Kilgore Designates Slums For State Funds

The city of Kilgore is trying to qualify for state funds to fix some crumbling downtown streets.... City commissioners voted Thursday night to designate eight downtown streets including Commerce, Kilgore and Main streets, as "slum and blighted".

That's a prerequisite to receiving a 150 thousand dollar grant from the state renovation funds. The sidewalks were built in the 1930's. The city will know if they have been selected within 60-to-90 days.