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Whitehouse Jr. High student arrested for threat against school

A Whitehouse Junior High student has been arrested following a threat made at their school earlier this week.

Kilgore High School beefs up security after social media threat  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore High School increased security Wednesday after parents were notified that a post on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat threatened a shooting at ...

Sam Watkins’ friends and family memorialize her with tournament and scholarship  KLTV

Samantha Watkins' memory lives on in tournament for scholarship.

Kilgore police arrest ex-student in school social media threats  Longview News-Journal

A former Kilgore High School student has been arrested in connection with social media threats made this week against that campus and Longview High School ...

Former Kilgore High School student jailed for making threats aimed at school  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Kilgore Police Department identified a 19-year-old former student as the man charged with threatening Kilgore ISD. David Alexander Nelson, of Longview, ...

Police say Longview High threat not credible; parents flood campus to pick up students  Longview News-Journal

A social media threat that Longview police later determined wasn't credible spurred a steady stream of parents to take their children home Thursday morning ...

Anonymous Threat Made on Snapchat To Kilgore High School  Tyler Morning Telegraph

An anonymous threat made on Snapchat against Kilgore High School. Police are still looking for who posted it.

Parents applaud new drug tests at Kilgore High School to combat rampant drug problem KYTX

A random drug testing policy will now go into place for Kilgore High School after the KISD Board of Trustees voted on Monday. This is to help combat a serious ...

Kilgore ISD board approves high school security upgrades  Longview News-Journal

Trustees for Kilgore ISD approved high school security upgrades during a special meeting Tuesday night.

Kilgore ISD trustees choose superintendent search firm | Gregg  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore ISD board members hired a firm Monday to assist them in their search for a permanent superintendent.

Oktoberfest returns to downtown Kilgore | @Play  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore Main Street Oktoberfest will take place from 1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 in historic downtown Kilgore.

High school football: Palestine needs to 'lay it on the line' versus Kilgore  Palestine Herald Press

KILGORE — There's plenty riding on tonight's District 10-4A-I game between the Palestine and Kilgore High School football teams.

Texas Education Agency considers cutting high school cosmetology programs  Longview News-Journal

Pine Tree High School senior Truman Zazulak says he planned to drop out of school until a counselor encouraged him to enroll in cosmetology classes at ...

Young dancers meet Kilgore College Rangerettes, participate in halftime show  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — The floor of Masters Gym was crowded Saturday, as about 150 high school dancers took direction from an instructor who was showing — and ...

Kilgore ISD board approves lease agreement with Champion EMS  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — The Kilgore ISD board of trustees approved a 10-year lease agreement with Champion EMS on Monday.

2017 going to be a tough year to top  Kilgore News Herald

WE (REALLY) ARE THE CHAMPIONS -- Kilgore High's boys soccer program broke through in 2017 to win its first-ever state championship. The Bulldogs were in ...

A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS: East Texas teen dies in car accident

We've heard the saying before, "His or her life was taken too soon."

Kilgore's Victoria Shipman crowned Miss Gregg County | Gregg  Longview News-Journal

Victoria Shipman of Kilgore High School was crowned Miss Gregg County at the Gregg County Fair on Thursday night.

Kilgore ISD trustees hold off on superintendent designation, on board with Orgill expansion  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — After a lengthy executive session, Kilgore ISD trustees did not designate an acting superintendent Monday night, and the board gave the outgoing ...

Manufacturing academy hires Kilgore native as inaugural director  Longview News-Journal

A Kilgore native whose background includes education and industry will lead the inaugural semester for the East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy.

How Sweet It Is: Wedding ring back on Kilgore woman's hand after missing 8 months  Longview News-Journal

It took a hobby that turned into an obsession, but Cheyenne Kirkpatrick's wedding band is finally back where it belongs after eight months.

Hampton, 'Dogs no-hit Center; Crandall up next  Kilgore News Herald

BULLDOGS ON A ROLL -- Kilgore first baseman Harlee Biggs (right, 15) attempts to make a tag on a Center base-runner during last weekend's series against ...

Rose Marie Johnson | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Rose was born on September 25, 1957 in Kilgore, Texas to the late Landry W. Johnson Sr. and Rosie Mae Robinson. She passed on July 13, ...

Speeding stop sparked fatal pursuit  Kilgore News Herald

A Kilgore High School senior died late Sunday night in a wreck in Henderson, leaving many here in mourning and asking 'Why?' after the youth reportedly led ...

ET football: Kilgore College vs. Blinn | ETVarsity  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore College (5-2, 3-2) vs. Blinn (5-2, 3-2). Time: 3 p.m. today. Stadium: Cub Stadium, Brenham. Coaches. Kilgore: J.J. Eckert. Blinn: Ryan Mahon. Last week: ...

