UIL Region IV Marching Band Competition Streamed Live- Updated with Results
Posted October 25, 2012 by easttexastoday |   

Hanszen Broadcasting Company and Tatum Music Company are proud to provide live coverage of Texas U.I.L. high school marching band competitions held in this area.

The Region IV competition will be this Wednesday and Thursday, October 24th & 25th at Sam Parker field at  Mt. Pleasant High School..

Click Here For Link To Live Marching Band Video.

If you’d like to attend this event, admission is free.  Hanszen Broadcasting Company’s family of radio stations will be broadcasting many of the bands’ performance live on the radio, but you can watch the entire event live, for free, by clicking here.  Commentary will be provided by Jerry Hanszen & Doice Grant, both former band directors.

RESULTS 10/25/12

Mt. Vernon = 1
Prairiland = 1
DeKalb = 2
Hawkins = 3
Harmony = 1
New Boston = 1
Alba-Golden = 2
Waskom = 2
Hooks = 2
Paul Pewitt = 1
Elysian Fields = 1
White Oak = 1

RESULTS 10/24/12

James Bowie = 1
Maud = 2
Harleton = 1
Big Sandy = 3
Ore City = 2
Jefferson = 2
Chisum = 2
Sabine = 2
Clarksville = 1
New Diana = 1
Queen City = 1
Como-Pickton = 3
Quitman =  1
Dangerfield = 2
Union Grove = 1
Redwater = 1
Hughes Springs = 2
Rivercrest = 4
Linden-Kildare = 2
Winnsboro = 1


Watch The Game! Carthage vs Huntington Is Online!
Posted October 15, 2012 by easttexastoday |   

Carthage, TX – On Friday October 12, 2012 the Carthage Bulldogs hosted the Huntington Red Devils.  This game was broadcast live on KGAS 1590 AM, Carthage Cable TV’s Channel 21 and on this website.  This game was also recorded on video with the KGAS broadcast team providing commentary.  Your play-by-play announcers are:  Larry Allen, Mark Harris, Jerry Hanszen & Tate Barber.  This game was also the Carthage Homecoming Game.  Homecoming activities precede the actual game play on this video.  Actual game play begins 43 minutes into the video.

UPDATE: Nugent Family Releases Checks Allegedly Forged by Bernie
Posted October 29, 2014 by kgasradio |   

check1check2On Tuesday, the family of Marjorie Nugent released checks that they believe were forged by convicted murderer, Bernie Tiede. Listen here…NUGENT CHECKS




Nugent Family Requests Unreleased Evidence:
Blake Holland-KGAS

The family of a murdered Carthage widow is working to release evidence that could send her infamous murderer back to prison. 

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports… 
Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/nugent-family-requests-unreleased-evidence

Can’t listen on Soundcloud, try this….Click here>BERNIE 

Woman killed in Panola County crash identified
Posted October 29, 2014 by kgasradio |   

DPS Troopers in Tyler have released the identity of a woman who was killed in a single vehicle car crash in Panola County Sunday.
Trooper Jean Dark tells KGAS News Christy Lynn Moon, 38, of Marshall died at LSU Medical Center, Shreveport after she was air lifted following a crash on FM 1186 at around two o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Moon had been a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a teenager, according to Trooper Dark.policegphc
The car hit a culvert and then rolled over. The driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Carthage DPS troopers, Panola County sheriff’s deputies, and firefighters from the Intercommunity Volunteer Fire Department.

Ray Price’s widow inks a deal to show the star’s exhibit in Carthage
Posted October 28, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Ray Price’s widow, Janie Price, signed an agreement Tuesday to loan the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame her husband’s entire exhibit of costumes and memorabilia.

Mrs. Price signed a contract with museum director Tommie Ritter Smith at the TCMHF in front of the media. She told KGAS News the exhibit would open to the public in Carthage on February 28th of 2015.

The exhibit includes everything Mrs. Price has that belonged to her husband, the legendary star who recorded such hits as “For the Good Times,” and “Crazy Arms.”

