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Two significant ‘adjustments’ by the state comptroller’s office put a major dent in the City of Kilgore’s sales tax revenues this month. Accepting that, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck says, the sky’s not falling – actual collections are still in line with expectations.

They’re some of downtown Kilgore’s biggest fans, regular attendees and participants in events during the past several years. Vivian and Fred Gebhardt have been angling to put down roots in the Main Street District for a couple of years, but it was a matter of finding the right fit.

Spend $25 or more at participating locations to net a golden ticket. Drop tickets off at one of three prize barrel locations for chances at one of Kilgore Main Street’s prize, including one valued at more than $1,200

Local parade-planners are putting their organizational skills to the test once again as they recruit entries for events in Kilgore and Liberty City. At Kilgore Chamber of Commerce, there’s a little more than a month until the 89th annual Kilgore Christmas Parade rolls out at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. In the Sabine area, firefighters are getting prepped to get moving at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Kilgore Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the University of Texas at Tyler on separate programs in early November, one for new businesses and another for those looking to break into the potentially lucrative sector of government contracting.

For Mike Chubboy, a man’s whiskers are about a lot more than just keeping his chin warm. Chef at Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant, Chubboy has some life lessons on the menu for the eatery’s Oktoberfest celebration Saturday.

“My pro tips?” Lauren Cammack laughs incredulously at first, but after a moment’s thought, yes, she does have some pointers for visitors attending the East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off. Setup for the downtown event began Tuesday and everything should be in place by midday today before the 27th annual celebration’s participants gather tonight for the year’s Wednesday evening teams-only networking and revelry. The main event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

She sees the best and inspires the best in others. For Jana Russell, second-in-command to Amanda Nobles at Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, that’s one of the hallmarks of working for Kilgore’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award,” Russell said in an introduction video for the honoree Monday evening during Kilgore Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Star Gala in the Devall Student Center Ballroom. The night also included a new Community Impact Award for Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin...