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On Friday, members of Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation – working with the City of Kilgore, Kilgore Main Street Program and other sponsors – will host a two-hour exhibit of locals’ memories and photos of the Crim, beginning at 3 p.m. June 21 next door to the theater, before cutting a birthday cake at 5 p.m. and screening “Only Angels Have Wings” across the street in the Texan Theater.

The dog behind the wheel did not look happy. “He ain’t, and neither am I,” Kilgore Police Officer Josh Vercher told his chief. At the very least, when he’d picked up a bag of beef jerky for an on-patrol protein boost Saturday night, Vercher wasn’t planning on sharing it with a pit bull. He certainly hadn’t expected to share the driver’s seat in his cruiser June 15.

Far from the disastrous dives of The Great Recession, decreases in the City of Kilgore’s monthly sales tax allocations aren’t ringing alarm bells at City Hall. Rather, they’re an indication the community is back on par with where its sales tax revenues should be, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck said; even in a healthy economy the checks from the state won’t continually show increases year-to-year.

The community can now boast an internationally-acclaimed luthier among Kilgore’s accolades. Former Kilgore ISD music instructor Mitch Moehring has been honing his skills as a bass craftsman for the past three years, and his dedication paid off this week as members of the International Society of Bassists gathered at Indiana University for their annual convention and competition.

Westbound drivers on Interstate 20 will have a harder slog Thursday morning as troopers reconstruct the scene of a crash. According to Sgt. Jean Dark, the stretch of I-20 between FM 2087 and Hwy. 31 will be shut down for approximately one-hour beginning at about 9:45 a.m.

Twitter had Kilgore’s B.J. Owen breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s social media pledge to plumbers the state will plunge into a quagmire of its own creation and fix the flow.

City of Kilgore’s raced the clock (and the weather) to get City Pool open this season – June 8 will mark the first week of regular operations for Summer 2019, and the city’s ready to celebrate. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will be City Hall’s first dive-in movie at the pool – family-friendly, free, open to all – Saturday evening.

There are four programs in the UIL’s Class 4A state baseball tournament next week – and Kilgore High School will be one of them. Kilgore’s baseball program, guided by coach Eugene Lafitte, won the Class 4A Region II championship on Thursday night at Dallas Baptist University.  The Diamond ‘Dogs will represent the region in the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A state tournament next week at UFCU Disch-Falk Field at the University of Texas in Austin.

Overton High’s green wave filled the stage of Dodson Auditorium Sunday afternoon when the 29-strong Mustang Class of 2019 received their diplomas.

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that day arrives, you’ll want to be prepared – which means you need a business succession plan.

Kilgore College will offer an online training certificate program in food and beverage safety beginning June 15. The program, called ServSafe, is administered by the National Restaurant Association and is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection.

Kilgore Police Department is urging local citizens to prepare a plan in the event they find themselves threatened by a dangerous attacker. On Thursday, KPD Officer Todd Nault visited Kilgore Lions Club to share information about “Avoid – Deny – Defend”, an active threat response program developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program at Texas State University.

For the sixth consecutive year, Kilgore’s Geekend brought fun and fans of comics, superheroes and more to the City of Stars. Held at the Texas Broadcast Museum on Main Street, Saturday’s event drew young and old fans alike in a shared appreciation for all things geeky and nerdy.

The men and women serving America in the armed forces today aren’t bothered by politics, Dr. Larry Gilbert says: they have their mission. “By the time you get to what you have to do, you’re not worried about politics. As matter of fact, that’s the last thing on your mind,” he said Monday. “You’re worried about your teammates and who’s in the foxhole with you.”

History was made at C.B. Dansby High School in Kilgore and on Saturday that history was memorialized. Alumni, former teachers, Kilgore city council members and old friends gathered where the school once stood at 630 Bates St. on May 25 to share memories, sing and view the unveiling of an Official Texas Historical Marker commemorating the school’s history.