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The third annual Reel East Texas Film Festival is underway this week with several days of film screenings, events and awards. Filmmakers from across the state and the country are descending on Kilgore to screen their films, answer audience questions and network with other filmmakers.

It can be lonely, arduous work preparing a week’s meals as a solo act, and Kilgore Public Library staffers hope for a more festive atmosphere when they gather food preppers en masse this month. Set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19, the library’s Freezer Meals Prep Party is pretty self-explanatory, according to KPL director Stacey Cole.

Kilgore College held its annual Veterans Day Appreciation Celebration Monday in the Devall Student Center Ballroom. The event featured patriotic music, artwork by local students and a speech by Rick Moser, KC history and government instructor and U.S. Army veteran. 

It was Veterans Day, yes, but Victor Boyd shared a memorial as well.

While he was serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin, the Kilgore native remembers the day – April 19, 1989 – when an explosion rocked the battleship Iowa, his former assignment. “47 men died that day,” he told the men and women gathered for this year’s Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning at Harris Street Park. “Out of those 47 men, 26 of them I knew personally. So, I vow to always remember the Iowa 47.”

A group of Kilgore students would have been a big help to Humpty-Dumpty.

Improving the look and functionality of Kilgore ISD campuses is a long-term goal for the district's board of trustees. Trustees are following through on this commitment with a renewed District Improvement Plan and the selection of an architectural firm to oversee planned campus projects.

Two significant ‘adjustments’ by the state comptroller’s office put a major dent in the City of Kilgore’s sales tax revenues this month. Accepting that, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck says, the sky’s not falling – actual collections are still in line with expectations.

They’re some of downtown Kilgore’s biggest fans, regular attendees and participants in events during the past several years. Vivian and Fred Gebhardt have been angling to put down roots in the Main Street District for a couple of years, but it was a matter of finding the right fit.

Spend $25 or more at participating locations to net a golden ticket. Drop tickets off at one of three prize barrel locations for chances at one of Kilgore Main Street’s prize, including one valued at more than $1,200

On Thursday, Oct. 31, Kilgore Lions Club honored two Kilgore High School students for their hard work and outstanding achievements at the school. Seniors Daisy Salazar and Josiah Hoskins were presented with plaques by the club and shared information about their current interests at school an…

Local parade-planners are putting their organizational skills to the test once again as they recruit entries for events in Kilgore and Liberty City. At Kilgore Chamber of Commerce, there’s a little more than a month until the 89th annual Kilgore Christmas Parade rolls out at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. In the Sabine area, firefighters are getting prepped to get moving at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

The remains of a Kilgore man – missing for most of the month of October – were found Oct. 26, and the body has been sent to a forensics lab to help investigators determine the cause of Larry Lynn Wheeler’s death. Per standard procedure in this kind of incident, Kilgore PD is treating the case as a criminal investigation until evidence indicates otherwise.

Kilgore is known for many things: the East Texas Oil Boom, the Kilgore College Rangerettes and the oil derricks which make up its skyline. Thanks to the hard work of Lorenz Maycher and many talented musicians, the City of Stars is quickly gaining a reputation for another of its features: the…

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, ETCOG’s Area Agency on Aging of East Texas has joined with the St. Louis Baptist Church of Tyler’s Comfort and Care Ministry to bring a free conference for caregivers, “Who cares? We do!”

Kilgore Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the University of Texas at Tyler on separate programs in early November, one for new businesses and another for those looking to break into the potentially lucrative sector of government contracting.