Man dies after being struck by train in Kilgore  KLTV

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Police say a man died Sunday evening when he was struck by a train in Kilgore. The man was struck while crossing over the tracks near ...

Cathy Taylor Schleier | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — Cathy Taylor Schleier, a deeply-loved, one of a kind spirit, passed away on April 30th, 2018, at the age of 65 years old at her home in Kilgore, TX.

FFA project show set March 24  Kilgore News Herald

Kilgore High School ag teacher Kristin Pieper uses clippers to prepare a pig for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Students will show their animal and ag ...

Bill Adamson | Obituaries |  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Services for longtime civic leader and respected businessman, William Lewis “Bill” Adamson, 76, of Longview will be 3:00 pm Monday, May 21, ...

Kilgore High School junior invited to perform at Carnegie Hall  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — Jacob Stone was in sixth grade when he first picked up a bass violin, trying out all of the string instruments before deciding which one he wanted to.

Two killed in head-on wreck on 259 Bypass  Kilgore News Herald

Emergency responders work the scene of a fatal wreck on the Hwy. 259 Bypass Sunday afternoon – 19-year-old Dakota Harris of Kilgore and Mary Cameron, 79 ...

Glen Lee  Kilgore News Herald

Services for Glen Lee, 96, of Kilgore will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Revs. Bill Blanks and Jeneille LaGrone ...

Dorothy Osborne Bates  Kilgore News Herald

Services for Dorothy Osborne Bates, 95, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Pete Freeman and ...

Coghlan leaves lasting legacy of support for Longview, Kilgore College  Longview News-Journal

Peggy Coghlan left Longview better than she found it. Coghlan, 89, died Thursday after a lifetime spent in *service* to her community and dedicated to education.

KICK-STARTERS  Kilgore News Herald

Meghan Shuckenbrock, of Plano, gets a hug as she strikes the K-girl pose at the Rangerette Sign Drop. Shuckenbrock, with 35 other young women, will be the ...

Whataburger Coach of the Week: Mike Wood KYTX

KILGORE — What makes a good coach? "Somebody that has a positive influence on the young people or the people that their coaching, so that they are a better ...

East Texas football players and coaches help make inaugural East Texas Coaches Association Spring Combine a success  Tyler Morning Telegraph

KILGORE — Football players and coaches from across East Texas gathered at Kilgore High School on Thursday evening for the inaugural East Texas Coaches ...

'The Great Divorce:' 'Excellent' theater with a message  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore dentist Dr. Joey de Graffenried saw himself in some of the characters portrayed in a one-man play he attended a couple of years ago as part of a New.

Kilgore woman out on $5K bond after being granted new murder trial  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — A Kilgore woman granted a new murder trial by the state's Sixth Court of Criminal Appeals has been released from jail on $5000 bond, almost ...

Miss Gregg County pageant on Thursday  Longview News-Journal

Miss Gregg County will be crowned Thursday night from among the representatives of the county's seven public high schools.

LOOKING BACK  Kilgore News Herald

A pair of Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation's memorial derricks stand in the fading light. KHPF celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. NEWS HERALD ...

Kilgore's SAFFE Day about fun, learning for those with special needs  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — For the past seven years, Samantha Sheridan and her family never knew that activities, food and fire safety learning geared for children and adults ...

William “Bill” Adamson  Kilgore News Herald

Services for longtime civic leader and respected businessman William Lewis “Bill” Adamson, 76, of Longview will be 3 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Mobberly Baptist ...

ET Football: Primetime Players for Week 8 | ETVarsity  Longview News-Journal

Check out the top performances from throughout East Texas:

Kilgore ISD mentor program teams football players with young students  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — About every other Friday, Kilgore High School senior and football player Jonathan Shepherd and his teammates make a drive across town to see ...

Wanda Renshaw McKinney | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — Services for Wanda Joy McKinney, 86, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend ...

Kilgore College RN program back at 'full approval' for 2nd year  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore College's registered nursing program was on the brink of extinction a few years ago, but Reynaldo Lazarin heard it was one of the best in East Texas.

'They can call me anytime'  Kilgore News Herald

He had his Kilgore City Council cards, his personal cards and his “Barr None” campaign cards: each one had his phone number and Neil Barr was quick to point ...

Police beat: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | Police  Longview News-Journal

Gregg County Jail. All information from police and jail records: □ Stephanie Rachel Dyer, 27, of Kilgore was being held Tuesday on a warrant from the 124th ...

Three vie for Pct. 4 commissioner  Kilgore News Herald

Three people have chosen to run for the vacant Gregg County Pct. 4 commissioner post. John Mathis held the office through December with his retirement ...

