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The Texas Senate approved a reworked version of a controversial property tax reform bill earlier this week, but there’s still a long road its passage ahead and municipal leaders, county officials and others across the state are keeping a close eye on lawmakers’ efforts to control local revenues. more
No divisive issues have reared their heads in this year’s race for Kilgore mayor – as in 2019, incumbent Ronnie Spradlin and challenger Victor Boyd haven’t drawn any battles. Rather, each man feels he’s the ideal choice to lead the city in the coming two years. Spradlin’s been in the mayor’s seat the past nine years. Boyd’s been on the Kilgore City Council for three. more
Though the start of 2019 hasn’t equaled last year’s high rainfall totals – last February saw a whopping 9.12 inches of rain – Kilgore has been wet so far this year. Rain has led to a green spring but it can have bad consequences, including falling trees. more
The annual National Day of Prayer observance is scheduled for noon Thursday, May 2, at Kilgore City Park, hosted again by the Ministerial Alliance of Kilgore. more
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. Robinson is president of the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce and also serves in leadership roles in several Kilgore groups. more
Robert Frost once said “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Students from across East Texas put words to their emotions and pen to paper as they composed hundreds of poems and submitted them for a chance to be recognized for their literary prowess. Over 750 poems were submitted to the 2019 Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools contest but only 39 works were chosen to to receive awards. The winning selections were announced at a ceremony Tuesday, April 16 at the Region 7 Education Service Center. more
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