Mission Carthage Hearts of Hope
Posted May 10, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

On May 10, 2018, Mission Carthage held Hearts of Hope Fundraiser in memory of Janet Shrewsbury. By 2:00 pm, donations totaled more than $17,000 and by 5:00 pm, the total was $41,326.

If you would like to donate or for more information, please see http://www.missioncarthage.com.

 


UIL 4A Baseball Playoff Bracket
Posted May 16, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

2018 UIL Baseball State Championships 2018 Baseball 4A Region 2 & 4


UIL 3A Baseball Playoff Bracket
Posted May 16, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

2018 UIL Baseball State Championships 2018 Baseball 3A Region 2 & 4


UIL 2A Baseball Bracket
Posted May 16, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

2018 UIL Baseball State Championships 2018 Baseball 2A Region 1 & 3


Picnic in the Park May 16, 2018
Posted May 16, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

A picnic in the park was sponsored by Heartsway Hospice, Kim Henigan and Texas Home Home Health on May 16 at Davis Park. All Panola County nursing facilities were invited to attend. Those in attendance were served hot dogs and all the fixings courtesy of Randy Liedtke.


Peace Officer’s Memorial 2018
Posted May 15, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

The annual Peace Officer’s memorial was held on May 15, 2018.


Carthage places at State Track Meet
Posted May 14, 2018 by Dominique Jackson |   

The Carthage Bulldog boys track team had athletes compete at the state meet this past weekend at Mike A. Myers Complex at The University of Texas at Austin. Events competing and their athletes were:

Triple Jump – Keaontay Ingram

800m – Tarik Roscoe

400m – Ashton Hicks

4×100 – Kelvontay Dixon, Ashton Hicks, Keaontay Ingram, and Roe Garrett

4×400 – Kelvontay Dixon, Tarik Roscoe, Roe Garrett, and Ashton Hicks

Out of five events the Bulldogs placed in three and earned third place as a team for Class 4A. Tarik Roscoe placed 2nd in the 800m with a time of 1:55.31, Ashton Hicks placed 2nd in the 400m with a time of 46.82, and the 4×100 placed 3rd with a time of 41:44. Seniors Ashton Hicks and Keaontay Ingram end their careers on a high note before they head off to compete at the collegiate level; Hicks has committed to run track at Oklahoma State University and Ingram committed to pay football at University of Texas at Austin.

 

You can find all results from the weekend here.

 


California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra Concert
Posted May 14, 2018 by East Texas Today |   


News April 24 2018
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

Visit the Pecan Pie Festival in Tatum at the High School Parking Lot April 28th 10 am to 4 pm.


KPXI About Us
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

The Heartbeat of Rusk County including Henderson, Overton, Arp, Carlisle, Laneville, Mt. Enterprise, Troup, West Rusk.

KPXI-FM and sister station, KWRD-AM serve the Henderson and Rusk County area with news, sports and information


KMHT About Us
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

Check here for East Texas News and Entertainment from KMHT Radio, Marshall. Tune in daily at 6, 7, 8, Noon, and 5 to hear LIVE local news on 103.9 FM


KGAS About Us
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

KGAS is your only daily medium for local news, community information, and sports in Panola County. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter for news and sports.
KGAS RADIO went on the air in October 1955 at 1,000 watts. In January 1978, the FCC authorized a transmitting power increase to 2,500 watts. Ten years later, in January, the FCC authorized station KGAS to remain on the air with reduced power all night. In September 1988, Jerry T. Hanszen and his wife, Wanda, purchased KGAS RADIO and in July 1991, acquired FCC authorization to construct a new FM broadcast station. Updated equipment and new promotions have increased the quality of the station and broadened the listening audience extensively.

KGAS 104.3 FM plays classic country while 1590 AM/103.7 FM plays ESPN Radio. KGAS is strongly news oriented with local and regional news five times daily in addition to Westwood One News and Texas State Network News. Also included are The Mike Rogers Report, Soundboard News, Weather and Obituaries. Other popular programs are Panola Pride, Swap Shop, Jack Dillard’s Morning Farm Program, Bev Brown’s “Talk It Over”, Bob Griffin’s “Potpourri” and Sunday Devotionals.

KGAS Radio broadcasts play-by-play coverage of Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Cowboys football, college football, Panola College baseball and basketball, Carthage High School football, basketball and baseball, and other area high schools including Beckville, Elysian Fields, Tenaha, Timpson and Gary.

