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.


Region 4 Marching Contest Results
Posted October 16, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

Click Here to view today’s contest

Results from today’s UIL Region 4 Marching Contest in Mt. Pleasant, TX will be updated throughout the day:

Union Hill – 3
James Bowie – 1
Linden-Kildare – 2
Hawkins – 2

Maud – 3
Big Sandy – 1
Rivercrest – 2
Union Grove – 1
Clarksville – 1

Pleasant Grove – 1
Kilgore – 1
GIlmer – 1
Atlanta – 1
Gladewater – 2

Paris – 1
Liberty-Eylau – 2
Pittsburg – 1
Spring Hill – 1
North Lamar – 1

Pine Tree – 1
Sulphur Springs – 1
Marshall – 1
Texas High – 1
Mt. Pleasant – 1


East Texas Scoreboard, Week 7
Posted October 13, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A Div II – 16
Texas High 35 at Sulphur Springs 21
Marshall 40 at Mt. Pleasant 0
Pine Tree 28 at Greenville 35
Ennis 34  at Whitehouse 10
Hallsville BYE
Class 5A – 17
Jacksonville 24 at Corsicana 34
Ennis 34 at Whitehouse 10
Lindale 35 at Nacogdoches 31
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Anna 44 at North Lamar 12
Quinlan Ford 24 at Princeton 28
Paris 28 at Liberty-Eylau 24
Class 4A Div 1-8
Kaufman 23 at Athens 20
Van 49 at Brownsboro 35
Terrell 0 at Crandall 33
Maban BYE
Class 4A Div 1-9
Bullard 41 at Palestine 20
Kilgore 20 at Carthage 50
Center 40 at Chapel Hill 28
Henderson BYE
Class 4A Div II – 6
Ferris 45 at Canton
Lincoln 40 at Rains 0
Roosevelt 28 at Wills Point 41
Class 4A Div II – 7
Pittsburg 43 at Atlanta 19
Pleasant Grove 41 at Gilmer 38
Spring Hill 35 at Gladewater 38
Class 4A Div II – 8
Diboll 53 at Tatum 21
Huntington BYE
Rusk 28 at Jasper 35
Class 3A Div I – 7
Grand Saline 21 at Commerce 26
Farmersville 14 at Mineola 35
Mt. Vernon 28 at Winnsboro 8
Quitman BYE
Class 3A Div I – 8
Hughes Springs 20  at White Oak 56
New Boston 0 at Jefferson 36
Redwater 34 at Sabine 20
Class 3A Div I – 9
Teague 44 at Elkhart 7
Malakoff 66 at Eustace 25
Westwood 0 at Groesbeck 50
West 49 at Whitney 21
Class 3A Div II – 7
Dekalb 21 at Daingerfield 51
Hooks 45 at Ore City 50
Queen City  13 at New Diana 55
Omaha Pewitt BYE
Class 3A Div II – 8
Lone Oak 30 at Alba-Golden 14
Como-Pickton 14 at Winona 35
Edgewood 74 at Harmony 20
Class 3A Div II – 9
Arp 20 at Beckville 10
Waskom 30 at Elysian Fields 27
Harleton 0 at West Rusk 63
Troup BYE
Class 3A Div II – 10
Hemphill 22 at Corrigan-Camden 13
Newton 71 at Crockett 8
Garrison 49 at Frankston 0
Class 2A Div I – 9
Boles 6 at Rivercrest 48
Wolfe City 63 at James Bowie 13
Honey-Grove 27 at Linden-Kildare 18
Class 2A Div I – 10
Big Sandy 71 at Cross Roads 6
Union Grove 27 at Cayuga 0
Kerens 28 at Hawkins 26
Alto 20  Joaquin 35
Class 2A Div I – 11
Joaquin 35 at Alto 20
Carlisle 57 at Cushing 33
Shelbyville 7 at San Augustine 48
Class 2A Div II – 11
Overton 24 at Grapeland 40
Mt. Enterprise at Tenaha (10/14)
Timpson 36 at Wortham 6

 


East Texas Scoreboard, Week 6
Posted October 6, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A Div II – 16
Sulphur Springs 6  at Marshall 50
Mt. Pleasant 21  at Pine Tree 31
Greenville 38  at Hallsville 10
Class 4A Div 1-8
Athens 49 at Van 22
Brownsboro 47 at Mabank 16
Crandall 14 at Kaufman 29
Class 4A Div 1-9
Carthage 42 at Henderson 17
Palestine 42 at Center 21
Chapel Hill 35  at Kilgore 42
Class 4A Div II – 7
Atlanta 34 at Tatum 28
Class 4A Div II – 8
Diboll  35 at Orangefield 14
Huntington 20  at Good Sheperd 54
Jasper 35  at Hardin-Jefferson 17
Madisonville 45  at Rusk 48
Class 3A Div I – 7
Commerce 14 at Mt. Vernon 47
Winnsboro 44 at Farmersville 47
Mineola 56 at Quitman 6
Class 3A Div I – 9
Elkart 19 at West 57
Teague 28  at Eustace 14
Groesbeck 14 at Malakoff 49
Whitney 52 at Westwood 13
Class 3A Div II – 7
Daingerfield 56 at Omaha Pewitt 6
Ore City 50  at Dekalb 54
New Diana  42  at Hooks 28
Class 3A Div II – 9
Elysian Fields 37 at Arp 0
Harleton 8 at Beckville 6
West Rusk 38 at Troup 0
Class 2A Div I – 9
Detroit 20 at Rivercrest 59
Honey Grove 38 at Cumby 28
Class 2A Div I – 10
Maypearl 12 at Kerens 20
Class 2A Div I – 11
Cushing 22 at Colmesneil 16
Frankston 10 at Shelbyville 48
Class 2A Div II – 11
Grapeland 62 at Maud 42

Potlatch set for Saturday, Oct. 14
Posted October 5, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

Submitted by Teresa Dennard

Potlatch will be held in the Carthage Civic Center, Panola County Expo Hall and the surrounding areas, Saturday, October 14 from 10 am until 4pm featuring Shopping, Food, Children’s Area, Teen Area, Entertainment and Car Show.

Performing on the Main Stage inside the Civic Center beginning at 10am will be the Bulldog Belles, String Power Super Group, Mike Parker & Bill Smith, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Singers and special guests.

At 1pm the Jalapeno Tree Karaoke Contest will begin. Top prize is $1000. Applications for the Karaoke Contest are on the city website on the Potlatch link, www.carthagetexas.us or at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce.

The Carthage Jr. High Twirlers and Flags will perform in the Teen Area at 10:30 and the Lip Sync Contest will begin at 11am. The Teen Area, located in the Expo Hall will also feature games such as the Pillow Fight, Jacob’s Ladder, Soccer Billiards, Rock Climbing Wall and a NEW Bumber Ball game you won’t want to miss.

