East Texas continues to be well-represented as high school basketball playoffs continue.  Girls' basketball teams are now moving into their regional semi-final matchups while the boys' basketball teams are moving in the area portion of their playoffs.

The Zavalla Lady Eagles, coming off a thrilling 7-point overtime victory in their last game, will be heading to the Austin area to play in the regional tournament there.  Meanwhile, Douglass and Tenaha are travelling to Athens for their region's 2A tournament, while Central Heights is heading to Waco to play in the 3A regional tournament.

Here's a look at the area playoff schedules for the girls:

  • Zavalla vs Fayetteville, Friday, February 25, 8 pm at Del Valle High School - winner will play the winner of the Neches/McMullen game for the regional championship
  • Douglass vs La Poyner, Friday, February 25, 8 pm at Athens High School - winner will play the winner of the Tenaha/Martins Mill game for the regional championship
  • Tenaha vs Martins Mill, Friday, February 25, 6 pm at Athens High School
  • Central Heights vs Malakoff, Friday, February 25, 7:30 pm at Waco Midway High School - winner will play the winner of the Fairfield/Hitchcock game for the regional championship

Here's the Deep East Texas playoff schedule for the boys:

  • Chireno vs Avalon, Friday, February 25, 7 pm at Slocum High School
  • Wells vs Hubbard, Friday, February 25, 7:30 pm at Buffalo High School
  • Grapeland vs Crawford, Friday, February 25, 6 pm at Buffalo High School
  • Big Sandy vs Union Grove, Friday, February 25, 6:30 pm at Woden High School
  • Timpson vs Garrison, Friday, February 25, 7 pm at Panola College in Carthage
  • Douglass-50 vs Tenaha-58, Thursday, February 24, 6:30 pm at Hudson High School...Tenaha advances
  • Beckville vs Shelbyville, Friday, February 25, 7 pm at Gary High School
  • Hitchcock-65 vs Central Heights-43, Thursday, February 24, 7 pm at Cleveland High School, Hitchcock advances
  • Lorena vs Crockett, Friday, February 25, 7:30 pm at Leon Jewett High School
  • Buna vs Coldspring, Friday, February 25, 7 pm at Lee College in Baytown
  • Diboll vs Tarkington, Friday, February 25, 6:30 pm at Livingston High School
  • Center vs Manor New Tech, Friday, February 25, 6:30 pm at Madisonville High School
  • Lufkin vs Forney, Friday, February 25, 7 pm at Tyler Legacy High School

7 Weird Texas Laws That Actually Exist

There are plenty of lists of 'crazy Texas laws' that you can find online. Unfortunately, a lot of those 'laws' don't actually exist, or they were appealed a long time ago. However, there are plenty of laws that do actually exist and seem pretty silly. Some of them are very self-explanatory, while others are oddly specific. These are a few weird Texas laws that actually exist.