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Restaurants in Kilgore are beginning to reopen their dining rooms as Gov. Greg Abbott continues to open up the state.

While most businesses in the city were affected by the outbreak, the financial impact on these businesses is still uncertain as limitations on capacity, changes to operation and health and safety regulations are continually put into place.

Ongoing construction at the intersection of Lantrip Street and U.S. Hwy. 259 for the installation of a new Dairy Queen restaurant may not be completed for some time, even as many Kilgoreites begin to wonder when they can stop by the famous burger-and-ice-cream joint for a meal.

The recent announcement Halliburton Oilfiled Services was shuttering its Kilgore operations and laying off more than 200 employees was a heavy blow, felt in the hearts and homes of generations of local families.

Kilgore businesses and organizations are taking action to help local businesses keep their employees paid during a time of widespread business shutdowns related to social distancing guidelines established in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mother’s Day is upon us. If you’re a mother, you’ll enjoy the recognition you get from your family on this day. And given the health concerns caused by the coronavirus, your appreciation of family may be even greater this year. As we all know, mothers have a difficult job. And many mothers a…

With personal protective items like masks and face coverings gone from local store shelves, some Kilgoreites are stepping up to provide these items to their neighbors and fellow community members.

Recently, we’ve seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings.