PEDESTRIAN KILLED BY TRAIN

  Gladewater’s downtown railroad crossings were all closed Saturday evening as officials investigated the death of a pedestrian who was stuck by a train near Ferry Street. The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. The identify of the victim was not immediately available. Union Pacific Rail Road released a statement on the crash Saturday evening

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Lake reopened

Lake Gladewater is being reopened as levels are starting to get back to normal.

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McDonald wins Gusher Days Bass Tournament

  The 2019 Gusher Days Bass Tournament, held Saturday at Lake Gladewater, is in the record books and Ricky McDonald is this year’s champion with a bass weighing 5.27 pounds. McDonald pocketed $500 with the win. Second place went to Johnathan Saltzman with a catch of 5.21 pounds and third place went to Danny Brooks

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TXDOT URGES DRIVERS TO “LOOK TWICE FOR MOTORCYCLES”

AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day. It’s a number the Texas Department of Transportation is working to reduce by asking motorists to be extra vigilant. TxDOT is launching “Share

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies This Weekend

Beginning Saturday, April 27, through Monday, April 29, Texans can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies. There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include: household batteries, fuel containers and flashlights priced at less than $75; hurricane shutters and emergency ladders

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Lake back open …

Lake levels are returning to normal and Lake Gladewater has been reopened at this time.

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Financial literacy presentation set for April 30 on Kilgore campus

Kilgore College will offer a free financial literacy seminar with nationally known speaker Sharita M. Humphrey, a National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) instructor and coach. Humphrey will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Devall Student Center Ballroom on the Kilgore campus. The NFEC’s “Gaining Financial Independence” workshop will cover

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Texas House votes to advance bill to shore up teacher pension fund

The Texas House voted Wednesday to advance legislation that would make the Teacher Retirement System pension fund financially healthy and give one-time checks to retired teachers. By a voice vote, House members gave preliminary approval to Senate Bill 12, endorsing a more costly revised version of the teacher pension fixes that was originally proposed in

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