“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

— George S. Patton

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Join in as Kilgore pays tribute this Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Veterans Monument at Harris Street Park,100 S. Harris St., on Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. Guest speakers include Shannon Pickard, pastor at Revive Church in Longview and KHS graduate, along with U.S. Navy Veteran Mark Garrison, who will recite “The Ragged Old Flag.” Patriotic songs will be provided by Bob Stoner and the Friends from Forest Home Baptist Church group, along with final soloist Mitzi Hartfiel. Bring your lawn chairs.

The News Herald office will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

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Sunday’s Kitchen will be Sunday, May 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church Gym, 609 E Main. This is a free meal for the community on the last Sunday of each month. Dine-in only. For more information, call the church office at (903) 984-3963.

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Comedy musical duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo will bring their all-ages music and entertainment to Kilgore City Park in a special free concert Friday, June 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy the family-friendly tunes and entertainment.


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.