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Re-imagining Westwood: Proposed $39-million bond would create 21st century schools  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood Independent School District on Monday will propose a $39-million bond issue to not only replace and rebuild aging buildings, but also redesign its ...

High school softball: Westwood rolling early in District 20-3A play  Palestine Herald Press

Last year, the Westwood High School softball program started slowly in district play — and it ultimately cost the Lady Panthers a shot at the playoffs.

High school fishing: Westwood's Blevins, Graham place 13th  Palestine Herald Press

JEFFERSON — A duo from Westwood High School's fishing team produced the area's best result Saturday during the Texas High School Bass Association East ...

High school basketball: Westwood girls under way, boys play Friday  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School boys' basketball team won 33 games last season, reaching the Conference 3A-Region III quarterfinals.

High school basketball: Westwood girls fall short in playoff bid  Palestine Herald Press

BUFFALO — The Westwood High School girls' basketball team found itself in a 46-32 hole heading into the fourth quarter of a District 20-3A play-in game on ...

Westwood principals off to a roaring start | Education  Palestine Herald Press

Scott Nettles, the new Westwood High School principal, plans to keep an open door to students, teachers, and parents. Accessibility and leading by example, ...

High school volleyball: It's hi-ho silver for Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

BROWNSBORO — The Westwood High School volleyball team earned the Silver Bracket Championship from Saturday evening at the Brownsboro VolleyFest.

Palestine schools awarded teaching grants  Palestine Herald Press

BY WILLIAM PATRICK. The external rewards of teaching – the profession that creates all other professions – rarely reflect the ...

High school baseball: Frankston takes advantage of Westwood errors  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School baseball coach Micah Blackmon admitted the Panthers had a small heater in the dugout during Tuesday's District 20-3A game.

High school basketball: Westwood garners LaPoynor JV title  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School junior varsity boys' basketball team recently won a tournament at LaPoynor in La Rue.

High school basketball: Westwood 3's bury Diboll by 31  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School boys' basketball team used perimeter shooting to dominate Diboll in Tuesday's non-district home game.

High school basketball: Palestine boys have clean sweep, Westwood needs play-in game  Palestine Herald Press

The Palestine High School boys' basketball team was sluggish during Tuesday's District 19-4A game versus Fairfield.

High school basketball: Westwood girls survive, beat Teague  Palestine Herald Press

Last year, district games between the Westwood High School girls' basketball team and Teague weren't competitive.

High school football: Tall task for Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

NEW LONDON — Westwood High School earned its first victory of the Richard Bishop era this past Friday at Eustace.

High school basketball: Westwood girls alive for playoffs  Palestine Herald Press

Both the Westwood and Elkhart High School girls' basketball teams have shown improvement through the 2018-19 season — just in different increments.

High school football: Franklin thrashes Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School football team knew they faced a formidable foe when they hosted the Franklin Lions in District 11-3A-1 play on Friday night.

High school basketball: Westwood sweeps Groesbeck in 20-3A  Palestine Herald Press

Jaren Turner netted 36 points and he pulled in 12 rebounds for a double-double as the Westwood High School boys' basketball team entered District 20-3A play ...

High school volleyball: Westwood, Grapeland wins give them 2nd  Palestine Herald Press

GROESBECK — The Westwood High School volleyball team put itself in better postseason position after topping Groesbeck in four sets on Friday 25-13, 25-23, ...

High school football: Buffalo whitewashes Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School's offense ran better during the Panthers' season-opening game versus Alto on Aug. 31.

High school volleyball: Westwood reaches 20 wins in sweep  Palestine Herald Press

In Texas high school varsity volleyball, a 20-win season is oftentimes seen as the barometer of success. Westwood accomplished just that on Tuesday as the ...

High school football: Elkhart's ground game chews up Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

ELKHART — The Elkhart High School football team controlled the offensive and defensive lines in Friday night's 36-3 victory over Westwood at Jerry Ives ...

High school basketball: Horace powers Crockett boys' victory  Palestine Herald Press

Crockett High School boys' basketball player Allen Horace is, perhaps, the most dominant force in District 20-3A.

High school volleyball: Groesbeck tops Westwood in four  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood suffered a four-set loss at home to 20-3A rival Groesbeck by scores of 24-26, 27-25, 25-21, 25-15.

High school basketball: Westwood boys nip Elkhart, both still have playoff shot  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School head boys' basketball coach Corey Krampen challenged Riley Thieme before Tuesday's District 20-3A game.

High school volleyball: Teague rallies to defeat Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School volleyball team had Teague right where it wanted in Tuesday's District 20-3A match; however, the Lady Lions rallied to beat the ...

High school football: Bishop takes over at Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood Independent School District was seeking a young, innovative football coach for its vacancy created when Kevin Hayes announced his retirement ...

