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Local businessman, wife announce purchase of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM in Waxahachie

KBEC report The longest-running, independently-owned radio station in Texas will change hands this week, as the sale of KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM has cleared all hurdles and neared the signature finish line. Jon Garrett, a longtime Waxahachie resident and successful under-40 businessman, is set to finalize paperwork Thursday and take ownership of the station …

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2022-24 UIL Realignment: Ellis County high schools land in new districts

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports ….and we wait no more! The UIL released the new fall and winter sports districts for high school athletics at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Scroll down to see where your program landed! Congratulations are in order for the Italy Lady Gladiator volleyball …

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Legendary Ennis quarterback Graham Harrell named OC at West Virginia

SPECIAL to KBEC Sports MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the hiring of Graham Harrell as the Mountaineers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Brown also announced additional changes to the offensive staff that will include Gerad Parker as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, and Chad Scott, the run …

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UIL announces conference cutoff numbers: Midlothian Heritage to 5A, several others see district shakeup

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports One Ellis County high school jumped classifications, while several narrowly missed the same fate or watched districts dissolve following the UIL releasing conference cutoff numbers. The UIL released the cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the biannual 2022-24 reclassification and realignment on …

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Area Championships: 5 Ellis County programs battle in 2nd round of football playoffs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Five of the nine Ellis County high school football programs escaped their respective bi-district championships to qualify for the area round of the Texas high school playoffs. The county began the playoffs by being represented across all six classifications, though only four remain. …

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8 local products to suit up for SAGU football in program’s third Victory Bowl appearance

KBEC Sports report For the third time in program history, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University football team will appear in the NCCAA Victory Bowl.  There will also be eight student-athletes from seven Ellis County high school programs taking the field for the Lions Saturday at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium …

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Bi-District championships: 9 Ellis County football programs begin playoff run

Nine Ellis County high school football programs escaped their respective districts to qualify for the bi-district championship. The county is represented across all six classifications Previews, score predictions, stats, standout players and recaps will be added throughout the weekend. All computer projections are compiled by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. As always, …

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