Sports
  • The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is the favorite to win the Lone Star Conference in 2017, as announced at LSC Football Media Day on Thursday. Quarterback Luis Perez was also announced as the LSC's co-Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Arkansas River Headwaters - The upper river is in excellent shape, and the fishing here has been really productive lately. Flows have risen due to rain this week, but conditions are still within the ideal range for the wade anglers.
  • Lower Mountain Fork: July 23. Elevation normal, water clear. Trout excellent on PowerBait, small lures and tube jigs along the spillway. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
  • Guide Seth Vanover and Luke's grandson Jack Zimmerman beating the heat on an early morning catfish trip at Lake Fork. photo by Luke Clayton
  • A big shark, landed on rod and reel, will give you the angling challenge of your life. Capt. Mike Williams has exposed thousands of anglers to the thrill of hooking, and landing big sharks. (Photo by Capt. Mike Williams)
  • Bells 10U Baseball All Stars defeated Fairfield 7-3 in game one and 14-2 in game two for the sweep to win the Dixie Youth Baseball Division II Texas State Championship.
  • There's lots of work to do in preparation for a few weeks of elk and bear hunting. Everyone is pitching in here to get a "pop up" blind set over a hotspot for harvesting elk and bear up in Colorado. photo by Luke Clayton
  • There is no better place that the outdoors to make new friends or bond with old ones. (photo by Luke Clayton)
  • Directed by Austin College head coach Ed Garza, this is a great way to start off the summer before summer leagues get underway. You will learn new techniques and fundamental skills to incorporate into your summer training before your school season starts!
  • Hot Spot: Beaver Lake walleye! Beaver Lake fishing guide Mike Bailey is all about the stripers, which are back on the main lake. But, he says, don't forget the walleye.
  • Broken Bow: Lake elevation is below average, water temperature at 79 degrees. Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass biting fair on Alabama rig, plastic and spoons around brush structure and standing timber.
  • Heat exhaustion is one of the most common maladies that park rangers encounter during the summer months, and with temperatures soaring to scorching heats well above 90 degrees, Texas State Park staff are encouraging park visitors to follow basic heat safety precautions to stay safe on the trail.
  • The Bonham 15U Softball All Stars defeated the Delta County All Stars to claim the Dixie State Championship last night by a score of 18-10.
  • The 2017 inductee to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor is former Texas A&M University-Commerce three-sport standout James Thrower, league officials announced on Wednesday.
  • Austin College head coach Ed Garza supervises a workout Tuesday at Bonham High School. Coach Garza brought his High Intensity Volleyball Camp to Bonham this week.
  • Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro.
  • Hannah Sloan caught this 5.7 pound largemouth bass on a white spinnerbait fishing Lake Keystone on the evening of July 5. Share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Andre Egli with a 19-inch cutthroat trout caught out of Crystal Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • The City of McAllen is proud to once again host the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Summer Games of Texas, welcoming young athletes from throughout Texas and Mexico to compete in 15 events.
  • Sportsman's White River Resort (870-453-2424) said there is good fishing in the morning, while anglers are using boats for fishing in the evening.