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Recently, it was on the November ballot pertaining to the relatively newly approved Texas Gold Buillion Depository. Buillion can include gold bars or even gold coins. Few people realize it but Texas pays about $1 million a year to store its gold in New York. Personally, I have advocated for years that Texas and other States should have gold storehouses. Gold is a standard of value that has always had some measure of 'worth' or 'value'. Never in mankind's history has the value of gold went down to Zero....Never !!!

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I pray all of you at the “KNH” are having a blessed day. I would first like to thank all those who voted to stop another drain on the shrinking income of Texas citizens. Having our incomes taxed once by the Federal government and then again by the state seems to support the saying “How much …

I want to know what the purpose is of stripping a road and then not resurfacing it. It seems to be a trend in Kilgore. It seems almost every road on my route through town is like that going on two years - Leach St., part of Broadway, a portion of Commerce St. that connects to the circle, and…

History shows us that when an entity refuses to regulate itself to the point where innocent people are victimized and/or discriminated against, the people will eventually demand...

I enjoy reading The Kilgore News Herald, from news-stories such as school budgets to advertisements for flooring or lawn-services – one thing nearly all categories have in common is: MONEY.

I enjoyed Bill Woodall's column in the ETC magazine last week. His talk of singing from the hymnal reminded me of something I remember from early childhood. I was too young to read the hymnal, so I tried to sing along with the adults aping their words. I was sing “What a fight to dread, what…

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

I would like to thank the community for all the support and for welcoming us with open arms, the Main Street organization in every effort they have given to help make our business successful and bringing in our customers, but most importantly I would like to thank God for giving us all the s…

I read The Kilgore News Herald issue of July 18th. There were two stories that had common parallels, but many readers may not have noticed. On page 2, was a story: “Masonic Lodge members install new slate of officers. The story was very complete, accurate and thorough. I even visited Danvill…

I am a KHS graduate and my kids are 3rd generation KISD students. I am deeply concerned about the direction in which our school district is headed. Discipline problems, teacher retention and low test scores are just a few issues that have given myself and many other parents cause for worry. …

Can you imagine going to school and not having your basic school supplies. Can you picture yourself as a pre-school student not having the box of crayons your needed to complete your task. Maybe you are in high school seeking your diploma with a need for notebook paper. I'm talking only the …

A recent Facebook post showed an image of some elementary school students, hands over hearts, with a caption indicating that the school was “forcing them to stand during the National Anthem. Readers were asked to “share if you think this is a good idea. If this does not bother you on some le…

H.L. and Lyda: Growing Up in the H L Hunt and Lyda Bunker Hunt Family as Told by Their Eldest Daughter

A key element being overlooked in the ongoing debate on “Gun Control” is the purchase and sale of unlicensed firearms by private individuals. Although dealers have restrictions to follow under the law, it is perfectly legal for an individual to bypass all of that. Many of…

I would like to share my appreciation to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Tx. The care I received was outstanding from beginning to end.

According to social media, the answer to the “mass shootings” in America is simple... “Put prayer back in school and it will end.” Seriously? How about, “We never had this problem 40 years ago when every other high school student had a rifle …

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The Lone Star Flag was adopted in 1839, and flew over the Republic of Texas before statehood (1845). It was a powerful symbol to the south, as Texas was a Confederate state (1861-1865).