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Kilgore ISD's 2019-2020 school year began Wednesday and parents and teachers converged on campuses amid several changes. At Kilgore Primary School, parents used new ID tags for the campus' CarRiderPro system, which aims to make pickups safer and more efficient. At Chandler Elementary, parent…

Kilgore College trustees approved several policies at Monday’s board meeting, including a policy clarification for nursing mothers employed by KC who need to express breast milk while on the job.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included inaccurate information about projected revenues from fiscal year 2019 and for fiscal year 2020. The article indicated projected revenues for fiscal year 2019 in the amount of $39,105,675 and $37,954,204 for fiscal year 2020. Those figur…

The annual budget hurricane is blowing strong at Kilgore City Hall, and council members were doused with information during their late-July budget workshop. Considering it all, however, the community’s elected officials are looking to clear skies ahead.

Construction is well under way on the Chandler Street Improvement project, which will see changes to the school traffic routes through until the end of January 2020. The improvements will update the heavily used Chandler St portion between Woodlawn St and Leach St, which means that the Chand…

Wagner Tuning was at a crossroads – with rising costs of production in California, CEO Carsten Wagner and his team had to plan for the future of their high-end auto parts operation. In the end, for the German manufacturer, there was no question. “We had to make a decision,” Wagner said, “and the decision was Kilgore."

Jerry Camp is in his final stretch as treasurer for the Gregg Home board, working with its remaining volunteers to officially close the books on the nonprofit. “When you’re a 501(c)3 and you close you have to distribute the money to other 501(c)3 charities,” he noted. “Since we sold to Arbor Grace six years ago, we had to wait so-many years to make sure people didn’t have a claim against the home itself." After waiting the requisite time, “Now we’re in the process of dispersing all the funds. Hopefully we will have it all closed out before the end of the year.”

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the Liberty City Water Supply Corporation (WSC) a Community Assistance Program Grant on August 1st as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Development Initiative.

Registration for 2019-2020 is currently underway at Kilgore College and the institution reports enrollment numbers on par with figures from this time last year.

Hundreds of Kilgore parents and students turned up to the Kilgore Primary School campus Thursday and Friday to register for classes and take part in free services offered by local groups to prepare for the upcoming semester.

Kilgore’s eighth annual Special Abilities Family Fun Event is just over a month away but organizers have been hard at work since last year to prepare for the event, which offers free activities, games, fun and food to people with special needs and their families.

Five years ago, Julie Webb achieved her childhood dream – the first part, at least – when she joined the ranks of Kilgore Fire Department. Today, the KFD Driver/Engineer has finished Phase II, completing almost 1,100 hours of additional training, knocking out the necessary exams and signing on with the Kilgore Fire Marshal’s office as an arson investigator.

The start of the school year always bring traffic congestion to Kilgore campuses, and local officials are taking extra steps to, as best they can, streamline the flow at Chandler Elementary School as significant street construction continues.

The 34th season of the Texas Shakespeare Festival has drawn to a close and company members are embarking on the final task of the summer: striking the sets and storing items away for next year.

Cast and crew of the Texas Shakespeare Festival's 34th season took the stage in Van Cliburn Auditorium for two performances of the Talent Showcase Wednesday. The "Stage to Screen" showcase included performances of famed music from Broadway and Hollywood films. 

Many of the documents are still fresh and crisp. Some are yellowed with age, some in tatters. Others have been laminated as a stopgap against further deterioration. Whatever their state, every one of the records stored in the Kilgore district office of the Texas Railroad Commission will be individually inspected in the coming year. About half will be set aside, ready to be scanned and uploaded to a massive public database – the history of the East Texas Oilfield digitized and open for business, free for any interested person or party.