“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle

LOVE IS IN THE AIR in Kilgore as we look forward to honoring a very special wedding anniversary.

“On July 2, our parents, Willie and Ima Roberts, will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary this year. Last year, we had a wonderful celebration for their 70th anniversary with friends, family, all their children and grandchildren, but with the current situation, our celebrating this year will be a bit postponed, but we wish them the best.”

Sherron and Robin Roberts shared that announcement with News Herald. All the best to Willie and Ima from KNH, and we wish them many more happy days with friends and family.

IT WOULD BE A BIT difficult to forget the Fourth of July is Saturday, especially considering our front page today. But head downtown Saturday around 6 p.m. and – while we do have to take precautions for the COVID-19 virus – enjoy the celebration the city hosts each year, and stick around later for the fireworks.

IT’S A BIT EASIER to beat the heat in Kilgore these days, thanks to the new Ambucs pavilions at the Lazy Splash Ranch. Here in Texas, a spot in the shade is worth a fortune by the time July rolls around. The city has reopened these amenities with an eye on health and safety, so remember to stay home if you’re feeling sick and do your part to keep everyone healthy.

AVALON FAIRE held the first “Faire Fridays” event June 26. After canceling their traditional spring season, the night of food, music and fellowship allowed locals to gather at the fairgrounds and enjoy festivities. Check out www.facebook.com/AvalonFaire/ or www.avalonfaire.com for more announcements about events and schedules.

MAYBE THE ROADS it will be easier to travel in the near future for more Texans. The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $76 million in transit funding at its June meeting. (Actual total: $76,119,986). The funds are to be used to fund public transportation across the state. It’s no secret that could be beneficial in Kilgore so it’s something to pay attention to. And we’ll be doing that for you – keep an eye out.

SIGNS AND BUMPER STICKERS saying “I Support Kilgore Police” are on hand at East Texas Hardware, for those of you who’d like one; stop by and check them out. They’re white and blue.

THE ENERGY WELDFAB MEADOWBROOK CLASSIC golf tournament, one of the oldest, maybe THE oldest, in East Texas, is next week, if you’d like to go out and join the gallery.

Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10-12, some of the best golfers in the state will converge on Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center, as they have every year except one since 1937, for the tournament. It’s a homecoming of sorts for some, and a platform to big things for others. Winning the classic vaults many on to bigger and better things in the sport.

Mitch Lucas assures me he’ll have more on the classic in this weekend’s News Herald.

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