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City of Kilgore has announced several local railroad crossings will be closed over the next two weeks as Union Pacific crews make repairs.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

— Dalai Lama

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The Kilgore Legacy Foundation’s Juneteenth Celebration kicks off today at Kilgore City Park at 11 a.m. The celebration will be preceded by a parade starting at South Kilgore Street and East Danville at 10 a.m. Come to the park to celebrate unity in our community and enjoy vendors, food and fun.

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City of Kilgore has announced several local railroad crossings will be closed over the next two weeks as Union Pacific crews make repairs. Please exercise caution around work crews at the following locations and dates:

June 18 — Lantrip Street

June 20 — Southport Road

June 21 — Spinks Chapman Road

June 28 — Meadows Lane

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The Kilgore Public Library will host “Oceans of Activities,” a fun summer activity program taking place each Tuesday in July. Enjoy ocean-themed come and go activities from 3 to 4 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

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Kilgore High School invites the community to come to help wish Karlee Menges good luck at SkillsUSA Nationals competition next week. On Monday, June 20 at 7:20 a.m. will host a send-off for Karlee as she leaves for Atlanta, GA from the Circle Drive at KHS.

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I'm an East Texas native with degrees from University of North Texas and Kilgore College. I've been reporting and taking photographs for Kilgore News Herald since May 2018. Telling the story of a growing and changing community is the best part of my job.

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