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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.

Angelina College eliminated

The Roadrunners are out of the running. Angelina College was eliminated Thursday in the Region XIV Tournament at UT Tyler. Lamar State won, 93-83. The guys from Port Arthur beat the guys from Lufkin.

New East Texas district might belong in the NFL

The Fearsome 5A. That's the new East Texas district that has gotten even tougher. It has added Lufkin and last year's state semifinalist, Ennis.

Maddie Smith going from East Texas to the Northeast

An East Texan is going from All Saints to the Ivy League, from Tyler to New Hampshire. Maddie Smith signed a softball scholarship with Dartmouth College.
Grapeland eliminated from state basketball tournament

Grapeland eliminated from state basketball tournament

The Grapeland Sandies quest for for a title ended today in Austin. Muenster came away with a 65-64 win in the opening game of the state tournament. Senior Patrick Martin dropped 37 points for Grapeland in the loss.
Denver hands Mavericks their first three-game skid

Denver hands Mavericks their first three-game skid

Going against a Nuggets team that’s waiting to take an early summer vacation, the Mavs failed to make a concerted effort and wound up losing 115-110.