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.


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..
https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/mary-reeves-davis-back-in-panola-county


Area Bands In UIL Marching Competition – Watch Live!
Posted October 13, 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

10:30 am Prairiland
10:45 am Alba-Golden
11:00 am DeKalb
11:15 am Redwater
11:45 am Sabine
12:00 pm Chisum
12:15 pm Linden-Kildare
12:30 pm Waskom
12:45 pm New Diana
1:30 pm Hughes Springs
1:45 pm Elysian Fields
2:00 pm Quitman
2:15 pm Pewitt
2:30 pm Harmony
3:00 pm Jefferson
3:15 pm Winnsboro
3:30 pm Mineola
3:45 pm White Oak

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

 

 


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…
https://soundcloud.com/kgasblake/outdoor-burning-prohibited-in-panola-county


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.
CLICK TO LISTEN TO INTERVIEW FROM 8-28-14

 


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.)


Electrical Issue Leads to Early Dismissal at CHS
Posted September 2, 2014 by kgasradio |   

CARTHAGE, TEXAS- CARTHAGE HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SENT STUDENTS HOME EARLY ON TUESDAY AFTER AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE LEFT MANY CLASSROOMS WITHOUT POWER.

SHORTLY BEFORE NOON, STUDENTS REPORTED SEEING AN ELECTRICAL POLE SMOKING NEAR BULLDOG STADIUM, SHORTLY AFTER THE CHS CAMPUS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL POWER SURGES.

AT 1 PM., THE DECISION WAS MADE TO SEND STUDENTS HOME EARLY.

CISD SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN HAMBRICK SAYS THAT CREWS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO PINPOINT THE PROBLEM.

KGAS NEWS REPORTER BLAKE HOLLAND IS FOLLOWING THE STORY AND WILL HAVE UPDATES BOTH ON-AIR AND ONLINE


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.

Click For Audio

Listen here….

 


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 |   

Marshall

Click To Listen Live

Harleton

Click To Listen Live

Waskom

Click To Listen Live

Henderson

Click To Listen Live

Arp

Click To Listen Live

Troup

Click To Listen Live

West Rusk

Click To Listen Live

Overton

Click To Listen Live

Carlisle

Click To Listen Live

Carthage

Click To Listen Live
Beckville

Click To Listen Live

Elysian Fields

Click To Listen Live

Tenaha

Click To Listen Live

Timpson

Click To Listen Live

 


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.

Photos/Info: Blake Holland-KGAS News

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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