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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …