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.

East Texas Oil and Gas Blast set for Saturday in Carthage
Posted October 8, 2015 by kgasradio |   

The East Texas Oil and Gas Blast will take place at the Carthage Civic Center this Saturday, Oct. 10. Some of the many events available to attendees include a car show, a kids Halloween costume contest, and a karaoke contest with a $1,000 grand prize. Several door prizes will also be won during the event.

oil and gas blast

Several musical groups will perform throughout the day. The Panola Pipers will start off the day with a performance at 10 a.m. Other performers include Project String Power, the Calvary Boys Quartet, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band, the John Ritter Tribute Showcase of Stars, recording artist Tommy Cash, and Brandon Rhyder.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and entry is free. Main Street Carthage is sponsoring a free children’s play area. The Oil & Gas Blast will feature concession stands, rides, and many arts and crafts vendors, so be sure to bring some spending money.

UIL Marching Band Contest – October 20, 2015
Posted October 6, 2015 by easttexastoday |   

We will provide live streaming video of each event.
Tuesday October 20, 2015 – Pine Tree High School
Broadcast on:  * KGAS 104.3 FM, ** KPXI 100.7 FM, *** KMHT 103.9 FM

Time            School                   Result
10:00 am     Harmony
10:15 am     Daingerfield
10:30 am     Sabine
10:45 am     Jefferson***
11:00 am     Linden-Kildare***
11:30 am     Hughes Springs
11:45 am     DeKalb
12:00 pm     Hooks
12:15 pm     Waskom***
12:30 pm     New Diana***
1:15 pm       Mineola
1:30 pm       Redwater
1:45 pm       Elysian Fields***
2:00 pm       Queen City***
2:15 pm       Mt. Vernon
2:30 pm       New Boston
3:00 pm       Pewitt
3:15 pm       Quitman
3:30 pm       Winnsboro
3:45 pm       Alba-Golden
4:00 pm       Chisum
4:15 pm       Prairiland
4:30 pm       White Oak***

Marshall man sentenced for aggravated sexual assault of child
Posted October 6, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Zachary Ryan Roberts

Zachary Ryan Roberts

Zachary Ryan Roberts, of Marshall, pleaded guilty before 71st District Judge Brad Morin Thursday. The judge, who presided over the case, accepted the plea bargain agreement made between the state and the defense in the case, sentencing the defendant to 10 years. In addition to his prison sentence, Roberts will have to register as a sex offender for life.

According to the indictment, Roberts allegedly committed the offense on April 15, 2014, and March 26, 2014. He was arrested in June of this year for the crime and indicted in August on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. As part of the plea bargain agreement, prosecutors abandoned count two of the indictment, relating to the March 26, 2014 allegation and moved forth with count one, which alleged that Roberts had sex with a child younger than age 14 on April 15, 2014.

According to court documents, the victim’s mother reported him to authorities after learning that his friendship with her child had become sexual. As part of the plea bargain agreement, the defendant will receive credit for time he’s already served in jail.

UIL Marching Band Contest – October 17, 2015
Posted October 5, 2015 by easttexastoday |   

We will provide live streaming video of each event.
Tuesday October 13, 2015 – Mt. Pleasant High School
Broadcast on:  * KGAS 104.3 FM, ** KPXI 100.7 FM, *** KMHT 103.9 FM