Business digest: Sunday, April 8, 2018 | Local  Longview News-Journal

Whitehurst is TB&T Employee of Year. Erin Whitehurst was honored as 2017 Employee of the Year at Texas Bank and Trust Co., according to an announcement ...

Bill (James Arthur) Watson  Kilgore News Herald

A celebration of Life for Mr. Bill (James Arthur) Watson, 92, of Kilgore will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Kilgore Bible Church with ...

John Tyler takes on McKinney North in Pink Out Night  Tyler Morning Telegraph

With a win Friday night, John Tyler can clinch a return to the playoffs after a year's absence.

Rangerette forever: Dallas-area woman one of earliest dance line members  Longview News-Journal

At 95, former Rangerette Jo Pruitt Sparks Summers is still alive — just not high kicking anymore.

Richard M. (Dick) Bass | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Richard M. (Dick) Bass passed away on November 6, 2018 in Longview, TX after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born April ...

Fandom-fest invades theater next weekend  Kilgore News Herald

The community's fifth annual Geekend boasts a wide-array of activities, events and special guests in two days of entertainment downtown May 5-6 at the Texan ...

ETCA announces spring football combine | Football  Longview News-Journal

Longview head coach John King pitched an idea to coaches from Texarkana to Sulphur Springs down to Lufkin and over to Center that's been a few years in the ...

Mitchell, Sampson take top honors at Best Preps banquet  Longview News-Journal

Tatum's Brianna Mitchell and New Diana's Jackson Sampson took home top honors Tuesday at the fourth annual Best Preps Banquet at Maude Cobb ...

ET Football: Moffatt leads Van past Kilgore, 35-28 | ETVarsity  Longview News-Journal

VAN – Van QB Jayton Moffatt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score in leading the Vandals to a 35-28 victory over Kilgore on Friday night at ...

KISD community mourns student  Kilgore News Herald

Samantha Watkins, who was the 2016 PASS duchess for Kilgore High School, waves to the crowd during September's Homecoming Parade. Watkins died ...

Praying for Samantha  Kilgore News Herald

Rev. Eric Love, of New Birth Fellowship Church, leads a group of Kilgore ISD students, employees and community members in prayer Friday at Kilgore High ...

ET Basketball: Kilgore holds off Australia in Oil Belt tourney  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — The Kilgore Bulldogs simply had one too many weapons for Southern Australia on Thursday in the opening round of the Oil Belt Basketball ...

Former Kilgore teacher indicted on improper relationship charge  Longview News-Journal

A former Kilgore High School coach and teacher has been indicted on three child sex abuse counts, Gregg County District Attorney Carl Dorrough's office ...

Kilgore grad slain at Arkansas music fest  Kilgore News Herald

A Kilgore High School alum died of strangulation at a music festival in Arkansas last month, and one of the event's security personnel is being extradited from ...

Kilgore's Tray Dunn signs with Richland College  Kilgore News Herald

Recently-graduated Kilgore High School senior basketball standout Tray Dunn (seated) has signed a letter of intent to continue his education and basketball ...

Kilgore Comprehensive Plan, street study gets City Council OK  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — Kilgore City Council members weren't shy Tuesday about spending money to plan the city's future — economically, fiscally, residentially and also ...

Robert Alan Bass  Kilgore News Herald

Services for Robert Alan “Robby” Bass, 31 of Hallsville will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Longview with Reverend Nick ...

Kilgore's boys' soccer team members receive symbol of championship success  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — David Garcia is still limping and wears a walking cast thanks to a gruesome leg injury suffered in a state semifinal soccer match back in April.

Eileen Eberz | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Eileen Eberz was born on May 26, 1956 in Longview, Texas to Sheldon and Katherine Crum. She departed this life on Sunday, October 14, 2018 ...

Rangerettes production full of holiday spirit  Longview News-Journal

The Kilgore College Rangerettes' upcoming holiday show is one way the famed drill team is helping bring Christmas joy to the community.

JUCO Football: Rangers blast Apaches to win SWJCFC regular season title  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — Regular season conference championship? Check.

ET man saves people in Kilgore car wreck  Longview News-Journal

Devoldrick Coleman live streams a wreck early Thursday on Texas 31 near FM 2767. He drove up on the wreck shortly after it happened and helped the ...

Ex-Kilgore ISD superintendent arrested on prostitution charge  Longview News-Journal

A former longtime Kilgore ISD superintendent was arrested Thursday on a prostitution charge.

Merwin “Pete” Wiley Laird, age 101 of Energy, died recently.  Temple Daily Telegram

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00P.M. Thursday April 5, 2018 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. ...

Adam Hugh Richardson  Kilgore News Herald

Services for Adam Richardson, 44, of Kilgore will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 11, at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with the Very ...

