Input needed on potential Campus Carry policy

ACCORDING TO AN EMAIL SENT OUT BY HEATH CARIKER, KCPD CHIEF: A draft of the proposed KC Campus Carry Policy has been posted on the KC website at .  This policy has been posted so that you may give your feedback if you wish to do so.  The policy has not yet been approved by the […]

The advantages and disadvantages of completing college

Be prepared for the good and the bad of everything within your college career. The most common goal that all college students share is we are all here to complete college, and build our futures with great careers. Good luck to everyone on their journey to successfully completing college. Completing college is not only an […]

Cotham Book Donated to Special Collections

  Photo by Diana Castillo / THE FLARE   “Friday Night Howl, The History of Longview High School Lobo Football,” is the history of Longview High School football since the program was started in 1909. Written by Jeremy Cotham, an alumnus of KC, this book was his dream. This dream carried him through treatment during […]

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 […]

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 […]

Henderson ISD Higher Education Center opens soon; Community invited to open house Aug. 20

Kilgore College is excited to announce the opening of the Henderson ISD Higher Education Center this fall at the former Central Elementary School building in Henderson. For the first time, all of KC’s initiatives in Henderson will be hosted in the same building: dual credit academic and workforce classes, Adult Education and Literacy (including GED […]

Texas Frightmare Weekend offers scary fun in Dallas

  Fans of horror cinema, culture and celebrities will gather for the 10th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend convention May 1 – 3, at the Hyatt Regency at the DFW Airport in Dallas, Texas. According to Texas Frightmare Weekend’s website, it is “arguably the largest horror convention in the nation.” Loyd and Sue Cryer began the […]

75 years of Rangerette history celebrated

The 75th annual Rangerette Revels will take place at 7 p.m Wednesday through Friday, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rangerette’s show this year will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the award winning dance team. A select number of past Rangerettes have been selected to perform as 75th Anniversary All-Stars in […]

Meerkat leading social media’s future

The age of technology has opened doors that weren’t even a thought just a few years ago. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2013, 80 percent of Americans owned a smartphone. Along with smartphones have come the rise of the app. Daily, people use popular apps such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. One of […]

Marijuana legalization a complex issue

With the legalization of marijuana becoming a hotter issue by the day, I wanted to get an interview with someone about it. Luckily for me, I saw that rapper/marijuana enthusiast/amateur philosopher Mod Sun was coming through Dallas on his tour to support his debut album Look Up. I got the chance to talk to him […]

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 […]