City of Kilgore and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd are continuing their partnership to offer quick and drive-up testing for the COVID-19 virus.
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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.
A man who spent two decades as a Gregg County commissioner was remembered by colleagues on Thursday as a man of great values who believed strongly in service to his community.
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals still dealing with thousands of coronavirus patients, and they urged the public to not wait on getting flu vaccinations this year.
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Johna Tritt from Kilgore ISD and Sarah Nixon from Hallsville ISD and have been named Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year for Region 7.
With only one week left before the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Kilgore ISD is taking action to get all its students ready to learn, with many changes to normal registration procedures due to COVID-19 precautions.
For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes on a limited basis, state health officials announced Thursday evening, reversing a policy intended to keep the state’s most vulnerable populations safe from a pandemic that has proved especially deadly …
The Kilgore community is hurting after a married couple who owned a business downtown were killed in an automobile accident near Gladewater on Friday.
"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."
• Abraham Lincoln
The Gregg County Fair, which dates back almost just over 70 years, has elected to cancel this year’s event, likely due to COVID-19, although that isn’t actually stated in the fair’s statement Monday.
Kilgore ISD will begin the 2020-2021 school year August 19, and district staff are preparing to offer a very large amount of personal protective equipment to students and faculty in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. has started shutting off service for business customers in Texas and Louisiana for nonpayment — and plans to do so for residential customers in Texas starting Sept. 1.
Just a reminder that shoes for school children will be provided at no cost this weekend by the Kilgore Rotary Club, at the carpeted gym of the Parks Fitness Center on the Kilgore College campus on Broadway Street. Shoes will be distributed beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 6, through this…
For the first time in months, Texas’ sales tax revenue increased when compared with the same period last year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Monday.
Popeyes Louisiana Fried Chicken has constructed a new franchise here in Kilgore at 745 Highway 259 North, near Brookshires. As the sign says, the expected opening date is next Tuesday, August 11. Popeyes was founded in the New Orleans area in 1972 by Alvin C. Copeland, and was named not afte…
Property valuations in Texas are supposed to be complete now that the July deadline has passed. The next step is as hard as arguing over what a house is worth, as cities, counties, school districts and all those other local governments set their budgets and their tax rates.
Gov. Greg Abbott stressed Tuesday that only local school boards, not local governments, have the power to decide how to open schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kilgore community is hurting this weekend after a married couple who owned a business downtown were killed in an automobile accident near Gladewater on Friday.
Kilgore College’s fitness center has temporarily closed, due to an individual showing potential symptoms of COVID-19, the college confirmed to the News Herald Wednesday afternoon.
AUSTIN (AP) — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state's sales tax holiday next weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.
The Rotary Club of Kilgore believes every child should have a new pair of shoes to wear for the first day of school – and so again this year, they’re doing something to make sure that’s the case.
One lucky Kilgore College student will be driving home in a brand new Chevrolet Cruze and nine others will have some financial assistance as they pursue their educations.
For over 18 years, Richard Stanley has been the guardian of about 1,100 students a day as the Kilgore Independent School District’s resource officer.
Volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce's 2019 E4 Leadership class were joined by SWEPCO employees and from the city of Kilgore at Harris Street Park Monday to begin assembling the all-abilities playground. Assembly is expected to require at least three days followed by drainage grading and …
A crew from KK Mobbs Construction Tuesday morning completed the first of four concrete pours at the intersection of Lantrip and Henderson Blvd. When complete, the flattened intersection clears the way for construction of a new Dairy Queen at that corner.
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year. Typically, school systems must take into account a stud…
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020.
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases.
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week’s deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus.
As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged this spring, college campuses across the United States swiftly sent students home in droves and switched to online distance learning. The quick transition came with hopes and expectations that things would be largely back to normal by the fall. However, such …
ARLINGTON — There is a series of high brick arches along an outfield concourse reminiscent of their old stadium and asymmetrical outfield walls in the new home of the Texas Rangers. Still, Globe Life Field is no retro ballpark.
After months of undercounting coronavirus deaths, Texas’ formal tally of COVID-19 fatalities grew by more than 600 on Monday after state health officials changed their method of reporting.
Kilgore ISD administrators, faculty and board trustees announced plans for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, with regards to registration, campus tours and the first few days of classes. School is slated to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19 and, in keeping with state guidance, the district …
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he has extended the deadline to apply for the Pandemic-EBT Card, which pays $285 for each student who received free and reduced-price meals, to Aug. 21.
So far this year, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network has reported approximately 55,499 identity theft cases in Texas with credit card fraud being the top reported fraudulence with 18,204 cases. BBB advises consumers to safeguard their personal identifiable informa…
AUSTIN — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.
Due to the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases in the area, Kilgore College has decided – with an abundance of caution for the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff – to cancel its summer graduation ceremony set for Aug. 6.
At a special board meeting July 16, Kilgore ISD school board trustees, along with Superintendent Dr. Andy Baker, gave their approval to a measure predicted to save the district more than $8 million in interest.
Kilgore College is now offering a completely online degree in Software Development and Data Analytics thanks to funding by a U.S. Department of Education Title III “Strengthening Institutions” grant awarded to KC in 2017.