Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 20

Working adults: KC to offer accelerated evening classes in Longview

Kilgore College will offer classes at KC—Longview this fall geared toward working adults. The classes, called QUEST classes, give students an opportunity to earn 12 hours of college credit in only 16 weeks. QUEST, which stands for, “Quick Education for a Successful Tomorrow,” is intended to give students the needed education to succeed in a …

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Jul 20

Rangerettes begin tryouts

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will announce new freshman members Friday, July 22, after a week of pre-training and tryouts. The new Rangerettes will be chosen by outside judges, director Dana Blair and assistant director Shelley Wayne. The Rangerettes are returning 36 sophomores to the line. “Pre-training events during the week are open to the public,” …

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Jul 20

Ball tournament slated

Players representing 25 baseball teams from across Texas will compete in Longview for the Ranger Youth Baseball State Championship. The tournament will take place July 23 – 28, at Lear Park, 100 H.G. Mosley Pkwy. Tournament opening ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, July 22, with festivities and dinner for participating teams. As …

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Jul 19

Fire students awarded

Nineteen students will graduate from the Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 80 on Tuesday, July 26. The evening will mark the final class to graduate under the direction of Mike Earley, the originator of the KC Fire Academy in 1989. Earley, who has served 35 years with KC, will retire in August as Dean of …

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Jul 19

Local education foundation leaders receive national attention

Two area education foundation executive directors have received the top notice from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) as the sole presenters at their national conference on the subject of education foundations. Larry Goddard, CFRE, executive director of Tyler ISD Foundation, and Maya Golden Thomas, executive director of the  Lindale ISD education foundation and …

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Jul 19

IRS gives truckers 3 months

The Internal Revenue Service today advised truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return, usually due Aug. 31, will instead be due on Nov. 30, 2011. Because the highway use tax is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2011, this extension is designed to alleviate any …

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Jul 19

Comptroller introduces new director

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently announced she has hired Brooke Botello as Communications Director for the Comptroller’s office. Botello comes to Austin from Boston, where she was vice president of the public relations firm McDermott Ventures, representing a wide range of clients, including real estate, trade associations, bio-tech, start-up companies, consumer goods, non-profits, restaurants and …

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Jul 19

GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner You have an opportunity to make your voice heard on what appears on your favorite restaurant’s wine menu. The Texas Department of Agriculture recently launched a new program called GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty. The initiative is designed to allow you to promote Texas wines, and convince more Texas …

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