The Children’s Area will feature free pony rides, a Trackless Train that is always a popular ride for the kids, Bungee Run, Monster Slide, Obstacle Course and Jump House.

Arts/Crafts & Retail vendors will have items to fit every shopping need…something for the ladies, children as well as the men! Start your Christmas shopping early!

The 15th Annual Potlatch (formerly Oil & Gas Blast) Car Show & Swap Meet will be in memory of Keith McIlwain & Jerry Buechler. Registration is from 8am-10:30am with the car show from 10:30am-2pm. Awards will be given in 16 classes plus best of show. Entry is $10 per car, contact 903-690-1401 for more information or you can get the entry form on the City of Carthage website, www.carthagetexas.us.

So many amazing groups will be serving up some really good eats again this year, including Baked Potatoes, Nachos, Street Tacos, Corn Dogs, Meat Pies, Funnel Cakes, Chicken Strips, Burgers, Brisket Sandwiches, Fried Pickles, Pies, Alligator Hoagies, Popcorn, Quencies Shaved Ice, Turkey Legs, Cotton Candy, Fried Pies and so much more! Plan on having lunch at Potlatch!

For Potlatch info check the carthagetexas.us website or contact Cindy Deloney, 903.736.2273 or Teresa Dennard 903.754.4000


East Texas Scoreboard, Week 5
Posted September 29, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A Div II – 16
Marshall 35 at Texas High 27
Hallsville 7 at Mt. Pleasant 6
Pine Tree 41 at Sulphur Springs 47
Class 5A – 17
Coriscana 35 at Manor 38
Ennis 17 at Del Valle 13
Jacksonville at Alvarado (9/30)
Lindale 20 at Gladewater 10
Nacogdoches 42  at Gilmer 51
Whitehouse 13 at Kennedale 56
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Anna 41 at Community 21
Castleberry 0 at Quinlan Ford 53
Pleasant Grove 51 at Liberty-Eylau 14
North Lamar 35 at Canton 13
Argyle 27 at Paris 7
Melissa 48  at Princeton 35
Class 4A Div 1-8
Mabank 7 at Athens 35
Van 34 at Crandall 14
Kaufman 22 at Terrell 19
Class 4A Div 1-9
Center 30 at Bullard 21
Henderson 35 at Chapel Hill 21
Kilgore 31 at Palestine 21
Class 4A Div II – 6
North Lamar 35 at Canton 13
Godley 48 at Ferris 21
Life Waxahachie 34 at Lincoln 17
Rains 28 at Redwater 39
Wilmer-Hutchins 41 at Roosevelt 6
Wills Point 34 at Hillsboro 22
Class 4A Div II – 7
Atlanta 54 at New Boston 8
Nacogdoches 49  at Gilmer 51
Lindale 20 at Gladewater 10
Tatum 28 at Pittsburg 41
Pleasant Grove 51 at Liberty-Eylau 14
Spring Hill 48 at Huntington 0
Class 4A Div II – 8
Tarkington 0 at Diboll 42
Spring Hill 48 at Huntington 0
Bridge City 14 at Jasper 46
Rusk 43 at Alto 21
Tatum 28 at Pittsburg 41
Class 3A Div I – 7
Farmerville 55 at Commerce 28
Mt. Vernon 42 at Grand Saline 28
Quitman 6 at Winnsboro 37
Class 3A Div I – 8
Hughes Springs 57 at Garrison 29
Jefferson 62 at Clarksville 0
Atlanta 54 at New Boston 58
Rains 28 at Redwater 35
Sabine 25 at Winona 18
Harmony 49 at White Oak 28
Class 3A Div I – 9
Westwood 34 at Elkhart 35
Eustace 19 at Groesbeck 20
Malakoff 39 at Whitney 7
West 42 at Teague 26
Class 3A Div II – 7
Dekalb 62 at New Diana 61
Hooks 62 at Queen City 27
Omaha Pewitt 35 at Ore City 34
West Rusk 40 at New Diana 23
Class 3A Div II – 8
Rivercrest 44 at Alba-Golden 0
Como-Pickton 26 at Wolfe City 28
Boles 14 at Edgewood 42
Harmony 49 at White Oak 28
Lone Oak 20 at Bonham 27
Sabine 25 at Winona 18
Class 3A Div II – 9
Arp 13 at Waskom 14
Troup 21 at Beckville 43
Harleton 21 at Elysian Fields 43
Class 3A Div II – 10
Corrigan-Camden 26 at Shelbyville 14
Coldspring-Oakhurst 22  at Crockett 16
Hughes Springs 57 at Garrison 29
Evadale 6 at Hemphill 38
East Chambers 17 at Newton 60
Class 2A Div I – 9
Boles 14 at Edgewood 42
James Bowie 16 at Detroit 52
Honey Grove 38 at Cumby 28
Maud 21 at Linden-Kildare 39
Rivercrest 44 at Alba-Golden 0
Como-Pickton 26 at Wolfe City 28
Class 2A Div I – 10
Big Sandy 49 at Mt. Enterprise 13
Carlisle 66 at Cayuga 0
Chilton 14 at Cross Roads 6
Hawkins 0 at Joaquin 56
Union Grove 13 at Cushing 24
Class 2A Div I – 11
Rusk 43 at Alto 21
Carlisle 66 at Cayuga 0
Union Grove 13 at Cushing 24
Hawkins 0 at Joaquin 56
San Augustine 55 at Overton 6
Corrigan-Camden 26 at Shelbyville 14
Class 2A Div II – 11
Big Sandy 49 at Mt. Enterprise 13
San Augustine 55 at Overton 6
Timpson 20 at Lovelady 14
Wortham 34 at Granger 41

 