KGAS Radio is a marvelous, mature, magical and magnificent mix of music, news, views and sports for the entire East Texas and Northwest Louisiana area.


KMHT Contacts
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

2323 Jefferson
Marshall, Texas 75670

(903) 923-8000

Info@kmhtradio.com (News)

Facebook: KMHT Radio 103.9 FM
Twitter: KMHT Radio

Chris Paddie, General Manager chris@kmhtradio.com
Phyllis Bryan, Office Manager  phyllisb@kmhtradio.com
Ashli Acker Dansby, News Director radioashli@yahoo.com
Josh Green, Sports Director/Chief Operations Officer
josh@kmhtradio.com
James Duncan, Account Executive/Swap Shop jamesd@kmhtradio.com
Fran Hurley, Account Executive franh@kmhtradio.com
Ken Poindexter, Account Executive kenp@kmhtradio.com
Keyla Jones, Traffic Manager
Jerry Hanszen, CEO jhanszen@kgasradio.com
Wanda Hanszen, Comptroller whanszen@kgasradio.com

Accounts payable/accounts receivable apar@kgasradio.com

FCC Public File
KMHT-FM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kmht-fm

FCC Public File
KMHT-AM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/kmht


KGAS contacts
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

200 W. Wellington
Carthage, Texas 75633

903-693-8000
903-693-7188 (Fax)

Swap Shop (9-10 am Monday-Friday) 903-693-6668

Info@kgasradio.com  (general email)
Facebook: KGAS
Twitter: KGAS

Regina Hayes, Office Manager  apar@kgasradio.com
Elaine Etheridge, On Air Personality elaine@kgasradio.com
Judy McNatt, Sales Manager judy@kgasradio.com
Annette Ellis, Office Assistant  aellis@kgasradio.com 
Dallas O’Donnell, On Air/News
Jerry Hanszen, CEO jhanszen@kgasradio.com
Wanda Hanszen, Comptroller whanszen@kgasradio.com

Accounts payable/accounts receivable apar@kgasradio.com

FCC Public File Information
KGAS-AM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/kgas

FCC Public File Information
KGAS-FM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kgas-fm

 


KPXI Contacts
Posted April 24, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

1101 Kilgore Dr.
Henderson, Texas 75652

903-655-1800
903-655-1808 (Fax)
Info@mykpxi.com (news email)
Facebook: KPXI 100.7 FM
Twitter: KPXI 100.7
Vickie Headrick, Office Administrator vickie@mykpxi.com
Mark McLain, On Air Personality mark@mykpxi.com
Jo Ann Oliphant, Sales Consultant joliphant@mykpxi.com
Mark Headrick, Sales Consultant markh@mykpxi.com

Jerry Hanszen, CEO jhanszen@kgasradio.com
Wanda Hanszen, Comptroller whanszen@kgasradio.com

Accounts payable/accounts receivable apar@kgasradio.com

FCC Public File Information
KPXI-FM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kpxi

FCC Public File Information
KWRD-AM
https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/am-profile/kwrd

 


Carthage High School Announces Prom Court
Posted April 17, 2018 by kgasradio |   

“Let the good times roll” is this year’s theme for the Carthage High School prom, as voted on by the senior class.

Prom will take place Saturday at Carthage High School, with organizers decorating all week to transform the common’s into a magical place. The high school will be open for the public to see the transformation Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prom starts at 9 p.m. with dancing, with the prom court announced around 11:30 p.m.

Prom organizers hope the entire community will come out and support the prom and see the wonderful decorations. They will also be having a plant sale on Sunday starting at 8 a.m.; this is a fundraiser for the prom, and they will sell all of the live plants that they decorate with.

This year the prom court consists of 16 senior students who were nominated by the senior class. The Prom King and Queen will be chosen by all of the Carthage High school Junior and Seniors who attend prom. The King and Queen will be crowned by our Homecoming Queen Kimberlyn Bourliea.

The female prom court members are:

Paige Bogenschuts, daughter of Todd and Ann Bogenschutz. Her prom date is Callahan Baldree. She plans on attending Texas A&M University to major in human resource development.

Mattison Doffitt, daughter of Frieda Doffitt, Steve Doffitt and Matt Doffitt. Her prom date is Gunner Capps. She plans on attending the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor to play volleyball and major in nursing.

Courtney Edge, daughter of Chad Edge and Jeannie Edge. Her prom date is Bryton Bridges. She plans on attending Eastfield College to pursue a degree in education to become a kindergarten teacher.

