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High School Football Scores – Week 3

Saturday 9/18 Scores

Houston Westbury 29
Brook Hill 18 – Final

Price Carlisle 49
Detroit 0 – F/Called due to Lightning

Friday 9/17 Scores

The Woodlands 13
Robert E. Lee 7 – Final

Lufkin 28
Longview 21 – Final

Denton Ryan 48
Mesquite 21 – Final

Chapel Hill 42
Hallsville 28 – Final

Troup 38
Bullard 31 – Final

Kilgore 46
Mount Pleasant 6 – Final Read the rest of this entry »

JT Ends Drought Against Lee – Photo Gallery

The John Tyler Lions took advantage of four Tyler Lee turnovers and defeated the Red Raiders 17-0 on Friday night at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Demarcus Humber put the first score on the board late in the first quarter on a ten yard touchdown run. Julian Varona added a 27 yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

The Lions iced the game with 8:39 left in the fourth quarter on quarterback David Bush’s electrifying tackle breaking 36 yard run.

Lee fumbled twice and quarterback Joseph Seeber threw a pair of interceptions as Lee fell to 0-3 on the season. John Tyler is now 2-1 before opening play in District 14-4A in two weeks. Lee hosts the Woodlands on Friday night September 17th.

The Red Raiders had won 12 of the last 13 meetings and four in a row dating back to 2005. John Tyler now leads the all-time series 28-26-1.

All of the Photographs below were taken by KTBB’s Mike Alzamora. Click on any image below to enlarge.
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President Obama National Address 9-10-2010

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High School Football Scores – Week 2

Friday 9/10 Scores

John Tyler 17
Robert E. Lee 0 – Final

Allen 24
Longview 20 – Final

Mesquite Horn 35
Lewisville Hebron 21 – Final

North Mesquite 32
South Grand Prairie 21 – Final

Lufkin 72
Nacogdoches 20 – Final

Hallsville 56
Lindale 28 – Final

Jacksonville 43
Gilmer 36 – Final

Henderson 31
Kilgore 21 – Final

Liberty-Eylau 36
Pine Tree 7 – Final Read the rest of this entry »

Arrest Made in Murder Investigation

MARSHALL — An arrest has been made in the murder of Shirlette Green, 44, who died of a gunshot wound on Labor Day. According to a Marshall Police Department press release, Jeffery Charles Green, 48, was arrested Tuesday in connection to the murder of his common-law wife. Green was found Monday with a single gunshot wound. Police officers along with Marshall firefighters/EMTs responded to the 3000 block of Hynson Springs Road about 9:00 Monday night in reference to a gunshot victim. According to KETK, Green was transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical-Center Marshall, where she later died from her injuries.

A warrant was issued Tuesday for Jeffery Green. He was arrested and placed into the Harrison County Jail at 5:42 p.m. the same day. His bond was set at $250,000 on the murder charge, which is a first-degree felony. The charge carries a possible life sentence.

Man Guilty of Stealing Oil Field Explosives

TYLER – A 34-year-old Tyler man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations. Craig Elroy Knight pleaded guilty in Tyler to an Information charging him with theft of explosives from a federally licensed dealer. According to information presented in court, on Sep. 25, 2009, Knight was involved in the burglary of a locked storage unit at Owens Oil Tools, a Tyler oil field equipment company. The secured storage unit contained approximately 400 pounds of explosives, which were taken from the property and hidden. All of the explosives have since been recovered and secured. Knight faces up to 20 years in federal prison and is in custody pending a sentencing date.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Officials say Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence; deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor; and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Guilty Plea in Bank Heist

TYLER – A 61-year-old Smith County man, formerly of Searcy, Arkansas, has pleaded guilty in Tyler to federal bank robbery charges. Eddie Ray Myers entered his plea Tuesday. According to information presented in court, on July 14, Myers robbed a BBVA Compass Bank branch on South Broadway in Tyler. Myers entered the bank and passed a note to the teller stating, “No alarms – no dye packs, I have a gun – smile.” He then fled the bank with U.S. currency. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Aug. 4, charging Myers with bank robbery. Myers faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.

