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There are four programs in the UIL’s Class 4A state baseball tournament next week – and Kilgore High School will be one of them. Kilgore’s baseball program, guided by coach Eugene Lafitte, won the Class 4A Region II championship on Thursday night at Dallas Baptist University.  The Diamond ‘Dogs will represent the region in the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A state tournament next week at UFCU Disch-Falk Field at the University of Texas in Austin.

Overton High’s green wave filled the stage of Dodson Auditorium Sunday afternoon when the 29-strong Mustang Class of 2019 received their diplomas.

Kilgore College will offer an online training certificate program in food and beverage safety beginning June 15. The program, called ServSafe, is administered by the National Restaurant Association and is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection.

Kilgore Middle School student Fabiola Venegas receives an award from KMS eighth-grade math teacher Suellen Pfeffer at an end-of-the-year awards ceremony Wednesday, May 22. Venegas, along with many of her classmates, received awards for a variety of achievements, including getting good grades…

Sabine Middle School students are celebrating an academic victory after a group of sixth through eighth-graders earned trophies and high rankings at a state mathematics competition in San Antonio at the end of April. Texas Math and Science Coaches Association hosted the state meet the weekend of April 27-28. Students displayed their skills in a variety of mathematics-based competitions.

Kilgore ISD board members are reviewing the district’s student dress codes and may be implementing changes soon. At Monday’s board meeting, KISD Superintendent Dr. Andy Baker told trustees the dress code was included on the agenda to give them a chance to review proposed changes before taking official action.

Students from the class of 2019 will soon cross a stage to pick up their diplomas, marking the end of their high school journey. Before they make that walk, students must make arrangements for the occasion – and pay the associated costs.

One of East Texas’ veteran band directors will be recognized Sunday for his years of service at campuses throughout the area: Glenn Wells Appreciation Day begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Kilgore.

The fourth was with Mayor Ronnie Spradlin Saturday – constituents chose him for a fifth term in office with 68.7% of the Spring 2019 vote. Meanwhile, Election Day saw Janice Bagley secure Place 7 on the Kilgore College Board of Trustees while former Kilgore ISD educator Dana Sneed netted a win for Seat 7 on the KISD School Board. A handful of candidates also won re-election unopposed May 4.

Hwy. 259 was set to re-open soon following the demolition and clean-up of Kilgore College's pedestrian bridge. Officials say there's no immediate plan moving forward, whether to replace the bridge or find another means for KC students and faculty to cross the highway.

In a matter of days, one of Kilgore’s most visible structures will be gone: the damage sustained by the pedestrian bridge at Kilgore College is beyond repair, officials say, and a rapid demolition begins this weekend.

High school thespians are taking their theatrical creations to the stage next weekend at KHS. Kilgore High School Theater Arts teacher Sally Wooddell charged her senior students with creating an idea for an end-of-the-year project.

Any video game-loving kid who grew up hearing “those games won’t get you anywhere in life” might be feeling vindicated after Kilgore College Game Club’s “Clash for College” gaming tournament last weekend.

Workers use chainsaws to cut through the wooden support beams of the East Texas Oil Museum derrick, which was removed from its place outside the museum Thursday afternoon due to irreparable structural damage.