Still looking for a new home in Kilgore, the News Herald’s staffers will be operating – short-term, for the immediate future – out of open office space in Longview beginning Thursday.
Kilgore residents will still be able to interact with KNH personnel through a satellite office, courtesy of Kilgore Chamber of Commerce at 813 N. Kilgore St. next to Kilgore City Hall.
“We’re extremely grateful to the chamber and president Jill McCartney for helping us keep a local footprint while we find the best spot for a new office,” KNH Publisher Jerry Pye said. “It’s an unusual situation, but we’ve been looking at lots of properties and want to choose the best one for our staff here.
“We plan to move into a new location this fall, and we’ll keep everyone posted in the meantime.”
A temporary newsroom is being set-up on the second floor of the Longview News-Journal’s 320 E. Methvin St. headquarters for certain operations, but KNH personnel will be working remotely much of the time.
Kilgore News Herald Office Manager Jalayna Davis – who handles classifieds, garage sales, obituaries, subscriptions and payments – will soon be working out of the chamber’s offices from 8:30 a.m. to at least 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 813 N. Kilgore St. On Tuesdays and Fridays, she’ll be available by phone at 903-984-2596. Davis can also be reached via email to email@example.com.
Advertising representatives Linda Ballard and Carolyn Hadley will be out-and-about in the Kilgore community. They’re also available by phone and email: Ballard at 903-984-2594 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Hadley at 903-984-984-2595 or email@example.com
To reach the news staff, contact:
• KNH Editor James Draper at 903-984-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Reporter Lucas Strough at 903-984-1654 or email@example.com
• Sports Editor Mitch Lucas at 903-984-6163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The News Herald’s publication dates will not change (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
To reach KNH via USPS, send mail to Kilgore News Herald, P.O. Box 1210, Kilgore, Texas 75663.
Much of the News Herald’s office assets will be stored locally until a new location is found, and the staff sets up permanently later this year.
“We want to get things back to normal as soon as possible,” said Pye, who also serves as publisher for the Panola Watchman and Marshall News Messenger through M. Roberts Media.