Hit and Run Leaves Man Dead, Driver Arrested

Hit and Run Leaves Man Dead, Driver ArrestedLONGVIEW — A hit and run accident in Longview Saturday leaves one man dead and a 22-year-old in custody. Authorities say a pedestrian, 45-year-old William J. Jones, was found lying in the road on East Marshall around midnight. He died Monday at a local hospital. Witnesses at the scene gave a description of the vehicle which was later stopped. The driver, Anna Catherine Shore of Longview reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for failing to stop at an accident and for driving with a suspended license. Additional charges are pending the results of a blood analysis. Shore was booked into the Gregg County Jail.

Arts and Crafts-East Texas State Fair

TYLER — Have a hobby? Want to show off your painting or needlepoint skills? Then the 95th East Texas State Fair Creative Arts Competition just may be the place for you. Area artisans are invited to submit their wares. Creative Arts catalogs were mailed in July; you can also go to to access them online. The competition has 23 divisions including canned goods, crafts, and hobbies, with special divisions included for youth submissions. New divisions this year are cake decorating and special populations. A complete list of divisions is available online along with registration forms.

Exhibits will be received on Thursday, September 9, from 2:00pm until 6:30pm, and Saturday, September 11, from 9:00am until 12:30pm. All submissions must be made in person and will only be accepted on those two dates. Winning premiums will be paid Monday, September 27, through Saturday, October 2. The fair runs September 23 through October 3.

Preparing for the Rose Festival

TYLER — Preparations continue for Tyler’s 77th Texas Rose Festival, set for October 14 through 16. Public ticket sales got underway this month for all Festival events (Ladies’ Brunch, Men’s Luncheon, Matinee, Coronation and Parade); you have until September 15 to get Parade Applications in to the festival.

A calendar of events is listed here –

Parade applications are available here –

Tickets to all events are available here –

The theme of this year’s Festival is “A Tapestry of Blessings.”

Hearing Loss Help Available

TYLER — Michael Wilcox is a hearing loss resource specialist for the Tyler-based East Texas Center for Independent Living. On KTBB “Staff Meeting,” Wilcox said his job has many facets –including working with businesses to create a better environment for hard-of-hearing workers. Wilcox says, “I come into the workplace, and sometimes I evaluate their work conditions and see what changes we need to make to help them out.” Wilcox adds that 31.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from hearing difficulties but lots of help is available, including some new technology to improve hearing. You can help too, by remembering some basics of communicating with hard-of-hearing people. Among other things, Wilcox says raise your voice a bit, but don’t shout; speak clearly and at a moderate rate. “But the biggest thing, I think,” notes Wilcox, “is to be patient, to be positive, and be relaxed.”

You can go to to learn more. You can also reach Wilcox at [email protected] or (903) 581-7542. And you can log on to to listen to the “Staff Meeting” show online.

Rusk County Fatality

HENDERSON — A two vehicle accident in Rusk County has killed one person and injured one. The accident happened on State Highway 42. Killed was Lillian McAfee, 89, of Overton. Her husband, Claude McAfee, 91, who was driving, was injured. The Department of Public Safety report said the couple was south bound and rear ended a truck making a left turn onto County Road 162.

TJC Apaches Edge Kilgore in OT

The Tyler Junior College Apaches rallied to score a 30-27 overtime win over the Kilgore College Rangers Saturday night at Trinity Mother Francis Stadium in Tyler. Tyler sophomore Jeffrey Claybon replaced Luke Halpin at quarterback in the second half and threw a pair of touchdown passes to another former Lufkin Panther Jabroski Smiley.

Smiley’s second catch came with 23 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 24-24 and force the extra period. The Tyler defense held Kilgore to a field goal in the first overtime. The Apaches won the game on Claybon’s quarterback sneak. Smiley finished with 6 receptions for 82 yards.

Tyler is now 1-1 on the season. Kilgore falls to 0-2. The Apaches open conference play at home against Navarro on September 18th.

