Clint Black

Written by Teresa Dennard.

In the Spotlight

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is just around the corner. In it’s 19th year, the star-studded line-up will kick off with Country Star Neal McCoy who will emcee the evening’s events and also perform some of his hit songs. Last year McCoy wow’d the audience with his vocals and kept them in stitches with his spontaneous humor and never-know-what-to-expect-next routine.

Bella Rose

Written by Teresa Dennard.

A Labor of Love

There’s a house on Forsythe Street that has been admired by many through the years because of its beauty and charm and uniqueness. Built in 1899 by Reed Forsythe, the house originally sat only a few yards off the main road. By the late 1970s, the house had become run down and in need of extensive repairs and someone to bring it back to life. Jim and Dorothy Slayton were up for the challenge.

Ethan Wolfe

Written by Teresa Dennard.

A Boy With a Lot of Energy

When James and Misti Wolfe moved to Carthage in 2004, running was not a part of their routine.  James ran occasionally to stay in shape, but Misti had no interest in the sport. At high school in Henderson, Misti was asked to try out for the track team. “I told them I wasn’t a good runner,” says Misti, “and sure enough, after track season started, they made me the track manager.”

Book Lovers are not an Endangered Species

Written by Gina Sue Rogers Bradley.

Books are Exhilarating!

There is no rival to finishing a book, closing it with that final “thud,” and holding it a brief moment to savor: the accomplishment of completing the journey to the end, the satisfaction of knowing your hero won, the sorrow of missing a beloved new friend, the twist of an unexpected conclusion, the new knowledge or history absorbed.  Imagine my horror when not too long ago my mother, who is obviously a few years older than me, confessed that she does not mind reading a book on an electronic device. *GASP* 

Larry Allen

Written by Teresa Dennard.

The Voice of the Bulldogs

Anyone who has listened to the broadcasts of Carthage football, basketball or baseball games is sure to be familiar with the voice of Larry Allen. He has been the “Voice of the Bulldogs” bringing play-by-play commentary to the KGAS listening audience for almost three decades. His knowledge of the game, coupled with his smooth delivery and his bursts of excitement, have made many the listener feel as though they are watching the play in person.

Unit 3

Written by Randy Liedtke & Brodie Akins.

Restory History

The truck was purchased new in 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri for $10,995. It was a 1951 Ford F-7 Big Job built by Central Fire Truck Corporation. An engineer from Central drove the truck to Carthage at 35 MPH, trained the Carthage Fire Department personnel on the operation of the truck, then rode a bus back to St. Louis.

Berri O'Neal

Written by Jessica Williams Pace & Teresa Cage Beasley.

2016 Panola College Alumni of the Year

The Panola College Alumni Association announced the selection of Dr. Berri O’Neal as the 2016 Panola College Alumna of the Year at the spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13.

As Executive Director of Extended University for Texas A&M University-Commerce, O’Neal oversees off-campus locations for the University in Downtown Dallas, McKinney, Rockwall, Midlothian, Corsicana and Mesquite.


Written by Stephen George.

A Close Fellowship

The congregation of Northside Christian Center recently celebrated their 55th anniversary as a church, and what a 55 years it has been. Beginning in 1961, the church – then known as Northside Assembly - has grown from a handful of people who met at the old CarTex Theater to an active and thriving ministry at the corner of St. Mary Street and Ash Street. This fellowship officially recognizes their anniversary on Mother’s Day each year, because on that day in 1961 the church invited Bro. Billy Shoffner to be the first pastor of the congregation. Twenty-five faithful people attended that day, and from those humble beginnings the church has had a significant impact on the lives of many people in Panola County.