Black History Month Showcase in Tyler a success

  What better way to top off February as Black History Month than with a black history celebration and showcase of talent in the East Texas region, held at the Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler. This event brought in some big name celebrities, such as Marion H. “Pooch” Hall Jr., an American  television and film […]

KC student contingency meet state representatives

Photo by Tina Reed/THE FLARE AUSTIN – Taming rattlesnakes and a mechanical bull was easy compared to navigating the hallways of The Texas State Capitol for the group of students who traveled to Austin for Community College Day. Eight students loaded up in vans around noon on Monday, Feb. 6 and hit the highway to […]

The observant mind, LIVING THE DREAM: Part one of a series

Photo by Timothy Stuckey / THE FLARE Listen. Just listen, and you might be able to pick up on the quiet passion behind his words. You might not notice him. He may be just another classmate, just another fellow student to you, but he notices you. After all, that’s part of how he writes his […]

Culinary student strives to create edible art

Amidst the hustle and bustle hidden away behind the closed doors that seem to swallow the wait staff, an artist is at work sculpting the perfect dish for your taste buds. Behind every plate of food served at a restaurant there is an artist. Culinary artist, Justin Klink, a Longview sophomore, expresses himself through his […]

Kite rises to new heights

The smell of newly shampooed carpet wafts toward you, as people shuffle single file past you. Once the scuffle sounds of baggages comes to a stop, an upbeat friendly voice makes it’s way around the cabin instructing each passenger about the safety regulations and exit signs. Little do they know the person instructing them was […]

KHS student clears the air about smoking

Karla Rodriguez travels around Texas telling students about the dangers of tobacco. She has traveled to El Paso, Odessa, McAllen, Austin, and even other states as one of the top leaders in tobacco prevention in Texas. Rodriguez is a teen ambassador for a project called Say What! Say What! stands for Students, Adults, and Youth […]

KC basketball gains Brazilian native

A ball soars through the air as it flies toward the backboard, swirling along the rim. The crowd goes into a silent hush waiting for it to embrace gravity and fall through the net. The scoreboard goes up by two points. Little did anyone know, a star player for Texas was being made. Mariana Witt, […]

‘Shakespeare in love’

Matthew and Meaghan Simpson, Associate Artistic Directors of the Texas Shakespeare Festival at KC, directed this year’s performance of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. Meaghan is from Lake Zurich, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and Matthew is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. They met in graduate school at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. […]

Not all heroes wear capes

  Having the willpower and patience to help others when they are in need no matter what the problem or injury is says a lot. The determination to stand by her word and help out every athlete that she can is what Jenny Spearman does. An athletic trainer from Elk City, Oklahoma with a Bachelor […]

Twirler chooses KC in toss up

A beam of sunlight glints off the silver baton as it flies in the air, flipping end-over-end. As it passes through the midst of the falling leaves, gravity quickly sends the elegant stick back into the small, quick hand of the tosser. Catching her breath in awe of the graceful performance of the baton, a […]

Wind down Wednesdays: Adult coloring books

With the rise of social media culture and the stress of college and work putting people under constant pressure, many young adults are bogged down by social life daily. One of the newest and trendiest ways for adults to wind down after a stressful day is to let their creative side show by using coloring […]

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top ten favorite films of 2015

In my opinion, 2015 wasn’t a strong year in film. Much of my favorite films list was influenced by the awesome experiences I had watching films in theaters with a great crowd of fans. Nevertheless, here are my top ten favorite films of 2015. 10. Sisters – This opened the same day as Star Wars: […]

The Flare takes Sweepstakes at TCCJA competition

The Flare’s 2014 – 2015 newspaper staff.   The Flare newspaper won Sweepstakes in the Division II newspaper category at the Texas Community College Journalism Association’s annual fall meeting and competition held at the end of October in Austin. The newspaper also received first place in Overall Excellence. The Flare Magazine got an honorable mention in Overall […]

“Marcus Thornton Day” to be held in Kilgore Aug. 29

   Houston Rockets NBA player and KC alum Marcus Thornton will be returning to his former college on “Marcus Thornton Day,” Fri., Aug. 29. He will be recognized for his induction into the KC Athletics Hall of Fame. A meet-and-greet with Thornton will be held in Masters Gymnasium from 3 to 5 p.m. Kilgore Mayor […]

Capitol Day in Austin

On Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, the annual Community College Day was hosted by the Texas Association of Community Colleges at the Capitol in Austin. Various students and faculty from Kilgore College attended. These included student representatives from The Flare, PTK, SGA, and TRIO. KC President Bill Holda was also in attendance. The TACC has worked with […]