Heat, first day of school not deterring Whitehouse football from its goal

Whitehouse senior quarterback Jake Clemons is normally fired up for the first week of school because it culminates with the season opener. Not this year. Wednesday is now the first day of school for Whitehouse ISD - nearly 10 days ahead of the rest of the state. Whitehouse ISD is starting much earlier than others after becoming a “District of…

Olympian helps kickoff football season

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Colts sign Tyler's Justice Liggins

INDIANAPOLIS - Justice Liggins, former standout at John Tyler High School and Stephen F. Austin State University, has been signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon. The news comes as the Colts waived injured running back Dalton Crossan. The Colts play at the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a preseason game.

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Volleyball Tuesday Roundup: Robert E. Lee sweeps Pine Tree

LONGVIEW - Robert E. Lee volleyball went on the road Tuesday and blanked Pine Tree 3-0. The Lady Raiders won 25-10, 25-13, 27-25 to raise their overall record to 5-3. “Pine Tree is always tough and you never want to…

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Cantrell on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List

The fifth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, which includes East Texans Dylan Cantrell, Jeffery Wilson, Keke Coutee and Parker Braun, was unveiled Tuesday at the East Texas Kick Off Luncheon at Harvey Convention Center. Christian Campbell, son…

15 August 2017 [09:41 PM]
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Elliott cards 73 at US Amateur

LOS ANGELES - Bullard resident Blake Elliott scored a 3-over 73 on Tuesday during the second round of the 117th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship on Bel-Air Country Club. Elliott, who had a 77 on Monday at The Riviera Country Club…

15 August 2017 [09:39 PM]
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15 August 2017 [09:15 PM]
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Colts sign Tyler's Justice Liggins

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Olympian helps kickoff football season

Johnny Quinn, a Texas High School football player who dreamed of playing in the NFL and wound up competing for Team USA in the Winter Olympics, asked, “If an unexpected opportunity presents itself, will you be ready?” Quinn was the…

15 August 2017 [08:01 PM]
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Oklahoma State Caravan Thursday

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Bullard's Elliott cards 77

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14 August 2017 [09:38 PM]
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TJC ranked No. 16 in football

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14 August 2017 [07:13 PM]
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Area football ranked in AP poll

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Brook Hill hosting American Warrior Bowl

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14 August 2017 [05:42 PM]
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14 August 2017 [05:15 PM]
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Smith, Mahomes solid before 49ers rally past Chiefs, 27-17

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12 August 2017 [01:55 AM]
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11 August 2017 [11:31 AM]
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Big VB tournament begins

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10 August 2017 [10:14 PM]
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09 August 2017 [09:53 PM]
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Volleyball Roundup

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08 August 2017 [11:16 PM]
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08 August 2017 [09:18 PM]
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06 August 2017 [11:28 PM]
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Hudgins leads Hollytree golf

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