KGAS News

KGAS $1,043.00 - $25,000.00 Christmas Cash Giveaway

One lucky listener will win $1,043.00, $2,500.00, $5,000.00 or $25,000.00!!!!!


There is a total of 40 envelopes

Five (5) - $25,000.00

Six (6) - $5,000.00

Nine (9) - $2,500.00

Twenty (20) - $1,043.00


GENERAL CONTEST RULES AND INFORMATION

How to enter the contest

1. This contest is sponsored by Radio Station KGAS.

2. The contest will begin November 25, 2019 and end on December 19, 2019. On air promotion teasers and billboards may start before this date in order to ready the listeners for the promotion.

3. KGAS will have listeners register to win the $1,043.00, or up to $25,000.00 in cash at different exclusive locations. The contest ends with the cash drawing at one exclusive location on December 19, 2019 at a time to be announced.

4. To participate in the contest, the Listener must listen during a designated time in one of the live morning news hours (6 am, 7 am, or 8 am). KGAS will announce which business will host the registration site that day. The listeners can go to register at the business of the day during their regular business hours that day.

5. The Listener may register only once a day at each of the locations throughout the run of the promotion. KGAS will conduct a daily live remote from each location. Doors prizes may be given away during the remote at the discretion of KGAS and the business location for that day.

6. On December 19, 2019, at a designed time per on-air announcements, KGAS will host a live remote from the final drawing location. Listeners must be present to win the cash at the designated locations still to be announced. Listeners can continue to register at this location until the designated time for the cash drawing. Listeners can also register to win door prizes to be given away during the live remote prior to the cash drawing. At the designated time. LIVE on the air, KGAS will draw the winning name from a hopper containing ALL of the registration slips collected from each registration site over the length of the promotion, for the $1,043.00 or up to $25,000.00 cash prize. The Listener must be present to win. If the Listener whose name is drawn is not present at the time his/her name is drawn, then his/her ticket shall be discarded and KGAS personnel will continue drawing until a present Listener wins the $1,043.00 or up to $25,000.00 cash prize. ONLY ONE Listener will win $1,043.00 or up to $25,000.00.

7. Eligibility Restrictions

A. The contest is open to all KGAS listeners who are 18 years of age. Employees of KGAS, its licensee, corporate parent, affiliated entities, other radio stations in the east Texas are and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win. Owners and management of participating sponsors and/or promotional partners are also ineligible.

B. Only one winner per household.

C. Participants are required to provide truthful information and KGAS reserves the right to reject and delete any entry that contains false or fraudulent information. KGAS will also disqualify any entry received from persons wo fail to meet the minimum requirements specified for this contest. This provision specifically applies to any personal under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

8. Selection of Winners

A. Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.

B. One winner will be chosen in a random drawing from the hopper full of eligible registration slips that have been collected from each registration site over the length of the promotion.

9. Conditions

A. Payment of all federal, state and local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.

B. By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation and where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

C. By participating in the Contest, LISTENER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO WAIVE, RELEASE , AND HOLD HARMLESS KGAS, ITS CORPORATE LICENSEE, ITS PARENT CORPORATION, AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND THE OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS OF EACH FROM ANY FURTHER LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES, COURT COSTS AND LITIGATION COST, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM ANY PRIZE, THE CONTEST AND LISTENER'S PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST.

D. KGAS in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process and/or the operation of the KGAS websites, or is otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

E. KGAS reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcements.

F. No purchase is necessary.

G. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant's disqualification.

H. KGAS is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the announcement of a prize.

I. By entering the contest, Listener agrees that the internal laws and not the laws of conflict of the State of Texas shall govern any dispute arising from the contest, Listener agrees that KGAS shall make the determination (in its sole discretion) as to whether the dispute shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules then outstanding of the American Arbitration Association (in which case Listener agrees that he/she will submit the dispute to such arbitration and that such arbitration will be binding to the fullest extent enforceable under applicable arbitration statutes including the Federal Arbitration Act). The laws of the State of Texas of evidence at trial and of discovery in civil matters shall apply to the arbitration proceedings. The arbitrator sitting in any controversy shall have no power to alter or modify any provision hereof or to render any award that, by its terms, effects any such alteration or modification. In the event that KGAS determines that the dispute shall not be resolved through arbitration, then Listener agrees that any dispute shall be submitted to and decided in the State District Court of Panola County, Texas.

