Louie Avery (Reporter)
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.
COMMERCE, Texas—Would you believe Hughes Springs coach Tisha Thompson had two aces up her sleeve Saturday?
COMMERCE, Texas—Hughes Springs softball coach Tisha Thompson had an ace up her sleeve Friday at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
COMMERCE, Texas—A controversial call in the first inning came back to haunt Hughes Springs' softball team.
Hooks' inexperience in the outfield was a factor that now has the Hornets down one game in their best-of-three Region...
AUSTIN—Atlanta's coaches and boys could do nothing but watch the final three events of the 2017 UIL Class 4A State...
Call it the shot heard around Bowie County.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—It was arguably the biggest softball crowd to ever watch a game at Northeast Texas Community College.
Texas High football fans should mark May 16 on their calendars.
HALLSVILLE, Texas—Junior southpaw Tatum Goff was as good as advertised.
Eighth-ranked Forney didn't need any help, but they got it anyway.
Texas High is hoping to reverse what happened to the Tigers in the first round of the 2016 baseball playoffs.
FORNEY, Texas—Texas High's softball team could not repeat its outstanding performance from Thursday night.
A walk-off home run might have been less painful for North Forney.
Texas High's baseball team went into Tuesday's District 16-5A game with Hallsville needing a win, or a Marshall victory over...
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—If you only saw the final two innings, you saw most of the action in Texas High's playoff...
Texarkana Country Club gave up a little Sunday, but not a lot in the first round of the Conference USA...
LUCAS, Texas—Texas High will need a bus for next week's Region II-5A Track and Field Championships at the University of...
Texas A&M University-Texarkana wanted to play a baseball game Wednesday. Instead, 12th-ranked Texas Wesleyan University turned the competition at George...
Texas High's softball team must now regroup and win at Greenville on Friday to claim a share of the District...
Michael Wharton-Palmer loves the game of golf.