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Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman of the Board, recently announced the promotion of Austin Bank employee Kent Bryson. The promotion was approved at the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office in Jacksonville. more
It was known as "the day a generation died," and continues to live on as a day survivors of the New London School explosion will never forget. More than 290 people lost their lives when a natural gas explosion destroyed the New London school on March 18, 1937. more
The boards behind Kilgore Youth Softball Association and Kilgore Soccer Association have signed on to the City of Kilgore’s still-developing plan to revitalize their fields off Hwy. 135. “The next step for us is to complete the design with input from both boards and stakeholders from both groups,” Selleck said this week. “It really takes all of the incredible work done 25 years ago by the donors that put it together and expands on it, hopefully renews it, and gives it another 25 years of usable life.” more
A television crew from across the Atlantic came to Kilgore Friday to bring some of the local lore to viewers in Europe. The crew, from the ARTE European Cultural Channel, toured sites in Kilgore including the World’s Richest Acre and the Dean-Keener-Crim House for a television show called “Invitation au voyage”, or “Invitation to Travel.” more
There will be an even wider array of desserts at this month’s BINGO fundraiser for Kilgore Boys & Girls Club, set Thursday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. “I am doing a tasting for a wedding we’re catering,” said co-organizer Julie Beck who, along with sister Carrie Jackson and other volunteers, puts on the regular event to benefit the Harris Street youth outreach. more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. more
There’s a new eatery in the works for Meadowbrook Golf & Event Center – this time in the 19th Hole building rather than in the main facility. “We’re not putting someone back into the current restaurant,” Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck said Friday. “We haven’t found that space to be viable, and we have money in the budget to evaluate conversion of the ballroom into a larger event facility.” The Pumphouse Restaurant & Bar is closed: on Feb. 23 the operation’s managers announced on Facebook the business would only be available for catering and events. more
Kilgore City Council passed Ordinance No. 1735 at Tuesday’s meeting, authorizing a fiscal year 2019 budget amendment to allow for several unforeseen expenses. City Manager Josh Selleck explained the purpose of the ordinance. “We bring these forward from time to time when they’re needed for issues that were not initially thought of during the budget process, to take advantage of opportunities or to fix issues that have come up throughout the year. That pretty much covers everything that’s in this budget amendment,” Selleck said. more
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