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A proposed law inspired by the death of a Kilgore student and intended to protect Texas students with epilepsy is one step closer to passage. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the first day of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session, District 11 Representative Travis Clardy filed House Bill 684, also known as Sam’s Law. more
Kilgore PD’s lone suspect in the murder of Tracy Lynn Reedy has been extradited to Texas and is incarcerated in Gregg County Jail on $1,000,000 bond. Local investigators have been seeking Dwight Patrick Scott since he allegedly fled the Meadow Green Apartment Complex following the fatal shooting Dec. 31, 2017. more
Kilgore’s Lions Club warmed the Community House and many a belly with its annual Chili Luncheon Friday. Diners from Gregg and Rusk Counties paid their door tickets at the entrance for bowls of red – with or without beans – and the choice of onions, jalapeno peppers, shredded cheese or pepper sauce. Ice tea cooled the palates and slices of assorted cakes sweetened the gums. more
Kilgore College has accepted a $500,000 donation from an alumnus and philanthropist to cover expenses related to improving campus technology infrastructure. Kelcy Warren, billionaire and founder of Energy Transfer Partners, a Dallas-based Fortune 500 natural gas and propane pipeline transport company, bestowed the half-million gift to help the college upgrade their wireless networks. more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. There were an estimated 371,500 residential structure fires in the United States in 2016 resulting in $5.7 billion in property loss. We hope that our readers never have to go through a residential fire, but in the event that it occurs below is a checklist which serves as a guide for you to follow after the fire strikes: more
Texas legislators are considering a tremendous increase to K-12 public school funding in the current legislative session. According to the Texas Tribune, on Monday, the House put forward a budget proposal asking for a 17 percent bump in state funds allocated to public schools. This increase translates to about $7 billion. more
Three Kilgore College Ranger Band members have been named to the Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA) All-State Band. Ranger Band members selected are Martha Whitfield (flute) from Kilgore; Kellen Maples (baritone saxophone) from Longview; and Amber Burgett (clarinet) from Gilmer. more
Litter control, reuse and recycle have been on the minds of Civic Garden Club members for 60 of the 75 years they have been established in the community. Members create hats from “trash” they have salvaged every January. They model their creations in hopes of winning a $20 prize! Lavada Thomas won this year’s prize. Joy Jordan was the 2nd place winner of $15. more
Kilgore Garden Club met in the home of Peggy Bowne with Gayla Baxter as co-hostess. A delicious brunch was served to members and guest. The program was given by Suzanne Capella and Debra Walker, co-teachers with Peggy Bowne. The program was a series of the personal experiences and history of the East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer. The sisters have been involved in the Yamboree all their lives. They displayed items of clothing worn in the Yamboree and also pictures. Suzanne and Debra were both Ladies-in-Waiting and now their children participate. more
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