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Louie Avery (Reporter)

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E-mail: tgazlavery@yahoo.com
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Louie Avery, Gazette correspondent and native of Hot Springs, Ark., grew up in Tulsa, Okla., attended Tulsa Central High School and graduated from Mineral Springs, Ark. Louie attended Northeastern Oklahoma State and graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in journalism. Louie joined the Gazette in 1972 as a sportswriter and has served stints as sports editor for the El Dorado News-Times, the Longview Daily News, the Monroe News-Star and the Denison Herald. He returned to the Gazette for good in 1989, was promoted to assistant sports editor in 2007 and sports editor in 2011, retiring in August 2014. Louie continues to write part-time. In his 43-year career, he's covered state high school championships in several sports and college football including the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Liberty-Bowl. Louie has covered professional sports and athletes including the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros in the 1980 National League baseball championship series vs. Philadelphia; the Dallas Cowboys for more than 30 years including four Super Bowls; and former British Open champion Bill Rogers, who resided in Texarkana at the time.

THS girls start fast, hold off Hallsville rally

Published Jan. 18 2017

Texas High's girls never trailed Hallsville on Tuesday at the Tiger Center, but that doesn't mean the Lady Tigers' 59-52...

The Catch: Painful setback through the eyes of the winners and losers

Published Jan. 17 2017

Coaches and players expressed opinions and observations after Sunday's thriller at AT&T Stadium that was won by Green Bay on...

Heartbreaker: Last-second field goal ousts Dallas

Published Jan. 16 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas—Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby may have earned a pay raise Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

Texas High rebounds to thump Greenville

Published Jan. 14 2017

Texas High's boys were having fun Friday night at the Tiger Center.

Slow Start: Texas High girls struggle early, lose to 16-5A's unbeaten Mount Pleasant

Published Jan. 11 2017

The District 16-5A girls basketball championship may have slipped away for Texas High Tuesday at the Tiger Center.

Tigers' standout QB Pearson leaving town for North Texas today

Published Jan. 11 2017

Texas High has been blessed with good quarterbacks which probably won't change anytime soon.

WORLD SERIES TEAM AWARDED: Texarkana baseball team recognized with ceremony at American Legion Post

Published Jan. 8 2017

Post 25-58 Commander Dan Nicholson compared the Red River Credit Union Texarkana Razorbacks 2016 American Legion World Series championship to...

FREEZE OUT: Sulphur Springs ices cold-shooting Tigers

Published Jan. 7 2017

Texas High coach Keith Jones was possibly preaching "Yogism" Friday after Sulphur Springs beat THS at the Tiger Center, 51-43.

Talented Sulphur Springs team invades Tiger Center tonight

Published Jan. 6 2017

Many expect Sulphur Springs or Mount Pleasant to prevail in the boys' District 16-5A basketball race in 2016-17.

Big Boys: Cowboys potent despite serious health issues

Published Dec. 28 2016

Detroit's defensive game plan was no secret from the beginning Monday night at AT&T Stadium.

THS cruises: Lady Tigers pounce on Marshall early and often

Published Dec. 20 2016

Texas High coach Craig Collvins found good in Monday's lopsided win, 86-20, over Marshall at the Tiger Center.

Pride Prevail: Home schoolers gun down opposition at tourney

Published Dec. 18 2016

Redemption Christian Home School Academy of Houston (RCHA) was a deadly basketball team inside and outside.

Pine Tree outlasts Lady Tigers, 61-56

Published Dec. 17 2016

Texas High's girls started the game cold and never rebounded.

AHS wins Gunslinger tourney: Razorbacks' Oliver sinks five 3-pointers, scores 36 points

Published Dec. 11 2016

NEW BOSTON, Texas—There was no second-guessing the champions of the 2016 Gunslinger Shootout.

Razorbacks advance to Gunslinger title game

Published Dec. 10 2016

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Arkansas High's boys had an easier time in the Gunslinger Tournament semifinals than the Razorbacks had in their...

Liberty-Eylau swarms Daingerfield, 69-17

Published Dec. 7 2016

Aquanetta Watson's "Little Gnats" swarmed Daingerfield on Tuesday at Liberty-Eylau's Rader Dome.

JAVELINAS TOPPLE SAU: Turnovers costly for Magnolia against A&M-Kingsville in Live United Bowl

Published Dec. 4 2016

Texas A&M-Kingsville coach Darren Wilkinson told his players they would win Saturday's fourth annual Agent Barry Live United Bowl if...

Coaches searching for right five at James Bowie Classic

Published Dec. 3 2016

SIMMS, Texas—Coaches were still experimenting with their respective lineups and chemistry Friday at the James Bowie Classic.

Curley Wolves are no match for Texas High

Published Nov. 30 2016

With 12 Prescott players still in the football playoffs, the outcome of Tuesday's game with Texas High might not have...

Maud battles to the end against unbeaten Bremond

Published Nov. 26 2016

BULLARD, Texas—It was a tough ending to Maud's outstanding football season.