Price died on Dec. 12, 2013 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, TX., at the age of 87. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Listen to Elaine Etheridge’s interview with Mrs. Price here:MRS RAY PRICEMRS. PRICE WITH ELAINE

One Person Airlifted Following Major Accident
Posted October 26, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Blake Holland-KGAS News


One female driver was airlifted following a four-vehicle accident on Highway 149. The accident happened shortly after 5 o’clock on Sunday afternoon just past Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Click here to listen to the latest…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/one-


Video of LifeAir leaving the scene:

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Two Injured in Cherokee County Plane Crash
Posted October 25, 2014 by kgasradio |   

PlaneCrash_pN50tBlake Holland-KGAS News

The FAA has confirmed that a twin-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in Cherokee County.

The 1980 Amphibious Aircraft made a crash landing on County Road 1314, near Farm to Market Road 768.

Four people were on board at the time of the crash, two of them were transported to ETMC in Jacksonville with minor injuries. Their names are unknown at this time.

Officials say the plane was en route to the Cherokee County Airport.


Blake Holland TSN News Sample
Posted October 24, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Blake Holland TSN News Sample Blake TOP STORY TSN News

KGAS SPECIAL REPORT: Nugent Family Requests Unreleased Evidence
Posted October 23, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Nugent Family Requests Unreleased Evidence:
Blake Holland-KGASbernie

The family of a murdered Carthage widow is working to release evidence that could send her infamous murderer back to prison. 

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports… 
Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/nugent-family-requests-unreleased-evidence

Can’t listen on Soundcloud, try this….Click here>BERNIE 

O’Neal Begins Second Term as Texas State Historian
Posted October 22, 2014 by kgasradio |   

O’Neal Begins Second Term as Texas State Historian:

Blake Holland-KGAS
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Carthage resident Bill O’Neal was sworn in as Texas State Historian this afternoon. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports…

Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/oneal-begins-second-term-as-state-historian
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Motion filed to dismiss murder charges against Center woman
Posted October 22, 2014 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

A motion has been filed to dismiss murder charges against a Center woman accused of stabbing a man to death. The motion cites “gross prosecutorial misconduct” in the case against Rebecca Gail Fountain.  Fountain’s attorney, Robert A. Goodwin filed the motion in the Shelby County District Clerk’s office.

“Originally, an attorney named Lynda K. Russell was appointed to represent Ms. Fountain on this murder case. At some time later in the case, the district attorney then, Kenneth Florence, actually the district attorney of Shelby County, filed a motion to remove Lynda K. Russell from the case, saying that at the time of the indictment and at the time this case was worked up she was in fact still the official elected district attorney of Shelby County and not him. And therefore, it would be inappropriate for her n his opinion to continue to represent Ms. Fountain because it gave the appearance if not the reality that the district attorney’s office was both prosecuting and defending this murder case,” Goodwin told KGAS.

Goodwin says he most concerned that Russell resigned her job as district attorney and that a new Shelby County D-A wasn’t appointed for eight months. During that time, Goodwin says the cases that were heard and disposed of may have been done so illegally.

Fountain is charged with the March 15th, 2012 stabbing death of Mark Alan Ray, of Joaquin.





Carthage woman charged with stealing livestock
Posted October 22, 2014 by kgasradio |   

A Carthage woman has been arrested and charged with theft of livestock. Panola County Constable Mitch Norton says Stacie Laine Soape, 42, stole a cow from a neighboring rancher in Panola County.

Soape was arrested Friday, Oct. 17th after an investigation that began on a tip that someone who didn’t own any cattle had sold one. Norton’s office was assisted in the investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.handcuffs-police-lights-arrest-generic

Area Bands In UIL Marching Competition – Watch Live!
Posted October 22, 2014 by easttexastoday |   

Marching Band

High School Marching Bands from across East Texas will be in UIL Marching Contest and the Hanszen family of radio stations will be broadcasting many of the performances live on the air.

In addition, ALL BANDS PERFORMANCES can be viewed live online thanks to Tatum Music Company‘s sponsorship.  CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAM.

