“A good garden may have some weeds.”

— Thomas Fuller

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The City of Kilgore announced Monday that TxDOT has given the go-ahead to reopen Pentecost Road. Locals will surely be glad to resume normal use of the road, which has been closed to traffic since May 2022. TxDOT began the project of demolishing and replacing the Pentecost Road bridge just over a year ago and initially projected the work to take three or four months. At (long) last, it is complete, and the new bridge looks great!

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The Kilgore Legacy Foundation will host their Juneteenth Celebration at Kilgore City Park on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The next Kilgore Cruise Night will be held downtown Saturday, May 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. Come check out classic cars and good times.

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The Upward Bound program at Kilgore College is seeking student applicants from Kilgore ISD, Pine Tree ISD and Longview ISD for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.

Upward Bound is a federal grant program funded by the Department of Education, sponsored locally at KC.

This free college preparatory program is designed to increase the rate at which participants complete high school, enroll in college and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education (colleges/universities).

For more information on the Upward Bound program at KC or to apply, visit www.kilgore.edu/upwardbound.


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.