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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…

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…

Professional video gaming — or esports — has become a multi-billion dollar industry, and Kilgore College is on the cutting-edge of training future gamers with the opening of the college’s esports training room.

Klynt Raymond, AKA Kilgore College mascot Rowdy the Ranger for the past three football seasons, (he did dual duty for West Rusk ISD and KC as a high school senior) graduated Feb. 28, 2020 from the U.S. Coast Guard Training Facility in Cape May, New Jersey. Raymond will report to his duty sta…

Kilgore College Director of Marketing Manny Almanza (at left) and Kilgore College Police Department Capt. Sammy Wagner watch and take photos as a U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter lifts off from a field at Kilgore College Commons near the KC softball fields Friday. The chopper touched down …

Kilgore High School Prinicipal Charles Presley presentsTrevor Tinney with his high school diploma at Monday’s school board meeting. Tinney is a Kilgore High School Gateway Graduate. The Gateway program, an after-school option for students with schedule conflicts, allows students to complete …

CTE (Career and Technical Education) has had a busy month already with so many events taking place. I would like to take this time to congratulate the sponsors of each of these events. Cheyenne Kirkpatrick and Angel Galvan — Health Science, Nic Moore — Media, Amy Bates — UIL Journalism and P…

A new development in the long-running Axberg vs. Kilgore ISD lawsuit came to light this week as plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit against the district, seeking monetary damages to cover the cost of taxes they allege were collected improperly, as well as the cost of attorney fees.

Kilgore Lions Club honored Kilgore High School Students of the Month for December and January at their weekly meeting Thursday, Jan. 30.

Caleb Haffner, a member of the West Rusk High School Band, has been selected as a member of the 2020 Association of Texas Small School Bands. More than 10,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions for a place in their respective all-region ban…

On Friday, January 24, the Kilgore High School Academic Team competed in the SFA Invitational in Nacogdoches, Texas. Kilgore students competed against 30 schools and 650 students in preparation for the district contest on March 25, 2020.

A Texas-based sports organization is seeking athletes from Kilgore and surrounding areas that played in a historic league during segregation in order to honor them at an upcoming awards ceremony.

Kilgore High School orchestra opened KISD’s Monday night board meeting with a performance of classical music to the applause of board members, faculty and staff. In the invocation, board member Dereck Borders offered thanks for the performance and asked for continued blessings for the studen…

OVERTON — The Board of Trustees of the Overton Independent School District met in a regularly called meeting at 6 PM on January 13, 2020 in the district’s administrative annex.