J. Copies of the written contest rules are available during regular business hours at the main studio of KGAS Radio located at 200 West Wellington Street, Carthage, Texas 75633 or on our website www.easttexastoday.com.

Texas Bar Foundation Grant Press Release, Grant No. 51 20

The Rusk Panola Children's Advocacy Center recently received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase new technology from Cellebrite. These two units, along with the necessary training to use the technology, will enable our local law enforcement to gain immediate access to cell phone data pertinent to ongoing cases. Currently, it can take two weeks or more to gain access to cell phone data as the phones must be sent out for data retrieval. With these Cellebrite units, data retrieval will be almost instantaneous, enabling law enforcement to act quickly on time sensitive cases. With cellular phone use presenting in a large number of crimes against children, we felt that more expedient access to this data should be a priority. The Rusk Panola Children's Advocacy Center, along with all of our team members from law enforcement, local district attorneys' offices, and Child Protective Services are grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for their support as we all work together to protect the children and families of Rusk and Panola Counties.


"Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation."

Reward Offered

Reward Offered

From the Panola County Sheriff's Department:

This is an updated missing person poster for Lauren Thompson. Her family has now posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of Lauren Thompson. No new information has been obtained in the past few weeks. We continue to follow-up on this case.

Panola College sponsors Angel Tree

Panola College students who have children under the age of 12 are eligible to participate in a new Angel Tree program this Christmas season.

"We understand that paying for college often creates a financial burden on students, and we don't want their children to miss out on having Christmas gifts," said Kelly Reed-Hirsch, Dean of Health Sciences.

The project's goal is to provide "something they want, something they need, and something to read" for children under age 12.

To participate, Panola College students should fill out an application form at https://form.jotform.com/PanolaMain/panola-college-angel-tree-registrat.

The form asks for the child's first name, gender, clothing and shoe sizes, and a toy wish or other needs such as diapers or formula.

College students who don't have children may use the form to request items from the "Comfort Closet," which provides food, toiletries, basic needs items, towels, blankets, etc.

The form will be available through November 17. Faculty, staff, students and community members may select angels from November 18 through December 9. Angel Trees will be available in the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center in Carthage, and in the Marshall Mall and Shelby Regional Training Center locations.

Tax-deductible online donations to the project may be made at https://www.panola.edu/feedtheneed When making an online donation, indicate in the notes line that the donation is in support of the Angel Tree Project.

For more information, contact Reed-Hirsch at 903-694-4022 or Whitney McBee at 903-693-2000.

"If you are a Panola College student - whether you're full-time, part-time, or online - at any of our campuses, you are eligible to submit an application to be considered," said Reed-Hirsch.


PHOTO CAPTION: The Panola College Angel Tree project will help make Christmas a little brighter for eligible students' children.

Panola College to present Christmas in Carthage

Panola College to present Christmas in Carthage

Panola College will present "Christmas in Carthage" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Carthage Civic Center.

This annual celebration of all things Christmas will feature the Panola College Concert Band, Panola College Jazz Band, Panola College Chorale, the Panola Pipers, Panola Honor Choir, Bulldog Belles, dancers from Rowe Performing Arts, and other performers.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Dwaine Hubbard, Panola College band director, at dhubbard@panola.edu or call 903-693-2027.

PHOTO CAPTION: Don't miss the annual Christmas in Carthage show on December 3.

Panola College students visit Houston museum

Panola College students visit Houston museum

Panola College students and faculty members visited the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 12 to view special exhibits entitled "An Impressionist Autumn -- Monet to Picasso - A Very Private Collection," "Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original," and "Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective."

The field trip was funded by a grant from the Panola College Foundation. Faculty members included Amanda Clements, art; Dr. Kathy Watlington, Spanish, and Haylie Amison, humanities.

Participating students included Angela Agundiz, Alyssa Light, Faith Ridgeway, Rhiannon Harber, Lari Lilly, Abigail Parrish, Kashton Etheridge, Alyssa Oliver, Samuel Brazzel, Alyssa Maize, Nadalie Woolf, Kristin Wall, Daniel Ventura, Leneve Williams and Alshanka Garner.

Other students who went on the trip included Gracelynn Morton, Polycarp Michira, Kayla Evans, Ledasha Brianyia Crownover, Kacie Caserta, Dymandique Perry, Madison Hicks, Rachel Powell, Lucero Luna, Lynda Seidel, Valerie McLaughlin, Juan Apolonio and Jessie Spence.


PHOTO CAPTION: Panola College students toured the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 12, funded by a grant from the Panola College Foundation.