Tuesday, October 14th @ Mt. Pleasant High School
Judges:  Stuart Bird – Troup ISD, Stacy Gist – Hutto ISD, Jonathan Kelly – Conroe (Ret)
10:00 am  Rivercrest  3rd Division
10:15 am  Maud  2nd Division
10:30 am  Ore City 1st Division
10:45 am  Harleton  2nd Division
11:15 am  Big Sandy 2nd Division
11:30 am  James Bowie  2nd Division
11:45 am Hawkins  2nd Division
12:30 pm Union Grove 1st Division
12:45 pm Como-Pickton 2nd Division
1:00  pm Clarksville 1st Division
1:30  pm Pittsburg 2nd Division
1:45  pm Spring Hill 1st Division
2:00  pm Pleasant Grove 2nd Division
2:15  pm Gilmer 1st Division
2:30  pm Kilgore 1st Division
3:00  pm Paris 1st Division
3:15  pm Gladewater 1st Division
3:30  pm Liberty-Eylau 2nd Division
3:45  pm Atlanta 1st Division
4:00  pm North Lamar 1st Division

Saturday, October 18th @ Homer Bryce Stadium, SFASU

9:30 am Mt. Enterprise 3rd Division
9:45 am Joaquin 2nd Division
10:00 am San Augustine 2nd Division
10:15 am Cushing 3rd Division
10:30 am West Sabine 3rd Division
10:45 am Tenaha 1st Division
11:00 am Shelbyville 1st Division
11:15 am Carlisle 1st Division
11:30 am Beckville 2nd Division
11:45 am Timpson 2nd Division
12:00 pm Overton 4th Division
1:00 pm West Rusk 1st Division
1:15 pm Winona 2nd Division
1:30 pm Garrison 1st Division
1:45 pm Westwood 2nd Division
2:00 pm Arp 1st Division
2:15 pm Hemphill 2nd Division
2:30 pm Crockett 4th Division
2:45 pm Frankston 2nd Division
3:00 pm Troup 2nd Division
3:15 pm Elkhart 3rd Division
3:45 pm Henderson 1st Division
4:00 pm Chapel Hill 1st Division
4:15 pm Bullard 1st Division
4:30 pm Carthage 1st Division
4:45 pm Tatum1st Division
5:00 pm Palestine 2nd Division
5:15 pm Van 1st Division
5:30 pm Brownsboro 2nd Division
5:45 pm Rusk 1st Division
6:00 pm Center 1st Division
6:15 pm Athens 1st Division
7:00 pm Nacogdoches 1st Division
7:15 pm Whitehouse 1st Division
7:30 pm Longview 1st Division
7:45 pm Hallsville 1st Division
8:00 pm John Tyler 2nd Division
8:15 pm Lufkin 1st Division
8:30 pm Jacksonville 1st Division
8:45 pm Lindale 1st Division
9:00 pm Robert E. Lee 1st Division

Wednesday, October 22nd – Mt. Pleasant HS

10:15 am Dangerfield 1st Division
10:30 am Prairiland 1st Division
10:45 am Alba-Golden 1st Division
11:00 am DeKalb 1st Division
11:15 am Redwater 1st Division
11:45 am Sabine 1st Division
12:00 pm Chisum 1st Division
12:15 pm Linden-Kildare 2nd Division

12:30 pm Waskom 2nd Division
12:45 pm New Diana 1st Division
1:30 pm Hughes Springs 1st Division
1:45 pm Elysian Fields 1st Division
2:00 pm Quitman 1st Division
2:15 pm Pewitt 1st Division
2:30 pm Harmony 1st Division
3:00 pm Jefferson 1st Division
3:15 pm Winnsboro 1st Division
3:30 pm Mineola 1st Division
3:45 pm White Oak 1st Division

Thursday, October 23rd – Mt. Pleasant HS

10:00 am Mt. Vernon
10:15 am Hooks
10:30 am New Boston
10:45 am Queen City
11:15 am Mt. Pleasant
11:30 am Marshall
11:45 am Texas High
12:00 pm Greenville
12:15 pm Sulphur Springs
12:30 pm Pine Tree



Carthage ISD Officials Address Ebola Concerns
Posted October 20, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Carthage_ISD_LogoCISD Addresses Ebola Threat at Monday Meeting:


Carthage ISD Superintendent Dr. Glenn Hambrick on the threat of Ebola and other infectious diseases: “We are aware, and we are trying to be proactive.”

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports..https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/carthage-isd-addresses-ebola-concerns

Mary Reeves Davis Back in Panola County
Posted October 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

The widow of country music singer Jim Reeves, Mary Reeves Davis, has reached her final resting place. This past Saturday, her body was brought to Panola County as she requested in her last will and testament. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports..

