Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general-purpose spending in the next two-year state budget, a number that’s down slightly from the current budget but is significantly higher than what was estimated this summer when the coronavirus began to devastate the economy.
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Rozyn Rogers walked out of the lamb and goat show ring at the Gregg County Youth Expo’s Jackpot show Saturday with a blue ribbon in hand and a goat named Jade in tow.
Kilgore College will offer a series of five workforce development courses that lead to the Google IT Support Professional Certificate with scholarships available for students who qualify.
The Gregg County Republican Party elected a new chair this past month after the previous chair resigned following the presidential election, officials said.
The East Texas Council of Governments has once again been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
The 87th session of the Texas Legislature opened Tuesday with COVID-19 encompassing every aspect of what the lawmakers do, according to new House Speaker Dade Phelan.
More than 877,000 Texans have received a COVID-19 vaccine since they first began arriving in Texas nearly four weeks ago, and that number is expected to increase by at least 50,000 more per day, Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday.
Kilgore College will be able to provide $750,000 of free tuition to students who left higher education or are displaced workers in Texas thanks to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College is hosting a display of more than 40 artworks by famed Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias.
After a rugged and seemingly endless 2020, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. We are not done yet, but with vaccination programs ongoing and the disease and effective treatments better understood, we should be able to establish a new normal at some point in …
Aladdin Shafer drove in the snow from Kilgore to Longview early Monday morning to get a shot that he hopes will soon allow life in East Texas to return to normal.
Kilgore children got a break from school on Monday as several inches of snow fell on the city. Have your own snow day photo? Email us at email@example.com, and we'll feature it in the newspaper.
SWEPCO says power should be restored to most East Texas customers by 10 p.m. Wednesday after a winter storm dumped up to 4 inches of snow in the region.
Kilgore Public Library recently said goodbye to longtime Youth Services Librarian Marilyn Kitchens, well-known for her Children’s Storytime events and her participation in library activities for youngsters.
A regular meeting of the Rusk County Commissioners' Court will take place Monday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Members of the public can watch the meeting online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxB62MuvEZSqnD6sPeZhqQ.
Perhaps it was a word said, perhaps it was a dream — but for whatever reason something occasionally comes along to “jar” or “shake loose” a memory about the past. Once that happens, it jars the memory of another and another to where, like puzzle pieces, the story falls into place. It happene…
A regular meeting of the Leverett's Chapel ISD Board of Trustees will take place Monday, Jan. 11 in the district boardroom on the big parking lot located at 8956 Texas 42 and 135 North.
If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew! The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2021.
The National Weather Service expects between one and two inches of snow — and if conditions are right, perhaps even more — to hit Kilgore on Sunday night.
East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert was told to hide under his chair as the U.S. Capitol was under attack from protesters who got past Capitol Police.
The National Weather Service says uncertainty still exists, but confidence has increased in predictions that a wintery mix of rain and snow could be headed to East Texas late this weekend.
The second of four new hangars at the East Texas Regional Airport will arrive soon. Meanwhile, a historical marker in downtown Gladewater is set to be moved to a new home.
Christus Health says its Christus Trinity Clinics are preparing for more COVID-19 vaccine distributions in Northeast Texas and is now taking appointments for the Phase 1B group.
For Ruben S. Martin III, his new role with Garden Valley-based Mercy Ships International is a fulfillment of what he says the Bible tells people to do.
Contracts totaling $388 million have been awarded to Cambium Assessment and Pearson, a longtime player in testing Texas public school students, to develop and administer STAAR for the next four years.
All Texas senators attending the opening day of the 2021 legislative session will be tested for the coronavirus, and media and public access to the chamber will be limited, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Monday morning.
Gregg County added 106 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 since New Year’s Eve along with three virus-related deaths, and virus hospitalizations in the Longview and Tyler region on Monday again reached a record number compared to hospital capacity.
The East Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center, a program of Community Healthcore, has been awarded COVID-19 relief funds to assist older adults and people with disabilities as communities implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Oh, for the love of modern technology. There is nothing like sitting in a restaurant and watching a woman (much younger than your are) toss their new cell phone across the room and with much frustration clearly stating “modern technology is so frustrating!”
If you’ve been contributing for many years to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan, it may be your largest pool of money. So, if you are facing a financial need, you may think about tapping into your account. After all, it’s your money — why not use it?
The year 2020 was an unusual one, with many events cancelled, postponed and rescheduled. Kilgore FFA has made the most of the situation, doing their best to help Kilgore students learn, compete and develop an array of skills at various events.
The following Christmas Card Winners are Kilgore Intermediate School fourth-graders: Isabella Nieto (Kilgore College), Natalie Hermosillo (Austin Bank Kilgore), Elena Govea (Energy Weldfab), Kei Warren (Energy Weldfab), Nolan Mobbs (Energy Weldfab), Noah Dent (The Back Porch), Lainey Stephen…
Dried-out Christmas trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home, said Karen Stafford, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Prevention Program coordinator based in Lufkin.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for cybercriminals as many consumers are rounding out their end of year giving and getting some last-minute deals with end of year sales. With the increase in online shopping and donation activity due to C0VID-19, BBB has seen a dramatic spike in online scams. BBB reminds consumers and donors to use caution when conducting online transactions through the end of the year.
Ag teachers and county agents in Gregg County are working hard to ensure a successful 2021 Gregg County Youth Expo for their students. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the board has had to make several changes in what the 2021 show will look like — but at the end of the day, the board had a …