East Texas Scoreboard, Week 4
Posted September 22, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A Div II – 16
Matchup
Texas High 44 at Kilgore 41
Marshal 19 at Corsicana 22
Mt. Pleasant 18  at Jacksonville 34
Sulphur Springs 6 at Whitehouse 28
Henderson 39 at Pine Tree 17
Hallsville 14 at Nacogdoches 31
Greenville 14 at Seagoville 8
Class 5A – 17
Marshall 19 at Corsicana 22
Kimball 7 at Ennis 82
Mt. Pleasant 18 at Jacksonville 34
Terrell 17 at Lindale 35
Hallsville 14 at Nacogdoches 31
Sulphur Springs 6 at Whitehouse 28
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Bonham 28 at Anna 35
Quinlan Ford 28 at Howe 0
Liberty-Eylau 50 at Atlanta 32
Pottsboro 14 at North Lamar 11
Paris 38 at Pittsburg 20
Princeton 21 at Reedy 49
Class 4A Div 1-8
Athens 20 at Robinson 34
Brownsboro 32  at Mineola 27
Crandall 21 at Midlothian Heritage 40
Kaufman 42 at Braswell 18
Ferris 14 at Mabank 35
Terrell 17 at Lindale 35
Palestine 28 at Van 49
Class 4A Div 1-9
Commerce 24 at Bullard 44
Carthage 48 at Gilmer 28
Center 42 at Diboll 45
Gladewater 7 at Chapel Hill 24
Henderson 39 at Pine Tree 17
Texas High  at Kilgore
Palestine 28 at Van 49
Class 4A Div II – 6
Matchup
Canton 14 at Life Waxahachie 20
Ferris 14 at Mabank 35
Grapevine Faith   at Lincoln
Rains 26 at Spring Hill 77
Pinkston 0 at Roosevelt (9/21) 41
Tatum 30 at Wills Point 24
Class 4A Div II – 7
Liberty-Eylau 50 at Atlanta 32
Carthage 48 at Gilmer 28
Gladewater 7 at Chapel Hill 24
Paris 38 at Pittsburg 20
Pleasant Grove 43 at Frisco 13
Rains 23 at Spring Hill 77
Class 4A Div II – 8
Center 42 at Diboll 45
Joaquin 47 at Huntington 0
Jasper 36 at Rudder 7
Rusk 33 at Fairfield 21
Tatum 30 at Wills Point 24
Class 3A Div I – 7
Commerce 24 at Bullard 44
Caddo Mills 36 at Farmersville 40
Grand Saline 0 at Edgewood 56
Brownsboro 32 at Mineola 27
Mt. Vernon 47 at Ore City 7
Quitman 0 at Harmony 72
Sabine 7 at Winnsboro 12
Class 3A Div I – 8
Matchup
Hooks 16 at Hughes Springs 39
Frankston 0 at Jefferson 56
Omaha Pewitt 51 at New Boston 22
Winona 23 at Redwater 55
Sabine 7 at Winnsboro 22
White Oak 29 at Daingerfield  28
Class 3A Div I – 9
Troup 19 at Westwood 17
Class 3A Div II – 7
White Oak 29 at Daingerfield 28
Linden-Kildare 58 at Dekalb 41
Hooks 16 at Hughes Springs 39
West Rusk 40  at New Diana 23
Mt. Vernon 47 at Ore City 7
Omaha Pewitt 51 at New Boston 22
Paris Chisum 21 at Queen City 42
Class 3A Div II – 8
Matchup
Alba-Golden 0 at Carlisle 40
Overton 6 at Como-Pickton 34
Grand Saline 0 at Edgewood 56
Quitman 0 at Harmony 72
Whitewright 0 at Lone Oak 47
Winona 33 at Redwater 55
Class 3A Div II – 9
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
First Baptist 12 at Elysian Fields 66
Big Sandy 27 at Harleton 0
Troup 19 at Westwood 17
Tyler Gorman 56 at Waskom 38
West Rusk 40 at New Diana 23
Class 3A Div II – 10
Kountze 32 at Corrigan-Camden 37
Madisonville 59 at Crockett 21
Frankston 0 at Jefferson 56
Alto 36 at Garrison 50
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
Newton 55 at Bridge City 14
Class 2A Div I – 9
Blue Ridge 6 at Boles 13
James Bowie 14 at Maud 47
Bells 48 at Honey Grov 20
Linden-Kildare 58 at Dekalb 41
Cooper 16 at Rivercrest 34
Wolfe City 14 at Detroit 6
Class 2A Div I – 10
Big Sandy 27 at Harleton 0
Cayuga 6 at Rice 63
Cross Roads 8  at All Saints 21
Timpson 38 at Hawkins 14
Kerens 0 at Mart 62
Union Grove 28 at Mt. Enterprise 3
Class 2A Div I – 11
Alto 36 at Garrison 50
Alba Golden 0 at Carlisle 40
Joaquin 47 at Huntington 0
San Augustine 22 at Kirbyville 6
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
Class 2A Div II – 11
Grapeland 64 at Frost (ATHN) 6
Union Grove 28 at Mt. Enterprise 3
Overton 6 at Como-Pickton 34
Clarksville 6 at Tenaha 62
Timpson 38 at Hawkins 14
Dawson 9 at Wortham 15

Deberry Murder Suspects Arrested
Posted September 19, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

UPDATE, 2:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 20:

A fourth suspect has been obtained by the U.S. Marshall’s Service Fugitive Task Force and Louisiana authorities. Cordarius D. Thompson, 17, of Bossier City, La. was captured on Wednesday and has been charged with two counts of murder following an investigation by the Texas Rangers and Panola County Sheriff’s Department.


Original post, Tuesday, Sept. 19:

Three people have been arrested and a fourth person is been sought in relation to the July 28, 2017 shooting deaths of Shayla Carson and Dalton Berry.

Marlon L. Kelly, 21, of Bossier City, La., and Mose Dandrew Smith, 20, of Bossier City have been taken into custody by Louisiana authorities. Cartrell Williamson, 21, of Bossier City surrendered to Panola County Sheriff Investigators on Tuesday morning

Panola County Criminal District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson said investigators are seeking a fourth suspect and an arrest is expected soon. Davidson’s office has issued arrest warrants for all four individuals, charging each with two counts of murder.

The investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers and Panola County Sheriff’s Office.


