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Despite the myriad of challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has dealt to high schools and colleges, Jacksonville College head track and field coach Kirby Shepherd has been able to get quite a lot accomplished, all things considered.


The University of Texas at Austin has placed Michael Center, its head coach for men’s tennis, on administrative leave after FBI documents revealed that he allegedly took a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a student gain admission to UT-Austin by adding him as a recruit to the tennis team.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.

The University of Texas and Texas Christian University are welcoming two Houston-area football programs onto their campuses this week as nearly unprecedented storms continue to pound southeast Texas.

This Week's Circulars


Memorial services for Rhonda Dishman Pulte, 66, of Gainesville, are pending with Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Mrs. Pulte passed away April 5, 2020 in Denton. You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.

Aleta Morgan Scribner, 100, of Gainesville, passed away April 4, 2020 in Gainesville. Aleta was born October 8, 1919 in Fort Towson, OK to Joseph Haney and Sara Annie (Miller) Alexander. She owned her own shop as a beauty operator for many years. Mrs. Scribner was also a member of Commerce S…