Problematic Vehicle Sparks Numerous Grass Fires
Posted September 30, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Monday evening, several small grass fires were ignited by an SUV emitting sparks. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports. Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/problematic-vehicle-sparks-numerous-fires

Burn Ban Issued for Panola County
Posted September 30, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Outdoor Burning Prohibited in Panola County:

Earlier today, Judge David Anderson declared a state of disaster in Panola County based on the imminent threat of disaster from wild fire.

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports…Listen here…

Deputy Constable Killed in Wednesday Accident
Posted September 24, 2014 by kgasradio |   

KGAS News can confirm that Panola County Deputy Constable Byron McMillen was killed earlier today in a traffic accident on Highway 79 South near Fairplay.

Panola County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy John DePresca tells KGAS News that McMillen was transported to ETMC Carthage where heroic efforts were made to save his life, unfortunately they were unsuccessful.

Funeral arrangements are currently pending with the Hawthorn Funeral Home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both the Sheriffs Office and the family.

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports..Listen here….https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/panola-county-deputy-constable-killed-in-wednesday-accident

Henderson Band Receives Top Honors
Posted September 22, 2014 by easttexastoday |   
Tommy Moore

HISD Band Director, Tommy Moore

Henderson, TX – The Henderson High School Band has made history.  The band earned the coveted Sweepstakes title after earning a first division rating at UIL Marching Competition followed by first division ratings in both Concert & Sight Reading contest.

But wait, there’s more.  Band Director, Tommy Moore submitted an audio recording of the band’s performance to the Texas Music Educators Association to be entered in the Texas Honor Band Competition.

And…they won! The Henderson Band was declared the very best 3A Band in UIL Region 21.  Then the band placed 2nd in the Area round of competition and even placed in the top 10 in State.

Band Director, Tommy Moore was a recent guest on KWRD / KPXI’s “Talk of East Texas Road Show” and was interviewed by program host, Mark McLain.


Texas Rangers Investigate Inmate Death in Panola County
Posted September 14, 2014 by kgasradio |   

AUDIO: On Sunday morning at approximately 11:36 am, officers at the Panola County Detention Center began their routine cell checks and discovered an inmate inside a single person cell, slumped against the wall with a phone cord around his neck.

KGAS News Corespondent Blake Holland reports…Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/texas-rangers-investigate-inmate-death-at-panola-county-jail

Shreveport Vet Center Hosting Mobile Vet Care Event
Posted September 9, 2014 by kgasradio |   

The event will be held on September 18, 2014 at Panola College at 1109 West Panola; Carthage, TX 75633.  The Readjustment Counseling Services Mobile Vet Center will be on site to support the event and counseling services.  Active duty service members and eligible family members who served in a combat or war zone are now eligible to get counseling at the Shreveport Vet Center, in addition to retired or honorably discharged Combat Veterans and all their eligible family members.  The services offered include:
Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.
Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling.  A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement:  deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone.
In addition to its regular operating hours Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Vet Center has extended hours two nights a week, Monday and Tuesday until 7 p.m.
The Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all clients, and we hold information in strictest confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.
Active duty service members or Veterans needing more information should call the Shreveport Vet Center at 318-861-1776.

Watch / Listen To Game Archives
Posted September 5, 2014 by kgasradio |   

You can listen to the recorded game archives of each high school football game that is broadcast or streamed on the Hanszen radio stations. You can watch an archived video for Carthage, Henderson & Marshall. It’s free to listen. There is a fee for watching the video or downloading the game. Click on the links below

Carthage. Henderson  Marshall (Click To Purchase Season Ticket)

KGAS Small Schools  KPXI Small Schools  KMHT Small Schools

East Texas Today will be providing a great option for watching ARCHIVED online Video streams of 2014 season high school football games this year for Carthage (KGAS), Marshall (KMHT) and Henderson (KWRD/KPXI). The regular price to watch the individual game archived video stream will be $2.99 per game. Sign up TODAY and you can save 33% by purchasing a season pass for only $19.99! Watch the video replay of EVERY GAME for your favorite team on your IPhone, IPad, Android Phone or computer. (Due to Texas state high school regulations, games can not be replayed earlier than one hour after the live game is over.)