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.

Two Vehicles Crash Through Downtown Building
Posted July 27, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 1.36.05 PMSunday afternoon, one female driver was transported to ETMC Carthage with minor injuries after crashing through a vacated building on the north side of the downtown square. According to witnesses, a white SUV rear-ended a parked vehicle pushing it through an unoccupied building. Both vehicles have been cleared from the scene, and police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.


KGAS News will soon have an on-scene video news exclusive. Stay tuned.

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Ambulance Driver Avoids Collision
Posted July 24, 2014 by kgasradio |   

VIDEO: Wednesday afternoon, the quick actions of an ambulance driver helped avoid a serious collision at the intersection of HW 79 North and FM 959.

Blake Holland reports…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CvjvNHUBts&feature=youtu.be

Friday Afternoon Rollover on HW 149
Posted July 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

VIDEO: This afternoon, the PCSO and DPS responded to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 149 between Carthage and Beckville. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports. Watch here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zKoy6Ddews&feature=youtu.be

Walmart Express Comes to East Texas
Posted July 15, 2014 by kgasradio |   

A new Walmart Express store is expected to be completed in the city of Tatum by the end of this year. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports.

Listen here….https://soundcloud.com/blake-holland-kgas/walmart-express-comes-to-east-texas

Two-Vehicle Accident FM 1794 & HW 59 North
Posted July 14, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of FM 1794 and HW 59 North on Monday afternoon. According to Fire Marshal Duane Baushke, the victims did not suffer from any life threatening injuries.

KGAS Reporter Blake Holland has more from the scene.

Watch the video here….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk2j0x0ICpE&feature=youtu.be

Officials Discuss East Texas Earthquakes
Posted July 10, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Several East Texas officials recently traveled to Shelby County to discuss the recent seismic activity in Deep East Texas.

Listen to Blake Holland’s story here…https://soundcloud.com/blake-holland-kgas/officials-discuss-east-texas-earthquakes

Soccer Association Hosting Summer Camp
Posted July 9, 2014 by kgasradio |   

UPDATE: The Carthage Soccer Association is hosting about 70 kids this week for a summer camp that involves coaches from England. Listen to the updated story here….https://soundcloud.com/blake-holland-kgas/summer-soccer-camp

New Truck Stop Provides Jobs
Posted July 9, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Wednesday night, the new Panola Pines truck stop opened their doors. The new business stop is providing job opportunities for over 80 people. Listen here….https://soundcloud.com/blake-holland-kgas/new-truck-stop-provides-jobs

200+ Flags Retired On July 4th
Posted July 6, 2014 by kgasradio |   

10514521_669947506427283_609728282058408721_nOn Friday, VFW Post 5620 and American Legion Post 353 hosted a flag retirement ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Carthage. Later in the evening over 200 flags were laid to rest at the post. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland was at the service and filed this report.


HEB Recalls Several Beef Products
Posted July 3, 2014 by kgasradio |   

H-E-B stores throughout Texas are recalling several of their beef products.

The following SKUS are impacted by this voluntary recall:

Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014 of the following products:

· Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas RP UPC beginning with 220344

· H-E-B Seasoned Beef Fajitas UPC beginning with 220736

· Mi Comida Beef Skirt Steak For Fajitas (Bulk Package) UPC beginning with 222322

· Mi Comida Beef Skirt Steak For Fajitas UPC beginning with 222340

· Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas UPC beginning with 224234

· Texas BBQ Rub Style Beef Skirt UPC beginning with 238715

Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by date of 6/24/2014 of the following products:

· Beef for Stew Meat UPC beginning with 222835

Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by date of 6/27/2014 of the following products:

· H-E-B Seasoned Beef For Carne Guisada UPC beginning with 220595

Retail Packaged Styrofoam tray products with packed on dates of 6/9/2014 through 6/28/2014 of the following products:

· Stew meat RP UPC beginning with 220595

· Stew meat VP UPC beginning with 220621

· Beef for Stew UPC beginning with 221776

· Beef for Stew Meat VP UPC beginning with 222832

· Beef for Stew Meat Tenderized UPC beginning with 222836

Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may call H-E-B Customer Relations at 1-800-432-3113.

CISD Takes Steps Towards Possible Bond Election
Posted June 30, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Carthage ISD is in the early stages of a possible bond election for May of 2015. The district has posted an online notice seeking a construction manager at risk. CISD Superintendent Dr. Glenn Hambrick says the possible bond election is still in the preliminary stage.

Listen to Blake Holland’s interview with Dr. Glenn Hambrick here>Possible Bond Election

According to a public notice posted on the CISD website, the bonds could include the construction of a new performing arts center, renovation of the high school offices, cafeteria, and career technical education area; security systems; awning and walkways; clean power ; press box expansion; a baseball and softball complex; agricultural facility; and also drives and parking.

The district created the list after reviewing results from a task force that was formed to investigate possible projects.

CHS Graduate Killed In Sunday Morning Accident
Posted June 29, 2014 by kgasradio |   


KGAS News can confirm that former Carthage football/basketball standout Cortlyn Ware was killed in a one-vehicle accident this morning on West Hayden Street just off of FM 10.

Hear the details of the investigation here…Fatal Accident

Ware is a 2011 Carthage High School graduate. He was a key player on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 state title winning football teams.

Funeral services are set for Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Southside Baptist Church under the direction of the Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Photo: Blake Holland-KGAS News

Pedestrian Struck On Highway 59 South
Posted June 28, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Blake Holland-KGAS News

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On Friday night, the Panola County Sheriffs Office received a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle on Highway 59 South near County Road 420. According to neighbors, the subject had already made several attempts to jump into oncoming traffic.