High school tennis: Several Westwood players advance to regionals  Palestine Herald Press

Seven Westwood High School tennis players are among those who have qualified for the Conference 3A-Region III meet set for College Station on April 18.

High school volleyball: Carter, Westwood sweep Buffalo  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School volleyball team opened up District 20-3A play with a sizzling three-set win over Buffalo on Friday.

High school football: Westwood's Hayes charts course for retirement  Palestine Herald Press

A few boxes were packed up in Westwood High School athletic director and head football coach Kevin Hayes' office.

Volleyball: Ray, Lexington top Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

BRYAN — The Westwood and Lexington High School volleyball teams played competitive first and second sets.

High school basketball: Westwood's Turner named 18-3A MVP  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School first-year head boys' basketball coach Jake Russ has been given plenty of accolades lately.

High school soccer: Palestine tops Kilgore, district begins tonight  Palestine Herald Press

KILGORE — Through the years, the Kilgore High School soccer team has provided Palestine with a good foil.

High school volleyball: Westwood sweeps Elkhart  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School volleyball team ensured itself a seeding match for playoff position with its three-game sweep over Elkhart on Tuesday in District ...

Westwood girls soccer team makes history | Community  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School's athletic department took a bold step this year, introducing girl's soccer as a UIL team sport.

High school football: Cayuga faces challenge  Palestine Herald Press

The Cayuga High School football team knows this week's bi-district playoff game versus Price Carlisle will be a challenge.

High school basketball: Wizards of Westwood  Palestine Herald Press

A scrappy Buffalo bunch proved to be no match for the Westwood High School boys' basketball team in the District 3A-18 opener Tuesday night.

High school softball: Westwood climbs back into contention  Palestine Herald Press

BUFFALO — The Westwood High School softball team is peaking, if you ask head coach David Reed.

High school baseball: Westwood Senior Night  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School's Kameron Collier (left), J.P. Hucklebridge and LaJuan Davis are shown with their families before Tuesday's District 18-3A finale versus ...

SPORTS WEBXTRA: Lufkin soccer team preps for Round 2 of playoffs  KTRE

The Lufkin soccer team is preparing for round 2 of the playoffs where they will take on Midlothian Tuesday night at 7 pm from Palestine Westwood high school.

Elkhart boys and girls take silver at District Track Meet  Palestine Herald Press

Elkhart High School student athletes turned in another strong performance at the 2019 District 20-AAA track and field meet at Westwood High School April 3-4.

Texas bill proposes $15 minimum wage  Palestine Herald Press

Texas' minimum wage would more than double to $15-an-hour under a plan now before the state House. Now, the minimum wage in Texas, established a ...

Panthers lose to Kirbyville 34-6  Palestine Herald Press

By ERIC VICCARO. Sports Editor. PALESTINE – The Westwood High School football team had trouble scoring in the red zone on Friday night at Panther ...

High school cross country: Trim, Umanzor fare well at Elkhart  Palestine Herald Press

ELKHART — Westwood High School's Tomy Umanzor and Elkhart's Ava Trim were the top finishers among locals at the Elkhart Invitational on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Teacher drumline performance goes viral  KLTV

Not since Nick Cannon's performance in "Drumline" have we been this wowed by a band performance.

High school track and field: Elkhart boys nab team title  Palestine Herald Press

The Elkhart High School boys' track and field team came through with the District 18-3A championship on Thursday evening at Westwood High School's Panther ...

High school soccer: 'Cats settle it on the field, beat Waco Midway  Palestine Herald Press

This time, the Palestine and Waco Midway High School boys' soccer teams would settle the championship on the field.

Westwood coping with loss of student | Local News  Palestine Herald Press

Local pastors and counselors were available to Westwood High School students Monday, following the weekend death of 17-year-old David Reyes.

High school football: Cayuga's Hearrell simply 'super'  Palestine Herald Press

CAYUGA — Cayuga High School senior football player Cody Hearrell earned a superlative as District 9-2A-I awards were made public.

High school baseball: Ex-Westwood player guides Forney to state  Palestine Herald Press

ROUND ROCK — Palestine native Jason Farrow said he learned plenty from former Westwood High School athletic director Kevin Hayes.

High school baseball: Westwood forces full game on Elkhart  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School baseball team played with pride on Tuesday — extending Elkhart the full seven innings in this District 18-3A contest at Nicholson ...

High school volleyball: The stars are aligned  Palestine Herald Press

Two Westwood High School volleyball players were named District 3A-18 first-team selections as honors were released last week.

High school basketball: Elkhart tourney reaches Day 2 Friday  Palestine Herald Press

ELKHART — The Elkhart Holiday Invitational continues with more games today and Saturday at Elkhart High School gymnasium.

