Adam Mayfield

Adam Mayfield is seen in a publicity shot from Hallmark Channel promoting his starring role in "Matchmaker Santa" in 2012. 

On this week in 2009, Adam Mayfield, who grew up in Texarkana before his family moved to Houston, began playing Scott Chandler on the daytime drama “All My Children.”

He played the part in more than 100 episodes through October 2010.

Mayfield also has had roles on "Days of Our Lives" and has starred in Hallmark Channel movies including "Matchmaker Santa."

In the Spotlight

-- 2014: MercyMe, a group once based in Greenville, has the No. 6 hit on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart with “Shake.”

-- 2014: Terrell native Jamie Foxx appears on “Made in Hollywood.”

-- 2013: Alan Tudyk, who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, appears in “42,” a movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson.

-- 2008: As a contestant on “American Idol,” Jason Castro, of Rowlett, appears on “Live! With Kelly.”

-- 1998: Journalist Bill Moyers, who grew up in Marshall, hosts the news special “The Power of the Spirit.”

-- 1986: Palestine native Gene Watson’s “Carmen” peaks at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 

-- 1982: Longview native Forest Whitaker appears in a guest role on “Making the Grade.”

-- 1978: Tyler native Johnny Gimble wins Fiddle Player of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

-- 1976: Tyler native Sandy Duncan is a celebrity panelist on “Hollywood Squares.”

-- 1969: “Come on Home and Sing the Blues to Daddy” by Cherokee County native Bob Luman, peaks at No. 24 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

-- 1961: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin has a guest role on “Peter Loves Mary.”

-- 1959: At the Tony Awards, “Epitaph for George Dillon,” a play produced by Texarkana native Joshua Logan, is a nominee for Best Play.

-- 1947: Posey native Eddie Dean stars in “West to Glory.”

-- 1943: Panola County native Tex Ritter stars in “Cheyenne Roundup.”

-- 1930: Marshall native Henry Roquemore appears in “Beyond the Rio Grande.”

-- 1925: Texarkana native Corinne Griffith stars in the silent film “Declasse.”

Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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