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These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

Terrell Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 30, 2013
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Though the Terrell Tigers have been in a rebuilding phase recently and even had a 0-10 season last year, the fan support has never wavered. 

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Anna High School football fans hope that six returning starters on offense and eight returners on defense can help the Coyotes break into the upper echelon of District 12-3A.

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Melissa High School, just two years removed from winning the Class 2A Division 1 state championship, fared well in 3A last season with a district championship and a 9-3 finish.

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It’s not that Community High School’s football team is a bad one. It’s just that they play in one of the tougher 3A districts in Texas.

Royse City Bulldogs: 2013 football preview

Aug 28, 2013
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Coach David Petroff and the Royse City Bulldogs are coming off a one-win season in 2012, and hope to get a fresh start for a program that has won three games in four years.

North Lamar Panthers: 2013 football preview

Aug 27, 2013
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Though the North Lamar Panthers had a tough 2012, Tommy Felty’s team did make it back to the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2011.

Paris Wildcats: 2013 football preview

Aug 27, 2013
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The Paris Wildcats enter 2013 as the reigning champs of District 13-3A and coach Steven Hohenberger is confident they can accomplish even more this season.

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The Texas high school football season begins again this week, so it’s an opportune time to reflect on the history of the game. 

Wills Point Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
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With the district newcomer of the year, the defensive MVP of the district and the top three offensive stats leaders in the district returning for 2013, Wills Point is confident it can improve upon a 5-6 finish last season.

Quinlan Ford: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
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Though the Ford Panthers had an 8-4 record last season and won a playoff game, this season could be much more difficult, as coach Todd Wallace has lost 19 seniors.

Emory Rains Wildcats: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
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Things can only improve for Rains High School and head football coach Derek Smith as the Wildcats try to rebound from a 1-19 record over the past two years.

Rockwall Heath Hawks: 2013 football preview

Aug 23, 2013
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Consecutive playoff appearances for the Heath High School football team is proof enough that coach Mickey Moss’ Hawks can compete at both the 4A and the 5A level. But Heath will look to do more than make the playoffs in 2013.

Rockwall Yellowjackets: 2013 football preview

Aug 22, 2013
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New head coach Rodney Webb wants to do something in Rockwall that hasn’t been done in over 20 years - win a playoff game.

New plant, jobs coming to Greenville

Aug 21, 2013
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According to a report from the Greenville Herald-Banner, Governor Rick Perry has just announced that a new business will be taking over an empty Greenville plant, and be receiving some financial funding from the Texas government to help close the deal.

Greenville Lions: 2013 football preview

Aug 19, 2013
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After consecutive 0-10 seasons, Greenville High School brought back local legend Marvin Sedberry to guide the football program back to winning ways. Last season was another winless one, but this could be the year that the Lions break their consecutive loss streak.

Mount Pleasant Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 17, 2013
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Head coach Mart Graham and the Mount Pleasant Tigers are looking to improve on their recent success with their first playoff victory in six years.

Sulphur Springs Wildcats: 2013 football preview

Aug 16, 2013
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The Wildcats enter the 2013 season loaded at almost every skill position, but there are still some spots that head coach Greg Owens will need to fill.

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It's only August, but in Cooper, the local buzz about the Bulldogs is building. 

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Much of the attention in District 8-2A is on defending champion Clarksville and up-and-coming Cooper. But don't forget about Edgewood, a strong contender for the district title.

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Clarksville is the defending district champion, but lost a lot of talent to graduation. Only three defensive starters return.

Commerce Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 13, 2013
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The Commerce Tigers got their first playoff victory in over 10 years in 2012. Head coach Scott Wells recognizes the expectations that come with success and is cautiously optimistic about this season.

Farmersville Farmers: 2013 football preview

Aug 12, 2013
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Farmersville High School's head coach Sammy Burnett will try to build on last year's success of a 6-5 season and a playoff appearance.

Caddo Mills Foxes: 2013 football preview

Aug 12, 2013
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Coming off a disappointing 2012 season, head coach Steve Sumrow's Caddo Mills team returns with a heavily loaded senior class this year.

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Rivercrest High School's football team will rely on a pair of juniors to lead the way in 2012.

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Alba-Golden High School seems stuck in the middle of District 8-2A Division 2.

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They’re not baby birds, but no one’s going to mistake this year’s Eagles team for old buzzards.

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Chisum High's football program has been needing a guy like new head coach Bo Wasurick for a while.

Leonard Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 10, 2013
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The Leonard Tigers hope that 13 returning starters will push the team into the playoffs again.

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First-year coach Alex Richters hopes to bring back winning ways to Prairiland.

Mount Vernon Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 10, 2013
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The Mount Vernon Tigers look to continue their success after a bounce-back 2012.

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