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Christmas parades, visits with Santa planned in Panola County this month

Two annual Christmas parades will take place this week in Carthage and Beckville.

John Phillips Tiller | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — John Phillips Tiller, 89, of Carthage, TX, passed away T hursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, at his home near Carthage. He was born on Aug.

Carthage High School announces homecoming court | News

Carthage High School announced its Homecoming court for 2018.

Carthage High School class of 1968 celebrates 50 year reunion

The Carthage High School class of 1968 celebrated its 50 year reunion recently. Pictured (not in order): Jean Allison Bunyard, Virgil Allred, Jane Barrett Pope, ...

High school volleyball: Carthage downs Palestine | Sports  Palestine Herald Press

WHITEHOUSE — The playoffs can be a cold and merciless time, especially since it oftentimes is one and done.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth R. “Liz” Hedges  The Pony Express

Elizabeth R. Hedges, 73, of Carthage, passed away on Monday night, Dec. 3, 2018, in Longview. Elizabeth Ann Rector Hedges was born on June 5, 1945, ...

Carthage High School mourns loss of former student after crash  KTBS

(CARTHAGE, TX) - Carthage High School is mourning the loss of former student and football star, Austin Gray, who died after a head-on vehicle crash in ...

Carthage High School Choir elects officers | News

The Carthage High School Choir has elected its officers for the 2018-19 school year.

Former Carthage High School football player dies in wreck  KTAL

Carthage High School is mourning the loss of a recent graduate, killed in a crash on Wednesday.

Carthage High School Student Spotlight | News

The following students were selected to be featured in this month's Carthage High School student spotlight. Students are chosen by the school.

PHOTOS: Meet the Bulldogs draws Carthage fans | News

Carthage High School hosted its "Meet the Bulldogs" night on Monday at the high school gym. The program honored student athletes and groups as the school ...

Saying Goodbye: Carthage ISD teachers leaving district include those with decades of service

With Carthage ISD teachers preparing for their first day of school on Wednesday, many others are celebrating newfound freedom from the classroom.

CHS Choir students selected to TMEA All-Region Choir

Carthage High School Choir members recently competed in the TX Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State tryout process. This tryout was the first round ...

Carthage High senior class selling Pink Out shirts

The Carthage High School Class of 2019 is selling Pink Out shirts to raise money for prom and the Panola County Cancer Coalition.

Carthage ISD Superitendent: Allegations in lawsuit completely false  KTAL

Carthage ISD's superintendent calls the allegations in a lawsuit against the school district completely false.

Carthage Junior High School honors those who served with Veterans Day program

John Ulrich knows those who answer the call to serve in the military are special.

Former Carthage teacher charged with improper relationship between educator, student  KSLA

A former Carthage ISD teacher has been arrested on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Amid state cuts, a Texas high school football coach got a $20000 raise. His district says he's earned it.  The Texas Tribune

As state cuts to public education become more common, school communities must frequently debate where and how to trim their limited budgets without ...

Carthage Lions Club hears from Athletic Director Scott Surratt

The Carthage Noon Lions Club heard from Carthage High School Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Scott Surratt at their Aug. 23 meeting.

Carthage ISD welcomes new teachers | News

New teachers in Carthage ISD for the 2018-2019 school year include: Anneth Garcia and Taylor Fitts at Carthage Primary; Scarlett Rivera and Robin Dixon at ...

Carthage's Terian Goree making plays in return to East Texas with Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks  Tyler Morning Telegraph

NACOGDOCHES – Coming out of high school as a heralded player, Terian Goree was a long way from being a Stephen F. Austin football player.

Cities, schools observe Veterans Day | News

Panola County will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Here are the area's public ceremonies and closings:

Schedule: Everything taking place at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame festival

Here's what's taking place Thursday through Sunday at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame's annual festival and induction show:

Business Briefs: Panda Express opens in Carthage | News

Panda Express opens in Carthage. Panda Express, a fast casual Chinese restaurant, opened this week in Carthage. The new restaurant is next to Taco Bell, ...

Christian director Alex Kendrick to speak at upcoming Men of Courage Conference

First Baptist Church of Carthage will host a men's conference at the Carthage High School Performing Arts Center Oct. 6 at 6 p.m..

Panola charters schools in Carthage, Marshall considering arming staff  Marshall News Messenger

Officials with the Panola Charter Schools system have begun looking into whether or not the district should arm its staff members in the interest of student safety.

PHOTOS: Panola County students head back to school

Thursday marked the first day of school for students at Carthage ISD, Beckville ISD, Gary ISD and Panola Charter Schools.