East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy to get last of training equipment by December  Longview News-Journal

More training equipment is on the way for the East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy, its director said, and all should be in by December. At the same ...

Rangerette daughter pursuing dance dream on own merits  Longview News-Journal

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories profiling East Texas high school graduates.

Family, friends to celebrate life of longtime coach Kalmus  Longview News-Journal

A celebration honoring the life of longtime East Texas coach Lawrence Kalmus is set for 2 p.m. today at the Lake Cherokee Reservation Club.

ET Football: Primetime Players for Week 9 | ETVarsity  Longview News-Journal

Haynes King and Lobo offensive line, Longview: King completed 8 of 10 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns in limited action in a blowout of North ...

Warrant details allegations against Kilgore coach | Police  Longview News-Journal

A teacher and coach at Kilgore High School is accused of inappropriately touching a student, according to a warrant for his arrest filed Wednesday.

Family, community remember Kilgore teen killed in wreck  Longview News-Journal

A Kilgore teenager remembered "as a light" by his family and the community died Saturday from injuries sustained in an April car wreck.

Corpse Grove Brings the Fright With an Outdoor Haunted Experience in Chapel Hill  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Corpse Grove is an outdoor haunted house in Chapel Hill.

East Texas school district finally pays up for bullying lesbian student athlete  CultureMap Austin

An East Texas school district has finally settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was forced to reveal her sexual identity in 2009. Skye Wyatt wa.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

set for Oct. 10  Kilgore News Herald

It's become a tradition, even though no one is sure exactly when it begam. The annual KISD Hispanic Heritage Day is scheduled for the end of Hispanic Heritage ...

East Texas Halloween activities for tonight  Longview News-Journal

East Texas offers plenty of places to find Halloween fun tonight.

Progress energy | Progress  Longview News-Journal

Energy, the backbone of Longview-area industry, has been showing hopeful signs of strength this year as oil prices have boomed, lending optimism both to ...

Kilgore College names 2017-18 lineup of twirlers, drum majors  Longview News-Journal

Kilgore College held tryouts May 27 for the KC Twirlers and selected five new twirlers for the 2017-18 school year.

3 schools see sweepstakes wins at academic UIL district meets  Longview News-Journal

It takes a lot of hard work to win district academic UIL meets, as several school districts and hundreds of students compete in each conference.

UT Tyler announces 20-year development plan during convocation, includes plaza and College of Nursing facility  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The University of Texas at Tyler spent the past year and a half developing a bold vision for the next 20 years. During the college's convocation, President ...

Most area colleges, universities report enrollment growth  Longview News-Journal

Fall student enrollment increased at many East Texas colleges and universities, with several reporting record-breaking growth. In contrast, enrollment plunged ...

Addie Mumphrey Johnson  Kilgore News Herald

Funeral services for Addie Lou Johnson, 63, of Tyler, formerly of Kilgore, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, at Gee's Memorial Church with Rev.

'Bubba T' found safe  Kilgore News Herald

Rusk County Sheriff's Deputies, Rescue Unit personnel and volunteers update plans in their search for Christopher "Bubba T" Terry. NEWS HERALD photo by ...

Police beat: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 | Police  Longview News-Journal

Gregg County Jail. All information from police and jail records: □ Zachery Dan Chiles, 37, of Kilgore was being held on bonds totaling $31,500 Friday on ...

Mrs. Oreba Edwina Harold Square  Kilgore News Herald

Funeral services for Oreba Square, 87, of Kilgore will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at El Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. N. L. Square officiating.

League of Women Voters to celebrate 98th anniversary of women receiving right to vote with series of events  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County soon will be reminding the community of the struggles and triumphs women experienced as they fought for ...

ET Football: Lobos prepare for Rockwall-Heath | ETVarsity  Longview News-Journal

In contrast to the weather at Lobo Stadium, Longview hit the soggy practice field Monday with a crisp practice session.

Kilgore College's Thurmon earns All-American honors from NJCAA  Longview News-Journal

The postseason honors continue to roll in for Kilgore College sophomore basketball standout Jade Thurmon.

Ex-Carthage teacher charged with improper relationship, solicitation of a minor  Longview News-Journal

A former Carthage ISD teacher has been arrested and charged with improper relationship between an educator and student and online solicitation of a minor, ...

Man taken into custody after barricading himself inside Tyler home  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Officers from the Tyler Police Department and a SWAT team took a suicidal man into custody Wednesday after he barricaded himself inside his home with his ...

Police Beat: Wednesday, May 30, 2018  Longview News-Journal

Gregg County Jail. All information from police and jail records: □ Casey James Ford, 19, of Kilgore was being held Tuesday on a $10,000 bond on a charge of ...

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