Our Love Note to Downtown Kilgore

In 1955, soon after graduating from Southwestern Medical School and interning at Baylor Hospital, my Daddy set out to find a town to set up his practice and raise his growing family. His father was a successful neurosurgeon in Fort Worth. He desired a different experience for his new career in the medical profession. He wanted a much smaller town environment so he could get to know the families a little more in his general practice.  When he drove into the town of Kilgore, he quickly knew that this would be the place. He loved the tall pine trees and the vibrant downtown that was sprinkled with … [Read more...]

Must Sees while in Kilgore,Texas

This is a pump jack. You will see many of these in your travels in and around East Texas. They are used to pump oil out of the ground. The price of oil is sky high. There is a lot of pumping going on. You might think it is an eyesore. We think it is yard art. If you were smart enough to retain mineral rights then you call it a trust fund. My brothers are in the oil business. One of them gave me a dissertation on the pump jack over dinner the other night. I can recall him talking about rods, water, oil and pipes and it somehow got the oil to the gas pump. I was too busy pondering what … [Read more...]

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