“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

— Mark Twain

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Kilgore FFA students are taking part in the 93rd Texas FFA State Convention, being held in Fort Worth July 5-9. Make sure to cheer on these hardworking students at www.facebook.com/kilgoreffachapter.

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We’re now more than halfway through the summer season and unusually wet weather shows signs of continuing. There’s chances of rain throughout the upcoming week, so enjoy the break from the heat provided by precipitation. However, make sure to keep an eye on the temperature when enjoying the Lazy S Splash Ranch and Kilgore City Pool. Sunscreen, shade and plenty of hydrating drinks are the key to staying safe in the summer sun.

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If you haven’t yet purchased a ticket to Texas Shakespeare Festival this summer, now is the time! The Kilgore event draws audiences from across the state and beyond. Featuring comedies, dramas and a children’s show, TSF has something for everyone. Learn more at www.texasshakespeare.com.

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More fun events are coming to Kilgore this weekend! The Kilgore ArtWalk will take place in downtown Kilgore on Kilgore and Main Streets this Saturday, July 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. At the same time, a Bluegrass & Blue Bell Acoustic Jam will be taking place at Kilgore Mercantile & Music.

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