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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

— Nelson Mandela

School started this week at KISD campuses but the holiday slump will officially end next week, as the city of Kilgore gets back into the swing of things with an assortment of events. Kilgore City Council will hold their first meeting on 2020 on Jan. 14, a public safety open house event will be held at the Ronnie D. Moore Public Safety Center on Jan. 16 and the “20/20 Vision” prayer and Scripture reading event will take place next weekend. It’s a relief to me, faithful readers, to see the City of Stars springing back to life after the winter slumber. The KNH team is anxious to get back out into the community and begin covering the stories you want to see in our pages.

There’s some nasty weather predicted for this weekend, and temperatures are expected fall. This means, among other things, that it’s the perfect time to hunker down around a warm bowl of that favorite Texas dish: chili. If you’ve got a tried-and-true recipe that sticks to your ribs, now is the time to whip out your Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet and get to cooking. If you’d rather leave the cooking up to someone else, feel free to attend the annual Kilgore Lions Club Chili Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 17. Get the full story (and a handy recipe) from Linda Ballard in this week’s Chit-Chat column in our Lifestyles section.

My, how time flies. It seems like only days ago when the Kilgore ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to select Dr. Andy Baker, formerly of Edgewood, to be the new Superintendent of the district. It’s now been a full year since he has been in the post and all signs indicate the trustees made the right call. Read some of Dr. Baker’s thoughts and reflections on his first year at KISD in this edition on the front page.

Just last month, a Longhorn from Rocksprings appears to have broken the Guinness World Record for largest horn span on a steer, measuring 11 feet, 1.8 inches from tip to tip—6.4 inches longer than the listed record, according to Texas Monthly. I guess everything really is bigger in Texas.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

FACTS matter.

BIRTHDAYS:

January 11

Helen Anderson, Kim Brager, Cathy Copeland, Sharon Denise Sibley, Todd Watson, Patience Jeanene Brooks, Anna N. Brown, Edna Frazier, Lindsay Owens, Kim Barnes, Layna Rose Martin, Jon Berryhill, Joshua Drinning

January 12

David Stanley, Roger Patterson, John Burton, J. Robert Floyd, Billie Alexander, Robin Dorney, Tammy Pickens, Rebekah Chico, Michael James Moore, Pauline Quinn, Lee Ware, Mrs. Diana Myers, Gwynda Gee, Michael W. Williams, Patricia Wheat, Kurton Rossum, Dakota Jackson, Button Sands

January 13

Johnny Ray Mumphrey, Terri Bumgardner, Terry Pullen, Pam Griffith, Nancy Daniel, Alice Baugh, Patricia Craig, Myrtle Coker, Billie Marler, Jimmy Bingham, Alicia Craig, Shanell Mills, Roger Patterson, Madison Custer, Minnie Pauline Jean Sickler, Tim Rowe, Paul Williams, Jerry Reeves

January 14

Ray Douglas Scott Jr., Oberthier Loyd, Shannon McClenny, Tim Tinner, Rosie Knight, Lavellr Blair, Thurman Adams, Betty Roach, Nicholas Sanders, Dee Headley, Melba Scott, Ronnie Garcia

ANNIVERSARIES:

January 12

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Rucker

January 13

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Payne, Elvis and Eula Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Trice, Edna and J.D. Riddle

January 14

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Driver, Billie and Bert Sanders

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