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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 […]

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 […]

Student transforms from diesel mechanic to culinary instructor

He could cook it, kill it and skin it by the age of 6. That is what David Belanger, first-year KC culinary instructor, says about his childhood. “I was a self-sufficient kid,” Belanger said. Being raised by his single mom, aunt and grandmother, it instilled in him a way of life and a passion: cooking. […]

Dance concert May 2

KC dance students will present their annual dance concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Van Cliburn Auditorium. Tickets are $10 or $5 with a student ID. Tickets will be sold at the box office in the auditorium starting at 7 on the night of the performance. This event is led by Cathy Beckman, ballet, […]

Student goes for a ride with KCPD

Recently at 5 p.m. I went on a ride along with KCPD officer Sammy Wagner. Wagner came to KC from Trinity Valley Community College last November. “It’s not just about arresting students,” Wagner said as he explained why he does what he does. He said the officers are there for the protection of the students. […]