a little touch of home-style caring atmosphere. Once you become her …

Walking into the Devall Student Center Ballroom at Kilgore College on Thursday of this week, many of us were awestruck by a sea of white hats along with the red, white and blue uniforms of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.

It is another dream come true for this Kilgore couple as they continue to search ways to make their business grow and help draw people into the community they love, live and work. As odd as it may sound to those who have never been in business, that dream was fulfilled in the way of a billboard.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,…

My mother and I recently visited family and friends for nearly two weeks in the Midwest, where we both noticed earlier sunrises and later sunsets and appreciated cooler temperatures than at least East Texas was experiencing at the time.

First Christian Church wanted to show its appreciation of the Kilgore Police Department during National Police Week, May 15-22. The Evangelism Committee put together snack bags for all 51 employees of KPD and delivered them to Officer Charles Taylor. The committee noted that “the reason that…

The German word Himmelfahrt may look and sound somewhat-funny to us, but the word often refers to the more-serious topic of Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, which the Bible says took place 40 days after His resurrection from the dead (Acts 1:1-11) and the Church observes, as it has for …

History has definitely been made in the town of Kilgore recently. The view of the people surrounding the beloved Roy H. Laird Hospital to welcome in a new vision has marked the day and a turning point for progress in this town.

April 17, Easter Sunday, was one of the biannual appearances of what are sometimes called “Chreasters,” people who come to church only on Christmas and Easter (the term is a “portmanteau,” a blend of two words, as “breakfast” and “lunch” blend into “brunch”).

A familiar face always puts one at ease whether it is in a crowd or standing alone at a crosswalk. She is one whose genuine smile and greetings of acknowledgement warms the heart and adds comfort to those who may be needing a little touch of home-style caring atmosphere. Once you become her …

Walking into the Devall Student Center Ballroom at Kilgore College on Thursday of this week, many of us were awestruck by a sea of white hats along with the red, white and blue uniforms of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.

It is another dream come true for this Kilgore couple as they continue to search ways to make their business grow and help draw people into the community they love, live and work. As odd as it may sound to those who have never been in business, that dream was fulfilled in the way of a billboard.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,…

The most recent count heard was 62 tornadoes in three days across the southern states. Weather patterns change, and what has been seen lately in East Texas and across the state is equivalent of what has been witnessed primarily in Oklahoma in previous years, sending storm chasers scurrying a…

IT IS A SEW, SEW DAY on the first Friday of the month at the Kilgore Public Library thanks to one of Kilgore’s ladies who saw a need and went to work. If the library doesn’t seem to be just the right place for mending and such, just ask Maddy Norman, who volunteers her sewing talents and kee…

“Righteous are You, O LORD, yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; they grow, yes, they bear fruit. You are near in their mouth but far from their …

Someone who has their family at the heart of all that they do and all of the decisions that they make is family-oriented. Family can be extended to your church family, an adopted family and even a club or sorority family. In this case, her family has been extended to a work place endeared to…

Normally, when we open a letter that says “Congratulations,” you might think you had won a prize or a sweepstakes. For Terry Stembridge, this letter meant far more than any prize, as he continued to read, “On behalf of the Society of San Antonio Radio Broadcasters, it is my pleasure to infor…

The journey has been a long one for Evelyn Joyce Roberts. A journey that began 32 years ago is now ending at her workplace. The owner, known to her as K.C. is faced with closing the doors at the Grab N Go No. 4 Valero gas station located on Texas 42 North in Kilgore. This week is the final f…

The morning after Russia invaded Ukraine, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said, “We woke up in a different world,” and, in several important ways, such as the disruption of the relative peace between the nations of the region in recent years, her statement certainly was true.

“Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8

Their ultimate goal is to teach joy. A joy found in running your fingers through soil and connecting with the earth by using their God-given talents. To them it starts with planting a seed as described in the Bible and cultivating companionship and friendship along the way.

Roy H. Laird had a vision for the town of Kilgore during and after the East Texas Oil boom. He served two years as city commissioner and 12 years as Mayor of Kilgore and often contributed his own money toward the building of churches, a treatment center for crippled children and much more. H…

There was a good turnout last Sunday for the morning service and a filled reception building as congregation, staff, friends and family gathered to celebrate a servant of the Lord who had served in the capacity of Minister of Education among numerous other titles throughout 35 years of servi…

Valley View Baptist Church of Longview, Union Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas and First Baptist Church of Hallsville joined efforts with Fellowship Baptist Church in Kilgore to raise awareness to local communities in order to help victims of the Dec. 10 tornado that hit Western Kentucky.

For many years people from the East Texas area have traveled on Friday and Saturday evenings to the Opry House located in Gladewater. The theater closed in March 2021, but the legends live on through the tales of entertainers gracing that stage including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jo…

The Kilgore Church Women group met for the first quarterly meeting in 2022 on Friday, Jan. 28, hosted by First Christian Church. Pastor Jenielle LaGrone welcomed the 14 members and 1 guest and voiced the invocation. Members brought a brown bag lunch and enjoyed fellowship during the meal. A …

IT’S THE LAST SATURDAY of the month, so rev up those engines and head to downtown Kilgore. Karen Smitherman, director of Kilgore’s Cruise Night, said, “The weather is supposed to be great. This is not just a classic car show; everybody is invited to participate in the cruise with their favor…

“Let no one deceive you by any means: for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and that man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.” II Thessalonians 2:3

Someone whose actions inspires, empower and serve in order to elevate over an extended amount of time defines an inspirational person. Add to that a dose of humility and a whole lot of energy, and you define Glynneth Jordan.