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Bucky VanDoren is living his dream of appearing on the silver screen and didn’t have to go to Hollywood to do it. VanDoren, son of Alan and Debbie VanDoren, owners of Downtown D’Lites, found his footing in Georgia’s burgeoning TV and film industry. A theatrical education at Kilgore College was a springboard for the young actor, who made the move in order to seek real-world experience. more
We’re in the third wave of the coffee craze, Claude Hammond says, and he’s happy to submerge himself in the thriving, centuries-old craft. The first wave brought ground coffee in a can, to be brewed in a percolator on the stove or a coffee machine on the counter. “The second wave of coffee is best-represented by chains such as Starbucks where greater care is taken toward the purchase and roasting of beans and toward the preparation of the coffee beverage,” the beverage aficionado noted. “The third wave takes it even farther,” a refinement of quality and taste by select sourcing, preparation and more. more
No one was injured in a pre-dawn fire on Parkview, sparked by an old bathroom heater. Kilgore firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of Parkview at 5:11 a.m. “Sgt. Terry Linder from the police department was on patrol and he was the first one on scene,” according to KPD Assistant Chief Mark Henderson. “He advised there were flames coming from the attic. more
Rusk County Airport could soon have a longer runway, attracting more air traffic to the Henderson area. Rusk County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a letter requesting support from area businesses to extend the airport’s runway to 5,000 feet from 4,000 feet. more
Kilgoreites are heading to Austin in late February to bring local issues to the attention of state legislators as part of an East Texas Coalition. Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau President Jill McCartney said the coalition, which includes civic and business leaders from Kilgore, Longview and Tyler, will work to bring legislative focus to regional issues. more
Doug Smith’s not one to prattle on – something that came in handy Saturday night during Beta Gamma Psi’s 11th annual Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament. He’s been playing about 7 years, mostly with friends. Reaching the final table and facing off with Josh Selleck and James Mercer Feb. 2, Smith kept his cool as yellow chips moved from one side of the table to the other. more
Kilgore High School students scored a bevy of top ratings at a University Interscholastic League competition Friday, February 1. The Region 4 UIL Vocal Solo & Ensemble event was held at Marshall High School. Choir students from across the region competed individually and in groups, performing a wide range of vocal musical works. more
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