Kilgore High School will hold a send-off Monday, June 24 for the four students heading to Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the national level of the SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Quiz Bowl.
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A parade, an official proclamation and a celebration in Kilgore City Park marked the community’s recognition of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 15.
Kilgore ISD board members announced plans to adopt seizure recognition training protocols and established board committees to tackle important district issues at Monday’s meeting.
An accelerant was used to fuel a fire at Hwy. 31 Tire June 7, and Kilgore Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos is asking for the public’s help as he seeks “multiple suspects” in an ongoing arson investigation.
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.
Kilgore is on track to grow and develop its business community at a greater rate than previous years, according to a mid-year report from Kilgore Economic Development Corporation.
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 Kilgore College Electric Power Technology (KCEPT) program hosted a lineman rodeo and graduation Friday for the 24th class to complete the 10-week certificate program.
A bill adopted by the Texas Legislature in their most recent session will have an impact on the way Kilgore property owners obtain building permits.
“A life that touches others goes on forever.” Barbara Watkins doesn’t know who said it first, but it’s a piece of wisdom she cherishes – it’s emblazoned on Samantha Watkins tombstone, and it was on her mother’s mind Tuesday as Gov. Greg Abbott put his signature to H.B. 684, Sam’s Law.
A group of area first responders took the controls of drones this week through a training program hosted by Kilgore Police Department and spearheaded by Joshua Fire Chief Wayne Baker of 460 OPS.
When anyone digs in Texas, whether planting a tree or digging a foundation, there is a high probability of an underground utility line being within the site.
President Trump has stated that he will impose a 5% tariff on all goods from Mexico on June 10 if Mexico does not take action to slow the volume of immigrants at the US border. The Perryman Group, an economic analysis firm based in Texas, analyzed the economic implications of such a tariff and found that it would likely cost hundreds of thousands of US jobs if enacted and maintained.
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.
Kilgore College cosmetology student Denis Garcia was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.
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.
For Sonya Waters, it’s extremely important to draw different types of music to downtown Kilgore, the better to draw more and more members of the community to the Main Street District.
As West Rusk’s Class of 2019 stood in Raider Café, May 31, lined in single file and prepared to march into Bradshaw Stadium, Principal Jake Jackson congratulated his seniors.
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.
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.
Lloyd and Evelyn Bolding first arrived in Kilgore in 1961 – despite a few years away over the decades, their roots go deep here, and they’ve been steadily tilling away at their home turf.
TYLER – For the second straight year, the Kilgore High School baseball Bulldogs are within striking distance of the state tournament.
Kilgore took a 3-1 lead in game three of the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A Region II playoff here at Mike Carter Field Saturday afternoon, only to see the Cardinals rally and tie the game in the sixth inning.
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.”