Carthage ISD official fumbles answer to critics of coach's pay  Dallas News

Carthage High School has a fine football program and five state championships to prove it. So sure, the school district ought to pay head coach...

Student stabbed at Carthage High School  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A student has been arrested after a stabbing at Carthage High School.

Former Panola County Commissioner Hermon E. Reed Jr. dies at age 83

Former Panola County Pct. 3 Commissioner Hermon E. Reed Jr., who served three terms from 2000 to 2012, has died.

Amid state cuts, Texas high school football coach gets a $20,000 raise  Fort Worth Star Telegram

As state cuts to public education become more common, school communities must frequently debate where and how to trim their limited budgets without ...

Carthage's Ingram signs with Longhorns  Tyler Morning Telegraph

CARTHAGE — The long and sometime arduous recruiting process ended for the best running back in the state on Wednesday morning in the Performing Arts ...

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — Country gospel group The Chuck Wagon Gang and Leon Rausch, the “voice” of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, are this year's inductees into ...

High school football: Bowens, Carthage defeat Palestine, 49-31  Palestine Herald Press

With a squad as loaded as the Carthage High School football team, which weapons does your defense try to contain or take away?

Former District Judge Charles 'Brick' Dickerson dies | News

Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson remembers Charles “Brick” Dickerson as someone with a big heart, a lawyer's lawyer who helped ...

Rafter W. Catering expands to full-fledged restaurant in River Hill

Rafter W. Catering is now Rafter W. Café and Catering, as they opened up a physical restaurant location on Aug. 1.

Protest over budget cuts marks first day of school at Carthage ISD  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — Samantha Hudson knows the value of having a police department within the school district: Last year her son was stabbed by another student ...

M. P. Baker Library hosts local authors for Lunchbox Lecture

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host local authors, Shaletra Jordan and Shanetra Hodge-Hill as they present their book, “Leap of Faith,” on ...

Foster: Coach is paid too much? Not in my book  Longview News-Journal

Carthage High School celebrated its sixth state football championship in 11 years in 2017, and that success apparently is giving a few people license to question ...

Carthage coach arrested for inappropriate relationship with student  KTBS

The Panola Watchman confirmed that a Carthage High School coach was arrested.

Carthage ISD opens Fine Arts Center  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — The new Fine Arts Center at Carthage High School has opened, while construction on the auditorium continues.

ETX community starts fundraiser for recent high school graduate's funeral expenses KYTX

Austin Gray graduated from Carthage High School in May and died in a head-on crash on July 4.

Carthage ISD teacher arrested for relationship with student

Carthage High School teacher Josh Ross turned himself in to the Panola County Sheriff's office Thursday, May 11, according to a press release from Carthage ...

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Holds Classic Country Music Festival  County Line Magazine

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage is holding its annual Classic Country Music Festival August 9 through 12. Activities kick off Thursday at 7 p.m. ...

Earline Garner Heller | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW, TEXAS — Earline went to be with her Lord in the early hours of Sunday July 15, 2018 at her home. Earline was born on October 17, 1929 in ...

Carthage forces 6 turnovers, beats Abilene Wylie for 4A-I title  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Keaontay Ingram rushed for 180 yards with two touchdowns and Carthage forced six turnovers in a 31-17 victory over Abilene Wylie in the Class 4A Division I ...

Carthage coach arrested on inappropriate relationship charge | Panola  Longview News-Journal

A teacher and coach at Carthage High School was arrested Thursday on a warrant accusing him of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, ...

$10 Million New Carthage H.S. Football Field/Athletic Building Nears "End Zone"  KOAM-TV

In the middle of all these new "wow" factors is the hope that students are reminded, "school is cool!"

Panola County enacts burn ban | General

Panola County commissioners enacted a 90-day burn ban at their Tuesday meeting.

East Texas Baseball Playoff Pairings: Updated  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Class 6A. Region II. Bi-district. Tyler Lee (20-10) vs. Montgomery (20-9). (Best-of-three series). Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery. Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday, ...

Star-Studded Weekend: Texas Country Music Hall of Fame honors Chuck Wagon Gang, Leon Rausch

Singer and fiddle player Jason Roberts grew up admiring Leon Rausch, the singer who has spent much of his career carrying on the legacy of legendary Texas ...

Nine years later, the search for a missing woman continues in Panola County

Nine years ago, Doris McIntosh disappeared from Panola County. The Panola County Sheriff's Office is still trying to find her and are asking for the public's help.

Panola County Arrest Report: Aug. 29, 2018 | News

Note: The Arrest Report is submitted by the Panola County Sheriff's Office. The persons named here have been charged with a crime but have not been ...

