Kilgore distributes hotel tax funds

Kilgore distributes hotel tax funds

POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:14pm

Kilgore City Council members this week approved more than $95,000 in disbursements of taxes collected from hotel guests to five local programs that contribute to tourism numbers.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival received the lion’s share of the grant, at $35,000, plus another $5,000 to market this summer’s event.

The Kilgore Main Street Program was given $30,000, while the Kilgore Arts Festival drew $4,500, City Clerk Debbie Dane reported.

Another $5,700 was dedicated to the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation, while $15,000 was earmarked for Overton Films to help fund a documentary on the Kilgore College Rangerettes.

In other business Tuesday, the council awarded a $335,000 contract to Utility Service Co. to paint the Danville elevated storage tank.

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