The man had reportedly attended a gathering at a nearby home, when he suddenly began beating several other people. EMS had been dispatched to the home to transport one of the injured subjects to East Texas Medical Center in Carthage.

A short time later, the PCSO received a report of a pedestrian being struck on Highway 59 South. Upon arrival, first responders prepared a landing zone for a LifeAir helicopter. The man was then airlifted to ETMC Tyler with unknown injuries.

Listen to the radio report here

KGAS News is currently working to gather more details, and will bring you the latest both on-air and online. 

TxDOT: State Highway 43 to be Resurfaced
Posted June 26, 2014 by kgasradio |   

A section of State Highway 43 either side of the Harrison and Panola County Line will receive a new riding surface this year according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation.

“We will be resurfacing a 3.8-mile section of the highway from 0.4 mile south of Farm-to-Market Road 959 in Panola County to 0.7 mile north of Spring Creek in Harrison County,” said Mike Anderson, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall. “The contractor will also be replacing metal beam guard rail and texturizing the outside shoulders to help warn drivers when they are running off the road.”

Work on the project should begin in August and take about three months to complete, Anderson said.

Jury Finds O’Neal Guilty of Felony Theft
Posted June 26, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Blake Holland- KGAS News

Panola County, Texas- Testimony concluded on Wednesday in the case of the State of Texas vs. Mark Hinton O’Neal. O’Neal was charged with the April 17th, 2013 theft of diesel fuel and oil from Weiner Trinity. The jury deliberated approximately 2 1/2 hours before returning a verdict of guilty.

Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson ordered pre-sentence investigation to be submitted to him. Sentencing for O’Neal will begin as soon as the report is completed. O’Neal is not eligible for probation and District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson expects him to be sentenced to prison

Listen here-Guilty Verdict KPXI

KGAS Summer Gospel Concert: Friday, July 18th
Posted June 23, 2014 by kgasradio |   

KGAS Summer Gospel Concert Info:

The Kingsman with special guests The Calvary Boys and Grounded

  • Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Carthage Civic Center.
  • Tickets in Advance: $12.00
  • Tickets at the Door: $15.00
  • Call 903-693-7176 for ticket information.


One-Vehicle Accident Causes Monday Power Outage
Posted June 23, 2014 by kgasradio |   

june23accidnetAccording to police, shortly before 8 o’clock this morning a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 18 year-old Bryian Bolton struck a power pole in front of Panola Auto Sales.

The accident snapped the power pole in half causing it to hang above the roadway. The driver was cited for no drivers license and no insurance. Bolton was then transported by ambulance to ETMC Carthage with minor injuries.

The street was shut down for most of the morning while SWEPCO crews worked to repair the broken pole. The roadway is now back open and power has been restored.

DeLay Appears in Carthage Despite Legal Trouble
Posted June 22, 2014 by kgasradio |   

10426687_515460421914282_6570826490167905679_nBlake Holland-KGAS

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was in Carthage on Saturday for the annual Panola County Republican Women Fundraiser. The appearance was made in the midst of recent legal trouble.

In 2010, DeLay was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy in a scheme to influence state elections. The conviction was overturned last year by a lower court. Although, this past week state prosecutors requested the reinstatement of the convictions, saying that the court ignored key evidence.

Listen here…Tom DeLay in Carthage

Nugent Family Files Petition Against Tiedes Release
Posted June 20, 2014 by kgasradio |   

The family of Marjorie Nugent has filed a petition against the recent release of murderer Bernie Tiede. The family is claiming that they were never notified of the court hearing that determined whether Tiede would be released.

KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland spoke with Nugents granddaughter on Thursday. Listen here….

KGAS-What’s Your Bid?
Posted June 16, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Radio-AuctionThe “What’s Your Bid” radio program is now being offered by KGAS. The program will begin Saturday June, 21st 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Tune in to bid on everything from car washes to food! During the program call 903-693-6668 to place your bid. The program will be broadcasted every Saturday through July 19th, 2014


View some of the items that will be auctioned off below…


Panola National Bank- $25 Gift Cardpanola-national-bank



etmcETMC Carthage- Lipid Tests




pippenPippen Motor Company- Oil Change and Car Wash/Vacuum






CAIN CHAIRCain Hardware- Rocking Chair








 portersPorters Cleaners- Gift Cards





carwashSuperior Car Wash- Detail/ Shampoo Carpet







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photo 1 photo 2Copper Falls- Jewelry Items











photo 3 photo 5 photo 4MiMi’s Closet- Hat and leggings 









First State Bank- Gift Cards









farmersFarmers State Bank- Gift Cards






sandThe Cottage Tea Room- Lunch for Two






churchschickenChurchs Chicken- 10 Piece Mix Family Pack





sonicSonic- Gift Cards





Salon 111 Carthage- Numerous Items


Fairplay Nursery- Several Items


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fordExcel Ford- Oil Change





chicken2Chicken Express- Gift Cards and 50 Sweet Teas





putt-putt-golfPutt Putt Golf Longview- Rounds of putt putt





bauer1Bauer Furniture- Several Items: Sofa and Chair, Art Decor, Armless Chair, Lamp, Table, oil painting…

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thebakeshoppeThe Bake Shoppe- Large Casserole, Dozen Assorted Cookies, Dozen Assorted Cupcakes, Large sandwich tray.






 karateCarthage Karate and Fitness-  Gym Memberships, Tanning, Burn It Classes, Karate Classes






ktKen Turners Pharmacy- Music Box, Night Light, 2 Photo Albums





masters blend 2The Masters Blend- Ten $10 Gift Certificates





Lonestar Outfitters- Four Itemsphoto 1






Bucks Pizza- Delicious Lunch and Dinner Specials/ Gift Cards

Dons- Family Portraits





Pink Gold-MANY Items!!!

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Mulberry Bush-Several Items


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