The Kilgore College Electric Power Technology (KCEPT) program hosted a lineman rodeo and graduation Friday for the 24th class to complete the 10-week certificate program.
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“A life that touches others goes on forever.” Barbara Watkins doesn’t know who said it first, but it’s a piece of wisdom she cherishes – it’s emblazoned on Samantha Watkins tombstone, and it was on her mother’s mind Tuesday as Gov. Greg Abbott put his signature to H.B. 684, Sam’s Law.
Kilgore College cosmetology student Denis Garcia was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.
As West Rusk’s Class of 2019 stood in Raider Café, May 31, lined in single file and prepared to march into Bradshaw Stadium, Principal Jake Jackson congratulated his seniors.
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.
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.
TYLER – For the second straight year, the Kilgore High School baseball Bulldogs are within striking distance of the state tournament.
Kilgore took a 3-1 lead in game three of the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A Region II playoff here at Mike Carter Field Saturday afternoon, only to see the Cardinals rally and tie the game in the sixth inning.
Kilgore High School’s class of 2019 entered R.E. St. John Stadium on Friday, May 24, as high school students. They left as graduates, diplomas in hand, ready to meet the future.
Sabine High School graduates have much to be proud of as they take their diplomas and pursue their dreams but they know they also have much for which to be thankful.
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.
Once again, Kilgore ISD will be offering free meals to local kids this summer in an effort to bridge a nutritional gap some may experience during summer vacation.
Kilgore Boys & Girls Club honored its young members and staff at an awards ceremony Wednesday evening and a guest speaker encouraged the kids to make the most of opportunities offered at the club.
Charlie Marcantel attaches a 2019 lanyard to a mortarboard Friday evening ahead of Kilgore High School’s 2019 commencement exercises at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Kilgore Colored High School-C. B. Dansby High School (KCHS-CBDHS) as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors KCHS-CBDHS as an important and educational part of local history.
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.
Graduating Kilgore High School seniors were awarded with more than $1 million in scholarship awards at a Scholarship and Awards Assembly held at First Baptist Church Friday.
Kilgore College will host several summer camps for children and youth beginning in June. Camps include basketball, football, softball, music, acting, twirling and dance. For more information, or to register for the camps, visit www.kilgore.edu/camps.
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 world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes have received a $1 million gift from an anonymous benefactor to be used for funding the drill team’s daily operations and trips to perform around the world.
The monthly BINGO dinner fundraiser for the Rusk County Boys & Girls Club – Kilgore Unit will feature a Tex/Mex meal and a variety of desserts this week at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Two graduation ceremonies Friday in Dodson Auditorium saw 470 graduates claim 520 degrees and certificates. The evening ceremony also included honors for Steve Beasley and Steve Torrence, earning Blue Ribbon Medals of Excellence for Student Success and Alumni Success, respectively.
Kilgore College will soon launch an expansion to their dual-credit programs, allowing area high-schoolers to earn college credit while pursuing certification in building trades.
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.
Kilgore ISD board members pledged their support for keeping students drug-free by approving a plan to bring a new police presence onto district campuses – a furry, four-legged presence.
The spiral ramps serving the Kilgore College pedestrian bridge are the only remnants of the Hwy. 259 walkway after it was demolished in a matter of hours Sunday morning.
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.
Finding the right career involves more than just the right skillset – it takes confidence, the right attitude and even the right handshake to land the ideal job. These skills and more were the subject of Kilgore Middle School’s Career Day, held in the KMS gym Friday, May 3.
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.
Kilgore High School choir students earned high ratings from judges at UIL Concert & Sight Reading competition on April 17, marking the first time the KHS choir program had been represented at the contest since 2013.
The Flare, Kilgore College’s student newspaper, has been awarded a Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York.
The Risk Management Institute at Kilgore College will provide several free safety classes in April and May that will help train and educate local employers, employees and the general public about proper workplace safety practices.
Election Day is quickly approaching and a seat on the Kilgore ISD school board is up for grabs. Two candidates, Dana Sneed and Jason Smith, are campaigning for the Position 7 seat.
On May 4, Kilgore voters will choose who will occupy the Place #7 seat on the Kilgore College Board of Trustees: incumbent Janice Bagley or challenger Charles Robinson.
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.