Annie Mahaffey, daughter of Sherry and Stephen Mahaffey. Her prom date is Jake Glenn. She plans on attending Vanderbilt University for undergraduate and Trinity Dublin for a graduate degree. She plans on studying history and English; she will decide on a career path as she goes through her studies.

Neece Pellum, daughter of Ada Anderson. Her prom date is Jakeviyon Tuiel. She plans on going to college and becoming an athletic trainer.

Addison Pope, daughter of Kurt and Kayla Pope. Her prom date is Ashton Hicks. She plans on taking her basic classes at Panola College and continuing her education at Northwestern State University, majoring in dance and theatre.

Payton Travis, daughter of Jeff and Amber Travis. Her prom date is Blakley Young. She plans on attending Tulane University to receive a degree in psychology to pursue a career in criminal law.

Hannah Villanueva, daughter of Robert and Tina Villanueva, prom date of Austin Berry. She plans on attending Texas A&M University to become a nurse practitioner.

The male prom court members are:

Callahan Baldree, son of Shannon and Junior Royce and the late Cody Baldree. His prom date is Paige Bogenschutz. He plans on attending Weatherford College to play baseball, with plans to transfer to a Division 1 school to continue playing baseball and major in ag economics.

Austin Berry, son of Tyrez Berry and Tabitha Berry. His prom date is Hannah Vilanueva. He plans on attending the University of Houston to major in computer science.

Ahman Brown II, son of Ahmad Brown and Sholanda Brown. His prom date is Jordyn Morgan. He plans on attending Tarleton State University to play football and further his education in mechanical engineering.

Jose DeJulian, son of Lilia and Miguel DeJulian. His prom date is Kimberlyn Bourliea. He plans on attending TSTC and majoring in industrial management.

Mykel Gates, son of Calvin and Amber Wilcots. His prom date is Ania Centers. He plans on attending Blinn College to play football and obtain a degree in health science.

Ashton Hicks, son of Amanda Derek Hicks. His prom date is Addison Pope. He plans on attending Oklahoma State University to run track and further his education in health science and sports medicine.

Keaontay Ingram, son of Brandie Ingram. His prom date is Madison Fite. He plans on attending the University of Texas in Austin to play football and continue his education.

Jesse Wayne Pierce, son of Wayne and Laura Pierce. His prom date is Kaylee Dowdy. He plans on attending Texas A&M and earning a degree in mechanical engineering.


CISD Press Release 04/09/2018
Posted April 9, 2018 by East Texas Today |   


Panola County Elections
Posted March 7, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

Unofficial totals as of yesterday evening:

State Rep. Dist 9
Boersma 1114
Paddie 2564

District Clerk:
Smith 1781
Hall 1541

County Clerk:
Miller 1250
Davis 2181

Commissioner, pct 2

Cole 668
Carpenter 244

US Senator (DEM)
Kimbrough 137
Hernandez 84
O’Rourke 168

US Rep, Dist. 1 (DEM)
Beal 171
McKellar 215


Sheriff’s Statement on Arrest of Man for Murder in Wednesday’s Shootings
Posted February 23, 2018 by kgasradio |   

News Release from Panola County Sheriff’s Office Regarding Arrest of Murder Suspect

SHERIFF KEVIN LAKE AUDIO

fatalshootingOn 2-21-18, at approximately 10:00 pm, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting on Private Road 622 off of County Road 222. It was also reported that there were possible multiple victims and that the actor had left in one of the victim’s cars with a small child still in the car seat. A description of the vehicle was given to responding officers. Prior to arriving on the scene, officers discovered a gray Volkswagen sedan with shattered glass on the passenger’s side and an empty car seat in the back seat abandoned in the ditch on CR 222. It was later determined that a passerby who lives in the community noticed the child in the car seat and removed her from the car and took her to his house to call 911.

Upon arrival at the scene, two victims were discovered. One victim was deceased lying face down on the ground in front of a residence on PR 622, and was later identified as Elania Johnson, age 44, of Longview, who had been shot six times, and another, identified as Raven Dotrey, age 21, of Longview, who was shot three times in the torso, but was alert and able to speak to officers. The two year old child was Dotrey’s daugther who had been removed from the car seat in the abandoned Vokswagen. She was transported to Good Shepard Medical Center in Longview. She told deputies the suspect was Elania Johnson’s boyfriend, possibly with the name of “Jeff.” She stated he was about 40 years old with a beard and dreadlock haircut. The suspect was later identified as Jeffrey Mickens, 47, of 158 PR 622, Carthage.

