Lee's Football Team Honored In Austin - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

3/1/05-Austin

Lee's Football Team Honored In Austin

The Texas Senate took time out today to pass house committee resolution 21, "congratulating the Red Raiders football team of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler on winning the state Class 5A Division I football championship". The Red Raiders were in Austin for the announcement. HCR21 was authored by state representative Leo Berman and sponsored by State Senator Kevin Eltife, who addressed the Senate this afternoon.

"Those of us in Tyler waited over 40 years for Robert E. Lee High to win a state championship," Eltife told the Senate. "And I'm here to tell you something. We are as proud of these young men off the field as we are on the field. The way they have displayed their character and integrity in our community has really inspired all of us, and so we are proud to have them here today in the south gallery."

The Red Raiders were treated to lunch in Austin and were given a tour of the University of Texas facilities.

Kevin Berns reporting.
kberns@kltv.com

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • UT-Tyler softball; TJC baseball sweep respective series

    UT-Tyler softball; TJC baseball sweep respective series

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-03-27 04:23:32 GMT
    UT-Tyler softball sweeps UT-Dallas.UT-Tyler softball sweeps UT-Dallas.

    UT Tyler head coach Mike Reed is one win away from the 600-win milestone in his career after the No. 2-ranked Patriots rolled to a 7-3 win over No. 16 UT Dallas on Sunday to complete an American Southwest Conference sweep at Suddenlink Field.

    More >>

    UT Tyler head coach Mike Reed is one win away from the 600-win milestone in his career after the No. 2-ranked Patriots rolled to a 7-3 win over No. 16 UT Dallas on Sunday to complete an American Southwest Conference sweep at Suddenlink Field.

    More >>
  • William, Mississippi State women earn 1st Final Four berth

    William, Mississippi State women earn 1st Final Four berth

    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-03-27 03:42:13 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-03-27 03:42:13 GMT
    Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime to reach the Final Four for the first time.More >>
    Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime to reach the Final Four for the first time.More >>
  • Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

    Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:22:24 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:22:24 GMT
    Dustin Johnson became the first player to sweep the World Golf Championships with a dominant week that included more drama that he needed in the Dell Technologies Match Play.More >>
    Dustin Johnson became the first player to sweep the World Golf Championships with a dominant week that included more drama that he needed in the Dell Technologies Match Play.More >>
Powered by Frankly