East Texas Scoreboard, Week 3
Posted September 15, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A Div II – 16
Matchup
Texas High 44 at Kilgore 41
Marshall 19 at Corsicana 22
Mt. Pleasant 18  at Jacksonville 34
Sulphur Springs 6 at Whitehouse 28
Henderson 39 at Pine Tree 17
Hallsville 14 at Nacogdoches 31
Greenville 14 at Seagoville 8
Class 5A – 17
Marshall 19 at Corsicana 22
Kimball 7 at Ennis 82
Mt. Pleasant 18 at Jacksonville 34
Terrell 17 at Lindale 35
Hallsville 14 at Nacogdoches 31
Sulphur Springs 6 at Whitehouse 28
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Bonham 28 at Anna 35
Quinlan Ford 28 at Howe 0
Liberty-Eylau 50 at Atlanta 32
Pottsboro 14 at North Lamar 11
Paris 38 at Pittsburg 20
Princeton 21 at Reedy 49
Class 4A Div 1-8
Athens 20 at Robinson 34
Brownsboro 32  at Mineola 27
Crandall 21 at Midlothian Heritage 40
Kaufman 42 at Braswell 18
Ferris 14 at Mabank 35
Terrell 17 at Lindale 35
Palestine 28 at Van 49
Class 4A Div 1-9
Commerce 24 at Bullard 44
Carthage at Gilmer (9/23)
Center 42 at Diboll 45
Gladewater 7 at Chapel Hill 24
Henderson 39 at Pine Tree 17
Texas High  at Kilgore
Palestine 28 at Van 49
Class 4A Div II – 6
Matchup
Canton 14 at Life Waxahachie 20
Ferris 14 at Mabank 35
Grapevine Faith   at Lincoln
Rains 26 at Spring Hill 77
Pinkston 0 at Roosevelt (9/21) 41
Tatum 30 at Wills Point 24
Class 4A Div II – 7
Liberty-Eylau 50 at Atlanta 32
Carthage at Gilmer (9/23)
Gladewater 7 at Chapel Hill 24
Paris 38 at Pittsburg 20
Pleasant Grove 43 at Frisco 13
Rains 23 at Spring Hill 77
Class 4A Div II – 8
Center 42 at Diboll 45
Joaquin 47 at Huntington 0
Jasper 36 at Rudder 7
Rusk 33 at Fairfield 21
Tatum 30 at Wills Point 24
Class 3A Div I – 7
Commerce 24 at Bullard 44
Caddo Mills 36 at Farmersville 40
Grand Saline 0 at Edgewood 56
Brownsboro 32 at Mineola 27
Mt. Vernon 47 at Ore City 7
Quitman 0 at Harmony 72
Sabine 7 at Winnsboro 12
Class 3A Div I – 8
Matchup
Hooks 16 at Hughes Springs 39
Frankston 0 at Jefferson 56
Omaha Pewitt 51 at New Boston 22
Winona 23 at Redwater 55
Sabine 7 at Winnsboro 22
White Oak 29 at Daingerfield  28
Class 3A Div I – 9
Troup 19 at Westwood 17
Class 3A Div II – 7
White Oak 29 at Daingerfield 28
Linden-Kildare 58 at Dekalb 41
Hooks 16 at Hughes Springs 39
West Rusk 40  at New Diana 23
Mt. Vernon 47 at Ore City 7
Omaha Pewitt 51 at New Boston 22
Paris Chisum 21 at Queen City 42
Class 3A Div II – 8
Matchup
Alba-Golden 0 at Carlisle 40
Overton 6 at Como-Pickton 34
Grand Saline 0 at Edgewood 56
Quitman 0 at Harmony 72
Whitewright 0 at Lone Oak 47
Winona 33 at Redwater 55
Class 3A Div II – 9
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
First Baptist 12 at Elysian Fields 66
Big Sandy 27 at Harleton 0
Troup 19 at Westwood 17
Tyler Gorman 56 at Waskom 38
West Rusk 40 at New Diana 23
Class 3A Div II – 10
Kountze 32 at Corrigan-Camden 37
Madisonville 59 at Crockett 21
Frankston 0 at Jefferson 56
Alto 36 at Garrison 50
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
Newton 55 at Bridge City 14
Class 2A Div I – 9
Blue Ridge 6 at Boles 13
James Bowie 14 at Maud 47
Bells 48 at Honey Grov 20
Linden-Kildare 58 at Dekalb 41
Cooper 16 at Rivercrest 34
Wolfe City 14 at Detroit 6
Class 2A Div I – 10
Big Sandy 27 at Harleton 0
Cayuga 6 at Rice 63
Cross Roads 8  at All Saints 21
Timpson 38 at Hawkins 14
Kerens 0 at Mart 62
Union Grove 28 at Mt. Enterprise 3
Class 2A Div I – 11
Alto 36 at Garrison 50
Alba Golden 0 at Carlisle 40
Joaquin 47 at Huntington 0
San Augustine 22 at Kirbyville 6
Beckville 48 at Hemphill 34
Class 2A Div II – 11
Grapeland 64 at Frost (ATHN) 6
Union Grove 28 at Mt. Enterprise 3
Overton 6 at Como-Pickton 34
Clarksville 6 at Tenaha 62
Timpson 38 at Hawkins 14
Dawson 9 at Wortham 15

East Texas Scoreboard, Week 2
Posted September 8, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

 

Matchup Score
Corsicana at Lee (9/9)
Ennis 23 at Tyler 27
Jacksonville 26 at Palestine 31
Forney 17 at Lindale 30
Nacogdoches 28 at Lufkin 45
Whitehouse 28 at Chapel Hil 14 (9/7)
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Callisburg 6 at Anna 20
Winnsboro 7 at Quinlan Ford 40
Liberty-Eylau 38 at Carthage 48
North Lamar 17 at Mt. Pleasant 21
Paris 13 at Plesant Grove 45
Van 48 at Princeton 34
Class 4A Div 1-8
Fairfield 27 at Athens 24
Brownsboro 20  at Spring Hill 49
Greenville 28 at Crandall 31
Kaufman 42 at Mineola 13
Kemp 53 at Mabank 7
Kennedale 55 at Terrell 6
Van 48 at Princeton 34
Class 4A Div 1-9
Bullard 21 at Groesbeck 24
Liberty-Eylau 38 at Carthage 48
Gilmer 56 at Center 17
Whitehouse 28 at Chapel Hill 14 (9/7)
Tatum 20 at Henderson 21
Kilgore 33 at Gladewater 21
Jacksonville 26 at Palestine 31
Class 4A Div II – 6
Matchup Score
Canton 42 at Grace Community 31
Ferri 20 at Castleberry 18
Wilmer-Hutchins 7  at Lincoln 14
Cooper 12  at Rains 26
Roosevelt  at Madison
Wills Point 30 at Ranchview 27
Class 4A Div II – 7
Atlanta 34 at Daingerfield 19
Gilmer 56 at Center 17
Kilgore 33 at Gladewater 21
Pittsburg 27 at Pine Tree 23
Paris 13 at Plesant Grove 45
Brownsboro 20 at Spring Hill 49
Class 4A Div II – 8
Crockett 16 at Diboll 54
Hardin 37 at Huntington 12
Crosby 42 at Jasper 36
Rusk 27 at Malakoff 29
Henderson 21 at Tatum 20
Class 3A Div I – 7
Leonard 50 at Commerce 48
Community 17  at Farmersville 14
New Diana 47 at Grand Saline 16
Kaufman 42 at Mineola 13
Mt. Vernon 21  at Brook Hill 6
Eustace 56 at Quitman 7
Winnsboro 7 at Ford 40
Class 3A Div I – 8
Matchup Score
Arp 21 at Hughes Springs 22
Omaha Pewit 16 at Jefferson 42
De Kalb 42 at New Boston 7
Redwater 19 at Hooks 20
Frankston 21 at Sabine 44
White Oak 29 at Tyler Gorman 39
Class 3A Div I – 9
Jewett Leon 14 at Elkhart 40
Eustace 56 at Quitman 7
Bullard 21 at Groesbeck 24
Rusk 27 at Malakoff 29
Teague 40 at Mexia 23
Mart 43 at West 12
Kirbyville 0 at Westwood 28
Whitney 36  at Little River Academy 17
Class 3A Div II – 7
Atlanta 34 at Daingerfield 19
De Kalb 42  at New Boston 7
Redwater 19  at Hooks 20
New Diana 47  at Grand Saline 16
Troup 28 at Ore City14
Omaha Pewitt 16 at Jefferson 42
Prairiland 14 at Queen City 20
Class 3A Div II – 8
Matchup Score
Mt. Enterprise 8 at Alba-Golden 27
Como-Pickton 27 at Detroit 26
Edgewood 20 at Caddo Mills 34
Harmony  vs Waskom (LGVW)
Scurry-Rosse 21r at Lone Oak 57
Elysian Fields 28 at Winona 20
Class 3A Div II – 9
Arp 21 at Hughes Springs 22
Beckville 47 at West Sabine 21
Elysian Fields 28 at Winona 21
Union Grove 31 at Harleton 14
Troup 28 at Ore City 14
Harmony vs Waskom (LGVW)
All Saints Epis  at West Rusk
Class 3A Div II – 10
Corrigan-Camden 6 at Centerville 21
Crockett 15 at Diboll 54
Frankston 21 at Sabine 44
Garrison 0 at San Augustine 28
Shelbyville 14 at Hemphill 18
Silsbee 17  at Newton 41
Class 2A Div I – 9
Boles 20 at Celeste 35
Simms Bowie 46 at Overton 22
Honey Grove 12 at Chisum 42
Linden-Kildare 21 at Clarksville 7
Diamond Hill-Jarvis 7 at Wolfe City 75
Class 2A Div I – 10
Matchup Score
Alto 61 at Big Sandy 40
Wortham 40 at Cayuga 28
Colmesneil 18 at Cross Roads 14
Cushing 22 at Hawkins 20
Tenah 28 at Kerens 9
Union Grove 31  at Harleton 14
Class 2A Div I – 11
Alto 61 at Big Sandy 40
Timpson 6 at Carlisle 30
Cushing 22 at Hawkins 20
Maud 7 at Joaquin 58
Garrison 0 at San Augustine 28
Shelbyville 14 at Hemphill 18
Class 2A Div I – 11
Grapeland 12 at Grovten 33
Mt. Enterprise 8 at Alba-Golden 27
Simms Bowie 46 at Overton 22
Tenaha 28 at Kerens 9
Timpson 6 at Carlisle 30
Wortham 40 at Cayuga 28

