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.

Watch / Listen To Game Archives
Posted August 31, 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

KGAS Small Schools  KPXI Small Schools  KMHT Small Schools

Car Burglarized at Samaritan House
Posted August 25, 2014 by kgasradio |   

policegphcAUDIO: Two suspects are in jail tonight after burglarizing a vehicle parked at the Samaritan House in Carthage.

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DPS Reminds Drivers to Watch for Children As New School Year Starts
Posted August 22, 2014 by kgasradio |   

AUSTIN – As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to school buses and school zones.

“With children heading back to school, drivers can help keep Texas students safe by obeying all speed limits – especially in posted school zones – and stopping for school buses,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Individuals who illegally pass stopped school buses endanger our children, and DPS officers will not tolerate drivers who break the law and put others in harm’s way.”

One of the most dangerous times of a student’s trip on a school bus is when they are entering or exiting the bus. Drivers are urged to slow down and pay attention in school zones since children may step into a roadway without checking for oncoming traffic.

State law requires that approaching drivers stop when a bus is stopped and operating a visual signal – either red flashing lights or a stop sign. Drivers should not proceed until the school bus resumes motion; the driver is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or the visual signal is no longer activated. A driver does not have to stop for a school bus if it is on a highway with roadways separated by an intervening space or physical barrier. (If a highway is divided only by a left-turning lane, the roadways are not considered separated, and drivers must stop for school buses.)

Drivers who illegally pass school buses face fines up to $1,250 for a first offense. For individuals convicted of this offense more than once, the law allows DPS to suspend the driver license for up to six months. (A ticket for illegally passing a school bus cannot be dismissed through defensive driving.)

JUST IN: Carthage Man Arrested in Shreveport Prostitution Sting
Posted August 21, 2014 by kgasradio |   

willardAccording to the Shreveport Times, police arrested fourteen men at the Clarion Hotel in Shreveport on Wednesday.

The men were arrested as they arrived for what they thought were meetings with a prostitute. One of the men arrested was 29 year-old Willard Collins of Carthage.

Collins was arrested on solicitation of prostitution charges.

Photo: Shreveport Police

2014 High School Football Broadcast Calendar
Posted August 20, 2014 by easttexastoday |   


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Backpack Dangers
Posted August 20, 2014 by kgasradio |   

AUDIO: Your child’s backpack could cause health problems later in life.

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports. Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/backpack-dangers/s-yibCx

Fallen Tree Destroys Truck
Posted August 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

treeontruckShortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday emergency crews responded to a report of a truck begin crushed by a fallen tree on Tatum Street. Upon arrival, officials determined that the vehicle was unoccupied and no rescue operation was necessary.

18-Wheeler Fire Causes Traffic Snarls
Posted August 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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UPDATE: It took crews nearly an hour to extinguish an 18-wheeler fire this evening in Northeast Panola County. The fire happened during the 6 o’clock hour on Highway 79 North between DeBerry and Bethany.
Four different fire departments worked to battle the blaze, and crews were able to contain the fire to the trucks cab. Officials say that the truck was owned by Schlumberger, an oil field services company. The truck was not carrying any flammable materials at the time of the fire.
Traffic was backed up for nearly an hour, in both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway. No injuries were reported.

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Lunch Hour Accident Damages Five Vehicles
Posted August 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

UPDATE: Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, a total of five vehicles were damaged when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of South Adams and Sabine Street.

Listen here….https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/lunch-hour-accident-damages-five-vehicles

Autumn Weather Outlook: Cool and Rainy
Posted August 19, 2014 by kgasradio |   

fallThis fall could bring cooler temperatures and an unusual amount of precipitation. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports…..https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/fall-weather-outlook-includes-el-nino-pattern

CISD Board Approves Budget and Tax Rate
Posted August 18, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Carthage_ISD_LogoThe Carthage ISD School Board met in regular session on Monday and approved both the 2014-2015 budget and tax rate:

Listen here…. https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/cisd-board-approves-budget-and-tax-rate

Crews Battle Two Grass Fires Within One Hour
Posted August 14, 2014 by kgasradio |   

UPDATE: Thursday afternoon, Carthage firefighters responded to two separate grass fires within one hour.

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports….Listen here…

Two-Vehicle Accident on Highway 149
Posted August 14, 2014 by kgasradio |   

UPDATE: Wednesday afternoon, two vehicles were involved in an accident on HW 149, just outside of Carthage. One vehicle fled the scene, but was later located by authorities.

