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Three East Texans on TSHOF Ballot
Sunday, 29th July 2012 - 7:42PM
Three East Texans are listed on the Texas Sports Hall of Fame ballot that will be released in the near future.

The three include, Red Murff, the scout who discovered Nolan Ryan, Texarkana native Eddie Mathews, who is among the greatest third-baseman in MLB history, and former Trinity Valley C.C. men's basketball coach Leon Spencer.
Harleton Names Lloyd Interim AD/Football Coach
Wednesday, 25th July 2012 - 6:07PM
Dr. Craig Coleman, the superintendent at Harleton I.S.D. just told me the school board voted to give long-time assistant coach Jackie Lloyd the Interim AD/Football Coaching position.

Lloyd, who has been the head baseball coach at Harleton for ten years, will take immediate control of the football program while replacing Dennis Alexander who left for the AD/Head Football job at Troup, "I just thank Dr. Coleman and the school board for giving me this opportunity to advance my career to a position I've always wanted."

Lloyd was the head baseball coach and football assistant at Marshall before Harleton.

Dr. Coleman also mentioned the Interim tag is not a lack of support for Coach Lloyd, but, a necessary part of the process while they await for the ten day posting period to end.

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Troup officially hires Dennis Alexander
Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 4:29PM
Dennis Alexander has signed his contract to become the AD/Head Football Coach at Troup High School.

Alexander, fourth all-time in career wins in Texas history, has been the AD/Football Coach at Harleton for the past ten years and told David Smoak on Monday, "I've been more than satisfied in Harleton, I've had this little place to live in the country where I've devoted a lot of time and enjoyed getting to know so many friends and a great coaching staff, but, this is an opportunity at Troup I couldn't pass up."

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Troup to hire Dennis Alexander on Monday
Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 4:29PM
Dennis Alexander, one of the all-time winningest coaches in Texas High School Football history will be the next AD/Football Coach at Troup High School effective at 5:00pm on Monday. Alexander confirmed the news to David Smoak.

Alexander has been the AD/Football Coach at Harleton since 2002, and replaces Chuck Griffin who resigned earlier this month to take a job in Alabama.

Troup I.S.D. superintendent Dr. Marvin Beatty told Smoak, "I don't know about any of the speculation, but, I do know one thing, we've interviewed some candidates, but we haven't completed the 10-day window that ends on Monday."

Again, Monday is when Smoak was told Alexander's hiring would be official.

Alexander has an overall record of 323-126-11 and won two state championships at Daingerfield in 1983 and 1985. He's also been a head coach at (Daingerfield), Hughes Springs, and Henderson.

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Lufkin's Byndom on Nagurski Watch List
Wednesday, 18th July 2012 - 10:39AM
Former Lufkin star Carrington Byndom has been named to the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List featuring the best and brightest of the upcoming season's defensive players.

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China Spring claims second state championship in route of Gilmer - Garrett Ross
Friday, 17th December 2021 - 4:23PM
Behind three touchdowns from Lamar commit Major Bowden, #5 China Spring (16-0) clinched the UIL 4A DII State Championship in a 31-7 route of #2 Gilmer (14-2) at AT&T Stadium on Friday. The Cougars didn’t commit one penalty throughout the game, while their defense held a Gilmer offense averaging 46.5PPG to just one score.
Lorena dominates Brock to earn their second state championship in program history - Garrett Ross
Thursday, 16th December 2021 - 3:55PM
Behind a valiant defensive performance, the #5 Lorena Leopards (14-2) defeated #2 Brock (15-1) 35-18 at AT&T Stadium on Thursday afternoon to claim the 3A DI State Championship. Despite not having star running back Reed Michna available, the Leopards dominated Brock from the opening kick.
Strawn claims 5th state championship in program history in 73-28 victory - Garrett Ross
Wednesday, 15th December 2021 - 2:44PM
Behind an impressive performance from the Rigdon brothers #1 Strawn (15-0) defeated #2 Motley County (14-1) 73-28 to claim the 1A DII State Championship. Freshman Grayson Rigdon put on a show, as he accounts for 426 total yards and 8TDs while earning the Offensive MVP Award.
Cedric Ware scores 8TDs as Westbrook wins their first ever state championship - Garrett Ross
Wednesday, 15th December 2021 - 11:59AM
After dropping four games early in the season, the Westbrook Wildcats became the first program since Cameron in 2014 to win a state championship with four losses.
Mart HC Kevin Hoffman discusses the Panther's motivation this season - Garrett Ross
Tuesday, 7th December 2021 - 9:17AM
For most high school football programs across the state of Texas, playing after Thanksgiving is a great accomplishment, but for some, it’s expected. Mart is one of those programs that is expected to play for a state championship year in and year out.
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Vol.XIII No.XI Pg.6
January 1977
Lynd, On Genesis
Robert F. Turner

Both of the sacred testaments begin with the genealogy of Jesus. In Matthew 1 the genealogy of Christ is given three times and emphasis is put on Abraham, David     and Jesus. The genealogy of the Messiah is the unifying theme in the book of Genesis. God selected a line through whom His Son would come. Genesis gives the account of this lineage from Adam to the sons of Jacob. Emphasis and discussion are centered around seven generations. Jesus is the son of Adam, the son of God (Gen. 1-3). He is the son of Seth (4-8), the son of Shem (9-11:26), the son of Abraham (11:27-25:11), the son of Isaac (15-27), the son of Jacob (25:19-33, 36), the son of Judah (34- 35, 37-50).

If the Messiah was to be man He would be a descendent of Adam. But Adam had two sons. Cain slays righteous Abel, and Cains line is characterized by wickedness. Seth is born to replace Abel, and his line is characterized as righteous. General intermarriage occurs between the lines, resulting in corruption. Noah is a direct descendant of Seth, and corruption is not found in his life. The flood is the final rejection of Cain and all those corrupted through the intermarriage of the lines. Only Seth (Noah) comes out of the flood.

Selection and rejection occur as this genealogy is passed from generation to generation. This is an important feature in understanding the book of Genesis. After the flood Ham (Canaan) and Japheth are refused, as Shem is chosen. Terah is a direct descendant of Shem. His son Abram is chosen, while Haran (Lot) and Nahor (Laban) are rejected. The genealogy next passes to Isaac, while Eliezer, Ishmael and the sons of Keturah are rejected. God chose Jacob and rejected Esau (Rom. 9:10-13). This selection and rejection extended to the nations that came from these individuals (Mal. 1:2-5). It is the genetics of the Jew-Gentile distinction, and helps one to understand Israels struggle with the nations.

Chapter 34 begins the section that deals with genealogy among the sons of Jacob. Simeon and Levi are rejected because of their wrath (34). Rueben is rejected because of fornication (35). This leaves the genealogy to pass to Judah, the next oldest son (Gen. 49:1-12; 1 Chron. 5:1-2). Joseph, the preserver of life, got the birthright. The genealogy was the more important of the two blessings, and it is the subject to watch in the book. A potential power struggle between Joseph and Judah became a real power struggle among their descendants as Israel (Ephraim) divided from Judah. God had chosen Judah (Ps. 78:67-72). Through Judah the prince was to come. Jehovahs sanctuary was in Judah. The Davidic kings were of the tribe of Judah. In Israel were the usurpers and the centers of false worship.

What Genesis discusses in relation to individuals the rest of the Old Testament discusses in relation to nations. Genesis contains the first principles of Old Testament history. Beyond this, Genesis points to the Messiah who would reconcile Jew and Gentile to God in one body, and have a legitimate right to the throne of David over a united spiritual kingdom.

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