High School Football Scoreboard, Week 1
Posted August 31, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
Class 5A – 17
Matchup Home Score Away Score
 Marshall 28 Tyler Lee 29
Red Oak 0 at Corsicana 41
S Oak Clif 23 at Ennis  26
Pine Tree 12 at Jacksonville 14
Kaufman 19 at Lindale 14
Nacogdoches 21 at Kilgore 28
Whitehouse 27 at Hallsville 3
Class 4A Div 1 – 7
Whitesboro  7 at Anna 6
Rains 22  at Quinlan Ford 48
Gilmer 58 at Liberty-Eylau 57
North Lamar 37  vs Leander Glenn 27
Terrel 2l at Paris 33
Princeton 18 at Celina 34
Class 4A Div 1-8
Mexia 0 at Athens 6
Canton 21 at Brownsboro 26
Crandall 28 at Pittsburg  33
Lindale 14 at Kaufman 19
Mabank  20 at Palestine 50
Terrell 21 at Paris 33
Mineola 15 at Van 55
Class 4A Div 1-9
Malakoff 48 at Bullard 34
Gladewater 7 at Carthage 49 (called)
Center 21 at Rusk 48
Chapel Hill 48 at Wills Point 37
Henderson 36 at Atlanta 0
Nacogdoches 21 at Kilgore 28
Mabank 20 at Palestine 57
Class 4A Div II – 6
Canton 21 at Brownsboro 26
Bonham 54 at Ferris 19
Lincoln 38  at North Dallas 0
Rains 22 at Quinlan Ford 48
Chapel Hill 48 at Whitehouse 37
Class 4A Div II – 7
Henderson 36 at Atlanta 0
Gilmer 58at Liberty-Eylau 57
Gladewater 7 at Carthage 49
Crandall 28 at Pittsburg 33
Arkansas 20  at Pleasant Grove 27
Troup 21 at Spring Hill 52
Class 4A Div II – 8
Madisonville at Diboll–Canceled
Jasper  at Little Cypress-Mauriceville canceled
Center 21 at Rusk 48
Arp 0 at Tatum 14
Class 3A Div I – 7
Lone Oak 49 at Commerce 27
Farmersville 23 at Cooper 6
Como-Pickton 33 at Grand Saline 30
Van 55 at Mineola 15
Caddo Mills 14 at Mt. Vernon 27
Big Sandy 58 at Quitman 24
West Rusk 33 at Winnsboro 0
Class 3A Div I – 8
Daingerfield 23 at Hughes Springs 30
Waskom 21 at Jefferson 27
New Boston 6 at Hooks 20
Redwater 14 at Elysian Fields 36
Omaha Pewitt 49 at Sabine 12
New Diana 51 at White Oak 54
Class 3A Div I – 9
Shelbyville 23 at Elkhart 40
Eustance at Scurry-Rosser 0
McGregor 10 at Groesbeck 23
Malakoff 48 at Bullard 34
Caldwell at Teague canceled
Rockdale 24 at West 42
Westwood 31 at Frankston 13
Whitney 41 at Godley 26
Class 3A Div II – 7
Daingerfield 23 at Hughes Springs 30
De Kalb 30 at Prairiland 20
New Boston 6 at Hooks 20
White Oak at New Diana
Ore City 20 at Maud 8
Sabine 12 at Omaha Pewitt 49
Cushing 18 at Queen City 41
Class 3A Div II – 8
Alba-Golden 21 at Hawkins 12
Grand Saline 30 at Como-Pickton 33
Edgewood 38 at Clarksville 6
Lone Oak 49 at Commerce 27
Winona 35 at Alto 34
Class 3A Div II – 9
Tatum 14 at Arp 0
Anderson-Shiro 10 vs Beckville (LUFK) 38
Redwater 14 at Elysian Fields 28
Lindale-Kildare 35 at Harleton 26
Spring Hill 52 at Troup 23
Jefferson 27 at Waskom 21
West Rusk 33 at Winnsboro 0
Class 3A Div II – 10
Woodville at Corrigan-Camden canceled
Crockett at Trinity Saturday
Westwood 33 at Frankston 13
Tyler Gorman 41 at Garrison 35
Hemphill at San Augustine Saturday
Newton at Kirbyville canceled
Class 2A Div I – 9
Boles 26 at Mildred 53
Trenton 0 at Honey Grove 37
Harleton 26 at Linden-Kildare 35
Rivercrest 53 at Chisum 15
Wolfe City at First Baptist
Class 2A Div I – 10
Matchup Home Score Away Score
Big Sandy 58 at Quitman 24
Cayuga 14 at Palmer 49
Alba-Golden 21 at Hawkins 12
Kerens 42 at Leon 0
Overton 9 at Union Grove 41
Class 2A Div I – 11
Winona 35 at Alto 34
Mt. Enterprise 7 at Carlisle 49
Queen City 41 at Cushing 18
Joaquin 22 at Tenaha 23
Hemphill at San Augustine Saturday
Elkhart 40 at Shelbyville 23
Class 2A Div I – 11
Mt. Enterprise 7 at Carlisle 49
Joaquin 22 at Tenaha 23
West Sabine at Timpson Saturday
ITASCA 16 at Wortham 29

