TVCC Game Day

20140830_181602As I write this we are just 20 minutes away from kickoff of the No. 4 TVCC Cardinals opening up their season at home against the No. 13 Tyler Junior College Apaches.

It is a home game against a fierce rival and a conference game. Do you need anything else to get you excited?

Well how about this: Today also marks the TVCC debut of Devonte Fields, the defensive end who expected to play for TCU this year and was named the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year. This is a guy with serious NFL prospects.

I’ll be reporting from the sidelines on Twitter @hctxnow … and I will be reporting scores by quarter on Facebook at Henderson County Now and Weinstein Law.

9 and Oh Yeah!


File photo.

Compiled from @TVCCsports tweets

The Lady Card VB team defeated Pratt 3-0 Saturday afternoon to stay unbeaten on the year at 9-0.

The 9-0 start is the best in the 5-year history of the Lady Card VB program.

The Lady Cards won 25-17, 25-12, 25-12   in their final game of the Seminole State tournament.

They open conference play Wednesday at Navarro. Game time is 7 p.m.

NJCAA Vacates TVCC 2013 Football Wins; Basketball Violation Self-Reported

TVCC LogoBy Michael V. Hannigan

Trinity Valley Community College announced Friday that the NJCAA has effectively erased the 2013 Cardinal football season in response to a self-reported eligibility violation.

The announcement came just one day before the Cards are scheduled to open their 2014 campaign against Tyler Junior College at Bruce Field.

The announcement, posted on the college website, reads:

In response to a self-reported player eligibility issue, the National Junior College Athletic Association has notified Trinity Valley Community College the football team must vacate all wins from the 2013 season. An appeal of the NJCAA ruling is being planned.

The Cardinals went 10-2 and claimed SWJCFC, regional and bowl championships in 2013. Per the NJCAA ruling, the college will vacate the bowl championship. The NJCAA does not have jurisdiction over conference/regional issues.

A TVCC spokesman declined to comment further on the issue at this time. Continue reading

Good First Week For TVCC


By Jason Larson/TVCC Public Information

The packed parking lots and the crowded corridors can only mean one thing – classes are back in session at Trinity Valley Community College.

The Fall 2014 semester got off to a great start on Monday, with a little more than 3,200 students beginning classes on the Athens campus either on-site or via the Internet. The TVCC Terrell campus saw just under 2,100 students enroll, around 1,100 signed up in Palestine and the Health Science Center in Kaufman welcomed around 400 students.

“TVCC is looking forward to another great year.  We welcome the new faculty and staff that have started with the new academic year,” said TVCC President Dr. Glendon Forgey, who is in his seventh year at the college. “The Athens campus students will see some changes, the most notable being a remodeling of the cafeteria with many more food selections. The Student Engagement area has many new activities planned to get students involved, as well.” Continue reading

TVCC Cardettes Introduce 54th Line

8-27-14 54th Cardette line announced

By Jayson Larson/TVCC Public Information

The 54th line of the Trinity Valley Community College Cardettes was introduced before a packed house in the Student Union Ballroom on the Athens campus earlier this month.

The Cardettes, 38 dancers and four escorts strong this season, will make their debut this Saturday during halftime of the TVCC football game against Tyler Junior College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Bruce Field in Athens.

“This is a very talented group with a unique spark about them,” TVCC Cardette director Darla Mansfield said. “They are ready to raise the bar for the entire organization.” Continue reading

‘The Nest’ debuts at TVCC

DSC_9766Jayson Larson/TVCC Public Information Officer

Let’s be honest – college cafeteria food doesn’t have the greatest reputation. But a major summer renovation is about to change all of that at Trinity Valley Community College.

When students returned to classes for the Fall 2014 semester this week, many discovered the cafeteria had been replaced with a much-improved dining experience. The renovated cafeteria has been rebranded as “The Nest,” providing the campus with upgrades in food quality, variety, service, facilities and retail offerings.

The changes were set into motion when the current campus dining contract expired on May 31. A comprehensive college committee consisting of faculty, staff and students was selected to set specifications for the next service provider. That committee scored proposals from four companies based on factors including the quality of meal program options and overall improvements. Continue reading

Students Get Back to Work at TVCC

Arturo Barrios -- AthensArturo Barrios of Athens, right, gets a book from Malcolm Quattlebaum at the Cardinal Bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2014 semester at Trinity Valley Community College on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, TVCC’s Student Life department will throw a Plaza Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of Welcome Week activities to officially welcome back students.

Lady Cardinal Volleyball Team Opens Fifth Season

Coach Tosha Spain

Coach Tosha Spain

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Friday marks the start of the fifth season of volleyball at Trinity Valley Community College.
The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to play in the two-day Brookhaven College Tournament in Farmers Branch.

Friday, they are scheduled to play Frank Phillips at 9 a.m. and Richland College at 2 p.m. Saturday, they take on Hill College at 11:30 a.m. and will play again at either 2 or4:30 p.m.

Coach Tosha Spain’s squad is coming off the best season in school history. The Lady Cardinals went 21-15, achieved their first-ever national ranking, qualified for the regional tournament for a second straight year and posted their first-ever postseason win. Continue reading

217 Gradaute from TVCC

Tre’ Prosper of Athens hugs TVCC Director of International Students Cortney Curran during commencement ceremonies held Aug. 15.

Tre’ Prosper of Athens hugs TVCC Director of International Students Cortney Curran during commencement ceremonies held Aug. 15.

Trinity Valley Community College put the wraps on the Summer of 2014 with a commencement ceremony in which 217 students graduated.

The ceremony was held Friday, Aug. 15, at Cardinal Gym on the Athens campus. Four students were recognized for graduating with highest honors – meaning they finished with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Those students were Judith R. Durham; Denise L. Hobbs; Viktoria D. Tabeleva; and Nelly Pedroza. Continue reading