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.
It should be no mystery why Brazos Valley has the best overall record this summer in the Texas Collegiate League.
Texarkana manager Jake Mitzner wanted to give several players some much-needed rest Thursday at George Dobson Field.
Losing at home with Trey Jeans on the mound could be disastrous for the Texarkana Twins' playoff prospects in the...
Texarkana South, Atlanta and New Boston will all be in action today at the Dixie Ozone Region-State Tournament at the...
Texarkana South faced a tougher test than expected Saturday in the Dixie Ozone Division I North Region-State Tournament at the...
Texarkana will be looking for a turnaround in second half play of the Texas Collegiate League.
Victoria's perfect record (6-0) against the Texarkana Twins was in jeopardy Sunday at George Dobson Field.
There's no place like home for the Texarkana Twins.
Byron Williams may have fudged a bit on his height when he played in the NFL, Canadian Football League and...
It's obvious the Texarkana Twins are improving.
Even football coaches can draw plays on the blackboard that don't go as planned.
Seventeen-year-old Ethan Eppinette is hoping he's adding icing to the cake.
Go figure Wednesday's Texas Collegiate League baseball game at George Dobson Field.
Dane Peavy's Red River Credit Union Razorbacks are still reaping rewards from winning the American Legion World Series last summer.
They may have to add another flight to the Four States Invitational 4-Ball if Garrett May and Grayson Jones return...
Oral Roberts University golfer Grayson Jones felt like he had finally contributed to his team's success in the Four States...
Grayson Jones ignited a firestorm Friday at Texarkana Country Club with back-to-back birdies in the annual Four States Invitational 4-Ball.
Don't make the mistake of judging the Texarkana Twins by their first two games this summer.
LONGVIEW, Texas—No tears of joy could be seen from James Bowie's baseball players Saturday at Longview High School's Lobo Field.
LONGVIEW, Texas—James Bowie's bats woke up a little late Thursday at Longview High School's Lobo Field.