“I learned a great many years ago that in a fight between husband and wife, a third party should never get between the woman’s skillet and the man’s ax-helve.”

– Abraham Lincoln

TOMORROW, Thursday, Kilgore will observe National Day of Prayer – led by Kilgore Ministerial Alliance – with prayers in City Park beginning at noon.

SEATING will be provided but it’s probably a good idea to bring a lawn chair with you.

CALL it cuatro de Mayo…

FRIDAYS After Five, that series of free concerts under the derricks, continues May 4. This week’s concert begins at 7 p.m. with Kilgore High School orchestra’s spring concert followed by Conjunto Dispuesto at 8 p.m.

THE free concert series has evolved to include a scattering of vendor and food booths, but you’ll still need to bring a lawn chair.

LAST month’s season opener moved inside The Texan because of rain and, again, that remains an option.

CONGRESSMAN Louie Gohmert was in town Tuesday, a presenter at the East Texas Oil Museum’s annual Energy Symposium.

SIXTEEN schools in 13 states are partnering with Google and Kajeet, a mobile broadband provider, to put Wi-Fi and school-issued Chromebooks in school buses. Called “rolling study halls,” the internet-equipped buses are designed to enable students to complete (or get started on) their homework on long commutes.

ACCORDING to a recent survey by the web site Wallet Hub, Texas ranks first in movie theaters per capita, amusement parks per capita and restaurants per capita. That explains both my budget and my belt size.

AND, of the 50 states, we’re fifth in fitness centers per capita and tenth in performing arts per capita.


May 2 - Brittany Krantz, George Faye Tierce, Thomas Young, Laura Parker, Eunice Young, Diane Daniels, Della Jo Pickett, Roderick Caldwell, Michael Sessions, Susan Jackson, Stephen Latham, Philip Rader Mitchell, Eboni Sheri Martin, Carla Nault, Thomas Collins

May 3 - W.D. Waldo, Willie L. Clark Sr., Kim Cochran, Beaulah Rogers, Kimberley Renee Sheffield, Kirk Norris, Darren Reeves, Alvin White, Tira Brocato, Jamie Leach, D.R. Horton, Stephanie Wheat, Tira Shelburne, Katie Whitmer, Marie Dillingham

May 4 - Wesley Bradford, Larry Harvey, Norma Cleary, Walt Brasher, Lelia VanMeter, Jay Bryner, Mrs. Billy Sherrod, Mrs. J.B. Hughey, Joyce Ann Jackson, Ashton Faulkner, Destiny Trotty


May 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Herrington

May 4 - Mr. and Mrs. James Rex Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. W. McInvale, Dr. and Mrs. W.M. Hendrie, Wayne and Nell Easley-Golden


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