Sports
  • Since 2009, a group of guys from Louisiana has been traveling annually to the White River below Bull Shoals Dam in north-central Arkansas. They have turned the week-long trip into more than a leisure vacation, giving the event a name, logo and website - Arkansas Adventure.
  • The fundraiser will open with a commemorative balloon release led by co-founders Jenny Dowen and Larissa Linton, followed by the Fun Run and 5K. The Fun Run & 5K are open to participants of all ages. Entertainment will include a DJ and childrenís Adventure Zone featuring games, activities, bounce houses and a special area to honor and remember children who have been affected by cancer. The Heart of Gold 5K & Fun Run also promises prizes, awards, giveaways and food.
  • Twenty-five teams rounded out the field at the annual A&M-Commerce Golf Tournament that in 2015 proved to be the single largest fundraising event in Lion Athletic history.
  • Deadline for alligator and exotic categories is August 3 - TPWD file photo by Earl Nottingham
  • Due to weather conditions the Fannin Co. Sports Hall of Fame golf tournament has been postponed until Sept 10.
  • Earl D. Harless caught the new lake record blue catfish at Fort Gibson Lake on July 16. It weighed in at 73.6 pounds and was 49.5 inches long.
  • Andy Spencer of Prairie Village, Kansas, finished with a tournament total of 8-under-par 202 to win at the Lockton Kansas City Junior. In the Girls Division, Pajaree Anannarukarn of Bangkok, Thailand, wins after shooting 2-under-par 208 at The Kansas City Country Club.
  • White River (Bull Shoals Tailwater) -- (Updated 7-29-2015) Sportsmanís White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is running very high, with six to seven generators running, which will be the norm for the next few months. Trout fishing is excellent on pink Power Worms and PowerBait. Fly-fishing is very tough. The current is very fast, so fishing from a boat is about the only way to go right now. photo by Allen Rich
  • DL Toni Pulu named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
  • Attention all returning football players, and those interested in playing. Equipment checkout will be as follows...
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2015-2016 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season.
  • Taught by Austin College head coach Ed Garza and staff, High Intensity Volleyball Camps offers affordable and beneficial camps. Coaches wanting a camp at their high school can contact Ed Garza for openings dates and times!
  • Robby Evans of Flower Mound, Texas, and Blake Blaser of Edmond, Oklahoma, each carded a 1-under-par 71 to claim co-medalist honors Sunday at the AJGA Qualifier for the Lockton Kansas City Junior. In the Girls Division, Taylor Black of Warrensburg, Missouri, and Siyun Liu of Shanghai, China, co-medaled after shooting even-par 72 at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.
  • Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri. Investigators concluded that the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action. TPWD file photo by Earl Nottingham
  • The drivers and fans didn't seem to notice the heat Saturday night at Grayson County Speedway. Throughout the evening cars bumped and crashed, but tempers were calm. The family atmosphere prevailed with cheers and checkered flags. Come enjoy the action next Saturday night! photos by David Hall and Buzz Cory of Buzz Photos
  • Luke's granddaughter Anna Claire, was excited to see all the "baby" catfish being stocked. photo by Luke Clayton
  • Trout stocking in the Lower Illinois River has been temporarily suspended because of rising water temperatures. Trout stocking will continue as usual at the state's other year-round trout fishery in the Lower Mountain Fork River below Broken Bow dam. (photo by Scott Hood, "Outdoor Oklahoma" 2015 Reader's Photography Showcase)
  • Middle Roaring Fork (Basalt downstream to Carbondale) - The water flow is at 1,000 cubic feet per second in Basalt. And the water has good clarity but it still is a bit on the high side for a better rating. The overall rating is a 7 out of 10 with evening "lightning rounds" ranking at a 10 out of 10 (drakes are going strong from Bonedale all the way to Basalt now). The food sources present are green drakes, caddis, stoneflies, PMD's, and BWO's. The fishermen on the river are doing great during the green drake lightening round around Basalt now, and the caddis dry fly fishing mid-day has been rock solid.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries technicians Steven Hise (L) and Wes Dutter transfer striped bass fingerlings from the hauling trailer to containers on board a boat in preparation for stocking them into Possum Kingdom reservoir. Possum Kingdom received 267,748 striped bass fingerlings and 213,209 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings in 2015. photo by Tom Lang, © Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Kyle Cox of Carrollton, Texas, shot a 10-under-par 206 to claim the victory at the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. In the Girls Division, Alisa Chong of Carrollton, Texas, wins after shooting 6-under-par 210 at Abilene Country Club - Fairway Course.