“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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Early voting is now underway in Kilgore!

Ballots may be cast in person at Kilgore City Hall, 815 N. Kilgore St., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 19 through 23, and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, April 26 and 27.

Election Day voting, May 1, will also be at City Hall from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Voters will choose between Harvey McClendon and Brandon Bigos, candidates for Council Place 2. Mayor Ronnie Spradlin is running unopposed.

An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person’s ability to move around.

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The City of Kilgore has announced online bill payments will be unavailable Thursday, April 29 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. for computer system maintenance. Those who pay their water bill electronically should schedule payment before after that time.

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Avalon Faire is full of merriment and magic as they celebrate their spring season, opening their gates to all comers. You can step back into time by visiting the attraction at 1076 FM 1252 W, Kilgore, and learn more or purchase tickets by calling (903) 985-0165 or visit www.avalonfaire.com. Check out today’s edition for photos of opening day at Avalon.

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East Texas Giving Day will soon be here! Set for Tuesday, April 27 from 6 a.m. to midnight, East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. The East Texas Communities Foundation is partnering with area nonprofits to give donors from every community in East Texas a chance to raise funds for local needs.

The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits. This initiative provides citizens across ETCF’s 32-county service area an easy platform to support the mission of local nonprofits that serve our communities.

East Texas Giving Day is an online event. Most of the activity will take place via the EastTexasGivingDay.org website.

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