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.


FY 2016 Budget Public Hearing Notice

Proposed Tax Rate Notice


Routes for brush pickup are temporarily suspended due to the recent mechanical failure of the grapple truck. Routes will be suspended until further notice.


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August 30 • 2015

Kilgore Police Investigators are actively seeking the grey mini-van and the white...

August 17 • 2015

While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during...

August 17 • 2015

Some of the benefits of this program for our department include: providing calm...

Public Notices and Events

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

September 8, 2015 | 5:29pm
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building
September 16, 2015 | 8:30am
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building
September 19, 2015 | 9:00am
Downtown Kilgore at the Worlds Richest Acre