High school volleyball: Jenkins, Weston nab superlatives  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School's volleyball team showed stout development under first-year head coach Sidnee Jo Fitzpatrick.

Cross Country: Westwood puts spotlight on runner Castillo  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School cross country coach Earl Ringland has scoured yearbooks and other record manuals; but, he came up empty.

High school football: Cayuga must sustain drives, contain Turner tonight  Palestine Herald Press

After the 2017 football season was complete, longtime Price Carlisle skipper Rocky Baker passed the coaching mantel to his son, Clay.

High school football: Coaches pleased with scrimmages  Palestine Herald Press

When it comes right down to it, high school football teams neither win or lose a scrimmage.

High school football: Essary resigns as Athens AD, head coach  Palestine Herald Press

ATHENS — Palestine High School graduate Paul Essary has resigned as the head football coach/athletic director at Athens.

High school soccer: For openers, PHS boys blank La Vega  Palestine Herald Press

For openers, the Palestine High School boys' soccer team garnered its opening group match at the Wildcat Classic tournament on Thursday morning.

Attorney: Messages show student lied about ex-White Oak band director accused of touching her  Longview News-Journal

Messages sent from a former student to an ex-White Oak High School band director accused of inappropriately touching her during a school trip indicate the ...

Cayuga HS football player breaks lower back in playoff game Thursday

A Cayuga High School football player is recovering after breaking part of his back in a playoff game Thursday night.

Wednesday's schedule: Track and field, tennis are on the docket  Palestine Herald Press

Track and field meets and tennis tournaments dominate the local high school sports schedule today, with Palestine a featured site for a pair of competitions.

High school basketball: Westwood boys win 'Clash of Titans'  Palestine Herald Press

Standing-room only excitement filled Westwood High School's gymnasium on Friday as District 3A-18 foes clashed — with the district lead on the line.

Charge against former White Oak High School band director dismissed  Longview News-Journal

A judge has dismissed a criminal indictment against a former White Oak High School band director.

Tang joins Herald-Press  Palestine Herald Press

Former high school journalism teacher Lisa Tang of Palestine has joined the Herald-Press as a reporter, photographer, and page designer.

High school basketball: Westwood boys claim Allen Samuels title  Palestine Herald Press

FRANKLIN — The Westwood High School boys' basketball team claimed the Allen Samuels Tournament Championship Saturday.

Storm Center: Westwood boys' soccer writes history  Palestine Herald Press

Florentino Guerrero left Cayuga for Westwood roughly three years ago — with the opportunity to begin a soccer program. “I wanted a place to start *fresh*,” ...

High school basketball: Westwood boys crush McGregor  Palestine Herald Press

CORSICANA — Westwood High School's Jaren Turner nearly outscored McGregor all by himself in the area round of the Conference 3A-Region III playoffs.

Powerlifting roundup: Westwood boys fourth at Corrigan-Camden meet  Palestine Herald Press

CORRIGAN — The Westwood High School boys powerlifters came through with fourth-place and 15 points at the Corrigan-Camden Bulldog Invitational on ...

GC Softball: Mildred, Blooming Grove, Kerens all storm into playoffs  Corsicana Daily Sun

Mildred played even better than expected and Blooming Grove had another sizzling season on the softball diamond while Kerens watched the best senior class ...

High school football recruiting: Morrow joins Pirate ship at Southwestern  Palestine Herald Press

Westwood High School football player Zach Morrow made it official on Monday afternoon — signing with Southwestern University in Georgetown.

High school football: County rivals open district  Palestine Herald Press

ELKHART — Most every year, the Elkhart and Westwood High School football teams play a taut game – and the 2016 edition was no exception.

Westwood FFA Ag Mechanics place fourth at Houston Livestock Show  Palestine Herald Press

A trailer made by Westwood FFA Ag Mechanics recently won fourth place at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in two different categories.

High school softball: District 20-2A honor roll  Palestine Herald Press

Superlatives. Conference 2A Co-MVPs: Abbie Orrick Martins Mill; and Callie Camacho, Martins Mill. Conference 1A MVP: Lulu Campbell, Fruitvale.

New homecoming for a new Westwood | News  Palestine Herald Press

Friday night will see Westwood High School celebrate its first homecoming on the new field during their game against the Maypearl Panthers. Homecoming ...

More than 100 East Texas students have art in Tyler Museum of Art exhibition opening March 31  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A record number of artists from East Texas high schools will have art on view in Tyler Museum of Art's 15th annual High School Art Exhibition, which opens ...

#MaroonOnMonday: Local school districts, businesses show support for Athens ISD following tragic bus accident KYTX

ATHENS, Texas — Multiple East Texas school districts, businesses and law enforcement agencies are showing their support for Athens ISD following a tragic ...

