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.


Three Month Long Investigation Ends in Two Arrests
Posted December 17, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Police-Chase-Graphic-285x213A three month long investigation ended on Tuesday with the arrest of two people.

Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake says that investigators had recently discovered two Van Zandt county criminals were living at a residence on County Road 1974 near Lake Murvaul.

Earlier this month, the PCSO took a report of home burglary on County Road 176. Several checks and antiques were stolen from inside the residence. A plasma cutter was later bought using one of the stolen checks at a local business. Surveillance video  showed that it was 35-year-old Steven Lee Mcarter, a suspect who had been arrested on several charges in Van Zandt county.

Two days later, a utility trailer was reported stolen on the same road, County Road 176. On December 12th, officers observed Mcarter driving in the area hauling the stolen trailer. He was stopped and arrested for felon possession of a firearm.

On Tuesday afternoon, search warrants were executed by deputies with the Panola County Sheriffs Office. One team of officers arrested Tammy Davis Humber, 52, at a mobile home in the Lake Murvaul area, she was charged with theft of property.

Officers then made their way to a residence on County Road 1974. They entered the front door of the home, while other deputies were positioned inside a patrol boat on the lake shore. Mcarter was not at the residence at the time, but officers were able to recover several suspected stolen items.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Mcarter arrived at the home by vehicle and was placed under arrest. Investigators with the Panola County Sheriffs Office have not yet fully identified the property found inside the home. Sheriff Lake says he predicts future charges to be filed.


Boil Water Advisory Issued for Tatum Residents
Posted December 17, 2014 by kgasradio |   

glass-of-water-537x355Customers served by Tatum Water Works are being asked to boil their water before consuming. Earlier today, a water main was busted by crews working on underground telephone lines.

According to city officials, Tatum ISD is expected to release a statement on any potential school closings due to the issue.

Stay with KGAS News both on-air and online for further details.


Nugent Family Sends Davidson Two Requests
Posted December 16, 2014 by kgasradio |   

The family of murdered Carthage widow Marjorie Nugent recently sent two letters to Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson.

One of them asking whether and when Davidson met with those involved with the movie “Bernie.” And another requesting evidence in the case.

Read the letters by clicking the links below…

Request for Evidence-Danny Buck (12-12-14)

Request for Public Documents-Danny Buck (12-12-14)


Sticker Shock Campaign Kicks Off
Posted December 13, 2014 by kgasradio |   

no-alcoholA campaign against underage drinking kicked off Saturday morning in Carthage.

The Texas Department of Transportation and local officials held a news conference to inform the public about a program that shows the consequences of underage drinking. Volunteers then placed stickers on multi-packs of beer in stores informing consumers that it is illegal to provide alcohol for people under the age of 21.

Speakers for the event included: Carthage City Manager Brenda Samford, Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake, Panola County TEAM&PD Coalition Coordinator Joanna Rutherford, Brookshire Brothers Store Manager Jim Hanks and TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist Irene Webster.

In addition to Brookshire Brothers, Charter’s, New Way and The Bulldawg Stop also displayed the Sticker Shock Campaign stickers.


Stolen Vehicle Recovered; Suspect On The Run
Posted December 13, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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Authorities are in the process of issuing a warrant for a suspect who evaded arrest on Thursday night.

According to Lieutenant Blake Smith, at around 6:30 p.m. officers spotted a van recently reported missing and were working to confirm the information with dispatch, when the suspect pulled into the E-Z Mart convenience store. The driver then exited the vehicle and was able to escape officers.

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Police approached the vehicle and discovered a passenger still inside. The subject was identified as Brian Paul Krubbe, 35, he was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Police are not releasing the identity of the driver, since he is still at large.

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 1.32.59 PMIf you have any information concerning this case, call Carthage PD at 903-693-3866.

PHOTOS: Blake Holland-KGAS News


Panola County Manhunt Over, Suspect Captured
Posted December 9, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Panola County Manhunt Over, Suspect Captured

UPDATED: 10:30 P.M. 12-9-14

A suspect who fled from authorities earlier today is now in custody. Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake says the individual was arrested without incident near Highway 43.

KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports…

Listen here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/manhunt-over-suspect-captured

 



Posted December 8, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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Nugent Family Demands Panola County DA to Recuse Himself
Posted December 2, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 7.42.33 PMThe family of Marjorie Nugent has sent a letter to Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson demanding him to recuse himself. The family says they question Davidson’s ethics and objectivity in the forthcoming sentencing trial.

“Davidson has rigged this appeal in favor of a convicted murderer by keeping the victim’s family in the dark, by collaborating with the convicted murderer, by ignoring evidence and by hiding facts from the court,” said Nugent family spokesperson Ryan Gravatt “Davidson is chasing Hollywood glory at the expense of Texas Justice. He needs to recuse himself before he does more damage and enables Tiede to prey upon vulnerable victims again.”

The family is requesting that Davidson ask the trial court to appoint an assistant attorney general to represent the State in the case.

KGAS News attempted to contact Davidson for comment, but according to his office staff he is currently out of town.

Listen to Blake Holland’s report here…


Major Accident Shuts Down Highway 79 North on Saturday Night
Posted November 29, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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UPDATED: A major accident at Highway 79 North and County Road 3150 blocked traffic for several hours on Saturday evening.

Troopers with the Department of Public Safety tell KGAS, that the driver of a white pickup truck failed to yield right-of-way while pulling onto the highway, and was struck by an 18-wheeler carrying a large piece of equipment.

According to family members, Tommy and Hannah Brown were the occupants inside the truck. Both are currently being treated at University Health (LSU) in Shreveport.

Tommy Brown, 47, is said to be suffering from a concussion and memory loss. His daughter, 12 year-old Hannah Brown, is also suffering from a concussion and a suspected brain bruise.

Officials with TxDOT blocked both lanes of Highway 79 North until midnight. Northbound travelers were re-routed onto FM 1186 while the scene was cleared.

Inter-Community VFD and Community 4 VFD assisted with the accident.

VIDEO POSTED BELOW:

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Black Friday “Went Smooth” in Carthage
Posted November 28, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Local shoppers hit area stores on Friday to get in on the big savings. But according to local retail managers, things went “smooth.”

KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland has more on how local stores did….Listen to the full story here….

 


New Sentence Hearing Granted for Tiede; Court Orders He Return to Carthage
Posted November 26, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Blake Holland-KGAS News

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a new sentencing trial for convicted murderer, Bernie Tiede. According to the Austin-American Statesman, the court voted 6 to 3 this morning to grant Tiede a new hearing.

From the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals:

“Relief is granted. The sentence in Cause No. 1997-C-103-A in the 123rd District Court of Panola County is set aside, and Applicant is remanded to the custody of the Sheriff of Panola County so that a new punishment hearing may be conducted. The trial court shall issue any necessary bench warrant within 10 days after the mandate of this Court issues.”

Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake tells KGAS that he his office has not officially been contacted about Tiedes return to Panola County.


Carthage author’s new book about Texas gunslingers
Posted November 26, 2014 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

Panola County native and state historian Bill O’Neal has penned another book about Texas. This time, it’s about Texas gunslingers and that’s its name. The book, published by Arcadia, is due out Dec., 8th, but O’Neal gives KGAS listeners a preview of what’s in the book. Here’s an interview O’Neal gave KGAS news reporter Elaine Etheridge.TEXAS GUNSLINGERSBill O'Neal (Small)


KGAS personality sworn in as Panola County reserve deputy
Posted November 21, 2014 by kgasradio |   

The Panola County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing in ceremony on Nov. 12th for Sheriff Kevin Lake, the constables and deputies. Panola County Judge David Anderson gave the oath. One new deputy was sworn in. KGAS personality Elaine Etheridge was appointed a reserve deputy and Sheriff Lake presented her badge to her husband, Wayland McLemore, to pin on her. Wayland is also a deputy for the Panola County Sheriff’s officer. Here are some pictures from the exciting event.IMG_2718(1)IMG_1372IMG_1373


SPECIAL REPORT: Nugent Family Claims Tiede was Scamming Marjorie
Posted November 17, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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The family of murdered Carthage widow Marjorie Nugent has released evidence that they believe shows Bernie Tiede had a cover up motive for the 1996 murder. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland is delivering a special series on the new evidence, and how the Nugent family feels it shows a financial motive.