Time          Band                              Result
9:40 am    Mt. Enterprise **
9:55 am    Timpson *
10:15 am  Shelbyville
10:30 am  Cushing
10:45 am  Carlisle, Price**
11:00 am  Joaquin
11:15 am  Beckville*
11:30 am  Tenaha*
11:45 am  San Augustine
12:00 pm West Sabine, Pineland
1:00 pm   Hemphill
1:15 pm   Elkhart
1:30 pm   West Rusk**1:45 pm   Troup**
2:00 pm   Arp**
2:15 pm   Frankston
2:30 pm   Garrison
2:45 pm   Winona
3:00 pm   Crockett
3:15 pm   Westwood Palestine
3:45 pm   Chapel Hill
4:00 pm   Carthage*
4:15 pm   Athens
4:30 pm   Bullard
4:45 pm   Henderson**
5:00 pm   Rusk
5:15 pm   Center
5:30 pm   Van
5:45 pm   Brownsboro
6:00 pm   Palestine
6:15 pm   Tatum *
6:30 pm   Nacogdoches
7:15 pm   Lufkin
7:30 pm   Longview
7:45 pm   John Tyler, Tyler
8:00 pm   Jacksonville
8:15 pm   Whitehouse
8:30 pm   Lindale
8:45 pm   Hallsville
9:00 pm   R.E. Lee, Tyler

UIL Marching Band Contest – October 13, 2015
Posted October 5, 2015 by easttexastoday |   

We will provide live streaming video of each event.
Tuesday October 13, 2015 – Mt. Pleasant High School

Time            Band                    Broadcast            Result
9:30 am       Union Hill
9:45 am       Rivercrest
10:00 am     Maud
10:15 am     Como-Pickton
10:30 am     Hawkins
11:00 am     Ore City
11:15 am     James Bowie
11:30 am     Big Sandy
11:45 am     Union Grove
12:00 pm     Harleton                 KMHT 103.9 FM
12:15 pm     Clarksville
1:00 pm       Liberty-Eylau
1:15 pm       Paris
1:30 pm       Gilmer
1:45 pm       Pleasant Grove
2:00 pm       North Lamar
2:30 pm       Pittsburg
2:45 pm       Kilgore
3:00 pm       Gladewater
3:15 pm       Spring Hill
3:30 pm       Atlanta
4:00 pm       Marshall                   KMHT 103.9 FM
4:15 pm       Pine Tree
4:30 pm       Texas High
4:45 pm       Sulphur Springs
5:00 pm       Greenville
5:15 pm       Mt. Pleasant

Marshall woman in custody for firing gun outside residence
Posted October 5, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A woman is in custody after allegedly firing a gun outside a residence on Beaver Street in Marshall Sunday.

arrested-logo2Marshall Police Public Information Officer Becky Holland says the SWAT team was called out, but the woman surrendered before they got there.

“We got a call probably about 12:40 pm that there was a woman outside of a residence shooting a gun. Our officers responded and the subject had barricaded herself inside her house. Allegedly she had fired some shots at a male subject, but there are no injuries. We called out our SWAT team, but before they got there, she surrendered. Our officers were able to take her into custody without incident,” Holland said.


Bark for Life set for Saturday at Panola Expo Center
Posted October 5, 2015 by kgasradio |   

Bark for Life cancer fundraiser is set for Saturday at the Panola Expo Center.

bark for lifeThe American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps them move closer to their ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join in the Bark for Life this Saturday in Carthage at the Panola County Expo Center. It will be a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.



Center police searching for man who tried to lure 14-year-old girl into car
Posted October 5, 2015 by kgasradio |   

Center Police are seeking information about the whereabouts of a Hispanic man who attempted to talk to and lure a 14-year-old girl into his vehicle Saturday in the area of Crest Well Street.

stranger dangerPolice say the victim describes the suspect as having a medium build with brown skin, speaks English, in his 20s, about five feet, eight and driving a white Chrysler 300.

Detectives are searching for the suspect. If you have any information, call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE, or send a web tip to centercrimestoppers.com.

Weekly Roadwork Report from TxDOT Atlanta District for Oct. 4-10
Posted October 3, 2015 by kgasradio |   

TxDOT_Color_LOGO-150x150Bowie County

US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing new bridge.
IH 30 – From SH 8 to Anderson Creek, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures.
US 82 – From IH 30 near New Boston to DeKalb, widening highway. Various lane closures.
FM 991 – At Akin creek and US 67, replacing bridge, widening highway and adding lighting. Highway closed for bridge construction, traffic detoured through Redwater.
FM 2253 – From IH 30 to US 82 at Leary, widening highway and overpass.
IH 369 – at IH 30 interchange, sealing joints on bridges. Various lane/ramp closures.