High School Football Scores – Week 1

Lufkin 54
Robert E. Lee 21 – Final

John Tyler 28
Longview 14 – Final

Jacksonville 26
Texas High 13 – Final

Corsicana 30
Kilgore 23 – Final

Marshall 56
Huntington, LA 12 – Final

Little Cypress 63
Nacogdoches 53 – Final

Henderson 41
Pine Tree 0 – Final

Whitehouse 42
Chapel Hill 6 – Final

Canton 63
North Forney 0 – Final

Quinlan Ford 25
Mabank 14 – Final

Carthage 47
Lindale 42 – Final

Van 28
Brownsboro 22 – Final

Gladewater 35
Wills Point 21 – Final

Tatum 47
Gilmer 41 – Final

Athens 28
Spring Hill 19 – Final

Mineola 31
Bullard 17 – Final

Crockett 54
Rusk 6 – Final

Frankston 35
Palestine Westwood 26 – Final

Quitman 19
T.K. Gorman 9 – Final

Winnsboro 28
Como Pickton 17 – Final

New Boston 48
Pleasant Grove 7 – Final

Ore City 24
Harmony 22 – Final

Jefferson 31
Mount Vernon 16 – Final

Troup 36
Sabine 7 – Final

White Oak 42
West Rusk 41 – Final

Alba-Golden 24
Cross Roads 7 – Final

Kemp 42
Edgewood 26 – Final

Lone Oak 39
Clarksville 16 – Final

Big Sandy 15
Harleton 14 – Final

Linden-Kildare 28
Center 23 – Final

Paul Pewitt 27
Arp 24 – Final

New Diana 48
Elysian Fields 19 – Final

Shelbyville 21
Joaquin 12 – Final

Simms Bowie 58
Winona 22- Final

Diboll 40
Corrigan-Camden 14 – Final

Alto 55
San Augustine 0 – Final

Price Carlisle 28
Quinlan Boles 15 – Final

Hawkins 56
Union Hill 14 – Final

Cayuga 39
Mount Enterprise 15 – Final

Brook Hill 27
Parish Episcopal 21 – Final

Grace Community 48
Eustace 7 – Final

Garison 7
Lovelady 6 – Final

Tenaha 21
Timpson 0 -Final

Paris Chisum 21
Prairiland 6 – Final

Groveton 68
Warren 0 – Final

Lufkin Routs Tyler Lee

The Lufkin Panthers took advantage of six Tyler Lee turnovers and raced to a 54-21 win on Friday night at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. Junior tailback Jamarcus Walker scored three touchdowns including runs of 80 and 65 yards in the first quarter while senior quarterback Deauntre Smiley added three touchdown runs of his own.

Tyler quarterback Joseph Seeber threw a pair of touchdowns for the Red Raiders who fall to 0-2 on the season. The Lee defense intercepted three passes. Lufkin’s win moves the Panthers to 2-0. Tyler Lee faces crosstown rival John Tyler on Friday, September 10th at Trinity Mother Francis Rose Stadium.

JT Ends Longview’s Home Win Streak

The John Tyler Lions bounced back from an opening week loss to register an impressive 28-14 win over Longview Friday night at Lobo Stadium. It marked the first time the Lobos lost at home in the John King era, snapping a 28-game home winning streak.

After giving up a score on the 2nd play from scrimmage the Lions were able to turn things around and score 28 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter to cruise to the win, which also snapped a nine-game losing skid to Longview.

Senior Quarterback David Bush led the charge for the Lions completing 14 of 21 passes for 193 yards. Devonte Haggerty scored two of the Lions touchdowns, while Damarcus Humber and Jeremiah Henry each added another.

The win improves the Lions record to 1-1 on the season while Longview drops to 1-1. JT will battle cross town rival Robert E. Lee next Friday in their non-district finale at TMF Rose Stadium in Tyler. The Lobos will travel to face Allen.

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SWJCFC Scores 8-28-10

Saturday 8/28 Scores:

(18) Coffeyville, KS 27
(14) Tyler Junior College 10

(11) Hutchinson, KS 41
Kilgore College 10

Trinity Valley CC 51
Independence, KS 16

Cisco 53
Dodge City 21

Garden City 32
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 23

Lon Morris 49
Monterey Tech 0

Thursday 8/26 Scores:

(6) Butler, KS 16
(4) Navarro 10

#1 Euless Trinity Routs Lee in Season Opener 35-0

The top ranked Euless Trinity Trojans defeated the Tyler Lee Red Raiders 35-0 on Saturday night at Trinity Mother Francis Rose Stadium and in front of an ESPNU national television audience.

