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The Kilgore College Rangerettes came home Friday night – in a sense. Kilgore College isn’t playing football until the spring, like the nation’s other junior colleges. But the Rangerettes were special guests of Kilgore High School Friday night, here at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium, and perf…

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One of Kilgore’s best institutions has received national recognition.

The Kilgore Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council as the national Economic Development Organization of the year, for cities with a population under 25,000.

The Kilgore Rotary Club welcomed Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian to their weekly meeting Wednesday, as the commissioner attended via Zoom call to talk about issues related to oil and gas in the state.

Although the current activities are geared to the pumpkin patch, downtown Trick or Treat and all things October – and rightfully so – November and December are right around the corner, and Kilgore’s civic organizations, business-owners and the city are in the midst of planning another pretty…

Trinity Assembly of God, a church, is hosting a food distribution on Tuesday, Oct. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. and going until there are no food items left, church leaders say.

Dorothy Clayton (seated, center) Kilgore ISD Transportation Clerk, was recognized for 45 years of service to the district at Monday’s board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Andy Baker, KISD school board trustees and assembled friends, family and school employees gave Clayton a standing ovation an…

…for all the screaming you’ll be doing this week at the annual KilGORE Horror Movie Festival, at Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus. Movies are shown each night next week at 7:30, although there’s a double feature next Saturday, on Halloween. “Jaws” (above) is being shown Thursd…

All Gregg County school districts have received an A in Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas ratings. The grades show the state determined those districts are spending tax dollars responsibly.

Kilgore Independent School District will soon transition to on-campus learning only, phasing out the remote learning, and Sabine ISD is ending its remote learning plan, as well, officials say.

KISD Superintendent Dr. Andy Baker confirmed the transition in an e-mail to parents on Tuesday. The transition was also announced on the district’s website, www.kisd.org, and on the KISD Facebook page, all late Tuesday afternoon.

Kilgore Improvement and Beautification Association has awarded October Yard of the Month to Gil and Pat McCaslin of 3609 Forest Lane (above). October’s Commercial Beauty Spot of the Month was awarded to Laurie’s Hair Day, a salon, at 3016 Stone Road (left).

Kilgore’s own Lee Livesay, competing on the Bassmaster Elite tour, has had a nice career so far as a pro fisherman, but the high point might have been over the weekend when he won the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake. See coverage, page 10A.

Last week, members of the Kilgore Rotary Club were able to look at an actual iron lung at their meeting. The iron lung (above) was on display courtesy of former District Governor Lee Montgomery, who also addressed the Kilgore Rotarians on the history of Rotary and the future. The iron lung w…

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday there is no mandate that his players stay on the field for the post-game singing of the school song, an issue that has erupted into controversy among Longhorns fans.

Longtime East Texas attorney Clifton L. “Scrappy” Holmes lived a life worth living, a colleague of more than a dozen years said Monday. Holmes, 81, of Diana, died Friday surrounded by family in his home.

Kilgore cut three ribbons Saturday morning: one for the completion of the Creekside Trail, one for the Bighead Creek Mountain Bike Trail and one for the new Crescent St. Dog Park.

Jury duty scheduled for Monday at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview is canceled, officials said Friday.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, has won re-election to the 1st Congressional District each time since November 2004 and says he has strong feelings this election about the direction the country is headed.

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.

Beginning yesterday, Kilgore College Risk Management Institute will distribute safety supplies, including hand sanitizer and face coverings, to students and faculty as a demonstration of the college’s commitment to helping East Texas employees stay safe.

A golf tournament that has been helping fund tuition for college students for over a half-century is having its latest incarnation of that event later this month.

Less than half of likely voters in Texas are confident that Americans will trust the results of the presidential election, and fewer still said they themselves will trust those results, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Houston St. just west of Willow Springs Rd will be closed today, said Mat Kronner, City of Kilgore Assistant Director of Public Works, on Monday. The road closure began Tuesday, as a utility contractor makes repairs to the sanitary sewer line. The easiest route for traffic to avoid this clos…

What if you were told you could go downtown, eat a great meal, have some fun, and the Boys & Girls Club would benefit?

Wouldn’t that be win-win-win?

It’s real, and happening here in Kilgore this Thursday night.

The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections.

Trick-or-treating in historic downtown Kilgore has been a tradition since the ‘80s ago, and even though COVID-19 has rocked the entire world with masks, social distancing and the like, it won’t scare off the annual event here.

The City of Kilgore will conduct its normal monthly siren test Wednesday, Oct 14 at noon. If you hear the siren on that day, there is no emergency unless otherwise indicated by the city.

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 between U.S. 259 and Loop 281 will be closed Sunday morning as crews make repairs to an overhead message board, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.