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  1. Football team at Texas school burns black player in effigy, but district says there's no 'racial issue'  Dallas News
  2. East Texas school lights bonfire with effigy of opposing African American player, immediately sparks controversy  USA TODAY High School Sports
  3. Texas High School Explains Why It Burned Effigy Of Black Player From Rival School  Deadspin
  4. Video appears to show mock player being burned at Van homecoming bonfire KYTX
  5. How one Texas high school football homecoming tradition turned ‘Disgusting!’  Star-Telegram
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Texas high school burns effigy of black football player, but district says it's not a 'racial issue'  The Washington Post

A homecoming tradition at a Texas high school is being derided as racially insensitive after students burned an effigy of a black player on an opposing football ...

Video appears to show mock player being burned at Texas homecoming bonfire

On social media, several people expressed outrage by the bonfire.

Successful East Texas football programs Van, Carthage square off in District 10-4A Division I opener  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Van and Carthage have combined for just seven losses since the start of the 2016 season.

Van passing game too much for Lindale as Vandals win 50-28  Tyler Morning Telegraph

VAN — The Van Vandals notched their second win of the young season by displaying a versatile offense in a 50-28 victory over the Lindale Eagles on Friday ...

Van High School brewing on-campus business

A group of Van high school students created, run and manage an on-campus coffee shop.

Red Zone Game of the Week: Van travels to Gilmer for early season test  KTRE

Before entering play in the District of Doom, newest member Van High School will get a tough week 2 non-district test.

Van vs. Lindale Football  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As a multimedia journalist, nothing makes me happier than capturing the moments that define our community in East Texas. I'm a born-and-raised Texan and ...

Van ISD combats bullying with 'Buddy Bench' KYTX

VAN, Texas — There's a new addition to the playground at Van Intermediate school. It's called the 'Buddy Bench' and it holds a bigger purpose than just a place ...

3 arrested for separate incidents at Van ISD schools

Van ISD addressed three separate incidents that happened within their district this week. In the first incident, a 17-year-old student was arrested for trespassing ...

Van High School crowns Homecoming king and queen  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Van High School crowned Homecoming King Jake Kellam and Queen Taylor Tallant on Friday, Sept. 22.

Signing Day in East Texas: Who’s heading where?  KLTV

East Texas athletes are signing letters of intent Wednesday during National Signing Day.

CISD names Doring new principal of Collins Intermediate  Corsicana Daily Sun

The CISD Board of Trustees approved Scott Doring as the new principal of Collins Intermediate School.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2019: East Texas student-athletes sign the dotted line KYTX

Student-athletes from all over the Piney Woods are taking their athletic and academic talents to the next level.

Van's AJ Zarate signs with Henderson State  Tyler Morning Telegraph

AJ Zarate, a three-year letterman who was instrumental in helping Van go deep in the football playoffs, signed with Henderson State University during a ...

East Texas high school cheerleading squads to face off at UIL Spirit Competition KYTX

TYLER, Texas — High school cheerleading squads from all across Texas will face off this week at the UIL Spirit State Championships in Fort Worth. Spirit is an ...

Poteet dismisses Maidens from playoffs | Sports  Jacksonville Daily Progress

VAN — Mesquite Poteet's offense carved out a decent lead and the Lady Pirates' defense played lights out in the final 5:00, and as a result Poteet was able to.

'Senior Walk' images from East Texas ISD go viral

A series of images of seniors walking the hallways of Van ISD schools has tugged at the heartstrings of people across the nation after it was posted to the ...

Van, Texas, and Nashville, Arkansas, Hit by Suspected Tornadoes

Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms killed at least five people in Texas and Arkansas and damaged about 30 percent of a city outside Dallas.

Athletes compete at Al Rholes Track meet at Van High School  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Athletes competed at the Al Rholes Track meet at Van High School on Thursday March 21, 2019.

Trusting the process: Lindale bounces back from 1-3 start to reach area round for first time since 2011  Tyler Morning Telegraph

LINDALE — It was Sept. 29, and the Lindale Eagles were 1-3 overall and 0-1 in District 9-5A Division II.

John Tyler QB Devlen Woods named the American State Bank Player of the Week  Tyler Morning Telegraph

John Tyler standout quarterback Devlen Woods has been consistent all season, but in the regular-season finale the senior stood above the rest.