Trojans RB Terrence Tusan scored two touchdowns and Brandon Carter caught two scoring passes for Trinity. Lee’s Chad Reese blocked a Trojan Field Goal attempt at end of first half.

The Red Raiders travel to Lufkin next Friday night.

Restaurant Robbery Suspect in Custody

TYLER — A 22-year-old is arrested after Tyler Police respond to a burglary call. It happened Friday night around 10:45 at Bruno’s Pizza, 1400 South Vine. Officers arrived and found a sliding glass door had been broken out. While officers were securing the scene, they located Danny Keith Jackson, Tyler, inside. Police say Jackson had entered the restaurant and began destroying items within the business. Jackson fled the scene when he noticed the officers and after a short foot pursuit, was arrested. He was booked into the Smith County Jail for criminal trespass, criminal mischief and evading arrest.

High School Football Scores – Week 0

Saturday 8/28 Scores

Euless Trinity 35
Tyler Lee 0 – Final

Brook Hill 27
Lake Worth 20 – Final

All Saints 28
Carrolton Christian 7 – Final

Friday 8/27 Scores

Lufkin 17
John Tyler 14 – Final

Longview 31
Marshall 9 – Final

Lake Highlands 49
Mesquite 38 – Final

Rowlett 22
North Mesquite 21 – Final

Coppell 13
Mesquite Horn 0 – Final

DeSoto 56
Leander 35 – Final

Hallsville 52
Pleasant Grove 0 – Final

Carthage 41
Jacksonville 26 – Final

Whitehouse 35
Corsicana 8 – Final

Canton 42
Gladewater 41 – Final

Quinlan Ford 27
Mineola 17 – Final

Lindale 44
Spring Hill 27 – Final

Mt. Vernon 38
Emory Rains 14 – Final

Van 44
Grand Saline 6 – Final

Henderson 47
Mt. Pleasant 19 – Final

Jefferson 42
Pittsburg 27 – Final

Nolan Catholic 34
Athens 28 – Final

Brownsboro 26
Palestine 14 – Final

Quitman 29
Bullard 27 – Final

Chapel Hill 50
Westwood 10 – Final

Center 47
Rusk 0 – Final

Wills Point 38
Mabank 20 – Final

Liberty-Eylau 35
Paul Pewitt 27 – Final

New Boston 37
DeKalb 0 – Final

Daingerfield 44
Arp 14 – Final

Malakoff 51
Sabine 18 – Final

Tatum 52
Diboll 13 – Final

White Oak 37
Frankston 30 – Final

Alba-Golden 26
Cumby 0 – Final

Kerens 35
Edgewood 18 – Final

T.K Gorman 22
Winona 16 – Final

New Diana 22
Ore City 0 – Final

Simms Bowie 44
Harleton 26 – Final

Linden-Kildare 35
Hooks 14 – Final

Hughes Springs 20
Clarksville 19 – Final

Beckville 20
Union Grove 12 – Final

Rivercrest 54
Queen City 52 – Final

Como-Pickton 42
Celeste 7 – Final

Big Sandy 32
Quinlan Boles 14 – Final

Hawkins 23
Detroit 0 – Final

Alto 67
Groveton 13 – Final

Price Carlisle 38
Union Hill 0 – Final

Cayuga 30
Overton 6 – Final

Grapeland 18
Centerville 15 – Final

Mt. Enterprise 14
Cushing 8 – Final

Waskom 33
Maud 21 – Final

West Sabine 34
Tipson 12 – Final

Jewett Leon 29
Elkhart 6 – Final

Tenaha 34
Joaquin 0 – Final

Thursday 8/26 Scores

Gilmer 63
Atlanta 28 – Final

Shelbyville 34
Troup 27 – Final

West Rusk 52
Redwater 36 – Final

Elysian Fields 27
Harmony 8 – Final

Grace Community 49
Winnsboro 6 – Final

Lufkin Drops John Tyler In Opener 17-14

The John Tyler Lions opened up the 2010 season on the wrong end falling to East Texas power Lufkin Friday night 17-14 at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.

The Lions trailed 7-0 at halftime but rode a four yard score by DaMarcus Humber and a 30 yard fumble return by Triston Wade to take a 14-7 lead to the 4th. However, a 4th quarter for the Panthers that included a 51 yard touchdown pass from Deauntre Smiley to Gunnar Quick set up an exciting finish. The Pack put together a long drive inside of three minutes that led to a Luis Garcia 22 yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to provide the difference.