Listen to Part 1 here….https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/special-report-nugent-family-claims-tiede-was-scamming-nugent

 Listen to Part 2 here…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/special-report-nugent-family-claims-tiede-was-scamming-marjorie-part-2 

Listen to Blake’s original report on request for evidence by the Nugent family…https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/nugent-family-requests-unreleased-evidence


160 brave the cold for Carthage Veteran’s Day event
Posted November 12, 2014 by kgasradio |   

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Some 160 citizens attended Tuesday’s Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Carthage. Two-time Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal was the featured speaker.
He talked about the many national heroes that are from Texas, including World War II hero Audie Murphy, who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. O’Neal is pictured below in these shots taken by Jerry Hanszen at the service, which was broadcast live on KGAS FM 104.3.

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Saturday Evening Accident Shuts Down Highway 79 North
Posted November 8, 2014 by kgasradio |   

VIDEO: Motorcycle operator airlifted after colliding with a parked vehicle on Highway 79 North.

One person was airlifted following a major accident on Saturday night. It happened during the six o’clock hour on Highway 79 North near FM 123. KGAS News Correspondent Blake Holland reports…

Watch here….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0X4Cnyofw&feature=youtu.be


Watch / Listen To Game Archives
Posted November 7, 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.)


Bealls cuts ribbon on brand new bigger store in Carthage
Posted November 6, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Bealls Pic3bealls pic1The Panola County Chamber of Commerce was on hand for the grand opening of the Bealls location in Carthage on Thursday.
Bealls moved from its old location on West Panola to the bigger store located off the Loop where the old Walmart used to be next to H-E-B.
Chamber member Tommie Ritter Smith welcomed store manager Kari Westbrook, who told the crowd that Bealls has extended hours this weekend from 9 am until 9 pm. “We would like for ya’ll to come see our brand new store. We’ve worked hard on it and its a pretty store. We also have Estee Lauder and Clinique. I hope ya’ll enjoy. We’re going to have a lot of free giveaways. I hope ya’ll come see us.”
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PANOLA COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
Posted November 4, 2014 by kgasradio |   