Longview's Haynes King, John King sweep American State Bank Player of the Year, Coach of the Year honors  Tyler Morning Telegraph

BULLARD — Thursday was a night fit for a king. Actually, two Kings. Longview quarterback Haynes King and his father, Longview head football coach John King ...

Tyler Lee, local TAPPS programs among winners on opening day of Wagstaff Holiday Basketball Classic  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Lee, Cumberland Academy and all three local TAPPS programs were victorious on the first day of the Floyd Wagstaff Holiday Basketball Classic on ...

Les Stagner | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Les Stagner was born June 19, 1932 and on Sunday, May 20, 2018, left his family and friends to meet his Savior and Lord face to face. He was a ...

Football: American State Bank Player of the Week program returning  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The American State Bank Player of the Week, a popular and successful scholarship program for area football players since 2012, will return for the 2018 high ...

Year in Review: Multimedia journalist reflects on a year of documenting all things East Texas  Tyler Morning Telegraph

What a year 2018 has been. From football and Mud Nationals to Rose Festival and rodeos, I've covered all things East Texas as a multimedia journalist at the ...

OU's prize catch: a back with backing
Neill family has treated Calhoun like one of their own (subscription)

VAN, Texas — Hank and Tracy Neill don't know exactly when Jermie Calhoun stopped being just their son's best friend and instead became their own son.

Athens Hornets JV drops contest to Van Vandals  Athens Daily Review

The Athens Hornets junior varsity football team lost to the Van Vandals 44-14 Thursday in Van.

East Texan who appeared on Grammy's stage says 'believe in yourself'  KLTV

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Thousands of eyes were on Bruno Mars when he won record of the year at the 60th Annual Grammys Award Show, but if you had looked ...

National Signing Day Primer: Who’s here, who’s coming, and who’s next?  Frogs O' War

TCU got most of their recruiting work done in December, but there is still a ton of talent of the board for tomorrow's National Signing Day.

Lamb, Stacey Gilchrist  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Our beloved daughter, sister and aunt, Stacey Gilchrist Lamb, was born January 3, 1983 in Tyler, Texas and passed away at the age of 36 on January 25, 2019 ...

Area school mascots invade CBS19

What do a general, a vandal and a dog have in common? They all love CBS 19! Mascots from 12 East Texas high schools invaded the newsroom this week to ...

SFA Student Passes Away | News  SFA The Pine Log Online

SFA student Addison Hunter Neal, 25, of Van, Texas, died on Wednesday Sept. 6. Neal grew up in Van and was a 2010 graduate of Van High School. He then ...

East Texans Take Part In National Signing Day  KYTX

Many East Texas athletes signed with colleges on National Signing Day. Here's a look at some of the signings.

East sweeps Azalea Orthopedics All-Star basketball games; Longview's Destiny McAfee and Jason Bush win MVP honors  Tyler Morning Telegraph

It was a sweep for Longview when it came to Most Valuable Player awards during the 15th annual Azalea Orthopedics All-Star Basketball Games on Saturday ...

More East Texas students taking dual credit courses  Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas high school students are flocking to dual credit courses to earn at the same time high school credits from their school district and college credit from ...

Suspects' Hometown Grapples With Charges in Texas Church Fires  New York Times

People in East Texas are trying to figure out how two men raised in religious families came to be accused of breaking into and setting fire to 10 churches.

Longview, Hallsville marching bands earn superior ratings  Longview News-Journal

Longview High School's marching band recently brought home the school's 67th consecutive first division superior rating from a University Interscholastic ...

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

Moore-Buchanan wed  Plainview Daily Herald

Paige Moore of Lindale, Texas, and Jonathan Buchanan of Van, Texas, were united in marriage June 29, 2013, at The Holey's Lake in Tyler, Texas.

ET Volleyball: Previewing 38 area teams | Volleyball  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW. Mascot: Lady Lobos. Coach: Chaka Jackson (135-96 overall; 172-136 at Longview). District: 10-6A (Tyler Lee, John Tyler, Rockwall, Rockwall ...

‘Mum Queen’ spins her magic into vibrant creations for schoolers for past 40 years  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Becky Bristol is known as the "mum queen" around East Texas.

Texas Longhorns commits: Week Two preview  Burnt Orange Nation

UT football commits aim to continue solid play, avoid further injuries in Week Two.

Questions surround murder of Far North Dallas hairstylist found in burning car  Dallas Morning News

More than two weeks after Elizabeth Lightfoot's body was found, her friends are mourning and worried that they, too, might be in danger.

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