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Her recipe for living a good life is having the right attitude. After all, it has worked for her, and on Sunday, Oct. 24, Kathryn Dean will be 104 years old.
Donna Day Mathis, a native East Texan and local artist and educator, presented the October program for Civic Garden Club, entitled “How to Draw a Rose.” She gave members the tools and instructions on how to draw a rose using the stippling technique. Many of Day’s art pieces were on display. …
Kilgore College Electric Power Technology (KCEPT) program hosted a lineman rodeo and graduation Oct. 22 for the 28th class to complete the 10-week certificate program.
The Coterie Club of Kilgore met Oct. 14 at the Cherokee Club in Longview. The club was beautifully decorated by the Social Committee, consisting of Francye Phillips, Brenda Maxwell and Ann Dorney. A fall theme of fall flowers and pumpkins decorated the tables. A delicious brunch was served c…
Visit any of your favorite businesses and you can come away with a new outfit, a new hairstyle or a great meal. Visit the East Texas Oil Museum, and you can come away with a newfound appreciation for the history of Kilgore and East Texas.
AUSTIN — National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 18-22, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would like to remind the public that they play an important role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day.
Businesses depend on their communities and customers to thrive, just as customers rely on their businesses and communities to get the goods and services they need to live their best lives. As the Executive Director of Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, Lisa Denton works directly with …
Is temptation in and of itself morally wrong? What do philosophers say about our tempting desires? What do theologians say? A 7th annual symposium in Kilgore will take up the topic “Are we responsible for our tempting desires?” and all are welcome to join in the discussion with their questio…
West Rusk celebrated its 2021 homecoming on Friday night, first with the crowning of homecoming queen Paulina Mata (third from left), and then with a 62-0 shutout of Winona. The Raiders are 7-0 on the season. The homecoming court, from left: Adelyn Cox, Bailey Kinney, 2021 WR Queen Paulina M…
Steins were hoisted, chicken dances were danced and fun was had by all at Kilgore’s Oktoberfest Saturday. Hundreds of attendees came to downtown Kilgore for the annual event, inspired by the original Oktoberfest founded in Munich, Germany. Many sported traditional dirndls or lederhosen as th…
A 60-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested this month on a charge of indecency with a child after an incident at his Kilgore home, documents show.
A Kilgore man was arrested on suspicion of injuring a child by beating the boy with a studded belt and buckle, according to court documents.
COVID-19’s presence in Gregg County continued to fall Monday as public health officials released reports that show few new cases and a lower seven-day rolling rate of infection.
The risks of doing business online have never been greater for businesses and their customers. Online purchase scams and frequent data leaks put consumers’ financial security and privacy at risk. To convert website visitors into paying customers, you need to show customers your website is secure from hackers.
AUSTIN — Football is a huge part of Texas culture, and with the new season upon us, TxDOT’s Drive Sober. No Regrets. Statewide Impaired Driving Campaign is encouraging fans to celebrate responsibly by always finding a sober ride.
One of the largest media outlets in Hungary found a taste of home in Kilgore this month. Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant was surprised and delighted to welcome filmmakers from the mother country’s capitol as the Budapest based crew from Channel 2 made a swing through East Texas.
The Board of Trustees of the Overton Independent School District met in a regular monthly board meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the district’s Administrative Annex.
Auditions were held at Kilgore Middle School for both middle school and high school All Region Orchestra on Oct. 9. To be selected to participate in the Regions 4 and 21 TMEA All Region Orchestra is an honor.
The Kilgore College Rangerettes will host a special clinic — just for the little dancers — when it hosts the “Ranger Cutie Clinic” Oct. 30 on the Kilgore campus.
Early voting in the November elections begins Monday for voters in Rusk and Gregg counties. Several important items are on the November ballot, including state constitutional amendments.
The Kilgore High School marching band competes in the UIL Region Marching Contest, on Tuesday October 12, 2021, at Pirate Stadium in Longview.
The M.P. Baker Library, located on the Panola College campus, will host an exhibit of stained glass by artist Christina Herrera in the Fay Allison Gallery through Nov. 19. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library.
Senior Averi Woods is Kilgore High School’s Yamboree Duchess for the 84th East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer. Woods will represent Kilgore in the Yamboree events. She is the daughter of Chuck and Brandi Woods and the granddaughter of Bruce Barnhart, Nancy and Tom Deberry, Carolyn Woods and Charle…
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany has been cancelled for the second year in a row, but Oktoberfest in Kilgore will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 9 p.m. downtown.
KILGORE — Two women instrumental in the Rangerettes program were honored by the Samuel Paul Dinkins chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution this past weekend.
“Texas is the kind of state where a young man can have his life broken in half and still rise up and be governor of this great state. That is the (breed) of opportunity that the State of Texas provides,” Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday, sharing the successes of the Lone Star State and Republican issues as he addressed a roomful of constituents at the annual Columbus Day dinner, hosted by the Harrison County Republican Women.
COVID-19’s spread in Gregg County continues to ease as public health officials on Monday announced fewer than half the number of new cases than in their previous report.
Registration is underway for Kilgore College’s annual Ranger Preview Day to give potential students an opportunity to learn more about the exciting opportunities KC offers.
The Kilgore Lions Club has enjoyed a rich 90-year history in Kilgore. They plan on continuing that path for many more years to come. In order to do that, they need some help!
Texas pumpkin growers faced myriad challenges to produce average yields, but demand for the fall cooking and decorative staple remains high, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Unwanted agricultural surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly at no cost and stay in your vehicle! An agricultural pesticide waste collection day event will be held Oct. 28 in Athens. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park, 3356 Texas 31 in Athens.
UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, Det. Sgt. Chitwood has been able to make contact with persons of interest in the case involving human remains discovered in Kilgore on Dec. 23, 2000. KNH thanks all readers who provided KPD with information in this case. This article has been up…
The East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College will host a class this month open to the public where law enforcement officials will teach how to drive in emergency situations.
The spookiest season of the year is upon us, and the third annual kilGORE College Horror Movie Festival returns later this month to keep viewers shaking in fright with a selection of horror movies.
Christus Health has teamed with Texas A&M University in a partnership that will provide patients across East Texas with "access to a new level of expertise."