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…
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Members of the Rusk County School will meet again next week to discuss allocating almost $1 million to local school districts, collected from a sometimes-contentious tax born here and levied sparingly across the state.
Kilgore Police Department and Kilgore ISD have a new partner in their effort to keep schools safe and he's ready to hit the ground running – on all fours.
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 Kilgore College Foundation recently received $150,000 from an alumnus of the college as a private gift to support upgrades to KC’s information technology infrastructure.
Kilgore ISD has wrapped up the majority of work on a new Outdoor Learning Area at Chandler Elementary in time for the new school year to begin.
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…
Kilgore College board trustees held a board retreat meeting Saturday, August 3, to review board procedures for continually serving members, as well as getting new trustees up to speed on proper protocols.
East Texas teachers were recognized and awarded Thursday at Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore during the annual Teacher of the Year Regional Awards Reception & Celebration.
A local insurance agent inspired by her own struggles with poverty as a child is working to make a difference in the lives of local children facing similar circumstances.
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.
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.
Kilgore College trustees and administrators discussed a proposed budget at a Monday night meeting, reviewing progress made on goals set in the college’s Strategic Plan and outlining possible expenditures in the coming year.
A Kilgore ISD employee recently attended a national conference for computer science teachers and her trip was fully funded by a Google scholarship.
“If I have an EMS call right now, how long do I have to get out of the station?" Kilgore FD Capt. Michael Stanley didn’t have to wait long for an answer. In the time it takes to get a healthy lungful of air, 19 young voices were shouting the number at him: “45 SECONDS!”
Kilgore ISD will be implementing a new technology this semester aimed at improving efficiency and ease for parents picking up their kids at Kilgore Primary School.
A newly-installed crosswalk on Hwy. 259 at the Kilgore College campus is now fully operational, according to a video posted to Facebook by the college Thursday.
Kilgore ISD school board trustees discussed and took action on several measures Monday evening, including budget amendments and employee dress code issued debated at previous board meetings.
Kilgore ISD is partnering with Kilgore Police Department to implement a new campus mapping plan to more effectively respond to emergency situations.
Kilgore ISD school board trustees voted unanimously Monday to approve a compensation and benefits plan for the 2019-2020 school year which includes an additional $1.9 million investment, leading to substantial pay increases for full-time teachers and other district employees.
Kilgore ISD school board members and administrators discussed the budget for the 2019-2020 school year at a Monday meeting, going over state law changes and the district’s financial standing.
“Most theater companies when they say they're 'rotating rep,' they do one show, they finish it, they take it off the stage, and then they load the next one in," Texas Shakespeare Festival's Meghan Potter says. "But we do, depending on where we are in the season, three different shows on the same stage every day. So, changeover is the process of taking all of the scenery off of the stage, changing colors in the lighting instruments and putting the new set on stage for the afternoon or evening performance."
Entertain, and elevate – there’s plenty of pratfalls and slapstick comedy for children to enjoy in Grace Abele’s latest venture, but the playwright and director has also layered in wit and wisdom into her latest venture for Texas Shakespeare Festival.
“The Girl Who Cried Throgmonster” debuts in one week, and Abele’s hearing the tick of the clock. Everything will come together by 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, but the free-admission show isn’t quite ready. Almost.
Children can satiate their thirst for knowledge of where nearly ‘no man has gone before’ with another special space event at Kilgore Public Library Wednesday morning. The interactive experience ‘To the Moon and Back’ will be a celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary, set from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 10 at 301 N. Henderson Blvd. The traveling presentation is intended for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years-old.
Sabine ISD is set to move into the 2019-2020 school year in the black, according to figures discussed at June 28 SISD board meeting.
Earthlings of all ages are flowing through Kilgore Public Library this week and the NASA Exhibit on loan from Johnson Space Center – with more space exploration ahead in July.
Construction will commence on the Chandler Street Improvement project this Monday, June 24, 2019. The improvements will update the heavily used Chandler St portion between Woodlawn St and Leach St with concrete pavement to create a more consistent and long-lasting travel corridor.
Kilgore High School will hold a send-off Monday, June 24 for the four students heading to Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the national level of the SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Quiz Bowl.
Kilgore ISD board members announced plans to adopt seizure recognition training protocols and established board committees to tackle important district issues at Monday’s meeting.
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.
“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.