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It looks like the chimney of the building imploded. For years, Kilgore’s oldest home has been undergoing renovations, and there’s even more work ahead now after the collapse of fireplaces and more masonry within the historic Dean Keener Crim Home. more
The Texas Workforce Commission last week released labor market data for Texas in January 2019. Vance Ginn, Ph.D., senior economist and director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, issued the following statement: more
“There’s such a separation from food. People just go to the store and get it. We want to bring that to people.” Kilgore native Ayrton Chapman and her partner-in-art, Russell Bauer, are embracing a new philosophy – ‘If you feed them, they will come.’ more
About one home in every seven in South Kilgore appeared damaged following a raging storm early Thursday morning, with some houses nearly cut in two by fallen trees. more
A Chinese policy refusing the importation of large amounts of American recyclable materials continues to cause problems for waste and recycling services in the U.S., including in Kilgore. In 2017, China announced a ban on the importation of certain recyclable items and set a high purity standard for items it would accept. Known as the “National Sword” policy, the change includes a stated goal to implement a total import ban on recyclables by 2020. more
Helping Hands of Kilgore is helping locals make healthy food choices with the public pantry’s monthly Produce Drops. The food pantry teams up with the East Texas Food Bank to distribute fresh fruit and vegetables to the community once a month and the event draws dozens to the charity at 201 S. Martin St. The Produce Drops have been a regular occurrence at Helping Hands for nearly four years, said Executive Director Ursula Plaisance, and Monday’s drop was well-attended. more
Since moving to the area, Olivia Moore’s eagerly led visiting family members on tours of East Texas Oil Museum and ‘Boomtown.’ Today, it’s her job. Moore took the reins of the Kilgore College attraction March 1, and she’s steadily getting acclimated to the post. She’s not so comfortable yet that she’ll willingly walked around the Boomtown diorama with the lights off, but the Tatum resident’s exactly where she wants to be. “As a child, my mom took me to just about every museum under the sun,” Moore said Tuesday. “I was one of the few kids to graduate having been to 37 other states. more
Sabine High School’s UIL Math/Science teams recently hosted their East Texas Showdown Meet March 2. The school’s competitors netted first place teams in Number Sense and Calculator with second place finished in Math and Science. Sabine also notched the 1A-4A TMSCA Sweepstakes Championship. SHS students’ individual awards include: more
East Texans will have a chance to support the preservation of local history this Saturday at the annual Miss Mabel’s Plants in the Patch Plant Sale organized by Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation. Funds raised from the plant sale will be used to continue renovations at the Dean-Keener-Crim house, the oldest structure in Kilgore. more
Ten Kilgore High School students and one from Sabine are among an unprecedented 109 aspiring artists from 20 East Texas schools who will have their first opportunity for a full museum exhibition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s 15th Annual High School Art Exhibition, opening Sunday, March 31 and continuing through May 5 at the Museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free. more
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