LATEST ELECTION RESULTS: BLAKE HOLLAND-KGAS NEWS

BALLOTS CAST-TOTAL 5,786

2,370 EARLY VOTING BALLOTS CAST

3,416 ELECTION DAY BALLOTS CAST

UNITED STATES SENATOR

JOHN CORNYN (REP) 4,615 VOTES 80.58%

DAVID A. ALAMEEL (DEM) 986 VOTES 17.22%

REBECCA PADDOCK (LIB) 112 VOTES 1.96%

EMILY “SPICYBROWN” SANCHEZ 13 VOTES .23%

WRITE-IN 1 VOTE .02%

US REP. DISTRICT 1

LOUIE GOHMERT (REP) 4,660 VOTES 81.37%

SHIRLY J. McKELLAR (DEM) 1,067 VOTES 18.63%

TEXAS GOVERNOR

GREGG ABBOTT (REP) 4,614 VOTES 80. 17%

WENDY R. DAVIS (DEM) 1,069 VOTES 18.58%

KATHIE GLASS (LIB) 56 VOTES .97%

BRANDON PALMER 13 VOTES .23 %

3 WRITE-IN’S

TEXAS LT. GOVERNOR

DAN PATRICK (REP) 4,580 VOTES 80.04%

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE (DEM) 1,048 VOTES 18.32%

ROBERT D. BUTLER (LIB.) 87 VOTES 1.52%

CHANDRAKANTHA COURTNEY (GRN) 7 VOTES .12%

ATTORNEY GENERAL

KEN PAXTON (REP) 4,502 VOTES 78.75 VOTES

SAM HOUSTON (DEM) 1,145 VOTES 20.03%

JAMIE BALAGIA (LIB) 61 VOTES 1.07%

JAMAR OSBORNE (GRN) 9 VOTES .16%

LOCAL RACES-ALL CANDIDATES UNOPPOSED

STATE REP. DISTRICT 9

CHRIS PADDIE 4,771 VOTES 100%

CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY

DANNY BUCK DAVIDSON 4,660 VOTES 100%

COUNTY JUDGE

LEEANN JONES 4,770 VOTES 100%

JUDGE, COUNTY COURT AT LAW

TERRY D. BAILEY 4,791 100%

DIST. CLERK

DEBRA JOHNSON 4,796 VOTES 100%

COUNTY CLERK

PAUL BREVARD 4,745 VOTES 100%

SHERIFF (UNEXPIRED TERM)

KEVIN LAKE 4,864 VOTES 100%

COUNTY TREASURER

JONI WILLIS REED 4,786 VOTES 100%

COUNTY SURVEYOR

DON AUSTIN 2,463 VOTES 100%

COUNTY COMMISSIONER PCT. 2

JOHN GRADBURG 1,232 VOTES 100%

PCT.4

DALE LaGRONE 1,284 VOTES 100%

JP 1&4

DAVID A. GRAY 2,650 VOTES 100%

JP 2&3

LORA J. TAYLOR 2,170 VOTES 100%

CONSTABLE PCT. 1&4

BRYAN MURFF 2,646 VOTES 100%

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

FOR 3,609 VOTES 81.27%

AGAINST 832 VOTES  18.73%

 

 

 

 


Election day Tuesday voters decide federal, state and local offices
Posted November 3, 2014 by kgasradio |   

Texas2008photo-id-infoTexas voters will be required to present a photo identification, such as a driver’s license when voting Tuesday on Election Day.
There’s one contested race involving Rusk County elected officials: Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells takes on Rand Cates. Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. Ballots will carry a few local races and several statewide contests, including those for governor and lieutenant governor.
KGAS News has obtained sample ballots for each precinct in Panola County to advise voters of what’s on their ballot.
Each ballot has federal, and state offices, but the local constable and justice of the peace races vary.
There’s the U.S. Senator’s election, featuring John Cornyn, David Almeel, Rebecca Paddock and Emily Sanchez; the U.S. Representative District 1 race with Louie Gohmert against Shirley McKellar; the Governor’s race featuring Greg Abbott, Windy Davis, Kathie Glass and Brandon Parmer.
The candidates for lieutenant Governor are Dan Patrick, Leticia Van De Putte, Robert Butler, and Chandrakantha Courtney. In the Attorney General’s race, it’s Ken Paxton, Sam Houston, Jamie Balagia and Jamar Osborne. Glenn Hegar, Mike Collier, Ben Sanders and Deb Shafto are running for Comptroller of Public Accounts.
In the race for Commissioner of the General Land Office, it’s George P. Bush running against John Cook, Justin Knight and Valerie Alessi. Commissioner of Agriculture candidates are Sid Miller, Jim Hogan, David Palmquist, and Kenneth Kendrick.
Candidates in the race for Railroad Commissioner are Ryan Sitton, Steve Brown, Mark Miller and Martina Salinas.
The local races vary somewhat. For example, on the Precinct 1 ballot, voters will choose David Gray and Bryan Murff. Precinct 2 has John Gradberg and Lora Taylor. Precinct 3 lists Lora Taylor, and Precinct 4 has Dale LGrone, David Gray and Bryan Murff.
All ballots also have one constitutional amendment, Proposition One, which allows the transfer of state funds to be used for completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, but doesn’t include toll road.