“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

THE season’s final Fridays After 5 concert features two wonderfully talented locals.

THE Purple Hulls (bluegrass sisters Penny and Katy Clark) will perform at the City Park amphitheater next weekend.

BRING a lawn chair – or even a blanket; something to sit on – to the park at 8 p.m. Friday, September 7.

THE free concerts are sponsored by the City of Kilgore’s Main Street program.

LAST minute substitution:

ANDY Bates, head football coach at Leverett’s Chapel, became ill this week (his wife, Amy , says it may be related to diabetes) and at this writing is expected to miss the season opener for his Lions, at home against Willow Bend. Unless the doctors prove remarkably understanding, assistant coach Jason Brooks will lead the Lions on the field.

OF THE top 10 natural gas producing counties in the state, only one is in East Texas. Panola County, with total production of 19,911,133 mcf of natural and casinghead gas in June, was ranked 7th. Webb County (Laredo is the County seat) was the top producer with 58,036,674 mcf, followed by Tarrant, Reeves, Midland and Karnes counties.

ALL 10 of the top crude oil producing counties are in west or south Texas, led by Midland, Karnes, Reeves, Loving and Martin counties.

IF volunteering is in your heart, but you don’t know where or how to begin, Kilgore Main Street is hosting a volunteer expo Thursday afternoon (5:30 to 7:30) in the Texan; you should be there. It’s free, there’ll be lots of food and many of Kilgore’s non-profit groups will be there with information on how you can be of service to their organization.

THINK of it as a job fair for jobs that pay in satisfaction instead of currency.

AND, if nothing else, you can appreciate the make-over at the old theater, 201 S. Kilgore Street.


September 1 - Callie Cunyus, Sandy May, Somer Connelly, Glenn Jones, Tommy Clayton, Kay Shelburne, Cindy Joyner, Earline McCathran, Carl Wayne Gregg III, Anthony Wayne Wheat, Jerry W. Gungton, Ann Wyche, Otis Taylor Jr., Allison Adams, W.W. Troboy, Mary Zuber, Jason Erwin, Jesse Kellebrew, Bobby Williams, Kay Redd, Mitch Lucas

September 2 - Mrs. Kelvin Farrar, Michael Averitte, David Wylie, Mrs. A.S. Kay, Mrs. R.L. Walsh, Mrs. W.T. Stone, Mrs. Ross Webb, Jim F. Griffin Jr., Nancy Majors, Jean Melton, Bruce Carroll, Wayne Knighton, Curtis Neal Hutto, Henry Earl Williams, Maggie Dent, Evelyn McGills, Pali Shankles, Sara Berden

September 3 - Sheila Baty, Nona Taylor, Debra Renae Jentes, Kari Ann Guess, Clint G. Howell, Brent Beane, Travis Thompson, Pamela Peterson, Scott Scribner, John David Nix, Donna Young, W.W. Roberts, Kevin Dorsey, Travis Driver, Billy Bynum, Ray Haskins, Jo Lynn Brasher, Paul Hanover, Scott Barber, Everett English, Starr “Rainy” Burdwell, Anna Bess Hedrick, Ralph Plaxco, Margaret Roberts

September 4 - David Jackson, Brooks Bobb, Jack Pirtle, Mrs. James Silvertooth, Mary Mapps, Christina Green, Helen Luis, Twins Ronald and Donald Davidson, Barbara Curtis, Janie Cox, Michael Matthews, Daniel Stovall, Dona Baker


September 1 - James and Nell Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Denny M. Smith, Robert and Debbie Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jamerson, Caroll and Sandra Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson, James and Leola Guess, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elder III, Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Hunter

September 2 - Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Allen

September 3 - Mr. and Mrs. James C. Waggoner, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Madden

September 4 - Mr. and Mrs. Willie James Roberson


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