“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

MONDAY, February 5 is the deadline for registering to vote in the March primary. You can pick up a voter registration form at the Kilgore Public Library and mail it – your registration is good as long as it’s postmarked on or before Feb. 5. Don’t dawdle – there are a number of interesting primary races in both Rusk and Gregg counties.

MIKE and Sally Beane found themselves playing good Samaritan last weekend when late, late Saturday they heard a noise outside and, investigating, found an elderly, disoriented driver who’d been driving “on the rim” after her spare tire disintegrated. On what should have been a five-mile trip to a tire repair shop in Cleburne, she’d gotten lost and wound up here. That’s the condensed version.

HER new-found heroes put her in a motel for the night and drove her home the next day while her car was towed to a local tire shop where it will get (at least) a new wheel and tire.

WE can’t help but notice Ty King is making progress on his brew pub next door to My Brewing Solutions at the corner of Rusk and Main streets

“Loving Vincent,” the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, will be presented twice on March 1 – free and inside the historic Texan theater – as a prelude to Kilgogh, the community’s annual art show.

THE movie “brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, ‘Loving Vincent’ is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, ‘Loving Vincent’ captures the world of van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other.”

IF you’re having a hard time imagining a painted movie, that’s ok… the trailer is available at


January 27 - Steve Silvertooth, Patty Tanner, Bea Chandler, Stacy Handley, Lulie Thurston, Jr., Theresa Logan, James Harvey, Stephanie Mills, Shonda Nix, Joanne Dykes, Leon Brown, Jacob Maxwell, Richard X. Cook, Diane Wilson, Ruben Martinez, Jr., Alexzander Mills

January 28 - Jeremy Caddell, Mary Ruth Huey, Maxine Spinks, J.B. Moody III, Julia Adams, Ann Lowrey, Georgia Manning, Mark Hickerson, Katy Cline, Mrs. Don Bone, Michelle Fette, Eddy Holley, Betty Brown, Iran Flynn, Ernie Williams, Eddie London, Michelle Garza, Kristie Parrott, Dakota Watson, Tyler Brennon Smalley, Trevieon Tinney

January 29 - Marsha Bradford, Anthoney Pennington, Helen “Pudge” Griffin, Genna Enman, Darlene Breaux, Justin Ryan Hales, Matthew Floyd, Jonathan Stovall, Viola Burton, W.E. (Bo) White, Christie Copeland, Ron Walker, Jimmy Council, Vicki Hampton, Theresa Ward, Betty Sanches, Bill Holland, Donna Walker, George White, Alice Colbert, Jane Coward, Brian Holcombe, Dottie Littlefield, Shun Lawler, Cori Sherrod, Logan Edmondson, DJ Henry

January 30 - Cara Jo Wilson, Bart Barthelemess, Tim Woolridge, Becky Florence, Loretta Quintero, Shirley Ann Benson, Kalene and Karla Eason, Mikki Lyn Ellis, John Ott, Gary Bennett, David Reed, Keith Norris, Mrs. James Crouch, Elizabeth Copeland, Diane Richardson, Debra Lynn Brown, Twins Alex and Alyssa Phillips, Signe Reeves


January 27 - Joe and Lelia VanMeter, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hudspeth, Mr. And Mrs. Kenny Hooker, Mr. And Mrs. Doug Carpenter

January 30 - John and Kim Spencer, Crickett and Bridgette Young, Dorothy and Roy Reiland


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