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Despite loss to TVCC, TJC heading to NJCAA tourney

Although they lost to Trinity Valley in the Region 14 Championship, Tyler Junior College has a shot to win it all.
How Sweet It Is! UT-Tyler beats Rhodes

How Sweet It Is! UT-Tyler beats Rhodes

Brittany King scored 33 points and hauled-in 17 rebounds, leading the No. 17 UT Tyler women's basketball team to a 77-74 victory over No. 18 Rhodes.
Ponder denies Tatum's state title bid

Ponder denies Tatum's state title bid

Ponder rallied from a five-point deficit after three quarters, outscoring No. 1 ranked Tatum 24-9 in the fourth period to capture the Class 2A state championship with a 66-56 win at the Frank Erwin Center.
Humbled Shaquille O’Neal sees his jersey retired at Cole High School

Humbled Shaquille O’Neal sees his jersey retired at Cole High School

The Cole Cougars on Friday afternoon formally retired the jersey of Shaquille O’Neal, a player who led the team to the 1989 Class 3A state championship.
Laneville wins semifinal squeaker

Laneville wins semifinal squeaker

The Laneville Yellowjackets will play for the 1A state championship. Laneville edged Miller Grove Friday night at the state tournament in Austin, 55-54.
Cowboys cut backup center Costa to get under salary cap

Cowboys cut backup center Costa to get under salary cap

The Dallas Cowboys took the final steps to get under the 2014 salary cap Friday with the release of center/guard Phil Costa and the restructuring of guard Mackenzy Bernadeau's contract.
Crews finish mounting massive ‘AT&T’ letters on Cowboys’ stadium

Crews finish mounting massive ‘AT&T’ letters on Cowboys’ stadium

A 600-ton crane placed the final 2-ton M atop the stadium formerly known as Cowboys Stadium on Friday to finalize its rebranding to AT&T Stadium.

Gilmer mourns the death of Desmond Pollard

Desmond Pollard was Gilmer's top receiver last season. He died last Sunday. His funeral will be at First Baptist Church in Gilmer Saturday at 2:00.
UT Tyler wins at regionals

UT Tyler wins at regionals

The record-breaking season continues. UT Tyler beat Maryville in Memphis Friday, 67-43. The Patriots will advance to the regional final Saturday night at 6:00. Brittany King led UT Tyler with 16 points.
Twitter reveals Wade Phillips' worst flaws

Twitter reveals Wade Phillips' worst flaws

In his first season as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Wade Phillips would often walk around the locker room and training room touting his achievements as things that not even Bill Parcells had done up to but not including the bye-week pl

Apache Ladies win their way to national tournament in Kansas

Tyler is going to Kansas. Tyler Junior College is going to the women's national tournament in Kansas for the first time in seven years.

FREE THROWS FOR SOULS: Giving to charity from the charity stripe

A devoted East Texan will spend the next 24 hours shooting hoops for charity from the charity stripe. Tom Booth started shooting baskets at 6 a.m. Friday, and will not stop until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Tatum will play for state 2A championship

Tatum will play for state 2A championship

The Tatum Eagles are flying high. Tatum beat Bushland in the semifinals Friday in Austin, 58-41. The Eagles will play Ponder for the state 2A championship Saturday at 1:30 in the UT Frank Erwin Center.
Kilgore College beats San Jacinto

Kilgore College beats San Jacinto

Kilgore College made it to the national tournament last year. The Rangers are trying to do it again this year. Kilgore upset San Jacinto Thursday night at the Region XIV Tournament at UT Tyler, 78-65.

Lufkin back home again in East Texas district

Coaches in the new 5A East Texas district met in Tyler Thursday. It was like a homecoming for Lufkin. The Lufkin Panthers had been playing teams from the Houston area.