Jail inmate found dead of unknown cause

On Tuesday, April 05, 2022, Mark Wayne Stovall, 53 years of age, of Winnsboro, Texas, was found unresponsive in his cell by Upshur County Jail Staff who were conducting a scheduled cell check.


The Upshur County DA’s offce reported today that Jonathan Davis Gilliam (W/M, D.O.B. 09/25/80), pled guilty to Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon enhanced by two prior trips to prison

China Spring rolls by Buckeyes for state crown

By Phillip Williams ARLINGTON–Beset by fatal follies in the kicking game, the lethal legs of the opposing quarterback, a debilitating defense, and a passel of penalties, the Gilmer Buckeyes

Gladewater hires new fire chief

Mike Simmons, currently the director of the Kilgore College Fire Academy, was introduced Monday at Gladewater City Hall as this next Gladewater Fire Chief. City Manager Ricky Tow, addressing

Buckeyes vanquish Van, 56-35

By Phillip Williams TYLER–Unvanquished Van hath been vanquished. Gilmer Buckeyes quarterback Brandon Tennison made the fabled Red Baron resemble an aviational tyro by comparison, sending a

Buckeyes advance in playoffs with 71-14 win

By Phillip Williams LINDALE–The No. 2-ranked Gilmer Buckeyes’ volcanic offense tallied at will, totting up its highest single-game point total all year to make mincemeat of the Mexia

Gladewater Councilmember moving, must step down

Gladewater City Councilman Dr. Dennis Robertson will be stepping down from his Place 4 seat at the end of the year after deciding to move to Longview. The city’s charter requires council

Buckeyes flatten Leopards, 51-7

By Phillip Williams TEXARKANA–The Gilmer Buckeyes unleashed a tonnage of touchdowns from both their offense and defense, totting up a 27-point fourth-quarter blitzkrieg to lacerate the

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