Camp County


Cass County

US 59 – At FM 3129 in Domino, constructing new overpass.
SH 77 – From FM 251 to FM 1841 in Atlanta, widening highway.
FM 2328 – From US 59 to SH 43, widening highway.

Harrison County

FM 450 – At Little Cypress Creek, replacing bridges and relocating roadway.
FM 450 – At IH 20 south of Hallsville, widening bridge and approaches.

Marion County

FM 726 – At Brushy Creek, replacing bridge. Highway is closed during construction, Traffic is being detoured onto FM 3001, FM 2208, SH 154 through Harleton and FM 1968. Detour route is signed.
US 59 – At FM 2208, reconstructing intersection for concrete pavement.

Morris County

IH 30 – From Titus County Line to Bowie County Line, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures.

Panola County

Bus. 59 – From US 79 to US 59 South, resurfacing highway. Nighttime work only.
SH 43 – Rusk County Line to FM 959, repairing pavement.

Titus County

IH 30 – From Franklin County Line to Morris County Line, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures.

Upshur County

SH 155 – From south of Sabine River to US 80, replacing bridges and widening roadway.
SH 300 – From US 271 in Gilmer to three miles north of FM 726, reconstructing roadway.

Editor’s note: This is a schedule of work being planned for the dates noted above. Weather conditions and unforeseen problems can cause delays or cancelation of work. For more information about construction projects, contact Marcus Sandifer, Public Information Officer, TxDOT Atlanta District, 903-799-1306, marcus.sandifer@txdot.gov.

Woman dies after house fire near Hallsville
Posted October 2, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A woman has died after her house became engulfed in flames outside Hallsville. The fire broke out on Wednesday at a residence in the 200 block of Firetower Road.

FIRE_ICON_imagesThe home was occupied by the woman, her daughter and her daughter’s children.

Hallsville fire officials says the name of the woman has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

It is believed a neighbor assisted the woman in getting away from the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Longview Walmart
Posted October 2, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A bomb threat in Longview that had led to the evacuation o f the Walmart on East Loop 281 Thursday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm.

BombThreatThat’s according to Longview police.  Officers and firefighters responded to the threat of a bomb at around 4:50 pm Thursday and evacuated the store.

Police searched the building, but found no signs of a bomb and then cleared the building.

Responders left the scene at around 5:20 pm Thursday.

Henderson man arrested on drug charges after raid
Posted October 2, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A Henderson man has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance when officers executed a search warrant at his residence and found him to be in possession of more than 30 grams of methamphetamine.

ruskRoger Dale Miller Jr., 46, was arrested Tuesday night by Henderson Police and Rusk County Sheriff’s deputies.

Miller was arraigned Wednesday by Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells on first degree manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance charges. Miller’s bond was set at $100,000.

Four people arrested for meth at residence in Henderson
Posted October 1, 2015 by kgasradio |   

Henderson Police and Rusk County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested four people and recovered more than 30 grams of methamphetamine at a home on East Main Street in Henderson.

drug arrestAuthorities say the bust went down at around 7 pm Tuesday after they obtained a narcotics search warrant for that residence.

Marshall woman charged with numerous drug possession offenses
Posted October 1, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A Marshall woman has been charged with numerous illegal drug possession charges.

arrested-logo2Courtney Jamal Johnson was arrested Tuesday for possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, open container in vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Water boil notice issued for customers of Fair Play Water Supply
Posted September 30, 2015 by kgasradio |   

Fair Play Water Supply Corporation has issued a water boil notice for some customers after a break in the water line on Panola County Road 246.

water boilThe boil water notice affects customers who live on Panola County Road 245 down to Private Road 6452, Panola County Road 248 to Panola County 245, Panola County Road 246 and Farm to Market 124 from Young Blood Church down to 5091 FM 124.