Senior quarterback David Bush lead John Tyler with 111 yards rushing on 25 carries. His counterpart Deauntre Smiley paced the Pack with 212 yards passing (17 of 23) and 64 yards rushing. Junior Jamarcus Walker added 121 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

With the win Lufkin takes a 1-0 record into a home match-up with Robert E. Lee next Friday. The Lions will look for their first win of the year on the road at Longview.

Additional Rail Service May Come to East Texas

KILGORE – Harrison County Judge Richard Anderson announces receiving a letter of intent from Amtrak officials that TxDOT and Amtrak will soon be requesting the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to move forward with a feasibility study for additional passenger rail services along the 1-20 / US 59 corridors in East Texas. According to KETK, Anderson is the East Texas Corridor Council’s (ETCC) governmental affairs chair. The information comes in a news release from the East Texas Council of Governments.

A letter from Amtrak’s Vice President, Transportation, Richard Phelps, received on August 17, states an agreement should be reached in the next several weeks to finalize reimbursement of capacity modeling expenses during the study. Phelps states Amtrak is fully prepared to then finalize an agreement with TxDOT and progress with the feasibility study. At that time, officials say, UP will also be able to provide Amtrak and TxDOT with an estimated timing for completion of its portion of the study, which will permit Amtrak to progress with the development of the scope and cost of capital expenditures that may be required to begin the service. This will also include an analysis of projected ridership and revenues for the new service.

“Not since the reintroduction of passenger rail service to East Texas in 1974 has TxDOT, Amtrak and the public need all been in agreement on the importance of moving forward with this project,” says ETCC Chair Tim Vaughn. “This is the most significant event in passenger rail service in East Texas since 1974,” says Anderson.

Rabid Bat Found

Rabid Bat FoundTYLER — Another case of rabies in Smith County. On Friday, the Texas Department of State Health Services advised the Northeast Texas Public Health District that one bat submitted for analysis tested positive for rabies. The bat was found in the 3800 block of Lake Forest Drive, Tyler. This is the ninth laboratory confirmed case of rabies in Smith County and the sixth rabid bat found in the City of Tyler this year. Authorities say the known individuals with possible exposure have been identified and addressed.

Citizens are advised not to handle bats, skunks, raccoons, or other wild animals. Health officials say it is important for children to tell their parents of any contact with wild animals or any sick animals. Anyone who knows of a person being bitten by an animal must report the bite incident to the Smith County Rabies Control Authority for proper investigation.

The Smith County Rabies Control Authority advises all citizens to confirm that their dogs and cats are currently vaccinated for rabies. City of Tyler Ordinance and Smith County Ordinance require annual rabies vaccinations for all dogs and cats. Officials say preventive immunization for rabies is the only effective defense against this always fatal disease. Anyone with questions on rabies control may contact City of Tyler Animal Control at 903-535-0045.

Smith County to Receive Best Practices Award

TYLER — Smith County will receive the Texas Association of Counties Best Practices Award for cost reductions made through the County’s Compensatory Time Management Program. According to a county news release, each year TAC’s Leadership Foundation recognizes and highlights county programs for outstanding innovation, achievement and delivery of services.

The Smith County Compensatory Time Management Program began in 2008 as a joint effort of the Auditor’s Office and Sheriff’s Department, to reduce what officials term the ever increasing and costly payout and accrual of employee earned compensatory time. At that time, Smith County had more than $735,000 in accrued liability recorded for comp time, and more than $600,000 of the accrual was solely attributed to the Sheriff’s department and the Jail. Today, the comp hours have been reduced by 48% in the Sheriff’s office and 41% in the jail for a total reduction of more than 44% department wide. That substantial reduction in hours has reduced the county’s accrued liability by more than $350,000.

“We are very proud of the leadership in our Sheriff’s Office and Auditor’s Department. They stepped up and thought outside the box to reduce our accumulated comp time and ultimately save hundreds of thousands of dollars for the County,” said Comp Time Committee Member and Smith County Precinct 4 Commissioner JoAnn Hampton. Representatives from Smith County will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the TAC Annual Conference in Austin Sept. 2.

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