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The Kilgore City Council approved a new logo for the city’s 150th anniversary at their meeting last week. 2022 will mark the city’s sesquicentennial; it was founded in 1872.
Kilgore community members, elected officials and the Kilgore Men and Women of Alliance gathered Monday at the Texan Theater to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those in our community who carry his dream forward today.
Leverett's Chapel ISD will remain closed until Monday, January 24 due to increasing rates of COVID-19 infections among staff and students, district Superintendent Josh Johnson announced in a Facebook post today.
With Mitchell Shamburger retiring as longtime Smith County Pct. 4 justice of the peace, four candidates are seeking the position.
Several dozen school districts across the state were forced to close last week due to the omicron variant of COVID-19 sending home students, staff and teachers. Most school districts planned to reopen on Tuesday following the MLK holiday.
AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State John Scott today is encouraging all eligible Texas voters planning to vote in the March 1 Primary Election to make sure they are registered to vote by Jan. 31. Additionally, Secretary Scott is providing guidance to Texas voters on how to plan to cast their ballots during the Early Voting period that begins Feb. 14.
As you know, inflation heated up in 2021, following years of pretty stable — and low — numbers. And now, early in 2022, we’re still seeing elevated prices. As a consumer, you may need to adjust your activities somewhat, but as an investor, how should you respond to inflation?
Please mark the calendar and plan to enter the annual Rusk County Cherry Dessert Contest on Feb. 16, in honor of George Washington’s birthday. The contest will be held at the Rusk County Extension Meeting Room, 115 E. Fordall St. in Henderson.
The Canadian Pacific freight railway company announced its support for Amtrak’s expansion of passenger railway services along the Interstate 20 corridor this month.
Overton leaders and community members gathered to celebrate and honor local law enforcement in the city’s first Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event held at the Overton Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Jan. 9.
So far in January, there have been more new COVID-19 cases reported in 13 days in Gregg County than all the new cases reported in the three most recent months combined.
As COVID-19 cases in area counties continue to skyrocket, East Texas emergency rooms are seeing an influx of patients in need of treatment and COVID testing.
The Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation invites the community to a Kilgore History & Arts Center Open House today, Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Old Post Office located in downtown Kilgore at 200 S. Kilgore St.
Based on increasing student absences on KISD campuses, all Kilgore ISD schools will be closed for students on Friday, Jan. 14. Campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18 following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
A Kilgore man was jailed after a crash late Wednesday east of Tyler killed a 22-year-old Overton man and injured three other people.
Contents of the Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital — all the moveable stuff left after a public auction in late December — will be available at a “garage sale” Friday and Saturday.
Overton ISD students will not be attending class the next two days, Thursday (January 13) and Friday (January 14) due to the large number of absences being experienced by faculty and staff which has created issues with transportation, subs, and other areas of school operations.
Local guitar, fiddle and bass players gathered around in a circle Saturday at Kilgore Mercantile & Music for a jam on a rainy evening.
“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
Kilgore College is accepting applications until 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, for one board appointment to fill the vacant seat of Larry Woodfin, who is retiring from board service.
Overton ISD Superintendent Stephen DuBose announced he will retire from his position after 18 years of service to the district, effective at the end of June 2022.
COVID-19 infections are spreading rapidly across East Texas as the region continues to see high transmission rates and an increase in total cases.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people of fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments as the pandemic continues. According to Centers for Disease Control, since the arrival of the omicron variant, the increase of testing for COVID-19 has become a concern. Scarcity often leads to potential scams for a product that doesn’t exist, the compromise of personal identifiable information, or the increase of deceptive advertising.
The new year is underway, and many of us have money-related resolutions. If you stacked on a bit of debt over the holidays, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Center for Microeconomic Data, total household debt increased by $286 billion in the third quarter of 2021.
Sadly, identity theft happens throughout the year — but some identity thieves are particularly active during tax-filing season. How can you protect yourself?
An internationally-renowned and historic pipe organ at First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore is nearly completely repaired, and the church has scheduled a rededication service Jan. 30 to celebrate the completion of the extensive work project.
Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has ranked three Kilgore College programs as some of the best in the nation.
There was a movie released in 1963 by Alfred Hitchcock called “The Birds.” In the movie, a huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds. Those who have watched the movie never forget it, and leave it to Smitty at Smitty’s Firearms to remind us of it during a conversation where he was t…
As we turn the calendar to another year, it is often a time for reflection and goal setting. One of the goals we have for 2022 is to help more local nonprofits tell their stories to a larger audience each month so that they can continue to be positive neighbors in our community.
Kilgore High School’s Health Science Club will host their first-ever Health Science Fair Monday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the KHS cafeteria. The event is free for anyone to attend.
East Texas communities are facing a significant drop in blood donations as the country goes through the “longest national blood shortage,” putting local patient care at risk in blood transfusion needs.
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas on Thursday began dispensing the authorized COVID antiviral medication, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, in Texas through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program. Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are receiving limited supplies of the COVID-19 antiviral medication, which can only be obtained with a prescription from a healthcare provider.
The Kilgore College Rangerettes are just as much of a tradition at the Cotton Bowl as the football game itself. The Rangerettes performed at the Cotton Bowl, pitting Alabama against Cincinnati in the College Football Playoff, on Friday. It was the Rangerettes’ 72nd performance at the Cotton …
Lisa White shared this photo, saying “Our church (Go Forth Baptist Church) here in Kilgore went and visited our local Dayhab (special needs center). We had Deputy Hughes escort Santa in as we handed out gifts before their Christmas Party. Thought I’d share. I feel like that’s what Christmas …
As the new year begins, Kilgoreites will join together in prayer and fellowship to ask for God’s blessings for the city and its community.