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Louie Avery (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7555
E-mail: tgazlavery@yahoo.com
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.

Bombers leading Texarkana in 8th inning

Published Jul. 26 2017

It should be no mystery why Brazos Valley has the best overall record this summer in the Texas Collegiate League.

Twins drop ball against Acadiana

Published Jul. 21 2017

Texarkana manager Jake Mitzner wanted to give several players some much-needed rest Thursday at George Dobson Field.

Twins, Acadiana tie in eighth inning, 4-4

Published Jul. 20 2017

Losing at home with Trey Jeans on the mound could be disastrous for the Texarkana Twins' playoff prospects in the...

South All-Stars survive to play another day with Atlanta and New Boston

Published Jul. 10 2017

Texarkana South, Atlanta and New Boston will all be in action today at the Dixie Ozone Region-State Tournament at the...

Texarkana South All-Stars win opener over Bonham

Published Jul. 9 2017

Texarkana South faced a tougher test than expected Saturday in the Dixie Ozone Division I North Region-State Tournament at the...

Acadiana explodes late to rout Twins

Published Jul. 1 2017

Texarkana will be looking for a turnaround in second half play of the Texas Collegiate League.

Twins on their way to routing Victoria

Published Jun. 26 2017

Victoria's perfect record (6-0) against the Texarkana Twins was in jeopardy Sunday at George Dobson Field.

Twins continue home winning streak

Published Jun. 25 2017

There's no place like home for the Texarkana Twins.

Williams proves to be a giant for community

Published Jun. 24 2017

Byron Williams may have fudged a bit on his height when he played in the NFL, Canadian Football League and...

TWIST AND SHOUT: Twins come back from loss to edge Acadiana

Published Jun. 18 2017

It's obvious the Texarkana Twins are improving.

Eppinette rallies late with three birdies on back nine for title

Published Jun. 17 2017

Even football coaches can draw plays on the blackboard that don't go as planned.

Texarkana's Eppinette early leader in ASGA's Junior Amateur tourney

Published Jun. 16 2017

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Eppinette is hoping he's adding icing to the cake.

Lots of fireworks in Texas' win over Twins

Published Jun. 16 2017

Go figure Wednesday's Texas Collegiate League baseball game at George Dobson Field.

Razorbacks top host Bulldogs in championship, 9-3

Published Jun. 12 2017

Dane Peavy's Red River Credit Union Razorbacks are still reaping rewards from winning the American Legion World Series last summer.

Four States Invitational: Jones, May cruise to 18-shot victory with 62 in final round

Published Jun. 5 2017

They may have to add another flight to the Four States Invitational 4-Ball if Garrett May and Grayson Jones return...

Four States Invitational

Published Jun. 4 2017

Oral Roberts University golfer Grayson Jones felt like he had finally contributed to his team's success in the Four States...

Collegians scorch field

Published Jun. 3 2017

Grayson Jones ignited a firestorm Friday at Texarkana Country Club with back-to-back birdies in the annual Four States Invitational 4-Ball.

Twins score historic win over Brazos Valley, 4-2

Published May. 29 2017

Don't make the mistake of judging the Texarkana Twins by their first two games this summer.

KEEL-HAULED: Groveton blows out Pirates, 5-1

Published May. 28 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas—No tears of joy could be seen from James Bowie's baseball players Saturday at Longview High School's Lobo Field.

Late push too little for Pirates in Game 1 of series

Published May. 26 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas—James Bowie's bats woke up a little late Thursday at Longview High School's Lobo Field.