Kilgore reclaims Crim Theater; work continues on Texan

Kilgore reclaims Crim Theater; work continues on Texan
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:31am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:08am

The city of Kilgore has reclaimed the Crim Theater after a person who planned to renovate the historic downtown icon failed to meet “benchmarks” outlined by the city this past year in a contractual agreement.

That decision means work on another downtown theater will likely be done on time.

Rick Herron planned to renovate the Crim and Texan theaters for the city; however, Herron hasn’t been able to reach measures set by the city on the Crim, so the City Council on Tuesday approved reclaiming the theater.

Herron could not immediately be reached for comment.

City Manager Scott Sellers said city officials met with Herron two months ago to discuss the city’s plan to reclaim the Crim Theater, which has been an icon of downtown Kilgore since 1939.

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