Listen here….https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/two-vehicle-accident-on-hw-149

Police Investigate iPad Theft at Carthage Walmart
Posted August 12, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Police are investigating the theft of several iPads from the Walmart location in Carthage. Police Chief Jim Vanover says that the incident occurred around 2 o’clock Monday morning.

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Beckville ISD School Board Appoints New Elementary Principal
Posted August 12, 2014 by kgasradio |   

On Monday night, the Beckville ISD School Board approved the the hiring of Jason Bridges as the new elementary school principal. Stay with KGAS News for further details.

Independent Bankers Assn. of Texas Recognizes Beckville School Teacher
Posted August 11, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Carthage, Texas—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to present Sunset Elementary School teacher Lisa Tate with its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award. Tate, a third-grade teacher, is one of three award recipients from across the state. She will be presented her award on August 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beckville ISD Administration Office located at 4398 State Highway 149.

The Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award program is hosted by the IBAT Education Foundation. The program seeks to recognize educators from local schools who teach financial education in innovative, fun and engaging ways. The award program is now in its fifth year. Previous award winners are helping to create the curriculum for the IBAT Teach the Teacher program with the ultimate goal of giving students the foundation necessary to make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives.

Lisa Tate is a perfect example of what we look for in a recipient of this award,” Chris Williston, IBAT president and chief executive officer, said. “She is dedicated to teaching financial literacy in a fun manner that allows her third graders to understand the importance of earning, saving and spending. She knows that while her students are young, it’s not too early for them to begin a path of financial success.”

Since Tate began teaching third grade in 2011, she has impacted more than 500 students with her financial education program. Her curriculum is simple—each week a student is selected as the class “banker,” and this person pays classmates for “coming to work” in the morning and for “doing their job” throughout the day. “Bonus pay” is also given when a student exceeds expectations. Students count and record their earnings each week and are able to spend their classroom money at the school store every six weeks. Tate’s goal is for her students to gain positive habits associated with money management and to become savvy savers and spenders at an early age.

Tate was nominated by local community bankers Becky Eubank and Jim Payne of First State Bank and Trust Company in Carthage. She will receive a cash award as part of her recognition. Members of the Foundation Board served as judges for the competition.

PHOTOS: 17th Annual Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Celebration
Posted August 10, 2014 by kgasradio |   

View photos from this years Hall of Fame Weekend below. 



“The Oak Ridge Boys” perform live at Saturday nights show. Lead singer, and Texas native  Duane Allen was inducted into the TCMHOF, and all of the “boys” were made honorary members.




5Carthage native, Linda Davis and husband Lang Scott on stage performing “Misty” during intermission at the 2014 John Ritter Tribute Showcase.





Carly Ritter, daughter of the late John Ritter, performing live at Friday nights showcase.






On Saturday, KGAS hosted the Country Showdown Talent Contest, this years winner was Chris Colston of Lindale, Texas.


UPDATE: Short Police Pursuit Ends in Arrest
Posted August 7, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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According to Panola County Constable Mitch Norton, Thursday afternoon during the three o’clock hour he attempted to pull a red convertible over near Beckville. The driver failed to pull over and led Norton on a short pursuit with speeds ranging from 50-60 mph.

After entering Tatum city limits, Norton was able to pull the driver over with assistance from Tatum Police. Narcotics were located inside the vehicle, and the female driver was placed in custody.

PCSO Chief Deputy John DePresca tells KGAS that 45 year-old Connie Sue Horner, of Tatum was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and no inspection certificate.

UPDATE: Identity Released in Tuesday Farming Accident
Posted August 6, 2014 by kgasradio |   
On Tuesday evening, emergency crews responded to a report of a man trapped underneath a piece of farming equipment in the DeBerry area. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that 83 year-old Roy Lee Moreland was trapped under a farm implement attached to tractor. Moreland was pronounced dead on scene.

According to Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake, it is undetermined how long the man was trapped. Family members say he traveled from his out of town residence in the early morning hours.

Moreland’s body was transported to Southwest Forensics in Dallas for autopsy.

Tax Rate Approved By Commissioners
Posted August 1, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Friday morning, the Panola County Commissioners Court met in special session. According to Judge David Anderson, the effective tax rate schedule was received, a budget hearing for fiscal year 2015 was set for August 25th at 1pm.

Public hearings were not set since the 2015 proposed tax rate did tax rate not exceed the effective tax rate. Judge Anderson said that the rate was actually reduced three cents from last year.