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Week 11 East and Central Texas "Player of Week" Polls...
Saturday, 13th November 2021 - 7:20PM
Please vote for the East and Central Texas "Players of the Week" on offense, defense and special teams.

East Texas.

Central Texas.

Voting deadline is Wednesday, 12:00pm.

Click here for the entire list of nominations.
Texas H.S. Football Bi-District Playoff Schedule
Saturday, 13th November 2021 - 7:20PM
***If you see a mistake, omission or something else that needs to be changed please email me at [email protected]. Thank you. Smoaky***

Texas H.S. Football "Bi-District" Playoff Schedule

Class 6-A:

Region I:

El Paso Franklin (8-2) vs Odessa Permian (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at El Paso’s Cougar Stadium

Euless Trinity (9-1) vs Keller (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Bedford’s Pennington Field

Allen (8-2) vs Lewisville Hebron (5-5), 7 p.m. Friday at Allen’s Eagle Stadium

Lake Highlands (9-1) vs South Grand Prairie (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Richardson’s Wildcat-Ram Stadium

Midland Legacy (8-1) vs El Paso Pebble Hills (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium

Southlake Carroll (10-0) vs North Crowley (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Southlake’s Dragon Stadium

Lewisville (9-1) vs McKinney Boyd (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Lewisville’s Goldsmith Stadium

Arlington Martin (8-2) vs Irving Nimitz (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Arlington’s Choctaw Stadium

Region II:

Sachse (7-3) vs Mesquite (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Garland’s Homer B. Johnson Stadium

Duncanville (8-1) vs Belton (6-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Duncanville’s Panther Stadium

The Woodlands (8-2) vs Spring (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Shenandoah’s Woodforest Bank Stadium

Klein Cain (8-2) vs Cypress Woods (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Tomball’s Tomball ISD Stadium

Rockwall (8-2) vs North Garland (6-4), 7 p.m. Thursday at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

Harker Heights (9-1) vs DeSoto (8-2), 7 p.m. Thursday at Waco’s Waco ISD Stadium

Spring Westfield (10-0) vs Conroe (5-5), 7 p.m. Thursday at Spring’s Planet Ford Stadium

Cypress Ranch (6-3) vs Klein Oak (5-5), TBD

Click here for the rest of the Bi-District schedule.
Week 11 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule...
Saturday, 6th November 2021 - 8:22PM
East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule:

Week 11: (November 4th-November 6th)

Class 6-A:

District 10:

5-Nov Dallas Skyline vs *Rockwall-Heath 7:30 PM
5-Nov Mesquite at *Tyler Legacy 7:00 PM
5-Nov Mesquite Horn Open
5-Nov North Mesquite at *Rockwall 7:30 PM

District 11:

4-Nov Cedar Hill vs *Mansfield 7:30 PM
4-Nov DeSoto at *Waxahachie 7:00 PM
5-Nov Duncanville vs *Waco 7:30 PM
4-Nov Hewitt Midway at *Mansfield Lake Ridge 7:00 PM

District 12:

5-Nov Belton vs *Killeen 7:30 PM
4-Nov Bryan at *Killeen Harker Heights 7:00 PM
5-Nov Copperas Cove at *Temple 7:30 PM
5-Nov Killeen Ellison vs *Killeen Shoemaker 7:30 PM

Click here for the rest of this week's schedule...
Week 10 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule...
Saturday, 30th October 2021 - 7:18PM
East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule:

Week 10: (October 28th-October 30th)

Class 6-A:

District 10:

29-Oct Dallas Skyline at *North Mesquite 7:30 PM
29-Oct Mesquite Open
29-Oct Mesquite Horn vs *Rockwall 7:00 PM
29-Oct Rockwall-Heath vs *Tyler Legacy 7:30 PM

District 11:

29-Oct Cedar Hill at *Hewitt Midway 7:30 PM
29-Oct DeSoto vs *Mansfield Lake Ridge 7:30 PM
29-Oct Duncanville at *Mansfield 7:30 PM
29-Oct Waco vs *Waxahachie 7:00 PM

District 12:

28-Oct Belton at *Killeen Shoemaker 7:00 PM
29-Oct Bryan vs *Killeen Ellison 7:30 PM
29-Oct Copperas Cove vs *Killeen Harker Heights 7:30 PM
29-Oct Killeen vs *Temple 7:30 PM

Click here for the rest of this week's schedule...
Week 8 East and Central Texas "Player of the Week" Polls
Saturday, 23rd October 2021 - 7:00PM
Please vote for your respective East and Central Texas "Players of the Week"

East Texas.

