Submit Your News

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today has temporarily waived certain hospital licensing rules and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has adopted an emergency rule to meet Texas’ need for additional hospital capacity while the state responds to COVID-19. These actions allow f…

COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to escalate, and just as with any disaster which occurs, the number of scammers preying on your fear and your pocketbook grows along with it. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas warns consumers about scammers impersonating government official…

Kilgore City government and local businesses are working to adapt operations and remain open during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

I'm here this morning at the breakfast table, admiring through the window our redbud tree as it transitions from a lovely candelabra of delicate, wispish pink blossoms to a soft, here-is-spring green.

Kilgore ISD is continuing its efforts to keep students fed and hitting the books during a statewide shutdown of all schools related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Last Friday, KISD administrators, teachers and staff lined up at the KISD Administration building to hand out lesson packets and instr…

The Kilgore News Herald is launching a new free app for anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet like an iPad. The News Herald is rolling out the app for your phone as part of our expanded news coverage of receiving your news anywhere you go as you wish.

I wish I were writing this from the perspective of a person who had just lived through a traumatic event. That way I would have more peace of mind. Unfortunately, I am writing at the beginning of such an event. It gives me peace, though, to look back at the history of our country, our community and our company.

AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

“Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as …

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target …

Vehicles line up at Char-Burger Stockade Monday afternoon to pick up to-go orders. Many Kilgoreites are turning to local eateries to obtain their favorite meals, from hamburgers to Mexican cuisine and fried chicken. While Gov. Greg Abbott's order prohibiting dine-in service at restaurants st…

Applications for emergency farm loans for damages and losses caused by drought occurring November 1, 2019 and continuing are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office located in Tyler as of today according to Clinton Warrick, Farm Loan Manager.

As government officials, news outlets and health officials are keeping the public appraised of the COVID-19 situation, consumers are finding the cost of high-demand items, such as hand sanitizers, tissues, face masks and other products. skyrocketing. Over the last few weeks, Better Business …

While much of the news is focused on constant reports of grim events related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we here at KNH hope to spread a few smiles and uplift some spirits by reporting on the good things happening here in our commuity. At last week’s City Council meeting, service awards …

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately. This temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing …

The Kilgore Woman’s Club met on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the home of Peggy Bowne. Other hostesses were Vernie Kunkel, Lawana Sistrunk, Deborah Tanner and Ferol Whitfield.

Members of Trinity Assembly of God are coordinating their efforts to bring charity to communities both at home and afar. They have set up a Blessing Box, which was the idea and creation of Gary and Lita Wilkerson, to distribute food items to those in need locally while also receiving items d…

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requireme…

A celebration of life was held for Kilgore artist Anup Bhandari in the Texan Theater Saturday morning. The artist, who died last week, was honored with songs, shared memories, a slideshow and displays of his artwork as his friends and family gathered to share tears and laughter as they recal…

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on March 13 declared a state of disaster in all Texas counties and listed actions agencies are taking to contain and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, a contagious flu-like respiratory disease.

“Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

SHREVEPORT, La., March 16, 2020 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, has reached a settlement agreement with all parties, including the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) Staff, the Alliance for Affordable Energy and Walmart, Inc…

AUSTIN — TxDOT is acting to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. On Friday and over the weekend the department took several steps to protect the public and TxDOT employees. At the same time, TxDOT remains committed to delivering services to its customers all over the Lone Star State.

Many people in East Texas, especially the rural communities, asked why I did not run again for the District 1 Congressman position?

The first East Texas case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Gregg county and Better Business Bureau recommends preventive and proactive strategies to avoid workplace outbreaks. As of March 10, Texas has had a total of 13 travel-related cases of coronavirus across the state. The…

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing another upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $35,226,922 in funding to Texas in support of their response efforts to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Kilgore Police Department responded to Walmart on Stone St. at approximately 5:54 p.m. Wednesday evening to investigate a theft report.

In the fall of 1959 Kilgore’s 3-member city commission decided – doubtless after lots of conversation (today we’d call it consensus building) at barber shops, coffee shops and cafes – it might be time for a new city charter.

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.”