High school teacher on leave following sex allegations  Palestine Herald Press

Palestine Independent School District administrators are investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student, the ...

Hard work pays off for Lufkin defender | Sports |  Lufkin Daily News

Not long ago, the biggest question for Ivan Garcia wasn't if he had what it takes to be a force on the soccer team. It was simply whether he had.

High school roundup: Elkhart, Grapeland softball teams triumph  Palestine Herald Press

ELKHART — The Elkhart softball team downed Westwood 3-0 in a District 18-3A game on Thursday, and the Lady Elks swept the season series between the ...

High school softball: Cayuga's Karnes earns another superlative  Palestine Herald Press

Last year, Cayuga High School's Amber Karnes was chosen as the District 20-2A offensive most valuable player in softball.

Westwood yearbook wins award | News  Palestine Herald Press

Many students look forward to the annual yearbook, a time of reflection and memories that showcases their time spent in school. For the Westwood students, the ...

High school track and field: Depth fuels Elkhart girls' win  Palestine Herald Press

ALTO — The Elkhart High School girls' track and field team claimed the top spot at Thursday's Alto Relays, scoring 173.3 points.

High school softball roundup: Grapeland, Slocum and Cayuga all post victories  Palestine Herald Press

LOVELADY — Grapeland put Lovelady away with a six-run sixth inning as the Sandiettes went through District 21-2A without a loss.

High school baseball: Indians continue stellar play, beat Panthers  Palestine Herald Press

Even not a full strength, the Frankston High School baseball team is still pretty salty.

X-MAN IS EXCELLENT: Westwood track standout Billups reaches state after setbacks  Palestine Herald Press

When Xavier Billups was a freshman at Westwood High School journalism grabbed his interest because of what he could create with photography. As it turned ...

Palestine prepares for 11th annual Adrian Peterson Day  Palestine Herald Press

Palestine is getting set to kick off another Adrian Peterson Day in Reagan Park on Saturday, June 24.

High school basketball: Slocum girls re-enter TABC poll  Palestine Herald Press

SUGAR LAND — The Westwood High School boys' basketball team is firmly entrenched in fifth spot in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches ...

Exchange students say goodbye | Local News  Palestine Herald Press

Local students involved in the exchange student program CIEE are now returning home after spending a school year in the Palestine and East Texas area.

Mr. D's shooter sentenced to 25 years for aggravated robbery  Palestine Herald Press

A Palestine man was sentenced to 25 years and fined $7500 by an Anderson County jury this week for the shooting of a local man during a convenience store ...

Volleyball Roundup: Five-set matches rule area  Palestine Herald Press

The Westwood High School volleyball team played Teague with second place on the line in District 3A-18.

High school roundup: Frankston baseball closes out regular season in style  Palestine Herald Press

JEWETT — The Frankston High School baseball team made short work of homestanding Leon on Tuesday in the District 18-3A finale for both teams — with the ...

Elkhart band students excel at the UIL State Solo Contest  Palestine Herald Press

Elkhart High School band students, Burke Brumley, Briley Patterson and Jacob Urbina, earned medals at the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest.

High school football: Grapeland falls in regional round to Timpson  Palestine Herald Press

RUSK — The Grapeland High School football team was hoping to prove themselves much improved from their first matchup with District 11-2A-II rivals the ...

WHS grad killed in shooting | Local News  Palestine Herald Press

An 18-year-old recent graduate of Westwood High School described as “friendly, bright and always happy” by a top school official was shot and killed Monday in ...

High school football: Osby, Bears overwhelm Sandies  Palestine Herald Press

The Grapeland High School football team knew they had a tough game ahead of them when they faced District 11-2A-II rival Timpson in the regional round of ...

Softball: Trimble opts for Navarro  Palestine Herald Press

CORSICANA — Standout Westwood High School softball player Katie Trimble made it official recently, signing with nearby Navarro College.

2013 Year in Review Part 2: End of year marked by fire, festivals  Palestine Herald Press

The second half of 2013 was marked by a tragic downtown fire, the naming of the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year, the Hot Pepper ...

Teacher of the Week: Jenna Jenkins  Palestine Herald Press

English teacher, coach. Westwood High School. What inspired you to become a teacher? I was inspired to teach by many of the wonderful teachers I had all ...

Mark Staples announces run for Anderson County Clerk  Palestine Herald Press

After filing for the spot in the fall, Anderson County native Mark Staples has formally announced this week his candidacy for the County Clerk's race, running as a ...

ET Football: Tatum falls; Waskom, Daingerfield, Carlisle pick up wins, more  Longview News-Journal

MOUNT VERNON 32, TATUM 26: GILMER — Mount Vernon rallied from a 16-point deficit, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter and holding on late for a 32-26 ...

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