Central Texas.

Voting deadline is Wednesday, 12:00pm.
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Joke of the week!

Posted 2023-10-05 17:06:42, Post Count: 52

When NASA was preparing for the Apollo moon landings of the late 60s and early 70s, they did some astronaut training along a Navajo Indian reservation in the SW. One day, a Navajo elder and his grandson were herding animals and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, which the grandson translated: "What are the guys in the big suits doing?" A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon." Then, recognizing a promotional opportunity for the spin-doctors, added, "We will be leaving behind a special record with greetings in many languages and such. Would the old man be interested in giving us a greeting to include?"
Upon translation, the old man got really excited and was thrilled at the idea of sending a message to the moon with the astronauts. The NASA folks produced a tape recorder and the old man recorded his message at which the grandson fought back the urge to laugh... but he refused to translate.
After Apollo 11 had successfully landed on the moon and brought its astronauts homes, a new group were training in the desert when one of the NASA officials recognized the Navajo elder and his grandson and went to tell them that the old man's message was indeed on the moon which was met with laughter.
Finally, the NASA rep caught on that not everything was as simple as he had originally thought and asked for a translation. With a chuckle the youngster replied: "Beware of white man; they come to steal your land!"


60s, 70s, and 80s memories

Posted 2022-11-14 18:52:56, Post Count: 970


District 9-4A Division One


Posted 2017-01-08 08:18:50, Post Count: 1881

On a Texas Throwback Thursday ...Old stone Fort Nacodoshes, Texas c.1885
Nacogdoches held a pivotal role in the birth of Texas liberty. Back in 1832, the folks of Nacogdoches ignited one of the early sparks of the Texas Revolution. In a united front of Mexican and Anglo residents, they launched an offensive against the Mexican garrison, commanded by Col. Jose Piedras and securely situated at the heart of the fortified town. The regiment managed to hold its ground until Adolphus Sterne enlightened the newly arrived Redlanders from San Augustine about an ingenious tactic. They outmaneuvered the Mexicans by encircling the natural fortress, utilizing the Washington Square area as their path. This battle marked the expulsion of Mexican forces from East Texas and significantly diminished the threat posed by the independence movement.
In November of 1835, under Adolphus Sterne's leadership, the Nacogdoches citizens rallied to support a volunteer unit, the New Orleans Greys, who were gearing up for the Texas War for Independence. One contingent of the Greys embarked on an overland journey to San Antonio, passing through Nacogdoches in November 1835. Between 50 to 100 men set up camp near Sterne's residence for a few days. A grand "Feast of Liberty" honored their dedication in the orchard before Sterne's house. The banquet featured a delectable array of bear, beef, mutton, turkeys, raccoons, and other culinary delights. With glasses filled with Rhine wine from Sterne's cellar, toasts were raised, and speeches delivered. The Greys entered Nacogdoches on foot but departed on horseback, armed with supplies generously provided by the townsfolk. They arrived in San Antonio just before the siege of Bexar from December 5th to 9th, 1835. Sadly, most of these courageous volunteers later met their fate in subsequent battles of the Texas Revolution, with many perishing at the Alamo.
Nacogdoches witnessed the rise and fall of three independent republics before the emergence of the Lone Star Republic. The city proudly flies nine flags as a testament to its diverse history: Spanish, French, Mexican, The Magee-Gutierrez Republic, The Long Republic, The Fredonia Republic, The Lone Star, The Confederate, and The United States.
The first operational oil well in the state was drilled here in 1861. However, it wasn't the oil industry but the railroad's arrival that truly transformed this once-republican city into a thriving commercial hub. The introduction of the railroad, along with modern highways like 59 and 259, reshaped trade flow from an east-west orientation to a north-south axis. During the 19th century, the local economy revolved around cotton, tobacco, timber, education, and general merchandise. Only the last three continued to thrive into the latter half of the 20th century.  Credit: History Unleashed.



Math and Science

Norman Rockwell Paintings Thread

Posted 2024-01-03 17:42:54, Post Count: 87

By Norman Rockwell