Dotrey said when they got to Mickens’ residence, he and Johnson got into an argument and he fired numerous shots into the car with the child still in the car seat in the back of the car. Both Dotrey and Johnson were struck by the bullets, but the child was not hit. Dotrey managed to get out of the car while Mickens reloaded his six shot revolver. Johnson was able to put the car in gear but eventually struck the corner of an adjacent house. Mickens ran to the car and pulled her out of the driver’s seat onto the ground. Dotrey was able to run to a nearby house and call 911.

.Mickens then got in the car, with the baby still in the car seat, and fled the scene, but abandoned it on CR 222. He then apparently traveled back to the scene on foot and snuck into the house of his next door neighbor. When deputies began searching the houses near the crime scene, when they approached the neighbor’s house, a shot rang out from inside the house, through the front door, narrowly missing a deputy who was standing just next o the door. Deputies took cover and were eventually able to establish cell phone contact with Mickens. He told the Sheriff’s Office negotiator he intended to commit “suicide by cop” and fired more shots through the front door. For the next 10 hours communication between Mickens and the negotiator continued with him firing at least 9 more shots from inside the house.

A tactical team from Longview Police Department arrived to assist Panola County Sheriff’s deputies and at about 10:20 am it was decided that the tactical team would use tear gas in an attempt to have Mickens surrender. The projectiles were fired through the windows of the residence and within minutes, Mickens threw his weapon out of a window and surrendered with no resistance.

Mickens was transported to the Panola County Detention Center where he was charged with Murder, Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer, Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping.


EDITORIAL: Say No to School Voucher Supporters
Posted February 22, 2018 by East Texas Today |   

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EDITORIAL STATEMENT BY JERRY HANSZEN, CEO OF HANSZEN BROADCASTING INC.

ONE COULD SAY ABOUT THEIR PASTOR (WHO HAS NEVER TAKEN A DRINK IN HIS LIFE) THAT HE IS A GREAT MAN WHEN HE IS SOBER.

NOW FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT KNOW THE MAN, WHAT WOULD THEY THINK?

THEY WOULD THINK THE MAN WAS A DRUNK. YET, OTHERS WOULD KNOW THAT WAS NOT TRUE. TODAYS TEXAS STATE ELECTIONS ARE FILLED WITH EXAMPLES JUST AS I HAVE DESCRIBED…… TELLING A HALF TRUTH OR OUT RIGHT LYING AND GETTING BY WITH IT.

THERE ARE A FEW AUSTIN POLITICIANS WHO HAVE JOINED SOME WEST TEXAS OIL MEN FOR THEIR MONEY. THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT FOR REVENGE IF YOU DO NOT VOTE THEIR WAY. IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU ARE NOT A YES MAN TO THEM, YOU BECAME A TARGET. I ALWAYS THOUGHT ONE SHOULD EVALUATE EACH BILL AND SEE HOW IT WOULD AFFECT HIS CONSTITUENTS AND VOTE ACCORDINGLY. ONE SHOULD THINK ON HIS OWN FEET.

THOSE IN OUR STATE WHO ARE FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS WILL RUIN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE PRIVATE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THE AVERAGE STUDENT; THOSE ARE THE STUDENTS THEY HAVE ALREADY RESTRICTED FROM THEIR SYSTEM.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEED MORE MONEY, BUT VOUCHERS WILL ONLY TAKE DOLLARS AWAY FROM PUBLIC EDUCATION. THEY WILL NOT PUT NEEDED MONEY BACK INTO THE SYSTEM.

REMEMBER, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK IS FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS AND A YES MAN TO THIS GROUP.

LET’S KEEP PEOPLE IN AUSTIN THAT THINK ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET… PEOPLE TO WHOM WE CAN TALK AND EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.

FIRST OF ALL, ONE MUST VOTE. SECOND, DO NOT LET SOMEONE WHO HAS A LOT OF MONEY BUY YOUR VOTE. FIND OUT THE TRUTH. DON’T LET BIG MONEY COMING FROM AREAS OUT OF EAST TEXAS INFLUENCE YOU.

CHECK OUT EMPOWER TEXANS, TEXANS FOR FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, TEXAS HOME SCHOOL COALITION, AND TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION. YOU WILL FIND THAT THEY ARE ALL IN CONCERT. … A GROUP OF MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES WHO WILL DO ANYTHING TO PUT THEIR YES PERSON IN OFFICE.