October may be the month for ghost stories and spooky decorations but East Texas Oil Museum is telling a different kind of “ghost” story.
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This months’ sales tax revenue allocation from the State of Texas is closer to October 2014 than the same month last year, but Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck remains unfazed by a year-to-year drop of almost $150,000.
Appointees of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov Dan Patrick raised a record-setting $5.3 million for the 2019 inaugural festivities, two days’ worth of VIP events that included a ball with country crooner George Strait and a candlelight dinner with the state’s top elected officials. They reported spending every dollar of it. But don’t ask for any receipts.
A 54-year-old woman from the Kilgore area has been missing since Monday evening, and the week closed with no new information available on her disappearance. The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office announced the missing person investigation on Wednesday after Rosemary Rodriguez’s disappearance was reported Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Erma Meador, resident of Arabella of Kilgore, celebrated her 109th birthday Wednesday in the activity room of the retirement community. Meador, originally from Jacksonville, was born Oct. 9, 1910. She credits the love and support of family and friends for helping her reach this milestone.
In Kilgore and Liberty City neighborhoods Tuesday, local fired up the grills, brought out their lawn chairs and enjoyed good food and conversation with each other and first responders.
Scott Mulvahill has shared the spotlight with a number of big name artists – Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Steve Curtis Chapman and more – but he’ll have a Kilgore stage to himself next week as he brings his skills on the double-bass to the Texan Theater.
Wildcatters TNR, a Kilgore group which is working to reduce feral cat populations in the area, is hosting their first fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5, at Atwoods.
Once again taking up the mantle of St. Francis of Assissi, the congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will welcome pets and their owners for a special blessing this weekend. The saint’s annual feast day falls on Oct. 4, and the members of the 314 N. Henderson Blvd. church honor the patron saint of animals and the environment with a Saturday morning outdoor service for their furred and feathered companions.
Rain roared through the City of Kilgore’s Oktoberfest celebrations last year, and lead organizer Sonya Waters’ is ready to see the event in its full, eight-hour run Saturday.
Young women from around the world come to Kilgore College to join the women’s basketball program but Head Coach Addie Lees makes sure they learn more than fundamentals and skills on the hard court.
Dozens of Kilgoreites and those from surrounding towns made their way to the Avalon Faire grounds last weekend for a day of Oktoberfest fun. From 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests enjoyed traditional food, showed off their lederhosen and dirndls, gave their all in games and contests and, of course, …
Kilgore City Council adopted a water conservation and drought contingency plan at Tuesday’s meeting, providing the city with a plan to deal with water shortages should they arise in the future.
Kilgore ISD board members discussed a variety of issues at Monday’s board meeting, including STAAR test results, campus updates and a report on out-of-district transfers.
Kilgore City Council members approved a rate increase for waste and recycling services provider Republic Services, Inc. at Tuesday’s council meeting.
At Tuesday's city council meeting, Kilgore Police Chief Todd Hunter, council members and fellow officers honored Traffic Officer Jason Romine for 10 years of service with the department. Romine is the city's only traffic officer and has worked with KPD since 2009 but began his law enforcemen…
Kilgore High School seniors Kristal Loredo and Kaden Clark were honored at Thursday's Lions Club meeting for being named Students of the Month. Brookshire's of Kilgore provided plaques for the students, which were presented by KHS Principal Charles Presley.
Kilgore City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1751 Tuesday, a budget amendment for fiscal year 2019 related to funds set aside for city staff salary increases.
Developers will be picking up part of the bill for road reconstruction in order to pave the way for a new Dairy Queen franchise at the intersection of Lantrip Street and U.S. Hwy. 259.
Sabine High School and Middle School students gathered at the campus flagpole at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning for the annual “See You At The Pole” event, which allows students, teachers and staff to come together for prayer, worship music and fellowship.
Kilgore ISD will host several “Parent University” informational and training sessions during the 2019-2020 school year to “help engage, educate, and equip parents to become leaders and advocates for their child’s learning.”
Indexes, dividends, bull markets and returns – these are all terms Kilgore High School students will come to know well in the coming weeks.
Kilgore ISD educators will return to Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia this year for training and lessons on how to increase student engagement and achievement.
The Blood Center of East Texas, working with Kilgore Rotary Club and Pilgrim Lutheran Church, will collect blood donations from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the congregation’s parish hall at 713 Florey St.
Cristefer Bohannon’s lungs don’t work so well, and a congenital heart defect tries to slow him down, but the 11-year-old wasn’t having any of that Saturday afternoon – not on SAFFE Day.
Arabella of Kilgore will host its 10th annual Spud Luncheon fundraiser Sept. 26, with proceeds once again benefiting East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance.
So far, the City of Kilgore’s Comprehensive Plan team has seen some strange age gaps in its feedback. For example, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck told council members Sept. 10, there’s healthy representation among the community’s 35- to 45-year-olds. There’s also been good insight from those 55 years-old to 65. However, not many people in the 45-55 range have weighed in. “There are some really interesting dynamics that have come out through a demographic look.”
Kilgore has a new 5-year contract for animal shelter services through the City of Longview. Local council members signed off on the new interlocal agreement with the city’s neighbor to the north during their regularly-scheduled meeting Sept. 10, underscoring the City of Kilgore’s plan to keep sending strays to Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center while enjoying, for the time being, a significant discount on fees.
Rev. Earl W. “Buddy” Duggins has seen many changes at Forest Home Baptist Church over the years. The pastor is marking his thirtieth year at FHBC and took time to reflect on the occasion Friday.
Kilgore High School students, staff and families gathered at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore Friday evening for the 2019 Homecoming Ceremony and game against Texas High. Diamond Smith was crowned Homecoming Queen before the Ragin' Red took the field.