Obfuscation of Long-Term Asbestos Issues at Texas College; Issues with Governance Exposed


Kilgore College is a community college in rural East Texas. For most of its history, the college has been recognized, if at all, for one of three things. First, it is now the site of the East Texas Oil Museum. Kilgore had been incorporated in the early 1870s, and for the first half-century of its existence, the town had been an agricultural center for the region’s cotton growers. In the 1920s, however, when cotton prices collapsed, much of the region’s African-American population joined the Great Migration, and Kilgore looked as if its best days were quickly receding. Then, large oil fields were discovered under the cotton fields, and the town became the center of the great east Texas oil boom—thus, the museum. Second, Kilgore College is noted for the Kilgore Rangerettes, the first precision dance team in the world. Established in 1940, the Rangerettes have performed at the half-times of…

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