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Meet the Buckeyes set for Saturday, Aug. 8
Meet the Buckeyes will be held at Jeff Traylor Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 8. The program for the public will begin at 7 p.m.
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Mini Buckeyes having sign ups Aug. 8 and 9
The Gilmer Mini Buckeyes are having sign ups this Saturday Aug 8th from 9-12 and Sunday Aug 9th 2-4 at Hibbett Sports in Gilmer. Flag Football K-3rd and Tackle 4th – 6th.
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Houston Texans open 2015 Training Camp
he Houston Texans officially opened their 2015 Training Camp on Saturday, August 1st at their NRG Training Facility in Houston. Based on moving from 2-14 in 2013 to 9-7 and barely missing the NFL p...
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Former Bullard phenom Spears to play for Vanderbilt University
Editor's Note: Minta Spears is the daughter of Randy and Sandy Spears of Gilmer. NASHVILLE. Tenn. - Minta Spears, a former Bullard All-State basketball player is already a graduate of Texas Tech Un...
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'Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament' coming up
The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its first "Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament," in which hunters will seek pests ranging from skunks to coyotes, Aug. 14-16. Some 75 percent of th...
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Gus Johnson, new Cowboys assigned jersey numbers
(Photo: James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys) The  Dallas Cowboys  most  recent signings  have been assigned their new uniform numbers. Read more:   Gus Johnson, new Cowboys assigned jersey numbers
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Gilmer's Johnson Signs Training Camp Deal With Cowboys
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas –  Former Stephen F. Austin All-American  Gus Johnson  has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys as the team gets ready to head to its 2015 Training Camp in Oxnard, California. Read ...
Gaming the system
by CORBETT SMITH, MATT WIXON, GREG RIDDLE, Dallas Morning News
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When a high school team wins a state championship, it’s not only the players who celebrate. Teams are honored in parades, are congratulated on storefront billboards and are the subjects of city cou...
Houston’s NRG Stadium to Host 2015 UIL Football Championship Games
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  AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced today that the 2015 UIL Football State Championship games would be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.  All 11-man UIL Football ...
THSCA releases pre-season top 10 poll
by REAGAN ROY
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2015 Texas High School Coaches Association has released their pre-season poll highlight the best high school football teams in state. Read more: THSCA releases pre-season top 10 poll
Dr. Susan Elza Named UIL Director of Athletics
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  AUSTIN— Dr. Susan Elza has been hired as the University Interscholastic League Director of Athletics the League announced Monday.   Elza, who was previously Executive Director of Athletics at Nor...
Bad Aces advance to World Series
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The Dixie Debs 18U Bad Aces team (with players from New London, Alto, Rusk, and Liberty City) won the Dixie Debs 18U State Tournament this weekend in Lindale. The Bad Aces played 3 SHUTOUT games wi...
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Police officer Randall Kerrick, left, and defense attorney Michael Greene listen during opening arguments at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte. N.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Both sides in the voluntary manslaughter trial of a white Charlotte police officer in the on duty shooting of a black man agree bad choices led up to the man's death as he looked for help after a car crash.


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Safura Bibi, the sister of Shafqat Hussain, reacts after hearing news of his execution on August 4, 2015Pakistan on Tuesday executed a man convicted of murdering a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy in the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP. The case prompted grave international concern, drawing protests from the United Nations, as his lawyers and family said he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into making a false confession.


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