Two People Dead, One Injured in Shooting in Panola Friday Night
Posted July 29, 2017 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

Two people were shot to death and a third injured in a shooting that happened at a trailer in Panola, west of Bethany Friday night.

fatalshootingPanola County Chief Deputy John Depresca says a 9-1-1 call came in at around 8:45 pm that shots were fired on a private road near County Road 334 between Panola and Bethany.

Deputies arrived to find two victims lying on the ground in front of the trailer house.  Depresca said additional deputies searched the trailer and discovered there were no shooters in the house, but a man’s body was found face down in the living room with two gunshot wounds.

Medical personnel determined one of the victims found outside was still alive and the other was deceased, according to the chief. Air Ambulance was called and the victim was flown to LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

Depresca said numerous shell casings were discovered on the ground in front of the trailer house and a passing motorist reported he saw three black males leaving the driveway of the residence in a gray or black vehicle, possibly a Nissan.

The identities of the two deceased and the surviving victim are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Depresca said investigators will be trying to interview the surviving victim to find out a description of the shooters, who haven’t been identified.

No arrests have been made.

 

 

 

at a trailer in Panola.


Tex Ritter Round Up Set for August 12
Posted July 11, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

The annual Texas Ritter Round-Up talent competition is set for Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Entry forms are now being accepted through Aug. 7. Bring them by our office at 200 W. Wellington in Carthage or email them to info@kgasradio.com

Entry Form — TexRitterRoundup


What’s Your Bid? Online Auction
Posted June 26, 2017 by East Texas Today |   
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Panola County Ag, Forestry Banquet Held Thursday
Posted June 15, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

CARTHAGE — The 34th Annual Panola County Agriculture and Forestry Appreciation Banquet was held Thursday, June 15 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The event is sponsored by the USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Panola Soil and Water Conservation District, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Forest Service

State Representative Chris Paddie was the guest speaker.

This is year’s award winners were:

Outstanding Conservation Rancher — Gary Rogerson

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Joyce Wedgeworth Outstanding Woman in Agriculture — Jayne Browning

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Outstanding Woodland Conservationist — Sid and Jackie Sharp

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USDA Producer of the Year — Jackie and Debbie Merket

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Bill Whitaker Community Service to Agriculture — Ross Brown


Timpson Frontier Days Set for June 29 – July 2
Posted June 13, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

The annual Timpson Frontier Days is set for June 29 – July 2 in downtown Timpson. Activities kick off at 6pm Thursday, June 29 with the carnival downtown and gospel concert at 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church in Timpson.

Concert pre-sale tickets are $8 and can be found at the Timpson Public Library, King’s Nursery in Tenaha and First Baptist Church Timpson. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Armbands will be accepted from 6pm to 10pm each night and are on sale at the Timpson Public Library, $15 in advance and $18 at the carnival ticket office.

Live country music will be played on Friday night, June 30. The parade will kick things off on Saturday, July 1 and goes on throughout the day with a street dance and cake auction Saturday evening. An evening service at 7pm on Sunday, July 2 downtown will close out the weekend.

 


What’s Your Bid?! Check out Items Up for Bid
Posted June 8, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

What’s Your Bid is back! Join us from 9am to noon on KGAS 104.3fm and KPXI 100.7fm on Saturday, June 17 and June 24, as well as Saturday, July 8 and July 15. Here are some items that will be up for bid! List will be updated periodically.

Click here for the official What’s Your Bid Rules: WYB RULES


Arp Alternator

Arp Alternator and Starter

  • A/C Service (4) — $90

The Bake Shoppe

  • ¼ sheet cake, decorated — $25.95
  • Double 6-inch, double 8-inch cake — $55
  • Sandwich tray on rolls — $54.95
  • ½ sheet cake, decorated — $35.95
  • ½ sheet cookie cake — $43.95
  • Full sheet cake — $53.95

Bauer Furniture

  • La-Z-Boy rocker recliner, vibration and heat — $950
  • Large 5’x5’ Oil Painting — $250
  • Framed Art, 21”x24” — $150
  • Ceramic Mantel Clock, 6 inches tall-9 inches long — $50

Cain Hardware

  • 6-foot wooden picnic table kit (3) — $125
  • Troll Paint combo kit, one gallon Easy Care paint (2) — $48.99

Cakes by Carrie

  • Cake, 9”x13” for 20-25 people (2) — $75
  • Party tray, your choice — $50
  • Brownie tray, each 4”x4” — $45
  • 12 Cake balls — $30
  • Dozen decorated sugar cookies, cupcake shape — $45

Carthage Dodge

  • Regular oil change, up to 7 quarts (2) — $59.99
  • Diesel oil change, Rotella 15/40 (2) — $89.99

Carthage Pipe and Supply

  • $100 gift certificate (4)

Carthage Service Tire

Carthage Service Center and Tires

  • Oil change, up to 7 quarts (2) — $49.99
  • Diesel Oil change, up to 15 quarts — $99

Center Country Club

  • 2 green fees, cart included (4) — $100

Chuck's Smokehouse

Chuck’s Country Smokehouse

  • $25 gift certificate (4) — $25

Circle M Café

  • Dinners of Choice for 2 (2) — $22.66
  • Cheeseburger basket (2) — $8.75

Complete Printing

Complete Printing and Publishing

  • $25 Gift Certificates (16)

Copper Falls

  • Vintage Diamond Pendant, 14k gold — $899
  • Ladies 14K gold diamond, sapphire band — $400
  • Diamond stud earrings, 1/6 carat — $250
  • Diamond stud earrings, 1/6 carat — $250
  • Earrings, pear shape opais — $400
  • Gents titanium ring, 14k gold, size 10.5 — $150
  • Gents colbalt band, size 12 — $100
  • Gents tungsten band, size 12 — $100
  • Gents titanium ring, 14k gold, size 11 — $150
  • Watch battery (12) — $15

