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Johna Tritt has been named Teacher of the Year by Region 7 Education Service Center.

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.

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals still dealing with thousands of coronavirus patients, and they urged the public to not wait on getting flu vaccinations this year.

Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Johna Tritt from Kilgore ISD and Sarah Nixon from Hallsville ISD and have been named Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year for Region 7.

For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …

Kilgore ISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year August 19, and district staff are preparing to offer a very large amount of personal protective equipment to students and faculty in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. has started shutting off service for business customers in Texas and Louisiana for nonpayment — and plans to do so for residential customers in Texas starting Sept. 1.

Just a reminder that shoes for school children will be provided at no cost this weekend by the Kilgore Rotary Club, at the carpeted gym of the Parks Fitness Center on the Kilgore College campus on Broadway Street. Shoes will be distributed beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 6, through this…

For the first time in months, Texas’ sales tax revenue increased when compared with the same period last year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Monday.

Popeyes Louisiana Fried Chicken has constructed a new franchise here in Kilgore at 745 Highway 259 North, near Brookshires. As the sign says, the expected opening date is next Tuesday, August 11. Popeyes was founded in the New Orleans area in 1972 by Alvin C. Copeland, and was named not afte…

Property valuations in Texas are supposed to be complete now that the July deadline has passed. The next step is as hard as arguing over what a house is worth, as cities, counties, school districts and all those other local governments set their budgets and their tax rates.

AUSTIN (AP) — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state's sales tax holiday next weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

The Rotary Club of Kilgore believes every child should have a new pair of shoes to wear for the first day of school – and so again this year, they’re doing something to make sure that’s the case.

Volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce's 2019 E4 Leadership class were joined by SWEPCO employees and from the city of Kilgore at Harris Street Park Monday to begin assembling the all-abilities playground. Assembly is expected to require at least three days followed by drainage grading and …

A crew from KK Mobbs Construction Tuesday morning completed the first of four concrete pours at the intersection of Lantrip and Henderson Blvd. When complete, the flattened intersection clears the way for construction of a new Dairy Queen at that corner.

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020.

CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week’s deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus.

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged this spring, college campuses across the United States swiftly sent students home in droves and switched to online distance learning. The quick transition came with hopes and expectations that things would be largely back to normal by the fall. However, such …

Kilgore ISD administrators, faculty and board trustees announced plans for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, with regards to registration, campus tours and the first few days of classes. School is slated to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19 and, in keeping with state guidance, the district …

So far this year, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network has reported approximately 55,499 identity theft cases in Texas with credit card fraud being the top reported fraudulence with 18,204 cases. BBB advises consumers to safeguard their personal identifiable informa…

AUSTIN — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.