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Arbor Grace of Kilgore hosted an open house event this week to invite members of the community to tour a recently-completed 20,000 square-foot expansion at the facility.

The Kilgore City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday's meeting to nominate Jeff Stone, General Manager of Skeeter Boats, to the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation board of directors.

Information System Technician 2nd Class Daniel Happle, of Kilgore, is shown aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) on Aug. 17. Halsey is conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (D…

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.