Welcome to Kilgore, Texas

The City of Kilgore is located in Gregg and Rusk County and is 11 miles south of the county seat of Longview and 25 miles east of Tyler. The City is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana on Interstate 20.  Kilgore has been identified by the Texas Legislature as the “City of Stars.” The stars that top the sixty oil derricks throughout the City are lighted during the holiday season. This feature is only one of several reason the Legislature bestowed the title.  Kilgore has a small town atmosphere, yet it is close enough to enjoy the benefits of larger cities. Kilgore is surrounded by a number of quality lakes, including Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines, making it a boater's and fisherman's paradise.

Order of Election 2015


May 9, 2015 Election for Mayor and City Council, Place 2



February 18 • 2015

As the weather begins to warm up and Spring Cleaning begins in yards and homes...

February 4 • 2015

Christina Rae Davison reported missing from Kilgore since May 15, 2014 has been...

January 29 • 2015

The Kilgore Police Department is currently searching for Marcus Demois Whitaker,...

Public Notices and Events

The regular city council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

March 10, 2015 | 5:30pm
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building
March 18, 2015 | 8:30am
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building
March 24, 2015 | 5:30pm
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building