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Sparking a fresh start

The famous Nike slogan that has been propelled around the world can be inspirational in itself. “Just Do It.” There is no going around it, over it, or under it. Just Do It. That slogan can be used in so many ways, but for 65-year-old Johnny Flowers that slogan is used for going back to […]

Sparking a fresh start

The famous Nike slogan that has been propelled around the world can be inspirational in itself. “Just Do It.” There is no going around it, over it, or under it. Just Do It. That slogan can be used in so many ways, but for 65-year-old Johnny Flowers that slogan is used for going back to […]

Stadium scores jumbotron

A new football season always requires changes. R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium is shared by the Kilgore High School and KC, and now both teams will be able to enjoy the brand new state-of-the-art jumbotron scoreboard. The scoreboard was installed during the summer and it’s almost impossible to miss. Its measurements are 32’W x 24’H […]

Update: Senator’s East Texas trip swings through campus

(Note: Updated Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.)  Upon arriving at KC, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was greeted with a smile. He met the Rangerettes, whom he presented with a letter, congratulating them on their 75 year anniversary. Cornyn then sat down to have a discussion with college faculty, the Kilgore mayor, R.E. Spradlin III, and other […]

Ranger Band member has tuba-lar outlook on life

As a young girl Kellsie Ruiz didn’t want to fit in. “I wanted to be different,” she said. With a passion for music she joined the band in the sixth grade playing the clarinet but felt it wasn’t for her. She asked her band director to switch instruments but was denied. The next year she […]

Registration holds steady

As of Thursday morning, KC enrollment was 5,453.  This number includes all students who have been dropped for non-payment.  At this same time last fall (2013) KC had 5,573 students which is a 2.1 percent decrease if compared fall-to-fall on the same day. “Each year, this initial enrollment count after Late Registration drops fluctuates.  Enrollment […]

Road trip awaits Rangers

The Kilgore College Rangers will begin the 2014 football season unranked in the national polls but are expected to battle for one of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference’s four playoff spots. The Rangers, coming off a 4-5 season a year ago (3-3 in the SWJCFC), open the season with back-to-back road games outside the […]

Harrison ‘ducking’ out after 39 years

In 1975, an optimistic graduate of East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M  University – Commerce, received a job as an English/speech instructor at KC. For the past 39 years, he has served the college as an instructor, department chair for liberal and creative arts, and for the past five years as the […]

Motivated by his disability

Disabilities can take a huge toll on people throughout the course of their lives. Some people with disabilities embrace them and others hide them. Sooner or later a person has to come the conclusion that they are who they are, and make the best of the situation. Brown has cerebral palsy. He was born prematurely […]