“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

— Sydney J. Harris

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We’ve had plenty of graduation excitement here in Kilgore recently and we congratulate all our area grads as they see into new windows of opportunity.

After the graduation excitement has died down, there will still be plenty to do in Kilgore. City Hall says the pool is tentatively slated to open in mid-June, but supply chain issues have affected the completion of the pool house project. If you would like to inquire about activities such as swimming lessons or parties, please email permits@cityofkilgore.com with questions.

The Kilgore Public Library’s summer reading program “Tails and Tales” kicks off Monday, June 7, and early registration continues through May 28. Learn more and sign up at kilgorelibrary.beanstack.org.

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The Kilgore Police Department recently congratulated Investigator Angela Burch on her 26 years of service to the community and the department. Burch can be seen at all kinds of community events, is the first in KPD to be named “Citizen of the Year,” and is a friendly, familiar face in our community. We congratulate her on all her achievements and wish her many more years of excellent service here in Kilgore.

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Kilgore College will be offering enrollment advice and counseling through virtual and in-person sessions during “STAR Days.”

During STAR Days, students can meet one-on-one with an academic advisor, register for classes, and/or meet with someone from the Financial Aid office.

With in-person sessions, students can also get student ID cards and parking stickers, take a campus tour and talk with departments like TRIO, Scholarships, Disability Services, Campus Life (housing) and Institutional Student Support.

For more information, or to make an appointment for STAR Days, visit www.kilgore.edu/stardays.

For additional questions, call (903) 983-8206.

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The regular city council meeting this week was cancelled but you can attend the next regular meeting, set for June 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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