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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…

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.