Carthage High School mourns the loss of two students  KTBS

An East Texas school is mourning the loss of two students who were killed in a tragic car accident earlier this week.

Calendar: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14 | @Play  Longview News-Journal

Pat Freeden, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, . Lee Mathis & The Brutally ...

Nelson, Glenda  Waco Tribune-Herald

Dr. Glenda NelsonJune 10, 1939 - July 30, 2018July 30, 2018, Dr. Glenda R. Langford Nelson took her final journey, this time to heaven. An outgoing and ...

Pine Tree ISD hires new fine arts director  Longview News-Journal

Pine Tree ISD trustees hired a new fine arts director and an administrator announced that two campuses have enough teaching staff despite several vacancies ...

Roll Call: Carthage native hired as KLTV anchor

Carthage native Blake Holland is back in East Texas, having taken a job as a reporter and 5 p.m. anchor for KLTV (Channel 7) in Tyler.

Reverend JC Watkins | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Services for Reverend J. C. Watkins, 75 of Longview, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Parkview Baptist Church Longview, TX. Rev.

LaVerne Wall | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — LaVerne Strong Wall, 81, passed into the hands of her Heavenly Father on September 12, 2018. Memorial funeral services celebrating her life ...

Small town, big dreams lead to big honor for Jennifer Herron  La Vernia News

Jennifer Herron of La Vernia has been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame — the first female disc jockey to receive this honor. The gold plaque.

Dawgs roll as Smith scores 5 TDs | Sports

Tucker Smith has some big shoes to fill for the Carthage Bulldogs in 2018.

Rusk qualifies 5 for upcoming regional track championship | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

CARTHAGE — Two boys and three girls from Rusk High School have earned spots in the Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships, to be hosted by ...

East Texas activities set to recognize Veterans Day  Longview News-Journal

A variety of East Texas events are planned to recognize Veterans Day, which is Sunday. This year's holiday marks 100 years since the end of World War I, ...

High School Claims Title in Football's Megascreen Wars  Wall Street Journal

Carthage, Texas, can now make the outsize claim that it is home to the biggest high-school football video scoreboard in the whole state—and maybe the country.

Texas RB Keaontay Ingram still unsatisfied after eclipsing 100-yard mark for first time in college career  Dallas News

AUSTIN -- It had been 399 days and 18 games since a Longhorn running back rushed for at least 100 yards in a game.Amazingly, the last Texas back to...

La Vega punches title game ticket with Carthage blowout, 39-3  Waco Tribune-Herald

GARLAND — La Vega's players bounced up and down with their latest trophy, and yelled out in unison.

Keeler Signs 19 in 2018 Signing Class  KBTX

Sam Houston State head football coach K.C. Keeler announced the signing of 16 more additions to the Bearkat roster for the 2018 season on National Signing ...

Panola College dedicates studio theater for longtime professor  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — Panola College theater professor Karen King knows how much of an impact longtime instructor Liz Hedges had on her students.

Panola College Band features Southwest Saga | News

Panola College Band and Jazz Band performed in concert in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The School Funding Crisis Facing Rural Schools  Texas Monthly

A key program that has funded struggling school districts expires this year, and school superintendents are bracing for the fallout.

The Morning After: Will the Real Running Game Please Stand Up?  HornSports

The Texas Longhorns tallied just 98 rushing yards against the Maryland Terrapins in 2017. Flash forward a year and that number didn't get much better.

LIVE UPDATES: High school football games from around DFW and the rest of Texas!  Star-Telegram

The high school football season is getting close to the playoffs with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games ...

$72 Million for a High School Stadium? In Texas, It's Only Up from There  Bleacher Report

"We're out on the field getting the Tigers ready for another successful run at a state title," chirps the voicemail for the Katy High School athletics department...

Young dancers meet Kilgore College Rangerettes, participate in halftime show  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — The floor of Masters Gym was crowded Saturday, as about 150 high school dancers took direction from an instructor who was showing — and ...

Aspiring singers compete for slot in Texas Country Music Hall of Fame's John Ritter Tribute Showcase  Longview News-Journal

CARTHAGE — Auditions for the John Ritter Tribute Showcase are not a glittery affair, judge Lang Scott readily admitted recently to several dozen aspiring ...

Hudson hires Rusk's Allison as new head basketball coach  Lufkin Daily News

For the past 14 seasons, Rob Peterson has roamed the sidelines for the Hudson Hornets in helping them continue their prowess as a perennial playoff ...

