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AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020.

Kilgore ISD administrators, faculty and board trustees announced plans for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, with regards to registration, campus tours and the first few days of classes. School is slated to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19 and, in keeping with state guidance, the district …

Registration is underway for Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 111, which begins Aug. 24.

Deadline to apply for the Basic Structural Firefighter program is Aug. 10.

Kilgore ISD is currently accepting registrations into their dual-language kindergarten program and ESL Director Dan Stanley is encouraging parents to visit the department's website to register in place of face-to-face meetings.

Seniors of the 2020 graduating class of Kilgore High School crossed a stage at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium Friday night as they successfully completed a chapter in their lives, their graduation ceremony.

Each fall in Kilgore, there is one evening in particular when you can smell barbecue cooking and find neighbors sharing potato salad and conversation with local police officers, the mayor and city council members.

Kilgore folks know Travis Martin as the co-founder and longtime chairman of the Kilgore Boys & Girls Club and Kilgore Lions Club member, as well as a major supporter of Kilgore ISD and Kilgore College athletics.

Kilgore ISD trustees met in closed session briefly at their Monday meeting to privately discuss the re-organization of the Board of Trustees before returning to open session to make nominations and hold votes.

Although there won’t be an in-person graduation ceremony this month due to COVID-19 safety measures, Kilgore College is recognizing – through social media and on the college’s digital sign – 554 students who are candidates for spring graduation.

Kilgore Independent School District has created a new position, the Director of Safety and Emergency Management, that former high school principal Charles Presley will be stepping into over the summer.

Kilgore ISD faculty and staff are continuing to provide students with complimentary lunches for pickup from their campuses.

Kilgore College has announced the creation of two new Associate of Applied Sciences degrees as many institutions of higher learning are adapting to a different learning environment engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henderson will provide a stipend to teachers to help offset the costs of internet services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stipend was approved unanimously during a brief, emergency school board meeting held Monday afternoon.

Kilgore College is temporarily suspending journalism courses and the production of award-winning campus newspaper The Flare due to dropping enrollment numbers, according to faculty comments at Monday’s teleconferenced board meeting.

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…