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Dozens of protesters marched from Kilgore City Park to Kilgore Police Department headquarters on Kilgore Street on Thursday evening to directly address city government officials and police officers over what they say is systemic racism in law enforcement departments here and across the nation.

“I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.”

A picnic held annually at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Danville Cemetery Association President Morris Hollowell.

Fred Gebhardt, of Kilgore Mercantile & Music, has announced a “Tractors, Trucks & Fun” event to be hosted by Kilgore Main Street and held in historic downtown Kilgore at the start of next month.

Kilgore ISD trustees met in closed session briefly at their Monday meeting to privately discuss the re-organization of the Board of Trustees before returning to open session to make nominations and hold votes.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

Tuesday's Kilgore Council meeting included a discussion of Kilgore's COVID-19 operations and response, as City Manager Josh Selleck briefed Mayor Ronnie Spradlin and council members on the city's reaciton to the pandemic and planned gradual reopening.

The City of Kilgore will conduct its normal monthly siren test Wednesday, May 20. If you hear the siren on that day, there is no emergency unless otherwise indicated by the city.

Although there won’t be an in-person graduation ceremony this month due to COVID-19 safety measures, Kilgore College is recognizing – through social media and on the college’s digital sign – 554 students who are candidates for spring graduation.

Restaurants in Kilgore are beginning to reopen their dining rooms as Gov. Greg Abbott continues to open up the state.

While most businesses in the city were affected by the outbreak, the financial impact on these businesses is still uncertain as limitations on capacity, changes to operation and health and safety regulations are continually put into place.

“Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

Each month, representatives from Kilgore Improvement and Beautification Association review properties across the city and choose the best examples of landscaping, yard decoration and presentation. The monthly winners place a KIBA sign in front of their home or business in recognition of thei…

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”

Kilgore Independent School District has created a new position, the Director of Safety and Emergency Management, that former high school principal Charles Presley will be stepping into over the summer.

Ongoing construction at the intersection of Lantrip Street and U.S. Hwy. 259 for the installation of a new Dairy Queen restaurant may not be completed for some time, even as many Kilgoreites begin to wonder when they can stop by the famous burger-and-ice-cream joint for a meal.

The recent announcement Halliburton Oilfiled Services was shuttering its Kilgore operations and laying off more than 200 employees was a heavy blow, felt in the hearts and homes of generations of local families.

Kilgore ISD faculty and staff are continuing to provide students with complimentary lunches for pickup from their campuses.

Now that most of the country is working from home and employees are physically separated, businesses are more exposed than ever. BBB reminds businesses to be on the lookout for scams and ensure employees are trained to handle some of the challenges they will face while working from home.

Helping Hands of Kilgore, the local agency providing food to Kilgore families in need, has stepped up their efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to executive director Ursula Plaisance.

The inevitable and unavoidable result of the extraordinary measures taken to curb the tragic health effects of the coronavirus has been a strong shock to the economy. Protecting human health and wellbeing must be paramount at the moment. Unfortunately, major damage to the economy also extrac…

In this, the oddest spring in my experience, my second grandson will graduate high school.