East Texas' four National Merit semifinalists set sights on next prize  Longview News-Journal

Standing beside Carthage High School senior Annie Mahaffey during a recognition ceremony including some of her teachers, family and educators, Principal ...

3 schools see sweepstakes wins at academic UIL district meets  Longview News-Journal

It takes a lot of hard work to win district academic UIL meets, as several school districts and hundreds of students compete in each conference.

Central Arkansas overcomes SFA QB Jake Blumrick's career night  Tyler Morning Telegraph

NACOGDOCHES – A career passing game by quarterback Jake Blumrick was not enough to overcome one glaring deficiency in the Stephen F. Austin ...

CJHS to hold Veterans Day ceremony | News

Carthage Junior High School will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on the Carthage High School campus in the CISD Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov.

Mitchell, Sampson take top honors at Best Preps banquet  Longview News-Journal

Tatum's Brianna Mitchell and New Diana's Jackson Sampson took home top honors Tuesday at the fourth annual Best Preps Banquet at Maude Cobb ...

Singer, Songwriter And Radio Personality Dallas Wayne Releases New Album, SONGS THE JUKEBOX TAUGHT ME: VOLUME 2  Broadway World

Country music artist and SiriusXM personality Dallas Wayne has released his latest album, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me: Volume 2 on Heart of Texas Records ...

Carthage school bus catches fire; no one injured  Longview News-Journal

No one was injured Tuesday morning when a Carthage ISD school bus caught fire at the high school.

Dwight Smith, The Best Unknown Player In College Football  Bleacher Report

When Dwight Smith arrived at TCU, nobody thought he would ever be able to play football for them. One year later, he may not only the most underrated player ...

Game Preview: Texas Longhorns at Maryland Terrapins  HornSports

The Texas Longhorns hope to start the 2018 season with a road win over the Maryland Terrapins, the same team that pulled an upset last year in Austin.

Baytown Chamber of Commerce — 26th annual public safety recognition luncheon  The Baytown Sun

The Baytown Chamber of Commerce 26th annual Public Safety Recognition Luncheon honors police officers and firefighters/paramedics for their outstanding ...

Depth Chart, Injuries and Tulsa: Texas is still learning how to win  HornSports

Texas head coach Tom Herman met with the media on Monday to discuss the loss in Landover and the upcoming matchup against Tulsa at home on Saturday.

Bowens erupts in Bearkats' victory  Huntsville Item

The Bearkats received key help from some unfamiliar faces on Saturday, keeping their slim postseason hopes alive.

Tim Sindt Tops The True Top 500 Rankings  MileSplit

We pulled ever athletes time run this season to see how many times they have in the top 500.

Longview, Hallsville marching bands earn superior ratings  Longview News-Journal

Longview High School's marching band recently brought home the school's 67th consecutive first division superior rating from a University Interscholastic ...

Bearkats weather injuries through critical final stretch  Huntsville Item

The injury bug continues to bite the Bearkats as the 2018 season rolls on, thrusting several reserve players into prominent roles.

Lumberjack Marching Band Member Dies | News  SFA The Pine Log Online

The SFA flag was flown at half-mast as students mourned the death of student Caleb Gibbs, who died in an automobile accident Sept. 20.

Students, adults spend day Fishing for the Future  Longview News-Journal

HALLSVILLE — Some East Texas students and adults took the day off from school and work on Friday to spend the day fishing.

White Oak band heads to state; Lobo squad extends its streak  Longview News-Journal

White Oak High School's band is the sole area band to advance to state UIL competition, while Longview High School's band received a First Division superior ...

Baseball: Troup beats Hughes Springs twice to advance  Jacksonville Daily Progress

LONGVIEW — After losing the opener on Friday (7-4) in its Class 3A, Region III best-of-three series against the Hughes Springs Mustangs, Troup bounced back ...

Kevin Schenk

Kevin J. Schenk, 54, Sackets Harbor, longtime news anchor and reporter in Watertown and Syracuse television and radio, passed away Friday, September 8th ...

McCarron rallies after poor start, Bills beat Bears 28-27

CHICAGO (AP) — AJ McCarron couldn't remember having this much fun at any level of football. Trailing by five in the closing minutes, he told his teammates ...

College Station spoils Aledo's bid for 8th state title  Texas Redzone Report

AT&T STADIUM – The Aledo Bearkats have become so synonymous with winning state championships that they had a reality show called Titletown, ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Jamal Walton Leads The Pack With Top All-Time 400m Mark  MileSplit

Last spring at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, Jamal Walton ran one of the top marks ever by a high school athlete. Walton threw down a ...

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