David’s Auto Repair

  • Alignment: Car or light duty truck — $59.95
  • Alignment: Heavy Duty truck, third-quarter or one ton — $79.95
  • Air conditioning diagnostic — $90
  • Air conditioning re-charge — $90
  • Oil change: car or light truck, up to 5 quarts — $64.95
  • Oil change: Heavy Duty truck, diesel included — $144.95

Dennys


Denny’s in Carthage

  • Dinners for 2 (8) — $25

Don’s Photography

  • Senior Portraits, “The Graduate” session (8) — $255

ETMC

ETMC – Carthage

  • Lipid Tests (25) — $125

Excel Ford

Excel Ford

  • Oil changes: No diesel, up to 5 quarts (20) — $39.95

Farmers Bank

Farmers State Bank

  • $25 gift cards (8)

First State Bank

First State Bank

  • $25 gift cards (4)

Fringe, TX (Inside Chicken Row Market)

  • Pink/white tank top, large — $32
  • Soft, light pink top, medium — $38
  • Mint colored, Captivated T-shirt, X-large — $29
  • White/Blue/Silver sandals, size 5 — $30
  • Taupe suede wedges, size 5.5 – $40
  • White sandals, size 5.5 — $30
  • White sandals, size 7.5 — $30
  • Wine-A-Rita Mix, pack of 5 flavors — $25

Foley Rental Tire Shop

  • 205/65/15 Sailum Atrezzo (4) — $63 each
  • 235/50/18 Mirada Sport GT2 (4) — $115 each
  • 245/75/16 Nexen Roadian (4) — $151 each
  • 265/75/16 Yokohama Geolander (2) — $200 each
  • 225/60/18 Sumitomo HTR (2) — $124 each
  • 215/60/16 Crosswind Ecotouring (2) — $69 each
  • 205/60/15 Crosswind Ecotouring (2) — $60 each
  • 265/65/18 Sumitomo Encounter HT (2) — $176
  • 225/55/18 Sailum Atrezzo — $109

Golden Eye Associates

  • Rayban 8351, black frame — $269

Imelda’s

  • $25 gift certificates (20)

Ivan Smith Furniture

  • Ashley 3-pack tables, black delormy — $279.99
  • Ashley Ottoman, Delta Rust — $249.99
  • Frigidaire Microwave, 1.6cu — $279
  • Crestview Black Side table — $49.99

Lonestar Outfitters

  • Tin Sign (2) — $3.99
  • Redneck Wine Glass (2) — $13.49
  • Flip flops — $14.99

Longhorn Grill

  • $25 gift certificates (20)

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Café

  • Gift Certificates (25) — $10

Milano’s Pizza

  • Family Special (8) — $23.99

Mimi’s Closet

  • Fidget Spinners (4) — $6
  • Light-up Fidget Spinners (4) — $8
  • Darth Vader LED desk lamp — $15
  • 903 Clothing Cap – $15
  • 903 Clothing shirt – $25
  • Gift card (4) — $25

PNB

Panola National Bank

  • $25 gift cards (8)

Pippen Motor Company

  • Oil change: Up to 6 quarts, must call for appointment – $49.99

Pony Express

  • $25 gift certificate, no lottery (8)

Porters Cleaners

Porter’s Cleaners

  • $30 Gift card (4)

Putt-Putt Longview

Putt Putt Golf and Games, Longview

  • 4 rounds of putt-putt (12) — $42

R & R Music

  • Pig/Hog 20’ Instrument Cable – $48.95
  • Structure 10’ Chord Black – $10.95
  • Ukulele Red – $42.52
  • Disk Repair Service, CD/DVD (No Blue-Ray) – $5.00 each
  • Electric Guitar Strings Non Coated – $9.25
  • Van Halen DVD, Brad Paisley CD – $19.98
  • Toby Keith CD – $15.98

Sonic

Sonic Drive-In, Carthage

  • $25 gift cards (16)

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Montana West Western Purse & matching wallet – $79.95
  • Denim Embellished Vest – $49.95
  • Ladies Bling Baseball Cap – $21.95
  • Ladies Thin Cowboy Hat – $24.95
  • “The Scott Family” Grammy Award Winning Gospel Album – $15.00

TLC Cleaners

  • $20 Gift certificates (20)

William Brown, barber

  • Straight razor shave, hot towel treatment (4) — $15
  • Deluxe face shave with facial $25

Wings and Whitetails

  • Federal Premium .22 long rifle, 500-round box — $69.99
  • NAP Apache Micro Arrow Rest — $89.99
  • Truglo Carbon/Aluminum hybrid bow sight — $79.99
  • Banded duck call, classic timber double reed — $79.99
  • Mammoth 30-ounce drinking cup — $39.99

Jim Reeves Tribute Show, KPXI Talent Show Set For June 23
Posted June 7, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

The Annual KPXI Country Showdown is set for 6:30 p.m. June 23 at the Henderson Civic Theater with applications being accepted through June 19.

The competition is held in conjunction with the Jim Reeves Tribute Show featuring John Rex Reeves, nephew of the legendary country music artist Jim Reeves. Tickets to the tribute show are $15. Contestants entered into the competition will not be required to purchase a ticket.

Contestants under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult without a ticket.

Each act must perform live, vocally and/or instrumentally. No special lighting, props or special effects may be used. The winner of the KPXI Country Showdown will receive $500 with second place being awarded $200.

Entry forms can be returned to the KPXI office at 1101 Kilgore Drive in Henderson, or emailed to info@mykpxi.com. Click the link here for this year’s entry form: KPXI Country Showdown Entry Form


Carthage teacher turns self in to authorities
Posted May 11, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

A Carthage teacher and coach has been arrested after turning himself in to authorities. Josh Ross, 36, has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student.

Josh Ross

Josh Ross

The following was released by Carthage Independent School District on Monday afternoon, May 11:

“On the morning of May 11, 2017, Josh Ross, 36, a Carthage High School teacher turned himself in to the Panola County Sheriff’s office. He was arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old Carthage High School student. The incidents did not occur during school or on school property. Mr. Ross has been suspended at this time. Any additional information will be provided by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.”


GPS Tracking Details Revealed Within Marshall PD
Posted April 24, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

TMPS Continues Call for Change in Leadership

By Ashli Acker Dansby

In October of 2015, StarChase, the maker of GPS tracking technology, held a demonstration for the Marshall Police Department.  At the time, Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa told Shreveport’s KTBS News he “had some discretionary funds available and would like to see a few StarChase’s on a select number of vehicles in the next few months, for a trial run.”

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TSO Mobile device

Campa told KTBS, if the hypothetical trial was successful, he said he would like to add StarChase to all MPD vehicles. Campa did not disclose to the media that exactly one year prior, he had already purchased eight TSO Mobile GPS trackers and, for nearly a year, he had been tracking MPD patrol and criminal investigation vehicles and the officers driving those cars.

