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A dedicated Rotarian since 1999, Kay Castles became the leader of the Kilgore Club in 2004, the first female president in its 71-year history. Later, she served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5830 while supporting the local club’s shoe drives, its flag program, ambassadorial scholarships and other activities. In all that, though, her passion is the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp for high school juniors, connecting with East Texas youths while cultivating leadership skills. more
The effects of a landmark tax lawsuit in Texas continue to be felt by local entities and Rusk County recently learned its revenues could be impacted to the tune of over $1 million. A state ruling changed the tax classification of movable oilfield gas compressors, making revenues collected normally for years excessive and effectively ordering refunds to be paid to oil and natural gas companies statewide. more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. • Have only licensed electricians install, repair and dismantle jobsite wiring. That way, everything will be completed according to electrical safety codes. more
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.6 billion in March, 9 percent more than in March 2018. “State sales tax revenue growth was again strong in March, as we saw increased collections in all major economic sectors, including retail trade, information services, oil and gas and restaurants,” Hegar said. “Much of the increase stemmed more from consumer spending rather than business spending.” more
Since becoming head women’s basketball coach at Kilgore College last summer, Addie Lees has recorded a successful year and is set to begin her second at KC. Coach Lees told the Kilgore Rotary Club about her first season at the college which, by her own admission, passed quickly. “It feels like it’s been nonstop. It’s actually gone by really fast,” Lees told the Rotarians. more
Kilgore Police Department reported the following arrests March 30 to April 6. SATURDAY, MARCH 30 James Earl Sanders, 61, of Kilgore, was arrested on charges including possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. Vincente Dequence Bell, 39, of Winona, was arrested on charges including possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 more
A third suspect was arrested Thursday following a March 31 shootout on Miles Street. Kilgore Police Department announced Xiavier Leandre Epps was in custody Thursday, and the 21-year-old Ore City resident was booked into Gregg County Jail April 5. more
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