Those customers are asked to boil their water prior to consumption for two minutes at a vigorous rolling boil until further notice.

Man arrested in fatal Cherokee County shooting
Posted September 30, 2015 by kgasradio |   

The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Cherokee County early Monday morning.

Doye Allen Haney, Jr.

Doye Allen Haney, Jr.

According to Chief Deputy David Womack, Doye Allen Haney Jr., 26, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in a motel in Tyler by the U.S. Marshals Service. An arrest warrant was issued for Haney in connection with the death of Tony Scott Brazier. Brazier was found dead inside his home on FM 235 South, 6 miles east of New Summerfield around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Haney was held in the Smith County Jail for a short time before he was taken to the Cherokee County Jail, where he is expected to be arraigned either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Sheriff James Campbell says witnesses at the scene say Brazier had been arguing with Haney over money earlier in the day. Haney later arrived at Brazier’s home with another man and a woman. A short time after they arrived, deputies suspect Haney shot Brazier at close range.

Harrison County extends emergency burn ban order
Posted September 29, 2015 by kgasradio |   

The Harrison County Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved the extension of the emergency burn ban order, prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county, for another 90 days.

Burn Ban Graphic_jpg_475x310_q85The seven-day burn ban was signed by Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor last Monday, and put in place based on the imminent threat of wildfires and the recommendation of County Fire Marshal Thomas Mock as well as the Texas Forest Service.

Panola County Commissioners’ Court also voted to extend the emergency burn ban order at their Monday meeting.

Murder warrant issued for man in fatal shooting Monday
Posted September 29, 2015 by kgasradio |   

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting early Monday morning.

shooting-graphicAccording to Capt. John Raffield, the warrant was issued for Doye Allen Haney, Jr., 26, after authorities spoke with several witnesses, including two persons of interest in the case about what happened leading up to the fatal shooting of Tony Scott Brazier.

Brazier was found dead inside his home on FM 235 South, 6 miles east of New Summerfield at around 3:30 am.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Troup Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Office is helping with the investigation.

Haney is known to frequent Troup and Whitehouse areas. If you have any information on this shooting, or the whereabouts of any of the persons of interest, you’re asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 903-683-2271, or Crime Stoppers at 903-586-7867.


Driver killed in rollover crash identified
Posted September 28, 2015 by kgasradio |   

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a person that died after a rollover wreck Saturday afternoon on I-20 West just outside of Van.


DPS Trooper Jean Dark says 18-year-old Chandlor Allen, of DeSoto, Texas, was flown to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He later succumbed to his injuries around midnight Sunday morning.

Trooper Dark says the wreck, which occurred at 2:35 p.m., was a result of a blown tire. A 1998 Ford Ranger, being driven by 18-year-old Keenan Clark II, of DeSoto, rolled several times after the back left tire blew out on I-20 West just outside of Van. Both the front seat passenger, 18-year-old Anferne Allen, of Desoto, and Chandlor were ejected from the vehicle, and were not wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.

Keenan Clark II and Anferne Allen were taken to Trinity Mother Frances hospital. Their conditions were unknown.

Woman dies after single-vehicle crash in Harrison County Sunday morning
Posted September 28, 2015 by kgasradio |   

A single-vehicle crash in Harrison County Sunday morning claimed the life of a woman.

fatalJustice of the Peace Megan Pinson said the crash occurred on State Line Road, North just this side of the Louisiana State Line.

According to Pinson, the woman was a passenger in a vehicle and was ejected during the wreck. Pinson ordered an autopsy to be performed on the deceased. Three other occupants were transported to University Health Center in Shreveport.

Pinson pronounced the woman dead at 11:41 am.

The name of the deceased has not been released.