Through an open records request, KMHT Radio recently obtained roughly 30 invoices spanning more than two years, from October of 2014, to January of 2017 relating to the installation and use of TSO GPS tracking
devices.

On October 13, 2014, shortly after being hired in August as MPD’s chief, an invoice from Florida based TSO Mobile, confirms a sales order for six TSO Mobile GPS tracking devices at a cost of $1,764.94.  A second invoice dated November 3, 2014 confirms the purchase of two more of the devices, costing $599.98.   By December the first six devices ordered had been placed on MPD units, and the second two devices were placed on vehicles within a few months of their
purchase.

When officers began discovering the gps devices affixed to their units in late 2016, they were told those with tracking devices had only been tracked for about six months, when in reality, at least seven of those, for the most part, had been tracked for the better part of two years.  All told, the total cost of the TSO devices was $7,575.62.

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TSO Mobile Invoice

“Law enforcement is held to a high standard and leadership within law enforcement has to be held to an even higher standard.  We’ve been given multiple reasons why the tracking devices were placed and what that information was for or was not for, and so far the many excuses and the conflicting answers, none of them have proven to be true, and a lot of them in fact don’t make sense.  It’s hard to expect people to follow you when you’ve deceived them, you’ve lied to them, and they feel targeted.  It’s not a good environment to work,” said Clint McNear, Field Representative with the Texas Municipal Police Association.

In March, KMHT first told you TMPA was looking into claims from several Marshall police officer’s that they were being targeted by the chief for investigation without their knowledge; because police officers are civil servants, they are to be notified when being investigated.

TMPA was aware four or five officers had found the TSO devices on their vehicles, and KMHT’s open records request revealed eight total devices were affixed to MPD vehicles at.  In the weeks since our original report in mid-March, officers have found at least two more of the TSO devices affixed to vehicles.

“A lot of these guys are afraid for their jobs, their paychecks and their families, and wonder why they are being targeted,” McNear said.

Following KMHT’s March report, Campa told many local media outlets the gps tracking devices were a part of the rollout of a new AVL radio system that was considered and approved during the late summer of 2016.  Campa said the rollout was about officer safety.  McNear says the 2014 purchase of the TSO trackers, and the fact that dispatchers has no access to the TSOP trackers, shows this assertion is not transparent.

“There are many departments that utilize GPS tracking either through their mobile data terminals (MDTs) in the car or through the radio system, and that can be real time tracked by dispatch, so if an officer is in trouble or not answering, or a citizen says there is an officer injured, dispatch can access that data real time and send the nearest units, or determine where the officer’s location is.  Chief Campa had indicated he was doing this for officer safety, and for various other reasons, but if in fact dispatch can’t access that data, it has absolutely no bearing on officer safety at all.  Dispatch, who would needs the information would not know where the officers are, there is no real time information being displayed to them, which really leads to some of the original concerns we had as to why he is tracking these people,” McNear said.  “The GPS systems that he is using are completely unrelated to computer or the radio system, so one is not needed for the other.  You wouldn’t purchase and secrete GPS systems to roll out a new radio system or to roll out a new MDT system to your vehicles, those are completely separate systems.”

While dispatchers couldn’t access the TSO trackers, Campa did have access.  In an email dated January 19, 2017, Lieutenant William Huffman provided Campa with a login password and user name to access a mobile app allowing Campa to see the TSO gps data.  The username was JCAMPA, the username is MPD1.  Both the username and password have since been changed.

“One of the excuses he gave was he did this to track some of the officer’s activity and how busy they are, because they are very active officers, when in fact one of the devices was secreted in a Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant’s vehicle who is assigned to the police station.  That vehicle stays at the station, and it’s interesting that if you are trying to track the activity of patrol officers and their high activity that you would secrete on in a CID Lieutenant’s vehicle that is assigned to the station and probably isn’t going to be an active vehicle.” said McNear.

McNear says Campa has given multiple conflicting reasons why he has used the devices, calling his integrity into question.

“He indicated during my meeting with him that he’s not sure he wants to be the chief anymore, and we know that he’s applied elsewhere.  With these glaring integrity issues, the community, the citizens and the officers there, they deserve better leadership.  I think people would expect the person at the highest level to have the most integrity and really, we’ve seen that completely eroded away, there is none,” said McNear.

The day after KMHT aired our earlier March story, Chief Campa met with officers in a session which was meant to “clear the air.”

“He held a meeting with the officers that was supposed to be an open forum, you could say anything you want, they were going to clear the air; several officers that spoke were called in and chastised and chewed out.  They feel somewhat threatened for their jobs now after being told it was an open forum to speak, the problems just continue to mount,” said McNear.

 “Almost the entire police department met with the City Manager, and it was made glaringly obvious to her that there is an almost 100% dissatisfaction with the leadership at the police department.  The chief has made comments that other chiefs have survived multiple votes of no confidence, and he’s kind of brazenly dug his heels in.”

 Within a week of our story airing, Marshall City Manager Lisa Agnor met with officers about these issues.  Since that time, she’s met with officer’s individually about their concerns.

“We are aware of continued concerns expressed by some of our police officers and as stated earlier, we take these concerns seriously. We continue to work through the appropriate channels to address the concerns,” said Agnor.

Last Thursday afternoon, KMHT contacted Chief Campa via email and requested an interview with him regarding the TSO GPS device.  KMHT also attached 25 written questions we intended to ask Campa during that interview.  He responded on 8:06 p.m. Friday, and said he would be unavailable for interview all this week, but might be available next week.

KMHT informed Campa of our intent to release this week a news article about the TSO GPS devices, but offered to do a follow up story featuring an interview with Campa, or allow him to answer our written questions via email, he did not respond.

After MPD officers contacted TMPA with their original concerns regarding police department leadership, McNear became concerned officers were being retaliated against by Chief Campa and his administration; due to fears of retaliation, KMHT is not releasing the name of the majority of police officers that were tracked with the TSO devices, however a well respected MPD officer has given us permission to use his name; that officer is Sergeant Jeff Ash, 2016’s G.O. Cooper Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Ash is not alone though, another G.O. Cooper Law Enforcement Officer of the Year was also tracked by Campa.


Center Crimestoppers Offering Reward for Wanted Timpson Man
Posted April 15, 2017 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

Center Crimestoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of 42-year-old Rick Eugene Warren, of Timpson, who has an active felony warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Rick Eugene Warren

Rick Eugene Warren

Warren is described as white, five feet, 9 inches tall weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Center Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. If you have any information, you are asked to call Center Crimestoppers at 936-598-SAFE, that’s 7233, or submit a tip online at Center Crimestoppers dot com.