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Kilgore ISD's 2019-2020 school year began Wednesday and parents and teachers converged on campuses amid several changes. At Kilgore Primary School, parents used new ID tags for the campus' CarRiderPro system, which aims to make pickups safer and more efficient. At Chandler Elementary, parent…
Members of the Rusk County School will meet again next week to discuss allocating almost $1 million to local school districts, collected from a sometimes-contentious tax born here and levied sparingly across the state.
Kilgore Police Department and Kilgore ISD have a new partner in their effort to keep schools safe and he's ready to hit the ground running – on all fours.
A former Kilgore News Herald sports writer has published her debut novel based on the true story of a woman who coached football in Brownwood, Texas during World War II.
A former Kilgore News Herald sports editor has published her debut novel based on the true story of a woman who coached football in Brownwood, Texas during World War II.
For the time being, there’s no “the sky is falling” reaction when City of Kilgore staffers see a double-digit drop in year-to-year sales tax revenues.
A local resident is calling on city leaders to consider a proposal for a project recognizing Kilgore natives and residents who have achieved widespread fame and recognition.
Kilgore College trustees approved several policies at Monday’s board meeting, including a policy clarification for nursing mothers employed by KC who need to express breast milk while on the job.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included inaccurate information about projected revenues from fiscal year 2019 and for fiscal year 2020. The article indicated projected revenues for fiscal year 2019 in the amount of $39,105,675 and $37,954,204 for fiscal year 2020. Those figur…
The Kilgore College Foundation recently received $150,000 from an alumnus of the college as a private gift to support upgrades to KC’s information technology infrastructure.
Kilgore ISD has wrapped up the majority of work on a new Outdoor Learning Area at Chandler Elementary in time for the new school year to begin.
The annual budget hurricane is blowing strong at Kilgore City Hall, and council members were doused with information during their late-July budget workshop. Considering it all, however, the community’s elected officials are looking to clear skies ahead.
Construction is well under way on the Chandler Street Improvement project, which will see changes to the school traffic routes through until the end of January 2020. The improvements will update the heavily used Chandler St portion between Woodlawn St and Leach St, which means that the Chand…
Kilgore College board trustees held a board retreat meeting Saturday, August 3, to review board procedures for continually serving members, as well as getting new trustees up to speed on proper protocols.
Kilgore’s Boy Scout Troop 252 has been growing over the past few years, thanks in part to efforts by Scoutmaster Mitchell Hancock and his wife Aimee.
East Texas teachers were recognized and awarded Thursday at Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore during the annual Teacher of the Year Regional Awards Reception & Celebration.
Wagner Tuning was at a crossroads – with rising costs of production in California, CEO Carsten Wagner and his team had to plan for the future of their high-end auto parts operation. In the end, for the German manufacturer, there was no question. “We had to make a decision,” Wagner said, “and the decision was Kilgore."
Jerry Camp is in his final stretch as treasurer for the Gregg Home board, working with its remaining volunteers to officially close the books on the nonprofit. “When you’re a 501(c)3 and you close you have to distribute the money to other 501(c)3 charities,” he noted. “Since we sold to Arbor Grace six years ago, we had to wait so-many years to make sure people didn’t have a claim against the home itself." After waiting the requisite time, “Now we’re in the process of dispersing all the funds. Hopefully we will have it all closed out before the end of the year.”
The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the Liberty City Water Supply Corporation (WSC) a Community Assistance Program Grant on August 1st as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Development Initiative.
A local insurance agent inspired by her own struggles with poverty as a child is working to make a difference in the lives of local children facing similar circumstances.
A California-based manufacturer of electronic components and systems has announced an agreement to acquire a satellite communications company with a Kilgore location.
Hundreds of Kilgore parents and students turned up to the Kilgore Primary School campus Thursday and Friday to register for classes and take part in free services offered by local groups to prepare for the upcoming semester.
Kilgore’s eighth annual Special Abilities Family Fun Event is just over a month away but organizers have been hard at work since last year to prepare for the event, which offers free activities, games, fun and food to people with special needs and their families.
It might not be on your calendar, but Aug. 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, Social Security has provided some financial support for millions of Americans during their retirement years. While Social Security benefits, by themselves, probably aren’t enough to enable you to retire comfortably, they can be a key part of your overall retirement income strategy – if you use them wisely.
Five years ago, Julie Webb achieved her childhood dream – the first part, at least – when she joined the ranks of Kilgore Fire Department. Today, the KFD Driver/Engineer has finished Phase II, completing almost 1,100 hours of additional training, knocking out the necessary exams and signing on with the Kilgore Fire Marshal’s office as an arson investigator.
The start of the school year always bring traffic congestion to Kilgore campuses, and local officials are taking extra steps to, as best they can, streamline the flow at Chandler Elementary School as significant street construction continues.
The 34th season of the Texas Shakespeare Festival has drawn to a close and company members are embarking on the final task of the summer: striking the sets and storing items away for next year.
Kilgore College trustees and administrators discussed a proposed budget at a Monday night meeting, reviewing progress made on goals set in the college’s Strategic Plan and outlining possible expenditures in the coming year.
100 years after violent race riots ravaged East Texas and cities across the nation, locals gathered at the Longview Public Library on Saturday, July 27, to view a film chronicling the tragic events of a century ago.
A Kilgore ISD employee recently attended a national conference for computer science teachers and her trip was fully funded by a Google scholarship.
After nine months of major renovations, Kilgore’s surface water treatment plant (SWTP) will be put back in to operation by pumping treated water into the system tomorrow morning, Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Cast and crew of the Texas Shakespeare Festival's 34th season took the stage in Van Cliburn Auditorium for two performances of the Talent Showcase Wednesday. The "Stage to Screen" showcase included performances of famed music from Broadway and Hollywood films.
“If I have an EMS call right now, how long do I have to get out of the station?" Kilgore FD Capt. Michael Stanley didn’t have to wait long for an answer. In the time it takes to get a healthy lungful of air, 19 young voices were shouting the number at him: “45 SECONDS!”
Kilgore ISD will be implementing a new technology this semester aimed at improving efficiency and ease for parents picking up their kids at Kilgore Primary School.
Kilgore is a town with a strong link to the past, from the oil derricks downtown to the institutions and organizations which have become like trademarks for the City of Stars.
A newly-installed crosswalk on Hwy. 259 at the Kilgore College campus is now fully operational, according to a video posted to Facebook by the college Thursday.